Social Studies, The Arts, Health and Fitness, and Educational Technology
2012-13 iGrants Form Package 408
The OSPI bulletin, OSPI Bulletin 068-12: 2012–13 Assessment and Reporting Requirements
for Social Studies, The Arts, Health, Fitness, and Educational
Technology, details the annual reporting requirements and timelines related
to the implementation of assessments and other strategies in Social Studies,
The Arts, and Health and Fitness (RCW 28A.230.095) and for Educational Technology (RCW 28A.655.075).
Below is the data from the iGrants Form Package 408, verification report for assessments in Social Studies, The Arts, Health, Fitness, and Educational Technology.
Assessments or Other Strategies in Social
Studies, The Arts, and
Health, Fitness and Educational Technology
Timeline of Events
Submission of iGrants form package 408 for
the 2012-13 school year
August 31, 2013
package 408 for the 2012-13 school year
memorandum regarding guidelines for
reporting for the 2012-13 school year
data from the 2011-12 school year
OSPI, in response to the 2004 HB2195, has developed assessments that can be used in the classroom and throughout the school year by classroom teachers to gauge student understanding of the learning standards (EALRs/GLEs). These assessments are commonly referred to as the Classroom-Based Assessments (CBAs) and Classroom-Based Performance Assessments (CBPAs).
Summative. While the assessments can be used as both summative and formative
assessments within the class, the assessment that is reported to the
district and eventually to OSPI should be used as a summative assessment.
OSPI-Developed Assessments are now being used to make sure students are getting key skills and knowledge in Social Studies, The Arts, and Health/Fitness.
OSPI-Developed Assessments are built from the state’s learning standards. Committees of full-time, practicing Washington state teachers, in conjunction with state curriculum specialists, create tasks and questions that model good assessments and provide these to local school districts.
These assessments are given in the classroom by a teacher.
Since the 2008-09 school year, school districts are required to have in
place in elementary, middle, and high schools assessments or other
strategies to assure that students have an opportunity to learn the
essential academic learning requirements in Social Studies (includes
history, geography, civics, economics, and social studies skills), The Arts,
and Health and Fitness. The law also requires districts to have
classroom-based assessments in civics at 4th or 5th grade, 7th or 8th grade
and 11th or 12th grade.
Beginning with the 2008-09 school year, school districts are required to annually submit an implementation verification report to the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction
In response to requirements in RCW 28A.230.095, districts will report what assessments or other strategies in Social Studies, The Arts, and Health and Fitness through OSPI's iGrants system.
OSPI recommends the following steps in completing the iGrants reporting form:
- Designate a person at the district level responsible for inputting the data into iGrants.
- Have the district designee distribute the teacher worksheets to any school level assessment coordinators for distribution to teachers. If no coordinator exists, the district designee should submit the forms to school principals or directly to the teachers implementing the assessments or other strategies.
- Collect teacher worksheets and return forms to district designee.
- Have district designee input data through OSPI's iGrants reporting system, Form Package 408, by August 31.