HIGH SCHOOL CIA MONDAY, MAR 24, 2008

 

1)Quarterly Assessments: Due back (on my desk) by Fri Apr 11th.

         Please go over rubrics with students as well.

2) Summer PD opportunities:

3)

         CT State High School Reform

High School Reform Plan

http://www.sde.ct.gov/sde/lib/sde/pdf/commish/comp_plan06-11.pdf

 

Summary of the Ad Hoc Committee’s Proposal for Secondary School Reform 

 http://www.sde.ct.gov/sde/lib/sde/word_docs/commish/SummaryofAdHocCmte_12_07_07.doc

 

Secondary School Reform [PPT] January Update

 http://www.sde.ct.gov/sde/lib/sde/powerpointpresentations/Commish/SecSchReformPPTMaster.ppt 

 

High School Reform Q&A

  http://www.sde.ct.gov/sde/lib/sde/pdf/commish/CTHighReformQandA_Jan10.pdf

 

         Key ideas:

                           Workers needed from urban centers

                           High School needs to be 21st century

                           Science/Math expanded

 

         Changes:

                           3 years of science (most already do this).. Chemistry.

                           1 Bio, 1 “Physical”, 1 Chemistry

                           Alg I, II for all

                           End of course tests, CAPT goes away.

                           State writes model curriculum for the three courses.

                           End of course performance tasks for others.

                           Tests/Senior project a REQUIREMENT for graduation.

 

         Richard’s feedback at two meetings so far:

        

                           Include urban districts in planning, writing.

                           Chemistry for all should be goal.

                           2004 frameworks abandoned not good.. the ninth grade course has important social issues, environmental, earth science.

                           Outline looks like standard college track from 30 years ago.. where are 21st century topics? Interdisciplinary, environmental, technology.

                           Tests should continue to include half inquiry skills.

                           Curriculum/tests need to be done with educators (not just science profs), and be really careful to be 21st century.

                           Requires money for labs, texts, equipment, teachers.

                           Requires training of current teachers, and help to train/hire new teachers. Science background not enough.


SCHOOL

 

 

WHAT DOES THE COURSE SEQUENCE AT YOUR SCHOOL LOOK LIKE NOW?

 

 

What percentage of students are in each course at each level?

 

 

INT PHY/CHEM BIO            CHEM                PHYSIC

 

                                                               ANATOMY/PHYS

 

                                                               ADVANCED BIO

 

                                                               ADVANCED CHEM

 

                                                               ENVIRONMENTAL

 

                                                               ELECTIVES

 

                                                               AP BIO, CHEM, PHYS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHAT  WOULD CHANGE?

 

 

 

 

 

WHAT DO YOU THINK IT SHOULD BE?