PreID Windows • One PreID window for W/R/M/S • January 3-28, 2011 • Writing Pre ID labels will be separate shipment (2 weeks prior to testing) • Spring Enrollment • Two-week window will be in November • Pearson will load last year’s participation counts into PearsonAccess • Writing materials will be produced from these numbers • Algebra 1 EOC PreID window will be in April
What’s New • Race Categories/Ethnicity • For each race category, grid Y for yes and N for no; a student may belong to more than one category • Grid Y for yes and N for no beside Hispanic/Latino in the ethnicity section • Mathematics/Science Reference Sheets • Separate handouts packaged with test materials • Administration Record/Security Checklist • Pre-populated form now available for schools in PearsonAccess
Updated Ethnicity/Race Categories • Ethnicity – if gridded “yes” for Hispanic/Latino, this information overrides race categories for reporting • If more than one Race category is “yes”, the student is reported as multiracial
Test Group Codes • Test Group Codes continue to assist us in investigating testing irregularities • Writing Folders will have test group code grids this year
2011 Test Configurations • Key for tables that follow: • R – Reading • M – Mathematics • W – Writing • S – Science
Daily Session Schedule • Grades 6 – 10 Reading • Still under review • Survey results were very close; we are seeking further input from district reading specialists
Writing Update • No December 2010 Writing field test • 2011 FCAT Writing test will consist of one prompt at each grade • Grades 8 and 10 - Persuasive or expository • One scorer per student response with 20% of student responses receiving a second score for quality control purposes only
FCAT Writing • Writing Prompt will be a separate secure handout for students • Shrink-wrapped separately • Should not be opened until the first day of testing • Must be returned with TO BE SCORED materials for security purposes • One prompt per grade level; mode will not be revealed in advance
Science Update – Spring 2011 FCAT Tests • Multiple-choice items only • No performance tasks • Embedded field test items align with 2008 NGSSS
Spring Retakes • Administration window April 11 – 15 (paper-based tests must be returned by Monday, April 18) • Retake Mathematics – CBT only with PBT accommodations • Retake Reading – CBT optional by school
2010 Scoring Inquiries • Late Reporting Dates • 9/10/2010 and 10/08/2010 • Fall 2010 Retake Scoring Inquiries • December 31, 2010 • Late Reporting Dates • 1/14/2011 and 2/9/2011
Reading Update – Spring 2011 Tests • Spring 2011 FCAT 2.0 Reading tests in Grades 3–10 align with the 2007 Next Generation Sunshine State Standards (NGSSS). • No performance tasks in any grade. • Spring 2011 FCAT Reading Retakes align with the 1996 Sunshine State Standards (SSS).
Mathematics Update – Spring 2011 FCAT/ FCAT 2.0 Tests • Spring 2011 FCAT Grade 10/Retake test aligns with the 1996 SSS. • No performance tasks in any grade. • Reference sheets in Grades 5–8, 10, Retakes, and paper-based accommodations will be provided as stand alone documents rather than as perforated sheets.
Grade 10 Mathematics • One 160-minute CBT session • Schools should try to complete testing in first week of the administration window • Graduation requirement - Last cohort of students • Need to distinguish between first time Grade 10 and retained Grade 10 students
Grade 10 Mathematics • Document Count Form – Grade 10 Mathematics paper-based return
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Florida End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments April 2011 ( window not set yet) • PreID file submission MAY 16 – 20, 2011 Administration • ALGEBRA 1 EOC ASSESSMENT
Algebra 1 EOC Assessment • Administration Dates • May 16-20, 2011 • Length of Test • One 160-minute session • Individual breaks as needed
Algebra 1 End-of-Course Operational Test • Computer-based test (CBT) with paper-based test (PBT) accommodations • Four-function online calculator for CBT; four-function handheld calculator for PBT accommodated versions • Online reference sheet and straightedge • Multiple-choice and Fill-in response items • No performance tasks
Algebra 1 EOC Assessment • Paper-based Accommodations • Paper should be requested for • Students whose IEPs indicate this accommodation • Students who require accommodations that cannot be supported by CBT (i.e., student can test over several days)
Algebra 1 EOC Assessment • Paper-based Transcription • Tests have fill-in response items (no grids); these items cannot be scanned • School/district staff will transcribe paper-based responses into TestNav6.9 and submit for scoring • Student will need to be assigned a test in PearsonAccess and transcriber will use this login information
Algebra 1 EOC Assessment • Paper-based Transcription (cont’d) • Pearson staff will verify a percentage of transcribed tests • This will ensure timely reporting for these students • School-level transcription process will apply only to tests with fill-in response items
Algebra 1 EOC Assessment • Calculator Policy • At the end of the Practice Test script, students will be asked to request a hand-held FCAT calculator for testing if they are uncomfortable using the online version • FCAT Calculators should be available for these students during test administration • Geometry EOC requires use of a scientific calculator; the FDOE will not provide hand-helds • Students may use approved calculator only for Geometry (TI-30XS), if available
Florida End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments MAY 9 – 13, 2011 Field Tests • GEOMETRY EOC FIELD TEST • BIOLOGY 1 EOC FIELD TEST
Biology 1/Geometry Field Tests • Administration Dates • May 9-13, 2011 • One week per test to administer tests in selected schools • Our office will send your field tests samples in December • Length of Tests • Geometry – One 90-minute session • Biology 1 – TBD
Geometry and Biology 1End-of-Course Field Tests • Computer-based field tests administered to select schools • No paper-based test accommodations • Scientific online calculator (TI-30XS) for Geometry (handheld may be used, but is not provided by FDOE) • Online reference sheet and straightedge for Geometry • Online periodic table for Biology 1 • Multiple-choice and Fill-in response items for Geometry • Multiple-choice items only for Biology 1 • No performance tasks
End-of-Course Reporting • The first year of live reporting requires post-equating. • No dates scheduled for reporting; it will be contingent upon the equating process – this will be the case for the first operational year of each EOC.
End-of-Course Reporting • Three forms of the test will be scored, and they will be post-equated to ensure that reported scores are accurate regardless of the form number. • Students will receive a scale score, the range of which is still being discussed with advisory groups. Districts may determine how to use the scale score as 30% to calculate the student’s final grade in the course. • FDOE will provide one-third cut reports showing student performance across the state to help districts in making this determination.
ESE Updates • Revisions to Rule 6A-1.0943, F.A.C., effective July 1, 2010: • Deleted references to specific accommodation types; test administration manuals list types • Updated language to provide accommodations for Home Education or Private School students participating in statewide assessments • Added language permitting exemption from participation in statewide assessments due to extraordinary circumstances (newly blind) – Commissioner approval required
ESE Updates • The Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services (BEESS) is working with the Accommodations and Modifications Project to update key documents • FCAT Accommodations Guide for Students with Disabilities • Accommodations and Modifications Guide • Other brochures for teachers and parents • Website: http://www.fldoe.org/ese/
Virtual School Programs • District Virtual Instruction Program • Package materials for return as all other schools in your district using your district number and school number of the student’s school of enrollment • Arrangements must be made to test Virtual School Program students
Packaging/Materials Return • No BLUEcalibration return label • Statewide calibration sample; no special calibration materials • Some jumbo and large districts will be asked for a small sample of schools to return materials early • First school box will be white with a red wrap-around label
Online Resources • FDOE, Bureau of K-12 Assessment, Home Page • http://fcat.fldoe.org/default.asp • New sites: • FCAT http://fcat.fldoe.org/fcat/ • FCAT 2.0http://fcat.fldoe.org/fcat2/ • End-of-Course (EOC) Assessmentshttp://fcat.fldoe.org/eoc/ • Computer-based Testinghttp://fcat.fldoe.org/fcat2/cbt.asp
Online Resources • K-12 Assessment Memoranda
Online Resources • PearsonAccess
Online Resources • Participation in Statewide Committees • http://fcat.fldoe.org/pdf/state-assessment-committees.pdf • Detailed descriptions of committees and educator involvement • Frequently Asked Questions • http://www.fldoe.org/faq/default.asp?Dept=179&Cat=0 • Expanded and updated for each area
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Reading, Mathematics and Science Test Item Specifications • Draft FCAT 2.0 Reading (Grades 3–10) and Mathematics (Grades 3–8) Test Item Specifications are posted here: http://fcat.fldoe.org/fcatis01.asp • Draft Test Item Specifications for the Algebra 1 End-of-Course assessments are posted here: http://fcat.fldoe.org/eoc/
Reading, Mathematics and Science Test Item Specifications • FCAT 2.0 Test Item Specifications for Reading and Mathematics are being modified to remove performance tasks. • Modified documents will be posted in November/ December 2010. • GeometryEnd-of-Course Test Item Specifications will be posted in the coming weeks. • Biology 1 End-of-Course Test Item Specifications will be posted in 2011.
Reading, Mathematics and Science Test Item Specifications • The most current drafts of Appendix B of each pending Test Item Specifications document are posted on the Test Development Center’s Sharepoint site at http://sharepoint.leon.k12.fl.us/tdc/external/default.aspx.
2010 Released FCAT Writing Anchor Sets • The released sets contain examples of responses used as training materials for scoring the 2010 writing assessment. Each anchor set (scoring guide) includes a student response and an annotation to explain why it was assigned a particular score. • Available at: http://fcat.fldoe.org/10writinganchorsets.asp
2011 Sample Test Materials (STMs) • All regular 2011 FCAT/ FCAT 2.0 STMs will only be available online • Posted to FDOE website in October • Braille and Large Print STMs due in districts in November 2010 • No Writing STMs • Algebra 1, Geometry, and Biology 1 EOC online practice tests will be provided on ePat
2010 FCAT Content Focus Report • Now available on the FDOE website: http://fcat.fldoe.org/fccontentfocus.asp • Has benchmarks and content focus for each item that counted for student scores on the 2010 FCAT. • Has total points for each reporting cluster/category. • Identifies performance task benchmarks. • Reading, Mathematics, and Science have benchmark crosswalks from 1996 SSS to 2007 NGSSS (Reading & Mathematics) and 2008 NGSSS (Science). Please note disclaimer!
Reminder: Eliminated Interpretive Products • Due to budget constraints, several FCAT interpretive products that were produced in previous years are no longer available. • These include: • Florida Reads! Writes! Solves! Inquires! CD • Keys to FCAT • Understanding FCAT Reports • Parent Results Folder
Reporting Schedule Per Florida Statute, scores for Spring Writing, Reading, Mathematics, and Science Assessments will be reported no later than the week of June 8, 2011.