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Science 5th Grade. Testing, CMT, Curriculum Materials Plan for Materials: K-6, 7-8 3 kits per year K-4, specialized kits grade 5 GEMS Embedded Tasks Catch It Administrative (Time, Data, Personnel) Monitoring of Instruction. Science Testing (K-8). - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • Science 5th Grade

    Testing, CMT, Curriculum Materials Plan for Materials: K-6, 7-83 kits per year K-4, specialized kits grade 5 GEMSEmbedded Tasks Catch ItAdministrative (Time, Data, Personnel)Monitoring of Instruction

  • Science Testing (K-8)

  • SCIENCE 2009 CMT

    NHPS: 2008 CMT 5th grade 54% prof, 21% goal, 8th grade 45% prof, 25% goal . Good job, but room for growth!5th grade CMT: includes content from K-5, 8th grade CMT includes content from 6-8.CMT multiple choice (conceptual not vocab) and writing, half inquiry skills (include math measurement strands), based on embedded tasksK-6 winter kits (Dec-Mar) still need to be done, science 100-150 min/week.7th/8th grade science every day.Special ELL strategies as appropriateEVERYTHING available at

  • CMT Science AT-A-GLANCEFirst administration March 2008Not currently part of AYP; on the horizon?Cumulative knowledge & inquiry skills Elementary science assessed at Gr. 5Middle school science assessed at Gr. 8No science CMT in Grades 3,4,6 or 7Science CMT Format posted at

  • 5th Grade Science CMT PlanSep-Nov: Sound Unit Materials delivered, one to each of 65 classrooms, Teachers instruct Sound UnitDec: 2 GEMS kits on light delivered, one to each classroom: Color Analyzers, More Than Magnifiers in one kitDec-Jan: Teachers instruct Light UnitsJan 14: Half Day PD for fifth rep on units, inquiry, test prepJan-Feb: Teachers instruct Earth, Moon unitFeb: Full Court Press Science Practice: Sample inquiry labs, test questions, vocab to go over with students, monitor 100 min/week time, inquiry skillsCurriculum/Assessment Includes Inquiry Skills Tasks, PracticeLate Feb: Teachers instruct Senses Unit, Do Catch It! Embedded Task (ruler) to review inquiry right before CMTMarch 6: Grade 5 Science CMT

  • 8th Grade Science CMT PlanCurriculum and District CMT like Assessments include Inquiry Skills Tasks, Practice, experimentation CMT like writing promptsSep-Nov 8th grade science includes bridges, motionNov: Q1 assessment, includes inquiry/experimentation CMT like writing promptsNov-Jan motion, earth/moon, earth science, inquiry labsJan 30 Q2 district assessmentFeb: Earth Science topicsLate Feb: Full Court Press Science Practice: Sample inquiry labs, test questions, vocab/rubrics to go over with students, monitor 5 per/week time, inquiry skills/discussion most important.March 6: Grade 8 Science CMT-----------------------NOTE: Science Fair should help with inquiry skills!

  • Science Testing (K-8)CMT Science Grade 5 Mar 08Covers K-5 topicsHalf on Skills, Embedded TasksAssessments part of curriculumPractice for Grade 5 in Feb

  • Science Testing (K-8)CMT Science Grade 8 Mar 08Covers 6-8 topicsHalf on Skills, Embedded TasksAssessments part of curriculumQuarterly Assessments 7-8 CMT likePractice for Grade 8 in Feb

  • CMT Science Question TypesMultiple choice and short written responses Types of knowledge assessed: basic factual knowledgeconceptual understandingapplication of knowledge & skillsNo hands-on task on the testing dayINQUIRY is partially assessed by questions related to curriculum-embedded task contexts

  • Elementary Science Knowledge & Skills TestedElementary Science CMT administered at Gr. 557% Science Knowledge, 43% Inquiry:B.1 to B.25 Framework Expected Performances (21 items)BINQ 1 to BINQ 10 Framework Inquiry Performances (18 items)3 to 6 of these are related to curriculum-embedded tasks3 short written response items assess CONTENT39 questions; 42 points; single 65-minute session

  • Middle School Science Knowledge & Skills TestedMiddle School Science CMT administered at Gr. 859% Knowledge, 41% Inquiry:C.1 to C.30 Framework Expected Performances (30 items)CINQ 1 to CINQ 10 Framework Inquiry Performances (18 items)3 short written response items assess INQUIRY in context of curriculum-embedded performance tasks48 questions; 51 points; single 70-minute session

  • Curriculum

  • Strengthening Your Schools Science ProgramWHAT STUDENTS LEARN IS GREATLY INFLUENCED BY HOW THEY ARE TAUGHTNational Science Education Standards

  • From CSDE: Administrators Perspective: Elements of a Science Program

    District curriculum aligned with Framework- Four 6-8 week learning units for each gradeInstructional materials that support teaching & learning of content and inquiryUnit-specific professional development in science content and pedagogyTIME for doing science INTEGRATING reading, writing, speaking, measuring, estimating & data analysis skillsBudget & system for ordering & maintaining suppliesCommunity support

  • Science CT State Bd Ed Position Statement adopted Sep 2008Ensure that the instructional focus for science is comparable to that provided for language arts and mathematics, and that teachers are able to integrate literacy and numeracy instruction within the context of students science learning experiences.

    Provide students with multiple opportunities every week to experience inquiry investigations that develop students abilities to question, explore, observe, gather simple data, create graphs, draw conclusions based on the data and build their understanding of natural phenomena.

  • Time?-must be specifically scheduled in the day.NHPS reports in their SSPs 80 hours per year for elementary students. Minimum scheduled science time is expected to be >100 minutes per week for grades K-4, (2 50 min periods better than 4 20 min periods)>135 minutes per week for grades 5-6, and > 200 minutes per week for grades 7-8.

    for every studentThis is now part of our district guidelines and Tier II Plan and monitored!

  • Time K-6time focused on the skills and concept standards -includes application of literacy short non fiction, writing of open ended responses, and math application skills. -centered around inquiry based investigations. (STC Kits have great teacher manuals!)-Every classroom teacher K-6 should take responsibility for planning and implementing science instruction.

  • CURRICULUM - Framework

    Content Standards = CURRICULUM guidelinesExpected Performances = CMT guidelinesTeach more than is tested3 major concepts per year + STS applicationConceptual connections within the gradeLearning progressions across grades (Matrix)Balance knowing Science & Doing Science

  • Overall Pacing Guide

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  • Science Curriculum Overview: Vision Science is for All Students Science Literacy Active Learning Teachers Facilitators

  • Science Curriculum Overview Instruction Philosophy

    Learning CYCLE (5 Es)

    Key Research Based Strategies

    Assessment Philosophy

  • INSTRUCTIONInstructional materials that balance process skills and concept understanding Commercial programs that support inquiryNonfiction reading enhances first-hand experiences: teaching literacy skills using science as the hook Mathematics teaching, reinforcing, extending Framework skills using science as the real world application.

  • Science Curriculum Overview: Format Pacing Guide per grade PLUS Unit Goals, Power Standards, CT Performance Expectations

    Essential Concepts/Skills, CT Grade Level Expectations

    Misconceptions, Essential Vocabulary

  • Science Curriculum Overview: FormatOutline of Learning Activities (downloadable)

    Suggested, Essential, Required Activities

    Significant Tasks

    State Required Embedded Tasks

    Reading for Information

    Resources (Reading and more), Links

  • Science Curriculum Standards Guide

  • Science Standards

  • Grades 6-8 Core Scientific Inquiry, Literacy and NumeracyHow is scientific knowledge created and communicated?

    C INQ.1Identify questions that can be answered through scientific investigation. C INQ.2Read, interpret and examine the credibility of scientific claims in different sources of information. C INQ.3Design and conduct appropriate types of scientific investigations to answer different questions. C INQ.4Identify independent and dependent variables, and those variables that are kept constant, when designing an experiment. C INQ.5Use appropriate tools and techniques to make observations and gather data. C INQ.6Use mathematical operations to analyze and interpret data. C INQ.7Identify and present relationships between variables in appropriate graphs. C INQ.8Draw conclusions and identify sources of error. C INQ.9Provide explanations to investigated problems or questions. C INQ.10 Communicate about science in different formats, using relevant science vocabulary, supporting evidence and clear logic.

  • Science Standards

  • Grade Level ExpectationsAugust 2007 version, now called Grade Level Concepts sequenced unwrapped conceptsOctober 2008 version, Grade Level Expectations, student objectives

  • Practice with contentFind the SOUND Content Standards 5.1a, Performance Expectations B17,B18 (on CMT)Which grade level expectations, grade level concepts align with what will be tested for SOUND? What experiences have the students had?

  • Materials (K-8)Science Resource Center:2-3 Kits per year, rotation to come next weekSome units from school budgetSharing kits necessary

  • Materials (K-8)* Kit Rotation for K-4, 6 most 2 per year, some have a winter kit (see rotation)Title I Schools received some 6-8 kits in June, others in JanMaterials/text recommendations sent in MayBasic measuring tools should be in classrooms

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