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  • FALL 2014 FCAT MATHEMATICS AND

    FCAT 2.0 READING RETAKE

    SCHOOL ASSESSMENT COORDINATOR’S TRAINING PACKET

    Student Assessment and Educational Testing Assessment, Research, and Data Analysis

    Miami-Dade County Public Schools

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    M-DCPS FALL 2014 FCAT/FCAT 2.0 RETAKE ADMINISTRATION SCHEDULE*

    Notes: *The Reading and Mathematics Retake assessments are computer-based only. Computer-based testing (CBT) sessions may be scheduled during the entire two-week testing window, October 6 – 17, 2014. ** The FCAT 2.0 Reading Retake is administered as 2 sessions over two days, and students may take up to half of a typical school day to complete each test session. The FCAT Mathematics Retake is administered as 1 session, and students may take up to the length of a typical school day to complete the test, but must complete the test in one day. ***All paper accommodations (for students with documented accommodations only) must be administered on the first week of the testing window (October 6-10).

    Grade Level

    Day 1 Monday,

    October 6

    Day 2 Tuesday, October 7

    Day 3 Wednesday,

    October 8

    Day 4

    Thursday, October 9

    Day 5 Friday,

    October 10

    Day 6 Monday,

    October 13

    Day 7

    Tuesday, October 14

    Day 8 Wednesday, October 15

    Day 9

    Thursday, October 16

    Day 10 Friday,

    October 17

    10+- Adult

    Mathematics and Reading Retake** Computer-Based Testing

    Mathematics and Reading Retake

    All Paper-based Testing***

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    Fall 2014 FCAT/FCAT 2.0 Retake Schedule of Activities

    School Assessment Coordinator Technology Coordinator

    September 8 Optional training for new test chairpersons at ITS computer lab. -

    September 8-10 High Schools and Alternative Centers: Delivery of FCAT/FCAT 2.0 Retake test administration manuals via Comet Delivery Services. Verify shipment.

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    September 9-11

    Carry out school-wide Fall 2014 Infrastructure Trial (if the trial was not conducted for the Fall 3013 EOC administration).

    Carry out school-wide Fall 2014 Infrastructure Trial.

    Complete the Infrastructure Trial Survey available at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/3Z3PCGW.

    September 15 – October 3

    Complete training test administrators and proctors.

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    Create accounts and reset passwords for test administrators in PearsonAccess operational site.

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    September 17- October 1

    View mandatory Fall 2014 FCAT/FCAT 2.0 Retake School Assessment Coordinator Screencast Training.

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    Complete the Fall 2014 FCAT/FCAT 2.0 Retake Screencast Verification Form located at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/GVNPTKP.

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    September 25 Deadline for eligible adult education students to register for the Fall 2014 FCAT/FCAT 2.0 Retake administration.

    -

    September 29 - 30 High Schools and Alternative Centers: Delivery of FCAT/FCAT 2.0 Retake paper-based materials including VI materials (if applicable), PreID student labels, and rosters via Comet Delivery Services. Verify shipment.

    -

    September 29 - October 2

    Adult Education Centers: School assessment coordinators pick up FCAT/FCAT 2.0 Retake manuals at TDC by 3:30 PM.

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    September 29 - October 3

    Verify student information. Complete scheduling activities. Print Student Authorization Tickets, Session Rosters, and Seal Codes, as applicable.

    Configure browser settings for the Proctor Cache computer. Install visual barriers.

    Cache FCAT/FCAT 2.0 Retake test sessions and make-up sessions, as needed.

    Assist school assessment coordinator with proctor caching, as needed.

    October 6 - 10 Paper-based administration of FCAT/FCAT 2.0 Retake (eligible students with accommodations) (see specific administration schedule).

    -

    October 6 - 17

    Computer-based administration of FCAT/FCAT 2.0 Retake for eligible students (see specific administration schedule). Manually START test sessions. Resume students as required. Monitor test sessions.

    Run Proctor Caching during testing. Assist test administrators and school assessment coordinator during testing.

    Mark tests complete and STOP test sessions. Invalidate student results, if applicable and record accommodations used. Delete PDF copies of Student Authorization Tickets and Session Rosters from computer. Verify Software removal. Complete the School Assessment Coordinator Comment Form online.

    Purge FCAT/FCAT 2.0 Reading Retake test content from Proctor Caching computer(s).

    FCAT/FCAT 2.0 Retake CBT administration only: Fax to 305-995-7522 or email mugando@dadeschools.net the list of accommodations actually used by Special Program (Miami-Dade Online Academy) students tested at your school, if applicable.

    Complete the School Technology Coordinator Comment Form online.

    October 13 or 14* Senior High Schools and Alternative Centers: Hand-deliver to TDC ALL FCAT/FCAT 2.0 Retake paper-based test materials including, TO BE SCORED, NOT TO BE SCORED, and all Special Documents (Large Print and Braille).

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    October 21 or 22* Senior High Schools, Alternative Centers, and Adult Education Centers: Hand-deliver the District Coordinator Only Box to TDC.

    -

    *On the scheduled return dates, schools must hand-deliver all test materials to the Test Distribution Center (TDC), 13135 S.W. 26 th

    Street, Miami, FL 33175 by 3:30 p.m.

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/3Z3PCGW https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/GVNPTKP mailto:mugando@dadeschools.net

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    MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

    Summary of Fall 2014 FCAT/FCAT 2.0 Retake Test Administration Procedures

    for Senior High Schools, Alternative Education Centers, and Adult Education Centers

    Note: This material does not cover every aspect of the Fall 2014 FCAT/FCAT 2.0 Retake administration; it highlights procedures that are specific to the test administration in Miami-Dade County Public Schools. School assessment coordinators are responsible for following the administration procedures specified in the Test Administration Manual.

    The Fall 2014 FCAT/FCAT 2.0 Retake administration is scheduled for October 6-17, 2014. All eligible students who have not yet passed the Reading and/or Mathematics tests, as required for graduation should be encouraged to take the test during the Fall 2014 FCAT/FCAT 2.0 Retake administration. Retained grade 10 students will take the FCAT/FCAT 2.0 Retake format if they have a grade 10 test score on file. All eligible students in Grade 10+ – Adult (AD) will take the computer- based test (CBT) version of the FCAT/FCAT 2.0 Retake tests. Note that paper-based administrations will be available as an accommodation for eligible students. All paper accommodations must be administered the first week of the testing window. STUDENT REGISTRATION For the Fall 2014 administration of the FCAT/FCAT 2.0 Retake, currently enrolled senior high school and alternative education center students are not required to pre-register to take the test. School staff is responsible for identifying their enrolled students who need to participate in the graduation test administration, notifying them about the test, and assigning them to testing rooms. School staff may choose to use the Miami-Dade County Public Schools FCAT/FCAT 2.0 Retake and End-of- Course(EOC) Registration Form (FM-7276) provided as Attachment A or another alternative method for documenting that students have been advised regarding their graduation test status and the testing dates. All other test takers (i.e., thirteenth year, Certificate of Completion, Adult Education students, and non-enrolled community members) must pre-register to participate in the Fall 2014 FCAT/FCAT 2.0 Retake administration to ensure that sufficient materials and proctors are available for the test administration. Pre-registration is critical because it facilitates:

     confirming students’ eligibility to participate in the test administration (number of credits earned and test sections needed);

     ensuring that students are informed about the test dates and the scheduling of test sessions;

     ensuring that students will have appropriate ID for the test session;

     ensuring that sufficient test administrators and proctors are scheduled;

     ensuring that sufficient test materials are available to meet the testing needs of pre-registered students;

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     ensuring that students are advised that they may only test at one location during each testing window;

     assigning students to testing rooms and generating rosters of students to be tested; and

     maintaining test security.

    The Miami-Dade County Public Schools FCAT/FCAT 2.0 Retake and End-of-Course (EOC) Registration Form (FM-7276), provided in Attachment A, can be used for student registration. This form may be obtained electronically from Records and Forms Management (http://forms.dadeschools.net/search.asp) and may be duplicated as needed. Please note that students are required to show valid picture identification at registration and again at the entrance to testing. Students should be informed of the test format at the time of registration, and should be given information regarding the

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