SCAS Hands-On - Getting Ready for the EOCs

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This session will provide hands-on training to set up, administer, score and monitor the NAF SCAS End-of-Course exams and Culminating Projects. Savvy and experienced academy teachers will share tips about how to simplify the use of the SCAS online assessments. Participants will have an opportunity to practice those tips and to set up fall classes with the assistance of NAF staff. Participants will also learn how to find and use the information reported in the system. Bring your class schedules, class rosters and your SCAS questions to practice using your class information. Be ready for the new school year!

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  • Kevin

    Hand out the Role and Calendar – Karlene will revise and print
  • Kevin

    Hand out the Role and Calendar – Karlene will revise and print


    Where to get help and information on this …..open lab times
  • The End of Course Exam for every course is constructed in exactly the same way.

    16 course learning objectives are selected for assessment using the end of course exam. These 16 must be important, they must be assessable using multiple choice and short answer constructed response item types, and they must be evenly distributed over the units into which the course content has been organized.

    The selected learning objectives have been vetted by industry representatives for importance relative to subject matter and course content.
    The individual items have been reviewed by both industry representatives and experienced teachers for appropriateness.
  • The Scoring Rubric for Constructed Response Items is very simple. Each CR item requires two answers, and each answer is worth 1 point.
  • The sixteen learning objectives, with their locations in the curriculum, that are assessed with the EOC, are listed in the Admin Guide for Student Certification for each course.

    Here is a partial listing for Principles of Information Technology.

    The index number of a learning objective identifies the related
    Unit and Lesson and is your key to locating course content assessed with the End of Course Exam.
  • Must use a secure browse to access the EOC
    Do NOT type the URL…… must access via secure browser
  • Log in
    Click Student access Help

    Students will need their ID, School Code and the Proctor Password
  • Log in
    Click Student access Help

    Students will need their ID, School Code and the Proctor Password

    TIP – Write the School code and Proctor Code on the Board
  • Next button will advance the screen from question to question
    The Pause button will prompt the student to click OK or Cancel.
    Clicking OK on the Pause button will:
    Save the students completed responses
    Save the location in the exam, and
    Exit the student form the exam.
    To restart the exam after pausing, students will have to go through the complete login process, including entering the Proctor Password.
    Click Cancel to stay in the exam if the Pause button was accidentally pressed.

    Help button will provide reminders about key features during the exam period

  • Help button will provide reminders about key features during the exam period

    Review button allows the student to review skipped or marked exam items
    Marked button allows the student check mark an item for closer review at a later time
    Strikeout feature allows the student to eliminate rejected answers while reviewing an item.


  • Possible LABELS in the EOC Not Started, Incomplete – Means that the MC portion was not started or not complete

    MC complete but CR not answered – Roll over to see MC Score

    Click to Score ---- to score the RC ONLY

    CANNOT see the MC questions or answers an ANY TIME.

  • CANNOT see the actual MC questions or answers an ANY TIME.

    Click to Score ---- to score the RC ONLY
    Review CR Scoring Guide to ensure consistency and accuracy when scoring the CR items
    Note a practice CR item with scoring notes is contained within the Administrative Guide for the Course Assessment, located in the Help section of the SCAS.



  • CANNOT see the actual MC questions or answers an ANY TIME.



  • TOTAL Score only ….. CANNOT see the actual MC questions or answers an ANY TIME.


  • SCAS Hands-On - Getting Ready for the EOCs

    1. 1. #NAFNext2014
    2. 2. SCAS Hands-On: Getting Ready for the EOCs Kevin English Cheryl Burns Karlene McCormick-Lee July 2014
    3. 3. Agenda • Getting To Know Each Other – Kevin • SCAS Update – Karlene • SCAS End-Of-Course Exams – Kevin • The Good, The Bad - Cheryl • Opportunities, Challenges, and Solutions – Cheryl • SCAS Online – Kevin • SCAS @ NAF NEXT – Kevin • Questions - Kevin, Cheryl, Karlene Getting Ready for the EOCs
    4. 4. • What is your role? • Are you in the same role this year as next? • Have you used SCAS before? • Are you comfortable with online testing? • Do you remember your log in? Getting Ready for the EOCs
    5. 5. Student Certification Assessment System – SCAS • A Rigorous Certification • A Secure Assessment Program • A Measurement of College and Career Readiness • Aligned with Industry Standards • Designed with National Curriculum and Assessments Experts • Developed with NAF Network Input What SCAS is…
    6. 6. • A Learning Management System • A District Student Information System (SIS) • A Student Portfolio • A Lesson Planning Tool • A Formative Classroom Assessment What SCAS is NOT…
    7. 7. Completed Culminating Projects (CPAC) or End of Course (EOC) Exams SCAS By The Numbers…
    8. 8. Completed Culminating Projects (CPAC) or End of Course (EOC) Exams SCAS By The Numbers…
    9. 9. Number of Unique Students Starting an Assessment in SCAS SCAS By The Numbers…
    10. 10. Number of Academies that had students complete one or more CPACs, EOCs, or Internship Assessments (IAs): 9/12 - 2/14 • AOF 40 academies • AOHT 26 Academies • AOIT 20 Academies • AOE 6 Academies SCAS By The Numbers…
    11. 11. • Online System • Policy and Practice • Training and Outreach • Value Add Where NAF Is Going With SCAS
    12. 12. Where NAF Is Going With SCAS
    13. 13. Policy and Practice • Straightforward messaging • Transparent requirements and expectations • Clear, defined processes • Frequent and early updates Where NAF Is Going With SCAS
    14. 14. Training and Outreach – Fall 2014 • Pilot Assessments • District Champions and Power Users • District Coaching • Webinars • Resources • Technical Assistance and Support Where NAF Is Going With SCAS
    15. 15. System Enhancements • Class Roster With Raw Scores • Internship Assessment Visibility • Click/Dropdown To Enter Students • Report Development • PDFs • Online, On Demand Where NAF Is Going With SCAS
    16. 16. Adding Value and Benefits • Post Secondary Partnerships • Business Partnerships • State Partnerships • District Partnerships Where NAF Is Going With SCAS
    17. 17. Student Certification Assessment System Getting Ready for the EOCs
    18. 18. NAF Student Certification is issued upon graduation to a student who has: • Completed four (4) NAF courses receive a passing score on each of the four (4) culminating projects and end of course exams or end of course exams in 2 year-long courses in the case of AOE • Received a satisfactory rating on the internship assessment. • Met all local high school graduation requirements at a level required for admission to its state’s public postsecondary institutions (four-year, two-year, and community colleges). SCAS Requirements…
    19. 19. • What was easy? • What was hard? • What will I never do again? • What do I wish I had done the first time around? The Good, The Bad
    20. 20. Opportunities, Challenges, and Solutions Real Stories • Situation and Puzzle • Tips • Solutions
    21. 21. Roles • District SCAS Administrator • Academy SCAS Administrator • School Technical Support • Teacher Everyone Has Role
    22. 22. • Technical Support • Perform System Checks • Download Secure Browser • Use Excel Spreadsheets • Maneuver in Online Database • Upload Files • Excel, CSV, PPT, Word, Videos End-of-Course Exams
    23. 23. Timing • Before Course • During Course • Before Exam • Day of the Exam • After Exam Timing is Everything
    24. 24. Timing • Before Exam • Create and Manage Classes • Calendar Dates • Review Materials and Resources • Culminating Project • System Check • Secure Browser Timing is Everything,
    25. 25. • All EOCs • Assess 16 Critical Learning Objectives • Contain 32 Multiple Choice Questions(MCs) + 3 MCs in field test • Include 4 Constructed Response Questions (CRs) + 1 CR in field test • Total 40 Questions End-of-Course Exams
    26. 26. Scoring • Multiple Choice Items are scored immediately by the system • 1 Pt. per Correct Answer = 32 pts. • Field Test Items Not Scored • Contracted Response Items must be scored by the teacher • Scoring Rubric • 2 Pts. Possible Per Answer = 8 pts. End-of-Course Exams
    27. 27. Administrative Guide – Assessed Learning Objective End-of-Course Exams
    28. 28. SCAS Online
    29. 29. Access System & Secure Brower End-of-Course Exams Click to Download
    30. 30. Proctor Password End-of-Course Exams Last 15 min.
    31. 31. Student EOC Log In End-of-Course Exams Required Log In Info
    32. 32. Student EOC View End-of-Course Exams Navigation
    33. 33. Student EOC View End-of-Course Exams
    34. 34. Scoring The CR Items End-of-Course Exams Ready To Score
    35. 35. Scoring The CR Items End-of-Course Exams Clcik To Score Clcik To See Guide
    36. 36. View Results End-of-Course Exams Click Number to see CR Response Click or Rollover to see the EOC Raw Score
    37. 37. Download Results End-of-Course Exams
    38. 38. • To participate in SCAS or for information about SCAS training, contact a member of your NAF Instructional Management Team. • “Help” section with tips regarding several key activities. Where To Find SCAS Information
    39. 39. • Internet Testing Systems (ITS) support team is available Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm EST online, via email or by phone. • An online request for assistance can be submitted when logged into the system. The ITS support email is NAFsupport@testsys.com and phone is 1-800-514-8494. Where To Find SCAS Information
    40. 40. • If you have questions about SCAS general practices or continue to have difficulty, please contact SCAS@naf.org. • Join us for the SCAS Panel Session: Unique Solutions and Practical Ideas • Today @ 3:00PM Where To Find SCAS Information
    41. 41. SCAS ? Just Ask. #NAFNext2014

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