The Legislature-mandated validity study of Florida’s new accountability tests is officially under way.
It started Friday morning with a 90-minute conversation about how to pick a firm to review the exams, and what that firm should look for. The six key areas of the review, as listed on a draft scope of work, were test development, field testing, test blueprint and construction, test administration, specific evaluation of psychometric validity, and scaling, equating and scoring.
Members of the Florida Standards Assessment Review Selection — state Sen. Jeremy Ring, St. Johns superintendent Joe Joyner and Flagler College chancellor William Proctor — made clear the report must address the troubles students had while taking their tests this spring. Those included problems logging in and completing the test without being knocked out.