2 Its almost time to take the FCAT 2.0! Here are some important explanations and reminders to help you do your very best.
3 Test Invalidation You have probably heard the term test invalidation, and its important for you to understand what it means so it wont happen to you!
4 If a test is invalidated, it means that it will not be scored. If your test is invalidated, you will not receive an FCAT 2.0 score, and you will not be able to retake the same test. Test Invalidation
5 Remove all electronic devices. If you have an electronic device at your desk, in your pocket, or ANYWHERE you can reach it during testing, your test will not be scored. To make sure your test is scored...
6 Some examples of electronic devices are: Cell phones or smart phones Handheld video games MP3 players Calculators (unless you are allowed to have an approved calculator) Electronic Devices
7 All electronic devices must be turned off before the test. Your teacher may collect them or instruct you to put them away (in a locker or backpack away from your desk). If you arent sure if something is an electronic device, please ask your teacher before the test.
8 Do your own work. If you are caught looking at another students answers, talking about the test with other students during breaks, or using any kind of unauthorized aid (cheat sheet, calculator, etc.) during the test, your test will not be scored. To make sure your test is scored...
9 Respect others. If you are disruptive during a test, you may be dismissed from the room and your test will not be scored. It is very important for you to remain quiet, respect other students, and pay attention to the instructions. To make sure your test is scored...
10 Make sure you dont take the same test twice. You may only take a subject test once during each FCAT 2.0 administration. To make sure your test is scored...
11 Dont leave campus. If you leave the schools campus for lunch or an appointment before you finish taking a test, you will not be allowed to complete the test. To make sure your test is scored...
12 You will receive a Student Authorization Ticket on the day of testing. You will need the Login ID number and Test Code at the bottom of the ticket to log in to the test. Computer-Based Tests
13 When your test administrator tells you to do so, you will enter the Login ID and Test Code printed on your ticket in the boxes on the login screen. Computer-Based Tests
14 You may use any of the tools at the top of the screen to help you with your test. Computer-Based Tests TestNav TestHear
15 Computer-Based Tests TestNav TestHear The Pointer Tool You will use this tool to select your answer to each question. You can also click the pointer tool to turn off other tools.
16 Computer-Based Tests TestNav TestHear The Eliminate Choice Tool You can use this tool to cross out answer choices that you have eliminated as possible correct answers.
17 Computer-Based Tests TestNav TestHear The Highlighter Tool You can use this tool to highlight portions of a reading passage, a question, or a graphic.
18 Computer-Based Tests TestNav TestHear The Eraser Tool You can use the eraser tool to remove highlighting and to erase an X from an eliminated choice. To erase highlighting, with the eraser tool selected, click anywhere in the highlighted area.
19 Computer-Based Tests TestNav TestHear The Notepad Tool When you click this tool, a notepad appears in a pop-up window. You can type notes for a passage or item, and the notes will stay with that passage or item.
20 Computer-Based Tests TestNav The Help Tool You can click this tool for information on how the other tools work. TestHear
21 Use the buttons at the bottom of the screen to move through the test. Navigating through the Test TestNav TestHear
22 The Back button takes you to the previous item. The Reset button clears your answer. The Go To button takes you to the item review screen. The Next button takes you the next item. The Review button marks an item for review. Navigating through the Test
23 Click the Go To button and check the Item Review Screen to ensure you have answered all the items, and go back to questions you have marked for review. Finishing the Test
24 Only press the Submit button on your test when you are sure you are completely done. You cannot go back into your test once it is submitted. Submit Button TestNav TestHear
25 Remember… When you come to the stop sign at the end of a session, do not go on to the next session.
26 Computer-Based Tests You will learn more about the test and be able to practice using the tools and answering items when you take an ePAT practice test.
27 Remember… During the test you may not: –Work ahead in another session –Change any answers from previous sessions –Look at another students answers –Allow another student to look at your answers –Have notes, scratch paper, or electronic devices
28 You may not ask for help in answering any test questions. –Your teacher or test administrator is not allowed to help you read, understand, or answer test questions. Try to answer every question. Remember…
29 Once you submit your test, you cannot go back. Be sure to check your answers and try to answer every question before turning in your test. Remember...
30 During breaks and after testing, its important that you dont talk about the test questions with friends, classmates, or other students. Remember...
31 This may not be your first time taking the FCAT 2.0, but tests and instructions can change at each grade level, so be sure to PAY ATTENTION! Remember...
32 Most importantly: Get a good nights sleep and eat a good breakfast before the test. Relax and do your best!