Statewide Assessment Program Information Guide 2018 2019

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Table of Contents,Table of Contents,1 0 Introduction 1. 2 0 Test Content and Format 3,2 1 Operational Field Test and Anchor Items 3. 2 1 1 Test Design 3,2 1 2 Universal Design 3,2 1 3 Cognitive Complexity Depth of Knowledge 4. 3 0 Test Development and Construction 21,3 1 Developing Items 22. 3 1 1 Item Writing 23,3 1 2 Committee Reviews 24,3 1 3 Field Testing 25.
3 1 4 Statistical Review 26,3 1 5 Test Construction 26. 3 1 6 Operational Testing 27,4 0 Test Administration 35. 4 1 Schedules 35,4 2 Paper Based Testing PBT 35,4 3 Computer Based Testing CBT 36. 4 4 Timing 36,4 5 Personnel 38,4 6 Test Security 38. 4 7 Administration Procedures 39,4 8 Accommodations 40.
4 9 Test Invalidation 41,5 0 Scoring the Assessments 42. 5 1 Standard Setting 42,5 2 Scoring Different Item Types 42. 5 2 1 Machine Electronic Scoring 42,5 2 2 Handscoring FSA ELA Writing 43. 5 2 3 Automated Scoring Engine 45,Statewide Assessment Program Information Guide i. Table of Contents,5 2 4 Reported Scores 45,5 2 5 IRT Scoring 46.
5 2 6 Process 47,6 0 Reporting Results 50,6 1 Reports 50. 6 2 Florida s PK 12 Education Information Portal 52. 7 0 Glossary 53,8 0 Guide to Useful Resources 59,8 1 ELA Writing Resources 59. 8 2 Fact Sheets 59,8 3 Graduation Requirements 59,8 4 Practice Tests 59. 8 5 Technical Reports 60,8 6 Test Administration Manuals 60. 8 7 Test Design Summaries 60,8 8 Test Item Specifications 60.
8 9 Schedules 61,8 10 Standard Setting 61,8 11 Aggregate Assessment Results 61. 8 12 Understanding Reports 61,8 13 Useful Links 61. Appendix A Statistical Indicators Used in Data Analysis 63. Indicator Definitions 63,Reliability Measures 64,Appendix B History Requirements and Uses 66. History of Florida s Statewide Assessment Program 66. Overview of State Statute and State Board of Education Rules Governing the. Statewide Student Assessment Program 68, State Required Uses of Statewide Standardized Assessment Results 70. Primary Statutory Authority for the Statewide Student Assessment Program 71. Statewide Assessment Program Information Guide ii,Table of Tables.
Table of Tables, Table 1 FSA Percentage of Points by Depth of Knowledge Level 4. Table 2 NGSSS Percentage of Points by Cognitive Complexity Level 4. Table 3 Grade 4 Text Based Writing 6, Table 4 Approximate Word Count Range for Text or Text Set 6. Table 5 Percentages of FSA Reading Text Types by Grade Band 7. Table 6 FSA ELA Reading Percentage of Points by Reporting Category 8. Table 7 Grade 3 FSA Mathematics Percentage of Points by Reporting Category 9. Table 8 Grade 4 FSA Mathematics Percentage of Points by Reporting Category 10. Table 9 Grade 5 FSA Mathematics Percentage of Points by Reporting Category 10. Table 10 Grade 6 FSA Mathematics Percentage of Points by Reporting Category 11. Table 11 Grade 7 FSA Mathematics Percentage of Points by Reporting Category 11. Table 12 Grade 8 FSA Mathematics Percentage of Points by Reporting Category 12. Table 13 FSA Algebra 1 Percentage of Points by Reporting Category 12. Table 14 FSA Geometry Percentage of Points by Reporting Category 13. Table 15 Statewide Science Percentage of Points by Reporting Category 18. Table 16 NGSSS Biology 1 Percentage of Points by Reporting Category 18. Table 17 NGSSS Civics Percentage of Points by Reporting Category 19. Table 18 NGSSS U S History Percentage of Points by Reporting Category 20. Table 19 FSA English Language Arts Writing 36,Table 20 FSA English Language Arts Reading 37. Table 21 FSA English Language Arts Mathematics 37,Table 22 FSA End of Course Assessments 37. Table 23 NGSSS Assessments Reading Retake and Science 37. Table 24 NGSSS Assessments End of Course Assessments 37. Table 25 Grade 10 ELA Passing Score by Year 46,Table 26 Algebra 1 EOC Passing Score by Year 46.
Table 27 Statistical Analyses for Test Data and Indicators 65. Table 28 Statewide Standardized Assessments Statutes and Rules 68. Statewide Assessment Program Information Guide iii. 1 0 Introduction,1 0 Introduction, The primary purpose of Florida s K 12 statewide assessment program is to measure students. achievement of Florida s education standards Assessment supports instruction and student. learning Assessment results help Florida s educational leadership and stakeholders determine. whether the goals of the education system are being met Assessments help Florida determine. whether we have equipped our students with the knowledge and skills they need to be ready for. careers and college level coursework, Florida s educational assessments also provide the basis for student school and district. accountability systems Assessment results are used to determine school and district grades. which give citizens a standard way to determine the quality and progress of Florida s education. system While assessment plays a key role in Florida s education system it is important to. remember that testing is not an end in itself but a means to an end Florida s assessment and. accountability efforts have had a significant positive impact on student achievement over time. The Statewide Assessment Program Information Guide provides information about the Florida. Standards Assessments FSA and the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards NGSSS. Assessments including the considerations governing item and test development the mechanics. of item and test scoring and the meaning of the different assessment scores Such an. understanding can be useful for helping educators parents and students know more about the. entire assessment process including the time and resources that contribute to each phase from. development to score reporting Much of the information in this guide has appeared in other. publications and on the FDOE website and although some of the information about the. assessment program is technical the guide is written for those without specialized knowledge of. psychometrics or measurement practices Technical information is presented at the conceptual. level first as well as in the context of its relevance to the tests Appendix B provides an overview. of the program s history as well as statutory requirements and uses. The FSA and NGSSS assessments measure student achievement of the standards contained in. the Florida Standards and the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards respectively Florida s. educational standards were developed with the goal of providing all students with an education. based on high expectations The statewide assessment program also provides feedback and. accountability indicators to Florida educators policy makers students and other citizens This. guide contains information about the FSA and NGSSS assessments only the FDOE website. contains information about the Florida Standards Alternate Assessment FSAA ACCESS for. ELLs and the National Assessment for Educational Progress NAEP. It is important that statewide assessment development is guided by the active involvement of. Florida educators FDOE maintains open communication with Florida educators regarding how. the program and the various associated processes and activities might be improved To ensure. that the statewide assessments are accurate measures of Florida s standards Florida educators. are encouraged to become familiar with the process remain up to date on new developments. and provide feedback via committee participation This guide is intended to provide important. background information including further explanations of the role of educators in the assessment. Statewide Assessment Program Information Guide 1,1 0 Introduction. For some Florida educators parents and other stakeholders much of the information in this. guide may be new however the development and implementation of the statewide assessment. program have been shaped by the active involvement of thousands of Florida educators serving. on various committees Since 1995 educators have guided the development of Florida s. educational standards the determination of which standards to assess and how to assess them on. the statewide assessments and how writing responses should be scored In addition all test items. are reviewed and accepted by committees of Florida educators Other committee participants. include Florida citizens who share a stake in the education of Florida s children as well as local. and national experts in psychometrics, This guide is produced in an online format only and contains links to resources for additional. information throughout,Statewide Assessment Program Information Guide 2.
2 0 Test Content and Format,2 0 Test Content and Format. The FSA and NGSSS assessments are criterion referenced tests that are intended to measure. whether students have made progress on the English Language Arts Florida Standards the. Mathematics Florida Standards the NGSSS Science Standards and the NGSSS Social Studies. Standards Statewide assessments are constructed to meet rigorous technical criteria and to. ensure that all students have access to the test content via principles of universal design and. appropriate accommodations, Statewide assessments are delivered in both computer based test CBT format and paper based. test PBT format and the item types listed in this section vary based on subject and delivery. 2 1 Operational Field Test and Anchor Items, When taking statewide assessments all students of the same grade level respond to a common. set of items on each test These common items are called operational items and count toward. students scores Field test items are also found on all students tests but do not count toward. students scores Field test items are administered to students only to gather data on the items. Anchor items are those which have appeared on a given test in previous years and are used to. ensure that the scores on that test can be equated or made comparable from year to year. The next three subsections provide additional information about the different content areas and. detail the knowledge and skills assessed item types and other subject specific information for. 2 1 1 Test Design, The Test Design Summaries section lists the range of operational items from each reporting. category that is required on each test form This document guides item selection and test. construction for FSA and NGSSS assessments to ensure that reporting categories and standards. are correctly represented on each test form, The Test Item Specifications are based on Florida s standards and course descriptions and.
provide detailed guidance for item writers and reviewers to ensure that FSA items are aligned to. the standards they were intended to measure, More information about test design is provided in Section 3 0 Test Development and. Construction,2 1 2 Universal Design, The application of universal design principles helps develop assessments that are usable to the. greatest number of test takers including students with disabilities and nonnative speakers of. English To support the goal of providing access to all students the test maximizes readability. Statewide Assessment Program Information Guide 3,2 0 Test Content and Format. legibility and compatibility with accommodations and test development includes a review for. potential bias and sensitivity issues FDOE trains both internal and external reviewers to revise. test items allowing for the widest possible range of student participation Item writers must. attend to the best practices suggested by universal design including but not limited to. reduction in wordiness,avoidance of ambiguity, selection of reader friendly construction and terminology and. consistently applied concept names and graphic conventions. Universal design principles also inform decisions about test layout and design including but not. limited to type size line length spacing and graphics. 2 1 3 Cognitive Complexity Depth of Knowledge, Statewide assessment items are classified using a model with origins in the works of Dr Norman.
Webb1 on depth of knowledge DOK With this system items are classified on the cognitive. demand inherent in the test item not on assumptions about the student s approach to the item. The three categories referred to as DOK Level 1 DOK Level 2 and DOK Level 3 for FSA. assessments and low complexity moderate complexity and high complexity for NGSSS. assessments form an ordered description of the cognitive demands an item makes on a student. Items at the low level of complexity require a simple skill such as locating details in a text or. solving a one step problem At the moderate level an item can ask the student to summarize a. passage or retrieve information from a graph and use it to solve a problem At the high level an. item may require a student to analyze cause and effect relationships or justify a solution to a. problem The distinctions made in item complexity are intended to provide a balance across the. tasks administered at each grade level The range of the percentage of points in each complexity. level is listed for each assessment in the test blueprints and in the tables below. Table 1 FSA Percentage of Points by Depth of Knowledge Level. Grade Subject DOK Level 1 DOK Level 2 DOK Level 3,Grades 3 10 ELA 10 20 60 80 10 20. Grades 3 8 Mathematics 10 20 60 80 10 20,Algebra 1 and Geometry 10 20 60 80 10 20. Table 2 NGSSS Percentage of Points by Cognitive Complexity Level. Statewide Assessment Program Information Guide 3 2 0 Test Content and Format The FSA and NGSSS assessments are criterion referenced tests that are intended to measure whether students have made progress on the English Language Arts Florida Standards the Mathematics Florida Standards the NGSSS Science Standards and the NGSSS Social Studies

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