Welcome to Testing
FL DOE Testing Policies- Parents and Students, please read!
Electronic Devices Policy- If students are found with ANY electronic devices, including, but not limited to, cell phones and smartphones, during testing OR during breaks, their tests will be invalidated. Thebest practice would be for students to leave devices at home or in their lockers on testing days.
Leaving Campus—If students leave campus before completing the test (for lunch, an appointment, illness, etc.), they WILL NOT be allowed to complete the test. Students and parents/guardians should be made aware of this policy. If a student does not feel well on the day of testing, it may be best for the student to wait and be tested on a make-up day. Please make sure parents/guardians are aware of thetest administration schedule and understand that appointments should not be scheduled on testing days.
Testing Rules Acknowledgment—Prior to testing, students will be asked to affirm 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.” Students taking a computer-based test show that they have read the statement by selecting a radio button; in a paper-based test, a signature line appears below the statement.
Discussing Test Content after Testing—The last portion of the testing rules read to students before they sign/check the acknowledgment reads, “After the test, you may not reveal details about the test items to anyone. This includes any type of electronic communication, such as texting, emailing, or posting online, for example, on websites like Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. If you are found sharing information about test items, your test will be invalidated.” Please make sure that students understand this policy prior to testing, and remind them that discussing the items includes any kind of electronic communication, such as texting, emailing, or posting to blogs or social media websites, etc.