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Created within a Web browser environment allowing for the most well known
and user-friendly graphic interface available today.
Runs as a secure application on either Microsoft Internet Explorer or the
Netscape browser, and requires no more than a standard Internet connection.
Displays all test stimuli, questions, graphics, animations, audio, and video
within an accurate timeline to the test taker. No extra multimedia equipment is
Provides multiple levels of security, including dedicated hardware and
The Internet version of the F-BAT Web server supports multiple
connectivity infrastructures; however, a minimum of 28.8k of bandwidth per
system is required, which includes a simple dial-up connection. An open
connection such as a frame, T1, DSL or cable modem is recommended for the Test
-The Internet version of the Florida Basic Abilities Test requires a PC or
Macintosh computer using Microsoft Internet Explorer or Netscape, and multimedia
capabilities (sound card, speakers/headphones, video board with 64K colors, and
color monitor) is required.
Methodology for Delivery of the Internet version of the Florida Basic
Test takerís identity is authenticated by the Test Center
Proctor requests test(s) from Florida Basic Abilities Test Web Server from
minutes to weeks before test or tests are to be administered.
Test taker is authenticated by self-request with Florida Basic Abilities
Test Web Server at the time the test is to be taken.
Test is sent as an encrypted Java applet through an industry-standard 128
bit encryption level Secure Socket Layer (SSL) connection to test-takerís
Test instantiates itself on the test takerís computer, begins test process
and timed procedures.
Test is displayed with preset times for multimedia stimuli and questions.
Times are based on ďreal timeĒ and are not based on system performance.
Uploading of Results for the Internet version of the Florida Basic
Test taker finishes test, or test time ends.
Test takerís PC requests a SSL connection with Florida Basic Abilities
Test Web server at M-DCC
Handshaking takes place (test is authenticated) and uploaded
Data from test is placed in isolated, secure SQL Server
Scoring of Results for the Internet version of the Florida Basic
Test data is scored in a Cold Fusion application
Test data is saved in permanent storage in an SQL database
Reporting of Results for the Internet version of the Florida Basic
If the facility chooses to do so, scores are made available to the user
via a Web browser with SSL connection.
Optionally, scores be made available to the test center facility.
In order to maintain the highest level of testing accuracy and integrity
over time, aggregate test scores results will be evaluated question by
question, with full test taker anonymity.