Measures of Progress
November 4, 2014
James Herynk
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Overview of Webinar
Educator Role
KITE™ System
Three Test Types
Getting Started in Educator Portal
Student Data in Educator Portal
Data Extract Reports
Technology Practice Tests
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
• Viewing student data and setting up testlets
—KITE™ Client
• Delivering assessments to students
• Download and install from AMP website
• AMP Website:
—Downloads and Installation Instructions
• Educator Portal Manual
– Chapter 3 “Students”
• Educator Guide to KITE Client
Three Types of Tests
• Technology Practice Tests
—Generated by AMP (for all to access)
• Testlets
—Generated by teachers (for rostered students)
• Summative
—Generated by the system (through TEC record)
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)
Data Extract Reports
• Report Data Extracts
1. Current Enrollment
2. Access Profile (PNP or Accessibility Profile)
3. Roster
• Go to:
1. Educator Portal
2. Configuration tab
3. Click on reports tab
Technology Practice Tests
• AMP Website:
—Front Page: Technology Practice Tests
• “Follow these directions”
• “Guidance for teachers with ideas on how to
introduce students to the Technology Practice Tests”
Technology Practice Tests
• Agenda for teachers:
—Show how to navigate
—Read the descriptions for each question
—Show the final review
—Show how to navigate testlet passages
—Review the features and tools with students
Instructions will not appear on
regular tests.
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:
—Accessibility Features
• Activate by Default is
Basic Calculator
Four Function
Scientific Calculator
Graphing Calculator
District Test Coordinators
• Upload Data
—Users/Educators (Window Opened: Oct 6)
—Enrollment (Window Opened: Oct 17)
—Rosters (Window Opened: Oct 17)
• Add and Edit Data
• Troubleshooting
—Educator Portal account and role setup
—KITE™ Client
Technology Directors
• Download and install the KITE™ Client
—KITE webpage
• Troubleshooting
—Educator Portal
—KITE™ Client
• Manage Network Traffic
—LCS, Local Caching Server
Local Caching Server (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.
Student responses delivered to the LCS
on the local network, not the Internet
Bandwidth used efficiently, data
sent when connection is strong, a
test continues without internet
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 Client.
• 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 report data extracts.
• 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
Technology Directors
District Test Coordinators
November 13th, 2014
November 18th, 2014
December 9th, 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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