Social Studies Assessment

PASST Development Project PD

What Is PASST?

Performance Assessment for Social Studies Thinking (PASST) is a collaboration of educators across the state of Michigan who have taken part in assessment development training to create a series of next generation assessments for Social Studies that measure both the content set forth by the Michigan Content Expectations and the skills stressed in the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework

Genesee ISD PASST PD Series

This state-wide, project based, year long training consisting of four sessions will focus on equipping teachers with the knowledge and skills necessary to create and evaluate next generation assessment items.


This professional development series will focus on learning and applying:

  • learning targets,
  • depth of knowledge,
  • text complexity,
  • question writing that assesses skills AND content, and
  • scoring assessment items.


Participants will collaboratively create "next generation" assessment items aligned to the Michigan Social Studies Content Expectations and the skills stressed in the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework.

Available Testlets

Currently the following courses have testlets for almost all of the MI Content Expectations. (Testlets are smaller groupings of assessment items that cover a small band of standards.)

5th Grade US History
6th Grade World Geography
7th Grade World History
8th Grade US History
High School US History
High School World History

Additional detailed information and current testlets are available at http://passtmoodle.wmisd.org.

Participation Details

Audience: Teachers of grades 3rd, 4th, HS Civics, and HS Economics


Dates:

Tuesday, December 14, 2015

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Monday, February 29, 2016

Tuesday, March 29, 2016


Time: 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


Cost: $75, includes materials and lunch


SCECHs: Approximately 22 SCECHs available pending approval

Location

Monday, Dec. 14th 2015 at 8am-3pm

2413 W Maple Ave

Flint, MI

This is the first of four dates.


Erwin L. Davis Education Center

Genesee Intermediate School District


Room 102AB

Contact Roy Sovis via rsovis@geneseeisd.org or 810-591-4520 with any questions.

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