Alaska Measures of Progress District Test Coordinator Webinar January 12th, 2015 James Herynk Webinar Logistics: • Audio will be streamed through Adobe Connect. • Audio is also available by calling 877-278-8686 Pin: 961449 — If using the phone as the audio source, MUTE the Adobe connect sound to prevent feedback. On the phone, press *6 to mute yourself. • Please hold questions until the end. • All questions must be asked through the chat box in the bottom right corner. Agenda • • • • • • • Review Four Three Test Types Resources What’s New: Dec 19th Release Local Caching Server (LCS) Release AMP It Up! Day Testlets — Defined — Rollout — Setup • • • • Report Data Extracts Paper/Pencil, Braille, and Large Print Heads Up Upcoming Webinars Review of Past Topics • KITE Educator Portal vs. KITE Client • Upload: Users, Enrollment, Rosters, TEC • Add Manually: Users, Enrollment, Rosters • Edit: Users, Enrollment, Rosters Preface: Four Test Types • Technology Practice Tests —Generated by AMP (for all to access) —Currently available • Testlets —Generated by teachers (for rostered students) —Currently available • Summative —Generated by the system (for TEST records) —March 30th, 2015 • Amp It Up! Day —Generated by the system —January, 29th 2015 Resources akassessments.org A. KITE Client • • • • Windows Macintosh iPad Chromebook B. Educator Portal (Updated Dec. 19) • Educator Portal Manual • Educator’s Guide to KITE Client • .CSV Templates for Users, Enrollment, Rosters, TEC C. Local Caching Server (Will Update Feb. 6) • Manuals for Mac, Windows, and Linux • Request the Local Caching Server (LCS) Software Resources akassessments.org D. Videos vimeo.com/aaimedia • Teachers – – – – View and Verify Student Data: Teachers Assign Students to a Test: Teachers Access and Edit the PNP Welcome/Getting Started (COMING SOON) • District Test Coordinators – – – – – – Upload User Template Upload Enrollment Template Upload Roster Template Add User Manually Add Student Manually Add Roster Manually Dec 19th: EP Release, KITE Updates, Documentation • Test Record/TEC Report Data Extract • PNP settings adjustments “Spoken Audio” —Non Visual (no longer an option) —Text Only (no longer an option) —Subject selection for Read Aloud • Math only • Math and ELA —All students will have Read Aloud for directions • New upload limit of 5k entries • Chrome is now supported for Educator Portal • OS 10.10 is now supported Dec 19th: EP Release, KITE Updates, Documentation • Updated Educator Portal Manual —Change log at the end of each chapter —Table of contents now links in Adobe —Report data extracts • Updated Educator’s Guide to KITE Client —Change log at beginning of Educator Guide • KITE Client —TTS player is now integrated —Enhanced Notes saves across sections of a test Local Caching Server (LCS) • A local computer or server that is set up to store data from students testing in KITE Client and then send that data all at once. • This is how the current LCS functions • No called “Semi-Offline” mode. LCS: 2015 • Release planned for February 6th, 2015 • Expansion of the LCS Admin features —Two Modes • Semi-Offline • Fully Offline • Ability to begin testing with no internet if tests have been downloaded to the LCS • LCS-2014 will no longer work once the LCS- 2015 is available. LCS: Fully Offline Mode LCS: Reasons to Use Fully Offline Mode • No internet will be available the day of testing. • Internet is expected to be unreliable do to weather, maintenance by your service provider, or limited bandwidth due to other local event. • Remote location with no internet where testing machines and LCS machine will be delivered. • Limited bandwidth LCS: Semi-Offline vs. Fully Offline Modes • We suggest you set up the LCS in one mode and stick with it throughout testing. • In most cases, Semi-Offline is sufficient. —Protection against temporary loss of Internet —Variable Internet —Low bandwidth LCS: Admin Logging In • Open the LCS Admin Page —In a browser address bar enter: • IP address:port number/TDE/admin/index.htm —Enter username and password from email LCS: Admin Dashboard LCS: Admin in Fully Offline, Fetch Student Tests AMP It Up! Day • AMP It Up Day is scheduled for Jan. 29th. • EED webinar for Amp It Up Day planned for Jan. 14th at 3:30. • How to Prepare? —Have KITE Client installed on machines where students will test. —If using an LCS, have LCS running. • Only semi-offline mode is available —Use the same configurations that you intend to use during summative assessments Testlets: Assessment for Learning • Designed to provide teachers and students with information to help gauge the level of students’ understanding. • 8-10 item testlets with items clustered by concept for grades 3-10 in ELA and math. • Teacher selected. • Immediate feedback to teacher and student. • Flexible use: formative tool, pre-test, check for understanding. Testlets: Rollout • Began January 5th, 2015 • 2-3 testlets are available for every grade and subject. • Rollout continue through January and February of 2015. • Soft expectation to have all testlets released by the end of January. • Around 5-6 testlets total for every grade and subject. Testlets: Setting Up Test Sessions as a Teacher p. 7.2 • Test Session defined —In Educator Portal, a Test Session is the combination of: a single testlet, students assigned to that testlet, a name given by the person who creates the session, tickets generated with the student username and password, and • the testlet populating the assigned students’ KITE Client account. • • • • • Quick Links —Add New Test (Testlets) —Generate Tickets —Monitor Test Data Extract Reports in EP: Summary • Previous Extract Abilities — Current Enrollment — Accessibility Profile (settings by student) — Roster — Users • New Extract Abilities — Test Records • Upcoming Extract Abilities, early February — Test Administration — Test Tickets — Accessibility Profile Summary (count by feature, DLM/non-DLM) Data Extract Reports in EP: Reusable • Previous Extract Abilities — Current Enrollment — Accessibility Profile (settings by student) — Roster — Users • New Extract Abilities — Test Records • Upcoming Extract Abilities, early February — Test Administration — Test Tickets — Accessibility Profile Summary (count by feature, DLM/non-DLM) Data Extract Reports in EP: Reusable • Current Enrollment — Can update/edit/add students, but CANNOT change student ID • Roster — Can remove a student from a roster. — Can add a student to an existing roster, so long as that student is not on another identical roster. — If you try to add a student to an existing roster, but either the Roster Name, Subject, Course, School Identifier, or Educator are different, then the system will create a new roster. — If you add a line of data to the .CSV upload, and the exact same line of data already exists, the system will not duplicate the data. For example, if I have two lines of data with the exact same student, teacher, subject, roster name etc, the system only creates/updates 1 record. • Test Records — Extract ONLY contains Test Records, NOT all enrollment Data Extract Reports in EP: Coming Early February • Test Administration • Test Tickets • Accessibility Profile Summary (count by feature, DLM/non-DLM) TEC: Paper/Pencil Test Record Deadline p. 3.22 • January 5th was the deadline for assigning students to a Paper/Pencil summative assessment through the TEC. —The PNP (Access Profile) also needed to have Paper/Pencil, Large Print, Braille, and Read Aloud checked if being assigned as an accommodation for summative assessments. Heads Up • Known — Fractions appearing as whole numbers on Chromebooks (1/2 appears as 1 2 ) • Investigating — Testlet items not appearing after hitting next, only a white screen. — System is slow at login when multiple users are logging in simultaneously. — Select multiple points not allowing selection of multiple points. • Hint — If a student moves to another district or school . . . • do a TEC upload to CLEAR any Test Records. • then do a TEC EXIT to remove the student from your district . . . or, do an enrollment re-upload to change the school. Upcoming Webinars Technology Director District Test Coordinator February 12th, 2015 February 17th, 2015 Technology Director District Test Coordinator March 12th, 2015 March 17th, 2015 Help Desk • Hours —M-F —5:00 am to 4:00 pm Alaska —8:00 am to 7:00 pm Central • Email —[email protected] • Phone —785-864-3537 —855-277-9752 (toll-free) THANK YOU!