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FCAT External Advisory Group

The Florida Department of Education (DOE) has organized a Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test® (FCAT) External Advisory Group to discuss the rescoring of the 2006 Grade 3 FCAT Reading assessments and the creation of an annual, independent review of FCAT results.


    Tuesday, October 2, 2007
    12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Boca V-VI Room
    Caribe Royale Hotel
    8101 World Center Drive
    Orlando, Florida 32821
    Agenda - October 2, 2007 (PDF)
    Wednesday, August 8, 2007
    1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Rosen Shingle Creek Resort
    Orlando, Florida
    Agenda - August 8, 2007 (PDF)
    Friday, June 1, 2007
    Holiday Inn Select Orlando-International Airport
    Orlando, Florida
    Agenda - June 1, 2007 (PDF)

Meeting Materials

All documents below are in PDF format unless noted

Rep. Dan Gelber Presentation to the State Board of Education


FCAT External Advisory Group News

Individuals participating in this process include the following:

DOE Officials:
Florida Education Commissioner Jeanine Blomberg
Deputy Commissioner of Accountability, Research and Measurement Jay Pfeiffer
Office of Assessment and School Performance Administrator Dr. Cornelia Orr
Program Director of K-12 Assessment Section Kris Ellington
Office of Evaluation and Reporting Director Juan Copa

School District Superintendents:
Mary Ellen Elia, Hillsborough County
Buddy Vickers, Gilchrist County
Dennis Bennett, Dixie County
Fredric Ward, Lafayette County
Bill Vogel, Seminole County
Ron Blocker, Orange County

School District Administrators:
Brenda Blackburn, Brevard County
Alberto Carvalho, Miami-Dade County

District Assessment Coordinators:
Nicki Junkins, Volusia County
Natalie Roca, Sarasota County
John Hildebrand (retired), Hillsborough County
Lee Baldwin, Orange County
Rhonda Borne, North East Florida Educational Consortium (NEFEC)
Owen Roberts, St. Lucie County
Paul Felsch, Assessment Director, Leon County Schools

Dr. Robert Lange, Florida Coalition for Assessment Reform
Marshall Ogletree, Florida Education Association

FCAT External Review Subcommittee

  • John Hildebrand - Hillsborough
  • Lee Baldwin - Orange
  • Natalie Roca - Sarasota
  • Ronda Bourne - Northeast Florida Education Consortium
  • Rich DiPatri - Brevard
  • List of Organizations (PDF)