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1 Miami-Dade County Public Schools September 30 or October 2, 2014
Test Chairperson’s Orientation Miami-Dade County Public Schools September 30 or October 2, 2014

2 Agenda Morning Session 2014-15 Testing Calendar Accountability Update
Test Security, Reporting Violations, and Responding to Inquiries Updates to the Testing Programs PMRN / FAIR-FS FSA FCAT/FCAT 2.0 EOC DDEOC SAT Grade 3 Opportunities for Promotion

3 Agenda Morning Session Afternoon Session
Updates to the Testing Programs (cont.) PERT CELLA CELLA Online NAEP/TIMMS Interim Assessments Afternoon Session Test Chair 101 Test Chair 201 Questions and Answers

4 Testing Calendar

5 CBT Testing Platforms, 2014-2015
Assessments CBT Platforms Tentative Dates On-line Comprehensive English Language Learning Assessment (On-line CELLA) AWSchoolTest.com As-Needed Basis Florida Assessments for Instruction in Reading (FAIR-FS) PMRN Fall, Winter, and Spring Interim Assessment Thinkgate Fall and Winter Next Generation Sunshine State Standards (NGSSS) End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments TestNav 6.9 TestNav 8 (Beginning with Winter 2014 administration) September 15-26 December 1-19 March 23 – April 10 April 20 – May 22 July 13-24

6 CBT Testing Platforms, 2014-2015
Assessments CBT Platforms Tentative Dates Florida Comprehensive Assessment (FCAT/FCAT 2.0) Retake TestNav 6.9 TestNav 8 (Beginning with Spring 2015 administration) October 6-17 March 23-April 10 Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT) College Success February Florida Standards Assessments (FSA) English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics Test Delivery System (TDS) December 1-19 (Field Test) March 2-13 March 23 – April 10 April 13-May 8 FSA EOC TDS April 20 – May 15 District-Designated EOCs (DDEOC) SchoolNet (IBTP) and Thinkgate May 11 - June 5

7 FLDOE Framework for the School Grading System for 2014-15 and Beyond
Gisela Feild Administrative Director Assessment, Research and Data Analysis July 2014

8 Revised Education Accountability
Governor’s Education Accountability Summit and Executive Order Provide stability and clarity with the transition to a new assessment Pursue Florida’s course of action regarding English Language Learners (ELL) in the ESEA waiver Ensure the accountability system is fair and transparent and promotes improvement in student outcomes Senate Bill 1642 provides the framework for the updated school accountability system consistent with those objectives

9 Senate Bill 1642–Education Accountability Revisions
Re-focuses the school grading formula on student success measures Achievement Learning gains Graduation Earning College Credit and/or Industry Certifications Maintains a focus on students who need the most support ELLs included in Achievement after 2 years Establishes a learning gains calculation that (1) requires students scoring below grade level to grow toward grade level performance, and (2) requires students already at grade level to progress beyond grade level performance

10 Senate Bill 1642–Education Accountability Revisions - continued
Eliminates provisions that over-complicate the formula and muddle the meaning of a school grade No bonus factors or additional weighting that may raise a school grade No additional requirements or no automatic adjustments that may lower a school grade Ensures that the level of performance associated with an A-F school grade is transparently evident Report all school grade components as percentages, each worth a maximum of 100 points Report A-F grades based on a percentage of points earned (e.g., 70%, 80%), rather than a point total

11 Senate Bill 1642–Education Accountability Revisions - continued
Requires the State Board to reset the grading scale avoiding the compression of the current scale There must be at least five percentage points separating the percentage thresholds needed to earn each of the school grades The State Board must periodically review the scale to determine whether the expectations should be raised to encourage increased student achievement If the Board adjusts the grading scale upward, it must inform the public and the school districts of the reasons for the adjustment and the anticipated impact on school grades

12 Elementary School Grades Model (700 points)
The school grade is based on the percentage of total points earned Provisions that may raise or lower a school’s grade beyond what the percentage of points would indicate are eliminated (no additional requirements; no additional weights/bonus; no automatic adjustments) Writing is included within the English/Language Arts components English/ Language Arts Mathematics Science Achievement (0% to 100%) Learning Gains Learning Gains of the Low 25%

13 Middle School Grades Model (900 points)
The school grade is based on the percentage of total points earned Provisions that may raise or lower a school’s grade beyond what the percentage of points would indicate are eliminated (no additional requirements; no additional weights/bonus; no automatic adjustments) Writing is included within the English/Language Arts components English/ Language Arts Mathematics Science Social Studies (Civics EOC) Acceleration Success Achievement (0% to 100%) Percentage who pass H.S. EOCs & industry certifications Learning Gains Learning Gains of the Low 25%

14 Senior High School Grades Model (1000 points)
The school grade is based on the percentage of total points earned Provisions that may raise or lower a school’s grade beyond what the percentage of points would indicate are eliminated (no additional requirements; no additional weights/bonus; no automatic adjustments) Writing is included within the English/Language Arts components Additional graduation rates (At-Risk and 5-year), college readiness measures (based on SAT, ACT, and PERT), and a stand-alone acceleration participation measure are eliminated from the model English/ Language Arts Mathematics Science Social Studies (US History EOC) Graduation Rate Acceleration Success Achievement (0% to 100%) Overall, 4-Year Graduation Rate Percentage of students who can earn college credit - AP,IB,AICE,DE, IC (0% to 100%) Learning Gains Learning Gains of the Low 25%

15 Senate Bill 1642–Education Accountability Transition Year
For the current school year (pending senior high, ), there are no changes to the school grading system, except those already directed by existing statute or State Board rule After Florida students take the new assessments for the first time in , student performance level expectations (“cut scores”) will be set in the summer immediately following the first administration of the new assessment A new baseline calculation of school grades will occur in Fall 2015, which accurately reflects student performance on the Florida Standards and FSA This baseline, informational approach in the first year provides everyone – parents, schools, districts, the general public – a clear understanding of a student’s and a school’s starting point on the new, more rigorous Florida Standards and FSA

16 Senate Bill 1642–Education Accountability Transition Year
No Consequences from the Baseline School Grades No interruption in current support to underperforming schools through our Differentiated Accountability teams A school may not be required to select and implement a turnaround option in the school year based on the grade or school improvement rating A district or charter school system designated as high- performing may not lose the designation based on the grades For purposes of determining grade 3 retention and high school graduation, student performance on the assessments shall be linked to student performance expectations Same process used for FCAT to FCAT 2.0

17 Senate Bill 1642–Education Accountability Implementation Schedule
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 of school grades rule to the State Board in early 2015 Standards setting meetings held summer 2015 Draft of rule on school grading scale to the State Board in Sept/Oct 2015 Grades calculated in Oct/Nov 2015

18 Assessment and Accountability Transition
Spring 2016: FSA administered for the 2nd time Summer 2015: Standard setting begins to establish cut scores for the FSA Spring 2015: New Florida Standards Assessment (FSA) administered Spring 2014: FCAT 2.0 Administered Fall 2015: Baseline School Grades released based on FSA results and new cut scores Summer 2014: School Grades released with current formula and accountability measures  Summer 2016: School Grades released with consequences

19 Test Security, Reporting Violations, and Responding to State Inquiries
Dr. Sally A. Shay

20 Security Standards, Guidelines, and Procedures for Test Administration and Test Security available at TestChairInfo/InfoForTest Chair.asp General guidelines adopted by School Board Florida Test Security Statute and Rule

21 From Standards: Designation of District Assessments (DDEOC)
Validity of assessments Sources for selection Results: reporting and application Security concerns Development Materials Administration

22 FCAT/FCAT 2.0/NGSSS EOC Caveon Data Forensics
The FLDOE has contracted with Caveon Test Security to provide its Caveon Data Forensics™ for all statewide assessments. Caveon will analyze data to identify highly unusual test results for two primary groups: Students with extremely similar test responses; and Schools with improbable levels of similarity, gains and/or erasures. Flagging only the most extreme results.

23 Caveon Similarity Index
Most Powerful & “Credible” Statistic Measures degree of similarity between two or more test instances Analyze each test instance against all other test instances in the school Possible causes of extremely high similarity: Answer Copying Test Coaching Proxy Test Taking Collusion 23

24 A Comparison… 24

25 Caveon Erasure Analyses
Based on estimated answer changing rates from: Wrong-to-Right Anything-to-Wrong Find answer sheets with unusual WtR answers Extreme statistical outliers could involve tampering, “panic cheating”, etc. Important! No student–level score invalidations based on erasure analysis; erasure analysis limited to school-level flagging for additional review. 25

26 FSA and FS EOC AIR Data Forensics
American Institutes for Research (AIR) will conduct data forensics using their own methodology. New model for similarity indices to be proposed at Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) meeting in November. Webinars for districts after the TAC meeting; dates TBD.

27 Updates to the Testing Programs:

28 Progress Monitoring and Reporting Network (PMRN v4) K-2/WAM Updates
Mayda Cabeza, Director I

29 Progress Monitoring and Reporting Network (PMRN v4)/
Access to PMRN via Login with employee credential From SSO site click on PMRN Principal: Required task for establishing SSO/PMRN access for school level users fs/pdf/ssoprincipal.pdf Heat Tickets or Toubleshooting: Use Firefox

30 Florida Standards Assessments (FSA); Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT/FCAT 2.0); and Next Generation Sunshine State Standards (NGSSS) End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments Maria C. Bruguera, Director I Mara Ugando, Staff Specialist

31 FSA/FCAT/FCAT 2.0/EOC Florida Standards Assessments (FSA)
Florida Standards Assessments (FSA) Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT/FCAT 2.0) and End-of-Course (EOC) Contractor American Institutes for Research (AIR) Pearson Standards Assessed Florida Standards Next Generation Sunshine State Standards (NGSSS) Subject Tests Grades 3-11 ELA; (Writing Component in Grades 4-11) Grades 3-8 Mathematics Algebra 1 Geometry Algebra 2 Grades 5 and 8 Science FCAT (SSS) Mathematics Retake FCAT 2.0 Reading Retake Algebra 1 Retake Biology 1 Civics Geometry (Fall and Winter only) US History 31

32 FSA/FCAT/FCAT 2.0/EOC FSA FCAT/FCAT 2.0/EOC CBT Platform
FSA FCAT/FCAT 2.0/EOC CBT Platform Test Delivery System (TDS) TestNav 8 (Beginning in Winter 2014 ) CBT Management System Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) and TDS PearsonAccess Access to Score Reports Online Reporting System (ORS) CBT Accommodations Built into TDS Built into TestNav 8 32

33 www.PearsonAccess. com/fl
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35 FSA/FCAT/FCAT 2.0/EOC Computer-Based Testing
TDS (AIR) TestNav 8 (Pearson) Required to Run Secure Browser Download Proctor Caching Eligible Devices Windows computers Macintosh computers iPads Chromebooks Android tablets Windows tablets 35

36 FSA/FCAT/FCAT 2.0/EOC Computer-Based Testing
TDS (AIR) TestNav 8 (Pearson) Create Test Sessions Test Administrator – TDS School/Technology Coordinator or PreID upload - PearsonAccess CBT Accommodations Built into TDS Built into TestNav 8 Technical Information and Resources Help Desk 36

37 FSA/FCAT/FCAT 2.0/EOC CBT Practice Tests
TDS (AIR) TestNav 8 (Pearson) Name Training Tests ePAT Platform Secure Browser Web-browser, no download Required? Yes, with test administrator to mimic operational testing Yes, with ePAT practice test script Available October 2014 37

38 What You Need to Know About FSA
American Institutes for Research (AIR) CBT test delivery and support TIDE, TDS, and ORS management Data Recognition Corporation (DRC) Materials shipping and return Materials production 38

39 What You Need to Know About FSA
The online FSA Portal is the starting place for all FSA programs, resources, and information. Information previously published on the FDOE website will now be available on the portal. You can register for alerts and be notified when new announcements or resources are posted. Users will access TIDE, TDS, and ORS through the portal. 39

40 What You Need to Know About FSA
The Test Delivery System (TDS) requires a secure browser download on each computer/device that will be used for testing. Response files are not saved locally. If there is a disruption in connectivity during testing, the student will be prevented from continuing to test until the issue is resolved. Handheld calculators may not be provided to students for CBT tests (unless specified on an IEP). Online calculators are only provided for Sessions 2 and 3 of grades 7 and 8 mathematics and EOCs. CBT Accommodations can be set for students through an upload OR by the test administrator prior to testing. 40

41 What You Need to Know About FSA
Test administrators, not school coordinators, will create test sessions and authorize students in their testing room to log in. Test administrators will complete a TDS Certification Process. Test administrators must be familiar with all students in their testing room. Test administrators must have a computer or mobile device for test management before and during testing. Headphones are required for all students for Grades ELA listening items (CBT). 41

42 What You Need to Know About FSA
Training tests are available for students to become familiar with the CBT platform and item types. Training tests are available by grade band, not grade level. Answer keys and a user guide are available on the portal. Training tests with CBT accommodations will be available in the fall when the secure browser is available for download. Grade-level/subject-specific practice tests will be available in Fall 2015. Students will be able to skip items on live tests and detailed instructions will be provided in administration scripts. Paper-based Sample Test Materials for grades 3 and 4, including large print and braille (all grades), are being developed. 42

43 Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE)
User-specific roles Accounts may be created individually or through a file upload Users may create users at or below their level We will provide you with a list of user roles and instructions Assigned roles will apply to all systems (TIDE, TDS, ORS) 43

44 TIDE PreID upload Add/Edit/Delete Students Print PreID labels
Assign Accommodations Invalidate CBT tests Check Answer Document Tracking Reports 44

45 Test Delivery System (TDS)
Create Test Sessions Created by test administrator right before testing Session information is posted for students in the room so they may log in Student Login/Testing Approve Students Once students log in, the test administrator must approve them in TDS before they can access the test Pause Students Test administrators may pause student tests for a break, etc. 45

46 PROPOSED FSA English Language Arts - Writing Component ONLY
Grade/Subject Proposed Time Number of Sessions Computer-Based in 2015? 4 90 minutes 1 No 5 Yes 6 7 8 9 10 11 The FSA ELA has a Text-Based Writing Component that is administered separately from the rest of the FSA ELA, but it is reported as part of the ELA score. (It is administered earlier to allow time for handscoring.) 46

47 PROPOSED FSA English Language Arts (Not Including the Writing Component)
Grade/ Subject Proposed Time Number of Sessions* Computer-Based in 2015? 3 160 minutes 2 No 4 5 Yes 6 170 minutes 7 8 9 180 minutes 10 11 *All sessions administered over two days. 47

48 PROPOSED FSA Mathematics
Grade/Subject Proposed Time Number of Sessions* Computer-Based in 2015? 3 160 minutes 2 No 4 5 Yes 6 180 minutes 7 8 Alg 1 Geo Alg 2 *All sessions administered over two days. For Grades 6-8, Session 1 is on Day 1, Sessions 2 & 3 on Day 2. 48

49 Additional Notes for Mathematics Assessments
Students in grades 7-8 and those taking Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and Geometry EOC Assessments will be permitted to use the calculator provided within the assessment platform for certain items. Calculators will not be permitted for session 1 but will be permitted for session 2 for the above mathematics assessments. Practice calculators are available on the FSA Portal at 49

50 Accommodations for Testing
Beginning with Winter 2014, One-Item-Per-Page (PBT and CBT) and Large Print (CBT) are no longer “unique accommodations.” Student eligibility for ALL paper-based accommodations must be confirmed at the district level and submitted to FDOE. Remember: paper-based accommodations should only be provided for CBT tests if students CANNOT access assessments on the computer. CBT accommodations include: Text to Speech (same as Screen Reader currently used with TestHear) and Masking (new) 50

51 Readiness Activities - CBT Only
Certification Tool Infrastructure Trials Tentative Dates Winter 2014 CBT Certification (Required) October 20–November 4, 2014 Pearson Winter NGSSS EOC and AIR FSA Writing Field Test Spring 2015 CBT Certification (Required) January 20–February 3, 2015 FSA ELA, Mathematics, and EOC February 9– 24, 2015 FCAT/FCAT 2.0 Retakes and NGSSS EOC Both TDS and TestNav 8 will have Infrastructure Trials for schools to run to test their systems. The Infrastructure Trial for AIR will be available prior to the Winter 2014 FSA ELA Writing Field Test. A statewide Infrastructure Trial will be conducted in January for AIR/TDS. Information about completion of the Infrastructure Trials will be collected through the Certification Tool. 51

52 District Designated End of Course Exams (DDEOC)
Kathleen Sierra, Supervisor

53 SB 736 – Student Success Act
Requires at least 50 percent of a school administrator and a classroom teacher’s performance evaluation be based upon student learning growth assessed annually by statewide assessments or, for subjects and grade levels not measured by statewide assessments, by school district assessments.

54 SB 736 – Student Success Act (cont.)
The bill revises Florida Statute ( (4)) and requires districts to designate assessments to measure student performance in all subjects and grade levels, except those measured under statewide assessment programs (i.e., FCAT2.0, FSA, and NGSSS and FS EOC).

55 SB 736 – Student Success Act (cont.)
Assessments may include: Statewide assessments; Other standardized assessments including nationally recognized standardized assessments; Industry certification examinations; District-developed or district-selected EOC assessments; and/or Teacher/principal-selected assessments.

56 Florida Item Bank and Test Platform (IBTP)
Item Bank created by state with Race to the Top Funds over All Districts will have access Core and non-core content areas IBTP items have been imported to Thinkgate Currently, Thinkgate does not support audio or video. Items requiring audio/video must be delivered through IBTP

57 Existing Sources of Items/Assessments
FCAT 2.0/ FSA/FAA/ SAT-10 Reading/ English/ Language Arts Mathematics Science End of Course Tests Algebra 1 [Algebra 2] Geometry Biology 1 US History Civics Other Established Standardized Tests AP IB AICE Industry Certification IBTP Core Content English/ Language Arts Social Studies Spanish IBTP Non-Core Content Physical Education/Health Visual Arts Performing Arts World Languages Career/Technical CFAC Grant Gap Courses

58 Status of Courses Grades K-12

59 DDEOC: Plan for 2014-15 School Year
Courses with existing items or EOCs Fall 2014 – Spring 2015 Finalized list of courses to be covered will be published in November Program Guide Address administration procedures Accommodations for SPED and ELL Tests will be administered through Thinkgate and the Florida IBTP Scores will be reported through the electronic gradebook system. For the baseline year: DDEOC scores will not be calculated into the final grade. DDEOCs administered to Annual and Semester 2 courses

60 Principal/Teacher Selected Tests: Plan for 2014-15 School Year
Courses with no assessment Principals will designate use of departmentalized or teacher-created EOCs and report to district Student results will be entered into Gradebook Will continue to work toward developing items for courses with no items

61 Administration – 2014-15 - Baseline Year
Test Window: May 11- June 5, 2015 DDEOC assessments will be administered through Thinkgate and Florida IBTP Schools will have option to print test forms and use scanable answer sheets, with adherence to strict security protocols Assessments will be multiple-choice and conducted within a class period Teachers will record student’s DDEOC grade in electronic gradebook – validity check will be conducted

62 Stanford Achievement Test-Tenth Edition (SAT-10), Grade 3 Promotion Opportunities, and Post Secondary Education Readiness Test (PERT) Mayda Cabeza, Director I

63 SAT-10 What is the SAT-10? Who is administered the SAT-10?
Grades K - 2, districtwide Important dates to remember April 13-17, 2015

64 SAT-10 Results School Listing of Results (May-June)
Must be picked up at ITS Individual Student Reports (August) Delivered to schools Results Not available on the Parent Portal Posted to SPI under the tab FCAT/SAT-10 Scores NEW Uses Referral of students to the district’s gifted program Early identification of students who would be considered at high risk for problems associated with reading comprehension .

65 Grade 3 Opportunities for Promotion

66 Grade 3 Opportunities for Promotion
Section , Florida Statutes (F.S.), Eliminating Social Promotion. Spring FSA English Language Arts Spring Grade 3 Reading Student Portfolio Alternative Standardized Reading Assessment (ASRA)—ITBS, Level 9, administered the last two weeks of school Alternative Assessment for Grade 3 Promotion (AAGTP)—SAT-10, Primary 3, administered in Summer School Grade 3 Mid-Year Promotion (GTMYP)—ITBS, Level 10, administered in November

67 Grade 3 Reading Student Portfolio
Administered during the 2nd semester Participants: All grade 3 students complete a portfolio Scored at the school site Represents the 2nd opportunity for a student to be promoted to grade 4 Student must demonstrate mastery of the benchmarks Training conducted via Screencast

68 Alternative Standardized Reading Assessment (ASRA)
Administered the last two weeks of schools. Participants: Students scoring Level 1 , or students who did not participate in the Spring FSA English Language Arts, and Students without a passing Reading Portfolio Represents the 3rd and last opportunity within the school year prior to retention. Students must score at or above a given cut score on the ITBS to be considered for promotion. Training conducted via Screencast

69 Alternative Assessment for Grade 3 Promotion (AAGTP)
Administered at the end of the summer Reading camp. Participants: Retained grade 3 students SAT-10, Primary 3 is scored locally through ITS Represents 4th opportunity for students to be promoted to grade 4 Students must score at or above a given cut score on the SAT-10 to be considered for promotion Training conducted via Screencast

70 Grade 3 Mid-Year Promotion (GTMYP)
Administered mid-November Participants: Students who “just missed” passing the AAGTP, or other students at the principal’s discretion ITBS, Level 10 will be scored via Thinkgate securely. A listing of results will need to be picked up at TDC. Represents 5th opportunity for retained 3rd grade students to be promoted to grade 4 Students must have a passing score on the ITBS, representing 4th grade work.

71 PERT High schools must evaluate the college readiness of each student prior to grade 12. Eligible grade 11 students with the following criteria should test. Student who score a Level 2 or 3 on the reading portion of the Grade 10 FCAT 2.0 Students who score Level 2, 3 or 4 on the Algebra I EOC in Grade 10. Results of the assessment will be used to advise students. Rule 6A , effective Nov. 3, 2013, allows a high school student who has taken Algebra 1 but has not passed the EOC to use a comparative score of 97 or higher on PERT Math to meet high school graduation requirements. Dual Enrollment Eligibility

72 PERT College Readiness Scores
Assessment Reading Writing Mathematics ACT 19 17 English SAT 440 Verbal N/A Math CPT 83 Sentence Skills 72 Elementary Algebra PERT 106 103 114 New : College readiness measures have been eliminated from the high school grade component

73 PERT Score Repository Houses all PERT scores across the state
Miami-Dade College (MDC) is able to access PERT test scores for students participating in Dual Enrollment and incoming students interested in enrolling at MDC after graduation. Miami-Dade County Public Schools uploads PERT test scores on SPI for school access.

74 Comprehensive English Language Learning Assessment (CELLA)
Felicia Mallory, Executive Director Denetra Collins, Staff Specialist

75 Overview of CELLA CELLA is a four-skill English language assessment measuring student proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students in grades 1 – 12 are administered the Listening, Reading, and Writing sections in groups Speaking on a one-on-one basis Kindergarten students are assessed in all four areas on a one-to-one basis. Unlike the FSA, CELLA is not a timed test.

76 Purposes of CELLA The test results can provide:
Data useful for charting student progress over time, Diagnostically useful information about students’ strengths and weaknesses in English, The language proficiency levels of individual students can be used in making decisions regarding placement into, or exit from English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) programs. Identifying the proper ESOL level, Determining whether the District and schools met Annual Measureable Achievement Objectives (AMAOs)

77 Important Dates for 2015 CELLA
Administration: February 16– April 3, 2015

78 CELLA ONLINE Beatriz Pereira, Executive Director 305-995-1950
Division of Bilingual Education and World Languages Beatriz Pereira, Executive Director North Region Deland Innocent, Supervisor South Region Lourdes Menendez, Supervisor

79 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP/TUDA/TIMSS)
Felicia Mallory, Executive Director Denetra Collins, Staff Specialist

80 Features of NAEP Provides district-level data to participating urban districts Provides a common yardstick to measure student achievement in comparison to Other urban districts States Large Central Cities National Public Schools Census Regions

81 Purpose of NAEP A common nationwide measure of student performance
Reports changes over time Provides results for the nation, states, and some urban districts Secondary indicator for state progress and allows national comparisons between states and large urban districts Used by the President, Congress, and state leaders to set education policy

82 Overview of NAEP A representative sample of schools and students are selected Randomly selected students in grades 4, 8, and12 are assessed in reading, mathematics, and science Assessments include multiple-choice and constructed responses Assessments are administered by NAEP field staff Assessments are 90 to 120 minutes, which include testing and answering background questions Accommodations are offered for ELL and SWD students Results are reported by scale scores, subscales, achievement levels, subgroups, and geography

83 Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS)
Compares the performance of U.S. students to other countries in math and science Assessments administered in mathematics and science every 4 years for students in grades 4 and 8 (since 1996) and grade 12 (1995 and 2008) Students in grade 12 will participate in advanced mathematics and physics

84 Important Dates for NAEP /TIMSS 2015
Event Date Provide School Information Form registration September 30, 2014 NAEP representative Student List Notify Parents December 2014 Prepare for Assessment January 2, 2015 Testing Windows: NAEP TIMMS January 26– March 8, 2015 March 30 – May 29, 2015 Wrap-Up June 2 – 5, 2015

85 NAEP – TUDA 2015 Release Dates
October 2015 grades 4 and 8 national and state mathematics and reading results December 2015 grades 4 and 8 TUDA mathematics and reading results March 2016 grades 4 and 8 national and state science results April 2016 grade 12 national mathematics, reading and science results

86 Interim Assessment Program Formative Classroom Assessment
Felicia Mallory, Executive Director Denetra Collins, Staff Specialist

87 Overview of the Interim Assessment Program
Interim Assessment tests administered three times per year (BBA, fall, and winter) Alignment with the Florida Standards and Next Generation Sunshine State Standards and District’s pacing guides Data analysis and disaggregation, score reports, and item analysis are available in Thinkgate

88 Purpose of the Interim Assessment Program
To monitor student progress on the Reading, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies - Florida Standards and the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards (Fall and Winter) To provide teachers with classroom assessment tools that will provide reliable student-level benchmark information to inform instruction To provide students with information on their progress on specific benchmarks To provide schools with a reliable and valid assessment tool for state progress reporting.

89 New Interim Assessment Forms
New Fall and Winter Interim Assessments have been developed to address the new Florida Standards for the following: Reading, Grades 3 – 11 Mathematics, Grades 3 – 8 Algebra 1 Algebra 2, Geometry US History and Civics assessments have been revised

90 Administration Windows Subjects and Grade Levels
Interim Assessment Program Administration Windows Administration Windows Subjects and Grade Levels BBA August 18, 2014– September 3, 2014 Science: Grades 5 and 8 Fall October 27, 2014– November 14, 2014 Reading: Grades 3-11 Mathematics: Grades 3-8; Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and Geometry Science: Grades 5, 8, and Biology 1 United States History Civics Winter January 26, 2015 – February 13, 2015

91 Students to be Tested All eligible students* must take the Interim Assessment in Reading, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. Reading, Grades 3-11,* Mathematics, Grades 3-8* Science: Grades 5 and 8* All students enrolled in: Algebra I Algebra II Geometry Biology I U.S History Civics *Students MUST take the test corresponding to the grade level in which they are listed in ISIS (unless they are enrolled in an EOC course in same content area).

92 Fall/Winter Administration Format
Content- Area Paper-Based Tests Computer-Based Tests Reading Grades 3-4 Grades 5, 6-8, and 9-11, and Retake Grade 10 Math Grades 3 -4 Grades 5, 6-8, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and Geometry Science Grades 5 and 8 Biology Social Studies U.S. History. Civics *Retake can be administered paper-based.

93 Approximate Testing Times
Before the Test Administration Time After the Test Approximately 10 minutes to pass out testing materials Reading*: Approximately 75 minutes Approximately 10 minutes to collect testing materials Mathematics*: Science*: Approximately 112 minutes Civics*: Approximately 90 minutes U.S. History*: * It is suggested that longer assessments be administered over a two-day time period.

94 Performance Levels During the baseline administration of new Interim Assessments, default performance levels will be used: 70% for proficiency 69% and below for non-proficiency Default performance levels in will be used for: Reading, Grades 3 – 11 Mathematics, Grades 3 – 8 Algebra 1 Algebra 2, Geometry US History Civics

95 Performance Levels The following performance levels will be used for:
Science, Grades 5 and 8; and Biology Satisfactory Progress This student demonstrated a satisfactory level of achievement on the content focus of the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards assessed during this instructional period. To attain high levels of achievement in this content area, the student must receive continued instruction on the challenging content and skills across the benchmarks designated for this grade level. Limited Progress This student demonstrated a limited level of achievement on the content focus of the Florida Sunshine State Standards assessed during this instructional period. To attain high levels of achievement in this content area, the student must receive targeted interventions and remediation in the areas of concern, and continued instruction on the challenging content and skills across the benchmarks designated for this grade level. Insufficient Progress This student demonstrated an insufficient level of achievement on the content focus of the Florida Sunshine State Standards assessed during this instructional period. To attain high levels of achievement in this content area, the student must receive intensive interventions and remediation in the areas of concern, and continued instruction on the challenging content and skills across the benchmarks designated for this grade level. Students who are likely to score in FCAT levels 3 and above Students whose performance was not sufficient to predict success Students who are likely to score below FCAT level 3

96 Score Reports Useful reports that can be retrieved via Thinkgate:
Report Card by Test Progress Report Item Analysis Distractor Analysis Score Analysis Proficiency Report At-Risk Students by Standard Report Card by Standard (classes) Test Summary Demographic Item Performance

97 Thinkgate Consultants
Carlos Lopez Michael Slakman Lina Turnes

98 District Resources Assessment, Research, and Data Analysis Website: Test Chairperson Website: Testing Calendar (check for updates regularly): Guidelines and Tips for School Test Chairpersons: airpersons.pdf Standards, Guidelines, and Procedures for Test Administration and Test Security: resMay2013.pdf Test Security Screencast for Test Administrators and Proctors

99 Contact Student Assessment and Educational Testing:
Dr. Sally A. Shay, District Director Florida Standards Assessment (FSA), Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT/FCAT 2.0) , and End-of-Course Assessments (EOC): Maria C. Bruguera, Director I Mara Ugando, Staff Specialist Stanford Achievement Test-Tenth Edition (SAT-10), Grade 3 Promotion Opportunities, and Post Secondary Education Readiness Test (PERT): Mayda Cabeza, Director I Comprehensive English Language Learning Assessment (CELLA), Interim Assessment, and National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP): Felicia Mallory, Executive Director Denetra Collins, Staff Specialist District Designated End-of-Course Assessments (DDEOC) Kathy Sierra, Supervisor Test Distribution Center Magaly Hernandez, Supervisor


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