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K-12 ASSESSMENT
      Victoria Ash
  Victoria.Ash@fldoe.org
      (850) 245-0788
K-12 ADMINISTRATION
 K-12 Assessment Link

   K-12 Assessment
           and
  General Information
 are available online at

www.fldoe.org/asp/
      Communication

FCAT Contractor’s Contact List
                   Communication

• Emails filtered through Leads
   DOE
        Victoria Ash – Bureau Chief
        Jackie Mueller – Director, Scoring and Reporting
        Lynn Ann Tabeling – End-of-Course
        Daphne Csonka – Administration
        Mario Zuniga – Scoring and Reporting
   TDC
        Vince Verges – Director
        Steve Ash – Mathematics
        Lyla Springfield – Reading
        Linda Oravetz – Science
        Trish Lyons – Interpretive Products
                Assessment Schedules
• 2008-09 and 2009-10 FCAT Schedules
• 2008-09 Assessment Calendar
• Updates
   2008-09 FCAT Schedule
      Test Dates
         – March 10 – 19
         – March 3 – 12 (Optional Schedule)
             Notification Deadline to the Department – September 15
             Kira.Sullivan@fldoe.org
   Grade 11 Science
      Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, or Day 5
         – Must be a DISTRICT (not a school-by-school) decision
      Notification Deadline to the Department – September 15
      Kira.Sullivan@fldoe.org
   Test Materials Shipment and Pickup Schedule
    What’s New for 2008-09

• Recycling
• Current Strategies
• Recycling versus Reuse
      What’s New for 2008-09

• No NRT administration
• No computer-based Retake
• High School Competency Test (HSCT)
   No contract for 2009 administration
   FCAT Retake administrations
   Concordant Study in progress
      What’s New for 2008-09
• FCAT Writing
   NO multiple-choice sessions at any grade
    level
   Unsealed four-page folder
   No test group codes for the 2009 Writing
    administration
   Planning Sheets
      What’s New for 2008-09
• FCAT Reading, Mathematics, and Science
   Test group codes on ALL answer documents,
    including Grades 3 and 4
   RETAKE PreID Labels
     One Reading Retake set
     One Mathematics Retake set
   No PINK Return Labels for Science
     All TO BE SCORED documents will be packaged
      with RED, PEACH, or BLUE return labels.
What’s New for 2008-09
            Reminders
• Electronic Devices
• Testing Guidelines
   If a student starts a test and leaves campus
    without finishing (for an appointment, illness,
    etc.), he or she will NOT be allowed to
    complete the test.
      NO EXCEPTIONS will be made once the student
       leaves the campus; therefore, if you have
       concerns about a student, you should not allow
       the student to begin.
      Consider administering the test to that student on
       one of the make-up days.
   Use ALL of the allotted time in each session.
   Test administrators must NOT administer the
    FCAT to their family members.
                           Reminders
• Students to be Tested
    All students enrolled in Grades 3 – 11
    Certificate of Completion Students
    Home Education Program Students
        Students MAY participate in the FCAT administration if their
         parent or guardian has identified the FCAT as the selected
         measure of their child’s annual progress.
    McKay Scholarship Program Students
        Students enrolled in PRIVATE schools MAY participate.
        Students enrolled in PUBLIC schools ARE REQUIRED to
         participate in statewide assessments as outlined in their IEPs.
    Corporate Tax Credit (CTC) Scholarship Program Students
        A private school student enrolled in the CTC Scholarship Program
         MAY participate in the statewide assessments.
        A parent/guardian is responsible for contacting the district to
         register the student for the selected assessments and for
         transporting the student to and from the district-assigned location.
                       Reminders
• Students to be Tested (continued)
   Florida K-8 Virtual School Program Students
      Connections Academy and Florida Virtual Academy
         – Do not confuse these students with Home Education Program
           students or high school students enrolled in classes with the
           Florida Virtual School.
   English Language Learners (ELLs)
      ALL ELLs are expected to participate in FCAT Reading and
       Writing; however, if an ELL has been receiving services for
       one year or less AND the LEP committee determines that it
       is appropriate, the student may be exempt but must
       participate in an alternate assessment.
      ALL ELLs are expected to participate in the FCAT
       Mathematics and Science tests no matter how long these
       students have been receiving services.
                     Forms
• Forms located at www.ctb.com/fcat
   Comment Forms
    Ensure that the online comment forms are reviewed
    BEFORE testing so that feedback will address the
    concerns of the FDOE and the contractor.
      Test Administrator
      School Coordinator
      District Coordinator
   Required Administration Information
   Missing Materials
   Administration Irregularities and Breaches
                   PSAT and PLAN
• Florida Statute 1007.35(5)
• Pre-college entrance examinations for enrolled
  Grade 10 students in public high schools
• Test Dates
    PSAT – October 15 and 18, 2008
    PLAN – September to December, 2008
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• Contacts
    PSAT – Jesus Jara, The College Board, (850) 521-4909
    PLAN – Jacque Twiggs, ACT-Atlanta, (404) 231-1952
       Jenine Brewer, (850) 878-2729
           – Broward, Dade, Duval, Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee,
             Orange, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas
        Ginger Green, (850) 878-2729
           – All other districts
          Comprehensive English
       Language Learning Assessment

                • CELLA Test Dates
                   April 14 – May 15
Florida CELLA   • Contacts
                 Academic Achievement through Language
                 Acquisition
                   Mark Drennan (850) 245-0893
                   Pat Faircloth (850) 245-0885
          K-12 Test Administration
                Contact List

• Daphne Csonka, Supervisor
  (850) 245-9203
• Tamika Brinson, FCAT
  (850) 245-0786
• Susie Lee, FCAT
  (850) 245-0785
• Linda Rhea, FCAT ESE
  (850) 245-0742
• Kira Sullivan, FCAT, PSAT/PLAN
  (850) 245-0784
Misc. Assessment Topics

       Dr. Cornelia S. Orr
      Office of Assessment
Florida Department of Education
         Misc. Assessment Topics
• Senate Bill 1906 – Alternative Credit Pilot
  Program
• Senate Bill 1908 – Many Initiatives:
 Writing+; Norm-referenced tests; Test Prep;
 Transitions to New Assessments; Testing
 Schedules; End-of-Course Assessments;
 Expanded College Readiness Testing
• Assessment Appropriations
• MAP Clearinghouse
• FTCE Fee Increase
      Legislative Update – SB 1906
• Senate Bill 1906 – Alternative Credit Pilot
  Program
    DOE approve end-of-course assessments and
     minimum passing scores
    Limited to assessments for Algebra 1a, Algebra 1b,
     Algebra 1, Geometry, and Biology
    Assessments
      o developed by the Florida Virtual School, or
      o end-of-course statewide standardized assessments for these
        courses which may be adopted or developed by the
        department
         Senate Bill 1908 –Writing+
• SB 1908: Removes MC items beginning 08-09
• SBE Concurrence (4/15/08): Remove the MC items from
  the FCAT Writing+ tests and delay its use as a
  graduation requirement.
• Rationale:
    Budget Reduction – Multiple-choice questions do not impact our
     state or federal accountability systems.
    Technical concerns – Inconsistencies in 2007 between scores on
     the essay and MC questions, making the combination into a
     single score problematic for high stakes student decisions (10th).
• Next Steps
    Revise SBE Rule 6A-1.09422 to delay FCAT Writing+ graduation
     requirement
    Prepare for future implementation of a revised writing test
    Revise pupil progression plans
         Senate Bill 1908 –Writing+
―Beginning with the 2008-2009 school year, the
commissioner shall discontinue administration of the selected
response test items on the comprehensive assessments of
writing. Beginning with the 2012-2013 school year,
the comprehensive assessments of writing shall be composed
of a combination of selected-response test items, short-
response performance tasks, and extended-response
performance tasks, which shall measure a student's content
knowledge of writing, including, but not limited to, paragraph
and sentence structure, sentence construction, grammar and
usage, punctuation, capitalization, spelling, parts of speech,
verb tense, irregular verbs, subject verb agreement, and
noun-pronoun agreement.‖
        Senate Bill 1908 –Other Issues
• NRT – removes the requirement that the statewide assessment
  program include norm-referenced tests
     Impact on Progression Plans – local plan revisions needed
     Reading Retention Rule being revised
     Corporate Tax Credit Scholarship
• Test Prep - prohibits suspending regular curricula in order to
  administer practice tests or engage in other test-preparation
  activities for a statewide assessment (i.e., FCAT or end-of-course
  assessment). However, schools are permitted to:
     Distribute sample tests and answer keys published by the Department
      of Education;
     Provide individualized instruction for students who score at Level 1 or
      Level 2 on the FCAT or who are identified through diagnostic
      assessments as having deficiencies in the assessed content; and
     Include test-taking strategies in curricula for intensive reading and
      mathematics courses.
     Senate Bill 1908 –Other Issues
• Transitions to New Assessments
   Directs the Commissioner to establish procedures for
    transitioning to new assessments that impact
    the testing requirements for high school graduation
• Testing Schedules - Beginning in 2010-2011
   Writing no earlier than the week of March 1 and
    other subjects no earlier than the week of April 15
   Statewide end-of-course assessments – within the
    last two weeks of a course
   Student test results reported by the final day of the
    regular school year for students
    Senate Bill 1908 –Other Issues
• End-of-Course Exams
   SB 1908 allows the Commissioner to
    incorporate end-of-course assessments
    into the statewide assessment program
   Current Plans Include:
    o Algebra II – Pilot in 2008-09 (Handout)
    o Other State Developed (Handout)
    o Other State Implemented – TBD
      Senate Bill 1908 –Other Issues
• Expanded Postsecondary Readiness Assessment for
  11th graders
    Requires the evaluation of the college readiness of
     selected students prior to grade 12, beginning with
     the 2008-2009 school year, based on minimum
     college placement test scores determined by the SBE.
    High schools, to the extent practicable, must provide
     12th grade students access to remedial instruction
     prior to graduation.
    Students achieving minimum scores upon exit from
     remedial instruction and enrolling in a community
     college within 2 years, will not be required to enroll in
     remediation courses.
       Misc. Assessment Topics
• Assessment Appropriation – Cut 30%
  Less Paper
  Fewer Products
  Move to more computer-based testing
• MAP Clearinghouse
  Request for Application – Clearinghouse
   Management
  Invitation to Bid – Item Bank
                          FTCE/FELE Fees
                                  New Fees for First-time Takers
  • January 1, 2009                                     PEd, SAE, or GK         FELE
                                  PBT Regular – On     $50                $85
Current Fees                      time

                 PEd,      FELE   PBT Regular – Late   $50 + $15          $85 + $30
                SAE, or           PBT Regular –        $50 + $125         $85 + $125
                 GK               Emergency
PBT Regular –   $25       $50     PBT Supplemental     $50 + $100         $85 + $100
On time
                                  CBT                  $50                $85

PBT Regular –
Late
                $25 +
                $15
                          $50 +
                          $30
                                  New Fees for Retakes
                                                        PEd, SAE, or GK         FELE
PBT Regular –   $25 +     $50 +   PBT Regular – On     $100               $100
Emergency       $125      $125    time
                                  PBT Regular – Late   $100 + $15         $100 + $30

PBT             $25 +     $50 +   PBT Regular –        $100 + $125        $100 + $125
Supplemental    $100      $100    Emergency
                                  PBT Supplemental     $100 + $100        $100 + $100
CBT             $25       $50
                                  CBT                  $100               $100
Misc. Assessment Topics

       Questions?
         Next-Generation
     Sunshine State Standards
Assessments and Interpretive Products



              Vince Verges
           Executive Director
        Test Development Center
                      Topics
• Test Development Center Staff Changes
• Reading, Mathematics, Science, and Writing
  Updates
• Interpretive Products
     Content Focus Report 2008
     Florida Reads! Writes! Solves! Inquires! CD
     Science Lessons Learned
     Released Tests
     Item Specifications for Grades 3-5, 6-8,
      High School
• Other Assessment News
• Questions
         Staff Changes at the
       Test Development Center

• Lissa Cone, FCAT Writing Coordinator
• Sheila Veatch, FCAT Writing Specialist
 Mathematics Standards Update
• Next Generation Standards
   Math standards were adopted in
    September 2007
   TDC Math Assessment Transition
    Crosswalk was released to district
    coordinators on June 4th
   New Assessment Timeline
     Currently developing items to match the new
      item specifications for the new standards; will
      be reviewed by Item Review Committee in fall
      2008; will become field test items for 2010
      test
     2011 baseline year for new mathematics
      assessment
  High School Mathematics Tests
• At this time, FDOE is preparing an Algebra I End of
  Course (EOC) test and a Grade 11 Comprehensive
  test*.
• Grade 11 test topics may include: Algebra topics
  related to number sense, concepts and operations;
  Discrete Math; Financial Literacy; Geometry;
  Probability; Statistics; and Trigonometry. The
  assessed benchmarks would be made available with
  the release of the FCAT Mathematics Test Item
  Specifications to be discussed later in this
  presentation. This test would not include
  performance tasks.

* Rule changes are being developed to address this effort to ensure that students are
  graduating with exposure to rigorous content outlined in the Next Generation SSS.
        New Science Standards
• Adopted by State Board – February 2008
• K-8 grade-level standards grouped into
  four Bodies of Knowledge (BOK) which are
  subdivided into Big Ideas
• High School standards organized by BOK
     The Nature of Science
     Earth and Space Science
     Physical Science
     Life Science
         New Science Standards
• The Office of Mathematics and Science developed a
  crosswalk showing the transition between the old
  and new benchmarks. Available at
  http://www.fldoestem.org/page362.aspx

• The Office of Mathematics and Science in
  conjunction with Florida science educators revised
  the science course descriptions to match new
  standards (draft available at
  http://www.floridastandards.org/index.aspx)

• State Board of Education is expected to review the
  proposed descriptions at their October meeting.
             New Science
         Assessment Timeline

• 2010 – 2011: last year for FCAT Science
• 2010 – 2011: field test new items written to
  new standards
• 2011- 2012: baseline (first) year of new
  standards assessment grades 5, 8, and EOC
  Biology
• 2012 – 2013: Standard Setting and
  reporting of achievement levels
          High School
End-of-Course (EOC) Science Exams

 • At this time the Department is
   preparing to develop EOC for Biology
   (baseline 2011- 2012) and another
   science (baseline 2012- 2013)
            New Science
       Standards Assessments
• Grade 5 and 8 Science Assessments
  will be comprehensive
   Grade 5 assessment will have items
    representing benchmarks for grades 3-5
   Grade 8 assessment will have items
    representing benchmarks for grades 6-8
           New Science
       Standards Assessment
• Benchmarks are likely to be grouped or
  clustered by content and designated as
  annually assessed or content sampled
• Florida Standards Content Advisory
  Committee began reviewing and making
  recommendations for assessment of new
  standards in April (follow up meetings are
  scheduled for September 2008 and
  January 2009)
    Released FCAT Science Test
• 2007 FCAT Science Grade 8 Test and
  Answer Key
   Answer Key has percentage of students
    who answered correctly, option statistics
    for multiple-choice items, benchmark and
    content focus information, and the
    cognitive difficulty (cognitive complexity)
    for each item
     Released Student Responses
   for Grade 8 FCAT Science 2007
       Extended Response Item
• B131 – Golf Ball Energy from 2007 Released
  FCAT Science Test currently on DOE website
• Scoring criteria (annotations) and student
  papers
     Example of a top-score response
     Three student examples of a 4-point response
     Three student examples of a 3-point response
     Three student examples of a 2-point response
     Three student examples of a 1-point response
     Two student examples of a 0-point response
    Released Student Responses
  for Grade 8 FCAT Science 2007
     Extended Response Item
• Will include letter explaining intent
  and use of student responses
• FCAT Rubric for extended response
• Reader Bias
• Item Development and Handscoring
  Flowcharts
• To be posted to ww.fass.cecs.ucf.edu
  Fall 2008
         FCAT Explorer

• FCAT Explorer for grades 5, 8, and 11
  are now available on DOE website
  FCAT Science Lessons Learned
• A look at student performance on
  FCAT Science 2003 – 2006
   Purpose is to provide guidance to
    educators that can be used to effect
    positive change and enhance program
    effectiveness
   Available in print late fall 2008
   FCAT Science Lessons Learned
• Includes Results by Cluster
   Mean percent correct for each reporting
    cluster for each year (2003 – 2006)
   Observations and information on what
    students are successful are able to do
    and what students have the greatest
    difficulty doing
   Sample items and performance statistics
   Suggestions for instruction
  Language Arts & Social Studies
       Standards Update
• Next Generation SSS Standards
   Language Arts standards will be
    revised again
     SB 1908 states that plan for accomplishing
      this should be in place by Dec. 31, 2008
   Social Studies standards will be revised
     At this time there is no plan for an FCAT in
      Social Studies
          Language Arts
     Sunshine State Standards
• December 31, 2008- Review and
 establish an expedited schedule for
 adoption of the Next Generation
 Sunshine State Standards.
    Sunshine State Standards . . .
• Specific requirements are prescribed for
  language arts, science, mathematics, and social
  studies standards.
• December 31, 2011 – The Next Generation
  Sunshine State Standards must be adopted for
  each subject by the State Board of Education.
• Language Arts standards that were adopted in
  2007 must be reviewed and must identify
  significant literary genres and authors that
  encompass a comprehensive range of historical
  periods.
      New Tests in Reading…

• Last FCAT Reading Test - 2010
• Field Test new benchmarks - 2010
• New Assessment in Reading - 2011
• Performance tasks at grades 4, 8, 9.
  No Performance Tasks (PTs) at
  grade 10
• Retakes remain the same, no PTs
Proposed Graduation Progression
                ‘08-‘09    ‘09-‘10   ‘10-‘11   ’11-‘12   ’12-‘13   ’13-‘14


 FCAT Only        9th       10th      11th      12th


 FCAT/ New
                             9th      10th*    11th **   12th **
    Test
   New Test
                                       9th      10th      11th      12th
    Only

* Requirements for Grade 10, 2011 passing scores are still TBD.
** In Grade 11, the 2013 cohort would need to take an FCAT Retake
   because no Retake would exist for the new assessment yet. A policy
   for the Grade 12 students might include offering FCAT or new test
   retake.
             Writing Update
• Presently, writing as a graduation requirement
  has been delayed indefinitely.
• Writing test multiple-choice items will be
  removed from test beginning in 2008-2009 due
  to budget and concerns over year-to-year linking
  of MC and essays in the current design.
• New Writing Assessment in 2012-2013 will have
  MC, SR, and ER items in a way that provides
  stable links.
    New Writing Assessment will move to grades 4, 7,
     and 11
    Grades 7 and 11 are intended to be
     computer-based tests
     When will FCAT Writing
       be administered?

• Field Test : December 2-3, 2008

• Census Test: February 10-12, 2009

• Tests will be given using unsealed
  Writing folders to avoid scanning errors
     Writing Lessons Learned…
• FCAT Writing Lessons Learned: 2001-2008
  Data Analyses and Instructional
  Implications
• Scheduled for delivery to districts in
  December 2009
• PDF file posted To FDOE website after ADA
  compliance requirements - districts will be
  notified when it is available
       Florida Reads!, Writes!,
         Solves!, Inquires! CD
• Delivered to Districts in July
• Packaged and labeled for each school
• Contains the released performance task for
  each grade and each subject
• Includes general information about scoring,
  the FCAT rubrics, the actual test item, an
  example of a top-score response, anchor
  papers, qualification papers, and
  annotations (scoring notes)
       Test Item Specifications

• Appendix B for Reading and Mathematics to
  be released this Fall
• Spring release of Next-Generation
  Assessments Reading and Math Test Item
  Specifications after 2009 testing
             2008 FCAT
         Content Focus Report
• Now available on the DOE website
• Has the benchmarks and content focus for
  each item that counted towards student
  scores on the 2008 FCAT
• Has total points for each reporting
  cluster/category
• Identifies the benchmarks that had
  performance tasks
• Reading, Mathematics, Writing have old to
  new benchmarks crosswalks
     2009 Sample Test Materials
• Reading, Mathematics, and Science:
  Reprints of ’08 materials
• No Writing+ STM
• Shipments to districts in early Nov. ’08
• Per Legislature, delivery to schools should be
  after Jan. 1, 2009
• PDFs posted to DOE website in Jan. ’09
    Print Materials Delivery Times

Keys to FCAT
•   Print delivery and web posting mid-Jan. ’09

Understanding FCAT Reports
•   Print delivery and web posting late
    April ’09
         FCAT Results Folder

• Reduced quantities
• Distribution
   Grade 3 students
   Overage for mobility
   Delivery early May ’09
    Projected Product Delivery Timeframes

        Projected Product Delivery Timeframes
            Product                Due in District   Posted to Web
Science Lessons Learned            Early Nov. ’08      Sept. ’08
2009 Sample Test Materials         Early Nov. ’08       Jan. ’09
Keys to FCAT 2009                   Mid-Jan. ’09      Mid-Jan. ’09
Understanding FCAT Reports         Late April ’09    Late April ’09
Results Folder                     Early May ’09      Not posted
Math Test Item Specifications         May ’09           May ’09
Reading Test Item Specifications
09 FRWSI CD                        Late July ’09      Not posted
DOE is going green!

 FCAT contractors already use eco-friendly
  production methods.
 DOE is now actively promoting recycling.

       ―Florida Recycles‖ logo and
        statement will appear on non-secure
        FCAT materials.
       Support the effort in your district!
    FCAT Interpretive Products
           On the Web

•       website:
    www.fcat.fldoe.org
• DOE website:
    www.fldoe.org
FCAT 2009 Nonscannable
   Test Book Covers
FCAT 2009 Nonscannable
   Test Book Covers
FCAT 2009 Nonscannable
   Test Book Covers
FCAT Interpretive Products
  Contact Information

       Trish Lyons
  Publications Coordinator
    (850) 922-2584 ext. 227
   SunCom 292-2584 ext. 227
   lyonst@mail.leon.k12.fl.us
      Other Contact Information
• Lyla Springfield, FCAT Reading Coordinator
  springfieldl@mail.leon.k12.fl.us
• Steve Ash, FCAT Mathematics Coordinator
  ashs@mail.leon.k12.fl.us
• Renn Edenfield, Interim FCAT Writing
  Coordinator edenfieldr@mail.leon.k12.fl.us
• Linda Oravetz, FCAT Science Coordinator
  oravetzl@mail.leon.k12.fl.us
• Vince Verges, Executive Director
  Test Development Center
  vergesv@mail.leon.k12.fl.us
Florida Alternate Assessment

District Assessment Coordinators Mtg.
          September 3, 2008
The human
brain starts
working the
moment you
are born and
never stops
until you stand
up to speak in
public.

George Jessel

 Inspirational Quote
2008 Standard Setting
    Initial Standard Setting
   April 7-11
     Field test data
     14 standard setting panels

     Panels of special educators, general

      educators, administrators and parents
     Alternate achievement standards set

      for all grade levels and content areas
    Initial Standard Setting
   Using descriptors of Levels of
    Complexity and Performance Level
    Descriptors
     Panelists set cuts for Levels of
      Complexity (LOC)
     Panelists set Performance Level cuts
      within each of the LOCs
                              Standard Setting

        Participatory                      Supported                         Independent
          Level of                          Level of                           Level of
        Complexity                         Complexity                        Complexity




Basic     Proficient    Advanced   Basic     Proficient   Advanced   Basic     Proficient   Advanced
     What are the Performance
     Levels?
   Basic: Students at the basic performance level
    have little success with the challenging access
    points
   Proficient: Students at the proficient level are
    having some success mastering the access
    points
   Advanced: Students at the advanced level are
    very successful with the access points
   At each grade level and content area these are
    tied to specific access points measured on the
    assessment
    Standard Setting Validation
   July 15-18
     Operational test data
     Same procedures

     Panelists set Performance Level cuts

      within each of the LOCs
     Preliminary results under review
    Standard Setting - Next Steps
   State Board Rule under development
     Establishes the cut scores
     Out for comment in the Fall

   Revision to performance level
    descriptors and labels based on
    feedback from standard setting and
    Technical Advisory Committee
2008 Results
    Spring 2008 Administration
   27,683 answer sheets scanned
       3,616 not assessed for various reasons
       734 duplicates or invalid bubble
       126 cannot be scored in any content area
   23,207 students have at least one valid
    content score
    Spring 2008 Administration
   Invalid Records
       Incomplete scoring within a content area
       Double bubbles
       Grade level and content area mismatch
       Invalid bubble filled in on document
Spring 2008 Administration
   Districts Received
     Individual student reports
     School reports

     District reports
Student and Parent Report
Student and Parent Report
                                                                                                                Alternate Assessment Reading
                                                                                                                         Participation
                                         Alternate Assessment Reading Participation

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                  0
                          3rd           4th           5th             6th                 7th            8th           9th         10th
                                                                          Grade Level

                                                                2005-06         2006-07    2007-08
                                                                                                                  Alternate Assessment Reading Proficiency

                                                            Alternate Assessment Reading Proficiency

                                  80


                                       69 68 69        70                                                    69                              69
                                  70              67         67           68                67                                                            68
                                                                                                                             66
                                                                  63 63                                                                           62 61
                                                                                      60          59 59                                60
                                                                                 58                                    58
Percent Proficient and Advanced




                                  60
                                                                                                                  56              55


                                  50



                                  40



                                  30



                                  20



                                  10



                                   0
                                         3rd           4th          5th               6th              7th             8th             9th          10th
                                                                                        Grade Level

                                                                               2005-06       2006-07    2007-08
                                                                                                                Alternate Assessment Math
                                                                                                                       Participation
                                              Alternate Assessment Math Participation

                 14


                                                                                                                                12
                 12
                                                                                                                                     11 11

                                                                                                                    10
                 10
                                                                                       9     9    9   9     9            9 9
Percent of SWD




                                                               8   8     8        8
                  8
                                        7     7    7   7 7

                      6   6     6   6
                  6



                  4



                  2



                  0
                          3rd           4th            5th         6th                 7th            8th                9th      10th
                                                                       Grade Level

                                                             2005-06         2006-07    2007-08
                                                                                                                              Alternate Assessment Math
                                                                                                                                      Proficiency
                                                             Alternate Assessment Math Proficiency

                                  80


                                                                                           68                                                         69
                                  70                                                                                                     67
                                       65                   65           66
                                            63 64                                                           63           63
                                                                                     60
                                                    58 59        59 59          58
Percent Proficient and Advanced




                                  60
                                                                                                 54 55                                        54 55
                                                                                                                 52 53
                                                                                                                                   50
                                  50
                                                                                                                              45


                                  40



                                  30



                                  20



                                  10



                                   0
                                            3rd       4th          5th               6th              7th          8th             9th          10th
                                                                                       Grade Level

                                                                              2005-06       2006-07    2007-08
            Primary Exceptionality of Students with
           Disabilities Taking Alternate Assessments
                               2008
                     Students with Disabilities Taking the Alternate Assessments



                                 Other
                                 11%                                        EMH
    Autistic                                                                34%
     15%




       SLD
       8%
                EBD       PMH
                4%                                          TMH
                           6%                               21%

Source: Alternate Assessment file as of June 2008
    Spring 2008 - 1% Cap
   Calculation
       Numerator = Number of SWD reported as
        proficient or advanced on Florida Alternate
        Assessment in grades 3-10
       Denominator = Number of students
        participating in an assessment in grades 3-10
   Calculated separately for reading and
    mathematics
   Calculated at the district level
    Spring 2008 - 1% Cap
   Decision Rules
       If district exceeds cap, students with a
        primary exceptionality of specific learning
        disability and no other exceptionalities are
        reverted to non-proficient
       Calculations are re-run
       If district still exceeds the cap, they may
        apply for a waiver
    Spring 2008 - 1% Cap
   Waiver consideration is given to districts
    who submit data in support of the
    following explanations:
       House multi-district programs for students
        with significant cognitive disabilities
       Are very small, such that a slight change in
        number of students produces a large
        change in percentage
    Spring 2008 - 1% Cap
   Waiver consideration is given to districts
    who submit data in support of the
    following explanations:
       House high-quality, research based
        programs for students with significant
        cognitive disabilities that attract families
        from around the state and country
    Spring 2009 - 1% Cap
   Districts will need to submit waiver
    requests by May 15, 2009
   Decisions about waiver requests will be
    made prior to final AYP calculations
The more things change, the
more they remain... insane.
                   Michael Fry and T. Lewis




   Inspirational
   Quote
2008-2009 Activities
    Train-The-Trainer
   June 23 & 24
       Provided updated materials and
        information
            Reading fluency items
            Renaming of materials
            Test book wording – Teacher will script
            Four field test items per content area
    Content/Bias Review
   June 25 & 26
       Approximately 120 participants
       Panelists include content expects (general
        and special education teachers, and
        administrators
       New item review
            Eight items per grade in Reading, Mathematics,
             and Writing
            Twenty-five Items for Science based on newly
             approved standards
    Item Specs for New
    Development
   Reading
       Readability not to exceed 3 years below
        tested grade – maximum is 6th grade
       Addition of Reading fluency strand
          Elementary – letter and word

           identification
          Secondary – range from reading

           sentences to one to two paragraphs
    Accommodations
   Accommodations Workgroup
   Met via conference call on August 13
     Approximately 25 special education
      teachers and administrators
      participated in one of three conference
      calls
     Developed recommendations for
      additional accommodations for VI,
      DHH, ASD, MH and ELL students
    Web-Base Ordering
   Available through Piedra Data
    Services website
     Braille and tactile graphics for
      students with visual impairments
     One sided response booklets

        One sided materials will allow

         teachers to cut out items to have
         flexibility in item placement
    Web-Base Ordering
   Available September 4-17, 2008

   http://www.piedradata.com/VIS/Login.php
    Practice Materials
   Released items from Spring 2008
    administration
   Delivery to school district alternate
    assessment coordinators week of
    September 8th
   Includes two items per content area
    and grade
    Practice Materials
   All grades and content areas
    packaged together
     Test Booklet
     Response Booklet

     Passage Booklet

     Cards Packet

     Strips Packet
    Administration Manuals
   Teacher administration manuals
    will be delivered along with practice
    materials to school district alternate
    assessment coordinators
   Teachers should keep their binders
    and replace contents
    Science Field Test
   Administration window –
    October 13 – 24
   Demographics for student
    participation e-mailed to AA
    Coordinators in July
   25 new items based on approved
    Sunshine State Standards Access
    Points
    2009 Assessment
   Administration Window
       January 12 through February 27
   Assessment now has two forms
    (Form A and B)
       Each form will have 16 core items
        and four embedded field test items
        per content area for a total of 20
        items
        Project to Support Instruction
   Discretionary project to support
    teachers in curriculum/instruction and
    support implementation of alternate
    assessment
   Steering committee met in July to
    identify and prioritize needs
       National Inclusive Large Scale Standards and
        Assessment (ILSSA) Project assisting us
   Inspirational Quote




I am easily
satisfied
with the
very best.
Winston
Churchill
Peer Review Status
        Peer Review
   July, 2008 submission
     Results from April standard setting
     Individual, school, and district reports

     Planned studies

   Waiting for response letter
        Peer Review
   Plan for December, 2008 submission
       Final standard setting results and cut scores
       Technical Manual
       Alignment study report
        Peer Review
   Planned studies
       Alignment – Fall 2008
            UNC Charlotte – Links to Academic Learning Model
       Reliability - Spring 2009
            Videotapes of 2009 administrations independently
             scored
            Classroom walk through tool development
       Validity – Spring 2009
            Teacher judgment and assessment performance
Not a shred of evidence exists in
favor of the idea that life is serious.
  Inspirational quote         Brendan Gill
              Thank you
      Bambi Lockman, Bureau Chief
Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student
                 Services
                 Reminder
• Those districts participating in NAEP 2009
  need to pick up their Resource Binders at
  the registration counter during the lunch
  break.
Scoring and Reporting

     Jackie Mueller
        Director
  Data about the 2008 FCAT tests
• Number of students with test scores reported
   1.77 million
• Number of individual tests scored and reported
   SSS - 4.4 million
   NRT - 3.1 million
• Number of Spring 2008 Retake students passing
  after manual rescore process completed
   3 Reading and 20 Math
   Summer 2008 – 4 Math
      Data Verification Processes
• Validation of scoring
• Analyzing data to detect scoring anomalies.
• We spend a large amount of our time trying
  to chase down correct information for a small
  portion of the students who tested
   Resolving duplicate testers
   Virtual School Students in correct schools
   Correcting SIDs
             Common Test
         Administration Problems
• Examples
   Use of label with incorrect grade information => Off-
    grade level testing flag - Score Reported Flag of 7
   Incorrect use of label; with hand-gridded information
    for different student=> duplicate records – Score
    Reported Flag of 6
   Missing or incomplete hand-gridding=> missing SID,
    Name, Grade, other important information
   Testing in two separate documents => Does not
    meet attemptedness - Score Reported Flag of 2
   Missing test group code information => May require
    holding more students than necessary for
    investigations if this is missing
                    Fair Warning –
                We are Trying to Reduce
                 Time until Reporting
• Off-Grade Level Testers NR7: In years past we have attempted to
  clean these up prior to reporting. We can no longer commit to
  trying to do that. It will be up to districts to check to see whether
  these students really tested in the correct grade level and should be
  reported. This should be one thing you check as soon as you
  receive your DSR.
• Example from this year: We attempted to have districts supply
  missing SIDs when the SIDs were completely blank. This netted in
  our attempting to update about 7,700 SIDs. We will not be doing
  this again. Due diligence on the part of districts should be able to
  minimize this problem. We will check into whether we may be able
  to give districts early warning about which students have missing
   SIDs so they can be ready to update the accountability files.
                     Reporting
•   Posting DSR files to Navigator
•   Posting summary files to Navigator
•   Posting .pdf files of reports
•   Printing limited to
       Individual Student Reports
       School Lists of Students
       Grade 10 and Retake Results Labels
       Certificates of Achievement
          Fall 2009 Retake

• Results Delivery Target
    November 21, 2008
    Due in District (DID) – November 26, 2008
          2009 Reporting Targets
• Results Delivery Targets
    Writing
      May 7, 2009 and DID May 14, 2009
   Spring Retakes
      May 7, 2009 and DID May 14, 2009
   Reading and Mathematics Grade 3
      May 18, 2009 and DID May 26, 2009
   Reading and Mathematics Grades 4-10
      May 29, 2009 and DID June 05, 2009
   Science Grades 5, 8, and 11
      May 29, 2009 and DID June 5, 2009
    Scoring and Reporting Issues
• New Demographic Website
  https://app1.fldoe.org/FCATDemographics/
   Beginning with three years of data
   Will eventually expand to cover years 2000-2008
   Similar features to the old website
• Old website http://www.fcatresults.com/demog/
  will be active until November 2008
   Years 2000-2007
   New Demographic Website
https://app1.fldoe.org/FCATDemographics/
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 Contact Information

Jackie Mueller, Director
   Jackie.Mueller@fldoe.org
         850-245-0775


 Mario Zuniga, Supervisor
    Mario.Zuniga@fldoe.org
       850-245-9059
FCAT Scoring Inquiry System

        Mario Zuniga
         Supervisor
                   Overview
• FCAT Scoring Inquiry System TA Paper
  (Draft)
   Types of Score Inquiries
     Score Anomalies (Desk Audits)
     Not Reported Scores
     Missing Scores
   Procedures for Submitting Score Inquiries
• New Web-Based System
   Implementation Time-Line
   Screen Shots of System
   Contact Information
     Technical Assistance Paper
• Types of Score Inquiries
   Score Anomalies (Desk Audits)
      Is poor performance by itself an anomaly?
      Criteria for automatic audit and manual rescoring
       of Retake scores
        – Within 25 scale score points of passing
      Anomalies are red flags based on previous student
       trends or large difference in performance
       compared to other measures
        – May represent a bad assessment day for the student
        – Investigated by staff to eliminate possible scoring errors
          or student bubbling errors
      Technical Assistance Paper
• Types of Score Inquiries (continued)
  Not Reported (NR) Scores
      RMS Codes on Individual Student Report
        –   NR2:   Did not meet attemptedness
        –   NR3:   Marked as “Do Not Score”
        –   NR6:   Recorded as duplicate record
        –   NR7:   Grade mismatch
        –   NR8:   Invalidated/held by FDOE for further review
      Writing Codes on Individual Student Report
        –   A:   Blank answer document
        –   B:   Off-topic
        –   C:   Illegible, Incomprehensible, or Insufficient Writing
        –   D:   Foreign Language
        –   U:   Response Unscorable
      Technical Assistance Paper
• Types of Score Inquiries (continued)
   Missing Scores
      Student is shown as present on the school’s attendance
       record – but is shown as Not Tested (NT), or is not shown at
       all, on score reports
• Procedures for Submitting Score Inquiries
   Score inquiries should not be submitted for
    Not Reported scores
   Score inquiry submission deadlines established for
    each administration
   Score audits require additional documentation
        New Web Based System
• System Walk-Through Ongoing
   FDOE Review
   District/Contractor Beta-Test
• Roll-Out Timeline
   Goal is to have this system available for the
    Fall 08 Retake administration
      Sept/Oct – Beta Test
      Early Nov – Final Design Approved
      Late Nov
        – Districts provided User ID/Passwords
      System live by November 26, 2008
           New Web Based System
• Benefits
      Available through secure FDOE web site
      System tracks inquiry FDOE and Contractor response time
      Auto-assigned tracking number
      Real-time status check available to districts
      Individual or batch submissions available
      Score audit documentation kept on file at district level
      Auto-assigned to FDOE specialist
      Eliminates FAX handling and manual tracking
• Risks
    Resistance to change
    Score audit documentation filed in the district
    User ID/Password security
  Screen Shots of Web Based System
Logon Screen




   Email address for user name
   User reset password
   One logon per district
   Screen Shots of Web Based System
Main Menu for District Use
    Screen Shots of Web Based System
Main Menu for District Use




                   Edit Contact Information/Password
   Screen Shots of Web Based System
Contact Information Form




   Maintain District Coordinator of Assessment Contact Information
   Potential to Update other FDOE „Rosters‟ from this Information
    Screen Shots of Web Based System
Main Menu for District Use




                    Submit Individual Score Appeal or Inquiry
    Screen Shots of Web Based System
K-12 Missing Score/Desk Audit Inquiry




                             Drop Down Menus
    Screen Shots of Web Based System
Main Menu for District Use




                     Submit a batch file of inquiries
    Screen Shots of Web Based System
Submit a Batch File of Inquiries




         Excel Files Only – File Format will be provided.
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Main Menu for District Use




                   Track status of submitted inquiries
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                            Sort on any column
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Email to
request a
correction
    Screen Shots of Web Based System
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                      Automatic reference to the
                      student record log number
    Screen Shots of Web Based System
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             Return to Menu
    Screen Shots of Web Based System
Main Menu for District Use




           Log Out
    Screen Shots of Web Based System
On the FDOE and Contractor Side
         Contact Information
If you have any questions, please contact:

          Mario Zuniga
          mario.zuniga@fldoe.org
          850-245-9059

          Bernard Stevens
          bernard.stevens@fldoe.org
          850-245-0778
Florida Parent Network
District Coordinator’s Meeting
        Orlando, Florida
      September 3, 2008
Agenda


FCAT Parent Network Overview

Statistics

Release Schedule
  Login Letters
  Release of Results
  Non PreID Process
FCAT Parent Network Overview



 Started in Spring 2006 – allows secure online
  access to FCAT results for Florida parents
 Subjects: Reading, Mathematics, Science, Writing,
  R/M Retakes
 Individual secure logins generated for all tested
  students for each test administration
 Results available in HTML and PDF format
 State Resources
 FAQs in English, Spanish and Haitian-Creole
Statistics



                          14 releases of data to date
Spring and Summer 2008    From March 2006 to present
                             More than 6 million visits
                             More than 158 million hits
                         Spring and Summer 2008
                          so far…
                             More than 2.3 million
                              visits
                             More than 61 million hits
                             Most active date 6/12/08 –
                              5,297,211 hits
Home Page




             Updated when new
              results are available

             Expected release dates

             Available until dates

             English, Spanish &
              Haitian Creole
Results Page



                Overview of Results
                  • Scale Score
                  • Performance Level
                  • Standard Error Measure
                PDF of Student Report
                  • Copy of ISR that will be
                    received in print
                Separate tab for each test
                  •   Reading & Mathematics
                  •   Writing (when applicable)
                  •   Science (when applicable)
                  •   Retakes (when applicable)
Release Overview



  Step 1: Login Letters
      2-3 weeks prior to release for fall and Spring
      1-2 weeks prior to testing for summer


  Step 2: Release of Results
      48 hours after release of results to districts and schools


  Step 3: Non PreID Logins
      Available on Navigator site by the day of the results
       release
Step 1: Login Letters

 2-3 weeks prior to release for Fall and Spring
 1-2 weeks prior to testing for Summer

Shipment includes:
      District Coordinator Letter
      Principal Letter
      Login Lists for each school (PDF also available on Navigator)
      Sample Parent Letter
      Parent Letter with unique login and password for each student in the
       PreID file

 Login Page updated with expected data release dates

 New logins activated and parents receive a message
  indicating that results are not yet available
Step 2: Release of Results


  48 hours after release of results to districts and schools

  Home Page updated to state that results are now available
   and expected timeframe for next release

  Results available at the same time for all students in the
   state (PreID and Non PreID)

  Results from previous administration (Fall, Spring,
   Summer) no longer available – home page includes
   “expected to be available until” dates
Step 3: Non PreID Logins

 Available on Navigator site the day of the results release
 PDF lists of logins and passwords provided for district and
  school access to be distributed to parents (includes ~5% of
  students across the state)
 Includes all students who do not have results in the data file
  associated with a PreID label (generated from final approved
  data file)
    Students not enrolled at the time of PreID
    Students who were in PreID, but label did not get used
    Students who were in PreID, but student moved to a new
      school or district prior to testing
    Students will receive a separate login for each subject that
      they did not have a PreID # indicated in the data file
 Allows all students in the state to access their results on Parent
  Network
Navigator Website
                     PDFs of Reports
                       •   State Report of Districts
                           (districts only)
                       •   District Report of
                           Schools
                       •   School Report of
                           Students
                       •   District Summary
                     PDF Copies of Parent
                      Network PreID Login
                      Lists
                       •   Ex. Summer 08 Parent
                           Network PreID Logins
                       •   Ex. Summer 08 Parent
                           network Non-PreID
                           Logins
                     PDFs of Non PreID
                      Login Lists
Grow Customer Support
   support@grow.net
   1-800- 481-GROW




    Customer Support Rep, Miranda
Florida
National Assessment of Educational
Progress (NAEP) 2009 Assessments
   District Assessment Coordinator Annual Meeting
                   September 2008



                                                 Michele Sonnenfeld
                                             NAEP State Coordinator
                                     Florida Department of Education
                     State-Level NAEP
                  Administrations in Florida
         Gr 4       Gr 8      Gr 4    Gr 8    Gr 4      Gr 8      Gr 4      Gr 8     Gr 12 Reading
        Reading    Reading   Math    Math    Science   Science   Writing   Writing   and Math

 1998      X          X                                                      X

 2002      X          X                                             X        X

 2003      X          X         X       X                           X        X

 2005      X          X         X       X       X         X

 2007      X          X         X       X                                    X

 2009      X          X         X       X       X         X                               X

In 2009, Florida will also be participating in:
• Internet Computer Tasks (ICT)
• Hands-on Tasks in Science (HOTS)
• High School Transcript Study (HSTS)
• Miami-Dade will receive results as part of the Trial Urban District
   Assessment (TUDA).
   NAEP Special Studies for 2009
• Interactive Computer Tasks (ICT)-Westat will
  provide 15 laptop computers and flash drives
• Hands on Tasks (HOTS)-Westat provides kits
  that students will use in performing experiments
• High School Transcript Study (HSTS)
  Florida is the only state that will participate
  electronically—no burden to the schools
         NAEP 2009 Assessments
• Grade 12 Assessment
   In 2009, NAEP will administer a Grade 12 Pilot
    assessment in 11 states, including Florida, that were
    chosen to participate. This will be the first time state
    results will be available for Grade 12 in reading and
    mathematics.
   Florida will be able to compare its Grade 12 reading
    and mathematics scores with those of Idaho, South
    Dakota, Iowa, Illinois, Arkansas, West Virginia, New
    Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New
    Hampshire.
           NAEP 2009 Assessments
• Trial Urban District Assessment (TUDA)
    TUDA is designed to report on the performance of Grades
     4 and 8 public school students at the district level
       2002 – Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles,
        New York City
       2003 – added Boston, Charlotte, Cleveland, San Diego
       2005 – added Austin
       2009 – added Baltimore, Detroit, Fresno, Louisville, MIAMI-
        DADE, Milwaukee, and Philadelphia
       Washington, D.C. is also included as a TUDA
               NAEP 2009
         Assessment Components
• Assessment Window: January 26 – March 4, 2009
• Subjects to be Assessed:
    Grades 4, 8, and 12 – Reading, Mathematics, or Science
    Grades 4, 8, and 12 – Science Interactive Computer
     Tasks (ICT) or Hands-on Tasks (HOTs)
    Grades 4, 8, and 12 – U.S. History, Civics, or Geography
• FLDOE will not select schools chosen for NAEP to be
  calibration schools for the FCAT
Contact Information
Contact Information


            Michele Sonnenfeld
          NAEP State Coordinator
      Florida Department of Education
               (850) 245-0787
       Michele.Sonnenfeld@fldoe.org
Florida
 National Assessment of Educational
 Progress (NAEP) 2009 Assessments
     Selected District Assessment Coordinators
                  September 2008



                                               Michele Sonnenfeld
                                           NAEP State Coordinator
                                   Florida Department of Education
                  NAEP 2009
            Assessment Components
•   Assessment Window: January 26 – March 4, 2009

•   Subjects to be Assessed:
     Grades 4, 8, and 12 – Reading, Mathematics, or Science
     Grades 4, 8, and 12 – Science Interactive Computer Tasks
      (ICT) or Hands-on Tasks (HOTs) (31 schools)
     Grades 4, 8, and 12 – U.S. History, Civics, or Geography

•   Most selected schools will participate in the
    Reading, Mathematics, or Science assessments. In
    Florida, 47 schools will also participate in the U.S.
    History, Civics, or Geography assessments.
     Prior to the NAEP Assessment
•   You were notified in July of the schools in your district
    that have been selected to participate in NAEP 2009.
•   By now you should have notified your schools of their
    selection, verified that the assigned assessment date
    does not conflict with any school-based activity and
    begun the process of identifying a NAEP coordinator for
    each school.
•   Next week you will receive NAEP packets for distribution
    to your schools. The packets will contain many
    important documents, including a sample
    Parent/Guardian Notification Letter, Florida NAEP 2009
    Logistics Questionnaire, Florida’s Instructions for NAEP
    School Coordinators, and Tips for Registering for
    MySchool.
      Prior to the NAEP Assessment
• SCHOOL NAEP coordinators will complete and submit a
  NAEP School Data Collection Form via the MyNAEP Web site
  using a MySchool Registration ID number, supplied on the
  Excel spreadsheet in your folder.
• The spreadsheet also contains a DISTRICT MyNAEP
  Registration ID number that you can use to register for the
  MySchool website.
• Through the MySchool weblink from the MyNAEP website,
  you can monitor your school’s submission of School Data
  Collection Forms.
• The MySchool website will allow you to access the
  information your schools will receive from NAEP.
     Prior to the NAEP Assessment
•   FLDOE will e-file the names of the students
    attending the schools selected for NAEP.
•   NAEP field staff will start contacting schools in
    December to set up the Pre-Assessment Visit (PAV).
•   PAVs will be scheduled at schools some time
    between January 6 and January 23, 2009.
•   Packets of materials for the PAV will arrive at
    schools by January 5, 2009 (unless that day is a
    school holiday).
•   The PAV should take approximately two hours.
    Prior to the NAEP Assessment

• If possible, meet with the principals/
  school 2009 NAEP coordinators of schools
  in your district.

• I am available to attend such a meeting
  and could make a presentation, if
  requested.
     NAEP Pre-Assessment Visit (PAV)
            Packet Contents
• Student Information Report—List of students selected
  for NAEP, as well as their demographic information
  based on October FTE data
• Instructions for the NAEP School Coordinator
• NAEP Students with Disabilities and English Language
  Learners Questionnaires
• Roster of Questionnaires
• If Grade 12, School Questionnaire
• U.S. Department of Agriculture Letter
• NAEP Logistics Questionnaire
• NAEP Red Storage Envelope
• Parent/Guardian Notification Letter
           Preparing for the PAV
• You or the school NAEP coordinator will print out a current list of
  students enrolled in the selected grade at each school. This list
  will include first and last names, birth dates, and demographic
  information.
• The school NAEP coordinator will distribute SD and ELL
  questionnaires to the school personnel most knowledgeable
  about how the students are tested. He/she will set a date by
  which the questionnaires must be returned. The questionnaires
  may also be completed online.
• The school NAEP coordinator will complete the 2009 Logistics
   Questionnaire.
• Prepare parent/guardian notification letter prior to the visit.
Parent/Guardian Notification Letter
•   By law, NAEP requires that parents/guardians of all selected
    students be notified in writing about the assessment.
•   Notification must be signed and dated by a school
    representative on school letterhead.
•   A copy of the letter should be sent to you and given to the
    NAEP field staff during the visit.
•   Notify the NAEP State Coordinator via e-mail at
    Michele.Sonnefneld@fldoe.org when all of your participating
    schools have fulfilled the above requirement.
•   Templates of this letter in English, Spanish, and Haitian-Creole
    will be provided to all schools in hard copy and posted online
    at http://www.fldoe.org/asp/naep/naep2009.asp
Information for Parents
         • If parents have questions or
           concerns about the NAEP
           assessment, please share the
           Sample Questions Booklet with
           them.
         • The booklets are available on the
           MySchool Web site at
           www.MyNAEP.com and will be
           distributed to schools during the
           PAV.
         • Be proactive and impress upon
           parents how important student
           participation is to our state‟s
           academic standing.
            During the PAV
The school NAEP coordinator will
   provide NAEP field staff with a current student
    enrollment list
   verify student demographic information
   confirm withdrawn and newly-enrolled students
   discuss and arrange accommodation sessions
   receive School and Grades 4 and 8 NAEP Teacher
    Questionnaires
   provide to schools a copy of a dated
    parent/guardian notification letter
   finalize assessment logistics
                After the PAV
The school NAEP coordinator will
   distribute the NAEP school and teacher
    questionnaires (the questionnaires may also be
    completed online)
   send notification letters to parents/guardians of
    all students selected for the assessment
   notify the teachers of the assessment
   notify the students of the assessment
   place the NAEP Storage Envelope in a safe place
   How Teachers Can Support NAEP
• Since state and national educational assessment policy
  is based on NAEP results, it is very important to make
  sure principals and teachers in your schools support
  the assessment.
• NAEP has produced a short video that can be shared
  with teachers to help them understand the importance
  of NAEP.
• Introducing NAEP to Teachers can be accessed at the
  National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
  website: http://www.nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/
  about/schools.asp
  How Students Can Support NAEP

• It is important for students to take the assessment
  seriously.
• NAEP has produced a short video that can be shared
  with students to help them understand the
  importance of the assessment.
• Introducing NAEP to Students can be accessed at
  the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
  website: http://www.nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/
  about/schools.asp
Contact Information


Contact Information


            Michele Sonnenfeld
          NAEP State Coordinator
      Florida Department of Education
               (850) 245-0787
       Michele.Sonnenfeld@fldoe.org

				
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