FAIR-FS Overview - Somerset Academy Silver Palms Elementary

Report
Florida Assessments for
Instruction in Reading
aligned to the
Language Arts Florid Standards
FAIR-FS Purpose
Presented by
Mrs. DeSousa 
Assessment and the FAIR-FS: An
Overview
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Teacher: Are my
students making
progress? How do I
differentiate
instruction?
Parent: Is my
child making
the necessary
progress?
Student: Am I
accomplishing what
my teacher
expects? How am I
doing compared to
other students?
Administrator:
Are a majority of
our students
succeeding with
our curriculum?
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Functions of Assessment
Is Stanley
responding to
the
curriculum?
Report
Cards
Is Stanley
making
appropriate
progress to
graduate from
high school?
Is Stanley
gaining the
skills
necessary to be
a good reader?
How is Stanley
doing in
reading
compared with
other students
his age?
Progress
monitoring
End of Year
test
Screening
Formative
Assessment
Did Stanley
understand the
concept
presented in
class
yesterday?
Is Stanley
demonstrating skills
that represent the
Language Arts
Florida Standards?
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Integrated Assessment
0 Evidence base for data-based decision making
0 Screening Assessments (FAIR-FS)
0 Diagnostic Assessments (FAIR-FS)
0 Formative Assessments (classroom-based)
0 Outcome Assessments (SAT-10, FSA)
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Questions Addressed by
FAIR-FS
0 Which important reading skills are strengths
and weaknesses for Stanley?
0 What skills should be targeted for
instruction in order to improve Stanley’s
reading comprehension?
0 What is the likelihood that Stanley will pass
the end of year test?
0 Has Stanley made progress since the
beginning of the school year?
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The FAIR-FS is a comprehensive system
designed to:
0 Predict students’ literacy success
0 Diagnose weaknesses
0 Research-based teachable skills
0 Set instructional objectives
0 Monitor literacy growth
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Who administers FAIR-FS at
Silver Palms?
0 All K-2 students- Teachers will individually assess
their own students
0 All students in grades 3-5 on their own (computerbased)
0 All ESOL students in grades 6-12 through
Developmental Language Arts
0 All Intensive Reading students in grades 6-12 through
Intensive Reading classes
Reliability & Validity
0 First 2 questions asked about measurement:
0 Does it actually measure what they say it measures?
– validity –
0 Does it measure the same thing every time?
– reliability –
0 Computer-adaptive format of FAIR-FS increases
reliability (and efficiency) by tailoring the task to
the student
0 Average reliability on FAIR-FS is 0.9 (very high)
0 FAIR-FS demonstrates predictive validity
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Reliability & Validity
Not Reliable
Reliable
Not Valid
Valid
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Reflection
Discuss with your neighbor:
0 how your school may use the FAIR-FS
0 other assessments used in your district and the
purposes they serve
0 what are the questions your teachers are asking
about assessments and scores
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The FAIR-FS is a comprehensive
assessment designed to:
0 Predict students’ literacy success
0 Diagnose weaknesses
0 Research-based teachable skills
0 Set instructional objectives
0 Monitor literacy growth
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Development of the FAIR-FS
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Components of Reading
Comprehension
0 Word Recognition
0 Language Comprehension (vocabulary knowledge;
syntactic knowledge)
0 World Knowledge
0 Motivation
0 Cognitive Abilities (e.g., working memory, executive
functions)
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Background and Research
Foundation for FAIR-FS
0 Development of the FAIR-FS occurred over the course
of 2 grants with multiple studies
0 Findings included
0 Additional support for the Simple View of Reading:
alphabetic principle + meaning = comprehension
0 Importance of oral language skills (Syntax and
Vocabulary)
0 Utility of Item Response Theory in assessment
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Efficiency & Reliability
0 The FAIR-FS utilizes Computer Adaptive functionality
to:
0 Maximize the amount of information provided
0 Maximize reliability
0 Minimize testing time
0 Results in scores that can be used to
0 Target instruction
0 Monitor growth in specific skills
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Fixed Item vs. CAT
Fixed Item
Word Reading Grade 1
Low Ability
Average Ability
High Ability
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see
see
see
2
me
me
me
3
run
run
run
4
look
look
look
5
you
you
you
6
did
did
did
7
that
that
that
8
was
was
was
9
got
got
got
10
back
back
back
Potentially Lower
Reliability
High Reliability
Potentially Lower
Reliability
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Fixed Item vs. CAT
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New Address
• https://pmrn.fldoe.org
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What is Single Sign-On?
• The Florida Department of
Education (FLDOE) Single Sign-On
(SSO) provides a simpler way for
educators to access several state
resources with one username
and one password.
• Website: www.fldoe.org/sso
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Who can use Single Sign-On?
Essentially, everyone can
use FLDOE SSO, however,
the resources you can
access depend on your role
and the permissions you
have been assigned.
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Teacher Resources on SSO
• CPALMS - Collaborate, Plan, Align, Learn, Motivate, Share
• eIPEP - Electronic Institutional Program Evaluation Plans
• ELFAS - English Language Arts Formative Assessment
System
• IBTP - Items Bank and Test Platform
• FSL - Florida School Leaders
• PMRN - Progress Monitoring and Reporting Network
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Questions?
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