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Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2014
In Florida, middle grades students take the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test 2.0 (FCAT 2.0) in reading and writing. In partnership with the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), Avalon Middle School implemented the Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) framework beginning in the 2012-2013 school year to develop literacy skills across…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Standardized Tests, State Standards, Reading Achievement
Blazer, Christie – Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 2011
This Information Capsule answers the most frequently asked questions about M-DCPS' academic performance during the 2010-11 school year. M-DCPS earned a performance grade of "B" in 2011 and was only six points short of an "A." Over half of the District's schools (56 percent) earned an "A." In Writing, the percent of…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gap, State Standards, Scores
Data Quality Campaign, 2010
Now that all 50 states and the District of Columbia are building statewide longitudinal data systems, the next step is to ensure that the information in these systems is used to improve student learning. The Data Quality Campaign (DQC) has identified 10 actions that states can take to ensure that the right data are available and accessible and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Feedback (Response), High School Graduates, Graduation Rate
Oosterhof, Albert; Rohani, Faranak; Sanfilippo, Carol; Stillwell, Peggy; Hawkins, Karen – Online Submission, 2008
In assessment, the ability to construct test items that measure a targeted skill is fundamental to validity and alignment. The ability to do the reverse is also important: determining what skill an existing test item measures. This paper presents a model for classifying test items that builds on procedures developed by others, including Bloom…
Descriptors: Test Items, Classification, Models, Cognitive Ability
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Jones, Brett D.; Egley, Robert J. – ERS Spectrum, 2005
The purpose of this paper is to discuss Florida teachers' recommendations for improving the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) and to compare their recommendations with those of Florida administrators. Although teachers' suggestions varied as to the types and extent of remedies needed to improve the FCAT, some common themes emerged. The…
Descriptors: Test Results, Core Curriculum, Student Evaluation, Accountability