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  • GEE 21

    GraduationExit Examination21st century

  • GEE 21ContentCorrelated with Academic Standards and BenchmarksBased on Foundation Skills

    What students should know and be able to do

  • FOUNDATION SKILLSCommunicationProblem SolvingResource Access and UtilizationLinking and Generating KnowledgeCitizenship

  • CHANGES GEE 21Longer and more rigorousApplication of knowledge, not just recall of factsVaried item types multiple choice, short-answer, constructed response, and essayMath items in problem- solving contextLonger reading passages

  • CHANGESGEE 21 Present GEE Pass or Fail GEE 21 Achievement Levels Advanced Proficient Basic Approaching Basic Unsatisfactory

  • Components 2001English Language Arts


  • ELA AssessmentsDAY ONE MinutesWriting 90 Using Information Resources 40

    DAY TWOReading and Responding 90Proofreading 30 Questionnaire 15

  • Session 1Written CompositionWriting 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


    Multiple choiceshort answerconstructed response

  • Session 4Proofreading

    MULTIPLE CHOICE Short text: letter, narrative, editorial, expository piece8 underlined parts with errors or no errorsgrammar usage capitalization punctuation spelling


  • MATHEMATICSAssessmentNumbers and Number Relations 10%Algebra 15%Measurement 15%Geometry 20% Data Analysis,Probabilityand Discrete Math 20% Patterns, Relations, and Functions 20%

  • MATHEMATICSAssessmentTEST DESIGN:Part A: Multiple choiceSession 1: 30 items without calculatorSession 2: 30 items calculators allowedPart B:Session 3: 4 constructed-response items TEST TIME: 3 HOURS

  • MATHEMATICSItem CharacteristicsMultiple Choice

    Practical, problem-solving context

    Four response options

    Numerical responses shown in ascending or descending order

  • MATHEMATICS Test Design Four constructed-response items Application of multiple skills

    Student responses answer numerically construct chart/graph explain reasoning

  • CalculatorsScientific calculators recommendedRegularly used by studentsCalculators used for Sessions 2 and 3

  • SCIENCEStrandsScience as InquiryPhysical ScienceLife ScienceEarth and Space ScienceScience 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 questionLife Science 1 questionEarth and Space Science 1 questionScience and the Environment 1 question

  • SCIENCE: Session 3Comprehensive TaskStudents read a written scenario describing a manipulated task, and then respond to questions about the task.

  • SOCIAL STUDIESStrands Geography Civics Economics History

  • SOCIAL STUDIES AssessmentTEST DESIGNPART 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 AssessmentLEAP 21 (Grade 8)U.S. History: up to 1877World History: up to 1450GEE 21 (Grade 11)U.S. History: 1870s to presentWorld History: 20th century

  • Assessing World HistoryGEE 21Only 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 CourseCurriculum covers from 1450 to presentGEE 21 assesses 20th century world history

  • SCORING GEE 21Scanned 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:A Scoring GuideA 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 pointShort Answer 2 points Essay 4 pointsConstructed Response 4 pointsWritten Composition 12 points

  • Scoring Extended Responses

    4 Points demonstrates in-depth understandingcompletes task accurately and communicates effectivelyoffers insightful interpretations or extensionsuses sophisticated reasoning or efficient procedures

  • Scoring Extended Responses

    3 PointsCompletes important aspects of task and communicates clearlydemonstrates understanding of major conceptsmay contain minor flaws in logic and reasoning

  • ScoringExtended Responses

    2 PointsCompletes some parts of the task successfully

    Demonstrates gaps in the conceptual understanding

  • ScoringExtended Responses

    1 pointcompletes only a small portion of tasks and/or shows minimal understanding

    0 points incorrect, irrelevant, too brief, or blank

  • Achievement LevelsAdvanced


    Approaching BasicSuperior PerformanceCompetencyFundamental knowledge and skillsPartially demonstrated fundamental achievement

  • Achievement LevelsUnsatisfactory: Students at this level have not demonstrated the fundamental knowledge and skills needed to earn a diploma.


  • 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 TestsItem 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.


    Content standards are the basis of instruction.

    Local curricula are developed from benchmarks.

    Classroom assessment follows LEAP 21 model.

  • Teachers GuidesAssessment Framework providedBenchmarks correlated with assessmentsContent parameters establishedTest formats detailedScoring explainedSample test items included

  • GEE 21 ClassroomsStandards-based education Foundation skills Benchmarks Content Parameters

  • GEE 21 Classrooms Assessmentis an ongoing evaluation of what students should know and be able to do.

    Benchmarks guide classroom assessment.

  • CONTENTBegins with Standards and Benchmarks

    Focuses on Content Parameters

    Applies Foundation Skills

  • Instructional StrategiesHigher-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

  • ELAModes of writing


    Research process

    Reading and responding models

  • MathematicsReal-life applications

    Problems in context


    Reasoning and problem-solving skills

  • Science

    Utilize Inquiry MethodExplain and Connect ConceptsApply KnowledgeUse Technology

  • Social Studies

    Historical thinking skills Primary sources ConceptsBenchmarks from all strandsMaps, charts, graphs

  • Using DataLEAP scores: 8th grade

    ITED scores: 9th grade

    Identify strengths and weaknesses.

  • Dates of GEE 21March 12-14, 2001

    Makeup dates March 15-22, 2001

  • Students Tested10th graders 2000-2001

    first class to take LEAP 21 Grade 8

  • PASS10th graders 2000-2001ELA and Mathematics

    10th graders 2001-2002ELA, Mathematics, andScience or Social Studies

  • GEE 21

    High school component-