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<ul><li><p>February 2013 VOL. 2 ISSUE 5 </p><p>Black History Month Black History Month, or National African Ameri-</p><p>can History Month, is an annual celebration of </p><p>achievements by black Americans and a time for </p><p>recognizing the central role of African Americans </p><p>in U.S. history. The event grew out of Negro His-</p><p>tory Week, the brainchild of noted historian </p><p>Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African </p><p>Americans. Since 1976, every U.S. president has </p><p>officially designated the month of February as </p><p>Black History Month. Other countries around the </p><p>world, in-</p><p>cluding Can-</p><p>ada and the </p><p>United King-</p><p>dom, also </p><p>devote a </p><p>month to cel-</p><p>ebrating </p><p>black </p><p>history. </p><p>Curriculum, Instruction , and Assessment </p><p>"Through collaboration, enhanced quality instruction will improve student achievement." </p><p>Implementing the Common Core State Standards Action Briefs for the Roles of School Counselors, Elementary School Leaders, and Secondary School Leaders </p><p>Implementing the Common Core State Standards: The Role of the Elementary School Leader Action Brief </p><p>Implementing the Common Core State Standards: The Role of the Secondary School Leader Action Brief </p><p>Implementing the Common Core State Standards: The Role of the School Counselor Action Brief </p><p>Inside This Edition: Assessment Info: pp. 2 - 4 Physical Education: p. 4 </p><p>Literacy: pp. 5 - 7 ESOL Corner: pp. 8 - 9 </p><p>Math Concept Bytes: pp. 9 -10 Science: pp. 11 -13 Social Studies: p. 14 </p><p>SHINE: p. 15 Early Literacy: p. 15 </p><p>Ruby Paynes Rita Pierson PD: p. 16 UCF/FATE Conf. - CCSS PD: p. 17 </p><p>MTSS Elementary - p. 18 Tobacco Prevention Couse - p. 18 </p><p>Curriculum, Instruction , and Assessment </p><p>Through collaboration , enhanced quality instruction will improve student achievement. </p><p></p></li><li><p>For quick access to help on testing days, call 429-HELP. Your call will be quickly directed to administrative assistance </p><p>or technical assistance based on your need. </p><p>Schedule of Assessments Starting in April Assessment Begin Date End Date Purpose Grade/Semester Subject </p><p>FCAT SSS Retake </p><p>Exam Math </p><p>4/8/2013 4/12/2013 Summative Grades 11, 12- </p><p>Adult </p><p>Math (SSS) </p><p>FCAT 2.0 Retake </p><p>Exam Reading </p><p>4/8/2013 4/12/2013 Summative Grades 11, 12- </p><p>Adult </p><p>Reading (NGSSS) </p><p>Act 4/13/2013 Acceleration High School </p><p>grades 11 &amp; 12 </p><p>College Readiness </p><p>Test </p><p>FCAT TESTING * 4/15/2013 4/26/2013 Summative See FCAT Daily Schedule in </p><p>Training Materials </p><p>VPK Assessment 4/15/2013 5/17/2013 Progress </p><p>Monitoring </p><p>VPK, Pre-K Pre-K </p><p>US History EOC 4/22/2013 4/26/2013 Summative High School US History </p><p>Biology EOC 4/29/2013 5/3/2013 Summative Middle &amp; High </p><p>School </p><p>Biology 1 </p><p>Civics EOC 4/29/2013 5/31/2013 Summative Selected Middle </p><p>Schools </p><p>Civics </p><p> February - March Testing Schedule </p><p>Assessment Begin Date End Date Purpose Grade/Semester Subject </p><p>Florida Alternative </p><p>Assessment (FAA) </p><p>2/25/2013 3/29/2013 Summative ESE Alt Assess-</p><p>ment Students </p><p>Reading, Math, &amp; </p><p>Writing </p><p>FCAT 2.0 Writing 2/26/2013 2/27/2013 Summative Grades 4, 8, and 10 Writing </p><p>CELLA 3/4/2013 4/5/2013 Summative ALL ESOL (LY, LF, LN) </p><p>Reading, Listen-</p><p>ing, Writing </p><p>SAT 3/9/2013 Acceleration High School </p><p>Grades 11 &amp; 12 </p><p>College Readiness </p><p>Test </p><p>K-2 Journeys Bench. </p><p>Assessment 3 </p><p>3/11/2013 3/21/2013 Formative K-2 Reading </p><p>Go Math Customized </p><p>Benchmark 3 </p><p>3/11/2013 3/21/2013 Formative K-2 Math </p><p>*Quarter 3 District </p><p>Benchmark </p><p>3/11/2013 3/21/2013 Progress </p><p>Monitoring </p><p>Grades 3 - 12 Rdg, Math, Sci, </p><p>US History, </p><p>Civics* </p><p>Assessment Testing Window Paper and Pencil Test Computer Based Test (CBT) </p><p>*Quarter 3 </p><p>Benchmarks </p><p>3/11/13 </p><p>Through </p><p>3/21/13 </p><p>3-5, 7 &amp; 8 Reading </p><p>3-8 Science </p><p>5-8 Math </p><p>Gr 7 Civics </p><p>Gr 11 US History </p><p>Gr 9 Reading </p><p>Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry, </p><p>Physics, Algebra 1, &amp; Geometry </p><p>Grade 4 Math OLA/Paper </p><p>Grade 6 Reading OLA </p><p>Grade 10 Reading OLA </p><p>kpa0406Stamp</p></li><li><p>Computer Based Test for 2012-2013 FCAT Mathematics Retake (for 11th and 12th graders only) </p><p>FCAT 2.0 Reading Retake (for 11th and 12th graders only) </p><p>Grade 10 FCAT 2.0 Reading </p><p>Grade 9 FCAT 2.0 Reading </p><p>Grade 7 FCAT 2.0 Reading </p><p>Grade 6 FCAT 2.0 Reading </p><p>Civics EOC Field Test </p><p>Algebra 1 EOC </p><p>Geometry EOC </p><p>US History EOC </p><p>Biology EOC </p><p>ePATs - All students must take at least one practice test per computer based test subject/grade </p><p>level. (See the full explanation/rule from the FCAT/EOC manual below.) </p><p>"Schools must administer the appropriate practice test(s) to all students to be tested using the </p><p>ePAT scripts; however, if a student has previously participated in an ePAT for the grade level </p><p>and subject test he or she will take, the student is not required to participate in an ePAT ses-</p><p>sion." </p><p>ePATs can be found on the Pearsonaccess website along with the scripts (resource tab). </p><p> </p><p> Documentation of each student's participation in an ePAT is required and a copy of this documentation will need </p><p>to be included in your District Coordinator Only (DCO) box at the end of testing. </p><p>Nathaniel Adderley (1931 - 2000) Was an American jazz cornet and trumpet </p><p>player who played in the hard bop and soul jazz genres. He was the brother of </p><p>saxophonist Julian "Cannonball" Adderley. Born in Tampa, FL. </p><p>;childpagename=Florida%2FflPALPLayout&amp;cid=1205461226846&amp;pagename=flPALPWrapper</p></li><li><p>ACT and SAT Concordant Scores Used to Satisfy the Grade 10 FCAT 2.0 Reading Graduation Requirement </p><p>The Department of Education, after conducting a thorough concordance study, has established concordant </p><p>scores for the Grade 10 FCAT 2.0 Reading passing scale score of </p><p>245. The new scores that may be used to satisfy this portion of a stu-</p><p>dents graduation requirement are a score of 19 for the reading por-</p><p>tion of the ACT and 430 for the verbal portion of the SAT. </p><p>Please remember that grade 10 students are required to participate in </p><p>the Grade 10 FCAT 2.0 Reading assessment, even if they earned a </p><p>concordant score prior to test administration. </p><p>The Graduation Requirements for Floridas Statewide Assessments </p><p>document has been updated to reflect this new information, as well </p><p>as to include passing score information for the Biology 1 and Geom-</p><p>etry EOC Assessments. You may access this revised document at: </p><p> </p><p>The Florida Department of Education has facilitated a review and revision of the Next Generation Sunshine State Stand-</p><p>ards (NGSSS) for Physical Education. The draft document is ready for public review. </p><p>The purpose of the review and revision of the NGSSS for Physical Education was to ensure that the content standards re-</p><p>flect what a student should know and be able to do as the result of a quality physical education program. This review was </p><p>conducted electronically beginning in March, 2012, and was completed in July, 2012. The review process consisted of </p><p>four committees, with each of the four committees focused on one strand within the NGSSS for Physical Education </p><p>(Movement Competency, Cognitive Abilities, Lifetime Fitness, Responsible Behaviors and Values). The state-wide re-</p><p>view committees were comprised of physical education and health education teachers, adaptive physical education teach-</p><p>ers, district curriculum coordinators, school administrators, university professors, and community advocates. This allowed </p><p>for a thorough and detailed K-12 review of the benchmarks within each strand. </p><p>DRAFT of the NGSSS for Physical Education for grades K-5 (PDF, 439KB) </p><p>DRAFT of the NGSSS for Physical Education for grades 6-12 (PDF, 345KB) DRAFT DOCUMENTS </p><p>Link to Literacy Physical education literacy development lesson ideas </p><p>are available at: </p><p> </p><p>Click Lessons </p><p>Click Integrated </p><p>Search areas of interest </p><p>Wallace (Wally) Amos (1936 - ) Founder of Famous Amos Chocolate Chip Cookie Corporation. Born in Tallahassee, FL. </p><p></p></li><li><p>6 Instructional Shifts ELA CCSS: Focus on Shift 4 Text Based Answers </p><p>Instructional Implications: Where Can I Start Incor-porating Shift 4: Text Based Answers? Asking students questions that require them to refer to the text in order to respond both </p><p>orally and in writing. Teaching students strategies for citing evidence from text. Crafting questions for students that are text dependent the majority of the time. Asking students questions that require them to cite textual evidence, infer, and respond </p><p>to questions that are at higher levels of thinking. Building in increased processing time for students to respond to text-dependent ques-</p><p>tions. </p><p> Questions that can only be answered correctly by close </p><p>reading of the text and demand careful attention to </p><p>the text. </p><p>Require an understanding that extends beyond recalling </p><p>facts. </p><p>Do not depend on information from outside sources, </p><p>opinions or personal experiences. </p><p>Allow students to gather evidence and build knowledge. </p><p>A. Philip Randolph (1889 - 1979) African American Civil Rights Leader and founder of the first black labor union in the U.S. Born in Crescent City, FL. </p><p></p></li><li><p>an intensive analysis of a </p><p>text in order to come to </p><p>terms with what it says, how </p><p>it says it, and what it </p><p>means. (Shanahan, 2012) </p><p>Douglass Fisher on </p><p>Close Reading: </p><p></p><p>video/2586a181320549d687f4/ </p><p></p><p>f317aa2caa0445b18f51/ </p><p>Its a careful and purposeful rereading </p><p>of a text. Its an encounter with the text </p><p>where students really focus on what the </p><p>author had to say, what the authors </p><p>purpose was, what the words mean, and </p><p>what the structure of the text tells </p><p>us. (Fisher, 2012) </p><p>analyzing a text very carefully, </p><p>crystallizing main ideas, and then </p><p>drawing conclusions or making de-</p><p>cisions based on your analy-</p><p>sis. (University of Washington; </p><p>Dartmouth University) </p><p>To read closely, </p><p>students must learn </p><p>that to read well is to engage in </p><p>a self-constructed dialog with the </p><p>author of a text." </p><p>Linda Elder and Richard Paul, </p><p>Ph.D. </p><p>The Foundation for Critical </p><p>Thinking, 2011 </p><p>Sidney Poitier (1927 - ) First African-American actor to win an Oscar, which he won for the movie "Lilies of the Fields". Born in Miami, FL. </p><p></p></li><li><p>Harry T. Moore (1905 - 1951) 1930-40's Civil Rights worker. Born in Houston, FL. </p><p> How did the text say it? A second reading would focus on figuring out how this text worked. How did the author organize it? What literacy de-vices were used and how effective were they? If data were presented, how was that done? Why did the author choose this word or that word? Was the meaning of the key term consistent or did it change across the text? </p><p> What does that term mean? What is its value? How does the text connect to the other texts? Finally, with the infor-mation gleaned from the first two readings, a reader is ready to carry our a third reading - going even deeper. </p><p>6-12 Content Area </p><p>Teachers </p><p>Keep on the lookout </p><p>for upcoming </p><p>ELA CCSS trainings! </p><p> What does the text say? If someone is reading a story, he should be able to retell the plot if someone is reading a science chapter, he should be able to answer questions about the key ideas and details of the text. </p><p></p></li><li><p>ESOL Around St. Lucie </p><p>Before and After School Language </p><p>Programs are open giving ELL par-</p><p>ents and students the opportunity to </p><p>learn English. The labs are available </p><p>at the following locations: </p><p>Mariposa Elementary </p><p>St. Lucie Elementary </p><p>The CELLA Testing window this year </p><p>is from March 4- April 5. ELL </p><p>students from K-12 will be testing. </p><p>Parent Outreach Workshops on Sup-</p><p>porting English Language Learners </p><p>during Assessment have been suc-</p><p>cessful in providing St. Lucie parents </p><p>with valuable information about state </p><p>wide tests. Thank you GCE and </p><p>FPCHS for the use of your campus. </p><p>Frequently Asked </p><p>Questions </p><p>1. What is CELLA and how is it ad-</p><p>ministered? </p><p>CELLA is a four skill language profi-</p><p>ciency assessment. The CELLA tests </p><p>four areas; listening, speaking, reading, </p><p>and writing. Students will take the lis-</p><p>tening, reading, and writing sections as a </p><p>group. For the speaking section, students </p><p>will have a one-on-one interview with a </p><p>test administrator. </p><p>2. What is the difference between </p><p>ESOL and ELL? </p><p>ESOL stands for English Speakers of </p><p>Other Languages. It is an instructional </p><p>program that assists students in learning </p><p>English (speaking, reading, writing and </p><p>listening). ELL stands for English Lan-</p><p>guage Learners. The acronym refers to </p><p>the students that are in the ESOL pro-</p><p>gram. </p><p>3. How long is a child in ESOL? There is no way to determine how long a </p><p>student will remain in the ESOL pro-</p><p>gram. The time frame is determined by </p><p>how soon they become proficient in the </p><p>English language. Language proficiency </p><p>is measured annually through CELLA </p><p>and FCAT. An ELL student should not </p><p>stop receiving ESOL services until he/</p><p>she acquires passing scores on two dif-</p><p>ferent assessments (CELLA &amp; FCAT). </p><p>After an ELL scores fluent on the Eng-</p><p>lish proficiency assessments and is exited </p><p>from an ESOL program, that child must </p><p>be monitored for two years. </p><p>Derek Nathaniel Bell is a former Major League Baseball play-er. Primarily a right fielder and center fielder, Bell batted from the right side and threw with his right hand. Born in Tampa, FL. </p><p></p></li><li><p>FCAT 2.0/EOC News Content Focus Reports are a way that </p><p>you can look at what type of questions </p><p>are assessed in each standard. It is not </p><p>by any means predictive, but it does </p><p>give a quick glance about a makeup of </p><p>a FCAT/EOC Assessment. </p><p>Grades 3-8 Content Focus Reports </p><p>2012 </p><p>Algebra I Content Focus Report 2012 </p><p>Geometry Content Focus Report 2012 </p><p> MATH CONCEPT BYTE </p><p>Note Taking Tips </p><p>ELL students have great difficulty listening and copying notes at the same time, even </p><p>advanced ones. </p><p>If you use an overhead or power point presentation for notes, give ELLs a copy at the </p><p>beginning of class so they can follow along. </p><p>CONTACTS Student Academic Student ESOL Compliance: ESOL Compliance: </p><p> Support Academic Elementary and High Schools and </p><p>...</p></li></ul>