Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Spring 2015 Test Coordinators Pretest Workshop

Similar presentations


Presentation on theme: "Spring 2015 Test Coordinators Pretest Workshop"— Presentation transcript:

1 Spring 2015 Test Coordinators Pretest Workshop

2 Contact Information Cherie Boone - px# ( ) fax px# ( ) Tom Cornman - px# ( ) fax px# ( ) Vanessa Ferrell - px# ( ) fax px# ( ) Ken Morris - px# ( ) fax px# ( ) Jackie Johnson - px# ( ) fax px# ( ) Paul Houchens - px# ( ) fax px# ( )

3 Test Security Policies and Procedures

4 Test Security Per Test Security Statute, s , F.S., and Florida State Board Rule, 6A , Florida Administrative Code (FAC), inappropriate actions by school or district personnel can result in student or classroom invalidations, loss of teaching certification, and/or involvement of law enforcement. Examples of prohibited activities include the following: Reading or viewing the passages or test items before, during, or after testing Revealing the passages or test items Copying the passages or test items Explaining the passages or test items for students Changing or otherwise interfering with student responses to test items Copying or reading student responses Causing achievement of schools to be inaccurately measured or reported

5 Test Security Policies and Procedures
The security of all test materials must be maintained before, during, and after test administration. Under no circumstances are students permitted to assist in preparing secure materials before testing or in organizing and returning materials after testing. After ANY administration, initial or make-up, secure materials (e.g., passage booklets, test tickets, used worksheets, used work folders) must be returned immediately to the school assessment coordinator and placed in locked storage. The Test Materials Chain of Custody Form must be maintained at all times.

6 Test Security Policies and Procedures
No more than three people should have access to the locked storage room. Secure materials must never be left unsecured and must not remain in classrooms or be taken off the school’s campus overnight. Secure materials should never be destroyed (e.g., shredded, thrown in the trash), except for soiled documents, as described in the “Hazardous Materials” section of the manual.

7 Test Security Policies and Procedures
School administrators, school assessment coordinators, technology coordinators, test administrators, and proctors must receive adequate training prior to test administration and all personnel must sign and return a Test Administration and Security Agreement stating that they have read and agree to abide by all test administration and test security policies and procedures. Additionally, any other person who assists the school assessment coordinator, technology coordinator, or test administrator must sign and return an agreement. Test administrators must sign a Test Administrator Prohibited Activities Agreement. Remember that ALL test administrators must be certified educators. Non-certified school personnel must NOT be allowed to serve as test administrators.

8 Test Security Policies and Procedures
Proctors When testing a large group of students, proctors must be assigned to the room. Refer to the table below for the required number of proctors.

9 Test Security Policies and Procedures
Proctors Proctors and anyone who assists with any aspect of test preparation or administration must be informed of the test security laws and rules prohibiting any activities that may threaten the integrity of the test. Each proctor who monitors a testing room for any length of time must sign a Test Administration and Security Agreement and the Security Log for that room.

10 Test Security Policies and Procedures
Proctors School personnel and non-school personnel may be trained as proctors. Prior to testing, all proctors should be informed or their duties and of the appropriate test security policies and procedures. School personnel duties may include preparing and distributing materials. Non-school personnel may assists test administrators during test administration; however, they may NOT participate in any of the test administration procedures (e.g., distributing and collecting test materials, providing accommodations). Volunteers (e.g., parents, retired teachers) may be trained as proctors and may perform non-school personnel duties. All proctors may help monitor rooms during test administration; however, they may NOT assist in rooms where their family members are testing.

11 Test Security Policies and Procedures
Hazardous Materials If a used test and answer book is soiled (e.g., with blood or vomit), the school must notify the district assessment coordinator. At their discretion, school personnel may transcribe the response into a replacement test and answer book. The damaged test and answer book should then be destroyed or disposed of in a secure manner (e.g., hazardous waste receptical, shredding, burning).

12 Test Security Policies and Procedures
Missing Materials Schools must investigate ANY report of missing materials and report missing secure materials to the district assessment coordinator immediately.

13 Test Security Policies and Procedures
Missing Materials Within 30 calendar days of the incident, a written report must be submitted to FDOE. The report must include, as applicable: the nature of the situation, the time and place of the occurrence, the names of the people involved, copies of completed forms, a description of the communication between the district assessment coordinator’s office and school personnel, how the incident was resolved, and what steps are being implemented to avoid future losses.

14 Test Irregularities/Security Breaches
Test administrators should report any test irregularities (e.g., disruptive students, loss of Internet connectivity) to the school assessment coordinator immediately. A test irregularity may include testing that is interrupted for an extended period of time due to a local technical malfunction or severe weather. School assessment coordinators must notify district assessment coordinators of any test irregularities that are reported. Decisions regarding test invalidation should not be made prior to communicating with the district assessment coordinator. Test administrators should report possible breaches of test security (e.g., secure test content that has been photographed, copied, or otherwise recorded) to the school assessment coordinator immediately. If a security breach is identified, the school assessment coordinator must contact the district assessment coordinator.

15 Test Irregularities/Security Breaches
For test irregularities requiring further investigation by the district and for security breaches, a written report must be submitted within 10 calendar days after the irregularity or security breach was identified.

16 Defective Materials Policies and Procedures
Test Invalidation Remember that the main purpose of 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 immediately. A test administrators should discuss the situation with the school assessment coordinator, and the situation should be investigated immediately.

17 Defective Materials Policies and Procedures
Do Not Score (DNS) and UNDO Bubbles The DNS bubble must be gridded when a test and answer book is invalidated. If a DNS bubble has been gridded by mistake, erase the DNS bubble and grid the UNDO bubble. Then package the test and answer book with all other TO BE SCORED materials.

18 Test Security Inappropriate actions by school or district personnel before, during, or after test administration may result in consequences such as test invalidations and/or loss of teaching certification Please carefully read: the Test Security Policies and Procedures the Florida Test Security Statute the Florida State Board of Education Test Security Rule All personnel involved in test administration must read and sign the appropriate Test Administration and Security Agreement Test administrators will also be required to sign a Test Administrator Prohibited Activities Agreement indicating that they understand prohibited activities during test administration and possible consequences of inappropriate behavior Test administrators will record their certification numbers on the Test Administrator Prohibited Activities Agreement

19 Agreements Security Agreement Prohibited Activities Agreement

20 Testing Rules Acknowledgment
All tests include a Testing Rules Acknowledgment that reads: During the test, you must not talk to other students or make any disturbance look at another student’s Writing folder, planning sheet and or test items allow another student to look at your Writing folder, planning sheet and or test items ask for help responding to the Writing folder, planning sheet and or test items give help to another student in responding to the Writing prompt or test items have notes or scratch paper, other than your planning sheet have any electronic or recording devices in your possession at any time, including breaks, even if you do not use them fail to follow any other instructions given “After the test, you may not discuss the writing prompt/test items with anyone. This includes any type of electronic communication, such as texting, ing, or posting online, for example, on websites like Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. If you are found sharing information about the Writing prompt/test items, even without the intent to cheat, your test will be invalidated.” All students and parents/guardians should be made aware of the Testing Rules Acknowledgement and this clarification to the testing rules prior to testing

21 Testing Rules Acknowledgment
Location of Acknowledgment FSA ELA-Writing - back of the planning sheet FSA/FCAT PBT - Inside the front cover of the test document FSA CBT - Back of the work folder or worksheet FCAT CBT – after the welcome screen Prior to testing, students must acknowledge the testing rules that the test administrator read to them by clicking or signing below the Testing Rules Acknowledgment. If a student refuses to sign: The test administrator immediately notifies the school assessment coordinator The school assessment coordinator talks with student If the student still refuses, the student is tested and documentation of their refusal is kept at the school

22 Electronic Devices-Students
School personnel must ensure that students do not have access to their cell phones or other electronic devices at any time during testing, including breaks (e.g., restroom breaks, lunch), if they will return to complete a test session If a student is found to be in possession of ANY electronic device(s) during testing OR during a break, his or her test must be invalidated Students and parents/guardians must be made aware of this policy prior to testing Electronic devices sign must be posted prior to testing where it will be visible to all students Included in the back of every manual

23 Electronic Devices-Test Administrators/Proctors
Test Administrator Prohibited Activities Agreement – “I understand that during testing I may not: Use my cell phone, check , grade papers, or engage in other activities that will result in my attention not being on students at all times.” Every script states – “At this time, ensure that your own electronic devices are turned off.”

24 Test Security The security of all test materials must be maintained before, during, and after test administration Under no circumstances are students permitted to assist in preparing secure materials before testing or in organizing and returning materials after testing After ANY administration, initial or make-up, all secure materials must be returned immediately to the test coordinator and placed in locked storage The Test Materials Chain of Custody Form must be maintained at all times (FSA, FCAT and EOC Paper/Pencil Only)

25 Admission of Students to Testing
Precautions must be taken at testing sites when students are unknown to the test administrator or other school staff Photo identification, such as a driver’s license or school ID, must be checked before admitting unfamiliar students to a testing room Ensure that students take each subject test only ONCE during each administration In the event that a student takes a subject test more than once and it cannot be determined which test was taken first, both tests will be invalidated Contact prior school if a student registers during the test administration from another district school Contact Assessment to have test materials transferred to new school

26 Chain of Custody Form Used to account for secure paper/pencil test materials at all times Schools are required to maintain a Test Materials Chain of Custody Form The purpose of this form is to track test materials at all times, including: the date the materials arrived at your school the location they will be stored, the dates and times they are handled, and the names of the persons performing various activities involving the materials Schools must retain electronic or hard copies of completed forms for their files. Original hardcopies of the Chain of Custody form must be packaged and returned to the district assessment coordinator in the District Assessment Coordinator ONLY box.

27 Chain of Custody Form Must use the form provided on the FSA Portal and PearsonAccess or in the back of each of the test administration manuals

28 Test Group Code Test group codes are used to identify groups of students tested together May be used during investigations after testing to verify whether students were tested in the same room Schools must use one unique four-digit test group code for both sessions of each subject test for students in each testing room If students are absent for a test session, a different unique code must be used for each make-up session Test administrators record the code with their required administration information and on seating charts

29 Test Group Code/Session ID
Test Group Codes MUST be recorded on the Administration/Security Checklists Test Group Codes are not required for FSA computer-based tests, CELLA and FAA

30 Security Numbers A unique security number is assigned to each secure document The packing list will indicate the number ranges assigned to each school Written documentation of the number ranges must be maintained at all times during distribution and return of secure materials The test administrator must maintain a record of the security numbers for all secure materials assigned to him or her

31 Location of Security Numbers
FCAT Test and Answer Book FSA Test and Answer Book

32 Location of Security Numbers
FAA CELLA Directions for Administration Listening CDs (A1 & B1 and C1 & D1) Level A Test Book Level A One-on-One Prompt Book Level B Test Book Level C Test Book Level D Test Book Large-Print Test Books Braille Test Books Used Levels B, C, and D Answer Sheets

33 Security Checklist Used to record the security numbers of secure documents assigned to and returned by each test administrator May use provided formats or create your own version as long as required information is recorded Pre-populated versions available FSA Writing ELA and Math on TIDE FCAT Science 2.0 on PearsonAccess CELLA on Questar’s Service Point FAA not available

34 Security Checklist

35 Security Log Each school is required to maintain an accurate Security Log Provided in the test administration manual Anyone who enters a testing room for the purpose of monitoring the test is required to sign the log This applies to test administrators, proctors, and anyone who relieves a test administrator (even for a short break) regardless of how much time he/she spends monitoring a testing room

36 Security Log

37 Seating Chart Schools are required to maintain an accurate seating chart for your testing room. The chart should record the following: Room name/number Grade level/subject Student names and locations in the room during testing Indicate the front and back of the room Direction students are facing Date Session starting time Test administrator’s name Names of proctors (if applicable) Session ID # (FSA CBT ONLY) Test group code (not CELLA)

38 Seating Chart If the seating configuration changes during testing, a new seating chart must be created Multiple versions of seating charts are available on the Assessment website or use one of your own design Make copies of the original seating charts for your records Originals of all the seating charts must be returned to your district coordinator of assessment in the District Coordinator ONLY box

39 Supervising Test Administrations
Do: Read scripts for administering a test VERBATIM Scripts can be modified when administering test with accommodations (example: a change in the timing of the test)

40 Supervising Test Administrations
Do: Check student grid sheets to ensure the following: No stray marks are in the preidentified/security number area No stray marks or writing appear outside designated areas DNS and UNDO bubbles are accurate

41 Security Materials Supervision of students Proctor behaviors 3 keys
Delivery procedures Returning (no pony) Counting materials when arrive

42 Questions

43 Ordering Test Materials Online

44 Receiving Materials Initial shipments of materials are automatically sent to schools for ALL assessments Verify the counts of all secure materials on the day schools are permitted to open the secure boxes Notify the Test Distribution Center immediately of any discrepancies involving secure materials Online order forms are not posted until the delivery of the initial shipments begins Delivery of materials by TDC staff may take up to 5 working days If you need materials immediately, pick up at the TDC may be faster Pick up materials at the TDC will be mandatory as the end of an administration window nears Secure materials MUST never be shipped through the Pony

45

46 Confirmations Print This Page For Your Records

47 Testing Platforms and Websites

48 Performance Matters Tests Contact – Diagnostic Tests
Palm Beach Performance Assessments Contact – Carla Kendall (px45822)

49 PearsonAccess

50 PearsonAccess Training materials, forms and materials will be available online at: Support tab

51 FSA Portal Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE)
Online Reporting System (ORS) Test Administration TA Training Site Training Tests Resources

52 FSA Portal

53 Questar

54 Questar Website Pre-populated CELLA Administration Record/Security Checklists, and school packing lists are available to School Coordinators at https://fl-servicepoint.questarai.com No password is needed to access these documents

55 FDOE Website The following 2015 CELLA items can be found at State-wide Memorandums CELLA Parent Information Brochure CELLA Parent/Guardian Letters CELLA Interpretive Guide Forms to report test irregularities/security breaches and missing materials to FDOE Test Administration Manual Training Materials CELLA Security Log Customer Satisfaction Survey

56 Piedra

57 General Information

58 FSA Training Tests Must be administered to each student before they can participate in a computer-based administration the student must complete the correct training test to learn how to use the computer-based system Training tests can be administered at any time up to the day of the test Training tests can be used multiple times Students and parents should be made aware that they can access training tests on their own Scripts for administering the training tests are available at: students and their parents can also access at home May be administered individually or as a mock testing session

59 Electronic Practice Tests (ePATs)
Must be administered to each student before they can participate in a computer-based administration the student must complete the correct ePAT to learn how to use the computer-based system ePATs can be administered at any time up to the day of the test ePATs can be used multiple times Students and parents should be made aware that they can access ePATs on their own Scripts for administering ePATs are available at: students and their parents can also access at home

60 Make-up Testing Students who are not tested on the regular administration date due to a temporary illness, disabling condition, etc., should be tested on a make-up day All security and administration procedures must be followed while conducting make-up tests Session 1 MUST be completed before Session 2. Any students absent for Session 1 may not participate in Session 2 until they have completed Session 1.

61 Important Information
If a student begins a session and leaves campus without finishing (due to an appointment, illness, etc.), he or she will NOT be allowed to complete that session No exceptions will be made once the student leaves the school’s campus, so parents/guardians and students must be made aware of this policy If you have concerns about a student, you should not allow the student to begin - arrange to administer the test to that student on a make-up day

62 Refuse to Write/Attempt
The student who enters the testing room but refuses to take the test If the student makes no marks on the test other than the student grid sheet The student will be counted as “Not Attempted ” DO NOT invalidate Return with the To Be Scored documents CBT Click the “END TEST”(AIR) button or “SUBMIT FINAL ANSWERS”(Pearson)

63 Features provided to ALL students
Color contrast Print Size Zoom buttons Highlighter Line Reader Notes Button

64 CBT Accommodations A student with disabilities who has an Individual Educational Plan (IEP) or Section 504 plan may be eligible for regular and/or unique accommodations on statewide assessments.  All accommodations must be documented, must be used regularly during classroom instruction, and must not alter the concepts being assessed. Text-to-speech Screen reader Read Aloud Masking (blocking of areas of text) Other allowable accommodations determined by IEP team (ex: extended time, frequent breaks, etc.)

65 Read Aloud - Reading & Writing Components
Students with an oral presentation accommodation on their IEP/504 plans may have the directions and prompt read aloud to them. The Writing Component of the ELA test has students read a variety of texts and respond to what they have read.  Because this portion of the test assesses reading skills as well as writing skills, the passages may NOT be read aloud to students. Reading Students with an oral presentation accommodation on their IEP/504 plans may have the directions, test questions, and answer choices read aloud to them. The reading passages may NOT be read aloud to students.  For CBT tests, text-to-speech features will be available on the appropriate read-aloud portions for students who are assigned this accommodation in the system.

66 Read Aloud - FSA Mathematics
All mathematics directions, test questions, and answer choices may be read aloud to students with this accommodation (this policy has not changed). For CBT tests, text-to-speech features will be available Any portions of tests that may be read aloud to students may also be signed for students with this accommodation

67 Requesting a Unique Accommodation or a Special Document
Access the Google Doc found in the Bulletin #P CAO/TL/ESE

68 Accommodations Manuals provide information concerning allowable test administration accommodations for students with disabilities and for ELLs Students with disabilities are eligible if Documented in an IEP or 504 Plan are regularly used for instruction

69 Accommodations Must be in the student’s IEP (Individual Educational Plan) or 504 plan (Students under Section 504 Of The Rehabilitation Act) Must not alter content Must be in use in the classroom Must be in use prior to FCAT LEP ESE 504 Regular Temporary A student with the accommodation of extra time must complete session one before continuing to the next session.

70 Flexible Scheduling It is permissible to have a different testing schedule for accommodated students. Testing schedule should be varied to maximize resources. RULES: Must administer the sessions in order Administration must be within the District’s testing window

71 Documenting Accommodations
Security Checklists

72 Documenting Accommodations
For Paper-Pencil Testing Allowable accommodations Must be gridded on answer document by teacher FCAT CELLA

73 Documenting Accommodations
For FCAT 2.0 Reading Retake, FCAT Mathematics Retake and Algebra 1 Retakes Allowable accommodations Must be entered into PearsonAccess after a student completes testing.

74 FSA Student Labels - Preidentified
Grades 4-7 ELA – Writing Component Preprinted student labels will be sorted based on your pregrid sort option selection (additional upload Feb 16th) Grades 3 and 4 ELA, Mathematics Preprinted student labels will be sorted based on your pregrid sort option selection (additional upload March 16th) CBT Paper/pencil accommodated students On demand labels printed at the school CBT pencil/paper accommodated students Any student with an incorrect pre-id label Any new student enrolled at the school Schools will receive blank labels to create On-Demand PreID Labels in TIDE for students who need them. Additional blank labels may be ordered through TIDE, if needed.

75 Other Student Labels - Preidentified
Grades 5 & 8 FCAT 2.0 Science Preprinted student labels will be sorted based on your pregrid sort option selection No on demand printing available FCAT Retakes and NGSSS EOC’s CBT Paper/Pencil accommodated students No labels CELLA Labels based on Survey 7 data FAA Preidentified answer sheets based on Survey 2 data

76 Preidentified Student Labels
Only the school assessment coordinator and other certified school personnel may open the shrink-wrapped packages and affix labels Secure test materials must not be opened prior to specified date Students are not permitted to assist in preparing secure materials before testing or in organizing and returning materials after testing All secure materials must be returned to locked storage and remain there until testing

77 Placing Student Labels
In order for a document to be properly scanned, carefully place the label in the box that reads PLACE STUDENT LABEL HERE on the student grid sheet of each answer document Do not remove a label once they have been placed on an answer document A corrected FSA student label may be placed directly over and incorrect student label. Do not place a student label over another student label for FCAT 2.0 Science or CELLA

78 Preidentified Student Label

79 Preidentified Student Label
Answer Sheet Levels B, C & D Test Book A

80 English Language Learner (ELL) Status
The English Language Learner (ELL) category on student grid sheets no longer records the length of time ELLs have been receiving ESOL services but is now updated to record the length of time ELLs have been enrolled in a U.S. school.

81 Returning Your Test Materials
Detailed instructions on how to return assessment materials will be provided on the Assessment website and/or in a Testing Tidbit

82 Do Not Score (DNS) and UNDO Bubbles
FSA, FCAT and EOC Paper/Pencil CELLA Florida Alternate Assessment

83 FSA English Language Arts - Writing

84 Important Dates February 9-13, 2015 – Schools receive administration manuals February 18-20, 2015 – Schools receive writing materials February 23, 2015 – Schools may open and prepare SECURE materials (NOT BEFORE!) March 2-13, 2015 – CBT administration window March 10, 2015 – PBT administration March 11 – 13, make-up March 13, 2015 – Return materials to a designated drop-off locations between 1:00-3:00 PM or to the Test Distribution Center all day until 4:00 PM

85 Important Information
The test session length for the Spring ELA Writing Test is 90 minutes Students who have not completed testing at the end of 90 minutes may have an additional 30 minutes to complete the test session. Test administrators must allow no less than 90 minutes and no more than 120 minutes per test session (not including extended time accommodations) and Test Administrators must not collect test materials or instruct students to submit computer-based tests until the end of the 90-minute test session. Make up opportunity is mandatory

86 Students to Be Tested All students currently enrolled in Grades 4-11, including retained students, participate in FSA ELA-Writing Grades 4-7 will be administered the paper-based test Grades 8-11 will be administered the computer-based test Except those students with an approved paper-based testing accommodation

87 RETAKES NGSSS Algebra 1, FCAT 2.0 Reading and SSS Mathematics

88 Important Dates February 16-20, 2015 – Schools receive administration manuals March 24-April 10, 2015 – CBT Administration window March 24-April 2, 2015 – PBT administration window (accommodations) April 2, 2015 – TDC Staff picks up accommodated materials April 10, 2015 – Completion of all test session activities MUST occur by 4:00 PM

89 Grades 3 & 4 FSA ELA and Mathematics

90 Important Dates February – Schools receive administration manuals March 10-13, 2015 – Schools receive materials February 23, 2015 – Schools may open and prepare SECURE materials (NOT BEFORE!) March 25 & 26, 2015 – ELA administration March 26 – April 10, 2015 – make up March 31 – April 1, 2015 – math administration April 1 – April 10, 2015 – make up April 10, 2015 – Return materials to a designated drop-off locations between 1:00-3:00 PM or to the Test Distribution Center all day until 4:00 PM

91 Students to Be Tested All eligible students currently enrolled in:
Grade 3 ELA and Mathematics Grade 4 ELA and Mathematics

92 FCAT 2.0 Science

93 Important Dates February 16-20, 2015 – Schools receive administration manuals April 17-21, 2015– Schools receive materials April 22, 2015 – Schools may open and prepare SECURE materials (NOT BEFORE!) April 28 & 29 – grade 5 administration April 29 – May 8, 2015 – make up April 28, 2015 – grade 8 administration April 29-May 8, 2015 – make up May 8, 2015 – Return materials to a designated drop-off locations between 1:00-3:00 PM or to the Test Distribution Center all day until 4:00 PM

94 Students to Be Tested All eligible students currently enrolled in:
Grade 5 Science Grade 8 Science

95 Grades 5-11 FSA ELA and Grades 5-8 FSA Mathematics

96 Important Dates March 23-27, 2015 – Schools receive administration manuals April 13-May 8, 2015 – CBT administration window April 13-24, 2015 – PBT administration window April 24, 2015 – TDC Staff picks up accommodated materials May 8, 2015 – Complete entering student corrections and invalidations into TIDE

97 Students to Be Tested All eligible students currently enrolled in:
Grade 5-11 ELA Grade 5-8 Mathematics Students who are currently enrolled in Algebra 1, Geometry or Algebra 2 course will not be administered their grade level FSA Mathematics test.

98 Resources

99 Work Folders The work folder is a yellow 11x17 paper folded in half. The last page of the folder (back cover) is printed with graph paper For the CBT FSA/FCAT Mathematics, Algebra 1, Biology 1 and Geometry EOC test sessions: For FSA grades 5 Mathematics, two work folders will be provided for each student (one for Session 1 and one for Session 2) For FSA grades 6, 7 and 8 Mathematics, three work folders will be provided for each student (one for Session 1, 2 and Session 3) For EOC’s, students are provided with one work folders to work the problems. One work folder should be sufficient for each student; however, students may request additional folders

100 Work Folders Work folders are to be distributed to students at the beginning of each Mathematics test session Ensure that students have enough desk space to use their folders Once students complete a test session, the test administrator MUST collect all work folders All work folders must be returned in the District Coordinator ONLY box

101 CBT Worksheets Mandatory for each school
Ordered from the Assessment website For each FSA ELA Reading, FCAT 2.0 Reading Retakes, Civics EOC and US History EOC computer-based test session, CBT Worksheets may be provided for students to make notes Scratch paper may not be used The worksheet is an 8 ½ × 11 page that may be distributed to students at the beginning of a test session If your school is providing hard copies of the CBT Worksheet they can be ordered from the Assessment website Students must receive a new worksheet for Session 2 Schools must ensure that students have enough desk space to use their worksheets Once students complete a test session, the test administrator MUST collect all worksheets All worksheets must be returned in the District Coordinator ONLY box

102 Logging on to Workstations
Schools on the district network MUST always use ####FLCBT when logging into workstations. Most calls to the Service Desk concerning problems with CBT are caused because: the wrong domain account was used to log into the computers always use ####FLCBT the wrong URL was used (the default URL is missing FL at the end) always use the URL on the test ticket, which ends with FL (upper case)

103 Infrastructure Trial The Infrastructure Trial test must be run on each workstation prior to the test administration Instructions for running this trial can be found in the Infrastructure Readiness Guide, which is located at Tentatively February 19th District schools (on District network) will receive information on District-wide Infrastructure Trial Charter schools must schedule

104 Certification Tool and Spreadsheet
Must be completed by completed by Friday, February 13, 2015 Middle and high schools complete for both Pearson and FSA Elementary schools complete for FSA only

105 Questions

106 Florida Alternate Assessment

107 Contacts Questions about Test Administration Amy Brown
/PX 48377 Questions about test security and materials Cherie Boone /PX 48855 Tom Cornman /PX 42499

108 Important Dates February 26, 2015 – Anticipated day that schools could begin receiving materials March 2 - April 2, 2015 – Administration window Thursday, April 2, 2015 – Return materials to the Test Distribution Center by 4:00 PM Materials will be picked up from the Glades area schools beginning the morning of Thursday, April 2, 2015

109 Important Information
Test Coordinators are responsible for: the daily distribution, collection secure test materials and returning the secure test materials to a central secure location monitoring testing activities to ensure that testing security policies and procedures are followed working with the ESE staff to ensure that the all of the appropriate students are tested using the correct grade level materials One-sided response booklets are for students who are eye gazers or who use picture exchange as their mode of communication. The use of the one-sided response booklet will require teachers to cut out, organize, and secure the individual materials.  This accommodation should align with what the student uses on a daily basis during classroom instruction.

110 Important Information
Teachers may have access to materials prior to testing for preparation activities Materials MUST be checked out of and back into the locked testing room/storage each day Track materials using Security Checklists Test and Answer Book Security Checklist Auxiliary Materials Security Checklist Student’s MUST be assessed by according to their current TERMS grade level. Rollover occurs before the test administration

111 3 Administrator Qualifications
Who should administer the Florida Alternate Assessment? Student’s special education teacher OR Certified teacher or other licensed professional who has worked extensively with the student AND is trained in Florida Alternate Assessment administration procedures Who should administer the Florida Alternate Assessment? Ideally, the student’s special education teacher, should administer the Florida Alternate Assessment. If that is not possible, the administrator must be a certified teacher, or other licensed professional, who has worked extensively with the student, and is trained in Florida Alternate Assessment procedures. 3

112 Assessment Components
Measured Progress © 2013 Assessment Components Form A or Form B Test Booklet Response Booklet Cards Packets and/or Strips Packets Passage Booklet Scannable Student Answer Sheet Display all components 5 -7

113 Measured Progress © 2013 Form A or Form B All materials match the form of the assessment being administered The correct form of the assessment must be marked on the Scannable Student Answer Sheet Emphasize the importance of marking Form A or Form B and making sure all components are the same form. Highlight only Form A is provided in Braille. 5

114 Scannable Student Answer Sheet
Measured Progress © 2013 Scannable Student Answer Sheet Mark as either Form A or Form B Scoring can be done in the Test Booklet and transferred or may be done directly on the scannable Only TRAINED certified teachers or other licensed professionals may transfer scores It is recommended that scannables and transfers of scores be verified to avoid errors Scores can be recorded in the Test Booklet and then transferred to the answer sheet; otherwise scores may be recorded directly onto the answer sheet. Please note: Only trained certified teachers or other licensed professionals may transfer scores. It is recommended that answer sheets and transfer of scores be reviewed and verified to avoid errors. 7

115 Measured Progress © 2013 Test Security Security of all test materials must be maintained before, during, and after test administration Student specific security numbers are assigned for each secure document Under no circumstances is a student permitted to handle materials prior to administration Materials must be checked out and returned to the school’s secure area each day Refer to the most recent Florida Alternate Assessment Procedural Manual for test security procedures: Security of all test materials must be maintained before, during, and after test administration Although student specific test materials, i.e., test booklets and Scannable Student Answer Sheets, are considered secure materials, teachers may have access to test booklets in addition to the response booklets, cards and strip packets and passage booklets prior to testing in order to become familiar with and to organize the materials. However, these materials must be checked out and returned to the school’s security area each day. Test materials should never remain in classrooms or be taken out of the building overnight. A complete description of all test security policies and procedures can be found in the most recent Florida Alternate Assessment Procedural Manual posted on the FLDOE website : 115

116 Scannable Student Answer Sheet
Measured Progress © 2013 Scannable Student Answer Sheet Official Scores Form A or Form B Demographics Check pre-identified information If no pre-identified information is supplied, complete all areas of the scannable Reasons not Assessed Incorrect Information Defective Answer Sheet Provide attendees with sample scannable and discuss each section. Scannables should be completely filled in using a number 2 pencil. A pre-identified answer sheet will be provided for each student reported in October through the State Student Information Database Survey 2 as participating in alternate assessment. An answer sheet is pre-identified if the student demographic fields have been preprinted. Check to be sure all information is accurate. If a student is not assessed with the Florida Alternate Assessment, a reason must be indicated on the answer sheet. If any pre-identified student information is missing or incorrect, the correct information must be entered in the Student Demographic Information Corrections section If a defective answer sheet is identified before or during the assessment, use a replacement non-pre-identified answer sheet 40-51

117 40-51 Important Scoring Reminders
Scores may be recorded in the Test Booklet or directly on the Scannable Student Answer Sheet Only certified teachers or other licensed professionals trained in administration procedures may transfer scores Score as you go - Mark student’s scores after completing the administration of each item The correct answer is listed in the Student will column of the Test Booklet and should not be in student’s direct line of sight Let’s now review some important scoring reminders. Scores may be recorded in the Test Booklet, or, directly on the Scannable Student Answer Sheet. Only certified teachers, or other licensed professionals, who are trained in administration procedures, may transfer scores from the Test Booklet to the answer sheet. It is strongly recommended, that transferred scores be verified by another teacher, or administrator, who is trained, AND has experience in administering the alternate assessment. Remember to score as you go and, record student scores after completing the administration of EACH item. The correct answers to test items are provided in the "Student will" column of the Test Booklet; and therefore should NOT be in the student’s direct line of sight. 40-51

118 40-51 Important Scoring Reminders
Double check all Scannable Student Answer Sheets to avoid coding errors Errors may result in a student receiving “NO SCORE” Check for incorrect or missing pre-identified information Be careful to avoid common errors Incomplete academic area Too many marks bubbled for an item Incorrect academic area completed Incorrect grade indicated Please double check all Scannable Student Answer Sheets to avoid coding errors. Errors may result in a student receiving “NO SCORE” indicating not enough information provided to calculate a valid score. Verifying scores will help avoid the most common teacher coding errors. Check for incorrect or missing pre-identified information to carefully enter correct information. [ask participants to refer to the examples in the “Common Errors” section of manual] Check all responses to avoid common errors such as An incomplete academic area: No response bubbled in for an item. Too many marks bubbled for an item. More than one response bubbled in for an item. Incorrect academic area or grade level completed. Incorrect grade in Student Demographic Information section. This may occur if a student changes grades mid-year. Be sure to indicate the correct grade in the Student Demographic Information Corrections section. 40-51

119 Materials

120 Materials

121 Questions

122 CELLA

123 Contacts Questions about Test Administration Noel Elvir
/PX 25944 Questions about test security and materials Cherie Boone /PX 48855 Tom Cornman /PX 42499

124 Schedule February 3 – 7, 2015 – Schools receive materials (including training materials) February 17 – April 2, 2015 – Administration window April 2, 2015 – CELLA materials returned to the Test Distribution Center by 4:00 PM Late May 2015 – Score reports

125 Exemptions Students taking FAA are NOT exempt from CELLA

126 Students to be Tested ALL LYs (identified as LY by 2/17/15) to be tested EDW Report - RTSLA0365 It is suggested that schools run this report weekly throughout the testing window to ensure all students are tested Students MUST be administered ALL sections of CELLA Speaking (one-on-one) Listening Reading Writing

127 (Level A Extension is administered to
Test Levels Test Levels Grade Levels Assessed Level A Grades K-2 (Level A Extension is administered to Grade 2 ONLY) Level B Grades 3-5 Level C Grades 6-8 Level D Grades 9-12

128 Important Information
Test Coordinators are responsible for distributing, collecting, and returning the testing materials monitoring testing activities to ensure that testing security policies and procedures are followed working with the ESOL staff to ensure that the all of the appropriate students are tested using the correct grade level materials Materials MUST be checked out of and back into the locked testing room/storage each day Test Administrators may translate directions to entire classes, ONLY if all ELLs in the class speak the same heritage language Individual administration of all four sections of the CELLA is required for kindergarten students

129 Important Information
Test Administrators are required to assign the Level A, B, C, or D Student Test Book by writing the student’s name in the upper-right corner box on the front cover. This requirement does not apply to the Level A One-on-One Prompt Book. Students are permitted to write in an assigned Student Test Book. This does not apply to the Level A One-on-One Prompt Book. New for FY15 - Test Administrators are required to print their name and grid the test section(s) administered on the student’s answer sheet for accountability purposes.  (Back cover & Pg. 39 Level A, Front & Pg. 2 of Level B, C & D Answer Sheets) For any test section of the CELLA that the student could not be assessed, a reason must be indicated on the answer sheet. If a student is not assessed and the reason is not listed, the Test Administrator must attach documentation of the situation to the CELLA Administration Record/Security Checklist. Documents with gridded Reason Not Assessed bubbles are to be returned with the To-Be-Scored materials. ELL status is not printed on the PreID labels; however, the ELL status is provided on the PreID Roster Schools do not need to grid the missing ELL Status on a preidentified answer document

130 Test Materials

131 Remember It is your responsibility to package all materials correctly for processing and score reporting Mispackaged materials will delay reporting of student results

132 Questions

133 Spring Grade 2 Diagnostic Tests

134


Download ppt "Spring 2015 Test Coordinators Pretest Workshop"

Similar presentations


Ads by Google