FCAT 2.0 RMS 2014

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FCAT 2.0 RMS 2014

Dear Parent/Guardian,

 

Students in grades 3, 4, 5 and 8 will take the FCAT 2.0 paper-based Reading, students in grades 3, 4, 6, 7, and 8 the FCAT 2.0 paper-based Math, and students in grades 5 and 8 the FCAT 2.0 paper-based Science Assessments starting in April 14th.

Students in grades 6, 7,8 will take the FCAT 2.0 computer-based Reading Assessment, and students in grade 5 will take the FCAT 2.0 computer-based Math Assessment. These students will have an opportunity to participate in a practice test (called an “ePAT”) at their school to become familiar with the software, item types, and online tools they will encounter and use during testing. Grade specific practice tests and instructions (scripts) are currently available for download at www.FLAssessments.com/ePAT, if you or your student would like to review the CBT practice test at home. Your student may practice as often as is necessary prior to testing.

It is important for you and your student to understand the following policies before testing:

Electronic Devices—If your student is found with ANY electronic devices during testing or during breaks in the test session, his or her test will be invalidated, which means it will not be scored. The best practice would be for students to leave devices at home or in their lockers on the day of testing.

 

Academic Honesty —Your student will be asked to sign a pledge prior to testing that “I understand that giving or receiving unauthorized help during the test is cheating and if I give or receive such help during this test, it will result in the invalidation of my test results. Inaddition, students are responsible for protecting their answers from being seen by others.  If students are caught cheating during testing their tests will be invalidated.


Invalidations After Testing —The FDOE employs a test security company, Caveon Test Security, to analyze student test results to detect unusually similar answer patterns. Student results within a school that are found by Caveon to have extremely similar answer patterns will be invalidated.

 

Leaving Campus—If your student leaves campus before completing the test (for lunch, an appointment, or illness, etc.), he or she WILL NOT be allowed to complete the test. If your student does not feel well on the day of testing, it may be best for him or her to wait and be tested on a make-up day.

 


If you have any questions related to this test administration, you may contact Mr. Kaya at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . For more information about the statewide assessment program, visit the FDOE website at
http://fcat.fldoe.org/.

 

GRADE

TEST CONTENT

MODE

3,4,5

Reading

Paper

6,7,8

Reading

Computer

3,4,7,8

Math

Paper

5,6

Math

Computer

5,8

Science

Paper