HB 3399

 

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On Thursday, June 5th, 2014 Governor Mary Fallin signed House Bill 3399. The history of HB 3399 can be viewed by clicking here and the final version can be viewed by clicking here.

In order to meet the requirements of this bill, Oklahoma school districts and the Oklahoma State Department of Education will revert to the PASS (Priority Academic Student Skills) standards for curriculum and assessments (p.18-19) until assessments aligned to yet-to-be-developed, new academic standards are implemented (p.18).

The PASS standards are available for Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade below:
477 kBPreKindergarten PASS standards for ELA

303 kBKindergarten PASS standards for ELA

790 kBGrades 1-12 PASS standards for ELA

Furthermore, the bill sets an expectation for the Oklahoma State Board of Education to consult with the State Regents for Higher Education, the State Board of Career and Technology Education, and the Oklahoma Department of Commerce to adopt college- and career-ready academic standards for English/language arts by August 1st, 2016 (p.17). Academic standards will continue to undergo a six-year revision cycle and, beginning with the 2014-2015 school year, revisions adopted by the Oklahoma State Board of Education will be subject to legislative review and approval.

Additional requirements include:

  • “All students shall gain literacy at the elementary and secondary levels.” (p.7)
  • [Students] also shall learn about cultures and environments – their own and those of others with whom they share the earth.” (p.7)
  • “The subject matter standards for English Language Arts shall give Classic Literature and nonfiction literature equal consideration to other literature. In addition, emphasis shall be given to the study of complete works of literature.” (p.7)
  • “…the State Board of Education shall seek certification from the State Regents for Higher Education that the subject matter standards for English Language Arts and Mathematics which were in place prior to the revisions adopted by the Board in June 2010 are college- and career-ready as defined in the Federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Flexibility document issued by the United States Department of Education… The State Regents shall provide the Board a detailed description of the certification process and results, including a list of deficiencies if the State Regents conclude that the standards are not college- and career-ready.” (p.18-19)
  • “…the State Board of Education, in consultation with the State Regents for Higher Education, the State Board of Career and Technology Education and the Oklahoma Department of Commerce, shall direct the process of the development of annual high-quality statewide student assessments for English Language Arts…” (p.19)

Implications for ELAOKTeachers.com
This site was designed by Oklahoma teachers to distribute materials and support the implementation of the Common Core State Standards for English/language arts. All resources to this date were designed to be aligned to Common Core academic standards.

ELAOKTeachers.com will continue to support teachers with:

  • resources created by Oklahoma classroom teachers,
  • information regarding Oklahoma education,
  • and opportunities for professional development.

The Standards page will be updated to reflect the PASS standards and the resources created to this date will remain as reference materials. New materials will be created by the 2014 ELAOK Convening committee. Submissions from all teachers are still welcome. This site will continue to grow so long as teachers are interested in connecting, sharing, and collaborating on solutions for education.

Next Steps
As details become available, updates will be posted to the ELAOK community via this site and the Facebook group. 

On Writing Instruction

TAKEAWAYS

  1. Increase understanding of writing expectations aligned to the new academic standards
  2. Discuss/Develop classroom strategies aligned to the new academic writing standards
  3. Review tools and resources available to support writing instruction

LOGISTICS

Target Audience: Grade K-12 Teachers, Administrators

This session intends to increase understanding of the writing expectations aligned to the Oklahoma Academic Standards for ELA. Participants will analyze samples of student writing, discuss or develop aligned strategies to incorporate into daily practices, and create writing tasks using current reading materials.

Personal growth is fostered when supported by a group. Please download and print the necessary materials to participate.

MATERIALS [All Materials Available via DropBox]

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Implementation Tools for Special Education

Tutorial: YouTube | Vimeo

Dear Fellow Teachers,

We have included two documents:  [1] The Lesson Plan Template and [2] The Special Education Access to CCSS to guide those of you who teach in the Special Education field.  The documents were created to assist you in the shift to Oklahoma Academic Standards with Common Core State Standards by sharing a few ideas to start incorporating the standards in your classrooms.  The Lesson Plan Template is aligned with the new teacher evaluation system and can assist in proving components of the TLE or other teacher evaluation systems that might be employed.  We appreciate and respect what you do.  We hope that these resources will be beneficial to you in your classroom.   

The creators of these forms are:  (1) Sarah Crichley, Sophomore English teacher at Southmoore High School in Moore, OK; (2) Rhonda Richardson, 9th-10th Language Arts teacher at Calera ISD in Calera, OK; (3) Dawn Patillo, Special Education English and Math at Chandler Junior High in Chandler, OK; (4) Ron Glenn, 8th-12th English teacher at Tyrone High School in Tyrone, OK; and (5) Sabrina Shirley, Sophomore English teacher at Locust Grove High School in Locust Grove, OK.  We are excited about the Common Core State Standards, and we hope these tools help you to become more excited about it, too.

Happy Teaching,

Dawn Patillo | Sabrina Shirley | Sarah Crichley | Rhonda Richardson | Ron Glenn

The Lesson Plan Template:

32 kBSpecial Ed Lesson Template PDF4 kBDownloadable Spec Ed Lesson Template

The Special Education Access Guide:

194 kBSpecial Ed Access Guide to OAS-CCSS

Common Core State Standards Initiative’s Application to Students with Disabilities memo: from corestandards.org

67 kBapplication-to-students-with-disabilities

Oklahoma Academic Standards in ELA for Grades 9-12

The following documents provide versions of the Common Core State Standards for ELA condensed to a single grade level (ninth, tenth, eleventh, and twelfth grade). The original draft (available by clicking here) contains an excellent view of the standards as they progress by grade level. There is absolutely a benefit to knowing the expectations for students prior to and after your grade level.

The Standards use two-year bands in grades 9–12 to allow schools, districts, and states flexibility in high school course design.

This document is meant to present the standards for ELA in a focused and easy to read format.

As always, your feedback is appreciated!

556 kB9th-10th Grade OAS for ELA 536 kB11th-12th Grade OAS for ELA

Oklahoma Academic Standards in ELA for Grades 6-8

The following documents provide versions of the Common Core State Standards for ELA condensed to a single grade level (sixth, seventh, and eighth grade). The original draft (available by clicking here) contains an excellent view of the standards as they progress by grade level. There is absolutely a benefit to knowing the expectations for students prior to and after your grade level.

This document is meant to present the standards for ELA in a focused and easy to read format.

As always, your feedback is appreciated!

524 kB6th Grade OAS for ELA522 kB7th Grade OAS for ELA522 kB8th Grade OAS for ELA