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Florida Interim Assessment
Item Bank and Test Platform
(FL IBTP)
Access Points Item Tryout
Spring 2014
Training Objectives
In this workshop, learn how to:
• Locate technical support resources.
• Prepare to administer an Access Points
assessment.
• Navigate to and select the assessment.
• Administer the Access Points assessment.
• In the FL IBTP, record the student’s responses
using the student’s username and password.
• Score the assessment.
Project Overview
• Florida was selected as a winner of the federal Race to
the Top competition.
• Assessment items developed as part of this project will
be stored in the Florida Interim Assessment Item Bank
and Test Platform.
• The Florida Department of Education contracted with
Pearson to develop the item bank and test platform,
which is currently available through a view-only access to
identified district representatives.
• Access Points items were written by a third-party vendor
and reviewed by Florida educators.
Tested Subjects and Grade Levels
The Access Points Item Tryout includes a test form for
the following subjects and grade levels.
Subject
Grades
Access Points Science
K-8
Access Chemistry 1
Access Integrated Science 1
Access Biology 1
Access Earth/Space Science
Access Points Social Studies
9-12
Access MJ World History
6
Access MJ Civics
7
Access MJ United States History
8
Access Economics
Access United States Government
Access United States History
9-12
K-5
Purpose of the Item Tryout
• To obtain informative psychometric data on the
Access Points items developed for the FL IBTP.
• To test the system functionality.
– Sign in to the FL IBTP.
– Plan for and administer assessments to Access
Points students in your district.
– Provide feedback to FDOE.
Preparing for Access Points
Item Tryout
Each district will receive participant usernames and passwords as
well as an Item Tryout Toolkit document.
• Sign in to the FL IBTP site using the information in the Toolkit
document one week in advance of the test administration
date.
• Follow the instructions in the Toolkit to locate and print the
test form, materials list, and scoring instructions (rubric and
exemplars).
• Gather materials to support the Access Points items included
in the test, if applicable. Review the accommodations needed
for each student, based on his or her IEP.
Technical Support Information
If at any point you need assistance walking through the
Item Tryout steps:
• Call the Help Desk number at 1-(866)-697-6435 or 866MYSNHELP.
• E-mail the Help Desk at [email protected]
Hours of operation are Mon-Fri: 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM EST.
All Help Desk agents are trained and aware of how to assist
Item Tryout customers.
Sign In
https://prodsnibtp.fldoe.org
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DEMONSTRATION OF THE PROCESS
ASSESSMENT ADMINISTRATION
PREPARATION
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Preparing for the Assessment
At least one week prior to the test date:
Sign in to FL IBTP to confirm that the assessment is
available.
Print students’ usernames and passwords.
Print the Access Points test form and materials list.
Print the scoring instructions (rubric and exemplars).
Gather materials to support the Access Points items, if
applicable. Review the accommodations needed for each
student, based on his or her IEP.
Note: These tasks can be performed by school administrators,
test coordinators, or teachers.
Administering the Assessment
On test day, teachers will do the following:
• Administer the test to the student (1 on 1).
• Sign in to the FL IBTP using the student’s username and
password and enter the student’s response to each item on
the assessment.
• Sign in to the FL IBTP using the teacher’s username and
password and score the items.
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Locating the Assessment - Teachers
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Teachers navigate to the Upcoming Tests tab on their home
pages to locate an assessment.
Teachers will see “AP Spring 2014” in the title.
04/01/14, AP Spring 2014 Form 1
Locating the Assessment –
School Administrators
Roll the cursor over the Assessment Admin header and click
Find a Test. Locate the“AP Spring 2014” test in the list
below the filter options and click the name of the test.
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Student Usernames and Passwords
Then, locate the student’s username and password by
clicking View Usernames under Test Actions.
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Printing the Test Form and
Materials List
Download the test form and materials list by clicking
Download Test (Word) or Download Test (pdf) under Test
Actions. Then print them. The materials list is also available
under Associated Resources on the left side of the screen.
Printing the Scoring Instructions
Download the scoring instructions (rubric and exemplars)
by clicking Scoring Instructions under Test Actions. Then
print them.
Gather Materials and Review
Accommodations
Review the materials list. Gather materials to support the
Access Points items, if applicable.
Provide an opportunity for teachers to review the
accommodations needed when administering a test to
students with significant cognitive disabilities.
Accommodation Categories
The student’s IEP will indicate what accommodations are
needed. Such accommodations fall into five categories:
Presentation, Responding, Scheduling, Setting, and Assistive
Technology.
Presentation
Involves the use of specialized formats such as large print, Braille, sign
language, oral presentation, use of assistive devices, and other supports to
access information for the student.
Responding
Allows the student to respond to questions using alternate modes, such as sign
language, use of assistive devices, eye gaze or blink, oral response, and other
response supports.
Scheduling
Involves a change in the amount of time the student has to complete a test,
such as an increase in the length of time.
Setting
Involves a change in the location or setting in which the test is administered.
Assistive
Technology
Involves the use of assistive technology to access information or respond to
questions.
RECORDING STUDENT RESPONSES
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Teacher Assessment Process
After administering the test on paper, teachers will do the
following in the FL IBTP system:
• Sign in by entering the student’s username and
password.
• Locate and start the test.
• Record the student’s responses to the items.
• View the test summary to ensure that all responses
were entered.
• Submit the assessment.
As an alternative, teachers may complete these tasks in the
system while administering the test.
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The Online Assessment Experience
Click this flag to
tag questions you
want to review
before submitting.
The Online Assessment Experience
Scroll down if
needed.
The Online Assessment Experience
Click this button
to move to the
next question.
Automatic Save
The testing platform automatically saves answers for
every 100 characters a teacher types in an open
response field.
Also, the testing platform automatically saves answers
each time a teacher clicks any of the following:
• I’m ready for the next question
• Pause
• View Test Summary
• The Back arrow
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Information to Record
When entering student responses, record the
accommodations that were used for the
administration, the type of response the student gave
(verbal, pointing, blinking), and the number of attempts
it took the student to respond.
Note: The number of attempts only applies to the
participatory level, up to three attempts.
ENTERING SCORES
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Entering Scores
• After submitting the student’s responses in the system,
sign back in with your teacher username and password.
• Access Points items appear in the system as open
response items. The system does not score open
response items automatically, so enter the scores
manually.
Entering Scores for Each Item
For each item, enter the score that the student earned on
each item. The score you enter for each item is the rubric
score.
Key Points
For Access Points item tryouts, remember:
• Locate technical support resources.
• Prepare to administer an Access Points assessment.
• Navigate to and select the assessment.
• Administer the Access Points assessment.
• In the FL IBTP, record the student’s responses using the
student’s username and password.
• In the FL IBTP, record the student’s scores using the
teacher’s username and password.
• Send feedback to FDOE regarding the FL IBTP Access
Points test administration process.
Questions and Answers
Your feedback is valuable.
You will be emailed a survey at the end of the Item Tryout.
We appreciate and welcome your feedback. We anticipate
updating this training based on information that we collect
from you.
Thank you very much for your time.

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