Why Social Studies?

SS Pivotal Moment 2

Articles & Media Explaining the Value of Social Studies

Articles & Media Explaining the Importance of Social Studies to Literacy and Reading

Evidence and Reports  

C3 Framework 3

Graphics are from Herff Jones’ The Importance of Social Studies in the Common Core in an InfoGraphic (2013)
 
 

WE MUST DO BETTER THAN THE RESULTS SHOW BELOW FOR THE FUTURE OF OUR REPUBLIC!


U.S. 8th Graders Scoring “Proficient” or Higher on the
National Assessment of Educational Progress by Subject

NAEP US History

Source: National Assessment of Educational Progress, 2011; 2010
 
 

Source:  http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Testing/Achievement-Tests/Ohio-Achievement-Assessment-Results

Remember that the passage of Amended Substitute House Bill 1 (2009) eliminated the 5th and 8th Grade Social Studies OAA’s, so there is no data available beyond that point for K-8 Assessments in Ohio.  Grades 4 and 6 Social Studies Assessments are scheduled to begin during the 2014-2015 school year.

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