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1 Quest for Perfection. 2 Florida Comprehensive Assessment Tests and End-of-Course Assessments FCAT 2.0 Reading Grades 3 – 10 FCAT 2.0 Mathematics Grades.

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1 1 Quest for Perfection

2 2 Florida Comprehensive Assessment Tests and End-of-Course Assessments FCAT 2.0 Reading Grades 3 – 10 FCAT 2.0 Mathematics Grades 3 – 8 FCAT 2.0 Science Grades 5 & 8 FCAT Writing Grades 4, 8 &10 Algebra 1 & Geometry Biology Under development: U.S. History, Civics

3 Pervasive Quality Assurance Built into every process from planning and designing, to executing Process and outcome documentation Process and outcome audits Transparency Continuous refinement and redesign Discipline and vigilance; trust but verify 3

4 Pervasive Quality Assurance Design and Development Test Construction Document Quality Test Security and Administration Scoring Calibration/Equating Reporting 4

5 5 Test Development Center Contracted center, staffed by educators Ensures educator involvement & content quality Standing and Rotating Committees (e.g., Content Advisory, STEM Experts, College- ready Standards, …) Annual Report to District Superintendents District educators who served in past year District educators who are in database (statewide ~4200) Request for nominations

6 6 Test and Item Content Quality Content Advisory Committees Test and Item Specs Item Review Committees Review and select field- test items Items are field tested Appropriate? Yes Meet statistical criteria? Yes HS Handscoring Standards Assessed Clarifications Item Types Examples Educator Involvement Key

7 7 Annual training conducted for Department and contractor staff Test Construction Specifications Revised and enhanced annually Incorporates checklists Checklists follow documents during test construction Relentless focus on item quality, overall coherence of test content, statistical quality Example: location of reading passages compared to prior location is strictly controlled Test Construction

8 Document Quality Test Development Center Editors Accommodations specialist Editorial and content checklists Variety of staff take each test Intense and synchronized process 8

9 Test Administration Annual Test Administration Debrief meeting Review of all products against specifications, including shipment samples Webinars for preparation and training on CBT Tests are administered and monitored by certified educators. Multiple equated core forms of CBT are randomly assigned within classrooms. 9

10 Test Security Extensive and enhanced test security requirements Test Security Statute, s , F.S. Prohibited Activities Agreement Seating charts, test group codes Test materials chain of custody form Student pledge Data forensics on all grades and tests Some student results automatically invalidated but have an appeals process. Investigations, including Department of Law Enforcement and FDOE Inspector General 10

11 Scoring and Data Quality Specifications and checklists Extensive planning and dry runs with mock data Contractor site monitoring by FDOE Document processing and equating audits Triangulation with FDOE and multiple contractors Additional assistance from FSU for data checking 11

12 12 Handscoring Quality Assurance Extensive quality assurance processes are utilized for FCAT Writing handscoring FDOE and educators review, revise, and approve all training and qualifying materials. FDOE staff provide on-site monitoring for training, qualifying, and first full week of scoring One week of pseudoscoring External audit and public reporting

13 Reporting Results Statute (s (c)14, F.S.) dictates testing and reporting timeframes. Cross-agency planning team meets weekly for several months prior to reporting. Hire seasonal data checkers to verify files/paper reports. Choreographed file transfers (contractor, FDOE, web team, data warehouse), version control, analyses, and briefings 13

14 Pervasive Quality Assurance Built into every process from planning and designing, to executing Process and outcome documentation Process and outcome audits Transparency Continuous refinement and redesign Discipline and vigilance; trust but verify 14

15 15 More information Websites: fcat.fldoe.org/default.asp Technical: fcat.fldoe.org/fcatpub5.aspfcat.fldoe.org/fcatpub5.asp Florida Department of Education FL Department of Education


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