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: - PowerPoint PPT Presentation
Proposed Florida School Accountability Plan Dr. Karen Schafer Accountability and Testing
2014-15 Florida School AccountabilityDr. Karen SchaferAccountability and TestingAdapted from Presentation June, 2014by Ed CroftBureau Chief, Accountability and Reporting
1School Accountability TransitionThe vision:Provide stability and clarity to the school accountability system during the transition to a new state assessment2
2School Accountability Transition: Starting OverHow 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 existState will set student performance level expectations in the summer immediately following the first administration of the new assessmentBaseline School Grades will be calculated and released in the fallNew baseline will accurately reflect student performance on the new standards and assessment, not using a statistical link back to old expectations3
for last time12345764FSAHow 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.5School Accountability Transition
6School Accountability TransitionImplications for Differentiated Accountability (DA)For 2013-14, low performing schools will continue to be categorized into DA statusFor 2014-15, no new schools will be added to DADuring 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.
6New School GradesWill begin in 2014-15Eliminate provisions that over-complicate the grading formula and muddle the meaning of a school gradeEliminate bonus factors or extra weighting that may raise a school gradeNo bonus points for super-learning gains (impacts 4 categories)No HS Retake bonus pointsNo bonus points for annual growth on HS componentsEliminate penalties that can lower a school gradeNo 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 aboveNo penalty for fewer than 95% tested to earn an ANo penalty for fewer than 65% on at-risk graduation rate7
New School GradesWill begin in 2014-15To 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 pointsNo 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 public8
New School GradesWill begin in 2014-15Senate Bill 1642 (amending s. 1008.34, F.S.)
No penalties No bonus pointsSchool 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. 9
9New School GradesWill begin in 2014-15Senate 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. (Dont know what these will look like)
Based on 8 components for a total of 800 possible points.11XXElementary School Grades Model
12English/Language Arts (ELA)*MathematicsScienceAchievement(0% to 100%)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%)* ELA includes writing.Grade is based on percentages rather than on point totals.No penalties or bonuses.Performance categories now called Achievement categories.Based on 7 components for a total of 700 possible percentage points.
Will begin in 2014-15
Based on 9 components for a total of 900 possible points.13RevisedXXMiddle School Grades Model
14English/Language Arts (ELA)*MathematicsScienceSocial Studies(Civics EOC)AccelerationAchievement(0% to 100%)Achievement(0% to 100%)Achievement (0%to 100%)Achievement (0% to 100%)Percentage of students who pass H.S. EOCs and industry certifications(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%)* ELA includes writing.Based on 9 components for a total of 900 possible percentage points.Reinstated/ Revised
Grade is based on percentages rather than on point totals.No penalties or bonuses.Performance categories now called Achievement categories.Will begin in 2014-15
Based on 16 components for a total of 1600 possible points.15* Performance calculation will change taking participation into account*XXXXX15High School Grades Model
16English/Language Arts (ELA)*Mathematics(EOCs)Science(Biology EOC)Social Studies(US History EOC)Graduation RateAccelerationSuccessAchievement(0% to 100%)Achievement(0% to 100%)Achievement (0% to 100%)Achievement(0% to 100%)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%)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%)* ELA includes writing.Based on 10 components for a total of 1000 possible percentage points.
RevisedRevisedGrade is based on percentages rather than on point totals.No penalties or bonuses.Performance categories now called Achievement categories.Will begin in 2014-15-NEW-School Improvement Ratings2014-15The 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.
ImplementationWorking out the detailsCommissioner re-establishing advisory groups to receive inputLPAC Leadership Policy Advisory CommitteeAAAC Assessment and Accountability Advisory CommitteeLPAC and AAAC will meet in the summer and fallDraft school grades rule to the State Board in Early 2015Standards setting meetings held Summer 2015Draft rule on school grading scale to the State Board in Sept./Oct. 20152014-15 Grades calculated in Oct/Nov 201518