Assessment UpdatesJanuary 12th, 2016www.FLDOE.org 2015, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved.
Computer‐BasedTesting Updateswww.FLDOE.org 2015, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved.2
Computer‐Based TestingThe following Spring 2016 assessments are computer‐based: Grades 8–10/Retake FSA ELA Writing Grades 4–10 FSA ELA Reading Grade 4 Reading on computer for the first time Grades 5–8 FSA Mathematics FSA EOC Assessments (Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2) NGSSS EOC Assessments (Algebra 1 Retake, Biology 1,Civics, U.S. History) FCAT 2.0 Reading Retakewww.FLDOE.org 2015, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved.3
Computer‐Based TestingNew Student Interface shell for 2015–16 Universally accessible De‐emphasize navigation components by using lightercolors Item tools menu All tools now consolidated in a single location under amenu button in the top right corner of the item.www.FLDOE.org 2015, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved.4
Computer‐Based TestingItem Response Recovery For FSA ELA Writing, students may restorepreviously‐saved versions of their writing responses(during the same sitting) Responses save every two minutes Tool is also available on open response items forELA Reading and Mathematics assessmentswww.FLDOE.org 2015, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved.5
Computer‐Based TestingFSA Session Transitions Beginning with the Winter FSA EOCs, the processfor moving from Session 1 to Session 2 includes thefollowing changes: Students no longer have the option to click “Next” onthe Session Review screen. Students will select “End Session” (to pause their tests)and test administrators will take no further action (otherthan to stop the session).www.FLDOE.org 2015, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved.6
Computer‐Based TestingListening Items Grades 4–10 ELA Reading Listening items may appear in either or both sessions of theELA Reading tests Schools must provide headphones/earbuds, or studentsmay use their own Headphones/earbuds should be plugged in and system settingschecked (e.g., volume not muted) PRIOR to launching the securebrowser American Sign Language (ASL) Videos will be available foreligible students taking CBT or PBT accommodated ELAReading tests PBT accommodated students will have access to listeningitems (audio) on a computer through a secure sitewww.FLDOE.org 2015, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved.7
Computer‐Based Testing FDOE’s IT team is involved in overseeing alltechnology‐related processes and changes for AIRand Pearson. All system changes and improvements proposed bythe contractor must be reviewed and approved byFDOE IT staff. FDOE will closely monitor testing to ensure that allsystems work as expected, and to troubleshoot anyissues that arise.www.FLDOE.org 2015, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved.8
Additional Fall/Winter Updates FSA ELA Test Item Specifications—Slight revisionsmade to format and other minor details ELA Test Design Summary and Blueprint—RemoveGrade 11; update Writing administration time to 120minutes; update Technology‐Enhanced ItemDescriptions for 2015–16; update languageregarding the weighting of the ELA writingcomponent; provide additional language regardingcognitive complexitywww.FLDOE.org 2015, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved.9
FSA ELA Writing Scoring Samplers Now available on the FSA Portal Grade 4—Opinion; Grade 5—Informative; Grade 6—Informative;Grade 7—Argumentation; Grade 8—Informative; Grade 9—Argumentation; Grade 10—Informative Examples of student responses that represent various score‐pointcombinations Not intended to provide a full spectrum of examples Do not necessarily represent highest or lowest examples of scorepoints Passage sets are permissioned pieces and will be available via ahyperlink. (Printing is available via the URL.)www.FLDOE.org 2015, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved.10
New FSA CBT Practice Tests Now available on the FSA Portal FSA practice tests available for each grade; replaces theTraining Tests Online FSA Reading practice tests divided into twosessions to allow Test Administrators practice with loggingstudents in and out of sessions SESSION LENGTH AND CONTENT ARE NOT REPRESENTATIVEOF THE OPERATIONAL ASSESSMENTS! CBT students required to participate in a practice testprior to testingwww.FLDOE.org 2015, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved.11
More FSA ELA Writing Practice Tests Grade 4—Informative Grade 5—Opinion Grade 6—Informative Grade 7—Argumentation Grade 8—Informative Grade 9—Argumentation Grade 10—Informativewww.FLDOE.org 2015, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved.12
Accommodations For students with IEP or 504 plan that specifies thisaccommodation, Text‐to‐Speech (TTS) functionality willbe available for all computer‐based FSA ELA Readingand Writing components. Passages/text sets are not read to students. Items and options are read to students. Prompt wording is read to students. American Sign Language (ASL) videos provided forlistening items on the CBT and PBT ELA Reading tests(SPRING 2016) Students with PBT accommodations have access to thelistening items via a secure interface.www.FLDOE.org 2015, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved.13
FSA ELA Writing Condition Codes Totally blank – no valid ELA score because student did notattempt to take the Writing portion of the ELAassessment If “0” reported attempt to respond, but responseearned condition code resulting in zero points out of 10points possible Entire response written in a language other thanEnglish 0 Totally illegible, incomprehensible, insufficient, orcopied from the sources with no original writing 0 Totally off topic conventions domain is still scored,resulting in 0, 1, or 2 pointswww.FLDOE.org 2015, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved.14
FSA Writing Reminders to Students Read prompt first! Read the passage set carefully, taking notes Think about the purpose, audience, andtask. Reread the prompt. Plan the response. Draft a response, read your draft, then reviseand edit as needed.www.FLDOE.org 2015, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved.15
Handheld Calculators FDOE provided an approved list of calculator models for the2015–16 FSA assessments The list can be found in the following document on the FSA Portal:Calculator and Reference Sheet Policies for Florida StandardsAssessments (FSA) Mathematics Assessments (shown on next slideas well) FDOE will review/approve additional models forthe list once annually; however, districts mayprovide calculators if mathematics specialists in thedistrict determine that they meet the publishedspecifications (provided on later slides) Handheld calculators are OPTIONALwww.FLDOE.org 2015, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved.16
Updated Calculator PolicyThe following handheld scientific calculators areFDOE‐approved calculators for the 2015–16 schoolyear. Texas Instruments TI‐30Xa Casio fx‐260 solar Casio fx‐82 solar Sharp EL‐510R Sharp EL‐510RNwww.FLDOE.org 2015, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved.
Updated Calculator Policy Schools may use calculators that are not on theapproved list if district mathematics specialistsdetermine they meet the required specifications. Students are not allowed to share calculators.Not every test item in the calculator section willrequire the use of a calculator. See the calculator and reference sheet policy onthe portal.www.FLDOE.org 2015, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved.
Handheld Calculators Calculators are allowed for certain grades andsubjects, and for only certain FSA sessions: Grades 7 and 8 Mathematics – SESSIONS 2 and 3 ONLY FSA EOCs – SESSION 2 ONLY NGSSS EOCs (Algebra 1 Retake, Biology 1) – 4‐functionhandheld Tests for students who have access to a calculatorduring non‐calculator sessions OR who have accessto a calculator with prohibited functionalities mustbe invalidatedwww.FLDOE.org 2015, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved.19
Handheld Calculatorswww.FLDOE.org 2015, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved.
Handheld Calculators – Prohibited Functionalitywww.FLDOE.org 2015, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved.
FSA Calculator SummaryAssessmentCalculator PermittedGrades 3 and 4MathematicsPBT‐ NoneGrades 5 and 6MathematicsCBT ‐ NoneGrades 7 and 8Algebra 1Algebra 2GeometryComputer based scientificcalculator or hand‐heldscientific calculatorPBT: Paper Based TestCBT: Computer Based Testwww.FLDOE.org 2015, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved.
Practice Using the Online CalculatorThe online scientific calculator for grades 7 and8, and FSA EOCs can be found g 2015, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved.
Accessing Resources in the FSA PortalSign upClick here for .Updated !www.FLDOE.org 2015, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved.
Accessing Resources in the FSA PortalResources include: Equationeditor item tutorial; FSAMathematics policies andmaterials; FSA scientificcalculatorwww.FLDOE.org 2015, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved.
Questions About These Assessment Topics?Vince VergesAssistant Deputy Commissioner, Accountability,Research, and MeasurementVince.email@example.com.FLDOE.org 2015, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved.26
Florida Standards Alternate Assessmentwww.FLDOE.org 2015, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved.
Florida Standards Alternate Assessment IEP determines if: The student has a significant cognitive disability Even with appropriate and allowable instructionalaccommodations, assistive technology, or accessibleinstructional materials, the student requiresmodifications to grade level general state contentstandards The student requires direct instruction in academicareas of English language arts, mathematics, socialstudies, and science based on access points in order toacquire, generalize, and transfer skills across settingswww.FLDOE.org 2015, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved.
2016 FSAA FSAA‐Performance Task 99% of students meeting the criteria for needinginstruction in Access Courses and being assessed onalternate achievement standards will participate in theperformance task assessment FSAA‐Datafolio Trial Administration designed to provide a second option for assessingstudents with the most significant cognitive disabilitiesfor whom no formal mode of communication has beenestablished.www.FLDOE.org 2015, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved.
Performance Task: Milestone TimelineBlueprints andAlignmentStudy Summer2014ItemsDevelopedWinter‐Summer 2015Item ReviewCommitteeJune 2015andJuly 2015Construct TestForms andProductionSummer‐Fall2015Administer TestSpring 2016 New assessment blueprints developed for Mathematics, ELA, andHS Biology New blueprints for ELA and Mathematics are aligned to theFlorida Standards Access Points New blueprint for Biology based on NGSSS Alignment study determined which items currently in bank arealigned to new blueprintswww.FLDOE.org 2015, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved.
Content Areas & Grades 9X10XScienceEOCAlgebra 1EOCGeometryEOCBiologyXXXXXHS Civics EOC, US History EOC, and Algebra 2 portfolio introduced in 16‐17 Operational field test for Writing in 2015‐16www.FLDOE.org 2015, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved.
Performance Task Overview Accessibility for all students: Universal Design concepts Tactile/Braille materials – contracted and non‐contracted Gradual transition to Unified English Braille Tactile materials for non‐braille readers American Sign Language videos in 16‐17 Administration Modes Paper administration in 2016 Transition to optional online computer basedadministration 2017www.FLDOE.org 2015, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved.
Performance Task Design Overview2016 Operational Field Test Design Goals of 2016 Operational Field Test Test the item tiers and complexity assumptions Establish the psychometric scale for future assessment Administration procedures will change Each content will be separated into 2 or 3 sessions Each session will follow different administration procedureswww.FLDOE.org 2015, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved.
FSAA‐Datafolio Trial Administration FSAA—Datafolio Trial Administration 120 participating teachers 160 participating students Participating teachers will provide feedbackthroughout the process on: Training Materials, Samples and the Resource Guide(RG) Blueprints & Activity Choices Participation Guidelines Levels of Assistance Scoringwww.FLDOE.org 2015, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved.
Important Dates ‐ ResourcesResourcesAccommodated Materials Ordering Window Tactile Graphic MaterialsSeptember 21 – November 2, 2015 Uncontracted Braille/Tactile GraphicMaterials Contracted Braille/Tactile Graphic Materials One-Sided Response Booklet OrderingTrain the Trainer Resources available on theMeasured Progress FTP SiteAdministration manuals (TAMs) arrive indistrictsNovember 2, 1015 – April 3, 2015Website r 18-19, 2015www.FLDOE.org 2015, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved.
Important Dates ‐ ResourcesResourcesAdministration Training Modules and SupportDecember 1, 2015Documents posted to the FSAA Training WebsiteFSAA Online System’s Assessment RegistrationDecember 2 – 30, 2015Print-based Practice Materials arrive in districtsDecember 3 & 4, 2015Practice materials/tutorial available in the FSAAOnline SystemMid- to late December 2015Distribution of Object Exchange List and List ofCards and/or Strips and Teacher-GatheredMaterialsNo later than January 15, 2016FSAA Online System training for AACs\TeachersJanuary 20, 2016\February 1, 2016www.FLDOE.org 2015, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved.
FSAA Important Dates – Elementary and MiddleElementary and Middle School (Grades 3-8)Materials in DistrictsFebruary 19 – 24, 2016Student Testing WindowFebruary 29 – April 15, 2016Student Responses Entered intoOnline SystemNo later than 11:59 PM EST on April 15, 2016Return of Test Materials to PiedraData ServicesNo later than May 13, 2016www.FLDOE.org 2015, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved.
FSAA Important Dates – High SchoolHigh School ELA (Grades 9 & 10) , Algebra 1, Geometry, and Biology 1Materials in DistrictsMarch 15 – 17, 2016 or March 21 – 23, 2016Student Testing WindowUpon receipt of materials through April 29, 2016Student Responses Entered intoOnline SystemNo later than 11:59 PM EST on April 29, 2016Return of Test Materials to PiedraData ServicesNo later than May 13, 2016Student Reports in districtsWeek of June 6, 2015www.FLDOE.org 2015, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved.
Standard Setting and Reporting Standard setting will be conducted after the 2015‐16 administration. Reports will be in schools the week of June 6 Until standard setting is conducted and cut scoresdetermined, student reports will include studentraw score and percentile ranking per content areawww.FLDOE.org 2015, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved.
FSAA Contact InformationAngela www.FLDOE.org 2015, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved.
Assessing Communication and Comprehension in EnglishState‐to‐State for English Language Learners 2.0(ACCESS for ELLs 2.0)www.FLDOE.org 2015, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved.
ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 Assessments Based on the WIDA English Language Development Standards andare used to measure students’ progress in learning English.Three components: Kindergarten ACCESS for ELLs, paper‐based assessment forKindergarten ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 Paper, paper‐based assessment for Grades 1–12 Alternate ACCESS for ELLs, paper‐based assessment for students inGrades 1–12 who have significant cognitive disabilitieswww.FLDOE.org 2015, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved.
Important ResourcesFlorida’s WIDA webpage: https://www.wida.us/membership/states/Florida.aspx Florida‐specific information regarding the administration of the ACCESS forELLs 2.0.WIDA Secure Portal: www.wida.us/login.aspx Online training modules and certification to district and school personnel forthe ACCESS for ELLs 2.0.WIDA Assessment Management System (WIDA AMS): www.wida‐ams.us Administrative portal is to order test materials, edit student demographicinformation and accommodations, and download the Spring 2016 ACCESSfor ELLs 2.0 Score Reports.www.FLDOE.org 2015, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved.
Students to be TestedAll students enrolled in the district (grades K‐12) and classified ELL, with acode of “LY” on the 1st day of the test administration window, must beadministered the ACCESS for ELLs 2.0.Students with disabilities participate in the statewide assessment programby taking one of the following: ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 without accommodations, ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 with accommodations, or Alternate ACCESS for ELLsImportant: All determinations regarding participation andaccommodations in the statewide assessment program must bedocumented in the student’s IEP or Section 504 Plan, and the student’sELL Plan.www.FLDOE.org 2015, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved.
2015 – 2016 ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 ScheduleEventDateDelivery of 2016 Administration MaterialsJanuary 15, 20162016 ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 Test Administration WindowFebruary 8, 2016 – March 25, 2016Return of MaterialsFebruary 9, 2016 – April 1, 2016Pre‐Reporting Data Validation WindowApril 20, 2016 – April 26, 2016Delivery of 2016 ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 Score ReportsMay 20, 2016Post‐Reporting Data Validation WindowMay 23, 2016 – June 3, 2016Final Data Available to StateJune 13, 2016Bridge Study(conducted by Center for Applied Linguistics)June 14, 2016 – September 30, 2016Standard SettingOctober 2016www.FLDOE.org 2015, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved.
Test Overview Kindergarten ACCESS for ELLs is an individually administered, adaptiveassessment designed to take an average of 45 minutes per student. The Test Administrator scores all sections, including the Writing test, on site. ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 Paper is available in three tiered forms within a grade‐levelcluster. Tier refers to the form of the test administered that roughlycorrespondences to a student’s position along the second language continuum:Tier A (Beginning); Tier B (Intermediate); or Tier C (Advanced). Grade‐Level Clusters: 1, 2, 3, 4–5, 6–8, 9–12 The Speaking section is individually administered and scored by the TestAdministrator. The Listening, Reading, and Writing sections can be group‐administered. Alternate ACCESS for ELLs is an individually administered, semi‐adaptiveassessment. Grade‐Level Clusters: 1–2, 3–5, 6–8, 9–12 The Test Administrator scores all sections.www.FLDOE.org 2015, Florida Department of Education. All Rights Reserved.
Training and Certification Requirements for TestAdministrators via WIDA Secure PortalWIDA requires that all Test Administrators score 80% or higher on the appropriate quizto become a certified Test Administrator. For some educators, one or more quizzes arerequired. Kindergarten ACCESS for ELLs: Kindergarten Training Module and take theKindergarten quiz ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 Paper: Speaking Assessment Scoring Modul
Grades 8–10/Retake FSA ELA Writing Grades 4–10 FSA ELA Reading Grade 4 Reading on computer for the first time Grades 5–8 FSA Mathematics FSA EOC Assessments (Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2) NGSSS EOC Assess
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