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2012 Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT/FCAT 2.0). Reading, Mathematics, and Science Assessments Elementary School Training. Test Administration Manuals. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • *2012 Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT/FCAT 2.0)Reading, Mathematics, and Science AssessmentsElementary School Training

  • *Test Administration ManualsThese training materials are designed to highlight important information regarding test administration policies and procedures. Not all information from the test administration manual is included in this presentation, so it is imperative that district and school staff read and familiarize themselves with all information in the manual in addition to using these training materials.

  • *FCAT Session Schedule: Week 1

    Day 1 Monday, April 16Grades 3, 4, 5Reading Session 170 minutes Day 2 Tuesday, April 17Grade 3, 4, 5Reading Session 270 minutesAll GradesMake-up TestingDay 3 Wednesday, April 18Grade 3, 4, 5Mathematics Session 170 minutesAll GradesMake-up TestingDay 4 Thursday, April 19Grade 3, 4, 5Mathematics Session 270 minutesAll GradesMake-up TestingDay 5 Friday, April 20All GradesMake-up Testing

  • *FCAT Session Schedule: Week 2

    Day 6 Monday, April 23All GradesMake-up TestingDay 7 Tuesday, April 24Grade 5Science Session 180 minutesAll GradesMake-up TestingDay 8 Wednesday, April 25Grade 5Science Session 280 minutesGrades 4 & 5Make-up TestingDay 9 and 10 Thursday, April 26 and Friday, April 27Grades 4 & 5Make-up Testing

  • * Whats New for FCAT/FCAT 2.0 2012

  • *Whats New for FCAT 2012

    STUDENT PLEDGE Prior to testing, students are required to read and sign a student pledge. If a student refuses to sign, this must be noted in the record of required administration information, but the student should be allowed to test.Location of student pledge:Test Book/Test and Answer Book RMSPage after the Welcome Screen CBT

  • *Whats New for FCAT 2012

    TEST ADMINISTRATORSALL test administrators must be certified educators.

    Test administrators are required to sign a Test Administrator Prohibited Activities Agreement in addition to a Security Agreement. Certification numbers must be recorded on this document.

    The FCAT/FCAT 2.0 Administration and Security Agreement has been revised to emphasize the importance of proper training and the possible consequences of test administration irregularities.NOTE: Printed Spring RMS Manuals contain an incorrect version of the agreement in Appendix C. Copies of the correct version will be sent with manual shipments. The manual posted to PearsonAccess contains the correct version, and the correct agreement is also posted as a separate PDF. Please ensure the correct agreement is distributed to appropriate staff. The CBT manual contains the correct agreement.

  • *Whats New for FCAT 2012SEATING CHARTS MANDATED BY DOETest administrators are required to maintain an accurate seating chart for each group of students in their rooms during testing.

    All seating charts must indicate the front and back of the room, as well as the direction the students are facing. If students are moved to a different location during testing, a new seating chart must be created and maintained for this location.

  • *Whats New for FCAT 2012CHAIN OF CUSTODY FORM REQUIREDThe Test Materials Chain of Custody Form will be used at the school level to track test materials at all times.

    The following will be tracked.District Name School Name/NumberLocation of Locked Storage RoomNames of Persons with Access to the Locked Storage Room/LocationDate Materials Arrived at the SchoolDate Shrink-Wrapped Test Material Packages are OpenedDate Materials are Returned to the District Names, Locations, Actions, Times/Dates, and Signatures for any handling of materials. Please note that a certified educator must be present at all times that test materials are handled .

  • *RETURN LABELSBLUE labels Grade 3 TO BE SCORED MaterialsRED labels Grades 4 8 TO BE SCORED MaterialsPEACH labels Grades 9, 10, and Retake TO BE SCORED MaterialsWHITE labels TO BE SCORED Special DocumentsYELLOW labels All NOT TO BE SCORED Materials, including Special DocumentsWhats New for FCAT 2012

  • *Whats New for FCAT 2012Only FOUR elements are now required to be correct on all student PreID labels: Student nameStudent ID numberDistrict numberSchool number

    If this information is correct, even if other information, including grade level, is incorrect, use the label.

    If any of this information is incorrect, grid the correct information on a new test document.

  • *GRADE 5 FCAT 2.0 SCIENCETwo 80-minute sessions over two daysNO reference sheetTest Book and Answer Book

    Whats New for FCAT 2012

  • *Whats New for FCAT 2012

    Districts must make arrangements to test Florida Virtual School (FLVS) Full-Time public school students, as well as other virtual program students, per Section 1002.45(6)b, Florida Statutes (F.S

    Materials for K8 Virtual Continuity (Florida Virtual Academy) Program students will no longer be returned in separate envelopes. Schools will fill out a Document Count Form for these students and return them as they would other special program students

  • *Whats New for FCAT 2012

    Each large print test materials kit contains a regular print answer document. School/district personnel are responsible for preparing the grid sheet of the regular print answer document and returning it with the large print test materials. The students responses will be transcribed into the regular print document by the contractor.

    Braille test books have been divided into separate volumes.The braille tests for Grades 310 FCAT 2.0 Reading, Grades 38 FCAT 2.0 Mathematics, Grades 5 and 8 FCAT 2.0 Science, and FCAT 2.0 Reading Retake include separate volumes for Session 1 and Session 2. The braille tests for FCAT Reading Retake and FCAT Mathematics Retake are divided into Volume 1 and Volume 2.

  • * Reminders for FCAT 2012

  • *Reminders for FCAT 2012Inappropriate 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. The daily session schedule and session lengths for this administration differ from previous administrations. Districts must not deviate from this schedule without prior written approval from the FDOE.

  • *Reminders for FCAT 2012District assessment coordinators must ensure that all school administrators, school assessment coordinators, test administrators, and proctors receive adequate training prior to test administration.All personnel involved in test administration must read and sign an FCAT/FCAT 2.0 Administration and Security Agreement (corrected version provided online and in manual shipments).Test administrators must sign a Test Administrator Prohibited Activities Agreement, also provided in Appendix C. Remember that a Florida Educator Certification Number must be written on this document.

  • *Reminders for FCAT 2012Nothing is allowed on desks except test materialsSTUDENTS IN POSSESION OF AN ELECTRONIC DEVICES = MUST INVALIDATENO SCRATCH PAPERNO NOTES

  • *If a student starts a test and leaves without finishing (for an appointment, illness, etc.), he/she will NOT be allowed to complete the testNo exceptions will be made once the student leaves the schools campus; therefore, if you have concerns about a student, you should not allow the student to begin Instead, consider administering the test on one of the make-up days

    Reminders for FCAT 2012

  • *A student with the accommodation of extra time must complete one session before continuing to the next session.Test administrators are required to use ALL of the allotted time in each session and should not end a session early.FCAT 2.0 Rulers for Session 2 only of Grades 3 and 4 Mathematics will be provided on perforated sheets with other test materials. Rulers must not be distributed for Session 1.

    Reminders for FCAT 2012

  • *Test administrators must NOT administer the FCAT to their family members. Students who are related to their assigned test administrator should be reassigned to an alternate test administratorManuals must be provided to itinerant teachers well in advance of the FCAT

    Reminders for FCAT 2012

  • *Reminders for FCAT 2012There is only one type of Document Count Form for the Reading, Mathematics, Science, and Retake documents, including all special documents (large print, braille, one-item-per-page). You still need to fill out one document count form per each grade level and TBS document type.The accuracy of the NUMBER OF TO BE SCORED documents on Document Count Forms should be verified prior to returning materials. An inaccurate number on the form will delay the scanning process.Schools must adhere to the daily testing schedule distributed by the Student Assessment Department.

  • *Reminders for FCAT 2012Three Options for Collecting Materials:

    Option A: Students close the test book and sit quietly with materials in front of them until everyone is finished

    Option B: Students raise their hands when finished, Test Administrator collect materials. Students sit quietly until everyone has finished

    Option C: Students raise their hands when finished; Test Administrator collect materials. Students are permitted to read a book, but may not write, until everyone has finished

  • *Students to be testedReading and Mathematics: Grades 310Grades 10Adult (AD) Students:Students who entered Grade 9 in Fall 2009 and beyond participate in Grade 10 FCAT 2.0 Reading/FCAT 2.0 Reading Retake. First-time Grade 10 students who entered Grade 9 in Fall 2010 and beyond do NOT take an FCAT/FCAT 2.0 Mathematics test. Students enrolled in Grade 10 participate in FCAT 2.0 Reading regardless of any ACT or SAT concordant scores on file.Sci


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