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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.

Developmental work continues in 2021 for the following examinations. This work will bring the listed subject areas into alignment with the new State Board of Education-adopted B.E.S.T. Standards for students in K–12 English Language Arts and Mathematics.

Elementary Education K–6

May 3–5, 2021 Item Validation

Florida Educationl Leadership Examination (FELE)

April 12–14, 2021 Item Validation

General Knowledge: English Language Skills Subtest

May 18–19, 2021 Item Validation

General Knowledge: Essay Subtest

May 2021* Item Specifications Finalization and Item Template Development Meeting

*A four-hour online meeting will be held on either May 26 or May 27, 2021.

General Knowledge: Mathematics Subtest

May 18–19, 2021* Item Validation

*A four-hour online meeting will be held on either May 26 or May 27, 2021.

General Knowledge: Reading Subtest

June 17–18, 2021 Item Review and Sensitivity and Bias Review

Guidance and Counseling PK–12

May 17–18, 2021 Test Form Validation
December 2–3, 2021 Standard Setting

Hearing Impaired K–12

May 17–18, 2021 Test Form Validation
December 2–3, 2021 Standard Setting

Music K–12

June 14–16, 2021 Item Review and Sensitivity and Bias Review
TBD Item Validation
TBD Test Form Validation
TBD Standard Setting

PreKindergarten PK–3

May 12–14, 2021 Item Validation

Professional Education

May 18–19, 2021 Item Validation

School Psychologist PK–12

May 17–18, 2021 Test Form Validation
December 2–3, 2021 Standard Setting

Speech-Language Impaired K–12

June 14–16, 2021 Item Review and Sensitivity and Bias Review
TBD Item Validation
TBD Test Form Validation
TBD Standard Setting

Visually Impaired K–12

May 17–18, 2021 Test Form Validation
December 2–3, 2021 Standard Setting

Item Writing Academy**

May 24–25, 2021 Initial Training Session 1
June 3–4, 2021 Initial Training Session 2
June 21–22, 2021 Refresher Writer Training
June 30–July 1, 2021 SME Refresher Reviewer Training

**All Item Writing Academy training sessions listed above will be held online.

FTCE/FELE Item Writing Academy The following fields may be included during these activities:

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