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FASS May 2010 FCAT Science Update. FCAT Science Update. Science Updates FCAT and FCAT 2.0 End-of-Course Science Assessments (EOC) Interpretive Products Update Item Specifications Sample Test Materials Contact Information. Grade 5 2011. 2011 FCAT Science – Grade 5.

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fass may 2010 fcat science update

FASS May 2010FCAT Science Update

May 6, 2010 Florida Department of Education

fcat science update
FCAT Science Update
  • Science Updates
    • FCAT and FCAT 2.0
    • End-of-Course Science Assessments (EOC)
  • Interpretive Products Update
    • Item Specifications
    • Sample Test Materials
  • Contact Information

May 6, 2010 Florida Department of Education

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Grade 5

2011

May 6, 2010 Florida Department of Education

2011 fcat science grade 5
2011 FCAT Science – Grade 5
  • Is aligned to the 1996 Standards
  • Will have 60-65 multiple-choice test items
  • The number of raw points is approximate to those of prior years when there were performance tasks

May 6, 2010 Florida Department of Education

2011 fcat science grade 55
2011 FCAT Science – Grade 5
  • Content representation and difficulty is approximate to those of prior years
  • Scores will be reported in the same manner as in prior years.
  • Field-test items written to the 2008 NGSSS embedded in the test.

May 6, 2010 Florida Department of Education

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Grade 8

2011

May 6, 2010 Florida Department of Education

2011 fcat science grade 8
2011 FCAT Science – Grade 8
  • Is aligned to the 1996 Standards
  • Will have 53-61 multiple-choice test items and 4-7 gridded-response test items
  • No changes were made to the Science grids
  • The number of raw points is approximate to those of prior years when there were performance tasks

May 6, 2010 Florida Department of Education

2011 fcat science grade 88
2011 FCAT Science – Grade 8
  • Content representation and difficulty is approximate to those of prior years.
  • Scores will be reported in the same manner as in prior years.
  • Field-test items written to the 2008 NGSSS embedded in the test.

May 6, 2010 Florida Department of Education

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Grade 11

2011

May 6, 2010 Florida Department of Education

2011 fcat science grade 11
2011 FCAT Science – Grade 11
  • Is aligned to the 1996 Standards
  • Will have 53-61 multiple-choice test items and 4-7 gridded-response items
  • No changes were made to the Science grids
  • The number of raw points is approximate to those of prior years when there were performance tasks.

May 6, 2010 Florida Department of Education

2011 fcat science grade 1111
2011 FCAT Science – Grade 11
  • Content representation and difficulty is approximate to those of prior years.
  • Scores will be reported in the same manner as in prior years.
  • There WILL NOT be field-test items embedded in this test
  • This is the last year of this FCAT test.

May 6, 2010 Florida Department of Education

the new science assessments
The New Science Assessments
  • The field testing of items written to 2008 Standards begins with the 2011 test.
    • Grades 5 and 8 field-test items will be embedded in the 2011 tests.
    • Biology I End-of-Course (EOC) assessment will be a stand-alone field test administered to a sample of schools.
      • Schools will be selected for participation based on their demographics.

May 6, 2010 Florida Department of Education

fcat 2 0 science biology i eoc
FCAT 2.0 Science & Biology I EOC
  • The first year of 2008 Standards assessment is spring 2012.
  • Standards Setting to determine cut scores for achievement levels will be held in fall of 2012.

May 6, 2010 Florida Department of Education

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FCAT 2.0

Grade 5

May 6, 2010 Florida Department of Education

fcat 2 0 science grade 5
FCAT 2.0 Science – Grade 5
  • Test will be comprehensive.
    • Includes benchmarks from grades 3, 4, and 5.
  • Benchmarks with similar content will be grouped together using an ‘assessed as’ and ‘also assessed’ model.
  • All benchmark groupings are annually assessed.

May 6, 2010 Florida Department of Education

fcat 2 0 science grade 517
FCAT 2.0 Science – Grade 5
  • All items will be multiple-choice.
  • Reporting categories: Nature of Science, Earth and Space Science, Physical Science, Life Science.
  • Items are written to the cognitive level of the benchmark using grade appropriate language.

May 6, 2010 Florida Department of Education

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FCAT 2.0

Grade 8

May 6, 2010 Florida Department of Education

fcat 2 0 science grade 8
FCAT 2.0 Science – Grade 8
  • Test will be comprehensive.
    • Includes benchmarks from grades 6, 7, and 8.
  • Benchmarks with similar content will be grouped together using an ‘assessed as’ and ‘also assessed’ model.
  • All benchmark groupings are annually assessed.
  • All items will be multiple-choice.

May 6, 2010 Florida Department of Education

fcat 2 0 science grade 820
FCAT 2.0 Science – Grade 8
  • Reporting categories: Nature of Science, Earth and Space Science, Physical Science, Life Science.
  • A periodic table will be included.
  • Due to the focus of the benchmarks, a reference sheet is not needed.
  • Items requiring an equation will have the equation included in the item.
  • Calculators will be provided for student use.

May 6, 2010 Florida Department of Education

fcat 2 0 science grade 821
FCAT 2.0 Science – Grade 8
  • Items are written to the cognitive level of the benchmark using grade appropriate language.

May 6, 2010 Florida Department of Education

fcat 2 0 science grades 5 and 8
FCAT 2.0 Science Grades 5 and 8
  • Not yet determined:
    • Range of points for each reporting category
    • How many questions (length of test)
    • How long each session will be (administration time)
    • Achievement levels and cut scores

May 6, 2010 Florida Department of Education

science eoc assessments
Science EOC Assessments

Biology I

May 6, 2010 Florida Department of Education

biology i eoc assessment
Biology I EOC Assessment
  • Based on course descriptions for Biology I.
  • Assesses benchmarks common to

Biology I and Biology I Honors.

  • Benchmarks with similar content will be grouped together using an ‘assessed as’ and ‘also assessed’ model.

May 6, 2010 Florida Department of Education

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Biology I EOC Assessment
  • All benchmark groupings will be annually assessed.
  • All items will be multiple-choice.
  • Nature of Science will be assessed in a biological context.
  • A periodic table will be included.
  • Items are written to the cognitive level of the benchmark using grade appropriate language (grade 9).

May 6, 2010 Florida Department of Education

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Biology I EOC Assessment
  • This assessment will be a computer-based test administered the last few weeks of the course.

May 6, 2010 Florida Department of Education

biology i eoc assessment27
Biology I EOC Assessment
  • Not yet determined:
    • Reporting categories
    • Range of points for each reporting category
    • How many questions (length of test)
    • How long each session will be (administration time)
    • Achievement levels and cut scores

May 6, 2010 Florida Department of Education

our best thinking right now
Our Best Thinking Right Now:
  • DRAFT

May 6, 2010 Florida Department of Education

our best thinking right now is
Our best thinking right now is…

DRAFT

DRAFT

May 6, 2010 Florida Department of Education

math and science eoc assessments
Math and Science EOC Assessments
  • Not yet determined:
    • How accountability models will change to include EOC assessments

May 6, 2010 Florida Department of Education

upcoming 2010 meetings
Upcoming 2010 Meetings
  • Content Item Review
    • Biology I EOC – October 11 - 15
    • Grade 8 – October 11 - 15
    • Grade 5 – October 25 - 29
  • Bias and Sensitivity, October 13 - 14
  • Expert Review, November 2

May 6, 2010 Florida Department of Education

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Interpretive Product Updates

May 6, 2010 Florida Department of Education

science test item specifications
Science Test Item Specifications
  • Grades 5 and 8 FCAT 2.0 ScienceTest Item Specifications aligned to the 2008 NGSSS will be posted to the DOE website in late July 2010.
  • Biology I End-of-Course Assessment Item Specifications will also be posted to the website in late July 2010.

May 6, 2010 Florida Department of Education

fcat science sample test materials
FCAT Science Sample Test Materials
  • The 2011 Science Sample Test Materials have the same information as the 2010 Science materials.
  • The 2012 Sample Test Materials for grades 5 and 8 will have test items written to the new standards.
  • Online practice items will be available for Biology I EOC in the Spring of 2012.

May 6, 2010 Florida Department of Education

assessment schedules and other information
Assessment Schedules and Other Information
  • Assessment Schedule - DOE link: http://www.fldoe.org/asp/schedule.asp
  • Test Design Summary – DOE link http://fcat.fldoe.org/pdf/fc05designsummary.pdf
  • This presentation – TDC link:

http://sharepoint.leon.k12.fl.us/tdc/external/default.aspx

May 6, 2010 Florida Department of Education

science contact information
Science Contact Information

850-922-2584 ext. 237

850-922-2584 ext. 234

May 6, 2010 Florida Department of Education

other coordinator contact information
Other Coordinator Contact Information

May 6, 2010 Florida Department of Education

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Test Development Center

Vince Verges

Executive Director

(850) 922-2584 ext. 233

SunCom 292-2584 ext. 233

[email protected]

May 6, 2010 Florida Department of Education

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