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1 Spring 2013 Elementary Training Materials Reading, Mathematics & Science Lake District Training February 13, 2013 Slide 2 2 Overview These 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. Slide 3 3 Overview These training materials are based on the Spring 2013 Reading, Mathematics, and Science Test Administration Manual (Spring 2013 RMS Manual). There are separate training materials for Spring 2013 FCAT 2.0 Writing and Spring 2013 Computer-Based FCAT 2.0 Reading and Mathematics Tests. Training materials are available in PearsonAccess under the Support tab. Slide 4 4 RMS Daily Administration Schedule Paper-Based Tests Week One Day 1 Monday, April 15 Grades 3, 4, 5, 10*Reading Session 170 minutes Day 2 Tuesday, April 16 Grades 3, 4, 5, 10*Reading Session 270 minutes Day 3 Wednesday, April 17 Grades 3, 4Mathematics Session 170 minutes Grade 5Science Session 180 minutes *Schedule applies to administration of paper-based accommodations for computer-based tests. Slide 5 5 RMS Daily Administration Schedule Paper-Based Tests Day 4 Thursday, April 18 Grades 3, 4Mathematics Session 2 70 minutes Grade 5Science Session 2 80 minutes Day 5 Friday, April 19 Make-up Testing** *Schedule applies to administration of paper-based accommodations for computer-based tests. **Week one make-up testing may continue through Wednesday, April 24. Slide 6 6 RMS Daily Administration Schedule Paper-Based Tests Week Two Day 6 Monday, April 22 Grade 5*Mathematics Session 1 70 minutes Day 7 Tuesday, April 23 Grade 5*Mathematics Session 270 minutes Days 8, 9, and 10 Wednesday, April 24 Friday, April 26 Make-up Testing *Schedule applies to administration of paper-based accommodations for computer-based tests. **Week two make-up testing may continue through Tuesday, April 30. Slide 7 7 RMS Daily Administration SchedulePaper-based Accommodations for CBT Week 2 (April 22-26): Grade 5 Mathematics, Grades 6 and 9 Reading Grade 5 Mathematics is a computer-based test and will be administered in two 70 minute sessions over two days. For Grade 5 Mathematics paper-based tests (accommodations only) should be administered on Day 6 and Day 7 of the testing window. Week 2 make-up testing may continue through April 30, as needed. Slide 8 8 Whats New Testing Rules Acknowledgment Prior to testing, students must listen to the testing rules read by the test administrator and then sign below a Testing Rules Acknowledgment that reads: I understand the testing rules that were just read to me. If I do not follow these rules, my test score may be invalidated. The Testing Rules Acknowledgment is located on the inside front cover of the test book or test and answer book. If a student does not sign below the acknowledgment at the beginning of Session 1 of a test, the test administrator should contact the school assessment coordinator. Slide 9 9 Whats New Test Sessions For all FCAT 2.0 tests, Session 1 MUST be completed before Session 2. Any students absent for Session 1 may not participate in Session 2 until they have completed Session 1. A student with a flexible scheduling/extended time accommodation 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. Slide 10 10 Whats New Test Group Code Schools must use one unique four-digit test group code for both sessions of a test administered to a group of students in a testing room. For instance, the group of students taking Grade 3 Reading in Mrs. Smiths classroom will use the same test group code for Session 1 and Session 2. If students are absent for a test session, a different unique code must be used for each make-up session. Slide 11 11 Whats New Test Materials Chain of Custody Form Schools are required to maintain a Test Materials Chain of Custody Form (available in PearsonAccess and in Appendix C of the Spring 2013 RMS Manual). Record accurate information on the form, including the dates activities are completed, the names of the persons performing activities involving the materials, and information about the locked storage room. Retain electronic or hard copies of completed forms after materials are packaged for pickup, and email or return the originals to the district assessment coordinator. Slide 12 12 Whats New PreID Labels Five elements must be correct on PreID labels: student name student ID number district number school number grade level If any of this information is incorrect, the label must not be used and the correct information must be gridded on the student grid sheet. On Retake PreID labels ONLY, an incorrect grade level may be corrected by gridding. Slide 13 13 Whats New Return Labels BLUE labelsGrade 3 TO BE SCORED Materials RED labelsGrades 49 TO BE SCORED Materials WHITE labelsLarge Print and One-Item-Per-Page TO BE SCORED Materials PINK labelsBraille TO BE SCORED Materials YELLOW labelsAll NOT TO BE SCORED Materials, including Special Documents Slide 14 14 Whats New Electronic Devices School personnel must ensure that students do not have access to their cell phones or other electronic devices at any time during testing, including breaks (restroom breaks, etc.), even if they do not use them. If a student is found to be in possession of ANY electronic devices during testing or during a break, his or her test must be invalidated. Students and parents/guardians must be made aware of this policy prior to testing. Slide 15 15 Reminders Seating Charts Test 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 the seating configuration changes during testing, a new seating chart must be created. See page 26 of the Spring 2013 RMS Manual for all information that should be included on a seating chart. Slide 16 16 Reminders Test Administrator Policies ALL test administrators must be certified educators. In addition to signing a security agreement, test administrators are required to sign a Test Administrator Prohibited Activities Agreement. Certification numbers must be recorded on this document. Test administrators must NOT administer the FCAT/FCAT 2.0 to their family members. Students related to their assigned test administrator should be reassigned to an alternate test administrator. Under NO circumstances may a students parent/guardian be present in that students testing room. Slide 17 17 Reminders Test Special Program Students 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.). Slide 18 18 Reminders Leaving Campus If a student begins a session and leaves campus without finishing (due to an appointment, illness, etc.), he or she will NOT be allowed to complete that session. No exceptions will be made once the student leaves the schools campus, so parents and students must be made aware of this policy. Slide 19 19 Reminders Rulers for Grades 3 and 4 Mathematics 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. Slide 20 Reminders Resources The following resources are available in PearsonAccess, under the Support tab (www.FLAssessments.com/SpringRMS): Test administration manuals Training materials Technology coordinator guide Forms to report missing materials and test irregularities/security breaches Student tutorials Test Administrator Prohibited Activities Agreement Test Materials Chain of Custody Form FCAT/FCAT 2.0 Test Administration and Security Agreement Reference sheets Parent/Guardian letters Comment forms Blank Administration Record/Security Checklist Security Log Materials Return List Braille Scripts 20 Slide 21 Reminders Test Security Policies and Procedures Per Florida State Board of Education Rule 6A-10.042, FAC, and Test Security Statute, s. 1008.24, F.S. (see Appendix B), district and school personnel are required to maintain test security before, during, and after testing. Please remember that inappropriate actions can result in student or classroom invalidation and/or loss of teaching certification. All school personnel, including itinerant teachers and proctors, must receive thorough training in test administration and security policies and procedures, familiarize themselves with all relevant content of the test administration manual(s), read the Statute and Rule in Appendix B, and then sign an FCAT/FCAT 2.0 Test Administration and Security Agreement. All test administrators must be certified educators and must sign the Test Administrator Prohibited Activities Agreement. School assessment coordinators must maintain an accurate Test Materials Chain of Custody Form. 21 Slide 22 22 Students to be Tested In general, all Florida public school students enrolled in tested grade levels (Grades 310) participate in the FCAT/FCAT 2.0, per Section 1008.22(3)(c)8, Florida Statutes (F.S.). Students must take the test(s) appropriate for the grade level in which they are enrolled. Slide 23 23 Students to be Tested Special Program Students Make arrangements to test special program students (e.g., Home Education, Virtual School, McKay Scholarship, FTC Scholarship). The parent/guardian is responsible for contacting the district to register the student for the selected assessments and for transporting the student to and from the district-a