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Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) Test Administrator Training. Reading, Mathematics, and Science Assessments 2014 Administration. 1. FCAT Administration Window. FCAT Reading (2.0) & Math Retake: April 7 – April 11 (+14 & 15 makeups)
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Reading, Mathematics, and Science Assessments
FCAT Reading (2.0) & Math Retake: April 7 – April 11 (+14 & 15 makeups)
FCAT Paper: April 22 – April 25 (see session schedule)
FCAT CBT Week 1: April 21 – April 25 (28-30 as makeups)
Grades 6 ,7 and 10 Reading
FCAT CBT Week 2: April 28 – May 1 (5-7 as makeups)
Grades 8 & 9 reading and 5 & 6 Math
Refer to specific schedule for each grade level
Follow exact testing time and day for each session
Refer to the 2014 FCAT Session Schedule Document posted to the Student Assessment and Research Website. Do not deviate from this schedule.
Pay attention to Computer Based Testing Weeks and those subjects that have two sessions over two days or two sessions in one day.
Retakes are April 7th – 11th. Must start computer based testing on the 7th
Page 1 and 2 of the 2014 FCAT Session Schedule located at: http://www.broward.k12.fl.us/sar/updatesManuals.htm
* Only selected students with specific accommodations will have paper materials for the CBT grade levels/subject areas.
1.) Changes to the student Testing Rules Acknowledgement for students to sign or check off (CBT)
2.) Accommodations offered and used are to be marked on the administration record
3.) Test Administrator should print the CBT Test Administrator Quick Reference Guide available at www.FLAssessments.com/AdditionalResources
4.) TestHear and Math Retake Scripts are available at www.FLAssessments.com/SpringRMS
5.)When adding new students for retakes be careful to use the Alternate Passing Score Flag correctly
Carefully review additional WHAT’S NEW and REMINDER items regarding FCAT in the first few pages of the 2014 Test Administration Manual
Home Education Students: #9998
McKay Scholarship Students: #3518
NO SPECIAL CODES FOR Hospital Homebound Students
Florida Virtual School Students:
Florida Virtual School Full Time: Packaged in Separate Envelope: District #71; School #0300 (EL/MS) or #0400 (HS)
Florida Virtual Academy: Packaged in Separate Envelope: District #06; School #5059
*Scores not aggregated with district/school data
*Packaged separately for return and scoring
Assistance in heritage language
It is very important that only those Accommodations on each students’ IEP or LEP plan be given per appendix A of the 2014 FCAT Test Administration manuals
Make-up testing may begin on Day 2 of the testing window
Distribute make-up materials on day of testing
Materials to be returned immediately after each make-up session
Maintain test security during make-ups
Maintain separate Seating Charts and Admin Records.
Session 1 must be given prior to session 2.
Grades 7-8 and Retake Students during Mathematics Tests (CBT students can use either the online calculator or a calculator provided by the school)
Grade 8 during Science Tests
Grades 3-6, calculators are NOT allowed
Mathematics Reference Sheets
Grades 5-8 and Retake Students during Mathematics Tests
(Grade 5 & 6 may use online or a paper copy made by the school)
Science Reference Sheets/Periodic Tables
Grade 8 during Science Tests
CBT Worksheets (CBT Reading) & Work Folders (CBT Math)
For each FCAT 2.0 Reading assessment schools may make a copy of the Reading Worksheet for a student to use in each Reading Session
Work folders are provided for each CBT Math Session.
Session 2 of Grades 3 and 4 (FCAT) Mathematics contains items that require a ruler. Do not distribute for session 1
Make absolutely sure that the correct materials are being provided for the grade/subject area you are administering.
Grade Level/Content Assessed
(must be completed by the student)
Security Number Area
Student Demographic Information
Student Label Area
School Use Only
DNS and UNDO bubbles
Use the label if ALL of the following information is correct (even if other information is incorrect)
Grid any missing information in the appropriate sections of the grid sheet.
There are DNS bubbles for each Test Book/Test and Answer Book :
Cheating or possession of an electronic device Grid ONLY the DNS bubble for that test
Defective used answer document,
Incorrect preidentified information on a used document, or
Label placed in the wrong spot on the test document- Grid ALL DNS bubbles on the document.- Do NOT attempt to remove a gummed label.
Illness during testing, disruptive behavior OR Incorrect time
- Determine if invalidation is appropriate based on whether the student had enough time to respond completely to the test questions.
- Grid ALL DNS bubbles on the document
6. Other inconsistencies in administration may be cause for invalidation i.e. visual aids, timing, administration of accommodations etc. – School should call Student Assessment
*For CBT invalidations contact your School Coordinator
Student withdrew before testing
Student absent during entire testing window
Unused defective answer document
Unused incorrect preidentified information
- Return with NOT TO BE SCORED materials.
- Do NOT attempt to remove a label.
Give the student a replacement test book
Return with NOT TO BE SCORED materials
Give the student another test book to continue working
Use a book with the same form number if possible
Give the student a replacement blank, non-preidentified answer document
Hand-grid the student information on the grid sheet of the replacement document
Return defective document with NOT TO BE SCORED materials
Give another document to continue working
AFTER the session and under supervision allow the student to transfer answers to the new document
Hand-grid the student information on the new document
Read, reveal, or copy test items
Interpret or read items to students
Change or interfere with student responses
Read or copy student responses
Cause achievement of school to be inaccurately measured or reported
Fail to follow security procedures and test administration directions
Paper Based Assessments: 1-30 students can be tested by the Test Administrator, 31-60 requires one additional proctor and 61-90 requires two additional proctor.
Computer Based Assessments:1-25 students can be tested by the Test Administrator, 26-50 requires one proctor in addition to the TA and 51-75 requires two proctors in addition to the TA.
School system personnel:
prepare and distribute test materials/complete student grid sheets under direct supervision of certified educator (if not certified)
Non-school system volunteers:
serve as extra set of eyes ONLY
All School Coordinators, School Administrators, Test Administrators, and Proctors must read and sign the FCAT Administration and Security Agreement
Test Administrators must read and sign the prohibited activities agreement
Never leave materials unsecured
Count materials each time they change hands
Return materials to school coordinator as soon as possible
Record security numbers
Test Group Codes information is required for all Reading, Math, and Science Tests for Grades 3-10 & Retakes (including CBT):
A Seal Code is a 4-digit code used to open the 2nd session of a Reading or Math 2.0 CBT Test. DO NOT use the SEAL code until session 2
Track materials using security numbers
Distribute materials sequentially
Maintain complete list and verify each document is returned
Document number ranges each time the materials are distributed and collected
Note unused materials
Record information on the Admin Record/Security Checklist
Do not record the last out of sequence “check digit”
Test Administrator's must maintain the following information :
ALL Students Assigned to Testing Room
(PI) Present but Invalidated
Test Group Code (Grades 3-10 & Retakes)
Accommodations provided and used
Security Number(s) Assigned to Each Student
This document or a session roster is also required for CBT rooms
Sign and return the “Test Administration and Security Agreement” and “Test Administrator Prohibited Activities Agreement” found in Appendix C
Prepare room for testing
Have plan in place to collect electronic devices
Remove or cover all visual aids
Post Do Not Disturb signs
Assemble materials needed for testing
Receive test books and answer documents
Receive and prepare additional materials
Prepare Test Group Codes, Admin Record & Seating Chart
Know your school’s option for collecting materialsBefore Testing CBT and PBT
Option A: Students close the test book and sit quietly with materials in front of them until everyone has finished.
Option B: Students raise their hands when finished; Test Administrators collect materials. Students sit quietly until everyone has finished.
Option C: Students raise their hands when finished; Test Administrators collect materials. Students are permitted to read a book, but may not write, until everyone has finished.
Collect test materials
Notify School Coordinator of any missing materials
Remove reference sheets/rulers
Check DNS and UNDO bubbles
Administration Record/Security Checklist
FCAT Seating Charts. Front and Back of Room and which direction facing.
Online Comment Form
Stack materials using cover sheets (in Appendix C):
Absent students (hold for make-up)
School TO BE SCORED
Home Education, McKay, CTC, and Florida Virtual School TO BE SCORED
Test Administration Security Log
Completed Administration Record/Security Checklist and FCAT Seating Chart
All NOT TO BE SCORED materials
Ensure that each student taking a CBT has taken the EPAT practice test for either TestNav or TestHear (accommodated forms).
Ensure that your School Testing Coordinator has set up your sessions in PearsonAccess, has started each session and has provided you with Session Rosters, Required Administration Information, Test Group and SEAL codes, Seating Charts and an option for collecting materials (A or B).
Ensure that your School Test Coordinator has provided you with Work Folders, CBT Worksheets, Reading Worksheets Reading Passage Booklets (if necessary) and Student Authorization Tickets
Remind students to submit their tests but not to exit TestNav or TestHear upon completion of the TestBefore Computer Based Testing
Ensure that no student is looking at another student’ s computer monitor. Use privacy screens.
Note the accommodations provided on the Administration Record and Security Checklist
If a student logs out for any reason (lunch, break, etc...) a staff member must resume their session in Pearson Access. Then the student may resume testing.During Computer Based Testing
Collect and return:
Test Administration Security Log
Completed Administration Record/Security Checklist (or session roster) and FCAT Seating Chart
Work Folders, Worksheets, Paper Reference Sheets, Reading Passage Booklets (Online Reading Retake Accommodation only) Session Rosters and Student Authorization TicketsAfter Computer Based Testing
Prior to testing:
Ensure that the appropriate link, username and password has been indicated in TestNav per the Student Authorization Ticket
If you receive an Early Warning System (EWS) message, follow the prompts to resolve that issue. These are listed at the following link www.FLAssessments.com/AdditionalResources
District staff and Pearson technical assistance are available to help with login issues.
If a student is kicked out or logs out of a test at any time a staff member must resume their session in Pearson Access. Then the student may resume testing at any work station that has TestNav installed on it. Answers will be accessible on the new machine.
Go to www.PearsonAccess.com/fland click the support tab, then the Spring RMS link.