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LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONGEE 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
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
2 PointsCompletes some parts of the task successfully
Demonstrates gaps in the conceptual understanding
1 pointcompletes only a small portion of tasks and/or shows minimal understanding
0 points incorrect, irrelevant, too brief, or blank
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.
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 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.
PREPARING FOR GEE 21
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
Classroom Focus ... help students develop thinking skills for deeper understanding, posing questions, gathering information, reasoning, synthesizing different perspectives, communicating conclusions and applying new learning
ELAModes of writing
Reading and responding models
Problems in context
Reasoning and problem-solving skills
Utilize Inquiry MethodExplain and Connect ConceptsApply KnowledgeUse Technology
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
High school component-