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Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) Test Administrator Training. Reading, Mathematics, and Science Assessments 2012 Administration. 1. FCAT Administration Window . April 16th – April 27th Refer to specific schedule for each grade level

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florida comprehensive assessment test fcat test administrator training

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT)Test Administrator Training

Reading, Mathematics, and Science Assessments

2012 Administration

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fcat administration window
FCAT Administration Window

April 16th – April 27th

  • Refer to specific schedule for each grade level
  • Follow exact testing time and day for each session (inside cover of manuals). Do not deviate from this schedule
  • Both sessions of 8th Grade Science on the 19th
  • Retakes are April 9th – 20th. April 9th for Reading 1.0 PBT the rest of the window for CBT.
what s new for fcat 2012
What’s New for FCAT 2012
  • 1.) Both the Test Administrator Prohibited Activities Agreement and FCAT Security Agreement must be signed by Test Administrators. Test Administrators must be certified educators.
  • 2.) Student Pledge for students to sign or check off (CBT)
  • 3.) Grade 6 & 10 Reading and Reading & Math Retakes* are online this year. There will be several slides at the end of this presentation identifying Computer Based Testing Information

REMINDER Electronic Device Policy

    • Possession of any electronic device is cause for invalidation

REMINDER Seating Chart and Admin Record/Security Checklist

* 12th Grade Reading Retakes will be online for only a few schools

special groups
Special Groups*
  • 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 #50; School #7079

*Scores not aggregated with district/school data

*Packaged separately for return and scoring

administration accommodations
ESE/504 students

Presentation

Responding

Scheduling

Setting

Assistive Devices

ELL students

Flexible setting

Flexible scheduling

Additional Time

Assistance in heritage language

Dictionary

Administration Accommodations
make up procedures
Make-Up Procedures
  • 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
additional materials
Additional Materials
  • Calculators
    • 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
  • Science Reference Sheets/Periodic Tables
    • Grade 8 during Science Tests
  • Rulers
    • Session 2 of Grades 3 and 4 (FCAT) Mathematics contains items that require a ruler. Do not distribute for session 1
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Student Grid Sheet

Registration Mark

Student Information

(must be completed by the student)

Grade Level/Content Assessed

Form Code

Security Number Area

Student Demographic Information

Student Label Area

Timing Tracks

School Use Only

DNS and UNDO bubbles

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Registration Mark

using preidentified documents
Using Preidentified Documents
  • Use the label or the preprinted answer sheet 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. If the grade level is incorrect on the label, grid it.
  • Student Name
  • Identification Number: Use the student’s External Number from TERMS
  • District/School Number
test invalidation
TEST INVALIDATION

There are bubbles for one or two content areas, depending on the grade level tested:

Answer Document Containing One Test

Answer Document Containing Two Tests

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test invalidation1
Test Invalidation
  • 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.
possible test invalidation
Possible Test Invalidation
  • 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 i.e. visual aids, timing, administration of accommodations etc. – School should call Student Assessment

*For CBT invalidations contact your School Coordinator

do not invalidate
Do NOT Invalidate
  • 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.

defective test book
Defective Test Book

Before testing:

  • Give the student a replacement test book
  • Return with NOT TO BE SCORED materials

During testing:

  • Give the student another test book to continue working
  • Use a book with the same form number if possible
defective answer document
Defective Answer Document

Before testing:

  • 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

During testing

  • 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
test security
Test Security

Do NOT:

  • 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
proctors
Proctors
  • 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.
  • “Administrative Assistants”
  • School system personnel:
    • prepare and distribute test materials/complete student grid sheets under supervision of certified educator (if not certified)
  • Non-school system volunteers:
    • serve as extra set of eyes ONLY
test security1
Test Security
  • All School Coordinators, School Administrators, Test Administrators, and Proctors must sign the FCAT Administration and Security 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 and seal codes
Test Group and SEAL Codes

Test Group Codes information is required for all Reading, Math, and Science Tests for Grades 3-10 & Retakes (including CBT):

CBT: Paper:

Seal Code is a 4-digit code used to open the 2nd session of a Reading 2.0 CBT Test

security numbers
Security Numbers
  • 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”
administration record security checklist
Administration Record/Security Checklist

Test Administrator's must maintain the following information :

  • ALL Students Assigned to Testing Room
  • Attendance Information:
    • (P) Present
    • (PI) Present but Invalidated
    • (A) Absent
    • (W) Withdrawn
  • Test Group Code (Grades 3-10 & Retakes)
  • Security Number(s) Assigned to Each Student
  • This document or a session roster is also required for CBT rooms
before testing
Before Testing
  • Read manual and attend training at your school
  • 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 materials
options for collecting materials
Options for Collecting Materials
  • 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.
during testing
During Testing
  • MOVE AROUND THE ROOM
  • Have students clear their desks
  • Use #2 pencil ONLY
  • No scratch paper or electronic devices
  • Distribute materials, preidentified & blank
  • Read scripts VERBATIM
  • Keep accurate time
  • Maintain test security, Admin Record and security documents
after testing
After Testing
  • Collect test materials
  • Notify School Coordinator of any missing materials
  • Remove reference sheets/rulers
  • Check DNS and UNDO bubbles
  • Complete
    • Administration Record/Security Checklist
    • FCAT Seating Charts. Front and Back of Room and which direction facing.
    • Online Comment Form
material return
Material Return

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
before computer based testing
Before Testing-

Ensure that each student taking a CBT has taken the EPAT practice test

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, Reading Passage Booklets (if necessary) and Student Authorization Tickets

Remind students to submit their tests but not to exit TestNav upon completion of the Test

Before Computer Based Testing

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during computer based testing
During 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

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after computer based testing
After Testing-

Collect and return:

Test Administration Security Log

Completed Administration Record/Security Checklist (or session roster) and FCAT Seating Chart

Work Folders, Paper Reference Sheets, Reading Passage Booklets (Online Reading Retake Accommodation only) Session Rosters and Student Authorization Tickets

After Computer Based Testing

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cannot login to testnav
Cannot Login to TestNav

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 on pages 312-330 of the Computer Based Test Administration Manual

District staff and Pearson technical assistance are available to help with login issues.

During testing:

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.

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on line comment forms
On-Line Comment Forms
  • Go to www.PearsonAccess.com/fland click the support tab, then the Spring RMS link. On the second page of materials the comment form is on the bottom.