GEE 21 LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
GEE 21 Graduation Exit Examination 21st century GEE 21
GEE 21Content • Correlated with Academic Standards and Benchmarks • Based on Foundation Skills What students should know and be able to do
FOUNDATION SKILLS • Communication • Problem Solving • Resource Access and Utilization • Linking and Generating Knowledge • Citizenship
CHANGESGEE21 • Longer and more rigorous • Application of knowledge, not just recall of facts • Varied item types multiple choice, short-answer, constructed response, and essay • Math items in problem- solving context • Longer reading passages
Present GEE Pass or Fail GEE 21 Achievement Levels Advanced Proficient Basic Approaching Basic Unsatisfactory CHANGESGEE 21
Components2001 • English Language Arts • Mathematics
ELAAssessments DAY ONEMinutes • Writing 90 • Using Information Resources40 DAY TWO • Reading and Responding 90 • Proofreading 30 • Questionnaire15
Session 1Written Composition Writing prompt • expository • persuasive
Session 2 Information Resources • Reference sources Examples: • encyclopedia articles • parts of books • maps and charts • multiple choice and short answer items
Session 3Reading and Responding • FICTION • NONFICTION • POETRY Multiple choice short answer constructed response
Session 4Proofreading MULTIPLE CHOICE Short text: letter, narrative, editorial, expository piece 8 underlined parts with errors or no errors grammar usage capitalization punctuation spelling multiple-choice
MATHEMATICSAssessment Numbers and Number Relations 10% Algebra 15% Measurement 15% Geometry 20% Data Analysis,Probability and Discrete Math 20% Patterns, Relations, and Functions 20%
MATHEMATICSAssessment TEST DESIGN: Part A: Multiple choice Session 1: 30 items without calculator Session 2: 30 items calculators allowed Part B: Session 3: 4 constructed-response items TEST TIME: 3 HOURS
MATHEMATICSItem Characteristics Multiple Choice • Practical, problem-solving context • Four response options • Numerical responses shown in ascending or descending order
MATHEMATICSTest Design • Four constructed-response items • Application of multiple skills • Student responses • answer numerically • construct chart/graph • explain reasoning
Calculators • Scientific calculators recommended • Regularly used by students • Calculators used for Sessions 2 and 3
SCIENCEStrands • Science as Inquiry • Physical Science • Life Science • Earth and Space Science • Science and the Environment
SCIENCE: Session 1Multiple Choice 40 multiple-choice items • 8 questions Science as Inquiry • 10 questions Physical Science • 10 questions Life Science • 6 questions Earth and Space Science • 6 questions Science and the Environment
SCIENCE: Session 2Short Answers 4 short-answer items • Physical Science 1 question • Life Science 1 question • Earth and Space Science 1 question • Science and the Environment 1 question
SCIENCE: Session 3Comprehensive Task Students read a written scenario describing a manipulated task, and then respond to questions about the task.
SOCIAL STUDIESStrands Geography Civics Economics History
SOCIAL STUDIES Assessment TEST DESIGN • PART A: 60 multiple-choice items x items taken from 4 strands • PART B: 4 constructed response items x each item keyed to 1 of 4 strands x one short essay response
History Assessment LEAP 21 (Grade 8) • U.S. History: up to 1877 • World History: up to 1450 GEE 21 (Grade 11) • U.S. History: 1870s to present • World History: 20th century
Assessing World HistoryGEE 21 • Only 20th century world history is assessed on GEE 21. • Benchmarks for Eras 8 and 9 are to be covered in the American history course.
World History Course • Elective Course • Curriculum covers from 1450 to present • GEE 21 assesses 20th century world history
SCORING GEE 21 • Scanned Multiple Choice • Hand Scored • Short Answer • Extended Response • Composition
What is a rubric? • A rubric is a descriptive measurement for defining what a learner should know and be able to do. RUBRIC
Rubric:A Scoring Guide A rubric • is an inventory of what will be assessed. • articulates the gradations of quality for each criterion from excellent to poor. • connects the assessment to actual student understanding and performance.
GEE 21Item Scores • Multiple Choice 1 point • Short Answer 2 points • Essay 4 points • Constructed Response 4 points • Written Composition 12 points
Scoring Extended Responses 4 Points • demonstrates in-depth understanding • completes task accurately and communicates effectively • offers insightful interpretations or extensions • uses sophisticated reasoning or efficient procedures
Scoring Extended Responses 3 Points • Completes important aspects of task and communicates clearly • demonstrates understanding of major concepts • may contain minor flaws in logic and reasoning
ScoringExtended Responses 2 Points • Completes some parts of the task successfully • Demonstrates gaps in the conceptual understanding
ScoringExtended Responses 1 point • completes only a small portion of tasks and/or shows minimal understanding 0 points • incorrect, irrelevant, too brief, or blank
Advanced Proficient Basic Approaching Basic Superior Performance Competency Fundamental knowledge and skills Partially demonstrated fundamental achievement Achievement Levels
Achievement Levels • Unsatisfactory: Students at this level have not demonstrated the fundamental knowledge and skills needed to earn a diploma. • THESE STUDENTS WILL NOT PASS GEE 21.
Test Item Selection • Assessment writers develop items. • Panel of LA educators reviews, revises or rejects items. • Bias Committee reviews to approve or reject.
Item Tryoutsand Field Tests • Item tryouts X small statewide samples X 50 students • Field test X larger statewide samples X 1500 students
Item Bank Selection • Committee of Educators meets again, reviews data, makes necessary changes. • Bias Committee meets again, reviews data, makes necessary changes. • Test forms are designed.
PREPARING FOR GEE 21 • Content standards are the basis of instruction. • Local curricula are developed from benchmarks. • Classroom assessment follows LEAP 21 model.
Teachers’ Guides • Assessment Framework provided • Benchmarks correlated with assessments • Content parameters established • Test formats detailed • Scoring explained • Sample test items included
GEE 21 Classrooms Standards-based education • Foundation skills • Benchmarks • Content Parameters
GEE 21 Classrooms Assessment is an ongoing evaluation of what students should know and be able to do. Benchmarks guide classroom assessment.
CONTENT • Begins with Standards and Benchmarks • Focuses on Content Parameters • Applies Foundation Skills
Instructional Strategies • Higher-order thinking • Different learning styles • Questioning techniques
Classroom Focus “ ... help students develop thinking skills for deeper understanding, posing questions, gathering information, reasoning, synthesizing different perspectives, communicating conclusions and applying new learning” Anne Wheelock
ELA • Modes of writing • Proofreading • Research process • Reading and responding models
Mathematics • Real-life applications • Problems in context • Estimation • Reasoning and problem-solving skills
Science • Utilize Inquiry Method • Explain and Connect Concepts • Apply Knowledge • Use Technology
Social Studies • Historical thinking skills • Primary sources • Concepts • Benchmarks from all strands • Maps, charts, graphs