AMP TD 1-8-2015 - Alaska Measures of Progress

Measures of Progress
Technology Directors
January 8th, 2015
James Herynk and Nick Studt
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 *7 to mute yourself.
• Please hold questions until the end.
• All questions must be asked through the chat box in the bottom right corner.
Review of past topics
KITE Client
Updates to Educator Portal and KITE
AMP It Up Day
Local Caching Server (LCS)
• Whitelisting
• Help Desk
Review of Past Topics
• KITE Educator Portal vs. KITE Client
• Upload: Users, Enrollment, Rosters, TEC
• Add Manually: Users, Enrollment, Rosters
• Edit: Users, Enrollment, Rosters
A. KITE Client
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
KITE Client: Install
• Now available for all supported platforms
• Go to AMP website
—Select the KITE tab
Windows (AMP)
Macintosh (AMP)
iPad (AMP - iTunes)
Chromebook (Device - Chrome Web Store)
– Unmanaged - Kiosk (chrome://extensions)
– Managed – Kiosk (Pre-Installed Apps and Extensions)
Note: installing the new version will replace the old version.
KITE Client: Important to
Notes on Installation
• Macintosh
—There is a difference in adjusting security
preferences between OS 10.9+ and 10.8- as
noted in the KITE Client Installation Guide.
• Chromebook
—KITE Client on Chromebook, both unmanaged
and managed, requires Kiosk Mode be set to
prevent students from exiting KITE Client
during testing. Be sure and follow the KITE
Client Installation Guide to set Kiosk Mode.
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
Educator Portal: Dec 19th
• Updated Educator Portal Manual
—Change log at the end of each chapter
—Table of contents now links
—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
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 the LCS running and KITE
Client testing machines pointed toward the
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.
• We suggest this is set up on a dedicated
computer with a fixed IP address.
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: What if you already
have the 2014 installed?
• Delete the LCS-2014 file from the
directory. This should be done before
downloading the new LCS-2015.
• After installing the new LCS, there is
nothing you need to do for the KITE Client
machines as long as the LCS IP address is
the same.
• LCS-2015 cannot be installed while
students are testing on LCS-2015.
LCS: Semi-Offline Mode
• This is how the current LCS functions
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: Bandwidth Usage
LCS: Getting Started
1. System Requirements
• Processor
• Ram
• Disk space
2. Request LCS Software Download
• Submit form
3. Check email for download link
• Also write down your Username and Password for
the Admin page
LCS: Email with Download
• The LCS Download File
— Windows LCS is a ZIP file, extract to C: drive
— Macintosh LCS is a DMG file, copy to Applications
LCS: Setup
1. Configuring the Properties File
• Identify the IP address and port
2. Configure the Settings.js File
• Semi-Offline-Do nothing
• Full Offline-Change “exports.offline” to True
3. Allowing Access through your Firewall
• Identify the port or application, allowing the
testing machines access to the LCS
4. Starting the LCS
• Open folder or application to run or start
• Note: may require administrator password
LCS: Test the Setup
• Test the LCS Settings
—Enter the LCS Server IP Address and the Port
Number into a Firefox browser
LCS: Test the Setup
• Test the LCS Settings
—Enter the LCS Server IP Address and the Port
Number into a Firefox browser
LCS: Point the Testing
Machines toward the LCS
• Configure each testing machine with the
IP Address and Port of the LCS
—Refer to the KITE Client Installation Guides:
• Windows (p. 5)
• Macintosh (p. 5)
• Chromebook
– Unmanaged – Kiosk Mode (p. 4)
– Managed – Kiosk Mode (p. 8)
• iPad (p. 5)
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
LCS: Shutdown
• You may want to shutdown the LCS
computer during breaks or for routine
computer maintenance.
1. When testing has finished
2. Open folder/application and “stop” the LCS
3. System administrator password may be
Note: testing machines do not need to be reconfigured upon
proximate setup, (unless you have rotating IP address).
LCS: Restarting After a
Power Outage
1. Turn on computer
2. Follow instructions for starting the LCS
• To ensure your firewall will allow data to pass through to
our servers (AAI/CETE/KITE), please whitelist the following
at your location:
— * &
• It may also help to allow the following files access through
the firewall:
— kiteclientae.exe & kiteclient.exe & tde.exe
• For continued error messages, under Network Address
Translation (NAT),
— send the Helpdesk your IP address/range: [email protected]
— whitelist our IP addresses (CDN, Content Delivery Network)
Upcoming Webinars
District Test Coordinators
Technology Directors
District Test Coordinators
January 12th, 2015
February 12th, 2015
February 17th, 2015
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)

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