Tips_For_Taking_The_FCAT_2_0_On_The_Computer

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It’s almost time to take the Computer
Based Exams (FCAT 2.0 and EOC)!
Here are some important
explanations and reminders
to help you do your very best.
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Computer-Based Tests
 You will receive a Student Authorization Ticket
on the day of testing. You will need the Login ID
number and Test Code at the bottom of the
ticket to log in to the test.
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Computer-Based Tests
 When your test administrator tells you to
do so, you will enter the Login ID and Test
Code printed on your ticket in the boxes
on the login screen.
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Computer-Based Tests
 You may use any of the tools at the
top of the screen to help you with
your test.
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Computer-Based Tests
The Pointer Tool
You will use this tool to select your
answer to each question. You can also
click the pointer tool to turn off other
tools.
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Computer-Based Tests
The Eliminate Choice Tool
You can use this tool to cross out answer
choices that you have eliminated as
possible correct answers.
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Computer-Based Tests
The Highlighter Tool
You can use this tool to highlight portions
of a reading passage, a question, or a
graphic.
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Computer-Based Tests
The Eraser Tool
You can use the eraser tool to remove
highlighting and to erase an X from an
eliminated choice. To erase highlighting,
with the eraser tool selected, click
anywhere in the highlighted area.
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Computer-Based Tests
The Notepad Tool
When you click this tool, a notepad
appears in a pop-up window. You can
type notes for a passage or item, and the
notes will stay with that passage or item.
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Computer-Based Tests
The Help Tool
You can click this tool for information on
how the other tools work.
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Navigating through the
Test
 Use the buttons at the bottom of the
screen to move through the test.
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Navigating through the
Test
• The Back button takes you to the previous item.
• The Reset button clears your answer.
• The Go To button takes you to the item review
screen.
• The Next button takes you the next item.
• The Review button marks an item for review.
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Finishing the Test
 Click the Go To button and check the Item
Review Screen to ensure you have
answered all the items, and go back to
questions you have marked for review.
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Submit Button
 Only press the Submit button on your test
when you are sure you are completely
done. You cannot go back into your test
once it is submitted.
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Remember…
When you come to the stop sign at the
end of a session, do not go on to
the next session.
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Computer-Based Tests
You will learn more about the
test and be able to practice
using the tools and answering
items when you take an ePAT
practice test.
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Test Invalidation
You have probably heard the term
test invalidation,
and it’s important for you to
understand what it means so it
won’t happen to you!
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Test Invalidation
If a test is invalidated, it means that it
will not be scored. If your test is
invalidated, you will not receive an
FCAT 2.0 score, and you will not be
able to retake the same test.
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To make sure your
test is scored. . .
 Remove all electronic devices.
If you have an electronic device at
your desk, in your pocket, or
ANYWHERE you can reach it during
testing, your test will not be scored.
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Electronic Devices
Some examples of electronic
devices are:
 Cell phones or smart phones
 Handheld video games
 MP3 players
 Calculators (unless you are allowed to
have an approved calculator)
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 All electronic devices must be turned
off before the test. Your teacher may
collect them or instruct you to put
them away (in a locker or backpack
away from your desk).
 If you aren’t sure if something is an
electronic device, please ask your
teacher before the test.
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To make sure your
test is scored. . .
 Do your own work. If you are
caught looking at another student’s
answers, talking about the test with
other students during breaks, or
using any kind of unauthorized aid
(cheat sheet, calculator, etc.) during
the test, your test will not be
scored.
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To make sure your
test is scored. . .
 Respect others. If you are disruptive
during a test, you may be dismissed
from the room and your test will not be
scored. It is very important for you to
remain quiet, respect other students,
and pay attention to the instructions.
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To make sure your
test is scored. . .
 Make sure you don’t take the same
test twice. You may only take a
subject test once during each FCAT
2.0 administration.
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To make sure your
test is scored. . .
 Don’t leave campus. If you leave
the school’s campus for lunch or an
appointment before you finish taking
a test, you will not be allowed to
complete the test.
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Remember…
 During the test you may not:
– Work ahead in another session
– Change any answers from previous sessions
– Look at another student’s answers
– Allow another student to look at your answers
– Have notes, scratch paper, or electronic devices
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Remember…
 You may not ask for help in answering
any test questions.
– Your teacher or test administrator is not
allowed to help you read, understand, or
answer test questions.
 Try to answer every question.
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Remember . . .
 Once you submit your test, you
cannot go back. Be sure to check
your answers and try to answer every
question before turning in your test.
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Remember . . .
 During breaks and after testing, it’s
important that you don’t talk about
the test questions with friends,
classmates, or other students.
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Remember. . .
 This may not be your first time taking
the FCAT 2.0, but tests and
instructions can change at each
grade level, so be sure to
PAY ATTENTION!
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Most importantly:
• Get a good night’s sleep
and eat a good breakfast
before the test.
• Relax and do your best!
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