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1 { P.E.R.T Administration Procedures and Policies }

2 OVERVIEW OVERVIEW What is the P.E.R.T.? What is the P.E.R.T.? Who Should Take the P.E.R.T.? Who Should Take the P.E.R.T.? Testing Window Testing Window Test Details Test Details P.E.R.T. Scores P.E.R.T. Scores ADMINISTERING THE P.E.R.T. ADMINISTERING THE P.E.R.T. Before Testing Before Testing Launching Tests Launching Tests Submitting a Test Submitting a Test After Testing After Testing NEXT STEPS NEXT STEPS RESOURCES RESOURCES Agenda

3 Overview

4 The Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (P.E.R.T.) is used to determine if a student is ready for college credit courses in math and reading. The Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (P.E.R.T.) is used to determine if a student is ready for college credit courses in math and reading. The test is computer-adaptive and administered Online through McCann Associates College Success testing platform. The test is computer-adaptive and administered Online through McCann Associates College Success testing platform. Paper-based and large print paper tests will be available for students who require these accommodations. Paper-based and large print paper tests will be available for students who require these accommodations. For certain students, the P.E.R.T. is a required State assessment. For certain students, the P.E.R.T. is a required State assessment. What is the P.E.R.T?

5 UPDATE: Students are no longer restricted to only taking the P.E.R.T. twice in their high school career. Although students are no longer limited to only taking a PERT sub- test twice, the district only receives a certain number of testing units each school year. Although students are no longer limited to only taking a PERT sub- test twice, the district only receives a certain number of testing units each school year. Schools will be given enough units to permit their required testers (see criteria below) to test once on the PERT in Additionally, schools will receive extra units to be used for students who are permitted to test (see criteria below). Schools will be given enough units to permit their required testers (see criteria below) to test once on the PERT in Additionally, schools will receive extra units to be used for students who are permitted to test (see criteria below). Depending on quantity of units left after the above-referenced groups are tested, schools can offer more than one testing opportunity per student. Depending on quantity of units left after the above-referenced groups are tested, schools can offer more than one testing opportunity per student. Once a school has exhausted its PERT units for , the district will be unable to provide additional units. Once a school has exhausted its PERT units for , the district will be unable to provide additional units. Edison State College is managing dual enrollment testing, so schools do not need to use additional PERT units for this type of testing. Edison State College is managing dual enrollment testing, so schools do not need to use additional PERT units for this type of testing. Who Should Take the P.E.R.T.?

6 REQUIRED to Test Reading and Writing Current Grade 11 students who achieved a Level 2 or 3 on the Spring 2013 FCAT 2.0 Grade 10 Reading test or the Fall 2013 FCAT 2.0 Reading Retake (whichever test is most recent) and are not otherwise deemed college-ready*. Current Grade 12 students who are enrolled in English IV College Prep (P.E.R.T. to be administered at the end of Semester 2) and are not otherwise deemed college- ready*. *A student is considered college-ready if they have achieved one or more of the scores cited in the College Ready Cut-Score charts. Who Should Take the P.E.R.T.?

7 REQUIRED to Test Math Current Grade 11 students who took the Algebra 1 EOC for the first time in Spring 2013 and achieved a Level 2, 3, or 4, and are not otherwise deemed college-ready*. Current Grade 12 students who are enrolled in Math for College Success or Math for College Readiness (P.E.R.T. to be administered at the end of Semester 2) and are not otherwise deemed college-ready*. *A student is considered college-ready if they have achieved one or more of the scores cited in the College Ready Cut-Score charts. Who Should Take the P.E.R.T.?

8 PERMITTED to Test (based on funding) Any current Grade 10 or 11 student who has taken but has not passed the Algebra 1 EOC. NOTE : A score of 97 on PERT Math has been established as the concordant score for the Algebra 1 EOC. A student achieving a 97 on PERT Math will be considered having satisfied the Algebra 1 EOC graduation requirement. Any current Grade 11 student who is enrolled in a college-ready course. Any current Grade 12 student who is not yet deemed college-ready but who could impact your school grade by passing the PERT.

9 Our districts P.E.R.T. testing window is January 13, 2014 – May 28, When applicable, paper tests will be distributed to schools as soon as we receive them. When applicable, paper tests will be distributed to schools as soon as we receive them. Schedule your paper testing separate from computer testing (due to the difference in how the tests are administered). Schedule your paper testing separate from computer testing (due to the difference in how the tests are administered). The administration guide and script for administering paper tests is available on the P.E.R.T. page of our Test Coordinator Web site. The administration guide and script for administering paper tests is available on the P.E.R.T. page of our Test Coordinator Web site P.E.R.T. Testing Window

10 What is tested on the P.E.R.T? Students who are required to test based on reading scores, will take the Writing and Reading subtests of P.E.R.T. Students who are required to test based on reading scores, will take the Writing and Reading subtests of P.E.R.T. If a student passes Reading or Writing on their first attempt they only need to take the subtest they didnt pass during future testing. If a student passes Reading or Writing on their first attempt they only need to take the subtest they didnt pass during future testing. Students who are required to test based on math scores, will take the Math subtest of P.E.R.T. Students who are required to test based on math scores, will take the Math subtest of P.E.R.T. How many questions are on the P.E.R.T.? Each P.E.R.T. subtest has 30 questions (25 are operational questions and 5 are field test items). Each P.E.R.T. subtest has 30 questions (25 are operational questions and 5 are field test items). How long is the P.E.R.T? P.E.R.T. is untimed and computer adaptive, but it takes approximately 30 minutes to complete the math and writing subtests and one hour to complete the reading subtest. P.E.R.T. is untimed and computer adaptive, but it takes approximately 30 minutes to complete the math and writing subtests and one hour to complete the reading subtest. Can a student take all three subtests in one sitting? A student is permitted to take all three subtests in one sitting, but this is not the recommended policy. A student is permitted to take all three subtests in one sitting, but this is not the recommended policy. Test Details

11 What are the college-ready cut scores for P.E.R.T.? The scaled score for each subtest ranges from The scaled score for each subtest ranges from The State established new cut scores for PERT tests taken on or after October 22, The new and old cut scores are listed below. * Students must meet both the Reading and Writing cut scores in order to be college-ready in English. What if a student does not achieve a college-ready cut score? 11 th Grade P.E.R.T. test takers must be enrolled in a college-ready course during their senior year. 11 th Grade P.E.R.T. test takers must be enrolled in a college-ready course during their senior year. P.E.R.T. Scores NEW College Ready Cut Scores Achieved ON or AFTER October 22, 2013 PERTAccuplacerSATACT Mathematics114 Elementary Algebra72Mathematics440Mathematics19 Reading106Reading83Verbal440Reading19 Writing103Writing83English17 College Ready Cut Scores Achieved PRIOR TO October 22, 2013 PERTAccuplacerSATACT Mathematics113 Elementary Algebra72Mathematics440Mathematics19 Reading104Reading83Verbal440Reading18 Writing99Writing83English17

12 Administering the P.E.R.T.

13 Student Lists By December 20th, we will you and your A.P.C. a spreadsheet that contains students that need to take the P.E.R.T. By December 20th, we will you and your A.P.C. a spreadsheet that contains students that need to take the P.E.R.T. Test Administrator Accounts If you administered the P.E.R.T. last year, your account is the same as it was in If you have forgotten your username and/or password, please submit a ticket to If you administered the P.E.R.T. last year, your account is the same as it was in If you have forgotten your username and/or password, please submit a ticket to If you are a new high school test coordinator, your username is your network login (for example ritaee) and your password is pert plus your four-digit school code. For example, pert0000. If you are a new high school test coordinator, your username is your network login (for example ritaee) and your password is pert plus your four-digit school code. For example, pert0000. There is one Site Manager per high school. Site Managers can create Proctor accounts for employees assisting with testing. There is one Site Manager per high school. Site Managers can create Proctor accounts for employees assisting with testing. Before Testing

14 Security Agreements Before you can begin testing, we must receive a signed Security Agreement from you. Before you can begin testing, we must receive a signed Security Agreement from you. Parent Letters English and Spanish parent letters are available in the P.E.R.T. section of our test coordinator Web site. Please distribute the letter to the parent/guardian of students who will take the P.E.R.T. English and Spanish parent letters are available in the P.E.R.T. section of our test coordinator Web site. Please distribute the letter to the parent/guardian of students who will take the P.E.R.T. Computer Requirements The requirements are the same as last year, but you can run the computer check (on each workstation) by clicking Check My Computer at The requirements are the same as last year, but you can run the computer check (on each workstation) by clicking Check My Computer at Before Testing

15 Security Logs A security log is required for each testing room. A security log is required for each testing room. Seating Charts Seating charts showing the placement of students are required for P.E.R.T. testing. Seating charts showing the placement of students are required for P.E.R.T. testing. Scratch Paper Students can use scratch paper for the math portion of P.E.R.T., but they must write their name on the scratch paper and return it to you after testing. Students can use scratch paper for the math portion of P.E.R.T., but they must write their name on the scratch paper and return it to you after testing. Practice Tests The login page of College Success has a link to practice tests. It is recommended that students complete the practice tests in a classroom environment prior to testing to expedite the actual testing process. The login page of College Success has a link to practice tests. It is recommended that students complete the practice tests in a classroom environment prior to testing to expedite the actual testing process. Before Testing

16 Two Options 1. You can individually log in students to take the P.E.R.T. or 2. You can create a ticket for each student to log in on their own. Comparison of Options 1. Individually logging in students requires the Site Manager to: 1. log into each testing workstation with their own Site Manager account 2. Search for a student listing 3. Click Login for a student 4. Repeat steps 1-4 until all students are logged in 2. Utilizing the ticketing systems requires the Site Manager to: 1. log into one workstation to deactivate/activate students 2. export student information to a spreadsheet 3. Create/print/distribute tickets to student the day of testing 4. Collect tickets after testing Launching Tests

17 Locating Students [Completed by Site Manager] 1. Log into College Success (http://www.college.measuredsuccess.com) with your username and password. 2. Click Administer Tests and then click Student Logins. Launching Tests: Option 1 Individual Login by Test Administrator

18 Accessing a Students Dashboard [Completed by Site Manager] 1. You can search by student name, ID, or conduct a general search of all names by clicking Search. 2. In the search results, usernames and passwords will be listed, along with a Login link. 3. Click Login to log directly into a students dashboard. Launching Tests: Option 1 Individual Login by Test Administrator

19 Accepting the Online License Agreement [Completed by Student] 1. You are now logged into a students dashboard (the system times out after 20 minutes of inactivity). The Online License Agreement will appear and you will need to direct students to accept the agreement in order to test. Launching Tests: Option 1 Individual Login by Test Administrator

20 Entering an Access Key [Completed by Student] 2. After accepting the agreement, students will need to enter the appropriate access key*, click Submit, and then click the name of test to launch the test. Launching Tests: Option 1 Individual Login by Test Administrator *Access keys are updated will be ed to you by 12/20/13.

21 Accepting the Privacy Policy [Completed by Student] 3. After launching the appropriate subtest, students will need to read the Student Privacy Policy and then click I have read this policy. Launching Tests: Option 1 Individual Login by Test Administrator

22 Reading the Welcome Message [Completed by Student] 4. After accepting the Privacy Policy, students will need to read the Welcome Message and then click Next. Launching Tests: Option 1 Individual Login by Test Administrator

23 Reading the Directions for Answering Questions [Completed by Student] 5. Students will need to read the Directions for Answering Questions, and then click Start Test Session. Launching Tests: Option 1 Individual Login by Test Administrator

24 Reading Subtest Specific Information [Completed by Student] 6. Finally, students will need to read information regarding the specific P.E.R.T. subtest they are taking and then click Start Test Session to begin the subtest. Launching Tests: Option 1 Individual Login by Test Administrator

25 Calculators Students are not permitted to use handheld calculators for the computer version of the Math P.E.R.T. Students will need to be aware that a calculator icon will appear in the lower-left corner of the test for certain math questions. Launching Tests: Option 1 Individual Login by Test Administrator

26 Locating Students [Completed by Site Manager] 1. Log into College Success (http://www.college.measuredsuccess.com) with your username and password. 2. Click Administer Tests and then click Student Logins. Launching Tests: Option 2 Ticketing System

27 Locating Students (cont.) 1. You can search by student name, ID, or conduct a general search of all names by clicking Search. 2. In the search results, student information will be listed, along with a Status column. Launching Tests: Option 2 Ticketing System

28 Activating and Deactivating Students [Completed by Site Manager] 1. By default, all students show an Active status. 2. If you want to use the ticketing system to launch tests, you will need to select all students and click Deactivate Students (per page) prior to processing the tickets. 3. For any testing day, you will need to activate the students who will be testing. After the testing session is over, you will need to deactivate the students to ensure that they can not log back into the test. Launching Tests: Option 2 Ticketing System

29 Exporting Student Data for Ticketing System [Completed by Site Manager] 1. You can export student information for the purpose of generating tickets from the Student Logins page (use the Administer Tests link to get to the Student Logins page. 2. Unlike activating and deactivating students, you do not have to select all on every page to export all of the students to Excel (or a CSV file). 3. The system does not create tickets like Pearson, so you will need to manipulate the rows into your own ticket design. 4. Please remember to collect the tickets after testing. Tickets are secure documents. Launching Tests: Option 2 Ticketing System

30 Log in to College Success as a Student [Completed by the Student] 1. Visit 2. Students should enter the username and password from their ticket. Launching Tests: Option 2 Ticketing System

31 Accepting the Online License Agreement [Completed by Student] 1. The student is now logged into their dashboard (the system times out after 12 minutes of inactivity). The Online License Agreement will appear and you will need to direct students to Accept the agreement in order to test. Launching Tests: Option 2 Ticketing System

32 Entering an Access Key [Completed by Student] 2. After accepting the agreement, students will need to enter the appropriate access key*, click Submit, and then click the name of test to launch the test. Launching Tests: Option 2 Ticketing System *Access keys are updated will be ed to you by 12/20/13.

33 Option 2: Launching a Test with the Ticketing System 3. After launching the appropriate subtest, students will need to read the Student Privacy Policy and then click I have read this policy. Launching Tests: Option 2 Ticketing System

34 Reading the Welcome Message [Completed by Student] 4. After accepting the Privacy Policy, students will need to read the Welcome Message and then click Next. Launching Tests: Option 2 Ticketing System

35 Reading the Directions for Answering Questions [Completed by Student] 5. Students will need to read the directions for answering questions, and then click Start Test Session. Launching Tests: Option 2 Ticketing System

36 Reading Subtest Specific Information [Completed by Student] 6. Finally, students will need to read information regarding the specific P.E.R.T. subtest they are taking and then click Start Test Session to begin the subtest. Launching Tests: Option 2 Ticketing System

37 Calculators Students are not permitted to use handheld calculators for the computer version of the Math P.E.R.T. Students will need to be aware that a calculator icon will appear in the lower-left corner of the test for certain math questions. Launching Tests: Option 2 Ticketing System

38 Submitting P.E.R.T. A student must click Submit at the end of each subtest in order for the test to be scored. A student must click Submit at the end of each subtest in order for the test to be scored. As the Site Manager, you can instantly view scores and run reports. As the Site Manager, you can instantly view scores and run reports. Please refer to the P.E.R.T. TAM for instructions on running reports. Please refer to the P.E.R.T. TAM for instructions on running reports. Submitting a Test: Option 2 Ticketing System

39 1. Collect and retain tickets. 2. Store seating charts, security logs, and used scratch paper in a secure and locked location. 3. Return the materials referenced above in one box to the Accountability Department by June 04, Instructions on how to return paper tests and answer sheets will be ed to schools with students taking paper tests. After Testing

40 1. Please sign and return a Security Agreement before you leave the training. a) Schools can not test without a signed Security Agreement. 2. Review the TAM and log into College Success to familiarize yourself with the test platform. 3. By December 20th, I will you a list of students identified to test. Next Steps

41 Resources Additional P.E.R.T. documents can be found on the P.E.R.T. page of the TC Web Site (http://accountability.leeschools.net/tc/pert.html).http://accountability.leeschools.net/tc/pert.html College Success Training Videos and Resources Log into College Success and click on Resources tab. The Accountability Department is available to answer your P.E.R.T. questions: Rita Effing, or or Crissy Stout, or or Accountabilitys Main Number,


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