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School Test Coordinator Training Workshop Spring 2012 FCAT/FCAT 2.0 Computer-Based Testing FCAT 2.0 Reading - Grades 6 & 10 FCAT 2.0 Reading Retake FCAT Reading and Mathematics Retakes Paula Wicker, Program Specialist Barry Farley, Testing Manager 1 Slide 2 School Test Coordinator Training Workshop Spring 2012 FCAT/FCAT 2.0 Computer-Based Testing FCAT 2.0 Reading - Grades 6 & 10 FCAT 2.0 Reading Retake FCAT Reading and Mathematics Retakes Paula Wicker, Program Specialist Barry Farley, Testing Manager 2 Slide 3 Overview These training materials are designed to highlight important information for computer-based test administrations. 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. 3 Slide 4 Overview These training materials are based on the Spring 2012 Computer-Based Test Administration Manual. There are separate training materials for FCAT Writing and the paper-based Spring 2012 Reading, Mathematics, and Science assessments. Training materials are available in PearsonAccess under the Support tab. These training materials should be used in conjunction with the Spring 2012 Reading, Mathematics, and Science training materials to ensure that all general information regarding test administration policies and procedures is covered. 4 Slide 5 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/SpringRMSwww.FLAssessments.com/SpringRMS PearsonAccess will timeout after 14 minutes of inactivity. 5 Slide 6 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. 6 Slide 7 Glossary of Terms Proctor Caching 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. 7 Slide 8 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. 8 Note: This is the URL used for testing this Spring; it is different from the URL used for the Infrastructure Trial. http://www11.etest.pearson.com/FL Slide 9 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 CBTs. 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. 9 Slide 10 Glossary of Terms ePAT Electronic Practice Assessment Tool Provides students an opportunity to practice using the computer-based platform prior to testing Available at all student stations Download ePAT launcher separately from test content. Accommodated ePATs are also available. Launcher is bundled with the practice test content for accommodated forms. Scripts for ePATs are under the Resources tab. 10 Slide 11 Pearson Support and PearsonAccess Appendix C in the Spring 2012 CBT Manual provides the following information: PearsonAccess User Accounts o Instructions for setting up user accounts to District Coordinators Browser requirements Logging in for the first time Resetting passwords Training Center Test Setup Exercise Contact Pearson Support Phone Number: 1-877-847-3043 E-mail: Florida@support.pearson.comFlorida@support.pearson.com 11 Slide 12 Computer-Based Test Schedule April 9-20 FCAT 2.0 Reading RetakeTwo half-day sessions over two days* FCAT Mathematics RetakeUntimedup to one school day FCAT Reading Retake**Untimedup to one school day April 16-27 Grade 6 FCAT 2.0 Reading***Two 70-minute sessions over two days Grade 10 FCAT 2.0 ReadingTwo 70-minute sessions over two days 12 * Each FCAT 2.0 Reading Retake session may last no longer than half the length (3 hours) of a typical school day. ** The FCAT Reading Retake is offered in paper-based and CBT formats; for 2012 only, Lake will use paper-based. *** Grade 6 FCAT 2.0 Reading tests may begin on Day 2 of the testing window, April 17. Slide 13 CBT Daily Administration Schedule FCAT 2.0 Reading Retake Schools administering the CBT FCAT 2.0 Reading Retake may schedule sessions during the entire Retake window (April 9 April 20). Any paper-based accommodations must be administered on the day designated by the district, with make-up testing administered as needed. 13 Slide 14 CBT Daily Administration Schedule FCAT Mathematics Retake CBT sessions may be scheduled during the entire Retake window (April 9 April 20). Students may have up to the length of a typical school day (3 hours) to complete the test, but must complete the test in one day. District administration schedule for paper-based FCAT Mathematics Retakes (accommodations only) set for Apr. 9-10, with make-ups on Apr. 11-13. 14 Slide 15 CBT Daily Administration Schedule FCAT Reading Retake FCAT Reading Retake offered in paper-based format for 2012. Students may have up to the length of a typical school day to complete the test but must complete the test in one day. 15 Slide 16 CBT Daily Administration Schedule Grade 6 FCAT 2.0 Reading Grade 6 FCAT 2.0 Reading is a CBT and will be administered in two 70-minute sessions over two days. The FCAT 2.0 testing window is April 16 27. Districts may begin scheduling Grade 6 FCAT 2.0 Reading sessions on April 17 (Day 2) and may schedule sessions each day for the remainder of the testing window, if needed. Paper-based tests (accommodations only) should be administered on April 17 & 18 (Day 2 & 3) of the testing window, with make-up testing administered through April 27 (Day 10), as needed. 16 Slide 17 CBT Daily Administration Schedule Grade 10 FCAT 2.0 Reading Grade 10 FCAT 2.0 Reading is a CBT and will be administered in two 70-minute sessions over two days. The FCAT 2.0 testing window is April 16 27. Districts must begin scheduling Grade 10 FCAT 2.0 Reading CBT sessions on April 16 (Day 1) and may schedule sessions each day through April 27 (Day 10), if needed. Paper-based tests (accommodations only) should be administered on April 16 & 17 (Day 1 & 2) of the testing window, with make-up testing administered through April 20 (Day 5), as needed. 17 Slide 18 18 Slide 19 19 Slide 20 20 Slide 21 Whats New for Spring 2012 STUDENT PLEDGE Prior to testing, students are required to read and sign a student pledge on the page after the welcome screen. Students taking a CBT must read and check a box indicating that they agree to adhere to the pledge. Students who do not check the I agree box will not be able to proceed into the test. If a student refuses to check the box, the TA should check the box for the student and note this in the record of required administration information, but the student should be allowed to test. 21 Slide 22 Whats New for Spring 2012 SEATING CHARTS TAs 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. 22 Slide 23 Whats New for Spring 2012 TEST ADMINISTRATORS ALL TAs must be certified educators. TAs 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 CBT Administration and Security Agreement has been revised to emphasize the importance of proper training and the possible consequences of test administration irregularities. 23 Slide 24 Whats New for Spring 2012 VIRTUAL SCHOOL STUDENTS District makes 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.). STCs will be provided a list of FLVS students scheduled to be tested at each school. 24 Slide 25 Whats New for Spring 2012 SEAL CODES Students participating in Grade 6 or 10 Reading or FCAT 2.0 Reading Retake using TestNav must enter a seal code to open Session 2 on Day 2 of testing. Students are not able to return to Session 1 once they have logged in to Session 2. Students will log in using the same Student Authorization Tickets for both test sessions. TestHear accommodated forms do not require a seal code to begin testing on Day 2. 25 Slide 26 Whats New for Spring 2012 TestHear Accommodated CBT forms (large print, color contrast, zoom, screen reader, assistive devices) are available for eligible students who have such accommodations identified in their individual educational plans (IEPs) or Section 504 plans. These forms will be accessed using the TestHear software, which is similar to the TestNav 6.9 software but