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  • SRI & SAM Training Module Welcome to Enterprise Training for Scholastic Reading Inventory, or SRI. This training is designed for teachers who will use SRI in their classrooms to effectively place students within Scholastic programs. SRI is powered by a management system called the Scholastic Achievement Manager , or SAM. Today you’ll learn not only how to use SAM to enroll students in SRI, but also how to give the SRI test, interpret your students’ scores, and both measure and manage your students’ progress.
  • Downloading the SRI & SAM Training Module Using a Mac Visit www.scholastic.com/dodea on your web browser. Click the screen image in the presentation to visit the page directly in your browser. Click the Technology Training Modules tab. Click the SRI & SAM Training Module (PPT ) link. Click the Open With button in the pop-up window to open the presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint. Click the Save to Disk button in the pop-up window to download a copy to your computer. Using a PC Visit www.scholastic.com/dodea on your web browser. Click the Technology Training Modules tab. Click the SRI & SAM Training Module (PPT ) link to open the presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint.
  • Viewing the SRI & SAM Training Module Once you’ve downloaded the presentation, there are several ways in which you can view it. Double-click the presentation to open it in Microsoft PowerPoint. If you would like to view all of the notes as well as the presentation slides in the same window, you can either: Click the Normal View icon at the bottom left of the screen. Click View , then choose Normal . However, we recommend that you print the Participant’s Handouts and view the presentation as a slide show, so that you can take advantage of the interactive elements. The notes in brackets indicate when to click a slide multiple times to reveal additional images. To view the presentation as a slide show, either: Click the Slide Show icon at the bottom left of the screen. Click View , then choose Slide Show .
  • Printing the SRI & SAM Training Notes We recommend that you print these notes so that you can follow along and use the step procedures to familiarize yourself with the programs. To print the notes using a Mac: 1. Click File. Then choose Print to open the print window. 2. Choose Notes from the Print What: pull-down menu. 3. Click Print . To print the notes pages using a PC: 1. Click File , then choose Print Preview . 2. Choose Notes Pages from the Print What : pull-down menu. 3. Click Print .
  • This is today’s agenda. You’ll learn about SAM first, then move on to the Enterprise Edition of SRI.
  • Objectives Participants will: Increase their understanding of the Scholastic Achievement Manager (SAM), the management system for SRI. Increase their understanding of how to access and use student reports. Increase their understanding of how to customize student settings and edit student information. Increase their understanding of the troubleshooting tips for SRI software management.
  • All About SAM Here’s a general rundown of SAM and how it functions with Scholastic programs: SAM is the central management component that collects and organizes performance data across Scholastic programs. SAM manages the data associated with all of the schools, classes, groups, and teachers using Scholastic programs. SAM enables you to: Easily manage rosters and access database information. Track performance and generate reports for students, classes, and groups. Locate instructional and professional development resources. Relate state standards to Scholastic program content.
  • All About SAM: Signing In To sign in to SAM, find the square icon on your teacher computer’s desktop that has a cute little dog’s face on it (his name is SAM). Double- click this icon. To enter SAM, you will need to have a username and a password. This has been set up for you during installation of the Enterprise Edition. When the login screen appears, type: Your username : your first initial and last name with no space between. Your password : Your first and last initial. If you are the only person to use your teacher computer on a regular basis, you can speed up the sign-up process by clicking the check box and selecting Remember my Username, Password, and Settings. I should note that If you check this box, you can access SAM more easily; however, this may mean that others may have easy access to the data you stored in SAM. Click Sign In to begin. [CLICK]
  • Getting Around SAM: The Home Page This is the SAM Home Page. There are three ways to navigate SAM from the Home Page: the Quick Links , the Home Page buttons, and the SmartBar . You can find the Quick Links in the upper-right hand corner of any screen in SAM. Click these links to quickly return to the Home Page, view your Profile, exit SAM, and get help. [CLICK] Another way to navigate SAM is to use the Home Page Buttons. Click these buttons (or the tabs on the top of any screen) to access different information: Roster provides detailed information about your students’ performance in Scholastic programs. Reports provides data about your students’ performance in Scholastic programs. Resources has printables for your students and classrooms, and for professional development purposes. Book Expert has a searchable database of book titles and quizzes to support your curriculum needs. The third and most important way to navigate SAM is by using the SmartBar , which is the core of SAM navigation. It appears as the left- hand column on every SAM screen and is the quickest route to displaying information about schools and classes using Scholastic programs. [CLICK]
  • Getting Around SAM: Using the SmartBar The main tool that you use to navigate SAM is called the SmartBar . You can see it along the left side of any screen. The SmartBar gets its “ s marts ” from the way it quickly sorts profile and reports information. The choices you will have are based on the level of permissions you have to SAM. For teachers, this includes Student Settings, Class/Group Settings, and your personal Teacher Setting. [CLICK] The SmartBar works using a “ t op-down” system. This means that all of the information on the SmartBar is related and that the information contained in the tabbed lists beneath are dependent on the tabs above them. Follow the steps on screen to access student and class information. 1. Single-click either the Classes , Groups , or Students tab to reveal enrollments. 2. Double-click any name on the SmartBar to select it. Once you have made your selection, use the tabs along the top of the main display to view profile or reports information for the student, class or group you have chosen.
  • Try It Now: Navigate SAM with the SmartBar Familiarize yourself with the SmartBar ’s “top-down” system for each of your students and classes. For each selection you make on the SmartBar , make sure to locate the program information on the Roster screen. Click the tabs along the top of SAM for each selection. Notice how SAM coordinates the information specifically for your selection.
  • Getting Around SAM: Enrolling Classes in Programs Follow the steps on-screen to practice enrolling your students in SRI: Click the Manage Enrollment link under Manage Roster on the right of the Class Profile screen. Use the check boxes to enroll students in SRI. Click Save & Return to confirm enrollment and return to the class profile screen. If you would like to enroll all of the students in a program at once, just click the check box beneath the program name in the header of the Manage Enrollment window. Your class’ enrollment status will appear in the Usage Summary on your class’ Profile screen.
  • Try It Now: Enroll Students and Classes in SRI Use the Manage Enrollment link to enroll your classes in SRI. Double-check your enrollment status in the Usage Summary on both the Class and Student Profile screens.
  • SAM Reports Overview Reports provide detailed information about your students’ progress in a variety of different reading areas and skills, and contain information on students’ status in the programs. You can also use them to communicate with parents. Reports help you: Monitor student progress Check software usage Plan instruction Diagnose student needs When your students work in Scholastic programs like SRI, SAM automatically saves the results of their work, then organizes it into a variety of different reports that you can generate for each of the Scholastic programs. We will get into the details of how you can use reports to manage SRI data a little later in the training. You can access reports by clicking the blue Reports button on the Home Page, or by clicking the blue Reports tab along the top of any screen in SAM.
  • Running Reports: Using the Reports Index There are six different types of reports that can run in SAM: Progress Monitoring, Diagnostic Reports (only available in READ 180 reporting), Instructional Planning, Alerts and Acknowledgements, School-to-Home, and Management. The Reports Index lists a selection of recommended reports based on your SmartBar selection. The Reports Index is organized by the Scholastic programs, report types, and dates of reports last run. [CLICK] Clicking the blue Reports tab from any screen in SAM will open the reports index. (If you are on the Home Page, click the blue Reports Button.) Browsing for Reports Double-click the name of a Student , Group or Class on the SmartBar from the Reports Index screen [CLICK] to change the reports Scholastic recommends for your selection. If you have selected a student, the Reports Index will show reports for that student. If you have selected a class in the SmartBar, you will see reports for that class. You can use the pull-down menu next to Show at the top of the Reports Index main display to move between Classroom and Student Reports, or you can choose to view all reports available to you.
  • Running Reports: Viewing On-Screen Reports To run a report from the Reports Index: 1. Click the button to the left of the report you want to run. 2. Select a time period or the custom option. [CLICK] 3. Click Run Report once you have made your selections. You can also adjust the time period for many of the reports you run in SAM. You will see the time period selections on the right of the screen once you have selected a report. These are particular for each report. For many reports, you can customize the time period for your specific instructional needs. If you select the Custom option, you will see the Calendar Tool pop-up on screen. This option is not available for all reports. Below the time period selections, the Report Description gives some more information about how to best use each report. One of the main differences between SAM and SMS is the new way you can “ view ” reports. You can still print out copies of the data to share and maintain records, but with SAM, you can view and sort the data in reports on your computer screen as well. Follow the steps on screen to run an interactive report.
  • Running Reports: Printing On-Screen Reports To run the same report for another student, group or class, double-click the name of the student, group or class in the SmartBar and the reports will repopulate according to your selection. [CLICK TWICE] In many of the on-screen reports in SAM, you can sort the columns to view the data in ascending or descending order. Each report has a Purpose and Follow-Up, as well as a list of Related Reports, which you can access by clicking the Related Reports link along the top of the screen. You can also sort report data by the date last run column and by reports run most recently. When you print the report, however, the data will not maintain the sorting. Follow the directions on screen to view and print reports. 1. Click the Print Preview (PDF) link located in the upper right hand corner of the white portion of the screen. 2. Click File from the Adobe Acrobat Reader menu at the top left of the screen. 3. Choose Print in the menu to print the report.
  • Running Reports: Saving On-Screen Reports You can also save a copy of the report to email to administrators, parents, or guardians. Follow the steps on screen to save a copy of a report. [CLICK] Once you have saved a report, click the View Saved Reports link from the Reports Index to access saved reports for any student highlighted in the SmartBar . To email a copy of the report, save it to your computer and attach the report file to your email, just as you would do for a Microsoft Word or Excel file.
  • Try It Now: Run and Print a Report Follow these steps to practice running and printing a report: Run an SRI Report using several different time periods, including a custom time period. Use the interactive columns to sort the data in the on-screen report. Print the report, and save it for future reference.
  • Objectives Participants will: Increase their understanding of how to administer the SRI interactive assessment. Increase their understanding of the uses and limitations of a Lexile measure. Increase their understanding of the uses and limitations of SRI results. Increase their understanding of how to read and use the various assessment reports generated by SRI.
  • Using SRI Scholastic Reading Inventory is a reading comprehension test that assesses students’ reading levels. It also helps teachers group students, differentiate instruction, track students’ reading growth over time, and match readers to texts. The interactive version of SRI is computer adaptive, which means that the test adjusts to the students’ responses. Once students start the test, it shifts their difficulty levels according to student performance. If a student misses a question, the next question will be slightly easier. If the student answers correctly, the next question will be slightly more difficult. When the computer has enough information to generate a Lexile measure, the test stops. Adaptive testing shortens test-taking time, increases testing accuracy, and helps ensure that no two students receive the same test. SRI has a bank of over 4,500 questions based exclusively on passages from authentic children’s literature, both fiction and nonfiction, as well as excerpts from young adult and classic literature, newspapers, magazines, and periodicals. As they take the SRI test, students answer modified and embedded cloze test items, similar to those found on any standardized test. Upon completing the test, a student receives a Lexile measure, which is aligned to grade levels and can be used to to find the range of texts with which the student is most likely to succeed. Students can also print customized Recommended Reading Reports, which suggest books that correspond to the students’ grade level, Lexile measure, and interests.
  • Using SRI: What Results Tell You We recommend that you administer SRI to your students three to four times a school year. Use SRI at the beginning of the year for placement and to form initial groups for small-group rotations. As the year progresses, you can use students’ Lexiles to adjust instruction and regroup according to changes in reading levels. Administering SRI at the end of the year will enable you to evaluate your students’ overall growth. Each time your students take an SRI test, the results are captured by SAM. You can use SAM to generate reports to include the following student data: Lexile Measures and Performance Standards Reading Level (On, Above, or Below Grade Level) Lexile ranges for Easy , On-Level and Challenging texts Normative Data (Percentile Rank, NCEs, and Stanines) Recommendations for helping students meet grade-level expectations SRI results are also reported in norm-referenced terms, which means that you can use them to see how students in a group or class are performing compared to their grade-level proficiency range.
  • DoDEA Performance Levels: Lexile Levels The DoDEA 2006-2011 Community Strategic Plan states that “All students will perform ‘At the Standard’ level or higher in reading by the end of grades six and nine.” This slide demonstrates the proficiency breakdowns for the Lexile measures for grades six and nine. We would like to give all students the opportunity to take the SRI computer test. In the future, we hope to import and automatically set all sixth and ninth grade students’ reading levels to reflect “Below Reading Level;” when you import students into your classes, make sure to check that their reading levels all reflect “Below Reading Level.”
  • SRI Settings in SAM: Set an Estimated Reading Level Earlier you practiced adding students to SRI in SAM. Before they take the SRI test, it is important to adjust individual settings. The most important setting before a student takes an SRI test is Estimated Reading Level. Select one student from the SmartBar and click the Settings link under Programs [CLICK] to open the SRI Settings window. [CLICK] This will allow you to apply settings for this student in SRI . This setting helps target the computer-adaptive test for individual students and decreases the test time. Follow the directions on-screen to set an Estimated Reading Level for students: 1. Double-click a student’s name in the SmartBar . 2. Click the Settings link next to the SRI icon in the Programs Menu.
  • SRI Settings in SAM: Set an Estimated Reading Level (Cont’d) 3. Use the pull-down menu next to Estimated Reading Level in the Test Settings menu to select a reading level. 4. Click Okay . 5. Click Save & Return to return to the student’s Profile screen. It is important to estimate reading levels in order for students to begin the SRI test at the appropriate level. If you teach a class where most of the students are the same reading level, you can simplify this targeting process. If all of the students in your class are “Far below grade level” or “Below grade level,” select the class name from the SmartBar to target them at the same time. Set the estimated reading level for the whole class and then select the students with different reading levels to adjust their SRI reading levels individually.
  • SRI Settings in SAM: Select Test Settings Follow the on-screen directions to adjust SRI test settings for students. Double-click a class, group or student in the SmartBar . [CLICK] Click the Settings link next to the SRI icon in the Programs menu at the bottom of the screen. [CLICK]
  • SRI Settings in SAM: Select Test Settings (Cont’d) 3. Click the check boxes to customize Test Experience Settings . For example, if you do not want students to see their Lexile measure after taking the test, you can click that check box to change the setting. [CLICK] If want to ensure that students do not take the SRI test too frequently, you can adjust the minimum number of days between testing sessions. [CLICK] NOTE: Only administrators can set or change the Minimum time between completed test setting. 4. Click Save & Return to return to the student’s Profile screen.
  • Using SRI Enterprise Edition: Teacher Materials The SRI Enterprise Edition software also comes with teacher materials that you can use to administer the test and provide data-driven instruction. The SRI Educator’s Guide is a comprehensive guide that introduces you to the Scholastic Reading Inventory and provides ongoing support for administering the test and interpreting data for intervention and instruction. The guide also contains reproducibles to use in your classroom. The Lexile Framework map is a graphic representation of the reading continuum, ranging from 100 Lexiles to 1200 Lexiles. This represents early first-grade texts to advanced graduate school texts. The Lexile Framework represents an absolute scale of reading comprehension. Books are placed on this continuum according to their Lexiles. SRI allows you to test a student and use the same Lexile scale to place them on the continuum. The SAM Quick Reference Guide is a handy tool that provides information for adding and enrolling students in SAM, generating data reports, locating books, and accessing resources.
  • Preparing Your Students for the SRI Test You can help your students succeed in SRI by creating a supportive testing environment. Review test-taking strategies and be sure that the classroom is quiet. You may also wish to practice reading text passages as a class and to model how to answer cloze sentences. The following are specific strategies you can share with your students: Look for important ideas. When you read a comprehension passage, look for the main idea, especially in the first sentences of each paragraph. Complete the sentence. When you think you might have the right answer, read the sentence to yourself and insert the answer. Does the sentence make sense? Does the meaning match the passage? Use context clues to figure out unfamiliar words. You might come across a vocabulary word you don ’ t know. Ask yourself questions about what the passage is saying. This can help you determine the meaning of the word to eliminate wrong answer choices. Use your skips. You can skip up to three SRI questions without affecting your test results. Take a break between passages. SRI tests aren ’ t timed, so every few questions, take a break to stretch. You can also complete the test during another session.
  • The SRI Student Experience: Signing In to SRI Follow these steps to log into SRI: 1. Double-click the Scholastic Reading Inventory icon on your desktop to open the SRI login screen. 2. Type in your username and password. 3. Click GO to begin taking an SRI test. [CLICK]
  • The SRI Student Experience: Choosing Reading Interests Once you have enrolled and adjusted the settings for your students in SRI, they can login to the program, choose reading interests on the Interest screen, and take the test. Students can select up to three categories, including topics like “ f riends and family, ” “ s ports and fun, ” and “ e arth and space. ” SRI uses these choices to create customized reading lists for students once they have completed the test. The books on the list will be matched with their reading interests, their grade level, and their Lexile measure. To choose reading interests, students: Log in to SRI . Select up to three categories. Click Next to begin the practice test.
  • The SRI Student Experience: Taking the Practice Test Follow these steps to take the SRI Practice Test: 1. Read along with the directions. Then click Next . 2. Click OK to begin the practice test. 3. Read each passage and answer the cloze questions. 4. Click Next after you select an answer. During the Practice Test, the students will read a paragraph of fiction or nonfiction or a fill-in-the-blank question. Then students will choose the best answer from the multiple choice selections. None of these questions count towards the students’ final scores. If students incorrectly answer a practice question, they are prompted to ask a teacher for help. If students stop midway through the SRI test, it will pick up where they left off when they log back in. This is good for students who are experiencing frustration or have trouble concentrating, as well as if there is an unforeseen interruption in the middle of the test, such as a fire drill.
  • The SRI Student Experience: Taking an SRI Test After students complete the Practice Test, they’ll begin the actual test. Much like the Practice Test, an SRI test consists of brief selections of authentic fiction and nonfiction literature. For each question, students will: 1. Read the passage. 2. Read each question and select the correct answer. 3. Click Next . Each passage that your students read is “Lexiled,” which means that it is selected based on to a specific reading proficiency level. All of the answers to the questions appear correct, but students’ scores will reflect how often they choose the answer that fits the most appropriate context.
  • Try It Now: Take an SRI Test Sign In to SRI and choose reading interests. Take a Practice Test and an actual test. Familiarize yourself with answering and skipping questions. Generate and print the Recommended Reading Report after the test.
  • Using the SRI Grading Tool: Adding Test Scores to SAM After students finish the SRI computer test, their scores will appear in SAM. However, if your students take the SRI test on paper, you can use the SRI Grading Tool to add scores to SAM. Use the directions on the slide to add an SRI test score. [CLICK] 1. Double-click a student ’ s name in the SmartBar . 2. Click the Grading Tools link next to SRI icon in the Programs Menu.
  • Using the SRI Grading Tool: Adding Test Scores to SAM (Cont’d) 3. Click the Add New Test Score link to open the Add a New Test Score window. 4. Enter the Lexile score and use the Calendar tool to select the date the student took the test. The Lexile meaures that you enter in the SRI Grading Tool [CLICK] will appear in the report data.
  • Using Lexiles in the Classroom: Online Resources Once your students have taken the SRI test, students’ reading levels will be expressed in Lexiles, which you can use to plan for data-driven instruction. Lexiles provide a common scale for measuring text difficulty and student reading ability. As the most widely adopted reading measure in use today, Lexiles offer a scientific approach that facilitates learning and instruction by improving interpretability and informing educational decisions and instructional strategies. Using Lexiles,it is possible to match students with appropriate texts and track student reading ability over time using a common scale. You can click the screen image on the slide to visit Scholastic online. There you can read Professional Papers about Lexiles [CLICK], as well as research on using SRI to improve reading performance [CLICK] and targeted SRI testing [CLICK]. Website: http://teacher.scholastic.com/products/sri/research.htm
  • Using Lexiles in the Classroom: Tips for Teachers Here are more some tips for using Lexiles in your classroom: Use the Book Expert in SAM to select books that represent the different Lexile measures in your class and match them to topics and lessons. For read alouds, select books at a higher Lexile level. Students are able to comprehend text that they hear at a higher Lexile than that at which they can read. Discuss the books and model reading strategies, such as summarizing text or connecting text to personal experience. Assemble students into small groups according to their Lexile scores and interests. Ask each group to select common books on their SRI Recommended Reading Reports to read and discuss. Guide students to select books that match their current Lexile level. Encourage students to read the leveled books on their SRI Recommended Reading Lists that they can find in the school library. Recognize the limitations of Lexile measures and provide students with differentiated reading options. Lexiles are just one consideration when matching students to books. As adults, we read books below our Lexile measures for pleasure. Allow students the same opportunity from time to time. For students who have higher Lexile measures than average, it is important to also take into consideration the content level of the book. Is the topic or language age appropriate? Students can read books above their Lexile if they are highly motivated or have lots of background knowledge in the subject. Alternately, students can read books below their Lexile measure if they need to build confidence as readers.
  • Using Lexiles in the Classroom: Learning About & Tracking Lexile Measures You can use the Lexile Framework poster from your SRI teacher materials to match students to texts at the appropriate reading level. Additionally, you can show students how to track progress at the beginning, middle, and end of the year using the Student Log pages of the rBook . Recognize students’ success with certificates and other awards, and encourage them to set reading goals based on their latest SRI score.
  • Using Lexiles in the Classroom: Learning About Tracking Lexile Scores Though there are many ways to use and interpret Lexiles, a general range is usually between 100 points below and 50 points above a student’s Lexile measure. You can access Scholastic and DoDEA’s presentation about the Lexile Framework online. Visit www.scholastic.com/dodea and you can download the presentation under “Technology Training Modules.” For more information about the Lexile Framework and how to use it in your classroom, visit www.lexile.com , or click the screen image on the presentation to visit the Web site. For even more resources and information about the Lexile Framework, download the “Lexile Framework for Reading” article by clicking the image on the slide or by visiting www.MetmetricsInc.com .
  • As you begin to run reports on your students’ performance in SRI, the following charts can help you choose the right report for your needs.
  • Progress Monitoring for Differentiated Instruction Progress monitoring provides the essential data needed to assess students’ academic performance and evaluate the effectiveness of instruction. It gives you actionable data when you need it, not after the game is over. Progress monitoring is instrumental in helping to: Place students according to their skills, Set goals in alignment with their current level of proficiency, Monitor progress towards those goals, and Forecast performance on end-of-year mandated summative assessments. If you were to use progress monitoring to just place, set goals, and forecast, it would be an important tool. However, the real power of progress monitoring is realized when it is used to differentiate instruction. Once you know your students’ skill levels, you can teach to them; SRI’s progress monitoring data gives you the roadmap for doing just that.
  • Interpreting SRI Reports: Reading Performance Report The data on SRI reports is organized to help you use the results in several different ways. As an example, let’ s take a look at how the Reading Performance Report organizes data. Once you print the SRI Reading Performance Report, here ’s a walk-through of how you can analyze and review key information on it: Scan the Lexile column. Students can read text 50 levels above and 100 levels below with 75 percent comprehension. Check the Percentile Rank , Normal Curve Equivalent , and Stanine to see how your students compare to national standards. Review the Performance Standard Column to see students ’ reading comprehension proficiency levels as measured by the SRI. Use this data to inform your small groups and to match students to books at their levels for independent reading and skill instruction.
  • Interpreting SRI Reports: Intervention Grouping Report Students will receive an SRI reading list after completing an SRI test. At this point, you can use the Intervention Reading Report to plan appropriate instructional support and intervention for students who are reading below grade level. Once you print it, here are some key areas on the report that you can use to plan data-driven instruction: Scan the Lexile column. Just like on the Reading Performance Report, this score indicates the text level that each student can read with 75 percent comprehension. This Report also has Percentile Rank , Normal Curve Equivalent and Stanine columns that you can check to see how your students compare to national standards. Review the Intervention Level column to see reading comprehension proficiency levels for individual students as measured by SRI. Students who test “Below Basic” or “Beginning Reader” are identified in red. Target these students for additional differentiated support.
  • Scholastic Program Concurrency: Recommended Capacity Levels As you implement the software across your classrooms, here are some guidelines for how many users each program in the Scholastic suite can accommodate at once, which has an effect on both the speed of the program applications as well as how quickly you’ll be able to run reports across multiple classrooms. This table shows the results of the concurrent usage testing, which lists our recommendations for maximum concurrent usage of single applications on recommended Windows and Macintosh Servers. Server performance was comparable on Windows and Macintosh servers. Based on SRI testing on a recommended Novell/Linux server (same specs as recommended Windows Server), we expect the capacity numbers across all products to be equal to or better than the numbers above. To reach these capacity levels, a customer would need the server connected to a gigabit Ethernet switch and 100BaseT connections to all workstations. No changes to default installation settings are needed to reach these capacity levels.
  • SRI Troubleshooting Tips Here are some commonly encountered issues in SRI Enterprise Edition. Q :  Some of my students receive error messages while they take the test. What does it mean when my students receive the following error codes: !50, !53, c41, or L4?  A : These errors normally occur due to interruptions in the network connection or increased network traffic. If your students receive these error messages, they should simply try to do their work again. If these error messages persist, please contact your network administrator to investigate any potential network problems. 
  • SRI Troubleshooting Tips (Cont’d) Q :  Why does my student receive a message that he or she is already logged in on another computer when he or she is not?  A : If the student application is abnormally terminated, the student’s server login may have to time out before he or she can log back in. Please be sure that students are not exiting the program by force-quitting or using ctrl-alt-del. The error message will normally disappear after a few minutes. 

SRI SAM Training Module SRI SAM Training Module Presentation Transcript

  • SRI & SAM Training Module
  • Downloading the SRI & SAM Training Module
    • Using a Mac
    • Visit http://www.scholastic.com/ dodea
    • on your web browser.
    • 2. Click the Technology Training Modules tab.
    • 3. Click the SRI & SAM Training Module (PPT ) link.
    • 4. Click the Open With button in the pop-up window to open the presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint.
    • 5. Click the Save to Disk button in the pop-up window to download a copy to your computer.
    • Using a PC
    • Visit
    • http:// www.scholastic.com/ dodea on your web browser.
    • Click the Technology Training Module tab.
    • Click the Enterprise Edition SRI Training (PPT ) link to open the presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint.
  • Viewing the SRI & SAM Training Module Normal View Notes Slide View Slides
  • Printing the SRI & SAM Training Notes Using a Mac Using a PC
    • Click File. Then choose Print to open the Print window.
    • Choose Notes from the Print What: pull-down menu.
    • Click Print .
    • Click File. Then choose Print Preview to open the Print Preview window.
    • Choose Notes Pages from the Print What: pull-down menu.
    • Click Print .
  • Agenda
    • Module 1: All About SAM
    • Module 2: Using SRI
  • Module 1: Scholastic Achievement Manager
  • Objectives
    • Participants will:
    • Increase their understanding of the Scholastic Achievement Manager (SAM), the management system for SRI.
    • Increase their understanding of how to access and use student reports.
    • Increase their understanding of how to customize student settings and edit student information.
    • Increase their understanding of the troubleshooting tips for SRI software management.
  • All About SAM
    • SAM is the central management component that collects and organizes performance data across Scholastic programs.
    • SAM manages the data associated with all of the schools, classes, groups, and teachers using Scholastic programs.
    • SAM enables you to:
      • Easily manage rosters and access database information.
      • Track performance and generate reports for students, classes, and groups.
      • Locate instructional and professional development resources.
      • Relate state standards to Scholastic program content.
  • All About SAM Signing In
    • Enter your Username and Password .
    • Click Sign In .
  • Getting Around SAM The Home Page
  • Getting Around SAM Using the SmartBar
    • Single-click either the Classes , Groups , or Students tab to reveal enrollments.
    • Double-click any name on the SmartBar to
    • select it.
  • Try It Now: Navigate SAM with the SmartBar Familiarize yourself with the SmartBar ’s “top-down” system for each of your students and classes. For each selection you make on the SmartBar , make sure to locate the program information on the Roster screen. Click the tabs along the top of SAM for each selection. Notice how SAM coordinates the information specifically for your selection.
  • Getting Around SAM Enrolling Classes in Programs
    • Click the Manage Enrollment link under Manage Roster on the right of the Class Profile screen.
    • Use the check boxes to enroll students in SRI.
    • Click Save & Return to confirm enrollment and return to the Class Profile screen.
  • Try It Now: Enroll Students and Classes in SRI Use the Manage Enrollment link to enroll your classes in SRI. Double-check your enrollment status in the Usage Summary on both the Class and Student Profile screens.
  • SAM Reports Overview
  • Running Reports Using the Reports Index
  • Running Reports Viewing On-Screen Reports
    • Click the button to the left of the report you want to run.
    • Select a time period or the custom option.
    • Click Run Report once you have made your selections.
  • Running Reports Printing On-Screen Reports
    • Click the Print Preview (PDF) link located in the upper right-hand corner of the the screen.
    • Click File from the Adobe Acrobat Reader menu at the top left of the screen.
    • Choose Print in the menu to print the report.
  • Running Reports Saving On-Screen Reports
    • Click Save a Copy (PDF) at the top of the report screen.
    • Click Save to save this report in the Reports Index. You will then see a confirmation screen.
    • Click View Saved Reports to see all the reports you have saved for the student, or click Return to return to the on-screen report.
  • Try It Now: Run and Print a Report Run an SRI Report using several different time periods, including a custom time period. Use the interactive columns to sort the data in the on-screen report. Print the report, and save it for future reference.
  • Module 2: Scholastic Reading Inventory
    • Participants will:
    • Increase their understanding of how to administer the SRI interactive assessment.
    • Increase their understanding of the uses and limitations of a Lexile measure.
    • Increase their understanding of the uses and limitations of SRI results.
    • Increase their understanding of how to read and use the various assessment reports generated by SRI.
    Objectives
  • Using SRI SRI tests reading comprehension and helps teachers place students in programs, target students’ needs, and track reading growth over time. The test is computer adaptive, which means it adjusts to the students’ responses. SRI has a bank of over 4,500 test questions, based exclusively on passages from authentic children’s literature. Lexile ® measures align with grade levels that teachers can use for instruction and for matching students to texts.
  • Using SRI What SRI Results Tell You
    • Each time your students take an SRI test, the results are captured by SAM. You can use SAM to generate reports to include the following student data:
      • Lexile Measures and Performance Standards
      • Reading Level (On, Above, or Below Grade Level)
      • Lexile ranges for Easy , On-Level, and Challenging texts
      • Normative Data (Percentile Rank, NCEs, and Stanines)
      • Recommendations for helping students meet grade-level
      • expectations
  • DoDEA Performance Standards Lexile Levels 1201 & Above 1000 to 1200 650 to 999 649 & Below Grade 9 1051 & Above 800 to 1050 500 to 799 499 & Below Grade 6 Above the Standard (Advanced) At the Standard (Proficient) Partially Met Standard (Basic) Below Standard (At Risk) Grade
    • Double-click a student’s name in the SmartBar .
    • Click the Settings link next to the SRI icon in the Programs Menu.
    SRI Settings in SAM Set an Estimated Reading Level
    • 3. Use the pull-down menu next to Estimated Reading Level in the Test Settings menu to select a reading level.
    • 4. Click Okay .
    • 5. Click Save & Return to return to the student’s Profile screen.
    SRI Settings in SAM Set an Estimated Reading Level
  • SRI Settings in SAM Select Test Settings
    • Double-click a class, group, or student in the SmartBar .
    • Click the Settings link next to the SRI icon in the Programs menu at the bottom of the screen.
    • 3. Click the check boxes to customize Test Experience Settings .
    • 4. Click Save & Return to return to the student’s Profile screen.
    SRI Settings in SAM Select Test Settings
  • Using SRI Enterprise Edition Teacher Materials
  • Preparing Your Students to Take an SRI Test
    • Make sure the classroom is quiet.
    • Review Test-Taking strategies:
      • Look for important ideas.
      • Use context clues.
      • Use skips.
      • Take breaks.
    • Ask students to bring something to work on if they finish early.
  • The SRI Student Experience Signing In to SRI
    • Students:
    • Double-click the Scholastic Reading Inventory icon on desktops to open the SRI Login screen.
    • Type in username and password .
    • Glick GO to begin taking an SRI test .
  • The SRI Student Experience Choosing Reading Interests
    • Students:
    • Log in to SRI.
    • Click up to three of the colored circles to select reading interests.
    • Click Next after you have made your selections.
  • The SRI Student Experience Taking the Practice Test
    • Students:
    • Read along with the directions. Then click Next.
    • Click OK to begin the practice test.
    • Read each passage and answer the cloze questions.
    • Click Next after you select an answer.
  • The SRI Student Experience Taking an SRI Test
    • Students:
    • Read the passage.
    • Read each question and select the correct answer.
    • Click Next.
    • You can skip up to three questions.
  • Try It Now: Take an SRI Test Sign In to SRI and choose reading interests Take a Practice Test and an actual test. Familiarize yourself with answering and skipping questions. Generate and print a Recommended Reading Report.
  • Using the SRI Grading Tool Adding Test Scores to SAM
    • Double-click a student’s name in the SmartBar .
    • Click the Grading Tools link next to the SRI icon in the Programs Menu.
    • FA’s profile screen
  • Using the SRI Grading Tool Adding Test Scores to SAM
    • 3. Click the Add New Test Score link to open the Add a New Test Score window.
    • 4. Enter the Lexile score and use the Calendar tool to select the date the student took the test.
  • Using Lexiles in the Classroom Online Resources
  • Using Lexiles in the Classroom Tips for Teachers Use the Book Expert in SAM to select books that represent different Lexiles. For read alouds, select books at a higher Lexile level. Encourage students to read the leveled books on their SRI Recommended Reading Report. Assemble students into small groups according to their scores and interests. Guide students to select books that match their Lexile level. Recognize the limitations of Lexile measures and provide students with differentiated reading options.
  • Using Lexiles in the Classroom Learning About & Tracking Lexile Measures
  • Using Lexiles in the Classroom Learning About & Tracking Lexile Measures
  • Choosing the Right Report Incomplete Test Alert, which lists students who have attempted, but not completed, SRI tests. … which students did not complete SRI tests and may need retesting Student Yearly Progress Report, which compares your students’ Lexiles to Lexile grade ranges for reading proficiency. … how a student’s reading and comprehension changes from test to test Student Progress Report, which provides an individual summary of SRI testing and activity scores for each student. … an individual student’s test history Reading Performance Report for a table showing students’ scores. . . .your students’ current reading scores Look at the. . . If You Want to Know. . .
  • Choosing the Right Report Recommended Reading Report, which suggests books based on students’ interests and Lexiles. … which books to recommend students for independent reading Targeted Reading Report, which shows Lexile ranges for each student to select books based on instructional purpose. … how to match your class to books Proficiency Growth Report, which gives an overview of class Lexile measures over time. … how to detect reading proficiency trends in your groups or classes Student Action Report, which contains suggested targeted reading information and instructional recommendations. … how to fine tune your reading instruction for an individual student Intervention Grouping Report, which can help you identify groups of students who may need additional assistance. ..which students require additional intervention and ideas for grouping them Look at the. . . If You Want to Know. . .
  • Progress Monitoring for Differentiated Instruction Set Goals Forecast Place Progress Monitoring…how? Differentiated Instruction June Aug Dec Mar Summative Assessment
  • Interpreting SRI Reports Reading Performance Report Lexile Performance Standard Percentile Rank Normal Curve Equivalent Stanine
  • Interpreting SRI Reports Intervention Grouping Report Lexile Intervention Level Percentile Rank, Normal Curve, Equivalent, Stanine
  • Scholastic Program Concurrency Recommended Capacity Levels 700 concurrent users ReadAbout Recommended Servers Windows: Dual Xeon 3.2 GHz CPU, 2 GB RAM, Win 2003 Server MacIntosh: Xserve 2 GHz Dual Core Intel Xeon, 2 GB RAM, Mac OS 10.4.8 Server 200 concurrent users Scholastic Reading Counts! 700 concurrent users READ 180 225 concurrent users SRI Capacity Program
  • SRI Troubleshooting Tips Q:  Some of my students receive error messages while they take the test. What does it mean when my students receive the following error codes: !50, !53, c41, or L4?  A: These errors normally occur due to interruptions in the network connection or increased network traffic. If your students receive these error messages, they should simply try to do their work again. If these error messages persist, please contact your network administrator to investigate any potential network problems.   
  • SRI Troubleshooting Tips Q:  Why does my student receive a message that he or she is already logged in on another computer when he or she is not?   A: If the student application is abnormally terminated, the student’s server login may have to time out before he or she can log back in. Please be sure that students are not exiting the program by force-quitting or using ctrl-alt-del. The error message will normally disappear after a few minutes.