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Fcat writing reading and interpretive products update spring 2008

FCAT Writing, Reading, and Interpretive Products Update

Spring 2008

FCAT Reading & Writing-Spring '08 Update


Writing changes

Writing + Changes

  • State Board Rule to be amended, resulting in a delay in the FCAT Writing graduation requirement until an administration to be determined later

  • Beginning in 2009 and until the state budget picture improves, no multiple choice items will appear on the FCAT Writing test.

FCAT Reading & Writing-Spring '08 Update


Writing changes1

Writing + Changes

  • Next year’s FCAT Writing tests will consist of prompts only, with two at each grade, including at Grade 10 once again (one per student).

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Writing changes continued

Writing + Changes - continued

  • Why the change now?

    Please see fact sheet accompanying this presentation, or view the April 14th State Board Meeting material here:

    http://www.fldoe.org/board/meetings/2008_04_15/FCAT-Writing-Plus-Fact-Sheet.pdf

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More fcat writing updates

More FCAT Writing Updates

  • A new Writing assessment will be given in Grades 4, 7, and 11 beginning in 2013.

  • SB 1908 mandates that the Writing Assessment be composed of Short Response test items, Extended Response test items, and Multiple Choice test items. Topics must include, but are not limited to, writing conventions.

  • The entire legislation can be viewed here: (http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Documents/loaddoc.aspx?FileName=_s1908er.DOC&DocumentType=Bill&BillNumber=1908&Session=2008

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More fcat writing updates1

More FCAT Writing Updates

  • The current FCAT development contractor, Pearson Assessment and Information, Inc. (formerly Harcourt Assessment), has been tasked with researching possibilities for the exact nature of a new Writing Assessment. This may include essays.

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More fcat writing updates2

More FCAT Writing Updates

  • Beginning in 2011, no statewide Writing assessment may be given prior to March 1st.

  • Also beginning in 2011 for Reading, Mathematics, and Science, no statewide assessment may be given prior to April 15th.

  • Reporting is to be done in the same time frame as is currently.

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Sb 1908 other implications

SB 1908 – Other Implications

  • The bill specifically mandates that the Reading and Language Arts Standards adopted in 2007 be replaced no later than December of 2011.

  • The bill requires the Department of Education to have a plan in place by December of 2008 for the review of all standards, including Mathematics and Science.

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Sb 1908 other implications1

SB 1908 – Other Implications

  • The impact that SB 1908 has on the new Writing and Reading assessments is not entirely clear yet. A new Reading assessment based on the 2007 standards is planned for field-testing in 2010 and become operational in 2011. Policy-level discussions on the required course of action in light of SB 1908 are currently underway.

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Sb 1908 other implications2

SB 1908 – Other Implications

  • There will be no FCAT NRT at any grade or in any subject beginning with the 2009 assessment, and for the foreseeable future.

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Sb 1908 other implications3

SB 1908 – Other Implications

  • Allows the Commissioner to incorporate end-of-course assessments

  • May be administered in addition to the comprehensive assessments of reading, mathematics, writing, and science

  • Must be rigorous, statewide, standardized, and aligned to the Sunshine State Standards.

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Sb 1908 other implications4

SB 1908 – Other Implications

  • SB 1908 names the American Diploma Project, led by Achieve.org and Pearson as a possible provider.

  • Another provider may be ACT, which offers other End of Course tests.

  • End of Course tests may also be produced by FDOE in conjunction with its test developer to be named under a new contract set to begin Fall 2008.

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Fcat writing coordinator contact information

FCAT Writing CoordinatorContact Information

Lissa Cone

(850) 922-2584 ext. 228

SunCom 292-2584 ext. 228

[email protected]

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Fcat reading updates

FCAT Reading Updates

  • Until policy decisions are made, development is still underway on test items aligned to the new 2007 ELA Standards.

  • As of now, the new assessment is in close alignment with the current FCAT.

  • Performance task grades are currently planned for grades 4, 8, and 9.

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Fcat reading coordinator contact information

FCAT Reading CoordinatorContact Information

Lyla Springfield

(850) 922-2584 ext. 235

SunCom 292-2584 ext. 235

[email protected]

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Fcat interpretive products what is changing

FCAT Interpretive ProductsWhat is changing?

FCAT Results Folder

  • Reduced quantities

  • Distribution:

    • Grade 3 students

    • Overage for mobility

  • Delivery early May ‘08

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Fcat interpretive products what is changing1

FCAT Interpretive ProductsWhat is changing?

Florida Reads! Writes! Solves! Inquires! CD for 2008 (new name)

  • Reading, Writing, Math, and Science on one CD

  • Anchor set and one qualifying set from ’08 handscorer training (released prompts and performance tasks)

  • Will include front matter from FR!-FW!-FS!-FI! publications

  • Delivery July ’08 (4 CDs per school)

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Fcat interpretive products what is changing2

FCAT Interpretive ProductsWhat is changing?

Print versions will NOT be produced in Spring ’08:

  • Florida Reads!

  • Florida Writes!

  • Florida Solves!

  • Florida Inquires!

    Look for ’06 & ’07 pdf versions on the website

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Fcat interpretive products what s new

FCAT Interpretive ProductsWhat’s new?

  • Reading & Math Lessons Learned (separate books)

  • Data from ‘01-’05

  • Print & web delivered Nov. ‘07

  • Science Lessons Learned coming Fall ’08

  • Writing Lessons Learned is planned, but is pending budget considerations

MoreLessons Learned

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Fcat interpretive products what is coming

FCAT Interpretive ProductsWhat is coming?

Test Item Specifications based on new Florida Standards

  • Reading: Grades 3-10

  • Math: Grades 3-10

  • Posted to website: possibly Fall ’08

  • No print shipments

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Fcat interpretive products what is staying the same

FCAT Interpretive ProductsWhat is staying the same?

Keys to FCAT

  • Delivered mid-Jan. ‘08

    Understanding FCAT Reports

  • Delivery early May ‘08

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Fcat interpretive products fall 2008

FCAT Interpretive ProductsFall 2008

FCAT ’09 Sample Test Materials

  • Reprints of ’08 Reading, Math, and Science STM

  • Reading & Math: Answer keys will include old and new benchmarks

  • But . . . NOWriting STM

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Fcat interpretive products on the web

FCAT Interpretive ProductsOn the Web

  • New FCAT website, with new look!

    fcat.fldoe.org

  • DOE website

    fldoe.org

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Fcat interpretive products contact information

FCAT Interpretive ProductsContact Information

Trish Lyons, Coordinator

(850) 922-2584 ext. 227

SunCom 292-2584 ext. 227

[email protected]

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Other contact information

OtherContact Information

Vince Verges, Executive Director, Test Development Center

(850) 922-2584 ext. 233

SunCom 292-2584 ext. 233

[email protected]

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Clas web site

CLAS Web Site

  • http://old.escambia.k12.fl.us/instres/langarts/CLASinfo.htm

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