Richard Therrien

 

K-12 Science Supervisor

New Haven Schools

54 Meadow Street, 3rd Floor

New Haven, CT 06519

 

Phone: 203-946-7933

 

Fax:    203-946-8664

 

richard.therrien@new-haven.k12.ct.us

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Haven Public Schools

 

TO: MIDDLE SCHOOL CIA         

FROM:      Richard Therrien

DATE:       Mar 19, 2007

RE:   Middle SCHOOL CIA AGENDA

 

1) Discuss Q3 Assessments concerns. Timeline

 

2) Overall lesson expectations: Learning Objectives, Written Plan, Thinking/Group/Writing Activities, geared towards INQs, and standards

 

3) Sample "Experimentation Skills" Lesson

 

4) Group Work:

1) Discuss Q2 assessment results, come up with some why’s

2) Examples of open ended questions based on experimentation:

    Group come up with several writing strategies

Group 1: 2:25 p.m.

Group 2: 3:15 p.m.

Group 3: 3:45 p.m.

Urban Youth

Brennan/Rogers

Betsy Ross

Nathan Hale

Clemente

Conte/West Hills

Celentano

Edgewood

Fair Haven

East Rock

Hill Central

Jepson

Wexler/Grant

Hooker

King/Robinson

 

Martinez

Microsociety

 

Ross/Woodward

Sheridan

 

Truman

Troup

 

 

 

Thank you.

 

 

Richard Therrien

 

Cc:   

        



 

OPEN ENDED SCIENCE QUESTIONS:

            Requires student to apply and explain a science concept.

            Has more than one aspect to a correct answer, or more than one correct answer.

            Requires higher order thinking, and relevant prior knowledge to answer completely.

 

EXPLANATION OF SCORING FOR SCIENCE OPEN ENDED ITEMS (for  short answer exam questions)

      Each score category contains a range of student responses which reflect the descriptions given below:

 

SCORE 3

 

      This response is an excellent answer to the question. It is correct, complete, and appropriate and contains elaboration, extension, and/or evidence of higher-order thinking and relevant prior knowledge. There is no evidence of misconceptions. Minor errors will not necessarily lower the score.

 

SCORE 2

 

      This response is a proficient answer to the question. It is generally correct, complete, and appropriate although minor inaccuracies may appear. There may be limited evidence of elaboration, extension, higher-order thinking, and relevant prior knowledge, or there may be significant evidence of these traits but other flaws (e.g., inaccuracies, omissions, and inappropriateness) may be more than minor.

 

SCORE 1

 

      This response is a marginal answer to the question. While it may contain some elements of a proficient response, it is inaccurate, incomplete, and/or inappropriate. There is little if any evidence of elaboration, extension, higher-order thinking or relevant prior knowledge. There may be evidence of significant misconceptions.

 

SCORE 0

 

            The response, although may be on topic, is an unsatisfactory answer to the question. It may fail to address the question, or it may address the question in a very limited way. There may be no evidence of elaboration, extension, higher-order thinking, or relevant prior knowledge. There may be evidence of serious misconceptions


IDEAS/SUGGESTIONS TO TEACH OPEN ENDED WRITING EXPERIMENTATION QUESTIONS FROM CIA GROUP DISCUSSION:

 

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SCIENCE G

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Level - Q1

 

Level-Q2

 

Proficiency

 

Grade 7

Prof plus

Goal

Prof Plus

Goal

Increase

Grade 7

District

12%

3%

33%

16%

21%

District

Betsy Ross

1%

0%

19%

3%

18%

Betsy Ross

Brennan

NA

NA

NA

NA

 

Brennan

Celentano

0%

0%

6%

0%

6%

Celentano

Clemente

2%

0%

7%

0%

5%

Clemente

Conte-West

50%

15%

82%

62%

32%

Conte-West

East Rock

5%

1%

12%

0%

7%

East Rock

Edgewood

50%

28%

49%

30%

-1%

Edgewood

Fair Haven

1%

1%

15%

6%

14%

Fair Haven

Hale

33%

8%

92%

55%

59%

Hale

Hill Central

16%

3%

17%

6%

1%

Hill Central

Hooker

6%

0%

28%

3%

22%

Hooker

Jepson

14%

0%

14%

0%

0%

Jepson

King-Rob

0%

0%

32%

0%

32%

King-Rob

Lincoln/Bass

NA

NA

69%

11%

 

Lincoln/Bass

Martinez

2%

0%

0%

0%

-2%

Martinez

McCabe

NA

NA

NA

NA

 

McCabe

Micro-Socie

23%

0%

15%

0%

-8%

Micro-Socie

Ross/Wood

NA

0%

6%

0%

 

Ross/Wood

Sheridan

14%

0%

91%

60%

77%

Sheridan

Troup

7%

0%

46%

22%

39%

Troup

Truman

NA

NA

NA

NA

 

Truman

Urban Youth

NA

NA

0%

0%

 

Urban Youth

Wexler-G

0%

0%

4%

0%

4%

Wexler-Gra

 

 Level - Q1

 

Level-Q2

 

Proficiency

 

Grade 8

Prof plus

Goal

ProfPlus

Goal

Increase

Grade 8

District

23%

7%

38%

18%

15%

District

Betsy Ross

20%

5%

24%

8%

4%

Betsy Ross

Brennan

NA

NA

NA

NA

 

Brennan

Celentano

3%

0%

2%

2%

-1%

Celentano

Clemente

0%

0%

4%

0%

4%

Clemente

Conte-West

68%

23%

84%

54%

16%

Conte-West

East Rock

10%

1%

6%

0%

-4%

East Rock

Edgewood

60%

38%

70%

32%

10%

Edgewood

Fair Haven

15%

1%

48%

17%

33%

Fair Haven

Hale

42%

19%

84%

58%

42%

Hale

Hill Central

36%

15%

25%

6%

-11%

Hill Central

Hooker

16%

3%

33%

20%

17%

Hooker

Jepson

34%

17%

40%

11%

6%

Jepson

King-Robi

11%

0%

12%

3%

1%

King-Robi

Lincoln/Bass

NA

NA

NA

NA

 

Lincoln/Bass

Martinez

4%

0%

0%

0%

-4%

Martinez

Micro-Society

34%

6%

0%

0%

-34%

Micro-Society

PMcCabe

0%

0%

25%

10%

25%

PMcCabe

Ross/Wood

NA

NA

17%

0%

 

Ross/Wood

Sheridan

25%

4%

40%

14%

15%

Sheridan

Troup

12%

2%

57%

24%

45%

Troup

Truman

NA

0%

NA

NA

 

Truman

Urban Youth

NA

0%

0%

0%

 

Urban Youth

Wexler-Gr

0%

0%

6%

0%

6%

Wexler-Gra