AMP DTC 2-17-2015 - Alaska Measures of Progress

Report
Alaska
Measures of Progress
District Test Coordinator Webinar
Feb. 17th, 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
• Test Types
• Resources
• What’s New: Dec 19th Release Review
• What’s New: Feb 6th Release
• What’s New: Feb 6th KITE Updates
• Report Data Extracts: Overview
• What’s New: Feb 6th LCS Release
• Testlets
— Defined
— Compared to Summative
— FAQs
• TEC: Test Record Upload Deadline March 6th
• Upcoming Webinars
Preface: 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
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Windows
Macintosh
iPad
Chromebook
B. Educator Portal (Updated Feb. 6th)
• Educator Portal Manual
• Educator’s Guide to KITE Client
• .CSV Templates for Users, Enrollment, Rosters, TEC
C. Local Caching Server (Updated Feb. 6th)
• Manuals for Mac, Windows, and Linux
• Request the Local Caching Server (LCS) Software
Resources
akassessments.org
D. Videos
• Teachers
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View and Verify Student Data: Teachers
Monitor a Test (Formative): Teacher
Assign Students to a Testlet
Access and Edit the PNP
• District Test Coordinators
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Upload TEST Records with the TEC File (2/19)
Upload User Template
Upload Enrollment Template
Upload Roster Template
Add User Manually
Add Student Manually
Add Roster Manually
Dec 19th: Educator Portal
Release and KITE Updates
• Test Record/TEC Report Data Extract
• PNP settings adjustments Spoken Audio
— Remove “Non Visual” and “Text Only” selection
— Subject specific selection for Read Aloud
— Read Aloud for directions for all students
• New upload limit of 6k entries
• Chrome supported for Educator Portal
• OS 10.10 (10.10.2) supported for KITE
• KITE Client
— TTS player integrated
— Enhanced Notes saves across sections
Feb 6th: Educator Portal
Release Overview
1. Test Administration Data Extract in EP
— Reactivation history captured
2. Test Tickets Data Extract in EP
3. Student PNP Summary Data Extract
4. PNP Data Extract Enhanced With Last Modified
Date
5. Special Circumstance/Reasons Not Tested
6. Magnification not available for AK-general
Feb 6th: Educator Portal
Release
• Test Administration Data Extract in EP
—Records will only exist during the Operational
Test Window (March 30th – May 1st)
—Roles
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District Test Coordinators
Building Test Coordinators
Principals
Teacher (note: key tool for teachers!)
—Example
Feb 6th: Educator Portal
Release
• Test Tickets Data Extract in EP
—Records will only exist during the Operational
Test Window (March 30th – May 1st)
—Access ticket information through a .CSV file
extract.
—Roles
• District Test Coordinators
• Building Test Coordinators
• Principals
—Example
Feb 6th: Educator Portal
Release
• Student PNP Summary Data Extract in EP
—Shows a count of the number of students with
each PNP setting
—Roles
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District Test Coordinators
Building Test Coordinators
Principals
Teachers
Feb 6th: Educator Portal
Release
• Special Circumstance/Reasons Not Tested
selections
—AK Reasons
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Absent
Medical Waiver
Refusal by parent
Refusal by student
—Users can change selection at any time.
—Roles
• State Assessment Administrators
• District Test Coordinators
• Building Test Coordinators
Feb 6th: Educator Portal
Release
• PNP Data Extract Enhanced With Last
Modified Date
—Last Modified Time
—Last Modified By
Feb 6th: Educator Portal
Release
• Magnification will no longer be an
available selection for Non-DLM students
in AK
• Reactivation history captured
—Goes into test Administration extract
KITE Client: iPad App and
General Installation
• Now available for all supported platforms
• iPad Client in App Store Feb 7th
—This upgrade is required for testing on iPads
—If you have auto-update enabled then this
update should happen automatically
KITE Client: Updates
• KITE Client Chrome App now Disables
Settings Tab
—When opening KITE, before logging in, the cog
wheel icon for settings would occasionally
appear.
• IPad Application now allows IP Address For
Host Setting
—Can now use IP address of LCS or host name of
LCS. You’ll want to use whichever your LCs is
using.
KITE Client: Updates
• Math Character Support For Chrome and
iPads
• Tools Close and Minimize Buttons
Increased
Data Extract Reports in
EP: Summary
• Current Extract Abilities
— Current Enrollment
— Accessibility Profile (settings by student)
— Roster
— Users
— Test Records
— Accessibility Profile Summary (count by feature)
— Test Administration
— Test Tickets
Data Extract Reports in
EP: Reusable
• Previous Extract Abilities
— Current Enrollment
— Accessibility Profile (settings by student)
— Roster
— Users
— Test Records
— Accessibility Profile Summary (count by feature)
— Test Administration
— Test Tickets
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.
• Test Records
— Extract of TEST records ONLY. To re-upload, modify format by deleting first 3
columns. Student ID and Subject are key. The TEC will overwrite Test Type
when student ID and subject are the same.
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
• Now called “Semi-Offline” mode.
LCS: Release 2015,
February 6th
• Expansion of the LCS/Admin features
—Semi-Offline Mode
LCS p 2.1
• Ability to continue ongoing testing if internet is
lost or bandwidth reduced, saves
—Fully Offline Mode
LCS p 4.1
• Ability to begin testing with no internet if tests
have been downloaded to the LCS
LCS: Fully Offline Mode
LCS: Reason to Use Fully
Offline Mode
• Remote location with no internet where
testing machines and LCS machine will be
delivered.
• 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
LCS: Admin Logging In
• Enter username and password from your
original email.
• Contact the Help Desk if you forgot.
LCS: Admin Dashboard –
Semi Offline Mode
• LCS ID
• Students Test Status
• Three Buttons: DO NOT CLICK unless advised by Help Desk
LCS: Admin Dashboard –
Fully Offline Mode
• LCS ID
• Students Test Status
• Three Buttons: DO NOT CLICK unless advised by Help Desk
• Two Buttons: Click to Fetch and Push
LCS: Admin Dashboard –
Fully Offline Mode
• Click on “Fetch Student Tests”
• Enter your Educator Portal Username and Password
LCS: Admin Dashboard –
Fully Offline Mode
• Select Building, Content, and Grade from dropdowns.
• Click “Fetch” (takes approximately 20 minutes).
LCS: Admin Dashboard –
Fully Offline Mode
• Click “Push Student Responses” to send data to AAI once
the LCS server/computer has been reconnected to the
internet.
• NOTE: confirm no students are testing
LCS: Criteria for Fully
Offline Mode
• Not compatible with DLM tests.
• Cannot run on 32 bit.
• Before fetching tests, make sure students are
in EP, and Test Records are uploaded and
correct.
• Allow extra time to set up the machine
before testing. Plan to download the content
(tests and student information) that your
location will need for a several weeks of
testing.
• When testing in KITE Client, the 90 minute
inactivity timeout may not apply
Testlets: Assessment for
Learning
• Designed to provide teachers and students
with information to help gauge the level
of students’ understanding.
• Rollout is complete
• Testlets are listed under grades.
—ELA grades 3-9 and 11
—MATH grades 3-8 and HS
• 8-20 item testlets with items clustered by
concept for grades 3-10 in ELA and math.
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 summative assessment in ELA or MATH
• a single testlet,
• students assigned to that testlet,
assigned with TEST Record
• a name given by the person who
creates the session,
named by Educator Portal
• tickets generated with the student
and ticket numbers
username and password, and
for sections/parts
• the testlet populating the assigned
students’ KITE Client account.
summative assessments populate
Quick Links
KITE just above the testlets.
— Add New Test (Testlets)
— Generate Tickets
— Monitor Test
FAQ: General and Testlets
• What if a students moves to another
school (in the same district)?
— Upload an Enrollment Template with the new school.
FAQ: General and Testlets
• What if a student moves to another
district?
— Use the TEC file to first CLEAR any exsisting TEST records.
Then use the TEC file to EXIT the student from your District’s
Educator Portal.
FAQ: General and Testlets
• What if a new student enrolls in a school
in my district?
— Use a new Enrollment Template, or Add Student Manually, or
use a modified Current Enrollment report data extract to add
a new student.
— If TEST records are needed, use the TEC file to assign the
new student to summative assessments.
— If the Test records are uploaded past the deadline for
summative test assignment, contact the KITE Help Desk or
EED.
FAQ: General and Testlets
• When is the summative testing window?
— The summative testing window opens March 31st and closes
May 1st, 2015 (roughly 4 weeks)
— The deadline for uploading TEST records is March 6th, 2015.
FAQ: General and Testlets
• As a DTC, I cannot see my students’
testlet tickets, where are they?
— For testlets, ensure you are in the “Test Management” tab of
the “Test Management” menu. If you are a teacher, make
sure that the students are rostered to you.
FAQ: General and Testlets
• Why can’t one of my teachers see his/her
students in Educator Portal?
— Confirm that the educator ID on your user record and roster
record matches and is correct. If it is incorrect, adjusting the
ID could resolve the problem.
FAQ: General and Testlets
• What can a Building Test Coordinator do?
— The role of Building Test Coordinator will be able to do
anything at the building/school level in Educator Portal that
the District Test Coordinator can do at the district level in
Educator Portal.
FAQ: General and Testlets
• Rosters are only for Testlets, not
summative tests, correct?
— Yes, rosters are used for testlets and not necessary for
summative tests.
FAQ: General and Testlets
• What if two teachers assign the same
testlet to a student?
— The student will see the test twice listed twice, such as in
the image below.
— No way to tell which is which based on order
FAQ: General and Testlets
• How many times can a student take a
testlet?
— There are no limits to the amount of times a student can take
a testlet.
FAQ: General and Testlets
• Can a teacher assign students from
multiple rosters to the same testlet test
session?
— Sort of. If a teacher is setting up a test session and assigns
students from two different rosters of students listed on the
student selection tab, the system will automatically create 2
test sessions, one for each roster. The two test sessions will
have the same name.
FAQ: General and Testlets
• Are student’s passwords the same for all
testlets?
— Student usernames and passwords stay the same.
FAQ: General and Testlets
• How much time will elapse before the
KITE Test Delivery Engine automatically
logs a student out of the system due to
inactivity?
— If the student does not interact for 30 minutes, the system
will automatically log the student out. However, it is more
likely that the testing machine will go to sleep first (or
hibernate). In which case, the student will mostly likely be
able to continue testing by waking the testing machine within
the 28-minute time limit.
FAQ: General and Testlets
• What if the Internet goes out mid-testlet?
— With LCS, continue tests in progress. Do not start NEW tests.
A new test will cause a “connectivity is lost” message.
— Without LCS, a message will appear that connectivity is lost,
if the student continues responding without internet,
responses will not save.
TEC: Test Records for
Summative Tests
No TEC,
No Test!
All students must have TEST Records
uploaded into Educator Portal with the TEC
file to receive AMP summative tests.
TEC File Deadline: March 6, 2015
Upcoming Webinars
District Test Coordinators
DTC Anchorage (TD )
February 17th , 2015
February 26th-27th , 2015
Technology Directors
District Test Coordinators
March 12th, 2015
March 24th, 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!
Submitting Issues to the
Help Desk: DOLBERP
• Describe the issue
• Operating System
• LCS?
• Browser and Browser Version
• Educator/Building/State ID
• Rate and frequency of event
• Phone Number

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