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					                                     Oregon Department of Education
                                                    December 17, 2001


                       CAM Communication Update: State Board Actions

                                 State Board Adopts CAM Requirements

                                 State Board Strengthens Graduation Requirements


NOTE: This information also appears in the December 14, 2001 edition of the Superintendent’s Pipeline Extra www.ode.state.or.us




At their December 6, 2001 meeting, the State Board of Education adopted the requirements for the
Certificate of Advanced Mastery (CAM) and strengthened the high school graduation requirements.
The Board’s actions give students a greater role in planning for their own future by providing them
opportunities to simultaneously pursue high academic knowledge and skills, and rigorous application
standards.


State Board Adopts CAM Requirements
The Board adopted the following student requirements for achieving the CAM.

Each student must:
1) Develop an education plan and build an education profile.
    Students must identify personal, academic, and evolving career interests. Students will develop, review and update
    their learning plan in preparation for post-high school next steps. Students’ progress and achievement will be
    documented and monitored through their education profile.
2) Meet the performance standard for extended application through a collection of evidence.
    Students must meet the extended application standard: Apply academic and career-related knowledge and skills in
    new and complex situations appropriate to each student’s personal, academic, and evolving career interests and post
    high school goals.
3) Demonstrate career-related knowledge and skills.
    Students must meet the career-related learning standards in personal management, problem solving, communication,
    teamwork, employment foundations, and career development.
4) Participate in career-related learning experiences as outlined in the education plan.
    Students must connect classroom learning with real life experiences in the workplace, community, or school relevant
    to their personal, academic, and evolving career interests and post high school goals.
5) Meet specific Certificate of Initial Mastery (CIM) performance standards in English,
   mathematics, science and social science through CIM assessment options.
    Students must meet the CIM performance standards for English, mathematics, science and social science as listed on
    page 2. School districts will continue to measure each student’s progress toward all standards with the goal of
    helping each student meet the standards in all content areas.




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                        CIM Assessment Requirements for CAM
                           Approved by State Board December 6, 2001
AREAS OF             CERTIFICATE OF INITIAL                 CERTIFICATE OF ADVANCED
ASSESSMENT           MASTERY                                MASTERY
ENGLISH READING                             CIM knowledge and skills test

          SPEAKING                          3 CIM speaking work samples

          WRITING                         3 CIM writing work samples
                     CIM on-demand writing test
MATH                 CIM knowledge and skills test             CIM knowledge and skills test
                                                                        OR
                     2 CIM math problem solving work      2 CIM math problem solving work
                     samples                                                      samples

                     CIM on-demand math problem
                     solving test
SCIENCE              CIM knowledge and skills test               CIM knowledge and skills test
                                                                             OR
                     CIM science inquiry work samples       CIM science inquiry work samples
                     (2003-04)                                                        (2003-04)
SOCIAL SCIENCE       CIM knowledge and skills test (2003- CIM knowledge and skills test (2003-
                     04)                                                                    04)
                                                                             OR
                     CIM social science analysis work        CIM social science analysis work
                     samples (TBA)                                              samples (TBA)
PHYSICAL             Local district sets performance        Not a state requirement for CAM
EDUCATION            requirements
ARTS

SECOND LANGUAGE

EDUCATION PLAN       Not required for CIM                   Develop an education plan and build
AND EDUCATION                                               an education profile
PROFILE
COLLECTION OF        Not required for CIM                   Evidence of each student’s ability to
EVIDENCE FOR                                                apply what he or she knows and can
EXTENDED                                                    do in new situations related to their
APPLICATION                                                 education plan.
                                                            Meet extended application
                                                            performance standard
CAREER-RELATED       Not required for CIM                   Evidence of student’s ability to meet
LEARNING                                                    the six career-related learning
STANDARDS                                                   standards (CRLS) related to their
                                                            education plan. Meet CRLS
                                                            performance standards
CAREER-RELATED       Not required for CIM                   Evidence of career-related learning
LEARNING                                                    experiences related to each student’s
EXPERIENCES                                                 education plan

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State Board Strengthens Graduation Requirements
In addition to the existing diploma requirements, the State Board adopted the following requirements
for high school graduation.

Each student must:
1) Develop an education plan and build an education profile
   Students must identify personal, academic, and evolving career interests. Students will develop, review and update
   their learning plan in preparation for post-high school next steps. Students’ progress and achievement will be
   documented and monitored through their education profile.
2) Demonstrate extended application through a collection of evidence.
   Students must show evidence of applying academic and career-related learning in new and complex situations related
   to their personal, academic and evolving career interests and post high school goals. Student will not be required to
   meet the extended application performance standard required for the CAM.
3) Demonstrate career-related knowledge and skill.
   Students must show evidence of their ability to meet the career-related learning standards related to their education
   plan. Students will not be required to meet the performance standards required for the CAM.
4) Participate in career-related learning experiences outlined in the education plan.
   Students must connect classroom learning with real life experiences in the workplace, community, or school relevant
   to their personal, academic, and evolving career interests and post high school goals.



Benefits for Students

      The purpose of high school will be to assure that each student is prepared for successful
       transitions to further education, employment and adult responsibilities.

      Learning will be personalized and focused on each student’s personal, academic and
       evolving career interests and post high school goals.

      Learning will be focused on the application of high-level academic and career-related
       knowledge and skills in relevant and meaningful learning experiences designed to prepare
       students to transition to their next steps.

      Students will pursue the requirements of the CIM, CAM and diploma simultaneously.

      Learning will take place in the school and in the community. The school’s connection and
       relationship with the local community or with individuals in another community through the use
       of technology will be key in helping students gain a new appreciation for academic knowledge
       and its practical applications.

      Students will build an education profile that shows what they know and can do and
       communicates to parents, employers, colleges, and others what they have accomplished.




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Implementation Strategies for Schools
   Research strategies and tools used by the New Century Schools, New American High Schools
    and CAM developmental sites for implementation examples (see web links below).

   Conduct a self assessment to identify your school’s key strengths, opportunities, resources, needs
    and challenges as you build opportunities for student learning as outlined in the CAM design. For
    example:
     What are you currently doing with student planning (e.g. OAR 581-022-1510 Guidance and
       Counseling)?
     What are you currently doing with project-based learning or other application-based learning
       methods?
     What current opportunities do your students have for community-based learning such as
       internships, service learning, etc.?
     What role can distance learning play to increase your local capacity?

   Assess the capacity of your school’s support systems that will be needed for student success.
     Is there a comprehensive guidance program, beyond just the counselor, that can support
       students in the development of their education plan?
     Are there employer and community partnerships that can enhance student learning beyond the
       classroom through extended application and in career-related learning experiences?


CAM Implementation Resources
High schools across Oregon are at various stages of implementing the Certificate of Advanced
Mastery (CAM). The Department is actively collecting materials from many implementation schools.
These examples provide a starting point for other high schools as they develop their local capacity for
CAM implementation. As the Department becomes aware of effective tools and strategies, electronic
copies or links will be posted on the Department’s web site. Currently, we have materials available
from the New Century Schools and other implementation sites including links to their web sites.

A beginning CAM resource web directory includes:

http://www.ode.state.or.us/cimcam/ (General CAM information)
http://www.ode.state.or.us/opte/New_Century_Schools/index.htm (Examples from the school sites)
http://www.hsd.k12.or.us/crls (career-related learning standards implementation)
http://ddhs.ddouglas.k12.or.us/Academics/CIMCAM/cimcam.htm (Examples from David Douglas HS)
http://www.reynolds.k12.or.us/%7Erhs/index2.html (Examples from Reynolds HS)

Check the Department’s web site often. New information will be added on a periodic basis. In
addition, each high school and school district CAM communications contact will continue to receive
regular updates through the Department’s CAM Communications Network.

The Department is currently working with the Oregon Association of Education Service Districts
(OAESD) in planning for the implementation of the CAM and graduation requirements recently
adopted by the State Board. As this partnership evolves, the Department and ESDs will keep you
informed about resources available to assist you in implementation.




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Status of CAM Implementation
The Department recognizes there are a range of CAM implementation efforts occurring in Oregon’s
high schools. The status of implementation varies from schools that have not yet made significant
progress toward CAM implementation to schools that are actively engaged in full implementation.
Most high schools are progressing with building local capacity for their school’s implementation of
CAM. Lessons learned from our New Century Schools and other early CAM implementation sites
demonstrate that implementation will occur one school at a time based on local capacity and
readiness.

A sample of nine ESDs was recently surveyed for the legislature regarding the status of CAM
implementation within the high schools in their regions. The ESD sample represents 151 of Oregon’s
201 high schools.

The non-scientific survey results indicate that the schools surveyed are at the following stages of
implementation:
    20% (30 high schools) actively implementing
    55% (83 high schools) progressively planning and in the early stages of implementation
    15% (23 high schools) studying models for implementation
    10% (15 high schools) not started with implementation

Next Steps

      Revise Oregon Administrative Rules (OARs) for the CAM and graduation requirements
       including the implementation timeline for the high school diploma requirements. The State
       Board will review drafts of the OARs on January 17 and February 21, 2002.

      Conduct a public hearing on the proposed rules at the end of February 2002.

      Complete the assessments for the extended application and career-related learning standards
       and conduct a pilot study during 2002-03.

      Develop the education plan and education profile.

      Continue to assist schools in building local capacity to integrate high academic standards with
       extended application that leads to each student’s successful transition to post secondary
       education, training and employment.

      Post a question and answer section on the CIM/CAM web page beginning in late January.




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