2011
Grade 3
Reading Student Portfolio
Screencast Training on How
to Administer the Portfolio Assessment
January 2011
http://oada.dadeschools.net/TestChairInfo/InfoForTestChair.asp
Purpose/Focus of Session
• Administration of the portfolio
• Submitting recommendations for
promotion based on portfolio
performance
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A Portfolio As
an Assessment Tool
• Data collected over multiple points
during a period of time
• Systematic and organized collection
of “evidence” that is analyzed and
evaluated based on a set of predetermined standards
Program Guide pg. 1
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Florida Statute 1008.25
Public School Student Progression
• Provides for no social promotion
• Students must score at a Level 2 or higher on the
Grade 3 reading portion of FCAT
• Grade 3 students who score at Level 1 may be
exempt for “good cause”
• A student may demonstrate reading skills equal to or
above FCAT Level 2 performance through the Grade
3 Reading Student Portfolio
Program Guide pg. 1
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Schedule of Activities
Date
Activity
Week of
January 3
Begin to receive shipments of portfolio from PRIDE Enterprises.
Principals will be sent secure grade 3 Portfolio answer keys via school mail.
January 14
Fax the Screencast Verification Form by this date.
January 14-21
Test Chairpersons train school-site staff on administration of the portfolio.
January 24 May 6
Teachers administer portfolios to all grade 3 students.
Late May
Receive 2011 Grade 3 FCAT scores.
May 20*
Complete documentation for students being recommended for promotion.
May 25*
Deliver completed forms to Region Center or appropriate office for approval.
June 3*
Pick up packets and notify teachers and parents/guardians of the decision to promote
or retain students.
June 8
Update Integrated Student Information System (ISIS) to reflect approved promotions.
*Dates tentative pending receipt of FCAT results.
Program Guide pg. 3
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Participation in Portfolio
• All grade 3 students are to have a
portfolio
• Accommodations may be provided for students
with disabilities, Section 504 students, and
English language learners.
• Only students who may be exempted are
students with disabilities whose IEPs indicates
they are not participating in the FCAT and are
taking an alternative assessment
Program Guide pgs. 4 - 6
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Remember:
Reading passages cannot be read to any
students as an accommodation!
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Materials
• Program Guide, including examples of forms
• May be downloaded at
http://oada.dadeschools.net/TestChairInfo/Info
ForTestChair.asp
• One copy should be made available for every
grade 3 teacher
• 2011 Portfolio: Reading passages and
questions
• One stapled set will be provided for every grade
3 student
Program Guide pg. 7
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Materials (Cont.)
• Answer Keys
• One copy should be made for every grade 3
teacher
• Must be distributed during the school
administration training session
Program Guide pg. 9
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Development of the
2011 Portfolio
• Developed specifically for Miami-Dade County
Public Schools
• Uses only authentic and copyrighted passages
• Meets industry standards for item
development
Program Guide pg. 2
and Appendix B
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2011 Portfolio
- - Required Portion - • Ten district–provided passages & questions
(New)
• Meets criteria established in the FLDOE
• FCAT 2.0 Reading Item Specifications for the
Next Generation Sunshine State Standards
NGSSS
• Item format: multiple choice
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2011 Portfolio
- - Optional Portion - • District- provided supplemental passages (New)
• Teacher supplemental passages & questions
• Specifications must meet criteria established in the FLDOE Reading
Item Specifications
• Passages must be at grade 3 reading level; 60% literary, 40%
informational, and 100-700 words (average of 350)
• Questions must assess the NGSSS reading benchmarks
Tested on the FCAT 2.0. Therefore, passages from previously
used portfolios cannot be used (New).
• Complete Teacher Supplemental Passage Form (Appendix F)
Page 7-8, Appendix B & F
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Administration of the 2011
Portfolio Assessment
• Administer during the second semester,
January 24 to May 6, 2011, as required by
the Florida Department of Education
• Recommend one to two passage with
corresponding questions be administered
each week
• Administer during Language Arts block
Program Guide pgs. 3, 6-7
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Administration of 2011
Portfolio Assessment (Cont.)
• Passages and questions must be “cold reads”
• MUST be administered as a classroom assessment
activity, not as homework
• Begin to administer portfolio as soon as order of
passages has been determined
• Debriefing of each passage and accompanying
questions may take place only AFTER a passage is
administered
Program Guide pgs. 6-7
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Ways Students Can
Respond to Questions
• Teacher should decide how a student should
respond: in writing or verbally
• Responding verbally is an accommodation available to
ANY student, although most respond in writing
• All responses must be INDEPENDENT, regardless
of the method of response
• If a verbal response is given, the teacher must
transcribe the student’s response, and initial next to
each transcribed response
Program Guide pg. 8
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Scoring the Portfolio
•
Multiple-choice questions
•
Scored by the teacher using the answer keys provided
•
Each correct response represents one
demonstration of mastery for the applicable
benchmark.
•
A second reader must independently read and
score the portfolios of any student recommended
for promotion.
Program Guide pgs. 9 – 10, Appendix G
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Recording Evidence of
Student Mastery
• Keep track of benchmarks mastered
• Refer to Score Summary Sheet for items
measuring each benchmark
• Mark student answer sheets with the number of
demonstrations of mastery for each benchmark
• Use Score Summary Sheet or similar chart to
track benchmarks mastered for all students
• Score Summary Sheet
• Must be completed for all students recommended
for promotion
Program Guide pg. 9, Appendix F
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Score Summary Sheet
Appendix F
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Use of Portfolio
Materials
• Use ONLY with grade 3 students
• Use as an assessment tool to guide student
instruction
• Because this is a secure assessment,
portfolio passages and questions CANNOT
be sent home
Program Guide pg. 12
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Documentation of
Recommendation for Promotion
Form
Completed
By
Outcome
Student
Portfolio
Student
5 demonstrations for
each of the
14 benchmarks = eligible
for promotion
Score Summary
Sheet
Teacher &
Second
Reader
Form retained in
cumulative folder
Teacher-Selected
Passage Form
Teacher
Submit if passage(s)
used in decision
Grade 3 Promotion
Recommendation
Form
Teacher
&
Principal
Packet submitted to
region for approval;
Form retained in
cumulative folder
Program Guide pg. 11
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Maintenance of Portfolio
Materials
Store student portfolio as follows:
Promoted via Portfolio:
3 years
Retained Students:
1 year
All Other Students:
90 days
Program Guide pg. 12
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Informing Parents and
Teachers of Final Decision
• Principals should inform
parents/guardians after the decision
by Region Center
• Method of informing parents is at the
discretion of the principal
Program Guide pg. 12
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Special Considerations
• Students who were absent on day
passage was administered
• Students who enter M-DCPS after
administration begins
• Students who transfer schools within
MDCPS
Program Guide pgs. 12 - 13
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Who To Contact
Issue
Contact Office
Phone Number
Additional copies of student portfolios
Test Distribution Center
305-995-3743
Administration of the assessment portfolio
Student Assessment
305-995-7520
Security issues
Student Assessment
305-995-7520
Documentation of supplemental passages
Student Assessment
305-995-7520
Alignment with instruction or questions on
Good Cause promotions
Reading/Language Arts
305-995-1949
Accommodations for English Language
Learners
Bilingual Education and
World Languages
http://bilingual.dadeschools.net/
BEWL/pdfs/personnel.pdf
Accommodations for students with
disabilities
Division of Exceptional
Student Education
305-995-2122
Completing recommendation for promotion
forms submitting packets to Region Centers
Student Assessment
305-995-7520
Appendix I
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