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Washington Online Testing Information and Technical Support

  1. 1. Washington Online Testi ng Information and Technical Support February 5, 2010 Link to Webinar Recording with Audio
  2. 2. Webinar Protocol <ul><li>All participants’ microphones are automatically muted to eliminate background noise. </li></ul><ul><li>All participants may submit questions during the presentation by using the Questions Box on the GotoWebinar toolbar. </li></ul><ul><li>All questions will be answered throughout the presentation. </li></ul><ul><li>This presentation will be available on the Washington Online Testing website, www.WAtesting.com/online , under the Documentation link. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Introductions <ul><li>Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) </li></ul><ul><li>Data Recognition Corporation (DRC) </li></ul><ul><li>Computerized Assessments and Learning (CAL) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Agenda <ul><li>Online Testing Overview </li></ul><ul><li>Roles and Responsibilities – District/School Assessment Coordinators </li></ul><ul><li>Roles and Responsibilities – Test Administrators/Proctors </li></ul><ul><li>Online Guides and Manuals </li></ul><ul><li>System Overview </li></ul><ul><li>Student Demos </li></ul><ul><li>Student Tutorials </li></ul><ul><li>Management Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Student Test Session Tickets </li></ul><ul><li>Available Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Test Security </li></ul><ul><li>Key Dates </li></ul><ul><li>Questions? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Online Testing Overview <ul><li>Spring 2010 MSP Online Administration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>May 3 rd – June 4 th : Testing Window </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reading and Mathematics at grades 6, 7, and 8 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Your school was chosen for one or more grade/content areas (check with your District Assessment Coordinator) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Test designs are similar to paper/pencil tests. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Testing times are similar to paper/pencil tests. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student Demos are currently available for reading and mathematics. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student Tutorials are currently available for reading. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Roles and Responsibilities – District/School Assessment Coordinators <ul><li>Determine technology infrastructure available </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Computers available for testing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Network, connectivity, bandwidth specs available </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Set up computer labs for testing </li></ul><ul><li>Manage all usernames and passwords within the Management Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Verify and edit student data </li></ul><ul><li>Print Test Session Tickets </li></ul><ul><li>Monitor all testing; ensure test security </li></ul>
  7. 7. Roles and Responsibilities – Test Administrators/Proctors <ul><li>Administer Student Demos and Tutorials prior to testing </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure students have correct Test Session Tickets for each test </li></ul><ul><li>Plan for seating arrangement in labs </li></ul><ul><li>Monitor all students during testing </li></ul><ul><li>Identify any testing irregularities and report to School Assessment Coordinator </li></ul>
  8. 8. Online Guides and Manuals <ul><li>Spring 2010 Online User Guide </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Addendum to Assessment Coordinator’s Manual (ACM) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Step-by-step instructions for online administrations (before, during and after testing) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Delivered with Grades 3 – 5 and 6 – 8 manuals on April 7 th </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Posted on www.WAtesting.com/online TBD </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Directions for Administration (DFA) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online directions to be included in the Spring 2010 DFA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides information for test preparation and test administrator directions for testing day </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Must be reviewed prior to online test administration. Include this information in school Proctor Training. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Delivered April 7 th </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Posted on www.WAtesting.com/online TBD </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. System Overview <ul><li>Management Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Accessed through www.WAtesting.com/online </li></ul><ul><li>For District Assessment Coordinators (DAC), School Assessment Coordinators (SAC), and Test Administrators to manage testing process </li></ul><ul><li>Add new students </li></ul><ul><li>Print Test Session Tickets </li></ul><ul><li>Monitor testing </li></ul><ul><li>Student Demos </li></ul><ul><li>12-15 min flash-based interactive demonstration </li></ul><ul><li>First opportunity for students and teachers to get familiar with CAL testing interface </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrates login, navigation, tools and features available </li></ul>Installation-based solutions <ul><li>Student Testing Interface </li></ul><ul><li>Java-based application used by students to take tests and Tutorials </li></ul><ul><li>Needs to be available on every computer that will be used to administer tests and Tutorials </li></ul><ul><li>Secure testing environment </li></ul><ul><li>Tool and feature-rich interface </li></ul>Web-based solutions <ul><li>Local Caching Software (LCS) </li></ul><ul><li>Java-based component used to alleviate local bandwidth limitations and Internet connection interruptions </li></ul><ul><li>Optional component </li></ul><ul><li>To be installed on one or more computers in a school or district </li></ul>
  10. 10. Student Demos <ul><li>Student Demos </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Student Demos - Grades 6 - 8 are currently available for Reading and Mathematics. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>15 minute interactive demonstration </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Familiarize students with CAL’s testing interface </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Demonstrate login process, navigation, and tools </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Student Tutorials <ul><li>Student Tutorials </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reading Tutorial – Grades 6 – 8 are currently available </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Students practice with usernames/passwords </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Students practice with short responses with the keyboard </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Students practice with tools </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mathematics Tutorial/Updated CAL testing software – Available March 29 th </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Demo of Reading Tutorial </li></ul>
  12. 12. Management Tools <ul><li>Management Tools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>District Assessment Coordinators have access to all district and school data. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>School Assessment Coordinators have access to all school data. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Add new students for online testing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Edit limited student demographic information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Print Test Session Tickets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Management Tools available April 12 th </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Detailed training scheduled for April (TBD) </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Student Test Session Tickets <ul><li>Student Test Session Tickets </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Test Session Tickets have all login information for students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Each ticket is used for one subject only. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Students taking Reading and Mathematics online will need two tickets: 1 for Reading and 1 for Mathematics </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sample Test Session Ticket </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Student Test Session Tickets cont <ul><li>Student Test Session Tickets continued </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Test Session Tickets include Form Identification (Form ID) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tickets available to print April 26 th </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Test Session Tickets are secure materials and must be distributed and collected as such. </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Available Tools <ul><li>Reading – All tools needed are provided online. No additional tools are needed. </li></ul><ul><li>Mathematics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Yellow Scratch Paper – must be collected after testing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Glossary of Non-Mathematical Terms – provided online and hard copy may be provided (not required) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Formula Sheet - provided online and hard copy may be provided (not required) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rulers, protractors, and manipulatives may be provided by the school </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Calculators (Grade 7 and 8 only) – provided online. Students may choose to use their own calculators approved by the school </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  16. 16. Test Security <ul><li>Testing Labs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Configure labs to reduce possibility of cheating </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Manila folders around monitors </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Test Session Tickets – Form ID </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Seat students based on Form ID, A1, A2, A3, etc </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>All Test Session Tickets, Math formula sheets, Glossary of Non-Mathematical Terms, and yellow scratch paper are secure materials and must be collected after testing is completed. </li></ul><ul><li>Pause Function – used for brief emergencies (restroom break) </li></ul><ul><li>Inactivity for longer than 15 minutes during testing will cause the system to log off the test. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Key Dates <ul><li>March 29 th : Math Tutorials and updated version of the CAL testing software will be released on www.WAtesting.com/online </li></ul><ul><li>April 12 th : Management Tools released </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Usernames and passwords to be distributed by OSPI to District Test Coordinators </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WA Online Users Manual and DFA available (date TBD) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>April, TBD: Training sessions scheduled </li></ul><ul><li>May 3 rd – June 4 th : Spring 2010 Online Test window </li></ul>
  18. 18. Contact Information <ul><ul><li>Support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Check www.WAtesting.com/online for updated information, Technical and General FAQs, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OSPI Assessment Hotline Mailbox </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>online.assessment@k12.wa.us </li></ul></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Questions <ul><li>Please type in your question in the on-screen Questions Box. </li></ul><ul><li>We will answer your questions as received. </li></ul><ul><li>Washington Online Testing website </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.WAtesting.com/online </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This presentation and a summary of the FAQ’s from this session will be posted in the Documentation link on the website. </li></ul></ul>

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