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2012 2013 idoe online-testing_site_readiness_training_deck_121112 2012 2013 idoe online-testing_site_readiness_training_deck_121112 Presentation Transcript

  • Spring 2013 IDOE Online Testing Site Readiness Training Webinar Etiquette This call will be operator assisted. Please submit questions through the chat window or via the operator during the Q and A portion of the meeting. Conference Call: 1-888-411-0721; Pass code: IDOE Slide 1
  • AgendaWelcome and Session Goals Milestone and Checkpoint Review Roles and Responsibilities (Technology and Test Coordinators) IDOE Online Testing Overview – Tests and Applications Network, Workstation and Test Delivery Client (TDC) Setup– (except iPad) Stress Test (Site Readiness Test)Looking Ahead– iPad Installation, Checkpoint 3, Support Resources, Q&A Slide 2
  • Introductions Welcome and IntroductionsIndiana Department of Education• Wes Bruce, Chief Assessment Officer• Michele Walker, Director, Office of Student Assessment• Benjamin Kemp, Science/Mathematics Assessment SpecialistCTB/McGraw-Hill• Shiva Doreswamy, Program Manager• David Berryman, Program Manager• Cece Robinson, Program Coordinator Slide 3
  • Session Goals Support and Site Readiness Troubleshooting Stress TestTest Delivery Technology SiteClient (TDC) Readiness Installation Complete Checkpoint 2 Complete Slide 4
  • Milestones MilestonesMilestones DatesSite Readiness Training (TDC, Stress Test) Dec 12, 13 and Jan 3, 8Site Readiness Training (iPad TDC, Stress Test) Early January – watch for updateSite Readiness – Stress Testing – 2 Week Window Jan 14 – 25Test Coordinator Training Mid-February – MarchTest Administration Site Access Mid-FebruaryTest/Tech Coordinator Q & A Sessions March and AprilPre-Administration Q & A April 17 & 24ISTEP+ Applied Skills Practice Test February 25 – March 13ISTEP+ Applied Skills Operational test (opt-in) March 4 – 13IREAD-3 Practice February 25 – March 20IREAD-3 Operational (opt-in) March 18 – 20ISTEP+ Multiple Choice Practice Test March 18 – May 10ISTEP+ Multiple-Choice Operational Test (100%) April 29 – May 10ISTEP+ CCSS Pilot Practice Test (opt-in) May 6 – 14 Slide 5
  • Checkpoint Review Checkpoint Review Checkpoint 1 Checkpoint 2 Checkpoint 3Nov 12 - Dec 14 Dec 17 – Jan 25 Feb 11 - Apr 19 Registration and Test Delivery Client Test AdministrationTechnology Survey (TDC)Installation System (TAS) Training (RTS) Training Site Support and Content Installation RTS data entry Troubleshooting period Test Setup/ Site Readiness Test Assignment RTS Export Benchmark Data List of Sites/Grades Two Practice Tests Point Testing Online (One Required) Final Workstation Check End Dec 14 Current Future Slide 6
  • Checkpoint 2 Roles/Tasks Review Stress Test Partner with RTS - UpdateUnderstand Results with Technology Monitor and GradesStress Test Tech to Administer Report on Testingand Plan for Coordinator the Stress Stress Test Online if the Event – Compile Test necessary feedback to CTB Checkpoint 2 Review Install TestReview Test Stress Test Delivery Delivery Results with Client and Monitor and RTS - Client Test Stress Test Report on Checkpoint 2Installation Coordinator Content. Stress Test Signoff Guide and – Compile Confirm Checklists feedback to Readiness CTBTechnology Coordinator Slide 7
  • IDOE Online Testing Program Overview IDOE Online Testing Program OverviewISTEP+ Applied Skills ELA & SS (Opt In) • ISTEP+ Applied Skills operational test (not a pilot) • Grades 3 - 8 ELA and grades 5 & 7 SS • Grades 3 – 8 Math and grades 4 & 6 Science (paper/pencil ONLY) • iPads are not supported for this testISTEP+ Multiple Choice Test (100% Online) • 100% online mandate from IN State Board of Education – all grades online • iPads are supported for this testISTEP+ Common Core State Standards Pilot (Opt In) • CCSS Pilot Test • Grades 3 – 8 ELA and Math • Data reported at grade, school and corporation • iPads are supported for this testIREAD-3 Spring (Opt In) and Summer (Online) • All grades online - If testing 100% online MC, expected to do online. • IREAD-3 Online • iPads are not supported for this test Slide 8
  • IDOE Online Testing Program Overview Student Testing Software Installed on Workstations• Student testing software (TDC)• Lock down browserTest Delivery Client(TDC) Administrative Tool Accessed via Internet• Student data management• Test assignments• Testing statusTest AdministrationSystem (TAS) Slide 9
  • Test Delivery ClientApplication Enhancements 2013Network Preparation/SetupWorkstation and Ancillary Software RequirementsInstallation Methods – Standard and CustomTest Delivery Client Installation (except iPad)Confirm Site Readiness/Verify WorkstationsFor a Positive Testing Experience… Slide 10
  • Application Enhancements – View PasswordView Password on Enter• View password when entering• Aid in typing correct login credentials• Expect fewer TDC 471 error (Invalid Credentials)• ** Test Tickets also printed in lower case Slide 11
  • Application Enhancements – SecurityPassive Security Page• Presented to Students Prior to Test Questions• Passive Message to Students• Click Continue to Move On Slide 12
  • Application Enhancements – OtherEnhanced Text to Speech Voice Custom Installer Content Download Issue• Less synthetic voice. Fixed• Different IP addresses/url than prior year. • Content will not download each time the• Same network requirements as prior year - TDC is launched. allow MP3.iPad Support Technology Enhanced Items Support• Must use iOS6 or newer, iPad 2 or newer. • Supports drag and drop items.• Must use 10” class machine - no iPad • Supports multiple correct answer items. mini. • Supports move to Common Core State• Requires use of “guided access” to lock Standards (CCSS). browser.• Download app from Apple’s store.• Instructions provided in separate training session. Slide 13
  • Network Requirements for Test Delivery Client • T1, high-speed cable, or high-speed DSL recommendedBandwidth • Minimum 1.5 Mbps upload and downloadFirewalls • Port 80 and 443 must be open • Do Not Cache Dynamic Pages • Prioritize/Allow both HTTP and HTTPS traffic for *.ctb.com (or IPs) • Users must have credentials if proxy authentication is enabled Proxy • Name: tms-oas-55.ctb.com Address: 12.167.24.52 Servers • Name: tms-oas-ew.ctb.com Address: 204.8.131.239 • TTS setup – Allow/Do not block - app.readspeaker.com Address: 79.136.80.254 – Cloud hosted. IPs may change over time. Sites that can only use IP may need to update the IP address in the future. Web Content • Allow/Do not block MP3 (Necessary for Text to Speech) Filtering LAN • Wireless OK – Do not overload WAP Slide 14
  • Student Workstation Minimum Requirements Can also be accessed from the RTS application on the Workstation Panel or from www.ctb.com/istep • Minimum: PC/Linux 1.0 GHz processor, Hardware • 1.8 GHz processor (MAC),and Memory • 512 MB of memory (1 GB recommended) , 200 MB disk space available • iPad – iOS6 or newer, iPAD2 or newer Monitor/ • Minimum screen size – 10” Class (No iPad mini) • Sound On and Headset for “Text To Speech” Accommodated Students Speakers (Operational) • Windows - Windows XP SP3, Vista SP1, Windows 7 - 32 or 64 bit Operating • Mac - OS 10.4.8, 10.5.4, 10.6 Intel, 10.7 System • Linux - Linux Fedora 11 (Red Hat), OpenSUSE 11.1, or Ubuntu 9.04 • iPad – iOS6 or newer, iPAD2 or newer Additional • Adobe Air® 2 or newer (PC/Linux); Flash® Player 9 (MAC) Software • Java Runtime Environment JRE 6, Update 24 or newer iPads will be supported in Spring 2013 for certain test administrations Slide 15
  • Workstation - Test Delivery Client Installation Workstation Test Delivery Client Install requirements For the TDC to work properly and deliver an assessment, the following conditions must be met on each workstation:Installation of the Test Client Software may require administrative permissions. This requirement issite driven.Appropriate versions of AIR (or Flash, on the Mac) and the Java Runtime Environment must beinstalled and runnable by the logged-in user during testing.The Test Delivery Client must be installed, and the Test Delivery executable must be runnable bythe workstation logged user during testing.This executable must not be prevented from executing other processes, specifically java.exe.The java executable must not be prevented from executing other processes.The java executable must be able to make HTTP/HTTPS connections on ports 80/443 to *.ctb.comaddresses.The java executable must be able to bind and listen on TCP port 12345. The java component usesthis port to receive requests from the Flash UI component.*NOTE: Standard Install - the workstation logged user must have write access to [TDC installationlocation] and subfolders during testing. Slide 16
  • Ancillary Software RequirementsJava Runtime Environment JRE 6.24 ®Minimum.Adobe Air 2 ®Minimum(PC, Linux)Adobe Flash 9 ®Minimum(MAC) Slide 17
  • Installation Methods Standard and CustomOption 1 – Standard Installer Option 2 – Custom Installer• Standard interactive installation process • Non-interactive installation process• Places installed client into default • Places client files into common application installation directory data directory • c:program filesctbOnline Assessment • c:documents and settingsall (Windows, for example) usersApplication DataCTB” (Windows• TDC is run by launching executable from XP, for example) directory • Unpacked TDC client immediately runs from directory Key Differences between Option 1 and Option 2 • Client file location on local disk is different between the 2 options • Option 2 flexibility • Installation executable launch point can be anywhere accessible to workstation (network, removable media, workstation, etc.) • Directory used for unpacking / execution accessible to all users • System administrators not required for running installation package • Options to mass deploy executable to workstations via systems management tools, network share, images, etc.
  • Installation Methods Standard and CustomWhich Installer Method Should I Use? • Standard Software Installation Process • Sites can use silent Install Scripts. Standard • Users must have read/write permissions. Installer • Recommended for MAC, Thin Client and Deepfreeze (or similar) sites. • There are several options to install using the Custom TDC Installer. This presentation will cover three methods. Choose the method Custom best suited for your location. Installer • Option 1 - Install from/on Workstation • Option 2 - Install from Server to Workstation • Option 3 - Install from Workstation with Content on the Server Slide 19
  • Test Delivery Client Installation Step 1 - Determine Installation Method and Access/Download Installer Step 2 - Install Ancillary ApplicationsStep 3 - Uninstall Existing Test Delivery Client Software (Standard Install) Step 4 - Install Test Delivery Client (TDC) software Step 5 –Load Content Step 6 - Verify Installation Slide 20
  • Standard Test Delivery Client Installation - Uninstall Test Delivery Client Installation - UninstallStandard Install User - Uninstall the Existing Test Delivery Client (TDC) PC Example - Uninstall via Control Panel Option 1. PC – Choose Control Panel 2. Choose Add or Remove Programs 3. Locate Online Assessment 4. Click Remove Slide 21
  • Standard Test Delivery Client Installation - Uninstall Test Delivery Client Installation - UninstallStandard Install User - Uninstall the Existing Test Delivery Client (TDC) PC Example - Uninstall via the Test Delivery Client Uninstall Tool 2. Locate CTB 3. Online Assessment and Choose Uninstall 1. PC – Choose Start/ All Programs Slide 22
  • Test Delivery Client Installation - Standard InstallTDC Standard Installation Method: Follows a standard software installation process (interactive) Okay to use silent install scripts (if applicable) Must be installed on all workstations - exception – thin client configurations. TDC software is new for 2013 Slide 23
  • Test Delivery Client Installation - Standard Install PCStandard Installer Method – Steps to Use for PC installation1) Access and download the TDC Client standard installer version and contentfrom the provided links. (Software is also available from TAS if TAS released.)2) From the link provided, double click the installer executable and choose to“Run” or “Save”. Choosing “Run” begins the interactive installation process. **3) Follow the interactive software installation prompts. After the installation hasfinished, the Test Delivery Client shortcut should be present on the desktop.Students will use this shortcut to launch the application.4) Locate and configure the “proxy.properties” file if authentication is required atthe site. Okay to use word pad or similar to configure. Choose save.5) Locate the “objectbank” folder. Copy content zip file to folder. Unzip.6) This workstation is now ready for online testing.**It is not necessary to enter Corp and School ID #s during install. It is ok to skip this step. Slide 24
  • Test Delivery Client Installation - Standard Install MAC ConsiderationsStandard Installer Method – MAC1) Install student test content into folder Macintosh -HD/Applications/OnlineAssessment/data/objectbank2) Configure proxy.properties file found in Macintosh -HD/Applications/OnlineAssessment/etc folder3) Confirm Web Browser ‐ Safari®. Safari required on workstations for testing.4) Click on Online Assessment Shortcut. TDC login page should launch.This workstation is now ready for online testing.**It is not necessary to enter Corp and School ID #s during install. It is ok to skip this step. Slide 25
  • Test Delivery Client Installation - Standard Install Linux ConsiderationsStandard Installer Method – Linux1) Install student test content into folder…usr/local/OnlineAssessment/data/objectbank2) Configure proxy.properties file found in [Installation location]/local/OnlineAssessment/etc/ folder.3) Click on Online Assessment Shortcut. TDC login page should launch.(Linux‐provided Online Assessment icon on the desktop)4) This workstation is now ready for online testing.**It is not necessary to enter Corp and School ID #s during install. It is ok to skip this step. Slide 26
  • Test Delivery Client Installation - Standard Install PCStandard Installer - Access the TDC Executable and Install Standard Installer – Download executable and run installer on each machine (except Thin Client) Operating System Platform Live Links WINDOWS XP, Vista, Windows 7 http://oas.ctb.com/downloadfiles/xxxx (to come) MAC 10.4.8, 10.5.4, 10.6 Intel, 10.7 http://oas.ctb.com/downloadfiles/xxxx (to come) LINUX Fedora 11, OpenSuse 11.1, Ubuntu 9.04 http://oas.ctb.com/downloadfiles/xxxx (to come)1. Click the appropriate link above 3. Follow Installation Steps 2. Choose to Run the File Slide 27
  • Test Delivery Client Installation - Standard InstallStandard Installer – Set Proxy Credentials if NeededEnter Proxy Information if used/needed based on site requirements 1. Open “etc” folder 2. Open “proxy.properties” file in text editor. 3. Enter proxy info (if needed) and save. Slide 28
  • Test Delivery Client Installation - Standard InstallStandard Installer - Access the Early Stress Content and InstallAccess the Content on OAS. Install on each workstation into objectbank folder 1. Open “objectbank” folder 2. Add test content files into “objectbank” folder Slide 29
  • Test Delivery Client Installation - Standard InstallStandard Installer – Verify setup on a few workstations• Confirm application installation and connectivity by using the From the “Network Connectivity Test” tab, click “Start”. The first TDC network utility. three questions should result • From the online application, with “Yes” which confirms that the application has been launch the Network Utility. correctly installed. • On the First Tab (Network Connectivity Test), click Start. • Questions 1, 2 and 3 should return “Yes” which indicates that the application has been correctly installed. • This does not confirm content installation. Slide 30
  • Test Delivery Client Installation - Standard InstallStandard Install – Verify Setup on a few workstations• Launch Test Delivery Client software• Login using a fake login from the IDOE Online Testing demo site• If the application launches and login completes, then the application and content have been setup correctly. Slide 31
  • Test Delivery Client Installation – Custom InstallCustom Install Options There are several options for use with the Custom Installer. This presentation will cover three options from PC. Choose the method best suited for your location. *Thin Client should use Standard Install Option. MAC and Linux are recommended to use the Standard Install Option. Option 1 - Install from Workstation Option 2 - Install from Server Option 3 - Install from Workstation with Content on the Server Slide 32
  • Test Delivery Client Installation – Custom Option 1 PCOption 1 – Install and Run TDC and Load Content from Workstation 1) Download the Custom TDC executable link to the local workstation desktop. 2) Download and Add Content to a local workstation folder (created at site). 3) Right click on Executable link and choose to “Create a Shortcut.” 4) Right click on Shortcut and choose Properties. 5) Edit Shortcut “Target” by adding “Configuration Switches” for proxy (if site required) and Content folder location (added in 2nd step above.) 6) Double click shortcut to install (TDC), content and launch TDC. 7) Verify few workstations by logging in to the Test using a fake account from the IDOE Online Testing Demo site. Slide 33
  • Test Delivery Client Installation – Custom Option 1Option 1 – Install and Run TDC and Load Content from Workstation A) Place executable, shortcut and content on a workstation. B) Use shortcut to launch the testing client. Operating System Platform Live Links WINDOWS XP, Vista, Windows 7 http://oas.ctb.com/downloadfiles/xxxx (to come) MAC 10.4.8, 10.5.4, 10.6 Intel, 10.7 http://oas.ctb.com/downloadfiles/xxxx (to come) LINUX Fedora 11, OpenSuse 11.1, Ubuntu 9.04 http://oas.ctb.com/downloadfiles/xxxx (to come)1. Click the appropriate link above 2. Choose to Save executable 3. Choose Close. to desktop. Slide 34
  • Test Delivery Client Installation – Custom Option 1Option 1 – Install and Run TDC and Load Content from Workstation4. Create a content folder on the 5. Add the early stress test content into the workstationworkstation. (example: content folder you just created.EarlyStressContent). Slide 35
  • Test Delivery Client Installation – Custom Option 1Option 1 – Install and Run TDC and Load Content from Workstation6. Next, right click on the test delivery 8. Next, right click on the shortcut and choose properties.client exe and create a shortcut. You can set the configuration points for the application for proxy and content. 7. Now there are 2 OAS TDC icons on the workstation Slide 36
  • Test Delivery Client Installation – Custom Option 1Option 1 – Install and Run TDC and Load Content from Workstation8. Add configuration points for Proxy (if applicable at site) and Content Choose to apply, save and closethe shortcut. Content Only "C:Documents and Settings[your_computer]DesktopOAS.exe" /content=C:Early_Stress_Test_Content Proxy and Content "C:Documents and Settings[your_computer]DesktopOAS.exe" /proxy=[domain][user]:[password]@hostname: port /content=C:Early_Stress_Test_ContentIt is not necessary to name the content folder Early_Stress_Test_Content.This is just an example. You will use this folder for all content. Slide 37
  • Test Delivery Client Installation – Custom Option 1Option 1 – Install and Run TDC and Load Content from Workstation9. Students will click on the shortcut to run the application.On first run, the shortcut will access the executable and locally install the TDC software, access the contentfrom the location you indicated and copy the content to the objectbank folder on the workstation, set proxy (ifyou added to the configuration) and launch the TDC. The student can then begin the test. Login … Begin Test… **Note - You can copy the content folder and shortcut you created, along with the TDC executable to other testing workstations rather than repeat these steps on all machines. Slide 38
  • Test Delivery Client Installation – Custom Option 2Option 2 – Install TDC and Content from Server to Workstation 1) Download the TDC Client executable to a server. 2) Download and Add Content to a folder on the server. (created by site). 3) Right click on Executable link and choose to “Create a Shortcut.” 4) Right click on Shortcut and choose Properties. 5) Edit Shortcut “Target” by adding “Configuration Switches” for proxy (if site required) and Content folder location (added in 2 nd step above.) 6) Copy TDC Shortcut to all Testing Workstations. 7) Double click shortcut on workstation to install the TDC and content and launch TDC. 8) Verify few workstations by logging in to a practice test using a fake account. Slide 39
  • Test Delivery Client Installation – Custom Option 2Option 2 – Install TDC and Content from Server to Workstation A) Place executable, shortcut and content on a server. B) Copy the shortcut to the workstations. C) Use shortcut to launch the testing client. Operating System Platform Live Links WINDOWS XP, Vista, Windows 7 http://oas.ctb.com/downloadfiles/xxxx (to come) MAC 10.4.8, 10.5.4, 10.6 Intel, 10.7 http://oas.ctb.com/downloadfiles/xxxx (to come) LINUX Fedora 11, OpenSuse 11.1, Ubuntu 9.04 http://oas.ctb.com/downloadfiles/xxxx (to come)1. Click the appropriate link above 2. Choose to Save executable to server. 3. Choose Close. Slide 40
  • Test Delivery Client Installation – Custom Option 2Option 2 – Install TDC and Content from Server to Workstation4. Create a content folder on the server. 5. Add the early stress test content into the server(example: EarlyStressContent). content folder you just created. Slide 41
  • Test Delivery Client Installation – Custom Option 2Option 2 – Install TDC and Content from Server to Workstation6. Next, right click on the test delivery 8. Next, right click on the shortcut and choose properties.client exe and create a shortcut. You can set the configuration points for the application for proxy and content. 7. Now there are 2 TDC icons on the Server Slide 42
  • Test Delivery Client Installation – Custom Option 2Option 2 – Install TDC and Content from Server to Workstation9. Add configuration points for Proxy (if applicable at site) and Content . Content Only " TestingServer1TDCLocation” /content= TestingServer1TDCLocationEarly_Stress_Test_Content Proxy and Content " TestingServer1TDCLocation” /proxy=[domain][user]:[password]@hostname: port /content= TestingServer1TDCLocationEarly_Stress_Test_Content 10. Choose to apply, save and close the shortcut. UNC/Mapped Drives are ok to use in the configuration. It is not necessary to name the content folder Early_Stress_Test_Content. This is just an example. You will use this folder for all content. Slide 43
  • Test Delivery Client Installation – Custom Option 2Option 2 – Install TDC and Content from Server to Workstation11. The Server should now contain a Content Folder, OAS.exe and Shortcut to OAS.exe.Copy the Shortcut to all testing workstations. Note – It is not necessary to name the content folder Early_Stress_Test_Content. This is just an example. You will use this folder for all content. Slide 44
  • Test Delivery Client Installation – Custom Option 2Option 2 – Install TDC and Content from Server to Workstation12. Students will click on the shortcut to run the application. On first run, the shortcut will accessthe executable from the server, locally install the TDC software, grab the content from thelocation you indicated and copy to the objectbank folder on the workstation, set proxy (if youadded to the configuration) and launch the TDC. The student can then begin the test. Onsubsequent runs, the application will verify the content and only download locally if differentcontent exists in the content folder you created on the server. Login … Begin Test… Slide 45
  • Test Delivery Client Installation – Custom Option 3Option 3 – Create Shortcut on Workstation. Load Content from Server. 1) Download the TDC Client executable to a workstation.2) Download Content and add to a folder on the server. (created by site).3) Right click on Executable from the workstation and choose to “Create a Shortcut.” 4) Right click on Shortcut and choose Properties. 5) Edit Shortcut “Target” by adding “Configuration Switches” for proxy (if site required) and Content folder location (added in 2nd step above.)6) Copy Shortcut and Executable to all Testing Workstations.7) Double click shortcut to install Test Delivery Client (TDC), content and launch TDC.8) Verify few workstations by logging in to the Test using an Early Stress Test Account. Slide 46
  • Test Delivery Client Installation – Custom Option 3Option 3 – Create Shortcut on Workstation. Load Content from Server. A) Place executable and shortcut on workstation. D) Copy shortcut and executable to all test B) Place content on a server. workstations. C) Pre-set the configuration on the shortcut before E) Use shortcut to launch the testing client. you copy to workstations. Operating System Platform Live Links WINDOWS XP, Vista, Windows 7 http://oas.ctb.com/downloadfiles/xxxx (to come) MAC 10.4.8, 10.5.4, 10.6 Intel, 10.7 http://oas.ctb.com/downloadfiles/xxxx (to come) LINUX Fedora 11, OpenSuse 11.1, Ubuntu 9.04 http://oas.ctb.com/downloadfiles/xxxx (to come)1. Click the appropriate link above 2. Choose to Save executable to desktop. 3. Choose Close. Slide 47
  • Test Delivery Client Installation – Custom Option 3Option 3 – Create Shortcut on Workstation. Load Content from Server. 4. Create a content folder on the 5. Add the early stress test content into the server server. (example: Create a content folder you just created. content folder on server). Slide 48
  • Test Delivery Client Installation – Custom Option 3Option 3 – Create Shortcut on Workstation. Load Content from Server.6. Next, right click on the test delivery 8. Next, right click on the shortcut and choose properties.client exe and create a shortcut. You can set the configuration points for the application for proxy and content. 7. Now there are 2 TDC icons on the desktop Slide 49
  • Test Delivery Client Installation – Custom Option 3Option 3 – Create Shortcut on Workstation. Load Content from Server.8. Add configuration points for Proxy (if applicable at site) and Content. 9. Choose to apply, save and close the shortcut. Content Only "C:Documents and Settings[your_computer]DesktopOAS.exe" /content=TestingServer1TDCLocationEarly_stress_Test_Content Proxy and Content "C:Documents and Settings[your_computer]DesktopOAS.exe" /proxy=[domain][user]:[password]@hostname: port /content=TestingServer1TDCLocationEarly_stress_Test_Content Slide 50
  • Test Delivery Client Installation – Custom Option 3Option 3 – Create Shortcut on Workstation. Load Content from Server.9. Students will click on the shortcut to run the application.On first run, the shortcut will access the executable and locally install the TDC software, pull the contentfrom the server location you indicated and copy to the objectbank folder on the workstation, set proxy (if youadded to the configuration) and launch the TDC. The student can then begin the test. Login … Begin Test… **Note - Rather than repeat these steps on all testing workstations, you can copy the shortcut you created, along with the TDC executable, to other testing workstations. Slide 51
  • Test Delivery Client Installation – All OptionsCustom Installer – Verify Setup on a few workstations• Launch Test Delivery Client software.• Login using a fake login from the IDOE Online Testing Demo site.• If the application launches and login completes, then the application and content have been setup correctly. Slide 52
  • Test Delivery Client Installation – Access Help Custom Installer – How to Access “Help”How to Access Help Help Options Create a shortcut from the Testing Double clicking the shortcut will display the below Executable. Add /help as the switch. help options. Slide 53
  • For a Positive Testing Experience Restrict intensive bandwidth use during testing (VoIP, Payroll, Drop box) Screen Laptop protocol – savers/power Use AC power, management set Restore software wired access, to a longer timeout (Deep Freeze, wireless check etc.) configured to Text To Speech – retain test data Volume and MP3 after reboot All other applications closed Allow *.CTB on testing Allow IPs (If IPs machines during are used at site) the test Anti-virus software For a Positive Verify fewfull scans scheduled Testing workstations prior after testing hours Experience… to testing Slide 54
  • Site Readiness Stress TestAbout the TestActivitiesTesting and Support Slide 55
  • Site Readiness Stress Test – About the TestGoal • Exercise online testing workstations concurrently to confirm readiness at schools. • Test in progress and test taker engaged for at least 30 minutes.Stress Test Date/Time: • Jan 14 – 25. Determine schedule locally.Logins and Test Access: Secure File Location/ISOFT • 1,020 Fake Student Accounts per School. Do not need to use alll. • Credential are not case sensitive. • Student Login ID consists of School ID, “Student”, and a sequential number from 0001 to 1020 (example: 1273student0001) • Pre-generated login documents can be accessed using your SSO credentials to download from the CTB Secure File Sharing link. • Password – common to all users – TEST • Test Access Code is specific to the school- The access code for each school will be the word test and their school ID • Example: Login ID: 0015student0001 • Password: test and Access Code: 0015test Slide 56
  • Site Readiness Stress Test – About the TestContent • Items represent content from Grade levels 3 and 4 (Screen Reader not supported during this stress test). (33 items)Timeframe: • Approximately 30 minutes concurrently to confirm readiness at Sites. • Test in progress and test taker engaged for at least 30 mins.Basic Troubleshooting: • Content, Restart, General notesStress Test Participants: • Parent Volunteers, Teachers or Students ( no need to use all 1020). • Recommend to not use 3rd Graders for Early Stress Testing • If using Grade 3 students, provide opportunity to review Experience ISTEP+ Online. • Stress Test will not be scored.Support Documents: • Located on www.CTB.com/ISTEP and in the appendix section of this presentation. Slide 57
  • Site Readiness Stress Test – Activities CTB Sites Plan for Site Readiness Stress Provide logins / passwords Test Pre-schedule Site Readiness Install TDC Software and Site Stress Tests Readiness Stress Test ContentProvide TDC Software and Site Verify Workstation SetupReadiness Stress Test Content Monitor status Provide logins to Test Takers Provide troubleshooting and Execute Site Readiness Stress support following the test Test Note problems – Report issues Follow-up with sites to CTB Slide 58
  • Site Readiness Stress Test – Before Test Day Plan/schedule the site readiness stress test Plan for test takers: parent volunteers, teachers or studentsBefore Access student login IDs and print Test Day Involve Technology and Test Coordinators Print trouble-shooting support document and provide to test coordinators/staff members involved with the early stress test. Slide 59
  • Site Readiness Stress Test – On Test Day Provide test takers with logins Execute test (Access to Test Administration Site not required)During Concurrently exercise testing workstations the Test Technology and Test Coordinators monitor process and record issues Implement protocol if a site experiences issues on test day Basic Troubleshooting Slide 60
  • Site Readiness Stress Test – After Test Day Report early stress test issues to CTB. Work with CTB Support team to resolve issues.After theTest RTS Application – Mark successful completion of Checkpoint 2 Monitor ctb.com/istep page for final list of sites and grades Testing online Slide 61
  • Looking Ahead – Checkpoint 3• Test Administration Training• Test Administration System Access• Final Content Installation• Test Assignments• Practice Tests• Final Workstation CheckCheckpoint 3 Future Slide 62
  • Looking Ahead – Checkpoint 3Looking Ahead -Potential Test Administration Site (TAS) Enhancements • Display students “Not Testing” on student list • “Do Not Score” status change confirmation • Class name included on student and summary test tickets • Test tickets credentials printed in lowercase • Corporation or school name visible after login without having to click double arrow button • Ability to view more than 10 students in test session status. Slide 63
  • Support ResourcesNeed Help? Support Options and Resources Slide 64
  • Support ResourcesAdministration Policies and Procedures Assistance ISTEP+, IREAD-3, CCSS Support (CTB) (IDOE) Indiana Department of Education CTB/Indiana Help Desk istep@doe.in.gov CTBTechnicalSupport@ctb.com http://www.doe.in.gov/assessment http://www.ctb.com/istep Phone: 317-232-9050 Phone: 800-282-1132 option 2 Toll Free: 888-544-7837 Hours of Operation: Fax: 317-233-2196 7:30 am - 5:00 pm EST Slide 65
  • Next Steps and TakeawaysComplete Feedback FormLinks to TDC installer - available late December, iPad app – available in JanuaryLink to site readiness stress content – available in late Dec, for iPad in early Jan.Consider installers and installation steps. Which method is best for your site?Site readiness stress test documentation - logins, troubleshooting guide, steps –available in early January.CTB staff resources are available to support installation and troubleshootingVerify workstation readiness prior to the site readiness stress test.Complete RTS “Readiness Progress” entry for Checkpoint 2 by January 25 Slide 66
  • AppendixSite Readiness • Prior to the Site Readiness Stress Stress Test Test, support documents will be loaded to ctb.com/istep website in Support both the Technology and Test Documents Coordinator pages. Minimum • This documents can be found onRequirements the RTS application workstation Documents panel and www.ctb.com/istep. Slide 67
  • Site Readiness Stress Test Support Documents Site Readiness Stress Test Logins Access from ISOFT (Secure File Sharing) via SSO credentials Slide 68
  • Site Readiness Stress Test Support DocumentsIDOE Online Testing Site Readiness Stress Test Basic Troubleshooting Tips Slide 69