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Test Development Meeting Schedule

The Florida Department of Education (the Department), Bureau of Postsecondary Assessment, will hold test development meetings as outlined below. Please note that dates are subject to change.

Sensitivity and Bias Review

January 3–4, 2019 (Professional Education Test)
January 24–25, 2019 (Middle Grades English 5–9)
January 28–29, 2019 (Middle Grades Mathematics 5–9)
February 25–27, 2019 (Art K–12, Elementary Education K–6, English 6–12, Music K–12, and Social Science 6–12)

General Knowledge Test: Reading Subtest

August 20–21, 2019 Item Review and Sensitivity and Bias Review
March 3–4, 2020 Item Validation
June 11–12, 2020 Test Form Validation

Guidance and Counseling PK–12

December 10–12, 2018 Item Specifications Finalization and Item Template Development
February 4–6, 2019 Test Development Meeting (Item Writing)
August 5–7, 2019 Item Review and Sensitivity and Bias Review
March 2–4, 2020 Item Validation
June 9–10, 2020 Test Form Validation
November 23, 2020 Standard Setting

Hearing Impaired K–12

December 10–12, 2018 Item Specifications Finalization and Item Template Development
February 4–6, 2019 Test Development Meeting (Item Writing)
August 5–7, 2019 Item Review and Sensitivity and Bias Review
March 2–4, 2020 Item Validation
June 9–10, 2020 Test Form Validation
November 23, 2020 Standard Setting

Humanities*

February 11–13, 2019 Crosswalk Validation and Item Review

*includes the following fields: Art K–12, Elementary Education K–6, English 6–12, Music K–12, and Social Science 6–12

Middle Grades Integrated Curriculum*

February 18–20, 2019 Crosswalk Validation and Item Review

*includes the following fields: Middle Grades English 5–9, Middle Grades General Science 5–9, Middle Grades Mathematics 5–9, Middle Grades Social Science 5–9

Music K–12

February 25–27, 2019 Item Specifications Finalization and Item Template Development
October 2–4, 2019 Item Review and Sensitivity and Bias Review
April 6–8, 2020 Item Validation
July 1–2, 2020 Test Form Validation
November 24, 2020 Standard Setting

School Psychologist PK–12

October 31, 2018 Competencies and Skills Finalization (Web-based)
December 10–12, 2018 Item Specifications Finalization and Item Template Development
February 11–13, 2019 Test Development Meeting (Item Writing)
August 5–7, 2019 Item Review and Sensitivity and Bias Review
March 2–4, 2020 Item Validation
June 9–10, 2020 Test Form Validation
November 24, 2020 Standard Setting

Speech-Language Impaired K–12

February 4–6, 2019 Item Specifications Finalization and Item Template Development
September 11–13, 2019 Item Review and Sensitivity and Bias Review
March 24–26, 2020 Item Validation
July 1–2, 2020 Test Form Validation
November 24, 2020 Standard Setting

Visually Impaired K–12

November 2, 2018 Competencies and Skills Finalization (Web-based)
December 10–12, 2018 Item Specifications Finalization and Item Template Development
February 11–13, 2019 Test Development Meeting (Item Writing)
August 5–7, 2019 Item Review and Sensitivity and Bias Review
March 2–4, 2020 Item Validation
June 9–10, 2020 Test Form Validation
November 24, 2020 Standard Setting

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