Testing and Accountability Update July, 2010
Dr. Karen SchaferOffice of Testing and Accountability1Whats Up With School Grades?July 12: Letter from Hillsborough, Duval, Broward, Dade, Leon noting significant anomalies in FCAT data
substantial decreases in learning gains components
losses are especially prominent in the lowest 25% reading gains, particularly at elementary level
serious consequences for the School Grade and AYP designation and DA decisions
Requested review of data & delay of release of School Grades and AYP
Whats Up With School Grades?DOE ResponseRequest for more information from other districtsconfident in the accuracy and reliability of this years FCAT results, as independently confirmed by The Buros Center for TestingHas contracted with HumRRO and The National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment for audits of 2010 results and equating with previous years resultsCreated website for transparency http://www.fldoe.org/schoolgrades.asp 3
FCAT4Whats Up With School Grades?Bottom LineDont know when audits will be completedDont know when School Grades/AYP will be released
Proceed with the opening of schools to provide the best educational environment for studentsMake good decisions and proceed without School Grades or AYPDA: Regional directors contacting superintendents to discuss.Hold requests for Score Inquiries until after audit
FCAT5Percent Of Students Making Learning Gains by Achievement Level (L731)Grade 42009Achievement Level - 2010Ach Lev IncreasedAch Lev DecreasedMade Learning Gains 2YearsAch Level12345Total%Total%Total%READ45412747197102180400029866 4342123127150331184421232826361 15973101209848400394392731019128781 1899433544210473723722048025141975 52050013179328001923732863MATH2931189742910104350021473 46629622213710114832962126457 1472343282883243212641832522114778 170142355998701951951163637106563 966503474135030046348503526Percent Of Students Making Learning Gains by Achievement Level Grade 52009Achievement Level - 2010Ach Lev IncreasedAch Lev DecreasedMade Learning Gains 2YearsAch Level12345Total%Total%Total%READ3171214623560103320015950 4242113143149190168401132716940 17033100306938342173592140624129776 1791462850510152372371353930125270 63950025274340002994734053MATH350125384112097280022564 57221533149690105181532733458 165535054373432353282059336106264 156241494159081891891246530109770 734501202994140032044414567Percent Of Students Making Learning Gains by Achievement Level Grade 4 and 5 Learning Gain Changes from 2009 to 2010
200920102009201009-10 changeGr 4Gr 4Gr 5Gr 5Gr 4Gr 5R L176666350-10-13R L278614740-17-7R L386818276-5-6R L478757170-3-1R L55963465347M L1677369646-5M L2565763581-5M L379786864-1-4M L467637570-4-5M L553525356-13ACCOUNTABILITY CHANGESSchool Grade and AYP
AYP Changes 2009-10: HS Graduation Rate criteria for AYP- Change from 1% improvement over prior year to 2%
2009-10: AYP Annual Proficiency Targets: Reading: 72% (up from 65%) Math: 74% (up from 68%)
2010-11: AYP Annual Proficiency Targets: Reading: 79% Math: 80%9
Annual Proficiency Targets(AYP Percent-Proficient Targets)
Reading TargetMathematics Target2001-0231%38%2002-0331%38%2003-0431%38%2004-0537%44%2005-0644%50%2006-0751%56%2007-0858%62%2008-0965%68%2009-1072%74%2010-1179%80%2011-1286%86%2012-1393%93%2013-14100%100%1011School Grade ChangesFor 2009-10
Writing Criteria: average of percent scoring 3.0 and above and percent scoring 4.0 and above
Florida Alternate Assessment (FAA) results for students with disabilities will be included in the overall learning gains components for reading and math. (Not for Lowest 25%)
Minimum cell size for writing and science performance measures is 10. Schools with enough students tested in reading and math to receive a grade but dont have at least 10 eligible students tested in writing and/or science will receive the district average for those measures.
High School Grades: 50% based on FCAT components, 50% on non-FCAT components1112New (non-FCAT) Components for High School Grading (2009-10)Graduation rate. [200 points]Graduation rate of at-risk students. [100 points]Accelerated curriculum participation (AP, IB, Dual Enrollment, AICE, Industry Certification) [200 points]Accelerated curriculum performance [100 points]Postsecondary readiness of students as measured by the SAT, ACT, or the CPT. [100 points, Math; 100 points, Reading]Growth or decline in the data components of these measures from year to year.-Additionally, to receive an A, a school must demonstrate that at-risk students in the school are making adequate progress.13School Grade Changes2010-11: Fall Retakes will be paper and pencil based only
2010-11: Writing Criteria changes to percent scoring 4.0 and above
IN DEVELOPMENT for 2010-11: Learning Gains - more points for students who move multiple levels and/or move to level 4 or 5
IN DEVELOPMENT for 2011-12: Learning Gains for EOC examsFCAT REIMBURSEMENTSFor personnel or material costs DIRECTLY related to the delay of FCAT scoresMailing (postage, copying, envelopes)SchedulingCurriculum decisionsOnly for personnel NOT employed over the summer Contract and support employees
Complete the formElectronically submit to Karen SchaferCourier signed hard copy of form w/ receipts to K SchaferVerified forms sent to financePayroll reimbursement will run in August payrollsOther costs will be added to school/department budget when reimbursement received from DOEAdditional Costs Incurred Due to Delayed FCAT ResultsSchool/Department Name:School/Department Number:Contact Person:Phone: Positions and Salaries (add more rows if necessary)School Level Positions (Certificated)Employee NameEmployee ID#Pay TypePosition TitleFCAT Related Job AssignmentDates WorkedHourly Rate# of Additional HoursAmount ($) of Add'l SalaryAmount ($) of Add'l BenefitsTotal ($) Add'l Salary & BenefitsSample Doe10055555BAAssistant Principal - 10Mscheduling7/6/1035.008.00280.0053.14333.14C04CONTRACT PAYROLL0.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.00H04SUPPORT PAYROLL0.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.00Total Additional School/Department Level Costs0.000.000.000.00Other CostsCommentsTypeCostMaterials and SuppliesPostage/ShippingPrinting/CopyingOther (Please Describe Under Comments Section)Total Other Costs0.00Total All Additional Costs0.00 Principal's NamePrincipal's SignatureDateDATES FOR TIME ENTRY ARE AS FOLLOW:C04 - 7/28 - NOON 8/6/10H04 - 8/4 - NOON 8/13/10162010 LEGISLATIONSB 4HB 105
High School Graduation RequirementsEntering 9th GradeTo Graduate2010Algebra 1 and Geometry+2011Biology* and Algebra EOC+2012Biology EOC, Geometry EOC and Algebra II+2013Chemistry*or Physics* and an equally rigorous science course* Or successful completion of Integrated Science sequence17End of Course ExamsEOC exam counts as 30% of students course grade for each first year 9th grade cohort required to take the exam This year the Algebra 1 EOC will count as 30% of the students course grade
Each subsequent year student must pass EOC to earn course credit
Students with disabilities for whom the IEP committee determines that an EOC cannot accurately measure the students ability must take the EOC, but may receive a waiver for the course grade and for course credit.
EOC results will come as scale scores and achievement levels and will be used to calculate school grades.18End of Course ExamsEOC ExamEntering 9th GradeStatusAlgebra I2010-11 Counts 30% of course grade2011-12Must pass for course creditGeometry2010-11Field Test2011-12Counts 30% of course grade2012-13Must pass for course credit
19End of Course ExamsEOC ExamEntering 9th GradeStatusBiology2010-11Field Test2011-12Counts 30% of course grade2012-13Must pass for course credit
US History2011-12Field Test2012-13Counts 30% of course grade20Additional End of Course ExamsEOC Exams Listed for DevelopmentEnglish IINoted as priority to replace gr. 9 & 10 FCAT Reading and gr. 10 Writing
Algebra IIChemistryPhysicsEarth/Space ScienceWorld History21End of Course ExamsCAP: Credit Acceleration ProgramStudents not enrolled in courses may take EOC for course credit with a passing score
Changes to HS FCAT Assessments 2010-11: Gr. 9 FCAT Math eliminated2011-12 Gr. 10 FCAT Math eliminated (except Retakes)2011-12: HS FCAT Science eliminated
EOCs substituted as requirement for graduation and in the calculation of School Grades22
Other Legislative ChangesMajor Area of Interest elective requirement eliminated
Requirement that students take FCAT 3 times before applying concordant score eliminated
Requirement that High Schools offer IB, AICE, or a combination of at least 4 courses in DE or AP (MESH) beginning in 2011-12
Requirement for Middle Grades Civics for promotion and EOC in 2013-142324
Graduation Requirements and EOCs by 9th Grade Cohorts25
No gr. 9 FCAT MathNo gr. 9/10 FCAT Math, gr. 11 SciCBT for gr. 5, 7, 10 Reading & gr. 6, 7 Math Assessment Timeline26
Do all the right parties know about whats coming and when?Are We Prepared?28
29Does instruction match the preparation needs of our students?Are We Prepared?
Are We Prepared? This years 9th grade students must earn a geometry credit to graduate. Those enrolled in Algebra I will take an EOC that will count as 30% of their course grade.
Do 9th grade teachers, students, and parents know this?
Have we reviewed the quality of instruction in our Geometry classrooms?
Are Algebra I teachers using the course description the EOC was written to assess to guide their instruction?
3030Are We Prepared?This years 8th grade students will be required to pass the Algebra I EOC and earn credit in Geometry and Biology which include EOCs as part of their grades to graduate. (Unless credit has already been earned when they get to 9th grade.)
Do 8th grade teachers, parents and students know this? What does 8th grade mathematics and science look like? Are 8th grade mathematics and science teachers using the course descriptions to guide instruction and assessing students throughout the year based on these course descriptions? Are teachers using the course descriptions that the EOCs are written to assess to guide their instruction? Do students grades reflect the amount of material in the course description learned?
31Are We Prepared?This years 7th grade students will be required to pass EOCs in Algebra I, Geometry, and Biology to graduate. They will also have to earn credit in Algebra II.
Do 7th grade teachers, parents and students know this? Are teachers using the mathematics and science course descriptions to guide instruction and assessing regularly to assure students are learning the material? Do the students grades reflect the amount of material learned?Are teachers using the course descriptions that the EOCs are written to assess to guide their instruction?
32Are We Prepared?This years 5th and 6th grade students will be required to pass EOCs in Algebra I, Geometry, and Biology to graduate. They will also have to earn credit in Algebra II, Chemistry or Physics and an equally rigorous science course.
Do 5th and 6th grade teachers, students, and parents know this? Are teachers using the mathematics and science course descriptions to guide instruction and assessing regularly to assure students are learning the material? Do the students grades reflect the amount of material learned?Are teachers using the course descriptions that the EOCs are written to assess to guide their instruction?
33Are We Prepared?
This years K-4th grade students will be required to pass EOCs in Civics, Algebra I, Geometry, and Biology to graduate. They will also have to earn credit in Algebra II, Chemistry or Physics and an equally rigorous science course.342009 to 2010 Achievement Level Changes and Learning Gains from L731