Test Chairpersons* Orientation - Assessment, Research, and Data

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Test Chairperson’s
Orientation
Miami-Dade County Public Schools
October 2, 2013
Agenda
Morning Session
• Resources for Test Chairs
• 2013-14 Testing Calendar
• Accountability Update
• Test Security, Reporting Violations, and
Responding to State Inquiries
▫ Updates to the Testing Programs
Afternoon Session
• Using the Thinkgate Technology Platform for
Interim Assessments
All about you . . .
Full results on the Test Chairperson’s Webpage
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Resources for Test Chairs
Helpful links:
Assessment, Research, and Data Analysis
• http://oada.dadeschools.net
Test Chair information page
• http://oada.dadeschools.net/TestChairInfo/Inf
oForTestChair.asp
Mentors for new test chairs
Email Kathy Sierra:
• [email protected]
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2013-14 Testing Calendar
Accountability Update
Gisela Feild
Test Security, Reporting
Violations, and Responding
to State Inquiries
Dr. Sally A. Shay
Security
Standards, Guidelines, and
Procedures for Test
Administration and Test
Security available at
http://oada.dadeschools.net/T
estChairInfo/InfoForTestChair.
asp
• General guidelines adopted by
School Board
Florida Test Security Statute
and Rule
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.
Similarity
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:
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Answer Copying
Test Coaching
Proxy Test Taking
Collusion
A Comparison…
Index=0.25; Scores=303 & 309
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Item Number
Same Correct
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Same Incorrect
Index=15.7; Scores=303 & 309
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Item Number
No Match
Same Correct
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Erasures
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.
Updates to the Testing Programs:
Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test
(FCAT 2.0)
and
End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments
Maria C. Bruguera, Director I
Mara Ugando, Staff Specialist
What’s New?
FCAT Mathematics Retake (2009-10 cohort and
earlier) discontinued
• Spring 2013 was the last administration
• Students must earn a concordant score on the ACT
or SAT
Civics End-of-Course Assessment
• Administered in Spring 2014 and beyond
• One 160-minute session (students may request
additional time, if needed)
CBT Assessments: FCAT 2.0
 In 2013-14, the following assessments will be computer-based only
[with paper-based versions for students whose individual education
plans (IEPs) or Section 504 plans indicate this accommodation]:
• FCAT 2.0 – Two 70-minute sessions (completed over two days)
 Grade 5 Mathematics
 Grade 6 Mathematics (completed in one day)
 Grade 6 Reading
 Grade 7 Reading
 Grade 8 Reading
 Grade 9 Reading
 Grade 10 Reading
 Reading Retake (two sessions of up to ½ of a typical school day)
CBT Assessments: EOC
 In 2013-14, the following assessments will be
computer-based only [with paper-based versions for
students whose individual education plans (IEPs) or
Section 504 plans indicate this accommodation]:
• End-of-Course – 160+ minutes
 Algebra 1
 Biology 1
 Geometry
 U.S. History
 Civics
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Who takes the EOCs?
Algebra 1
• Currently enrolled in spring
administration only
• Students who failed
• Scores invalidated/no score
• Virtual 80% complete and recent
completers
• Adult 80% complete and recent
completers
• New entries
Geometry, Biology 1,
US History
• Currently enrolled in spring
administration only
• Scores invalidated/no score
• Virtual 80% complete and recent
completers
• Adult 80% complete
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New entries to take Algebra 1 EOC
• Private schools, out-of-state, out-of-country
▫ Transcripts for students entering with Algebra 1 credit
must be reviewed to determine if they have passed an
applicable standardized test in lieu of the Florida Algebra
1 EOC.
▫ Schools must submit a transcript via HEAT (Dropdown
menu – Foreign Student Records), type EOC Algebra 1 in
service request box for a determination.
▫ Coordinate with counseling department to identify these
students on entry in order to verify testing status.
▫ For questions, contact Charlene Burks, Administrative
Director, Federal & State Compliance Office at
[email protected]
Online Certification Tool
The Certification Tool is to be completed by each school
that will administer computer-based assessment(s) in
Spring 2014.
• Six Sections to complete online:
 I. Computer Specifications
 II. Student Scheduling Plan
 III. Annual Checklist
 IV. Administration – Specific Checklist
 V. School Computer-Based Assessment Team
 VI. Submit to District Office
A webcast training will be posted in January 2014 to
provide specific details regarding the completion of the
tool.
Infrastructure Trial
The Infrastructure Trial simulates a computer-based
test using mock test items that will allow schools to test
hardware and network capacity prior to the CBT
operational administration.
• It should take approximately thirty minutes for users to
log in, supply random answers, and submit the test.
 Please note that the content of the test used for the
Infrastructure Trial is NOT intended for student practice.
Schools must set up the Trial to use all computers
scheduled to be used concurrently during each CBT
administration.
• The Infrastructure Trial is managed in the Training Center.
TestHear accommodated forms are available for the
Infrastructure Trial. These forms are larger (50 MB)
than regular TestNav forms (2 MB).
Paper Accommodations
 Paper-based versions of the CBT assessments will be provided
only for students with disabilities that have Individual
Educational Plans (IEP)s or Section 504 plans that indicate
that the student requires paper-based tests as an
accommodation.
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IEP’s or Section 504 accommodations should indicate that a
student must test on paper if any of the following conditions apply
to a student:
 Requires an accommodation that cannot be implemented in
conjunction with a computer-based administration (e.g., student
requires a specialized setting or uses adaptive furniture that
cannot accommodate a computer workstation);
 Requires an accommodated CBT form that is not available
online;
 Has a flexible scheduling/extended time accommodation that
requires testing one session over more than one day; or
 Is Hospital/Homebound.
Please note: Large print on paper is considered Unique Accommodation for
CBT assessments and must be approved by the FLDOE.
District Level Certification Form
 Current policy states that
individuals who handle secure
materials for statewide
assessments (FCAT2.0/EOC)
must have state- or districtlevel teaching certifications.
 If there are instances in which
a non-certified person will
assist the test chairperson with
preparing test materials, the
District-Level Certification
Form must be completed and
submitted for approval.
• Refer to Weekly Briefing
#14536
Transition Schedule
Common Core Assessments
 In 2014-15, Common Core Assessments summative
assessments will replace current FCAT 2.0 and EOC tests
currently being administered in Writing, Reading, and
Mathematics.
 Current Florida assessments in non-Common Core
content areas will remain in place:
• FCAT 2.0 Science in Grades 5 & 8
• Biology 1 EOC assessment
• US History EOC assessment
• Civics EOC assessment
• Retakes for Grade 10 Reading and EOCs as required
for graduation
Transition from FCAT 2.0 to
Common Core Assessments
Assessments in 2013-14
Assessments 2014-15
FCAT 2.0 Reading Gr. 3-10
Common Core English Language Arts
Gr. 3-11
FCAT 2.0 Writing Gr. 4, 8, & 10
FCAT 2.0 Mathematics Gr. 3-8
Common Core Mathematics Gr. 3-8
Florida Algebra 1 EOC
Common Core Algebra 1 EOC
Florida Geometry EOC
Common Core Geometry EOC
Common Core Algebra 2 EOC
FCAT 2.0 Science
FCAT 2.0 Science
Florida Biology 1 EOC
Florida Biology 1 EOC
Florida US History EOC
Florida US History EOC
Florida Civics EOC
Florida Civics EOC
Test Requirements: Standard Diploma
Cohort: Entering 9th Grade
2010-11
2011-12
2012-13
2013-14
Standard Diploma
Pass Gr. 10 FCAT 2.0
Reading
Pass Gr. 10 FCAT 2.0
Reading
Pass Gr. 10 FCAT 2.0
Reading
Pass Gr. 10 ELA CC
assessment and take Gr. 11
ELA CC assessment
Algebra 1 EOC results
count 30%
Pass the Algebra 1
EOC
Pass the Algebra 1 EOC
Pass the Algebra 1 EOC
and results count 30%
Take the Geometry
EOC
Take the Geometry EOC
Geometry EOC results
count 30%
Take the Biology 1
EOC
Take the Biology 1 EOC
Algebra 2 EOC results
count 30% (if taken)
US History 1 EOC
results count 30%
Biology 1 EOC results
count 30%
US History 1 EOC
results count 30%
Recommending that all EOC results contribute 30% to final course grade
going forward.
Test Requirements: Scholar and Merit Designation
• In addition to meeting the standard high school diploma requirements:
Cohort: Entering 9th Grade
2010-11
2011-12
2012-13
2013-14
Scholar Designation
Pass the Biology 1
EOC
Pass the Biology 1
EOC
Pass the ELA
Grade 11 CC
assessment
Pass the ELA
Grade 11 CC
assessment
Pass the US
History 1 EOC
Pass the US
History 1 EOC
Pass the Algebra 2
EOC, once
implemented
Pass the Algebra 2
EOC
Pass the Biology 1
EOC
Pass the Biology 1
EOC
Pass the US
History 1 EOC
Pass the US
History 1 EOC
Merit Designation: requires attainment of one or more industry certifications in
addition to meeting the standard high school diploma requirements.
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Changes: Implications for
Students re. SB 1076
• Algebra 1
▫ All students in cohort 11-12 and beyond must take and
pass the test
▫ EOC score contributes 30% to final course grade
• Geometry, Biology 1, US History, and Civics
▫ EOC score contributes 30% to final course grade
▫ Advisory panel is reviewing options for applying EOC
score
▫ Will be communicated to schools via Weekly Briefing
and students via the Student Portal
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
Thinkgate
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Florida Item Bank and Test Platform (IBTP)
PLATFORM
Thinkgate
Florida Item Bank
and Test Platform
(IBTP) – School Net
Miami-Dade
PURPOSE
Deliver Baseline, Fall,
and Winter Interim
Assessments
Teacher –made tests
CONTENT
AVAILABLE
All Florida school districts
Construct and deliver
assessments using
Florida item banks
Test forms and item bank
for content areas tested
on FCAT and EOC
Items aligned to CC and
NGSSS Standards
Future: “gap” courses
Non-Core: Health/PE, Visual
and Performing Arts, World
Languages, Career/Tech
Roll out October 2013
Item tryouts and field test
in 2013-14
Available for statewide
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use in 2014-15
Core: ELA, Math, Science,
Social Studies, Spanish
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Florida Item Bank and
Test Platform (IBTP)
Kathleen Sierra, Supervisor
SB 736 – Student Success Act
Require 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.
SB 736 – Student Success Act (cont.)
The bill revises s. 1008.22, F.S., student
assessment program for public schools, to: Require
school districts to administer student assessments
that measure mastery of course content for each
course offered, beginning the 2014-2015 school
year. Assessments may include:
 Statewide assessments;
 Other standardized assessments including nationally
recognized standardized assessments;
 Industry certification examinations; and
 District-developed or district-selected EOC
assessments
Florida Item Bank and Test Platform (IBTP)
 Funded through the Race to the Top (RttT) Grant – Three
Year Project
Goals of the Initiative
• Develop high quality, standards-based assessments in non-core
content areas
• Provide Florida public and charter school districts with an
extensive bank of assessment items
 High Quality, standards-based
 Field tested
 Vetted by Florida Educators
Once Item bank is fully operational, Florida Districts, schools, and
teachers will access to the bank to generate assessments to meet their
needs.
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FLDOE
Item Bank and Test Platform (IBTP)
Core Subjects
Items
Item Tryout
October 14November 8, 2013
RTTT-DDA
Items
(non-Core)
Item Tryout
November 4-22,
2013
Field Test
March 10-April 4,
2014
IBTP – Core Subject Areas
IBTP Core
Item Bank will include test items for 54
grades/subjects
• Common Core:
 English/Language Arts K-12
 Math K-8
 Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II
• Next Generation Sunshine State Standards:
 Science K-8
 Biology, Earth/Space, Chemistry, Physics
 World History, US History, American
Government, Economics
 Spanish: Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced
IBTP – non-Core Subject Areas
Item Bank will include items for 150 non-Core
courses
Test items will be available for selected courses in:
• Physical Education K-12
• Health Education K-12
• Performing Arts
 Chorus, Drama, Band, and Instrumental
• Visual Arts K-12
• World Languages
 French, German, Italian, Latin, and American Sign
Language
▫ Career and Technical Education (CTE)
IBTP Core and non-Core Item Tryouts
Purpose of Tryout:
• Evaluate the test deliver system
• Trouble shoot administrative procedures
• Gather observational data related to the
student’s ability (especially in the primary grade
levels) to complete a computer-based
assessment
• Gather basic item level statistics
IBTP Core Content Item Tryouts
• October 14 – November 8, 2013
• Selected schools:
▫ Each region selected representative
elementary, middle, and senior high schools
• Selected grade levels and subject areas
• Computer-based Tests
▫ Multiple choice and short answer items
IBTP non-Core Content Item Tryouts
• November 4-22, 2013
• 10 school have been selected that
offer the targeted courses
• Selected grade levels and subject
areas
• Computer-based Tests
▫ Multiple choice and short answer
items
IBTP non-Core Content Item Field Test
March 10 – April 4, 2014
Selected schools
Selected grade levels and subject areas
Computer-based Tests
• multiple choice
• short answer items, and
• performance task items
Stanford Achievement Test,
Tenth Edition (SAT-10)
• Mayda Cabeza, Director I
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SAT-10
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What is the SAT-10?
Who is administered the SAT-10?
• Grades K - 2, districtwide
Important dates to remember
• April 7-11, 2014
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SAT-10
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How do SAT-10 materials arrive to
schools?
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Is the SAT-10 a secure test?
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SAT-10 Test Chairperson Training
• (February 2014)
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School level training of test
administrators and proctors
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Test Administration
• Untimed
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SAT-10 Results
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School Listing of Results (June)
• Must be picked up at ITS
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Individual Student Reports (August)
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Delivered to schools
Results
• Not available on the Parent Portal
• Posted to SPI under the tab FCAT Scores
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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
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Grade 3 Opportunities for
Promotion
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Grade 3 Opportunities for Promotion
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Section 1008.25, Florida Statutes (F.S.), Eliminating
Social Promotion.
• Spring FCAT 2.0 Reading
• 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
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Grade 3 Reading Student Portfolio
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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
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Alternative Standardized Reading
Assessment (ASRA)
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Administered the last two weeks of schools.
Participants:
• Students scoring FCAT 2.0 Reading level 1 , students who did
not participate in the Spring FCAT, and
• students without a passing Reading Portfolio
Represents the 3rd and last opportunity within the school
year prior to retention.
 This administration of the ITBS, Level 9 is locally scored
therefore results are available immediately.
 Students must score at or above a given cut score on the
ITBS to be considered for promotion.
 Training conducted via Screencast
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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
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Grade 3 Mid-Year Promotion
(GTMYP)
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Administered mid-November
Participants: Students who “just missed” passing
the AAGTP, or other students at the principal’s
discretion
ITBS, Level 10 is scored at the school site via
Edusoft
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.
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PERT
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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.
 Coming … FLDOE is establishing concordant scores
between the Algebra I EOC and PERT Mathematics
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PERT Mathematics score will be equal or greater than 97
Students who participated in the Concordance Study who
earned a passing score may use them.
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PERT College Readiness Scores
College Readiness Scores
Assessment
Reading
Writing
Mathematics
ACT
18 19*
17
19
English
SAT
CPT
PERT
440
Verbal
N/A
440
Math
83
83
72
Sentence Skills
Elementary Algebra
99 103*
113 114*
104 106*
* Approved changes to Rule 6A-10.0315, effective date TBD
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New PERT Amendments
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PERT records and test scores are confidential
education records under Section 1002.221, Fl.
Statutes. Institutions are required to comply in
maintaining confidentiality.
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The restriction on the allowed number of testing
attempts for students has been removed from the
rule.
• The district will define guidelines
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PERT Components and Design
P.E.R.T Placement Test (3 sub-tests) identifies
appropriate course placement in Reading, Writing
and Mathematics
 Computer Adaptive (larger font available for
accommodation)
 30 questions per subtest
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• 25 operational items for placement score
• 5 field test items
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PERT Implementation in High Schools
 Testing
window begins February 2014
 Must test eligible grade 11 students. However,
students may demonstrate college-readiness via the
ACT, SAT, or CPT.
 Students who do not demonstrate college readiness
may enroll in the appropriate developmental
education course in their senior year.
 Schools who have an overage of test units may use
them to test select students for Dual Enrollment or
retest students.
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PERT Score Repository
 Fully
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operational
Houses all PERT scores across the state
Miami-Dade College (MDC) will be 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 will
upload PERT test scores monthly on SPI for
school access.
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Comprehensive English Language
Learning Assessment (CELLA)
Felicia Mallory, Executive Director
Denetra Collins, Staff Specialist
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 FCAT, CELLA is not a timed test.
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)
Annual Measurable Achievement
Objectives (AMAOs)
AMAO 1:
Progressing in English language acquisition
annual increases in the number or percentage of students
making progress in learning English
Exiting or reaching English language proficiency
annual increases in the number or percentage of students
AMAO 2:
attaining English language proficiency by the end of each
school year
Achieving the new Annual Measurable Objectives
AMAO 3: (AMO) for ELL subgroup according to the FCAT 2.0
results in reading and mathematics
Important Dates for 2014 CELLA
Administration:
Individual Group: March 3 – April 4, 2014
CELLA ONLINE
Division of Bilingual Education and World Languages
Beatriz, Pereira, Executive Director
305-995-1950
[email protected]
North Region
Deland Innocent, Supervisor
305-995-2977
[email protected]
South Region
Lourdes Menendez, Supervisor
305995-2098
[email protected]
National Assessment of
Educational Progress (NAEP)
Felicia Mallory, Executive Director
Denetra Collins, Staff Specialist
Features of NAEP
 Provides district-level data to participating urban
districts
 Provides a common yardstick to measure student
achievement in comparison to
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Other urban districts
States
Large Central Cities
National Public Schools
Census Regions
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
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, economics, and writing
 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
2014 Assessment Components
Grade Subjects
8
Civics
Geography
U. S. History
Science
Technology and Engineering Literacy
(TEL)
NAEP 2014
Assessment Window
January 27 - March 7, 2014
Important Dates for NAEP 2014
Event
Date
Provide School
Information Form
registration
September 30, 2013
•Go to http://www.mynaep.com to
register your school.
•Complete the Provide School
Information Form
NAEP representative
will contact schools to
assist with assessment
activities
December 2013
• Update list of Sampled Students
• Complete – Include Students
Information for SD and ELL
students
• Notify parents
Prepare for Assessment
January 2, 2014
•Submit Current Roster of Students
• Manage questionnaires (school staff
will complete online)
• Finalize assessment arrangements
NAEP Testing
Administration Window
January 27 – March 7, 2014
• Visit the Support Assessment
Activities page to print appointment
cards for students one week before
assessment.
Wrap-Up
June 2 – 5, 2014
• Visit the Wrap Up page at
http://www.mynaep.com to obtain
directions for final disposal of
materials.
NAEP – TUDA 2013
Release Date
Subject and Grade
Math – Grade 4 and 8
Reading – Grades 4 and 8
Release Date
November 2013
Interim Assessment
Program
Formative Classroom Assessment
Felicia Mallory, Executive Director
Denetra Collins, Staff Specialist
Overview of the Interim
Assessment Program
 Interim Assessment tests administered three times
per year (BBA, fall, and winter)
 Alignment with the Next Generation Sunshine State
Standards and District’s pacing guides
 Benchmark Assessment Item Banks for Reading and
Mathematics are available in ExamView
 Data analysis and disaggregation, score reports, and
item analysis are available
Purpose of the Baseline
Benchmark Assessment (BBA)
 To determine students’ baseline knowledge of the Next
Generation Sunshine State Standards in Reading, Mathematics,
Science and Social Studies.
 To provide teachers with a quick snapshot of students’ initial
knowledge and abilities to focus instruction.
 To provide for state required progress reports to the Florida
Department of Education as a baseline measure.
 Program guide and instructions for downloading the
assessments are available on our website at
http://oada.dadeschools.net/IAP/IAP.asp
Purpose of the Interim
Assessment Program
 To monitor student progress on the Reading, Mathematics,
Science and Social Studies - 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.
Interim Assessment Program
Administration Windows 2013-14
Administration Windows
BBA
August 19, 2013 – September 13,
2013
Fall
October 28, 2013 – November 15,
2013
Winter
January 21, 2014 – February 14,
2014
Subjects and Grade Levels
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Reading: Grades 3-10
Mathematics: Grades 3-8; Algebra 1 , Geometry
Science: Grades 5, 8, and Biology 1
United States History
Civics
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Reading: Grades 3-10
Mathematics: Grades 3-8; Algebra 1, Geometry
Science: Grades 5, 8, and Biology 1
United States History
Civics
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Reading: Grades 3-10,
Mathematics: Grades 3-8; Algebra 1, Geometry
Science: Grades 5, 8, and Biology 1
United States History
Civics
Students to be Tested
All eligible students* must take the Interim Assessment in Reading,
Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies.
 Reading, Grades 3-10,*
 Mathematics, Grades 3-8*
 Science: Grades 5 and 8*
 All students enrolled in:
• Algebra I
• 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).
Fall Administration Format
ContentArea
Reading
Math
Paper-Based Tests
Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9, and
Retake
Grades 3, 4, 6-8, and
Geometry
Science
Grades 5, 8, and Biology I
Social Studies
U.S. History
Civics
Computer-Based
Tests
Grade 10
Grade 5
Algebra I
Approximate Testing Times
Before the Test
Approximately 10
minutes to pass
out testing
materials
Administration Time
Reading*:
Approximately 70 minutes
Mathematics*:
Approximately 75 minutes
After the Test
Approximately 10
minutes to collect
testing materials
Science*:
Approximately 112 minutes
Civics*:
Approximately 90 minutes
U.S. History*:
Approximately 90 minutes
* It is suggested that longer assessments be administered over a two-day time
period.
Performance Levels
The fall and winter performance levels for grades 3-10 Reading, 3-8 Mathematics, Algebra,
Geometry, and U. S. History are outlined below. All Baseline Benchmark Assessments
utilize the default of 70% for proficiency and 69% and below for non proficiency.
Satisfactory Progress
Students who
are likely to
score in FCAT
levels 3 and
above
Limited Progress
Students
whose
performance
was not
sufficient to
predict success
Insufficient Progress
Students who
are likely to
score below
FCAT level 3
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.
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.
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.
Score Reports
Useful reports that can be retrieved via Thinkgate:
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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
Benchmark Assessment Item Bank
 To allow teachers to monitor student progress on the
Reading and Mathematics Next Generation Sunshine State
Standards
 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
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 Item Bank Resources:
Item Bank Overview
Item Bank Newsletter
Download Examview Test Generator
Using the Thinkgate Technology
Platform for Interim Assessments
District Resources
Assessment, Research, and Data Analysis Website:
http://oada.dadeschools.net/
Test Chairperson Website:
http://oada.dadeschools.net/TestChairInfo/InfoForTestChair.asp
Testing Calendar (check for updates regularly):
http://oada.dadeschools.net/TestingCalendar/TestingCalendar.asp
Guidelines and Tips for School Test Chairpersons:
• http://oada.dadeschools.net/TestChairInfo/27GuidelinesandTipsforSchool
TestChairpersons.pdf
Standards, Guidelines, and Procedures for Test Administration and Test
Security:
• http://oada.dadeschools.net/TestChairInfo/StandardsGuidelinesandProcedure
sMay2013.pdf
Contact
 Student Assessment and Educational Testing:
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Dr. Sally A. Shay, District Director
 Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (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
 Race to the Top, Hard to Measure
• Kathy Sierra, Supervisor
 Test Distribution Center
• Magaly Hernandez, Supervisor

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