ERIC Number: ED474419
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jan-9
Reference Count: N/A
Blueprints for the 2003 California History-Social Science Standards Tests for Grades 8, 10, and 11.
California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Beginning in 2003, there will be no standardized or norm-referenced test in history-social science for California students. That test is being replaced by assessments at grades 8, 10, and 11 based on California History-Social Science (H-SS) Content Standards. The H-SS standards tests at grades 10 and 11 count for 20% of the Academic Performance Index (API) for those grades. These blueprints are formatted with the test question percentages, represented by topic, in the far right column of the main standard. Questions may be drawn from any of the sub-standards under that main standard where a check mark is shown. At least 25% of all questions are critical thinking questions based on the historical and social science analysis skills for either grades 6-8 or 9-12. The H-SS standards test for grade 8 consists of 75 questions and needs approximately 90 minutes of administration time. Grades 10 and 11 have a total of 60 standards aligned questions based on the 2003 blueprints. (BT)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Ancient History, Critical Thinking, Geography, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 8, Modern History, Public Schools, Secondary Education, Social Sciences, Social Studies, State Standards, Tests, United States History, World History, World War I, World War II
California Department of Education, P.O. Box 944272, Sacramento, CA 94244-2720. Tel: 916-3190791; Web site: http://www.cde.ca.gov/.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Identifiers - Location: California