Here is the info for 2010-2011 schedule and the info on increase test questions.
As always, Grace Wilkie
Date: Wed, Feb 10, 2010 at 10:26 AMSubject: FW: testing schedule for 2010-2011 and the Elementary and Intermediate Testing Schedule for 2010-2011 To: grace wilkie <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: David Abrams <DABRAMS@mail.nysed.gov> Colleagues,
Attached, please find a memo detailing the testing schedule for 2010-2011 and the Elementary and Intermediate Testing Schedule for 2010-2011. Thank you for all your hard work and efforts on behalf our students.
Tiffany T. Couture Secretary 1 Office of Standards Assessment & Reporting NYS Education Department Room 675 EBA Albany, NY 12234 Tcouture@mail.nysed.gov 518-473-7880 (phone) 518-473-7737 (Fax)
TO: EMSC Committee
John B. King, Jr.
Grades 3-8 Testing Program Update
January 28, 2010
2010 - 2011 Testing Program
For the 2011 Testing Program, there will be three additional changes to the Testing Program: based upon a four year research study, the Department will design and implement a vertical scale; to ensure that the exams have appropriate depth and breadth, there will be an increase of approximately 11-15 multiple-choice items for the English exams and 15 multiple-choice items for math exams (both subjects will have open-ended items); and the Department will secure the multiple-choice section of the exams and release a limited number of items after their administration. The increase in items will allow the Department to test more performance indicators and enable the program to utilize a vertical scale to help strengthen analysis of student, school, and district performance. A vertical scale allows student progress to be tracked from grade-to-grade to determine the amount of growth each student made in a school year.