AMP Educators 10-14-2014

Measures of Progress
October 14, 2014
James Herynk
Webinar Logistics:
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Overview of Webinar
Educator Role
KITE™ System
Getting Started in Educator Portal
Student Data in Educator Portal
Technology Practice Tests
New, Innovative, Technology Enhanced Items
Preview: District Test Coordinator Role
Preview: Technology Director Role
Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM)
Important Points
Upcoming Webinars
Help Desk
Educator Role
• The Educators are presumed to be a student’s
instructor or teacher, but may also be thought of
as the test administrator.
• The Educator is responsible for reviewing and
validating student data, preparing students for
assessments, working with the IEP team to select
and enter testing accommodations (depending on
local policy), and administer Technology Practice
Tests, Testlets (Assessments for Learning),
and/or Summative Assessments.
KITE™ System
• KITE™ is a platform developed to meet the
needs of the next generation of largescale computer based assessments.
—Educator Portal (EP)
• Managing student, user, and assessment data
—KITE™ Client (Test Delivery Engine)
• Delivering assessments to students
• Download and install from the Alaska Measures of
Progress (AMP) website
• AMP Website:
—Front Page: Technology Practice Tests
• Download the KITE Client
• “Follow these directions”
• “Guidance for teachers with ideas on how to
introduce students to the Technology Practice Tests”
—KITE tab
• Downloads and Installation Instructions
• Documentation
– Educator Portal Manual, Students p. 3.30 (PNP)
Getting Started in
Educator Portal
• Introduction
—Sign In
—Forgot Password
—Create an Account (contact your DTC)
—My Profile
—Security Agreement
—My Organizations and Roles
• Technical Points
—Clearing cache (Start, Control Panel, Internet
Options, Delete, Check Top 4-5, Delete, Okay)
—Supported Browsers
• Mozilla Firefox 24.3 ESR (recommended) and above,
Safari 6.0.5, and Internet Explorer 8 and above
• Google Chrome is NOT supported
Student Data in
Educator Portal
• Quick Links
• PNP, also known as Access Profile (p. 3.30)
• First Contact Survey (Dynamic Learning Maps only)
• Configuration Tab (same as Quick Links)
Technology Practice Tests:
Usernames and Logins
Technology Practice Tests
• Features to review with students
• Show how to navigate
• Model the flag feature
• Read the directions for each question
• Final review
KITE Client
Desktop Icon
KITE Client
Desktop Icon
Technology Practice Tests
• ELA passage and question navigation
• Drop Down
—Page Layout
• Passage and Questions
• Questions Only
• Passage Only
—Question Layout
• View One
• View All
Technology Practice Tests
• Features:
—Read Aloud
—Accessibility Features
• Activate by Default is not set on PNP (Access Profile)
Read Aloud
New, Innovative, and
Technology Enhanced Items
Background Graphic
Drop Down
Labeling Item
Matching Lines
Matrix Interaction
Multiple Drop Buckets
Venn Diagram
Ordering (Left to Right)
Partition Object Then Select
Placing Points
Select Text
Sticky Drop Buckets
Straight Line
District Test Coordinators
• Upload Data into Educator Portal
—Users/Educators (Window Opens: Oct 6)
—Enrollment (Window Opens: Oct 17)
—Rosters (Window Opens: Oct 17)
—Add and Edit Data in Educator Portal
• Troubleshooting
—Educator Portal account and role set up
—KITE™ Client
Technology Directors
• Download and install the KITE™ Client
—KITE webpage
• Troubleshooting
—Educator Portal
—KITE™ Client
• Manage Network Traffic
—LCS, Local Caching Server
Overview of LCS
• A local computer that is set up to store
data from students testing in KITE Client
and then send that data all at once.
Dynamic Learning Maps
• The DLM Consortium consists of 20 states and provides alternate
assessments for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
• For grades 3-10 in English language arts and math
• Dillard Research Associates delivers assessments for science
• Educators in Alaska access DLM via
9/24/14 and 10/1/14
10/13 – 11/19/14
1/5 - 3/6/15
3/16 – 5/1/15
Get Started Webinar for Mentors (and DTCs), 3:30 – 4:30
DTCs begin setting up district User (educator) accounts in
KITE system
Alternate Assessment Mentor Training
Teachers begin entering First Contact Surveys and Personal
Needs Profiles for students*
Districts participate in DLM Alternate Assessment Phase B
field testing
Districts participate in DLM Alternate Assessment Phase C
field testing
Alternate Assessment Test Window
Important Points
• Distinguish between Educator Portal and KITE
• Log in to EP and explore My Profile
• Find Students and Rosters via Quick Links
• View and verify Student and Roster data
• Know where to find the Technology Practice
Test usernames and logins
• Be comfortable demonstrating the Technology
Practice Tests with your students
• Understand how students will open KITE
Client, log in, and begin assessments
Upcoming Webinars
District Test Coordinators
Technology Directors
October 21st, 2014
November 4th, 2014
November 13th, 2014
Help Desk
• Hours
—5:00 am to 4:00 pm Alaska
—8:00 am to 7:00 pm Central
• Email
—[email protected]
• Phone
—855-277-9752 (toll-free)
For questions, please contact:
[email protected]

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