Alpine Testing Solutions, the firm conducting Florida’s testing validity study, reports that its work should be completed by the Sept. 1 deadline that lawmakers set.
The group has received much of the documentation it requested, and conducted several interviews in gathering information to help reach findings. One area where Alpine has requested more specifics is that of test administration — perhaps the area of greatest concern after a spring filled with computer testing problems.
“Based on the feedback from district assessment coordinators and staff, Alpine has requested additional information from FLDOE and AIR, specifically any quantitative data related to the administration issues that were reported,” the reviewers wrote in their July status update. “The quantitative data will be used to provide a more comprehensive understanding of the number of students that were impacted by each issue as well as the degree of impact.”