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  • S cience R esources and I nitiatives S cience R esources and I nitiatives Mozell P. Lang, Science Director Detroit Public Schools 7440 Second Avenue 3 rd Floor Detroit, Michigan 48202 Email: mozell.lang@detroitk12.org mozell.lang@detroitk12.org 313-873-1485(W) 517-214-7450(C)
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  • Curriculum Instructional Sequence and Pacing Guides Articulate curriculum, instruction and assessment. Align district, state and national standards. Outline the rigor for what students should know and be able to do. Provide outcomes for pre and post assessments. Textbooks provide support and content. Promote the Inquiry Based Learning
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  • Elementary Science Instructional Materials Kindergarten Harcourt, Science, K Grade 1 Harcourt, Science, Units A-B FOSS, Air and Weather Kit. Solids and Liquids Grade 2 Harcourt. Science, Grade 2 FOSS, Insects Kit Grade 3 Harcourt, Science, Grade 3 FOSS, Measurement Kit. Magnetism and Electricity Kit. Structures of Life Kit Laser Discs, Videodiscovery, Science Sleuths The Pet Store Predicament, Disc 1 The Case of the Sore Team. Disc 1 The Vacation to Planet X, Disc 2 The Vanishing Swimming Hole, Disc 2 Grade 4 Harcourt, Science, Grade 4 FOSS, Magnetism and Electricity Kit, Landforms Kit. Structures of Life Kit Laser Discs Videodiscovery, Science Sleuths, Grade 3 The Plant that Wouldn't Grow, Disc 1 The Out of Control Cafe, Disc 1 The Wreck of the Fortuna Dourada. Disc 2 The Frog File, Disc 2 The Challenge of the Bogus Brakes, DISC 3 The Alarming Episode, Disc 3 Grade 5 Harcourt, Science, Grade 5 FOSS, Measurement Kit. Laser Discs, Videodiscovery. Science Sleuths, Grade 3, Grade 5 The Fast Fish Frenzy, Disc 1 The Dubious Donor, Disc 1 The Riddle of the Rhino Cast, Disc 2 The Sap Situation, Disc 2 The Puzzling Picture, Disc 3 The Little Blimp that Couldn't, Disc 3
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  • MEAP University Model Lesson Strategies and Assessments for Teachers and Students Elementary and Middle school curriculum, aligned lessons and items; Multiple choice, constructed response, performance, extended response, data analysis, charts and graphs; Support hands-on, materials to enhance the teaching and learning process.
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  • Detroit Elementary Science MEAP Fall 2005-2006
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  • District MEAP Analysis Grade 5 An analysis of the MEAP data showed: The percentage of district students who are proficient in science has improved but is still low when compared to the state. Each year there continues to be a thirty percent difference between the number of students with disabilities and the number of students without disabilities that are proficient in science. Students consistently do poorly on questions written with negative wording such as least likely, less, not, etc. Students continue to do poorly on constructed response questions.
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  • District Targets for Elementary MEAP University Analyzing the data Measurement, Weather, Earth History, Ecosystems, and Sound Improvement strategies Interpreting data-Graphs, Charts Collecting data- Hands-on Activities Deconstructing MEAP Items- Improving vocabulary and writing skills
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  • Materials for Elementary MEAP University rubber bands straws scissors small box (1 per group) crayons tape cup string construction paper yarn clear plastic cups gravel potting soil sand spoon newspaper Vaseline shells clear plastic bag Dixie cup metric rulers various objects to measure. bowl clay glue
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  • Prentice Hall Middle School Science Text Books Grade 6Grade 7Grade 8 Environmental ScienceThe Nature of Science and Technology From Bacteria to Plants Earth WatersCells and HeredityHuman Biology And Health Weather and ClimateEarths Changing SurfaceElectricity and Magnetism Sound and LightAstronomyChemical Interactions Motion, Forces, and EnergyChemical Building BlocksInside Earth
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  • Middle School Science Resources Resources with Each Book Spanish Teaching Guide With Test Spanish Guided Reading and Study Teaching Resources: Inquiry Skills Activity Books, Reading Strategies for Science Content, Probeware Lab Manual Student Text Teachers Edition Spanish Student Text Guided Reading and Study Workbook Adapted Test Adapted Reading and Study Workbook All- in- One Teaching Resources
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  • Middle School Science Resources Other Resource Materials Teacher Express CD Lab Zone CD Presentation Express CD Exam View CD Lab Activity Library Teacher Online Access Science Explorer Video Explorations DVD/VHS
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  • Detroit Middle School Science MEAP Fall 2006 2005 MEAP Detroit 50% meeting or exceeding State 77% meeting or exceeding 2006 MEAP Detroit 43% meeting or exceeding State 75% meeting or exceeding Detroit scored 32% lower than the state for the Fall 2006 Science MEAP
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  • Science Skills for Test Taking Constructed Response and other writing in Science (rubrics, modeling, peer critiques) Negatively worded questions, using wording such as least likely, less, not, etc. Separating true information from the information that the actual question is asking
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  • MEAP University Content Elements, Compounds, and Mixtures Common Physical Changes Common Chemical Changes Geological History of the Earth Water in Various forms on Earth
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  • MEAP University Content (cont.) Origins of Water Pollution Motion in 2 Dimensions Energy from Sunlight Force and Distance Using Simple Machines Designing and Conducting investigations
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  • MEAP University Materials Graph paper Toilet paper Clock with second hand/stopwatches (6- 8) Masking Tape Clear Cups Sand Gravel Water Clay Colored pencils/crayons Fishing line/dental floss Relief Maps Food Coloring Overhead projector Styrofoam ball Copies of food chain cards (originals included in packet) Test tubes/beakers/jars Water plant
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  • High School Science What students learn is greatly influenced by how they are taught.
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  • Michigan Merit Examination Components and Score Contributions Assessments Administered Contributes to an English Language Arts Score Contributes to a Mathematics Score Contributes to a Science Score Contributes to a Social Studies Score ACT Plus Writing WorkKeys Applied Mathematics & Reading for Information, plus Michigan Mathematics Michigan Science and Social Studies Total ELA Score Reading ACT Reading (MC) WorkKeys Reading for Information items (MC) Writing ACT English (MC) ACT Writing (CR) Michigan Social Studies CR item -writing score ACT Mathematics (MC) WorkKeys Applied Mathematics (MC) Selected ACT Science items (MC) Michigan items (Approximately 13 MC) ACT Science (MC) Michigan Science (53 MC) Michigan Social Studies (57 MC and 2 CR - social studies score) Note: The number of Michigan items shown includes field-test items to replace those released annually.
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  • All Grade 11 First-Time Testers Average ACT Score Maximum possible score = 36
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  • Using Data To Inform Instructional Delivery To Improve Student Achievement and Performance
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  • Introducing the Michigan Merit Exam (MME)
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  • Science DOK Levels Development of Knowledge First Level - (Recall and Reproduction) = Performance Level 4 requires the recall of information. Students to demonstrate a rote response Use a well-known formula Follow a set procedure (like a recipe) Perform a clearly defined series of steps Verbs: identify, recall, recognize, use, calculate, measure Item does not need to be figured out or solved
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  • Science DOK Levels Development of Knowledge Second Level (Skills and Concepts) = Performance Level 3 includes the engagement of some mental processing beyond recalling or reproducing a response. Content knowledge or process involved is more complex than Level1 Items require students to make some decisions as to how to approach the questions or problem Keywords: classify, organize, estimate, make observations, collect and display dat and compare data
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  • Science DOK Levels Development of Knowledge Third Level (Strategic Thinking) = Performance Level 2 requires reasoning, planning, using evidence, and a higher level of thinking that the previous two levels. Require an explanation of their thinking Identify research questions and design investigations for a scientific problem Solve non-routine problems Develop a scientific model for a complex situation From conclusions from experimental data
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  • Science DOK Levels Development of Knowledge Fourth Level ( Extended Thinking) = Performance Level 1 Involves high cognitive demands and complexity Requires complex reasoning, experimental design and planning Make several connections Relate ideas within the content area or among content areas Select or devise one approach among many alternatives to solve the problem Significant conceptual understanding and higher-order thinking
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  • High School Science Professional Development Citywide Curriculum Leaders Integrated Natural Science Biology Chemistry Earth Science Science Fair New Teachers
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  • CourseGradeTitleAuthorsISBNCopyrightCostPublisherAdopted INS9Integrated Science: An Investigated Approach Tch. Edition Hsu1-58892- 148-4 200677.95Delta Educationa LLC dba CPO Science 2006 INS9Integrated