Although our district chose October 8-12 for Fall Retakes, please note in the schedule above, that you can use both weeks to complete computer-based testing. Please also note that the Reading 2.0 Retake is broken into two sessions with only one session being administered each day. This means you could double the amount of Reading 2.0 Retakes students you test in one day, but you will have to test them for two days to complete the entire test. You will also need to test all students in Session 1 (Reading 2.0) before completing Session 2.
Good to Know
Chain of Custody Form
This form is needs to be completed and submitted to Accountability with your District Test Coordinator Only materials (due 10-16-12). It can be found in the back of the FCAT Retakes TAM.
Please share the letters below with parents. You can modify the language to fit your school but the policies should not be altered. You may also update the letters and share them via your Web site or school newsletter.
CBT Worksheet for FCAT 2.0 Reading Retake
Students taking the CBT FCAT 2.0 Reading Retake may be provided with CBT Worksheets to use as scratch paper. You may download the CBT worksheet and may make copies for students. Schools will also be able to access the worksheet in PearsonAccess in coming weeks.
Please note that information regarding the CBT Worksheet is NOT included in the Fall Retake manual. Test administrators should distribute worksheets to students prior to testing. In addition, since the FCAT 2.0 Reading Retake is a two-session test, students must be provided with a new worksheet for each session. Used worksheets are secure materials that must be collected after testing and stored or securely destroyed according to your instructions for your schools.
Every school participating in Fall FCAT Retakes must complete the DOE's Certification Tool by 9/14/12. Directions for logging complete the tool will be sent to you and your principal. If you have difficulty logging in, please email Rita Effing email@example.com.
- Read the DOE's guide to completing the certification tool.
- Access the Certification Tool.
- Fall Retakes Test Administration Manual [PDF]
- Register for state-offered Webinars in administering computer-based testing.
- Read the state's Infrastructure-readiness guide to better understand computer-based testing. [PDF - 2 MB]
Paper Test Resources
The Fall Retakes Training is 9-19-12 from 1:00 - 3:00 PM in the Caloosahatchee Room at the LCPEC. You will need your PearsonAccess login (email your Zone Accountability Coordinator if you do not have one).