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1 Testing and Accountability Update: Legislation, School Grades July, 2013 Dr. Karen Schafer Director, Office of Accountability and Testing

2 Impact of HB 1076 The bill establishes new standard high school diploma requirements for students entering 9th grade in the school year and thereafter, alters testing requirements for previous cohorts of high school students, and establishes Scholar and Merit diploma designations. 2

3 OLD RULES Graduation RequirementCourse Req for gr. 9 Cohort Yr EOC Graduation Requirement Algebra Must pass as of Geometry Must pass as of Biology Must pass as of Algebra II PARCC EOC Chemistry or Physics plus No EOC Other requirementsMust pass FCAT 2.0 gr 10 Reading Bills passed in Florida in 2006 and 2010 significantly increased the math and science credits and testing requirements for high school graduation. Requirements were the same for all students seeking a regular diploma. Course & EOC Requirements: What Was… 3

4 OLD RULESNEW RULES Graduation RequirementGrad Course Req for gr. 9 Cohort Yr EOC Graduation Requirement Change beginning with gr. 9 Cohort Algebra Must pass as of Grad req. for all diploma options. Must pass EOC for graduation. EOC counts 30%. Geometry Must pass as of Grad req. for all diploma options. EOC counts 30%. Biology Must pass as of Grad req. for all diploma options. EOC counts 30%. Must pass EOC for Scholar. Algebra II PARCC EOCEliminated for Std Diploma. For Scholar, must pass CC EOC & EOC counts 30%. Chemistry or Physics plus No EOCEliminated for Std Dip. Grad req. for Scholar. No EOC. Other requirementsMust pass FCAT 2.0 gr 10 Reading Course and EOC Requirements: Changes as a Result of SB

5 Diploma Designations Standard Diploma Scholar Diploma Merit Diploma 5

6 ELA I, II, III, IV to meet grad. req., not to earn course credit. Alg 1 & Geom EOC count 30% of FCG / * *Industry cert courses that lead to college credit may be used for up to 2 math credits (not Alg 1/Geom) *Industry cert courses that lead to college credit may be used for up to 1 science credit counts 30% of FCG * Standard Diploma Changes Brevard requires 4 credits Credits required: 24 for state, 26 for Brevard (no change) GPA: 2.0 (no change) Assessments: Must pass Gr. 10 FCAT 2.0 Reading and Algebra 1 EOC (change in EOC requirements) 6

7 Merit Diploma Designation In addition to the requirements for a standard diploma, a student pursuing a Merit designation must attain one or more industry certifications from a state-approved list. 7

8 Scholar Diploma Designation Additional requirements to earn a Scholar designation: SubjectScholar Diploma Requirement EnglishPass the 11th grade ELA common core assessment, effective when the state transitions to common core assessments MathematicsEarn 1 credit in Algebra II and 1 credit in Statistics or an equally rigorous course. When the state transitions to common core assessments, students must pass the Algebra II common core assessment. SciencePass the Biology I EOC assessment and earn 1 credit in Chemistry or Physics and 1 credit in an equally rigorous course. Social StudiesPass the U.S. History EOC assessment. Foreign LanguageEarn 2 credits in the same foreign language. OtherEarn at least 1 credit in an AP, IB, AICE, or a dual enrollment course. 8

9 Summary of Graduation Changes Students who took Biology or Geometry prior to the school year will no longer be required to pass the Biology I and Geometry EOC assessments to earn course credit. Beginning with students in gr. 9 in , the Biology and Geometry EOCs count 30 % of a student’s final course grade. No student is required to earn a credit in Algebra II and Chemistry or Physics to earn a standard high school diploma. High school students may earn a Scholar diploma designation if they satisfy course and testing requirements above-and-beyond those required for a standard diploma, e.g., earn credits in Algebra II and Chemistry or Physics and an equally rigorous science course and pass the Biology I and U.S. History EOC assessments. Students pursuing a Merit designation must attain one or more industry certifications. 9

10 Summary of Assessment Requirements Changes to math and science credit and testing requirements for a standard HS diploma: The award of high school course credit in Algebra I, Biology I, and Geometry will no longer be tied to passing EOC assessments. This applies to all and future high school students, including students who have already taken the assessments. Student must pass the Alg I EOC to meet the graduation requirement, not to earn credit 10

11 Summary of Assessment Requirements No student, including th graders, will be required to pass the Biology I and Geometry EOC assessments in order to earn a standard diploma. Passage of the Biology I EOC assessment is only required if a student pursues the Scholar designation. No student, including th graders, will be required to earn a math credit in Algebra II or science credits in Chemistry or Physics to earn a standard diploma, just for the Scholar designation. 11

12 Information to Schools Documents: Diploma Designations How EOCs will Count for Students Graduation Requirements DOE has promised new guidelines for counselors and students 12

13 SB 1076 Impact on Middle Grades Promotion Requirements 3 courses in English Language Arts (ELA) 3 courses in MG or higher math Alg 1: student must pass EOC to earn HS credit (no change) Geom: student must TAKE pass EOC for 30% & earn passing grade in course to earn HS credit 3 courses in social studies Must include 1 sem civics course (beginning w/ th grade cohort) Must take Civics EOC for 30% of FCG Eliminates req that student must earn a passing score on EOC to pass course and be promoted from middle grades 13

14 SB 1076 Impact on Middle Grades Promotion Requirements (continued) 3 courses in MG or higher science Biol 1: student must pass take EOC for 30% & earn passing grade in course to earn HS credit 1 course in career and education planning 14

15 SB 1076 Impact on Middle Grades FCAT Remediation for middle grades (6-8) Reading: Level 1 OR Level 2 Must enroll in remedial course or “a content area course in which remediation strategies are incorporated into course” Repeals remediation exemption for middle grade students (6-8) who scored Level 1 or 2 who scored L3 or better in previous 3 years Math: Level 1 or Level 2 Student must receive remediation which may be integrated into the student’s required math courses. Bill does not specifically address remediation for Level 1,2 Algebra EOC BUT passing the EOC is a graduation requirement 15

16 SB 1076 Impact on High Schools FCAT Remediation for high school students Reading: Level 1 OR Level 2 on 9 th or 10 th grade FCAT Must be enrolled in and complete intensive remedial course or be placed in content area course that includes remediation of deficit skills Legislation no longer includes remediation exemption for HS students who scored Level 1 or 2 who scored L3 or better in previous 3 years beginning with cohort Math: Level 1 or Level 2 on Algebra 1 EOC Must be enrolled in and complete intensive remedial course or be placed in content area course that includes remediation of deficit skills 16

17 Impact of SB 1076 on Prior Cohorts Even though legislation did not take effect until July 1, 2013, many of its changes impact students in cohorts who are yet to graduate. Eliminates Geometry and Biology EOCs as graduation requirements or to earn credit Eliminates courses that were listed as graduation requirements (Algebra II, Physics) Changes graduation requirements 17

18 Graduation Requirements for Florida’s Statewide Assessments Florida Department of Education/Office of Assessment Revised 5/31/13 18

19 Prior Cohorts and Scholar Designation “Generally speaking, students who entered high school before the school year may pursue a Scholar designation. However, a student’s ability to pursue the designation may depend on whether the EOC assessment for a course was implemented at the time the student took the course. Because statewide administration of the Biology I and U.S. History EOC assessments began in the and school years, respectively, students who took these courses before implementation of the EOC assessments would have to take and pass the assessments to earn the designation. Nothing prevents a school board from allowing these students to sit for future administrations of these assessments solely for the purpose of qualifying for the scholar designation or, regarding students who took the Biology I EOC assessment in the or school years, retroactively applying the passing score on the assessment to the student’s score to determine qualification for the designation.” House of Representatives Final Bill Analysis May 6,

20 School Grade Changes Dr. Karen Schafer Office of Accountability and Testing Brevard Public Schools

21 21 READINGMATHWRITINGSCIENCE PERFORMANCE: % Scoring Satisfactory or Higher 100 points FCAT 2.0 % 3+ FAA % points FCAT 2.0 % 3+ FAA % 4+ Alg 1, Geom EOC points FCAT % 3.5+ FAA % 4+ <10: dist avg 100 points FCAT % 3+ FAA % 4+ Biol EOC % 3+ <10: dist avg LEARNING GAINS: ALL students: Weighted % of students making learning gains 100 points FCAT 2.0 FAA 100 points FCAT 2.0 FAA Alg 1, Geom EOC LEARNING GAINS for Lowest 25%: L25% of L1/2 students based on previous yr’s scores 100 points FCAT 2.0 FAA <30 : School LG% Rdg 100 points FCAT 2.0 FAA Alg 1 EOC <30(10 HS) : School LG% Math 300 Points 100 Points WHO COUNTS? Participation: Students counted for Survey 3 and for testing 95% for A; 90% for all other grades Performance: Students counted for Surveys 2 and 3 and for testing Learning Gains: 1 point for each % who improve from previous year.1 bonus for moving to L4.2 bonus for moving to L5 1.Improve 1 or more AL (FCAT/FAA) 2.Maintain proficient AL without decreasing a level 3.L1/2: Show more than 1 yr’s growth using scale scores 50%

22 22 Learning Gain Calculations for School Grade LEARNING GAINS - READING Grade4 4* Bonus 5 5* Bonus 6 6* Bonus 7 7* Bonus 8 8* Bonus 9 9* Bonus 10 10* Bonus Level Level LEARNING GAINS - MATH Grade4 4* Bonus 5 5* Bonus 6 6* Bonus 7 7* Bonus 8 8* Bonus Level Level For students who remain in level 1 or 2 on FCAT Level 2 must score 1 point more than one year’s expected growth Level 1 must score 2 points more than one year’s expected growth * Bonus weighting of 1.1 for Level 1 & Level 2 if gain is 33% greater than minimum about of increase required FAA: Students who remain in levels 1, 2, or 3 must gain at least 5 points. FAA Students who increase at least 33% more than the minimum will receive the bonus weighting of 1.1 points.

23 Why Do School Grades Keep Changing? 23 Incorporate new assessments and changes to assessments. Incorporate new State Board rules Incorporate statutory changes Meet requirements for ESEA waiver

24 Type of AssessmentAssessment Area Year Administered to Students FCAT FCAT WritingGr 4, 8, 10 FCAT ScienceGr 5, 8, 10 FCAT Reading FCAT MathematicsGr 10 FCAT 2.0 FCAT 2.0 ReadingGr 3-10 FCAT 2.0 MathematicsGr 3-8 FCAT 2.0 ScienceGr 5, 8 End-of-Course Assessments Algebra 1 In Course Geometry In Course Biology 1 In Course US History In Course Civics Middle School Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) English Language ArtsGr 3-11 MathematicsGr 3-8 High School Math EOCs (3 subjects) In Course College Placement Test Gr 11 Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT) Not in high schools Gr 11 24

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26 Elementary Schools (Text in red [underscored] indicates a new or changed requirement.) 26 ReadingMathWritingScience Performance FCAT 2.0, FAA (100 points) FCAT 2.0, FAA (100 points) FCAT, FAA (100 points) FCAT 2.0, FAA (100 points) Learning Gains All Students FCAT 2.0, FAA (100 points) FCAT 2.0, FAA (100 points) Low 25% Learning Gains FCAT 2.0 (100 points) FCAT 2.0 (100 points) (300 points) (100 points) Additional Requirements:  For , the adequate progress requirement for the Low 25% was not applied.  Test at Least 90% of students, 95% to earn an “A.”  Beginning in – A performance threshold in Reading (25%) will be applied - Grade lowered one letter grade if not met.

27 Middle Schools (Text in red [underscored] indicates a new or changed requirement.) 27 ReadingMathWriting ScienceAcceleration Performance High School EOC’s (Industry Certifications ) (100 points) FCAT 2.0, FAA (100 points) FCAT 2.0, EOCs, FAA (100 points) FCAT, FAA (100 points) FCAT 2.0, FAA (100 points) Learning Gains All Students FCAT 2.0, FAA (100 points) FCAT 2.0, EOCs, FAA (100 points) Low 25% Learning Gains FCAT 2.0 (100 points) FCAT 2.0 (100 points) (300 points) (100 points) Additional Requirements:  For , the adequate progress requirement for the Low 25% was not applied.  Test at Least 90% of students, 95% to earn an “A.”  Beginning in – A performance threshold in Reading (25%) will be applied - Grade lowered one letter grade if not met.

28 High Schools (Text in red [underscored] indicates a new or changed requirement.) 28 Assessment Components – 50% “Other” Components – 50% Reading Math (Algebra, Geometry)Writing Biology (Science) AccelerationGrad Rate College Readiness US History Performance Participation (150 points) (100 points) Overall (200 points) Federal Modified 5-year Reading (100 points) EOC (100 points) FCAT 2.0, FAA (100 points) EOC, FAA (100 points) FCAT, FAA (100 points) EOC, FAA (100 points) Learning Gains All Students Performance (150 points) (100 points) At-Risk (100 points) 50 – Federal 50 – Mod 5 Yr Math (100 points) FCAT 2.0, FAA (100 points) EOC, FAA (100 points) Low 25% Learning Gains FCAT 2.0 (100 points) EOC (100 points) (300 points) (100 points) (0 pts in 11-12) Biol EOC in (100 points) (300points) (200 points beginning ) (300 points)(200 points) (100 points) Additional Requirements:  For , the adequate progress requirement for the Low 25% was not applied.  Test at Least 90% of students, 95% to earn an “A.”  Meet the at-risk graduation rate target - 65% or improvement targets.  Beginning in Performance threshold in Reading (25%) - Grade lowered one letter grade if not met.

29 Combination Schools (K-12, 6-12) 29 Assessment Components – 80% for K-12’s, 70% for 6-12’s “Other” Components – 20% for K-12’s, 30% for 6-12’s Reading Math (Algebra, Geometry)Writing Science/ Biology Civics HS Acceleration Grad Rate College Readiness Middle School Acceleration US History Performance Participation (150 points) (100 points) Overall (200 points) Reading (100 points) Participation (50 points) Performance (50 points) EOC FCAT 2.0, FAA (100 points) FCAT 2.0, EOC, FAA (100 points) FCAT, FAA (100 points) FCAT, EOCs, FAA (100 pts.) ( ) EOC Learning Gains All Students Performance (150 points) (100 points) At Risk (100 points) Math (100 points) FCAT 2.0, FAA (100 points) FCAT 2.0, EOC, FAA (100 points) Low 25% Learning Gains FCAT 2.0 (100 points) FCAT 2.0, EOC (100 points) (300 points) (100 points) (300points) (200 points beginning ) (300 points) (200 points) (100 points) Additional Requirements:  For , the adequate progress requirement for the Low 25% was not applied.  Test at Least 90% of students, 95% to earn an “A.”  Meet the at-risk graduation rate target of 65% or improvement targets.  Beginning in Performance threshold in Reading (25%) - Grade lowered one letter grade if not met.

30 Changes to School Grades in 2012 *Measures to “add stability during transition” 28

31 Changes to School Grades in 2012 (continued) 31

32 School Grade Changes for Provision for one-letter-grade drop limit – PROVISION EXTENDED (July 16, 2013 SBE) 2.Waiver requiring adequate progress of Low 25% - WAIVER DROPPED, rule reinstated. Letter grade penalty for reading/math performance <25% 3.Adjust FCAT 2.0 Writing standard - Set 2013 FCAT 2.0 Writing standard at 3.5 (FAA standard remains at Level 4 and above) 4.Waiver of reading performance penalty (letter grade drop for <25% performance in reading) - WAIVER DROPPED, rule reinstated. Reading proficiency penalty goes into effect with 2013 school grade. 5.Waiver to delay automatic school grade scale adjustment if at least 75% of schools earn A or B - Postponed by one year. Earliest scale could go up is based on grades. 32 State Board Rule Decisions Action on Waivers to Add Stability During Transition:

33 School Grade Changes for 2013 Five-Year Graduation Rate, High School Grades: The five-year graduation rate may be revised to count only standard diploma recipients as graduates (if required under ESEA). 33 Modified 5 Year Graduation Rate Calculated as a follow-up to the prior year four-year federal rate. Uses the same denominator as the prior-year four-year federal rate, but accounts for additional graduates in Year 5. Previously counted special diploma recipients as graduates (they are counted as non-graduates in the federal four-year rate). ESEA requirements do not allow Florida to count special diploma recipients as graduates in an accountability system that is used to meet federal reporting requirements. Under federal requirements, a student may be counted as a graduate only if the student meets all state requirements for a standard diploma.

34 Other Factors Impacting 2013 School Grade New achievement Level Standards for FCAT 2.0 Science New EOCs and achievement levels for Biology and Geometry Geometry EOC included in math performance & learning gains measures Biology EOC counts for HS science performance measure Algebra 1 EOC included in determining Low 25% group for math Additional EOCs and Industry Certifications included in middle school acceleration ???Inconsistency in L25% calculations in elementary??? 34

35 2011 School Grade 2012 School Grade 2013 School Grade ≠≠ What does all this mean???? 35

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