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1 Preparing for FY2014 Statewide Testing February 2014 Dr. Frank Rodriguez Assistant Superintendent Mark Howard Director

2 2/11/14 Testing Schedule Preparing Staff & Volunteers Preparing Parents & Students Preparing for Accommodations Preparing for CBTs Wireless Testing

3 TESTING SCHEDULE

4 FCAT 2.0 Writing Tuesday February 25 – All Students Grade 4, 8, 10 Wednesday February 26 – Make-up Day Test Materials Delivery – Materials will be delivered ahead of FDOE Schedule – Sign-in to acknowledge secure materials procedures – Secure Materials CAN NOT be opened prior to February 18 SAT School Day Administration for Students in Grade 11

5 FCAT 2.0 Writing FY14 Accountability Score = 3.5 Tips and strategies - January Essentials Training Elementary School (slides 37-53) Elementary School Middle School (slides 82-90) Middle School High School (slides 230-238) High School

6 SDPBC Testing Schedule All schools adhere to SDPBC Daily Session Schedules No testing on Tuesday, April 15

7 FY2014 FCAT 2.0 Daily Session Schedules Elementary Schools Bulletin: EP 2082 ES REA https://www.sdpbc.org/Docs/DistrictBulletins/EP%202082%20ES%20REA.pdf Middle Schools Bulletin: MP 327 ES REA https://www.sdpbc.org/Docs/DistrictBulletins/MP%20327%20ES%20REA.pdf High Schools Bulletin: HSP 1988 ES REA https://www.sdpbc.org/Docs/DistrictBulletins/HSP%201988%20ES%20REA.pdf

8 Grade 6 Math Schedule SubjectTesting Dates Paper (P) Computer (C) Additional Information Grade 6 ReadingApril 14 - 25C Two 70 minute sessions (Scheduled as resources allow) MathematicsApril 28 – May 7C Two 70 minute sessions same day (Scheduled as resources allow) Grade 7 ReadingApril 22 – May 1C Two 70 minute sessions (Scheduled as resources allow) MathematicsApril 14P Two 70 minute sessions same day (Make-ups April 16 - 25) Grade 8 ReadingApril 28 – May 7C Two 70 minute sessions (Scheduled as resources allow) MathematicsApril 14P Two 70 minute sessions same day (Make-ups April 16 - 25) ScienceApril 16P Two 80 minute sessions same day (Make-ups April 17 - 28)

9 Grade 6 Mathematics CBT UPDATE April 28 – May 7 Two 70 minute sessions same day Revised Bulletin #MP-327-ES/REA Middle School FCAT 2.0 Daily Session Schedule NOTE: Grade 6-8 Math - 2 Sessions Same Day Grade 8 Science - 2 Sessions Same Day

10 FDOE - End of Course Schedule Change To provide school districts with additional scheduling flexibility and optimal instructional time prior to testing, Spring 2014 EOC schedule has modified: EOCs may be administered in ANY order – by school, based on needs of students One EOC DOES NOT need to be completed before another begins All EOCs may begin on April 21 All EOCs completed by designated date

11 FDOE End of Course Schedule Change All subjects may begin on April 21 Must complete testing by the designated date: May 16: U.S. History, Civics, and Algebra 1 May 23: Biology 1 and Geometry

12 FY14 EOC Schedule END OF COURSE EXAMS FDOE Original Grades 9-12US HistoryApril 21 – May 9 Grades 6-8CivicsApril 21 – May 9 Grades 9-12Biology 1April 21 - May 16 Grades 6-12Algebra 1April 21 - May 16 Grades 7-12GeometryApril 21 - May 23

13 FY14 EOC Schedule END OF COURSE EXAMS FDOE Original FDOE Updated Grades 9-12US HistoryApril 21 – May 9 April 21 – May 16 Grades 6-8CivicsApril 21 – May 9 April 21 – May 16 Grades 6-12Algebra 1April 21 - May 16 Grades 9-12Biology 1April 21 - May 16 April 21 - May 23 Grades 7-12GeometryApril 21 - May 23 EOCs may be administered in ANY order by school

14 PREPARING STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS

15 Spring Pretest Workshops Workshops Date:Time:Location: Monday, February 3, 2014 12:00 NOON - 4:00 PMWellington High School Tuesday, February 4, 2014 8:00 AM - 12:00 NOONPalm Beach Gardens High School Thursday, February 6, 2014 12:00 NOON - 4:00 PMPark Vista High School Live Online Session Friday, February 7, 2014 8:00 AM - 12:00 NOONFHESC – Boardroom Live Online Session Recorded Online Training Vodcast with Confirmation Form http://www.palmbeachschools.org/assessment/vodcasts.asp

16 Test Administrators and School-based Proctors – Administration schedule and procedures – Test Security policies & procedures – Electronic devices – Materials – Accommodations – Invalidations School Based Workshops on Test Administration

17 FY14 Spring Proctor Training Bulletin # CS-214-ES/REA Bulletin # CS-214-ES/REA Online Training https://connect.palmbeachschools.org/p4eswh1b80f/ DayDateTimeLocation ThursdayFebruary 20, 20148:00 – 8:30 AMGlades Central HS Auditorium ThursdayFebruary 20, 201411:30 AM – 12:00 PMFHESC Boardroom FridayFebruary 21, 20149:00 – 9:30 AMThurber A & B FridayFebruary 21, 20142:00 – 2:30 PMFHESC Boardroom TuesdayApril 1, 20148:00 – 8:30 AMGlades Central HS Auditorium TuesdayApril 1, 20141:00 – 1:30 PMFHESC Boardroom WednesdayApril 2, 20149:00 – 9:30 AMThurber A & B ThursdayApril 3, 20141:00 – 1:30 PMFHESC Boardroom Face-to-Face Training

18 Test Administrator/Proctor Link to FAQ Online Link to FAQ Online School/Area/District Personnel (employee of SDPBC) Non-School/Non-Area/ Non-District Personnel (not an employee of SDPBC) May be trained as and serve as proctorsYes May be trained as and serve as an administrator Yes if a certified teacher No Used to assist test administrators during test administration Yes Informed of their duties and of the appropriate test security procedures for monitoring the test sessions Yes Informed of the test security laws and rules prohibiting any activities that may threaten the integrity of the test Yes Signed Test Administration and Security Agreement Yes Handle and distribute test materials and hand- gridding student answer documents YesNo

19 PREPARING PARENTS & STUDENTS

20 Communicate with Parents/Guardians and Students Electronic Devices PolicyIf students are found with ANY electronic devices, including, but not limited to, cell phones or smartphones, during testing OR during breaks, their tests will be invalidated. The best practice would be for students to leave devices at home or in their lockers on the day of testing. Leaving CampusIf students leave campus before completing a session (for an appointment, illness, etc.), they WILL NOT be allowed to complete that session. Ensure that parents/guardians are aware of the test administration schedule and understand that appointments should not be scheduled on testing days.

21 Communicate with Parents/Guardians and Students Testing Rules AcknowledgmentBefore beginning a test, students will be asked to affirm a Testing Rules Acknowledgment that reads: I understand the testing rules that were just read to me. If I do not follow these rules, my test score may be invalidated. Students taking paper-based tests will sign on a signature line below the statement. Students taking CBT click a check-box.

22 Communicate with Parents/Guardians and Students Discussing Test Content After TestingThe last portion of the testing rules read to students before they sign below the acknowledgment reads, After the test, you may not discuss the test items/the writing prompt with anyone. This includes any type of electronic communication, such as texting, emailing, or posting online, for example, on websites like Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. If you are found sharing information about the test items/writing prompt, even without the intent to cheat, your test will be invalidated. Please make sure that students understand this policy prior to testing and remind them that discussing the items includes any kind of electronic communication, such as texting, emailing, or posting to blogs or social media websites, etc.

23 Communicate with Parents/Guardians and Students Family Letter Templates Writing Paper/pencil CBT EOCs Student PowerPoint Presentations FCAT 2.0 & Computer-based Testing

24 PREPARING FOR ACCOMMODATIONS

25 ESE & ELL Accommodations Schools are responsible for ensuring that accommodations designated for ESE, 504 and ELL students are provided FY14 Goal: ZERO invalidations for incorrectly administered accommodations! ContactPXPhone ESESue Alex48066434-8066 504Debra Neeson48817434-8817 ELLNoel Elvir25994357-5944

26 Accommodations for ESE & 504 Students Accommodations MUST be documented on the students IEP or 504 plan – MUST be in place prior to FCAT Accommodations MUST be the same or nearly the same as those needed and used by the student during regular classroom instruction and assessment activities

27 TestHear Accommodated CBT Changes from FY2013 – New Software Release In Late February – Updated ePat (only for TestHear students) – Improved Screen Reader Voice – Improved Software Stability

28 Accommodations for ELL Students All ELL students MUST have access to an approved English to heritage language dictionary

29 Providing Assistance in Heritage Language Test Directions: May answer all questions FCAT 2.0 Reading: No assistance No passages, test items or answer choices FCAT 2.0 Writing, Mathematics, Science, EOCs: May answer a question about a word or phrase in a writing prompt, test item or answer choice No translating of writing prompts, test items, or answer choices in their entirety

30 PREPARING FOR CBTS

31 CBT Required Planning Activities A.Scheduling Tool (Required by SDPBC) – Excel spreadsheet with SDPBC dates B.Certification Tool (Required by FDOE) – Ensure that schools are prepared for CBTs – After review by District, submitted to FDOE for further review C.Infrastructure Trial (Required by FDOE) – Simulating test-day network utilization – Confirm all computers used for testing can run the appropriate software

32 Time Line of Activities ActivityDates A.) Scheduling Tool Excel Worksheet Begin on Thursday, February 13 Return by Monday, February 24 B.) Certification ToolOpen Monday, February 24 Closes Friday, March 7 C.) Infrastructure TrialArea 1 - March 26, 2014 Area 2 - March 27, 2014 Area 3 - April 1, 2014 Area 4 - April 2, 2014 Area 5 - April 3, 2014

33 CBT Scheduling Tool February 13-24 Email will be sent to Principals with an Excel planning sheet to complete and submit Schools must fill out the Excel planning sheet with their testing schedule for the FY14 Spring EOCs Submit by – DATE CERTAIN – to – EMAIL

34 FDOE - CBT Certification Tool February 24 – March 7 CBT Certification Tool – Number of students to be tested – Number of computers available/needed – Computer & network minimum specifications Testing Coordinator & STST/ITSA – Work together to develop testing plan Bulletin…

35 CBT - Infrastructure Trial Prepare for CBTs by simulating test-day network utilization, determining any school or district issues, and confirming that all computers that will be used for testing can run the appropriate software

36 CBT - Infrastructure Trial District schools and Charter schools on SDPBC network follow District schedule – All Charter Schools MUST conduct infrastructure trials using FDOE Infrastructure Trial Guide Infrastructure Trial Guide Required for all computers that will be used for testing FCAT or EOCs – Wireless laptops for the first time for FCAT/EOC – Desktop computers used for the first time

37 WIRELESS TESTING

38 FCAT Computer-based Testing Elementary School Wireless Classrooms - up to 30 laptops – Each equipped with one wireless access point Media Center - up to 30 laptops – Students in close proximity to the wireless access points Gym, Auditorium & Cafeteria - NOT supported An Infrastructure trial is required prior to testing wirelessly before Spring testing. Please refer to Infrastructure Readiness Guide. Please refer to Infrastructure Readiness Guide.

39 FCAT/EOC Computer-based Testing Middle School Wireless Classrooms - up to 30 laptops – Each equipped with one wireless access point Media Center - up to 30 laptops – Students in close proximity to the wireless access points Gym, Auditorium & Cafeteria - NOT supported Infrastructure Trial for each computer required prior to testing wirelessly Please refer to Infrastructure Readiness Guide. Please refer to Infrastructure Readiness Guide.

40 Computer-based Testing High School Wireless Classrooms - up to 30 laptops Media Center - up to 150 laptops Gymnasium - up to 150 laptops Auditorium - up to 150 laptops Cafeteria - up to 150 laptops Infrastructure Trial for each computer required prior to testing wirelessly Please refer to Infrastructure Readiness Guide. Please refer to Infrastructure Readiness Guide.

41 CBT – Laptops & Wireless Getting Started Testing Coordinators and STST/ITSA should work closely together when planning the use of laptops The PARCC laptop computers should be used when administering high stakes testing using laptops Start small. On the first day of testing, choose one or two carts in classrooms to use for testing

42 CBTs – Getting the Most from Wireless Network Each device takes up one connection on the wireless network When extra laptop carts are stored within a test area, turn off the wireless NIC switch on all laptops so they do not add to the load on the wireless network The same goes for student smart phones and tablets ** For assistance, please call the IT Service Desk: PX44100 **

43 CBTs – Getting the Most from Laptop Batteries To ensure longer battery life – prior to testing; school techs should work with staff and/or students to exercise laptop batteries Exercise Battery – Fully charge and fully drain – Normal daily use of laptops May be left turned on (and unplugged) while inside the cart to drain batteries ** For assistance, please call the IT Service Desk: PX44100 **

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