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1 Florida School Accountability Dr. Karen Schafer Accountability and Testing Adapted from Presentation June, 2014 by Ed Croft Bureau Chief, Accountability and Reporting

2 School Accountability Transition The vision: “Provide stability and clarity to the school accountability system during the transition to a new state assessment” 2

3 School Accountability Transition: Starting Over How transition will occur: When Florida students take the new assessment for the first time in , student performance level expectations (“cut scores”) will not yet exist State will set student performance level expectations in the summer immediately following the first administration of the new assessment Baseline School Grades will be calculated and released in the fall New baseline will accurately reflect student performance on the new standards and assessment, not using a statistical link back to old expectations 3

4 for last time FSA

5 How transition will occur: School recognition funding program will continue to be implemented. For purposes of determining grade 3 retention and high school graduation, student performance on the assessments shall be linked to student performance expectations. A virtual school or approved provider that receives the same or lower grade or rating is not subject to sanctions or penalties that would otherwise result. A district or charter school system designated as high performing may not lose the designation based on the grades. 5 School Accountability Transition

6 6 Implications for Differentiated Accountability (DA) For , low performing schools will continue to be categorized into DA status For , no new schools will be added to DA During and , schools will maintain whatever their DA status was at the end of The transition plan includes no interruption in current support to underperforming schools through the Differentiated Accountability teams. Schools will not be required to select and implement a turnaround option in the school year based on the grade or school improvement rating.

7 New School Grades Will begin in Eliminate “provisions that over-complicate the grading formula and muddle the meaning of a school grade” Eliminate bonus factors or extra weighting that may raise a school grade No bonus points for super-learning gains (impacts 4 categories) No HS Retake bonus points No bonus points for annual growth on HS components Eliminate penalties that can lower a school grade No penalty for fewer than 50% of L25% showing gains (impacts 2 categories: R/M) No penalty for fewer than 25% reading at Level 3 or above No penalty for fewer than 95% tested to earn an A No penalty for fewer than 65% on at-risk graduation rate 7

8 New School Grades Will begin in To eliminate confusion of different point scales for each level (E, MS, HS, Comb)… Each school grade component will be reported as a percentage, with each component worth a maximum of 100 percentage points No categories will be labeled as “points earned” (like current learning gains categories with bonus points) Final A-F grades will be based on a percentage of total points earned (70%, 80%, etc.) rather than on total points earned Ex: R 85%, M 90%, RG 95%, MG 80%, RL25% 90%, ML25% 85%, Sci 80% = ( )/700 = 86% Puts all levels, E – MS – HS, on same scale to better communicate with public 8

9 New School Grades Will begin in Senate Bill 1642 (amending s , F.S.) No penalties No bonus points School grades will be based on the percentage of total points earned rather than on a points total (count of points). The percent-tested requirement will be re-set at 95%. State Board will set new grading scale after system is revised. There must be at least five percentage points to separate the percentage thresholds needed to earn each grade. 9

10 New School Grades Will begin in Senate Bill 1642 (amending s , F.S.) For a school that does not have at least 10 students with complete data for one or more of the components, those components will not be used in the final calculation. (The grade will be calculated with the remaining components. There will be no substituting of the district average for components with too few students.) ELL students will be included in reading, math, science, and social studies achievement measures only if they have been enrolled in a U.S. school more than 2 years. The learning gains calculation will require that (1) students scoring below grade level must progress toward grade level performance, and (2) students already at grade level must progress beyond grade level performance in order to qualify for gains credit. ( Don’t know what these will look like ) 10

11 Based on 8 components for a total of 800 possible points. 11 X X

12 Elementary School Grades Model 12 English/ Language Arts (ELA)* MathematicsScience Achievement (0% to 100%) Achievement (0% to 100%) Achievement (0% to 100%) Learning Gains (0% to 100%) Learning Gains (0% to 100%) Learning Gains of the Low 25% (0% to 100%) Learning Gains of the Low 25% (0% to 100%) * ELA includes writing. Grade is based on percentages rather than on point totals. No penalties or bonuses. Performance categories now called Achievement categories. Based on 7 components for a total of 700 possible percentage points. Will begin in

13 Based on 9 components for a total of 900 possible points. 13 Revised X X

14 Middle School Grades Model 14 English/ Language Arts (ELA)* MathematicsScienceSocial Studies (Civics EOC) Acceleration Achievement (0% to 100%) Achievement (0% to 100%) Achievement (0%to 100%) Achievement (0% to 100%) Percentage of students who pass H.S. EOCs and industry certifications (0% to 100%) Learning Gains (0% to 100%) Learning Gains (0% to 100%) Learning Gains of the Low 25% (0% to 100%) Learning Gains of the Low 25% (0% to 100%) * ELA includes writing. Based on 9 components for a total of 900 possible percentage points. Reinstated/ Revised Grade is based on percentages rather than on point totals. No penalties or bonuses. Performance categories now called Achievement categories. Will begin in

15 Based on 16 components for a total of 1600 possible points. 15 * Performance calculation will change taking participation into account * X X X X X

16 High School Grades Model 16 English/ Language Arts (ELA)* Mathematics (EOCs) Science (Biology EOC) Social Studies (US History EOC) Graduation Rate Acceleration Success Achievement (0% to 100%) Achievement (0% to 100%) Achievement (0% to 100%) Achievement (0% to 100%) Overall, 4-year Graduation Rate (0% to 100%) Percent of students eligible to earn college credit through AP, IB, AICE, dual enrollment or earning an industry certification (0% to 100%) Learning Gains (0% to 100%) Learning Gains (0% to 100%) Learning Gains of the Low 25% (0% to 100%) Learning Gains of the Low 25% (0% to 100%) * ELA includes writing. Based on 10 components for a total of 1000 possible percentage points. Revised Grade is based on percentages rather than on point totals. No penalties or bonuses. Performance categories now called Achievement categories. Will begin in

17 -NEW- School Improvement Ratings The school improvement rating will identify an alternative school as having one of the following ratings: Commendable: a significant percentage of the students attending the school are making learning gains (replaces “Improving”) Maintaining: a sufficient percentage of the students attending the school are making learning gains. (same) Unsatisfactory: an insufficient percentage of the students attending the school are making learning gains. (replaces “Declining”) Thresholds will be established in Rule. Ratings are based on learning gains of the students at the school in ELA and Mathematics. 17

18 Implementation Working out the details… Commissioner re-establishing advisory groups to receive input LPAC – Leadership Policy Advisory Committee AAAC – Assessment and Accountability Advisory Committee LPAC and AAAC will meet in the summer and fall Draft school grades rule to the State Board in Early 2015 Standards setting meetings held Summer 2015 Draft rule on school grading scale to the State Board in Sept./Oct Grades calculated in Oct/Nov


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