by Terry Gillam, Orange County League of Women Voters
The Orange County League of Women Voters is doing a local study of the State achievement testing issues. They have prepared power points for presentations at local events.
The presentation is informational and does not represent Florida or National League positions.
These slides are chock full of information. They ask:
- Why are people so upset about testing:
- How much is taking place?
- What are high stakes tests?
- Who decides about testing?
- What are the major concerns?
- What can we do?
The presentation is available here. Just click on the link: Testing LWVOC
In true League fashion, the citations for the slides follow:
Portal for Florida Standards Assessment – Training Tests
Slide 12: English Language Learners
Dec. 22, 2015 Florida gets more time before counting English Learner Test Results,
Feds wanted one year, Florida asked for 2 years.
Accommodations for students with disabilities and English language learners
Slide 13: FAIR Testing suspended
Slide 14: 3rd Grade Details about portfolio & alterative assessments
Slide 16: End of Course Exams
Courses cut due to EOC exam requirements
General and Slide 18: Student Assessment Program – Florida State Statute
Includes information about teacher and administrator evaluation
Slide 18: VAM, Value Added Model for evaluating teachers based on test scores
Orange County teachers won’t be evaluated on test scores for two years.
Slide 19: School Grades – update for 2014-15
Temporary delay in consequences for poor school grades.
Slides 21 – 23: FSA Training Tests
Comprehensive description of all OCPS school choices, testing, etc. Includes advertisements!
https://www.ocps.net/SiteCollectionDocuments/Docs Continually Updated/Parent Guide.pdf