Compass Workshop Central Region Tech Prep Center September 16, 2014 Central Region Testing Center Overview Secondary schools in the region can test students at their local schools using regional testing center units at no cost to the district Central Region Tech Prep Center Colleges can access student scores to eliminate duplicate testing (NC State, COTC, Marion Tech, CSCC) Currently 44,895 units available for use Testing Center Future Compass contact updates by school/district Migration Deadline—From eCompass to Compass 5.0 August 31, 2015 eCompass data will be available beyond this deadline Goal—Decide when to transition our Regional Compass Testing Center New Features of ACT Compass 5.0 Web-based test environment, no workstation install required A wide variety of examinee registration options System "heartbeat" monitor to gauge system performance Customizable course placement rules and messaging Full-service proctor dashboard screen Call Proctor for help feature to allow examinee to request help from the proctor Order ACT Compass units from within the system Create custom local tests and settings Automated file import and drop off for Student Information Systems using secure FTP server and .csv file transfer Web-Based and Zero-Install No Downloads Required 24/7 Web Access Technical Requirements PC/Windows Mac Processor 1.6 GHz x86compatible Intel Core Duo 1.83GHz (only Intel-based Macs supported) RAM 512 MB 1 GB Operating System Windows XP (SP3) Vista Windows 7 Mac OS X 10.5 or higher Web Browser IE 10 and 11 Firefox 26 Chrome 32 Safari 4.0, 5.0 and 6.0 Firefox 26 Chrome 32 Recommended Screen 1024 x 768 or higher Resolution Network Speed At least 100 MBPS at school and at least 256 KBPS per student testing 1024 x 768 or higher At least 100 MBPS at school and at least 256 KBPS per student testing Multiple Examinee Registration Options Walk-in registration Pre-register examinees with admission ticket Bulk load/register examinees through user interface Bulk load/register examinees via secure FTP file transfer from Student Information Systems (SIS) Examinee self-registration and check-in options Merge examinee records Email admission ticket for pre-registration ACT Compass® Migration http://www.act.org/compass/migrate/resources.html Resources Quick Start Guides Email to Listserve 9/15/2014 Campus Admins and Test Center Admins Contents Roles and Tasks Detailed Steps Creating Test Centers and Enabling Remote Test Centers Editing a Test Center Creating and Editing Users Creating Custom User Roles Creating and Managing System Announcements Ordering Units and Managing Unit Settings Migration https://compass.act.org/eCompass/index.jsp Login Screen Proctor Dashboard Provide listing of all active test sessions for test center or across campus (depending on roles) within an Active Testing tab Provide listing of all paused test sessions for test center or across campus within a Paused Testing tab Provide proctor alerts to let proctor know when attention is needed at a specific workstation, including the examinee name Workstation visibility tools to see how every student is progressing in real-time Proctor ability to pause tests Personalization School branding Custom test packages Personalized cut score messages Computer adaptive and untimed Resources Admission Ticket Reports Available in Compass 5.0 Individual Student Report (ISR) SSR MSR Examinees List Report Course Placement Report Test Activity (by test package, by test) Report Unit Usage Report Examinee Demographic Report Other Frequently Asked Questions What accommodations will be available in ACT Compass 5.0? Screen magnification and high-contrast are available. ACT Asset will continue to offer paper and pencil testing, as well as audio, braille, and large type test formats. Will the content and questions change with ACT Compass 5.0? Item pools have been refreshed and expanded, as part of ACT’s ongoing test development processes. Will scores in ACT eCompass be the same as scores in ACT Compass 5.0? Using standard research methods, ACT staff simulated assessment results with ACT eCompass and ACT Compass 5.0 and found estimated pass rates to be comparable. As always, ACT recommends that ACT Compass scores be used in conjunction with other data such as high school GPA, motivation, and previous performance in relevant courses to determine course placement for students. Will remote testing be available in ACT Compass 5.0? Yes, remote testing will be available. More Frequently Asked Questions Will the workstations need to be registered? Each workstation will need to be “named” with ACT Compass 5.0 upon first use, so that the workstation will appear in the proctor dashboard with whatever name you choose. No download or registration of the MAC address is required. If the workstation is reset to defaults, the workstation will need to be “named,” unless the name is incorporated into the image for that workstation. Will I be able to move data from ACT eCompass to ACT Compass 5.0? No. You will continue to be able to access ACT eCompass data through that platform until at least August 31, 2015. After that, the data will still be available, although it may not be through that platform. Do bulletin board messages still need to be imported as an html file? The announcement board has replaced the bulletin board in ACT Compass 5.0. You can add an announcement very easily under the announcement tab. www.act.org/compass/migrate *Quick Start Guides and Instructional Videos Available *Common Questions and Answers Group Discussion When are you planning to test students in your district this year? When should we transition our regional testing system to the new version of Compass?