FCAT 2.0

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FCAT 2.0

  1. 1. School Grade Changes: An Update March 5, 2012
  2. 2. FCAT vs FCAT 2.0 Difference in score scales Difference in Achievement Level “cut points”DCPS - Percent of Students Proficient on the 2011 FCAT 2.0 Reading and Mathematics Reading Mathematics NetGrade Actual % New Cuts % Impact Actual % New Cuts % Impact Impact 3 69 55 -14 79 56 -23 -37 4 67 54 -13 74 56 -18 -31 5 65 55 -10 60 53 -7 -17 6 61 52 -9 47 43 -4 -13 7 63 52 -11 57 51 -6 -17 8 51 48 -3 62 47 -15 -18 9 43 46 3 22 3 10 34 46 12 14 12
  3. 3. Recommended Changes -Statutory FCAT 2.0 cut scores New measures in Middle Schools Include End Of Course (EOC) exams Incorporate learning gains for FCAT 2.0 Reading and Mathematics, and Algebra 1 EOC Greater emphasis on reading performance Remove Level 3 students from Lowest 25% High School Science for 2011-12
  4. 4. Recommended Changes - ESEA Florida’s system will become the sole metric for school accountability and Differentiated Accountability (no more AYP) Include SWD and ELL (after 1 year) in all components of the school grade, not just learning gains Bank MS EOC results for use in HS grades Use the Federal Uniform Graduation Rate
  5. 5. Recommended Changes - Other Provisions already in SBE rule for 2011-12 Weighted values for students who improve to Levels 4 and 5 Add learning gains on the FAA for ESE students scoring at the lowest levels Apply alternative school ratings to ESE Center Schools
  6. 6. So What Happened? State Board of Education met 2/28/2012 Some recommended changes were further modified Some recommended changes will not be made until next year Six Amendments to the original recommendations Website http://www.fldoe.org/board/meetings/2012_02_28/agenda.asp
  7. 7. Amendment #1 Most of the recommended modifications are included in this document with technical corrections to provide clarity . . . Includes the Middle School Acceleration/Algebra 1 component SBE voted to adopt this amendment but delay the Middle School provision until 2012-13
  8. 8. Amendment #2 Include Students With Disabilities (SWD) and English Language Learners (ELL) after 1st year in the proficiency calculations (ESEA Waiver) SBE decided to: ◦ Accept the ESEA waiver ◦ Create a Task Force to develop an implementation plan ◦ Negotiate with USDOE ◦ Task Force recommendations to SBE 3/27/2012
  9. 9. Amendment #3 Use grade 11 FCAT Science performance for the high school grade in 2012 SBE tabled this recommendation in favor of Amendment #4Amendment #4 Do not use any science assessment results for high school grades in 2012 SBE voted to adopt this amendment
  10. 10. Amendment #5 Provide a one-year waiver for the low 25% learning gains requirement ◦ Current year for schools that earn enough points for an A ◦ Current or prior year for schools that earn enough points for a B or C SBE voted to adopt this amendment
  11. 11. Amendment #6 Beginning in 2012-13, any school with a passing grade (D or higher) and fewer than 25% of students scoring at or above achievement level 3 will have their grade lowered by one SBE voted to adopt this amendment

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