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Monitor Training . 2011 FCAT / FCAT 2.0 and SAT-10 Administrations. Purpose of Monitoring. Ensure standardized testing across the district Administer tests in a secure manner Preserve the integrity of the tests Safeguard the validity of the test results for schools and students.

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monitor training

Monitor Training

2011 FCAT / FCAT 2.0 and SAT-10 Administrations

purpose of monitoring
Purpose of Monitoring
  • Ensure standardized testing across the district
  • Administer tests in a secure manner
  • Preserve the integrity of the tests
  • Safeguard the validity of the test results for schools and students
pre monitoring and test session monitoring schedule
Pre-Monitoring and Test Session Monitoring Schedule

*Extended window for the Visually Impaired and Hospital/Homebound Program students only: FCAT Writing is March 1 - March 9, 2011; FCAT Reading and Mathematics Retake is March 23 – April 7, 2011; FCAT / FCAT 2.0 Reading, Mathematics, and Science is April 5 – 25, 2011; and SAT-10 is April 12 – 19, 2011.

stanford achievement test tenth edition sat 10
Stanford Achievement Test -Tenth Edition (SAT-10)
  • All Grade 1 and Grade 2 students will test
    • Subtests to be administered:
      • District -wide: Reading Comprehension and Mathematics: Problem Solving
  • SAT-10 Untimed
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Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT / FCAT 2.0)
  • FCAT vs. FCAT 2.0
  • Students will participate in the following assessments:
    • FCAT 2.0 Reading
      • Grades 3 – 10
    • FCAT 2.0 Mathematics
      • Grades 3 – 8
      • No comprehensive Mathematics assessment for Grade 9
    • FCAT Mathematics Retake
      • Grade 10
    • FCAT Writing
      • Grades 4, 8, 10
    • FCAT Science
      • Grades 5, 8, 11
    • FCAT Reading Retake and/or Mathematics Retake
      • Retained Grade 10 and Grades 11-AD
  • Short- and extended- response items have been removed from all assessments.
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FCAT / FCAT 2.0 Updates

Writing

  • Writing prompt has been removed from the Writing Folder and printed on a Writing Prompt Sheet
  • Packages of Writing Prompt Sheets may be opened on the evening before testing or on the day of testing, but NO EARLIER
  • Used prompt sheets are still considered secure materials and must be collected after testing
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FCAT / FCAT 2.0 UpdatesReading, Mathematics, Science, and Retake
  • The FCAT Retake administration window is separate from the FCAT / FCAT 2.0 RMS test administration
  • Grade 10 FCAT Mathematics and FCAT Mathematics Retake will use the same test version
    • Multiple forms
  • Grades 3 – 10 Reading will be administered as two separate sessions, one session per day
  • No Grade 9 FCAT Mathematics offered this spring
  • FCAT Science
    • All elementary and middle schools will test Science on week two.
    • All high schools will test Science on day one, week one.
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FCAT UpdatesComputer-Based Testing (CBT)
  • All high schools will participate in CBT for:
    • FCAT Grade 10 Mathematics
    • FCAT Mathematics Retake
  • Ten schools opted to participate in CBT for:
    • FCAT Retake Reading
  • Flexible scheduling within the district’s testing window has been approved by the state for computer-based testing only.
monitors responsibilities
Monitors’ Responsibilities
  • Role of the Monitor
  • What should be observed before, during, and after
    • Test Security
    • Test Administrator’s Responsibilities
    • Test Accommodations
  • Ask for a copy of the training packet(s) used to train school staff (if available)
monitoring procedures
Monitoring Procedures
  • Pre-monitoring procedures
    • Check for proper documentation
    • All secured materials are accounted for
    • Limited access to storage room
monitoring procedures cont
Monitoring Procedures, cont.
  • Test Session Monitoring
    • Randomly select a classroom to observe
    • Plan to remain in the test session for the full allotted time
      • Some students are allowed extended time. Be in place when testing begins, then exit unobtrusively after testing is well underway.
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Monitoring Procedures, cont.
  • Monitoring After Scheduled Test Sessions
    • Observe make-up sessions
    • Packing of test materials
    • Limited access to storage room
what to observe preparations
What To Observe: Preparations
  • Preparations for the Assessment
    • Visual cues must be covered or removed
    • Sufficient space between students
    • Student/test administrator ratio
      • Paper-based test (1:30)
      • Computer-based test (1:25)
    • Roster of students assigned to the room
what to observe paper based testing
What To Observe: Paper-Based Testing
  • During the Assessment (paper-based test)
    • All testing signs are posted.
    • Test materials must be handed to students individually.
    • Documentation of security numbers assigned to students. (No security numbers for FCAT Writing)
    • A record of attendance is maintained.
    • Test materials for absent students are kept in a secure area in the room.
    • Appropriate testing environment.
what to observe computer based testing
What To Observe: Computer- Based Testing
  • During the Assessment (computer-based test)
    • Visual-barriers are used.
    • Sufficient work space for Work Folders and Reading Passage Booklets
    • Student Authorization Tickets and test materials must be handed to students individually.
    • A record of attendance is maintained.
    • Tickets and test materials for absent students are kept in a secure area in the room.
    • Appropriate testing environment.
what to observe general
What To Observe: General
  • During the Assessment
    • The test schedule is followed with the allotted time.
    • The starting time and ending time is displayed on the board.
    • Electronic devices are not within arm’s reach.
    • Script is read verbatim.
    • Test administrators and proctors actively monitor testing.
what to observe conclusion
What To Observe: Conclusion
  • Concluding the Assessment
    • Test materials are collected individually from students.
    • Students are not permitted to leave until all materials are collected and verified.
    • Test materials and documentation are immediately returned to the school assessment coordinator.
reporting irregularities
Reporting Irregularities
  • Any concern regarding a testing irregularity, breach of test security, or problem with secure testing materials must be reported immediately toStudent Assessment and Educational Testing (SAET).
  • You should NOT “debrief” with school staff.
monitor observation forms
Monitor Observation Forms
  • Pre-monitoring Form (FM-6680)
  • Monitoring Form for Test Sessions (FM-6681)
  • Supplemental ESE and ELL Monitoring Form (FM-6685)
  • Test Security Agreement for Test Session Observers (Attachment A)
returning monitoring forms
Returning Monitoring Forms
  • Please submit all completed forms and a copy of the school’s training packet to SAET
    • via fax to: 305-995-7522 or
    • via school mail to: 9023
  • All forms should be submitted by April 29, 2011
contact information
Contact Information

Student Assessment and

Educational Testing

305-995-7520

  • FCAT / FCAT 2.0 Testing Program
    • Maria C. Bruguera or Mara Ugando
  • SAT-10 Program Testing Program
    • Mayda Cabeza