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1May 6, 2010 Florida Department of Education.  Science Updates  FCAT and FCAT 2.0  End-of-Course Science Assessments (EOC)  Interpretive Products.

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1 1May 6, 2010 Florida Department of Education

2  Science Updates  FCAT and FCAT 2.0  End-of-Course Science Assessments (EOC)  Interpretive Products Update  Item Specifications  Sample Test Materials  Contact Information 2May 6, 2010 Florida Department of Education

3 Grade May 6, 2010 Florida Department of Education

4  Is aligned to the 1996 Standards  Will have multiple-choice test items  The number of raw points is approximate to those of prior years when there were performance tasks 4May 6, 2010 Florida Department of Education

5  Content representation and difficulty is approximate to those of prior years  Scores will be reported in the same manner as in prior years.  Field-test items written to the 2008 NGSSS embedded in the test. May 6, 2010 Florida Department of Education5

6 Grade May 6, 2010 Florida Department of Education

7  Is aligned to the 1996 Standards  Will have multiple-choice test items and 4-7 gridded-response test items  No changes were made to the Science grids  The number of raw points is approximate to those of prior years when there were performance tasks 7May 6, 2010 Florida Department of Education

8  Content representation and difficulty is approximate to those of prior years.  Scores will be reported in the same manner as in prior years.  Field-test items written to the 2008 NGSSS embedded in the test. 8May 6, 2010 Florida Department of Education

9 Grade May 6, 2010 Florida Department of Education

10  Is aligned to the 1996 Standards  Will have multiple-choice test items and 4- 7 gridded-response items  No changes were made to the Science grids  The number of raw points is approximate to those of prior years when there were performance tasks. 10May 6, 2010 Florida Department of Education

11  Content representation and difficulty is approximate to those of prior years.  Scores will be reported in the same manner as in prior years.  There WILL NOT be field-test items embedded in this test  This is the last year of this FCAT test. 11May 6, 2010 Florida Department of Education

12 12May 6, 2010 Florida Department of Education

13  The field testing of items written to 2008 Standards begins with the 2011 test.  Grades 5 and 8 field-test items will be embedded in the 2011 tests.  Biology I End-of-Course (EOC) assessment will be a stand-alone field test administered to a sample of schools.  Schools will be selected for participation based on their demographics. 13May 6, 2010 Florida Department of Education

14  The first year of 2008 Standards assessment is spring  Standards Setting to determine cut scores for achievement levels will be held in fall of May 6, 2010 Florida Department of Education

15 FCAT 2.0 Grade 5 15May 6, 2010 Florida Department of Education

16  Test will be comprehensive.  Includes benchmarks from grades 3, 4, and 5.  Benchmarks with similar content will be grouped together using an ‘assessed as’ and ‘also assessed’ model.  All benchmark groupings are annually assessed. 16May 6, 2010 Florida Department of Education

17  All items will be multiple-choice.  Reporting categories: Nature of Science, Earth and Space Science, Physical Science, Life Science.  Items are written to the cognitive level of the benchmark using grade appropriate language. 17May 6, 2010 Florida Department of Education

18 FCAT 2.0 Grade 8 18May 6, 2010 Florida Department of Education

19  Test will be comprehensive.  Includes benchmarks from grades 6, 7, and 8.  Benchmarks with similar content will be grouped together using an ‘assessed as’ and ‘also assessed’ model.  All benchmark groupings are annually assessed.  All items will be multiple-choice. 19May 6, 2010 Florida Department of Education

20  Reporting categories: Nature of Science, Earth and Space Science, Physical Science, Life Science.  A periodic table will be included.  Due to the focus of the benchmarks, a reference sheet is not needed.  Items requiring an equation will have the equation included in the item.  Calculators will be provided for student use. 20May 6, 2010 Florida Department of Education

21  Items are written to the cognitive level of the benchmark using grade appropriate language. 21May 6, 2010 Florida Department of Education

22  Not yet determined:  Range of points for each reporting category  How many questions (length of test)  How long each session will be (administration time)  Achievement levels and cut scores 22May 6, 2010 Florida Department of Education

23 Biology I 23May 6, 2010 Florida Department of Education

24  Based on course descriptions for Biology I.  Assesses benchmarks common to Biology I and Biology I Honors.  Benchmarks with similar content will be grouped together using an ‘assessed as’ and ‘also assessed’ model. 24May 6, 2010 Florida Department of Education

25  All benchmark groupings will be annually assessed.  All items will be multiple-choice.  Nature of Science will be assessed in a biological context.  A periodic table will be included.  Items are written to the cognitive level of the benchmark using grade appropriate language (grade 9). 25May 6, 2010 Florida Department of Education

26  This assessment will be a computer-based test administered the last few weeks of the course. 26May 6, 2010 Florida Department of Education

27  Not yet determined:  Reporting categories  Range of points for each reporting category  How many questions (length of test)  How long each session will be (administration time)  Achievement levels and cut scores 27May 6, 2010 Florida Department of Education

28 SB 4/HB year Timeline for Implementation of Science EOC Biology Credit for graduation and EOC as 30% of student grade (currently 95% graduate with credit) Passage of Biology EOC for credit Biology Credit for graduation and EOC as 30% of student grade Passage of Biology EOC for credit Chemistry or Physics and an equally rigorous course required for graduation, (currently 74% graduate with credit) Chemistry or Physics and an equally rigorous course required for graduation Key: Black text is yr. of initiation of the requirement. Red ink if the first year graduates must meet requirement to earn a standard diploma. 28May 6, 2010 Florida Department of Education

29 SB 4/HB year Timeline for Implementation of Mathematics EOC Algebra I EOC as 30% of student grade Passage of Algebra I EOC for credit Algebra I EOC as 30% of student grade Passage of Algebra I EOC for credit Geometry credit for graduation no EOC (currently 93% graduate with credit) Geometry EOC as 30% of student grade Passage of Geometry EOC for credit Geometry credit for graduation Geometry EOC as 30% of student grade Passage of Geometry EOC for credit Algebra II credit for graduation Key: Black text is yr. of initiation of the requirement. Red ink if the first year graduates must meet requirement to earn a standard diploma. 29 May 6, 2010 Florida Department of Education

30  Not yet determined:  How accountability models will change to include EOC assessments 30May 6, 2010 Florida Department of Education

31  Content Item Review  Biology I EOC – October  Grade 8 – October  Grade 5 – October  Bias and Sensitivity, October  Expert Review, November 2 31May 6, 2010 Florida Department of Education

32 Interpretive Product Updates 32May 6, 2010 Florida Department of Education

33  Grades 5 and 8 FCAT 2.0 Science Test Item Specifications aligned to the 2008 NGSSS will be posted to the DOE website in late July  Biology I End-of-Course Assessment Item Specifications will also be posted to the website in late July May 6, 2010 Florida Department of Education

34 The 2011 Science Sample Test Materials have the same information as the 2010 Science materials. The 2012 Sample Test Materials for grades 5 and 8 will have test items written to the new standards. Online practice items will be available for Biology I EOC in the Spring of May 6, 2010 Florida Department of Education

35  Assessment Schedule - DOE link:  Test Design Summary – DOE link  This presentation – TDC link: 35May 6, 2010 Florida Department of Education

36  Linda Oravetz, FCAT Science Coordinator: ext. 237  Christopher Harvey, FCAT Science Specialist: ext May 6, 2010 Florida Department of Education

37  Lyla Springfield, FCAT Reading:  Steve Ash, FCAT Mathematics:  Renn Edenfield, FCAT Writing:  Randy Felton, Social Studies:  Mary Ann Cleveland, Interpretive Products/Operational Tests: 37May 6, 2010 Florida Department of Education

38 Test Development Center Vince Verges Executive Director (850) ext. 233 SunCom ext May 6, 2010 Florida Department of Education


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