2014-15 Florida School Grade Plan 7.2.14

Report
2014-15 Florida School
Accountability
Dr. Karen Schafer
Accountability and Testing
Adapted from Presentation
June, 2014
by Ed Croft
Bureau Chief, Accountability and Reporting
School Accountability Transition
The vision:
“Provide stability and clarity to the
school accountability system during
the transition to a new state
assessment”
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School Accountability Transition:
Starting Over
How transition will occur:
• When Florida students take the new assessment for the first
time in 2014-15, 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
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3
for last time
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FSA
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School Accountability Transition
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 2014-15
assessments shall be linked to 2013-14 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
2014-15 grades.
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School Accountability Transition
Implications for Differentiated Accountability (DA)
• For 2013-14, low performing schools will continue to be
categorized into DA status
• For 2014-15, no new schools will be added to DA
• During 2014-15 and 2015-16, schools will maintain whatever
their DA status was at the end of 2013-14.
• 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 2015-16 school year based on the
2014-15 grade or school improvement rating.
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New School Grades
Will begin in 2014-15
• 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
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New School Grades
Will begin in 2014-15
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%
= (85+90+95+80+90+85+80)/700 = 86%
Puts all levels, E – MS – HS, on same scale to better communicate with public
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New School Grades
Will begin in 2014-15
Senate Bill 1642 (amending s. 1008.34, 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.
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New School Grades
Will begin in 2014-15
Senate Bill 1642 (amending s. 1008.34, 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)
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X
Based on 8
components for a
total of 800
possible points.
X
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Will begin in 2014-15
Elementary School Grades Model
English/
Language Arts
(ELA)*
Achievement
(0% to 100%)
Mathematics
Science
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%)
Achievement
(0% to 100%)
Based on 7
components for a
total of 700
possible
percentage points.
* ELA includes writing.
• Grade is based on percentages rather than on point totals.
• No penalties or bonuses.
• Performance categories now called Achievement categories.
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Based on 9
components for a
total of 900 possible
points.
Revised
X
X
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Will begin in 2014-15
Middle School Grades Model
English/
Language Arts
(ELA)*
Mathematics
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%)
Science
Achievement
(0%to 100%)
Social Studies
(Civics EOC)
Achievement
(0% to 100%)
Based on 9 components
for a total of 900
possible percentage
points.
Acceleration
Reinstated/
Revised
Percentage of
students who
pass H.S. EOCs
and industry
certifications
(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.
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X
Based on 16
components for a
total of 1600
possible points.
*
X
X
X
* Performance calculation
will change taking
participation into account
X
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Will begin in 2014-15
High School Grades Model
English/
Language
Arts (ELA)*
Mathematics
Science
(EOCs)
(Biology EOC)
Social
Studies
Learning
Learning
Gains of the Gains of the
Low 25%
Low 25%
(0% to 100%) (0% to 100%)
Acceleration
Success
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%)
(US History EOC)
Achievement Achievement Achievement Achievement
(0% to 100%) (0% to 100%) (0% to 100%) (0% to 100%)
Learning
Learning
Gains
Gains
(0% to 100%) (0% to 100%)
Graduation
Rate
Based on 10
components for a
total of 1000
possible
percentage points.
Revised
Revised
* ELA includes writing.
• Grade is based on percentages rather than on point totals.
• No penalties or bonuses.
• Performance categories now called Achievement categories.
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-NEWSchool Improvement Ratings
2014-15
• 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.
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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. 2015
• 2014-15 Grades calculated in Oct/Nov 2015
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