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Today choice for friday items that you may be able to help with practice conference session

Today

  • Choice for Friday (items that you may be able to help with)

  • Practice conference session

  • Break

  • FSA info

  • Critique Post Mortem


  • Topics for friday

    Topics for Friday….


    Today choice for friday items that you may be able to help with practice conference session

    A Short History….(thanks to Jerry Mussio who worked in various positions in the Ministry until 2001 when he was Director of Student Assessment)

    1876- Provincial Exams first administered

    1925-1973Standardized achievement and IQ tests administered (reading, writing, math)

    1968Socred Gov’t proposes phase out of Gr12 exams by 1973

    1973Concerns with this kinds of testing (Stndand IQ) led to its cancellation in 1973 by Ed Minister, Eileen DailyGr 12 exams endedJerry Mussio asked by Minister to develop new assessment program to replace Gr 12 exams


    A short history thanks to jerry mussio

    A Short History….(thanks to Jerry Mussio)

    1975PLAP(Provincial Learning AssessmentProgram initiated for Gr 4 and 12 after consultation with all stakeholders (teachers, administrators, parents)Overall purpose was to 1. Monitor progress of students’ learning in the province.2. Results were to be used to modify curriculum, select learning resources inform teacher training and inservice


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    A Short History….(thanks to Jerry Mussio)

    • Extensive debate over how the test resultsshould be reported – decision was to be by school district (BCTF wanted Provincial only-campaign was launched against it)Provincial Samples used (e.g. Written Expression and PE)

      Late 70s/80sIn response to school Principals in return for time devoted to PLAP, test results (reading, math) were often reported by school (& district)All students tested across a grade, but matrix sampling was used (each student responded to 1 of 3-4 booklets that, together covered the curriculum)


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    A Short History….(thanks to Jerry Mussio)

    Late 70s/80s cont This allowed province to carry out in-depth assessments and report results by school, but limiting testing time.NOTE: results were sent to districts/schools, but not made public – no FOI yet


    Today choice for friday items that you may be able to help with practice conference session

    • GR 12 exams reintroducedPLAP shifts to Gr 4,7, 10

    • Jerry Mussio once again asked to lead, this time for FSA - difference was:1. that they would be annual Math, Reading, Writing

      2.individual student results would be reported and issued to parents


    Today choice for friday items that you may be able to help with practice conference session

    1990sFOI legislation allowed enabled outside agencies (Fraser Institute) to extract data and produce statistics for the publicThis pushed the Ministry to begin displaying school-by-school data on its website

    Jerry Mussio states: “Throughout all of my work with student testing in BC, we always stressed that student test results represent only one source of data when evaluating the effectiveness of a school…


    Today choice for friday items that you may be able to help with practice conference session

    Jerry Mussio states: “Throughout all of my work with student testing in BC, we always stressed that student test results represent only one source of data when evaluating the effectiveness of a school… The BC school accreditation process, which considers a broad array of information, provides the proper forum to determine school strengths and weaknesses.The program was dropped (and funding) was dropped in 2002 – replaced by district accountability contracts [and school goal setting to support these]


    Today choice for friday items that you may be able to help with practice conference session

    The issue has now become a public relations issue that has the School Boards, BCTF, Ministry, parents is a debate about the usefulness of the FSA.


    Today choice for friday items that you may be able to help with practice conference session

    Articles of Interest:

    • FSA definitions

    • FSA Scoring Guide

    • BCCPA Info

    • BCSTA Info

    • BCTF FSA

    • BCTF 2010 FSA Brochure

    • BCTF Testing Info

    • FSA Fact Sheet – Kootenay District

    • BC Ministry Site:http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/assessment/fsa/

    • BC Ministry Brochure for Parents

    • BC Ministry View re: FSA

    • BC Ministry FSA Questions and Answers

    • Editorials:

      • Times-Colonist

      • Fraser Institute School Rankings Now a Learning Disability

      • Letter to the Editor

      • Times-Colonist #2

    • A better way to assess and rank by Jerry Mussio


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