2011-2012 Winter Algebra 1 End-of-Course TRAINING MATERIALS
Training Materials • These materials cover information from the Winter 2011–2012 End-of-Course Test Administration Manual. Available online at: www.FLAssessments.com/WinterEOC www.FLAssessments.com links are redirects for materials posted to www.PearsonAccess.com/fl.
Glossary of Terms • PearsonAccess – www.pearsonaccess.com/fl • A website used for almost all test preparation (e.g., PreID), setup, administration, and reporting tasks. • Correct test administration must be selected each time you log in. • Requires a username and password. • Links to support materials: www.FLAssessments.com/WinterEOCwww.FLAssessments.com/AdditionalResources • PearsonAccess will timeout after 14 minutes of inactivity.
Glossary of Terms • PearsonAccess Training Center • Accessed from the Training Center tab on PearsonAccess Home page. • Provides an opportunity to • Practice PearsonAccess tasks • Manage the Infrastructure Trial in preparation for testing • Requires a username and password.
Glossary of Terms • TestNav 6.9 (TestNav) • Platform for Florida’s high-stakes computer-based statewide assessments. • Software application installed either on a file server or on each computer that will be used for testing. Note: This is the URL used for operational testing; it is different from the URL used for the Infrastructure Trial.
Glossary of Terms • TestHear • Platform used to deliver accommodated forms (e.g., large print, zoom, color contrast, screen reader, assistive devices) for Florida’s high-stakes computer-based statewide assessments. • Software application installed on each computer that will be used to test students who require computer-based accommodations. NOTE: Notify Veronica of the computers that will need TestHear software installed by 12/01/2011. • TestHear will operate on Windows PC workstations and on Macintosh workstations that have Mac OS 10.5 or later installed and are running Windows (e.g., via Boot Camp). TestHear will not work on Mac OS X 10.4 or on Macs that cannot also run Windows.
Glossary of Terms • ePAT • Electronic Practice Assessment Tool • Provides students an opportunity to practice using the computer-based platform prior to testing. • Is already downloaded on all school computers. • Accommodated ePATs are also available. Launcher is bundled with the practice test content for accommodated forms. • Scripts and instructions for downloading ePATs are under the Resources tab.
Pearson Support and PearsonAccess • Contact Pearson Support • Phone Number: 1-877-847-3043 • E-mail: Florida@support.pearson.com • Appendix C provides the following information: • PearsonAccess • User Accounts • Browser requirements • Logging in for the first time • Training Center • Test Setup Exercise
Winter 2011-2012 EOCTest Administration Schedule • * Any student not finished by the end of the allotted time may continue working; however, testing must be completed within the same school day. • Since the testing window allows for multiple sessions to be scheduled throughout the week, it is also possible to reassign absent students to an existing session scheduled later in the week rather than creating separate make-up sessions.
Manual • One manual (Winter EOC Manual) is provided for this administration. Instructions for computer-based (CBT), paper-based (PBT), and accommodated forms administrations are all included in this manual.
What’s New for Winter EOC • The four-function calculators distributed by the FDOE, formerly referred to as “FCAT calculators,” are now called “approved four-function calculators” and are the only hand-held calculators that can be used for this administration (except for approved calculators for students with visual impairments). • Students are now required to sign/agree to a pledge that states that they will not “give or receive unauthorized help” and they acknowledge that such help is cheating. • Beginning with this administration, paper-based large print and one-item-per-page (OIPP) versions will no longer be available for computer-based tests. Large print and OIPP will be provided in computer-based test format only. • Test administrators must maintain an accurate seating chart for each group of students testing in the same room.
What’s New for Winter EOC • In addition to the Florida EOC Administration and Security Agreement, test administrators are now required to sign a Test Administrator Prohibited Activities Agreement indicating that they understand prohibited activities during test administration and possible consequences of inappropriate behavior (Appendix E). • Districts must make arrangements to test Florida Virtual School (FLVS) Full-Time public school students, as well as other virtual program students, per Section 1002.45(6)b, Florida Statutes (F.S.). • For this administration, hardcopy reference sheets will be provided for ALL students, not just for students with a paper-based accommodation.
What’s New for Winter EOC • Accommodated computer-based test forms (large print, color contrast, zoom, screen reader, assistive devices) will be accessed using TestHear software. Instructions are in the Winter EOC Manual. • Beginning with this administration, the Florida Computer-Based Testing Work Folders have graph paper printed on the back cover. • Transcription of paper-based forms into computer-based forms is not needed for this administration. The paper-based forms are now scannable and can be submitted to Pearson for scoring.
Reminders for Winter EOC • See the Winter EOC manual for more details on all reminders. • For paper-based and computer-based administrations: • Inappropriate actions by school or district personnel before, during, or after test administration may result in consequences including test invalidations and/or loss of teaching certification. • Students may not have any electronic or recording devices at their desks, in their pockets, or anywhere they can reach them during testing, even if the devices are turned off or the students do not use them. • If a student begins a test and leaves campus without finishing, he or she will NOT be allowed to complete that test. • Forms and materials for test administration can be found at www.FLAssessments.com/WinterEOC. • Manuals must be provided to itinerant teachers in time for them to prepare, and itinerant teachers must be included in test administrator training. • School assessment coordinators and test administrators must maintain certain required administration information, as directed by the district assessment coordinator.
CBT: Reminders for Winter EOC • For computer-based testing only: • Test Administrator user accounts are available in PearsonAccess. The district assessment coordinator has created and assigned these accounts. • Students are required to participate in a practice test (ePAT) using the appropriate script provided in the manual.
Algebra 1 EOC: Students to be Tested • The following students will participate in the Winter 2011-2012 Algebra 1 EOC Assessment administration: • All students who will complete one of the following courses at the end of semester 1, or who have completed one of the following courses since the Spring 2011 administration: • Algebra 1 – 1200310 • Algebra 1 Honors – 1200320 • Algebra 1-B – 1200380 • Pre-AICE Mathematics 1 – 1209810 • IB Middle Years Program/Algebra 1 Honors – 1200390
Algebra 1 EOC: Students to be Tested • The following students are eligible to participate in the Winter 2011-2012 Algebra 1 EOC Assessment administration: • Students who entered 9th grade and completed Algebra 1 course work in the 2010-11 school year but have not yet taken the assessment to be averaged as 30% of their course grade • Students who entered 9th grade and participated in the Algebra 1 EOC Assessment in the 2010-11 school year who are in grade forgiveness programs and wish to improve their course grade • Students in a credit acceleration program (CAP) who wish to take the assessment to earn course credit • For additional questions about students to be tested, contact the Bureau of Curriculum and Instruction.
Students to be Tested: Virtual School Program Students • Students enrolled full-time in one of the following virtual school programs and who meet the requirements for students to be tested for this administration will need to be accommodated for testing in the district in which they reside. Students enrolled in FLVS Full-Time (71/0300 or 71/0400) will test in the district in which they reside. Districts will be contacted by FLVS staff to make arrangements to test these students. These students have already been added in PearsonAccess.
Students to be Tested: Virtual School Program Students • Students who receive part-time instruction from a virtual program and are enrolled in a brick-and-mortar district public school or the district home education program should be coded with the district/school numbers for their organization of enrollment to ensure they are reported to the correct schools. These students should not be confused with full-time virtual program students. • Private school students who receive part-time instruction from a virtual program do not participate in statewide assessments unless they are part of a school choice scholarship program, such as the McKay Scholarship Program. • See pages 138-140 of the EOC manual for more information about setting up these students in computer-based sessions.
Algebra 1 EOC: Students to be Tested • See Winter EOC Manual for more information about students to be tested, including: • Students Confined to Custodial or Residential Institutions • Home Education Program Students • McKay Scholarship Program Students • Florida Tax Credit (FTC) Scholarship Program Students • English Language Learners • Students with Disabilities
Accommodations • Must be documented on the student IEP or Section 504 plans • Administration Accommodations • Flexible Presentation • Flexible Responding • Flexible Setting • Flexible Scheduling • Paper-based Accommodations* • Regular Print • Braille • Computer-based Accommodations • Large Print • Color Contrast • Zoom • Screen Reader • Assistive Devices * If additional materials are needed, please contact Nereida or Veronica and we will place an additional order in PearsonAccess.
Accommodations • Appendix A of the Winter EOC manual has been expanded to include paper-based and TestHear accommodations. See the index below.
CBT: Materials Needed for Testing For computer-based testing: • Student Authorization Tickets (secure materials) • Session/Test/Location • Student Name/Date of Birth/Student ID (partial) • Student Signature Line • URL/Login ID/Test Code (password) • Students need a pencil or pen to sign their tickets. • If the Last Name, First Name, or ID number is incorrect, the student must not use the ticket. • The ID number will show the last five digits of the Florida Student Number OR the last four digits of the Social Security Number and an X. • If the Date of Birth is the only incorrect field, the student may use the ticket and the birthdate can be updated after testing with the student database manager.
Samples Of Printed Student Authorization Tickets Detail View/Single Ticket Grid View/6 Tickets List View/3 Tickets
CBT: Materials Needed for Testing • Session Roster can be used to record or verify most of the required administration information. • Use the Form/Form Group Type field to confirm the correct form has been assigned to each student.
CBT: Materials Needed for Testing • Test Group Codes • Provided by district/school assessment coordinator • Unique four-digit number • Identifies a group of students tested together • Florida Computer-Based Testing Work Folders • A piece of yellow 11x17 paper folded in half that students use to work Mathematics problems. The last page of the folder (back cover) is printed with graph paper. • Used work folders are secure materials.
CBT: Materials Needed for Testing • Reference Sheets • The computer-based Algebra 1 EOC has a pop-up window that includes the Algebra 1 End-of-Course and Geometry End-of-Course Assessments Reference Sheet. • Schools are provided paper copies of reference sheets for paper-based and computer-based testers. These are packaged in packs of ten and shipped with test materials.
Required Administration Information • Students assigned to your room (Student Name and Student ID) • Attendance Information • P=Present, A=Absent, W=Withdrawn, P/I=Present but Invalidated • Accommodations provided • For ESE/504 students: 1-FP = Flexible Presentation; 1-FR = Flexible Responding; 1-FSC = Flexible Scheduling; 1-FSE = Flexible Setting; 1-AD = Assistive Devices • For ELL students: 2-FSC = Flexible Scheduling; 2-FSE = Flexible Setting; 2-AHL = Assistance in Heritage Language; 2-ADI = Approved Dictionary • Test Group Code • Signatures of test administrator and school assessment coordinator and dates for when secure materials (e.g., used Work Folders, Student Authorization Tickets, Session Rosters, used Reference Sheets) are received and returned • (PBT Only) Unique security number of the test and answer book assigned to each student
Proctors • When testing a large group of students, proctors MUST be assigned to the room to assist the test administrator. *It is recommended that a proctor be assigned to a room with 25 or fewer students whenever possible.
Communicate Testing Policies to Students Prior to testing, make sure students understand the following policies: • Electronic Devices Policy: If students are found with ANY electronic device during testing, their tests will be invalidated. Define electronic devices for students and ensure they are aware they cannot access their devices until testing is completely finished. • Leaving Campus: If students leave campus before completing the test (for lunch, an appointment, illness, etc.), they WILL NOT be allowed to complete the test. • Student Pledge: Students will be asked to agree to a pledge stating that they will not give or receive unauthorized help during the test. If students are caught cheating or irregular answer patterns are detected during scoring, their tests will be invalidated.
Missing Materials and Test Irregularities/Security Breaches • Test administrators should report any test irregularities (e.g., disruptive students, loss of Internet connectivity) and possible security breaches to the school assessment coordinator immediately. • If a secure document, such as a test and answer book, a Student Authorization Ticket, a used Work Folder, a used reference sheet, or a Session Roster, is not found or a test irregularity or security breach is identified, the school assessment coordinator must contact the district assessment coordinator. • Missing Materials form and Test Irregularities/Security Breaches form can be found online at www.FLAssessments.com/WinterEOC.
Test Invalidation Policies and Procedures • Purpose of test invalidation is to identify when the validity of test results has been compromised. • A test administrator should discuss any situation involving possible invalidation with the school assessment coordinator and the situation should be investigated before a final invalidation decision is made. • A test MUST be invalidated if either of the following circumstances occurs: • A student has an electronic device during testing. • A student is cheating during testing.
Test Invalidation Policies and Procedures A test MAY be invalidated if any of the following circumstances occur: • A student becomes ill and is unable to finish, OR a student is not allowed the correct amount of time. • A student was given an accommodation not allowed on the Algebra 1 EOC. • A student was given an accommodation not on the student’s IEP, Section 504 plan, or ELL plan. • A student was not provided an allowable accommodation listed on the student’s IEP, Section 504 plan, or ELL plan. • An error occurs in test administration or procedures that could compromise the validity of the test results (e.g., students had access to an unauthorized visual aid that gave an unfair advantage). • A student is disruptive during testing.
Security Log • Schools are required to maintain an accurate Security Log for each testing room. • Anyone who enters a room for the purpose of monitoring a test MUST sign the log for that testing room, regardless of how much time he/she spends monitoring a testing room. • A perforated Security Log can be found in the manual. • A blank Security Log can also be found at www.FLAssessments.com/WinterEOC.
Seating Chart • Test administrators are required to maintain an accurate seating chart for each testing room. • Seating charts must include the following: • Room name/number • Student names • Each student’s location in the room during testing • Direction students are facing • Date • Starting time • Test administrator name • Names of proctors (if applicable) • Test group code • For CBT only: Session name in PearsonAccess • Seating charts must be returned to the school assessment coordinator after testing. • If students using extra time are moved to a new location to complete the test, a new seating chart must be created for this location.
CBT: Practice Test (ePAT) • All students MUST participate in a practice test prior to taking a computer-based assessment. • Recommend completing at least two weeks prior to administration. • TestHear ePATs are also available for students to practice accommodated CBT forms. • Provide students with URL so they can practice on their own: www.FLAssessments.com/ePAT.
CBT: Practice Test (ePAT) • About the ePAT • Familiarizes students with • Item types • Reference Sheet • Online tools • Process of responding to items on the computer • Practice test items are not intended to replicate the difficulty of the items on the test. • Work Folders will not be provided for practice tests. • Instruct students to bring their own scratch paper and pencils/pens.
CBT: TestNav Online Tools TestHear provides the same tools with slightly different icons. See Appendix A for more information about TestHear functionality and tools.
School Assessment Coordinator Before, During, and AfterTesting (CBT and Accommodations)
School Assessment Coordinator: Before TestingChecklist • Read the test administration manual. • Become familiar with Test Administration Policies and Procedures and sign the EOC CBT Administration and Security Agreement. • Train test administrators and proctors on all applicable content in the Winter EOC Manual. Ensure that they, as well as all school administrators, sign the EOC CBT Administration and Security Agreement. Test administrators must also sign theTest Administrator Prohibited Activities Agreement. • Receive test materials from district assessment coordinator, inventory materials within 24 hours of receipt, and report missing materials or request additional materials. • Communicate the process for collecting required administration information to test administrators. • Distribute test group codes to test administrators.
School Assessment Coordinator: Before TestingChecklist • Make arrangements to test any special program students (e.g., district virtual instruction programs, Home Education Program) who may be testing at your school. • Assign proctors, as needed. • Ensure that appropriate test settings are available for all testing rooms. • For students who require accommodations at your school, discuss with test administrators how accommodations will be provided. • CBT: Verify student information and create test sessions in PearsonAccess. • CBT: Distribute Session Rosters and Student Authorization Tickets on the day of testing.
School Assessment Coordinator: Before TestingReceive Test Materials • The first school box is a white box with a red stripe. • Work folders and reference sheets are shipped with the Winter EOC Manuals. • Inventory the contents of your boxes within 24 hours of receipt and report any missing materials immediately. • See pp. 45-46 of the Winter EOC Manual for a list of materials included in school boxes and special document boxes.
School Assessment Coordinator: Before TestingTraining Train Test Administrators and Proctors • Must be trained on all applicable content in the Winter EOC Manual. • (If applicable) returning paper-based materials. • CBT: Monitoring test sessions and resuming students in PearsonAccess • School coordinators will resume students as needed and may require test administrators to contact them during testing to request this authorization. • Test administrators may resume students if PearsonAccess accounts have been created by the school.
School Assessment Coordinator: Before TestingCBT: Training Train Test Administrators and Proctors (for CBT) • Securing a student’s computer if a student leaves the room and will resume testing Recommended • Long breaks: student must exit the TestNav system by clicking the X or the red circle in the top corner and then clicking Yes, exit the test • Student will not be able to continue testing until he/she is authorized to resume testing in PearsonAccess. • Short breaks: visual block (e.g., a file folder) must be applied to obscure the computer screen or monitor turned off • Accessing student comment forms after testing (www.FLAssessments.com/EOCStudentCommentForm).
School Assessment Coordinator: Before TestingCBT: Training • Test administrators are instructed to contact you in the following circumstances: • A student has not participated in a practice test session. • A student has trouble logging in the first time. • A student cannot see the shading on the Test Group Code screen. • A test administrator does not have a Student Authorization Ticket for a student. • A Student Name or Student ID is not correct (e.g., misspelled) on the Student Authorization Ticket. • A student is in the wrong test or the wrong accommodated form. • A student refuses to agree to the student pledge. • A test administrator is concerned that a student is unable (e.g., too ill) to finish the test. • A student Exits the test to finish later and needs to be resumed. • A student has not completed the test at the end of the allotted time and will need additional time to continue working. Provide instructions for test administrators to handle these circumstances.
School Assessment Coordinator: Before TestingCBT: PearsonAccess Filters and Search Fields in PearsonAccess • Any column with this button can be filtered. • To filter data, click the symbol and enter the filter criteria. • The column will be filtered according to the search term. • Clicking on the column heading also allows you to sort the data in descending or ascending order. Once the data is sorted, an up or down arrow appears after the column heading.
School Assessment Coordinator: Before Testing CBT: PearsonAccess • Manage Student Information • PreID upload occurred during the designated PreID window November 2-16, 2011. • District or school users may add students using the Create New Student wizard now. • Ensure Correct Test Administration is Assigned • When assigning students to the Winter EOC test (through the New Student Wizard), ensure students are assigned tothe December form and not the January form. If the wrong form is assigned, the student will not be able to test.
School Assessment Coordinator: Before Testing CBT: PearsonAccess • Access Session Roster • Session rosters are created in PearsonAccess for each test session. • Test sessions must be created in PearsonAccess. • Students must be assigned to a test session. • Test sessions can be modified at any time. • Verify the accuracy of Student Name and Student ID number on the Session Roster.