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1 Reading, Mathematics, and Science Assessments 2014 Administration Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) Test Administrator TrainingReading, Mathematics, and Science Assessments2014 Administration11
2 FCAT Administration Window FCAT Reading (2.0) & Math Retake: April 7 – April 11 (+14 & 15 makeups)FCAT Paper: April 22 – April 25 (see session schedule)FCAT CBT Week 1: April 21 – April 25 (28-30 as makeups)Grades 6 ,7 and 10 ReadingFCAT CBT Week 2: April 28 – May 1 (5-7 as makeups)Grades 8 & 9 reading and 5 & 6 MathRefer to specific schedule for each grade levelFollow exact testing time and day for each sessionRefer to the 2014 FCAT Session Schedule Document posted to the Student Assessment and Research Website. Do not deviate from this schedule.Pay attention to Computer Based Testing Weeks and those subjects that have two sessions over two days or two sessions in one day.Retakes are April 7th – 11th. Must start computer based testing on the 7th
3 Page 1 and 2 of the 2014 FCAT Session Schedule located at: http://www * Only selected students with specific accommodations will have paper materials for the CBT grade levels/subject areas.
4 What’s New for FCAT 20141.) Changes to the student Testing Rules Acknowledgement for students to sign or check off (CBT)2.) Accommodations offered and used are to be marked on the administration record3.) Test Administrator should print the CBT Test Administrator Quick Reference Guide available at4.) TestHear and Math Retake Scripts are available at5.)When adding new students for retakes be careful to use the Alternate Passing Score Flag correctlyCarefully review additional WHAT’S NEW and REMINDER items regarding FCAT in the first few pages of the 2014 Test Administration ManualSome Grade 4 Reading Test and Answer Book forms contain items that say, There is no Number ____ in this Test Book.” There are no answer bubbles. The item instructs the student to continue to the next item or page.Students are considered to be in possession of an Electronic Device if it is within arm’s reach, even if it not visible.Students should not have cell phones in their pockets, clipped to their belts or anywhere that can be easily accessed during testingSchools may take preventative measures as they see fit. Some suggestions included: Checking electronic devices at the door in plastic tubs or reiterating the rules via letter to the parents.Make sure to read ALL the other Reminders on page viii and ix of Testing Admin. Manual
5 Special Groups* *Scores not aggregated with district/school data Home Education Students: #9998McKay Scholarship Students: #3518NO SPECIAL CODES FOR Hospital Homebound StudentsFlorida Virtual School Students:Florida Virtual School Full Time: Packaged in Separate Envelope: District #71; School #0300 (EL/MS) or #0400 (HS)Florida Virtual Academy: Packaged in Separate Envelope: District #06; School #5059*Scores not aggregated with district/school data*Packaged separately for return and scoring
6 Administration Accommodations ESE/504 studentsPresentationRespondingSchedulingSettingAssistive DevicesELL studentsFlexible settingFlexible schedulingAdditional TimeAssistance in heritage languageDictionaryIt is very important that only those Accommodations on each students’ IEP or LEP plan be given per appendix A of the 2014 FCAT Test Administration manuals
7 Make-Up ProceduresMake-up testing may begin on Day 2 of the testing windowDistribute make-up materials on day of testingMaterials to be returned immediately after each make-up sessionMaintain test security during make-upsMaintain separate Seating Charts and Admin Records.Session 1 must be given prior to session 2.
8 Additional Materials Calculators Mathematics Reference Sheets Grades 7-8 and Retake Students during Mathematics Tests (CBT students can use either the online calculator or a calculator provided by the school)Grade 8 during Science TestsGrades 3-6, calculators are NOT allowedMathematics Reference SheetsGrades 5-8 and Retake Students during Mathematics Tests(Grade 5 & 6 may use online or a paper copy made by the school)Science Reference Sheets/Periodic TablesCBT Worksheets (CBT Reading) & Work Folders (CBT Math)For each FCAT 2.0 Reading assessment schools may make a copy of the Reading Worksheet for a student to use in each Reading SessionWork folders are provided for each CBT Math Session.RulersSession 2 of Grades 3 and 4 (FCAT) Mathematics contains items that require a ruler. Do not distribute for session 1Make absolutely sure that the correct materials are being provided for the grade/subject area you are administering.Supply of calculators has been provided by FDOE. No other calculators may be used.Student will remove Math Reference Sheets and Science Reference Sheets/Periodic Tables from the test books on the day of the appropriate test.Test Administrator should collect Math reference Sheets and Science Reference Sheets/Periodic Tables and securely destroy them or return them to Student Assessment.
9 Grade Level/ Content Assessed Student Grid SheetRegistration MarkGrade Level/ Content AssessedStudent Information(must be completed by the student)Form CodeSecurity Number AreaStudent Demographic InformationStudent Label AreaTiming TracksSchool Use OnlyDNS and UNDO bubblesRegistration Mark
10 Using Preidentified Documents Use the label if ALL of the following information is correct (even if other information is incorrect)Grid any missing information in the appropriate sections of the grid sheet.Student NameIdentification Number: Use the student’s External Number from TERMSDistrict/School NumberGrade level
11 TEST INVALIDATIONThere are DNS bubbles for each Test Book/Test and Answer Book :11
12 Test InvalidationCheating or possession of an electronic device Grid ONLY the DNS bubble for that testDefective used answer document,Incorrect preidentified information on a used document, orLabel placed in the wrong spot on the test document- Grid ALL DNS bubbles on the document. - Do NOT attempt to remove a gummed label.
13 Possible Test Invalidation Illness during testing, disruptive behavior OR Incorrect time- Determine if invalidation is appropriate based on whether the student had enough time to respond completely to the test questions.- Grid ALL DNS bubbles on the document6. Other inconsistencies in administration may be cause for invalidation i.e. visual aids, timing, administration of accommodations etc. – School should call Student Assessment*For CBT invalidations contact your School Coordinator
14 Do NOT Invalidate Student withdrew before testing Student absent during entire testing windowUnused defective answer documentUnused incorrect preidentified information- Return with NOT TO BE SCORED materials.- Do NOT attempt to remove a label.
15 Defective Test Book Before testing: During testing: Give the student a replacement test bookReturn with NOT TO BE SCORED materialsDuring testing:Give the student another test book to continue workingUse a book with the same form number if possible15
16 Defective Answer Document Before testing:Give the student a replacement blank, non-preidentified answer documentHand-grid the student information on the grid sheet of the replacement documentReturn defective document with NOT TO BE SCORED materialsDuring testingGive another document to continue workingAFTER the session and under supervision allow the student to transfer answers to the new documentHand-grid the student information on the new document16
17 Test Security Do NOT: Read, reveal, or copy test items Interpret or read items to studentsChange or interfere with student responsesRead or copy student responsesCause achievement of school to be inaccurately measured or reportedFail to follow security procedures and test administration directionsFlorida State Rule prohibits activities that may threaten the integrity of the test. See Appendix B of T. A. M.
18 ProctorsPaper Based Assessments: 1-30 students can be tested by the Test Administrator, requires one additional proctor and requires two additional proctor.Computer Based Assessments: 1-25 students can be tested by the Test Administrator, requires one proctor in addition to the TA and requires two proctors in addition to the TA.“Administrative Assistants”School system personnel:prepare and distribute test materials/complete student grid sheets under direct supervision of certified educator (if not certified)Non-school system volunteers:serve as extra set of eyes ONLYProctors may NOT assist in rooms where their family members are tested.Proctors must:Be informed of test security laws and rules prohibiting any activities that may threaten the integrity of the test.Every proctor who monitors a testing room for any length of time must sign a Security Log for that room.
19 Test SecurityAll School Coordinators, School Administrators, Test Administrators, and Proctors must read and sign the FCAT Administration and Security AgreementTest Administrators must read and sign the prohibited activities agreementNever leave materials unsecuredCount materials each time they change handsReturn materials to school coordinator as soon as possibleRecord security numbers
22 Test Group Code: SEAL Codes: Test Group Codes information is required for all Reading, Math, and Science Tests for Grades 3-10 & Retakes (including CBT):CBT: Paper:SEAL Codes:A Seal Code is a 4-digit code used to open the 2nd session of a Reading or Math 2.0 CBT Test. DO NOT use the SEAL code until session 2
24 Security Numbers Track materials using security numbers Distribute materials sequentiallyMaintain complete list and verify each document is returnedDocument number ranges each time the materials are distributed and collectedNote unused materialsRecord information on the Admin Record/Security ChecklistDo not record the last out of sequence “check digit”
26 Administration Record/Security Checklist Test Administrator's must maintain the following information :ALL Students Assigned to Testing RoomAttendance Information:(P) Present(PI) Present but Invalidated(A) Absent(W) WithdrawnTest Group Code (Grades 3-10 & Retakes)Accommodations provided and usedSecurity Number(s) Assigned to Each StudentThis document or a session roster is also required for CBT roomsTest Coordinator should make a copy of ALL required administration information for future reference. Return the originals to Student Assessment Office.
28 Before Testing CBT and PBT Read manual and attend training at your schoolSign and return the “Test Administration and Security Agreement” and “Test Administrator Prohibited Activities Agreement” found in Appendix CPrepare room for testingHave plan in place to collect electronic devicesRemove or cover all visual aidsPost Do Not Disturb signsAssemble materials needed for testingReceive test books and answer documentsReceive and prepare additional materialsPrepare Test Group Codes, Admin Record & Seating ChartKnow your school’s option for collecting materials
29 Options for Collecting Materials Option A: Students close the test book and sit quietly with materials in front of them until everyone has finished.Option B: Students raise their hands when finished; Test Administrators collect materials. Students sit quietly until everyone has finished.Option C: Students raise their hands when finished; Test Administrators collect materials. Students are permitted to read a book, but may not write, until everyone has finished.
30 During Testing CBT and PBT MOVE AROUND THE ROOMHave students clear their desksUse #2 pencil ONLYNo scratch paper or electronic devicesDistribute materials, preidentified & blankRead scripts VERBATIMKeep accurate timeMaintain test security, Admin Record and security documents
31 After Testing CBT and PBT Collect test materialsNotify School Coordinator of any missing materialsRemove reference sheets/rulersCheck DNS and UNDO bubblesCompleteAdministration Record/Security ChecklistFCAT Seating Charts. Front and Back of Room and which direction facing.Online Comment Form
32 Material Return PBTStack materials using cover sheets (in Appendix C):Absent students (hold for make-up)School TO BE SCOREDHome Education, McKay, CTC, and Florida Virtual School TO BE SCOREDTest Administration Security LogCompleted Administration Record/Security Checklist and FCAT Seating ChartAll NOT TO BE SCORED materials
33 Before Computer Based Testing Before CBT Testing complete PBT activities plus…Ensure that each student taking a CBT has taken the EPAT practice test for either TestNav or TestHear (accommodated forms).Ensure that your School Testing Coordinator has set up your sessions in PearsonAccess, has started each session and has provided you with Session Rosters, Required Administration Information, Test Group and SEAL codes, Seating Charts and an option for collecting materials (A or B).Ensure that your School Test Coordinator has provided you with Work Folders, CBT Worksheets, Reading Worksheets Reading Passage Booklets (if necessary) and Student Authorization TicketsRemind students to submit their tests but not to exit TestNav or TestHear upon completion of the Test3333
34 During Computer Based Testing During Testing-Ensure that no student is looking at another student’ s computer monitor. Use privacy screens.Note the accommodations provided on the Administration Record and Security ChecklistIf a student logs out for any reason (lunch, break, etc...) a staff member must resume their session in Pearson Access. Then the student may resume testing.3434
35 After Computer Based Testing After Testing-Collect and return:Test Administration Security LogCompleted Administration Record/Security Checklist (or session roster) and FCAT Seating ChartWork Folders, Worksheets, Paper Reference Sheets, Reading Passage Booklets (Online Reading Retake Accommodation only) Session Rosters and Student Authorization Tickets3535
36 Cannot Login to TestNav Prior to testing:Ensure that the appropriate link, username and password has been indicated in TestNav per the Student Authorization TicketIf you receive an Early Warning System (EWS) message, follow the prompts to resolve that issue. These are listed at the following linkDistrict staff and Pearson technical assistance are available to help with login issues.During testing:If a student is kicked out or logs out of a test at any time a staff member must resume their session in Pearson Access. Then the student may resume testing at any work station that has TestNav installed on it. Answers will be accessible on the new machine.36
37 On-Line Comment FormsGo to and click the support tab, then the Spring RMS link.
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