Browsing articles tagged with " OSDE"
Aug
6
2017

Our Units Keep Getting Better

By now, you’ve hopefully seen the wonderful work of the OKMath Framework. I bragged about it here and made a little intro video about it here. It’s been a lot of fun to work on this project for the last 18 months and we’re through-the-roof excited about the work that we’re starting to share from […]

Apr
19
2017

Course Codes Guidance Released

Standards Curriculum Assessment in Oklahoma

In an effort to streamline subject codes and provide stronger guidance to districts, the Oklahoma State Department of Education will be making a few subject code changes for high school mathematics that may impact your local subject coding policies for the 2017-2018 school year. Please help us reach every school by sharing this post with […]

Dec
19
2016

#15 OKMath Framework Introduction

December 19, 2016 With the adoption of the Oklahoma Academic Standards for Mathematics (OAS-M) in the spring of 2016, it has been the priority of the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) to ensure all Oklahoma educators are provided with the opportunity to deeply understand the instructional shifts needed to fully meet the intent of […]

Oct
29
2016

Oklahoma Test and Item Specification Documents Released

The long-awaited Item Specifications have finally arrived! You can easily access each grade level document by visiting http://sde.ok.gov/sde/assessment-material. Edit January 17, 2017: As a follow-up to this post, read The OKMath Framework Released.  The challenge now is deciding what to do with these documents. I see a number of districts across the state utilizing state testing […]

Aug
31
2015

Welcome Robbyn!

It’s not a small thing when someone chooses to leave their job and make their way to the hallowed halls of the Hodge Building here at 23rd and Lincoln. And yet, passionate educators continue to make the leap when their motivation and the circumstances intersect. We are just now at one of these intersections having […]

Feb
11
2015

What Are You Testing?

[This post originally appeared on Random Teacher Thoughts. Anthony Purcell currently teaches 6th grade mathematics in Enid, OK.] Ok, I’m jumping on my soap box . . . well sort of. My students are currently working on Mean, Median, and Mode in class. It is a tested standard. For those who need a review: Mean: Average […]

Jul
29
2014

Standards Companion Guides ~ Elementary

Apple by Stephen JB Thomas from The Noun Project

Oklahoma’s Summer Consortium is a time set aside in the summer for educators to come together, brainstorm for and create resources they would use in their classrooms and then share those with the rest of the state. This year, with HB3399, the educators decided we needed a starter document to refresh our minds about PASS […]

May
15
2014

21st Century Community Learning Centers

21st Century Community Learning Centers What: Create opportunities for after-school learning in your community Who: District and Non-District applicants (partnership with local school district required) When: Letter of Intend due by May 29, 2014 Learn More: http://www.ok.gov/sde/21cclc (download flyer here) Description: The 21st Century Community Learning Centers program assists students in high-poverty, low-performing schools in meeting academic standards […]

Apr
20
2014

Oklahoma Math 2014 Assessment Update

During this time of year, teachers are working their hardest to summarize three-quarters of a year worth of learning to ensure students are ready for the Oklahoma Core Curriculum Test (OCCT) for grades 3-8 and the End of Instruction (EOI) tests for Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2. This process can be fun and exciting […]

Mar
31
2014

Calculator Policy Memo

Last Wednesday, March 19, I sent out the Calculator Policy Memo to provide some clarity on the many rules that are floating around regarding calculator use for this year’s test, this year’s “Item Tryout,” and next year’s test. Give it a read here: While this memo is quite helpful, there have been a few changes […]

Jan
26
2014

OKMath Fall 2013 Presentation

Fall 2013 REAC3H Presentaiton

With the Spring Regional Meetings underway, I have packaged  what I presented last fall. I hope you find this PowerPoint/Keynote useful. If you are planning on attending one of the spring Regional Meetings, please review this presentation before you attend. It will go a long way to help you understand what we are working toward. As […]

Aug
1
2013

OKMath Vision 2013-2014

With so many components of education changing in these recent years, it is my mission to provide guidance for mathematics teachers, their leaders, professional development providers, and anyone who impacts mathematics education. While some of the topics discussed within this document are left to the discretion of the local school, I strongly believe that a […]

Jul
28
2013

REAC3H Regional PD

  It’s time to register for the REAC3H Regional professional development opportunities coming to a location near you! Each of these trainings will provide an in-depth analysis of the Oklahoma Academic Standards. Participants will take away a better understanding of what the standards ask students to do, significant shifts in instruction, and strategies teachers can […]