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  1. Spring 2011 End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments Algebra 1 Biology 1 Field Test Geometry Field Test TRAINING MATERIALS

  2. Spring 2011 EOC Test Administration Schedule • *For security purposes, testing at a school should be completed within the first week if possible; however, up to two consecutive weeks will be allowed to accommodate computer-based testing needs. Any deviation from this schedule requires written approval from the district and FDOE prior to implementation. EOC TAM 3

  3. EOC Test Format • Computer-Based Test (CBT) • All subjects (Algebra 1, Geometry, Biology 1) • Administered in PearsonAccess • Testing Platform: TestNav 6.9 • No accommodated CBT form (use of TestHear platform suspended for Spring 2011) • Paper-based Accommodation Test Materials • Algebra 1 only • Large Print, Braille, One-item-per-page, Standard EOC TAM 3 - 6

  4. Students to be Tested • General guidelines: • All students enrolled in the identified course(s) • All English Language Learners (ELL) • Special education students , if required accommodations are available (differs by test) • “Waiver” students, Algebra 1 only • Special program students, Algebra 1 only EOC TAM 3 - 6

  5. Students to be Tested Algebra 1 • All students enrolled in the following courses: • Algebra 1 – 1200310 • Algebra 1 Honors – 1200320 • Algebra 1B – 1200380 • Pre-AICE Mathematics 1 – 1209810 • IB Middle Years Program – Algebra 1 Honors – 1200390 • All ELL and special education students • “Waiver” students: • Earned high school credit in one of the above courses in grades 6 – 8 in a prior school year, AND • Has not taken the Grade 10 FCAT Mathematics assessment • Students in your school taking Algebra I through Florida Virtual and Adult Education • EOC TAM 3

  6. Students to be Tested Algebra 1 Special Programs EOC TAM 4

  7. Students to be Tested Geometry Field Test • Grades 9-12 students currently enrolled in the following courses at schools selected: • Geometry - 1206310 • Geometry Honors - 1206320 • IB Middle Years Program Geometry Honors – 1206810 • Pre-AICE Mathematics 2 - 1209820 • Not students who completed course in Semester 1 • Only special education students who can access CBT • No paper-based accommodation forms or CBT accommodation forms are available • Weekly Briefing #9104 • EOC TAM 5

  8. Students to be Tested Biology 1 Field Test • Grades 9-12 students currently enrolled in the following courses at schools selected: • Biology 1 - 2000310 • Biology 1 Honors - 2000320 • Pre-AICE Biology - 2000322 • Biology Technology - 2000430 • Biology 1 PreIB – 2000800 • IB Middle Years Program Biology Honors – 2000850 • Integrated Science 3 – 2002440 • Integrated Science 3 Honors – 2002450 • Not students who completed course in Semester 1 • Only special education students who can access CBT • No paper-based accommodation forms or CBT accommodation forms are available • Weekly Briefing #9104 • EOC TAM 5

  9. School Testing Team • School Assessment Coordinator (Test Chair), EOC TAM p. 69 -98 • School Technology Coordinator, EOC TAM pp. 99-136 • Test Administrators, EOC TAM pp. 16 – 68 (Scripts pp. 22 – 67) • Proctors (see Test Administrators)

  10. Glossary of Terms • PearsonAccess – www.pearsonaccess.com/fl • A website used for almost all CBT 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/EOCwww.FLAssessments.com/AdditionalResources • PearsonAccess will timeout after 14 minutes of inactivity. EOC TAM 2

  11. 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. EOC TAM 2

  12. Glossary of Terms • TestNav 6.9 (TestNav) • Platform for Florida’s high-stakes computer-based statewide assessments. • Requires software application installed either on a file server or on each computer that will be used for testing. Note: This is the URL used for testing this Spring; it is different from the URL used for the Infrastructure Trial. EOC TAM 2

  13. Glossary of Terms • Class: is a required field in PearsonAccess. Students are assigned to a class through the PreID upload or Create a New Student Wizard. • You not required to manage students through class assignments. • Test Session: is a required field for scheduling students to take a test. The three ways that you can set up sessions are: Test Group, Test Day, or Test Administration. • Student Authorization Ticket: is a secure ticket with a unique login ID and test code assigned to a student. • Session Roster: is a roster of students that are scheduled to test together in a test session. EOC TAM 74, 83, 87

  14. 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. • Requiredfor all FCAT/EOC computer-based testing in Florida. • Proctor Caching Network Diagram EOC TAM 102- 103

  15. Practice Test (ePAT) • All students MUST participate in a practice test prior to taking a computer-based assessment. • Can be used at any time, up to the day before the test. • Time required: approximately 45 minutes. • Provide students with URL so they can practice on their own: www.FLAssessments.com/ePAT. • Maintain a record of participation. • The practice test script must be read verbatim for each EOC subject, as applicable. • A practice test session is required for the field tests. • Scripts can be found in the EOC test administration manual. EOC TAM 16, 22 - 42

  16. About ePAT • Practice tests (ePats) are available for each subject: Algebra 1, Biology 1, and Geometry • Familiarizes students with • Item types • Reference Sheets/Periodic Table • Online tools • Process of responding to items on the computer • Practice test items are not intended to replicate the difficulty of the items on the test. • Work Folders will NOT be provided for practice tests. • Instruct students to bring their own scratch paper and pencils/pens. EOC TAM 16

  17. Conduct Practice Tests (ePAT) Prior to Test Administration • Even students who participated in a previous computer-based test MUST complete the appropriate EOC ePAT(s) prior to the Spring 2011 EOC administration. • Ensure that the following items have been downloaded to each computer that will be used for at ePAT. • ePAT Launcher • Appropriate test content (Algebra 1/Biology 1 FT/Geometry FT) • Scripts provided in the EOC test administration manual. Briefing #8879 EOC TAM 16, 22 - 42

  18. Testing Materials: Student Authorization Tickets • Student Authorization Tickets are secure materials • Session/Test/Location • Student Name/Date of Birth/Florida ID • Student Signature Line • URL • Login ID • Test Code (password) • Following information MUST be correct: • Last Name, First Name, and Florida ID • The Florida ID number will show the last four digits of the Florida Student Number OR the last three digits of the Social Security Number and an X. NOTE: Students will need a pen or pencil to sign ticket and work out problems in the CBT work folder. EOC TAM 7, 17

  19. ePAT Online Tools These tools are available for all EOC subject tests (Algebra 1, Biology 1 FT, and Geometry FT). EOC TAM 9 -10, 22-42

  20. Samples Of Printed Student Authorization Tickets Detail View/Single Ticket Grid View/6 Tickets List View/3 Tickets EOC TAM 87

  21. Test Code versus Test Group Code EOC TAM 7 EOC TAM 69

  22. Test Group Code • A test group code is a security measure to identify groups of students tested together.  • Generate a unique four-digit numeric code to assign to each testing room. • Record the test group code in the Administration Record/Session Roster. • Display the test group code only when the script instructs the test administrator. • Read instructions to students to enter the four-digit test group code after the “Welcome” screen and before the first test item. • Groups with different test group codes may NOT be merged.   EOC TAM 8, 69

  23. Testing Materials: Session Rosters • Session Rosters can be used to record or verify most of the required administration information. EOC TAM 7, 8

  24. Testing Materials: CBT Work Folders • Florida Computer-Based Testing Work Folders • A blank piece of yellow 11x17 paper folded in half that students use to work Mathematics problems • Students may request additional work folders • Used work folders are secure materials • Students will need a pen or pencil to sign ticket and work out problems in the CBT work folder. Note: The Florida Computer-Based Testing Folders cannot be used for practice sessions. Scratch paper should be used instead. EOC TAM 8 – 9, 18

  25. Testing Materials (Alg, Bio): Calculators (optional) • Calculators • Computer-based Algebra 1EOC test and Biology 1 EOC Field Test have a built-in, four-function calculator (TI-108). • Students may request to use a hand-held FCAT calculator instead of the online TI-108 calculator after participating in a CBT practice test. • Computer-based GeometryEOC Field Test have a built-in scientific calculator (TI-30XS). • If the school will provide hand-held scientific calculators, students may request to use an approved hand-held scientific calculator instead of the online TI-30XS calculator after participating in a CBT practice test. EOC TAM 10 – 11, 19

  26. Testing Materials (Geo): Scientific Calculators (optional) For the Geometry EOC Field Test, hand-held scientific calculators may be used by students, but will not be provided by the FDOE. The following calculators have been approved. EOC TAM 11

  27. Testing Materials (Alg, Geom):Paper Reference Sheets (optional) • Reference Sheets • Computer-based Algebra 1 EOC test and Geometry EOC Field Test have a pop-up window that includes the Algebra 1 End-of-Course and Geometry End-of-Course Assessments Reference Sheet. • Schools may provide paper copies of reference sheets to students; however, schools must make their own copies. EOC TAM 11, 19

  28. Testing Materials (Bio):Paper Periodic Tables (optional) • Periodic Table of the Elements • Computer-based Biology 1 EOC Field Test has a pop-up window that includes the Periodic Table of the Elements. • Schools may provide paper copies of the periodic table to students (provided in Appendix D); however, schools must make their own copies. EOC TAM 11, 19

  29. Testing Materials: Required Administration Information The following information must be recorded and maintained: • Students assigned to your room (Student Name and Florida ID Number) • Attendance Information • P=Present, A=Absent, W=Withdrawn, P/I=Present but Invalidated • Accommodations provided • Test Group Code • Grade Level • Signatures of test administrator and school assessment coordinator • Dates of materials distribution and return EOC TAM 17

  30. Testing Materials: Required Administration Information • Accommodations used must be recorded within XX days: • For ESE/504 students: • 1-FP = Flexible Presentation • 1-FR = Flexible Responding • 1-FSC = Flexible Scheduling • 1-FSE = Flexible Setting • 1-AD = Assistive Devices • For ELL students: • 2-FSC = Flexible Scheduling • 2-FSE = Flexible Setting • 2-AHL = Assistance in Heritage Language • 2-ADI = Approved Dictionary Accommodations Guide 7-8

  31. Accommodations • Administration accommodations (e.g., flexible setting, flexible scheduling) may be provided to eligible students participating in CBT EOC assessments as specified on their IEPs, Section 504 plans, or ELL plans. • Students requiring administration accommodations can test on the computer (see Appendix A of the Spring 2011 EOC Manual). • All accommodations actually used must be recorded in PearsonAccess after testing. EOC Accomm Guide 5, 42

  32. Accommodations • No CBT Accommodated Platform available in Spring 2011 • Algebra1: • Any student who requires an accommodated CBT form will need to test on paper . • Large print, Braille, and one-item-per-page are provided . • Standard paper test forms have been ordered for ESE students with accommodations documented on an IEP that cannot be accommodated on the PearsonAccess testing platform (i.e., read aloud) . • Biology 1 and Geometry • NO accommodated forms are available for the field tests (no paper test forms or accommodated CBT). Accommodations Guide 6

  33. Transcription of Paper-based forms (Regular, LP, and Braille) • Algebra paper-based forms • All accommodations MUST be documented on the student IEP or Section 504 plans • All paper tests documents must be transcribed by Pearson • These results will be included in late score reporting. • Return paper test documents using REDTO BE SCORED return labels to ensure timely transcription. Accommodations Guide 6-7

  34. CBT Proctor Ratio • The ratio of proctors to students required for computer-based testing has been decreased since last year. *It is recommended that a proctor be assigned to a room with 25 or fewer students whenever possible. EOC TAM 13

  35. Accommodated Paper-Based Form Proctor Ratio FCAT TAM 17

  36. Security Log • Schools are required to maintain an accurate Security Log for each testing room. • Anyone who enters a room for the purpose of monitoring a test MUST sign the log for that testing room, regardless of how much time he/she spends monitoring a testing room. • A perforated Security Log can be found in Appendix D of the manual. • Blank Security Log can also be found at www.FLAssessments.com/EOC. EOC TAM 18

  37. Sample Security Log EOC TAM 165

  38. Test Invalidation Policies and Procedures • Purpose of test invalidation is to identify when the validity of test results has been compromised. • Test administrators should discuss situations involving possible invalidation with the school assessment coordinator and the situation should be investigated immediately. • A test MUST be invalidated if any of the following circumstances occur: • A student has an electronic device during testing. • A student is cheating during testing. • A student is disruptive during testing. EOC TAM 15

  39. Test Invalidation Policies and Procedures A test MAY be invalidated if any of the following circumstances occur: • A student becomes ill and is unable to finish, OR a student is not allowed the correct amount of time. • A student was given an accommodation not allowed on the EOC. • A student was given an accommodation not on the student’s IEP, Section 504 plan, or ELL plan. • A student was not provided an allowable accommodation listed on the student’s IEP, Section 504 plan, or ELL plan. • An error occurs in test administration or procedures that could compromise the validity of the test results (e.g., students had access to an unauthorized visual aid that gave an unfair advantage). EOC TAM 15

  40. Test Administration and Security Procedures District and State Requirements • Standards, Guidelines, and Procedures for Test Administration and Test Security available at http://oada.dadeschools.net/TestChairInfo/InfoForTestChair.asp • Adopted by School Board • General Guidelines • Florida Test Security Statute and Rule • Test Security Policies and Procedures • School Procedural Checklist EOC TAM 12, 151 & Training Packet, Attachment D

  41. Florida EOC Test Administration and Security Agreement Form EOC TAM 163

  42. School Assessment Coordinator Before, During, and AfterTesting

  43. Assessment Coordinator– Before Testing • Receive test materials from district assessment coordinator, inventory materials within 24 hours of receipt, and report missing materials or request additional materials (p. 69). • Train Test Administrators and Proctors (p. 71) and ensure that they, as well as all school administrators, sign a Florida EOC Test Administration and Security Agreement. • Verify student information and create test sessions in PearsonAccess (pgs. 74-77). • Maintain documentation of students’ completion of ePat practice sessions. • Coordinate preparation of testing labs and student work stations with technology coordinator. • Print Student Authorization Tickets and Session Rosters, and assemble test materials for test administrators. • Meet with school administrators to decide on school-level options. EOC TAM 69-88

  44. Assessment Coordinator: School Level Options • Meet with school administrators and technical coordinator to determine: • How will ePats be provided to students (documented)? • How will test administrators contact the assessment coordinator and/or technical coordinator during test administration? • Will school provide paper reference sheets and periodic tables? • How will students be provided with hand-held calculators? • During breaks, will students “exit”, or will monitors be turned off or covered? • Which option will be used as students finish Algebra 1?(p. 48-49) • Will test administrators be given access to resume students in their testing room? • How will students access the comment form? EOC TAM 48-49

  45. Test Management in PearsonAccess– Managing Student Information • Manage Student Information • PreID file with student information is based on students enrolled at your school as of April 1, 2011. • Schools may add students using the Create New Student wizard. • Create Session Rosters • Test sessions must be created in PearsonAccess. • Students must be assigned to a test session. • Test sessions can be modified at any time. • Verify the accuracy of Student Name and Florida ID number. EOC TAM 73-75

  46. Test Management in PearsonAccess – Filters and Searching Filters and Search Fields in PearsonAccess • Any column with this button can be filtered. • To filter data, click the symbol and enter the filter criteria. • The column will be filtered according to the search term. • Clicking on the column heading also allows you to sort the data in descending or ascending order. Once the data is sorted, an up or down arrow appears after the column heading. EOC TAM 75-77

  47. Test Management in PearsonAccess– Verification Session • You must move students into a test session before you can verify student data. • The test session may be called “Verification” session. • A session roster should be printed to verify the student’s name and Florida ID number. • Only the student’s name and Florida ID number must be correct. • After verifying the session roster, you may begin moving students into “real” test sessions. • Confirm all students are in test sessions (see pgs. 75-76). • View and verify student data (see pgs. 76-77). EOC TAM 75-77

  48. Test Management in PearsonAccess– How to Create a NEW Test Create a New Test Session • Log in to PearsonAccess, select EOC Spring 2011 administration. • Go to Test Management>Manage Test Sessions. • Click New Session to go to the New Test Sessions screen. EOC TAM 74-75

  49. Test Management in PearsonAccess– How to Create a NEW Test, Continued Create a New Test Session (continued) • Enter the session details: • Session Name (50-character limit) • School • Test to be Administered • Default Form Group Type (Main) • Scheduled Start Date (used for planning purposes – a test session will not start until you click START on the Session Details screen)

  50. Test Management in PearsonAccess– How to Create a NEW Test, Continued Create a New Test Session (continued) • Add students to test sessions by: • Class (View By: Classes) • Individual Student (View By: Students) • Select the check box for each class or student to be added to a session. • Click Save. • Return to the newly created test session or to the Manage Test Sessions screen. • Maintain a list of all test sessions. Ensure technology coordinator cached test content for all sessions and Proctor Caching is running for sessions prior to the first day of testing. EOC TAM 74-75