Puerto Rico High-Stakes Assessments

PPAA

Summary:

Victory’s Spanish-speaking assessment team developed high-stakes tests for Puerto Rico’s elementary and secondary students in math, science, ESL, and Spanish. The items covered  more than 1,400 content standards across seven grade levels. Engaged in every stage of production, Victory created items, original passages, and artwork. The assessment team also collaborated with the Puerto Rico Department of Education to conduct item-writer workshops, facilitate content- and bias-review committees, and review psychometric data.

Facts:

  • Developed ELL Assessments in  English for a bilingual population
  • Developed items and passages in Spanish (without translation) for Spanish Language Arts, science, and math
  • 5-year program had continuous improvement in item acceptance rates

Tools:

  • Microsoft Office
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Translation glossaries for each grade level