AMP DTC 9-16-2014 - Alaska Measures of Progress

Measures of Progress
District Test Coordinator Webinar
September 16, 2014
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 *7 to mute yourself.
• Please hold questions until the end.
• All questions must be asked through the chat box in the bottom right corner.
District Test Coordinator Role
.CSV Files
KITE™ System
Educator Portal
Data Upload in Educator Portal
Assign Roles in Educator Portal
Editing Data in Educator Portal
Preview: Technology Director Role
Preview: Educator Role
Dynamic Learning Maps
Upcoming Webinars
Important Points
Help Desk
District Test
Coordinator Role
• The District Test Coordinators (DTCs) are presumed to be at the
district or school level (Building Test Coordinator).
• District Test Coordinators (DTCs) play an important role in
delivering the new assessments for Alaska Measures of Progress
via KITE. The key duties of the DTCs are to upload data for
— Users/Educators
— Enrollment/Students
— Rosters/Student-teacher pairing
— TEC/Test, Exit, Clear
• The DTCs also oversee the assessment process, including manage
user roles and responsibilities, develop a schedule for test
implementation, monitor and support test preparations and
administration, and develop a plan to facilitate communications
with parents and staff.
CSV Files
• What are .CSV Files?
— Comma-Separated Values
— Save as .CSV (not .EXE)
• Upload .CSV Templates (1 file per district or school)
— Users (October 6th)
— Enrollment (October 17th)
— Rosters (October 17th)
— TEC (later in the year)
• Resources:
— State Organization Table
— Educator Portal Manual (pages 2.16, 3.8, 4.9)
— .CSV Templates
KITE™ System
• KITE™ is a platform developed to meet
the needs of the next generation of
large-scale assessments.
—KITE Client
• Delivers assessments to students
• Download and install from the AMP website
—Educator Portal (DTC accounts by Sept. 23rd)
• Manage student, user, and assessment data
KITE Client
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Educator Portal (EP)
• Introduction
—Supported Browsers
• Firefox 24.3 ESR (recommended) and above, Safari
6.0.5, and Internet Explorer 8 and above
• Google Chrome is NOT supported
—Logging in
—Forgot Password
—Security Agreement
—My Profile
—My Organizations and Roles
—Clearing cache (Start, Control Panel, Internet
Options, Delete, Check Top 4-5, Delete, Okay)
Data Upload in EP
• Organization Tab (State data table)
• Configuration Tab: View, Upload, Add
—Users (Oct. 6)
• Enrollment (Oct. 17th)
—Rosters (Oct. 17th)
Assign Role and Add Organization:
• Users Tab (Upload defaults to Teacher)
—View Users
• New
– Assign Roles
• Pending
– Resend Email
• Active
—Modify User
• Edit
• Assign Role (page 10.4)
• Add Organizations
Editing Data in EP
• Users/Educators
—Add User Manually
—Edit User Profile
• Enrollment/Students
—Upload New .CSV to Add and Edit Students
• KEY: State_Student_Identifier (Col. K)
• Rosters
—Create Roster Manually
—Edit Roster
—Upload New Roster .CSV
Technology Directors
• Download and install the KITE Client
—KITE webpage
• Updates to Technology
—Chromebook App (available)
—iPad App (October)
—KITE Client and LCS (after September 19th)
• Troubleshooting
—Educator Portal
—KITE™ Client
• Manage Network Traffic
—LCS, Local Caching Server
Overview of LCS
Bandwidth requirements
with and without LCS
KITE Bandwidth Specifications
Without Local Caching System
384 kBps
512 kBps or faster
With Local Caching System
1000 kBps
5000 kBps or faster
• kBps (Kilobyte per second)
Preview: Educators
• What will the Educators do?
—Quick Links
• View Students
– Validate data
– Complete Access Profile
– First Contact Survey
• View Rosters
– Validate Data
• Add New Test Session (Testlets)
—Test Management Tab (sub-Test Management)
• View Test Sessions
– Print Test Tickets
Dynamic Learning
Maps (DLM)
• The DLM Consortium consists of 20 states
• Alternate assessments for students with significant cognitive
• Grades 3-8 and 9-10
• English language arts and math
• Dillard Research Associates will deliver alternate assessment for
• Educators in Alaska
access DLM via
Dynamic Learning Maps
• Getting ready for DLM
—Professional Development modules for
teachers to improve instruction.
• (not required)
—Test Administration modules for teachers who
will be administering the DLM assessments.
• (required)
• Teachers will access DLM these via
• Get Started webinars (9/24 - repeat 10/1)
—First Contact Survey
—PNP (Access Profile)
Timeline for DLM
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
*First Contact Survey determines student’s test placement. Personal Needs
Profile determines student’s online accessibility needs.
Upcoming Webinars
Technology Directors
October 9th, 2014
October 14th, 2014
District Test Coordinators
October 21st , 2014
Important Points
• Locate EP Manual and Organization Tables
• Locate and Create .CSV Files
— User Template
— Enrollment Template
— Roster Template
• Upload templates into EP
• Add and Edit Users, Enrollment, and Rosters
• Assign Roles and Add Organizations for DLM
and non-teachers
• Understand the what Educators and
Technology Directors will be doing.
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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