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  • Fall 2011 FCAT Mathematics Retake FCAT Reading Retake FCAT 2.0 Reading Retake TRAINING MATERIALS
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  • Training Materials These materials cover information from the Fall 2011 Computer-Based Test Administration Manual, the Fall 2011 Reading and Mathematics Retake Test Administration Manual (paper-based), and the Fall 2011 Computer-Based Test Accommodations Guide. Unless specified (PBT = Paper-Based Test Administration or CBT = Computer-Based Test Administration), the information on these slides refers to all administrations. Available online at: www.FLAssessments.com/FallRetake www.FLAssessments.comwww.FLAssessments.com links are redirects for materials posted to www.PearsonAccess.com/fl. www.PearsonAccess.com/fl 2
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  • Glossary of Terms PearsonAccess www.pearsonaccess.com/flwww.pearsonaccess.com/fl A website used for almost all test preparation (e.g., PreID), setup, administration, and reporting tasks. Correct test administration must be selected each time you log in. Requires a username and password. Links to support materials: www.FLAssessments.com/FallRetake www.FLAssessments.com/AdditionalResources www.FLAssessments.com/FallRetake www.FLAssessments.com/AdditionalResources PearsonAccess will timeout after 14 minutes of inactivity. 3
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  • Glossary of Terms PearsonAccess Training Center Accessed from the Training Center tab on PearsonAccess Home page. Provides an opportunity to Practice PearsonAccess tasks Manage the Infrastructure Trial in preparation for testing Requires a username and password. 4
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  • Glossary of Terms Proctor Caching is a process of loading or caching test content locally on a computer at the school level. Does not require a separate caching server and can run on any workstation on the network that meets minimum requirements. Proctor Caching software is provided by Pearson. Reduces test delays due to network congestion. Provides students with a more seamless testing experience. Required for all FCAT/FCAT 2.0/EOC computer-based testing in Florida. 5
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  • Glossary of Terms TestNav 6.9 (TestNav) Platform for Floridas high-stakes computer-based statewide assessments. Software application installed either on a file server or on each computer that will be used for testing. 6 Note: This is the URL used for testing this Fall; it is different from the URL used for the Infrastructure Trial.
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  • Glossary of Terms TestHear Platform used to deliver accommodated forms (e.g., large print, zoom, color contrast, screen reader, assistive devices) for Floridas high- stakes computer-based statewide assessments. Software application installed on each computer that will be used to test students who require computer-based accommodations. TestHear will operate on Windows PC workstations and on Macintosh workstations that have Mac OS 10.5 or later installed and are running Windows (e.g., via Boot Camp). TestHear will not work on Mac OS X 10.4 or on Macs that cannot also run Windows. 7
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  • ePAT Electronic Practice Assessment Tool Provides students an opportunity to practice using the computer- based platform prior to testing. An ePAT is required for every test a student will take this year. Please keep a record of students taking each ePAT. Available for download at www.FLAssessments.com/ePATs.www.FLAssessments.com/ePATs Download ePAT launcher separately from test content. Accommodated ePATs are also available. Launcher is bundled with the practice test content for accommodated forms. Scripts and instructions for downloading ePATs are under the Resources tab. 8 Glossary of Terms
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  • Pearson Support and PearsonAccess Contact Pearson Support Phone Number: 1-877-847-3043 E-mail: Florida@support.pearson.comFlorida@support.pearson.com Appendix C in the Fall 2011 CBT Manual provides the following information: PearsonAccess User Accounts FDOE distributed instructions for setting up user accounts to district assessment coordinators. Browser requirements Logging in for the first time Resetting passwords Training Center Test Setup Exercise 9
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  • Fall 2011 Retakes Test Administration Schedule TestTesting WindowDuration FCAT Reading Week 1: October 10-14 or Week 2: October 17-21 (our PBT week) Untimed FCAT 2.0 Reading* FCAT Mathematics *FCAT 2.0 Reading is divided into two sessions, which must be administered over two days during the testing window. Each session may last no longer than half of a typical school day. Districts have selected one of the two weeks to administer paper-based test(s). Computer-based tests may be administered over two weeks, if necessary. October 24 October 26: Additional make-up days for CBT tests ONLY Any deviation from this schedule requires written approval from the FDOE prior to implementation. 10
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  • Manuals 11 Three manuals are provided for this administration: Fall 2011 Reading & Mathematics Retake Test Administration Manual (Fall 2011 Retake Manual - printed and posted) Instructions for paper-based accommodations (regular print, large print, braille, and one-item-per-page) and for schools participating in paper-based administration of Reading Retake Fall 2011 Reading & Mathematics Retake Computer-Based Test Administration Manual (Fall 2011 CBT Manual - printed and posted) Instructions for computer-based administration Fall 2011 Computer-Based Test Accommodations Guide (Fall 2011 Accommodations Guide - posted only) Instructions for computer-based accommodated test forms (large print, color contrast, zoom, screen reader, assistive devices) Information from all three documents is included in these training materials.
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  • Manuals 12
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  • Whats New for Fall 2011 District and school personnel must be familiar with all three manuals, as applicable. The four-function calculators distributed by the FDOE, formerly referred to as FCAT calculators, are now called approved four- function calculators and are the only calculators that can be used for this administration (except for approved calculators for students with visual impairments). 13
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  • Whats New for Fall 2011 Students are now required to sign/agree to a pledge that states that they will not give or receive unauthorized help and they acknowledge that such help is cheating. Schools must ensure students take the correct Reading Retake test (FCAT or FCAT 2.0). Check the test books carefully before distributing (paper-based) and/or ensure students are assigned to the correct form (computer-based). 14
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  • The FCAT 2.0 Reading Retake is divided into two sessions and must be administered over two days. Test administrators must carefully monitor students to ensure they do not work in the wrong session. For the computer-based FCAT 2.0 Reading Retake delivered via TestNav, a seal code is used to separate the sessions. For the accommodated computer-based FCAT 2.0 Reading Retake delivered via TestHear, test administrators must ensure students only complete questions 1-27 on Session 1 (day 1) and complete questions 28-53 on Session 2 (day 2). There are no seals or stop signs between sessions. For the paper-based FCAT 2.0 Reading Retake, Session 2 of the test and answer book is sealed. 15 Whats New for Fall 2011
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  • Test administrators must maintain an accurate seating chart for each group of students testing in the same room. In the Fall 2011 Retake Manual, Special Documents Instructions have been organized into test administrator and school assessment coordinator sections. Test administrator instructions for administering tests to students using large print materials (paper-based) have been enhanced. 16 Whats New for Fall 2011
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  • The FCAT/FCAT 2.0 Administration and Security Agreement has been revised to emphasize the importance of proper training and possible consequences of test administration irregularities. Accommodated computer-based test forms (large print, color contrast, zoom, screen reader, assistive devices) will be accessed using TestHear software. Instructions are in the Fall 2011 Accommodations Guide. 17 Whats New for Fall 2011
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  • For paper-based and computer-based administrations: Inappropriate actions by school or district personnel before, during, or after test administration may result in consequences including test invalidations and/or loss of teaching certification. Students may not have any electronic or recording devices at their desks, in their pockets, or anywhere they can reach them during testing, even if the devices are turned off or the students do not use them. If a student begins a test and leaves campus without finishing, he or she will NOT be allowed to complete that test. 18 Reminders for Fall 2011
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  • For paper-based and computer-based administrations: Forms and materials for test administration can be found at www.FLAssessments.com/FallRetake. www.FLAssessments.com/FallRetake Manuals must be provided to itinerant teachers in time for them to prepare, and itinerant teachers must be included in test administrator training. School assessment coordinators and test administrators must maintain certain required administration information, as directed by the district assessment coordinator. 19 Reminders for Fall 2011
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  • For computer-based testing only: Test Administrator user accounts are available in P

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