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Measured Progress ©2013 1 New Mexico iTest System Training Fall 2013 Scott Duquette Technical Product Support
Measured Progress ©2013 2 Training Topics What to Expect from Computer-Based Online Testing Introduction to iTest Components Important Considerations Technical Requirements Resource Availability NM PED Tech Footprint Site Best Practices Preparedness Online Resources Help Desk Information Key Dates & Scheduling Q&A
Measured Progress ©2013 3 What to Expect from Computer-Based Online Testing
Measured Progress ©2013 4 Three web-based components requiring secure logins: Data Administration System (DAS) Proctor Test Workstation (PTW) Student Test Workstation (STW) Introduction to iTest Components
Measured Progress ©2013 5 Data Administration System (DAS) Manage staff and student data Assign tests to staff and students Print student login tickets Access reports Access documentation Access technical requirements and kiosk installers iTest Components – DAS
Measured Progress ©2013 6 Proctor Test Workstation (PTW) Used by Test Administrators to administer tests to students Start, pause, and end test sessions Monitor student progress during test Print test receipts iTest Components – PTW
Measured Progress ©2013 7 Student Test Workstation (STW) Accessed via a kiosk that must be installed onto each student computer Prevents access to other programs or websites Used by students to take tests Requires a secure login using Student Login Tickets Use of virtual tools such as rulers, calculators, and/or Text-to-Speech NOTE: A paper answer document will be used in conjunction with the STW for math iTest Components – STW
Measured Progress ©2013 8 Important Considerations
Measured Progress ©2013 9 Operating System Microsoft ® Windows ® XP ®, Vista ®, or Windows 7 Macintosh ® 10.5, 10.6, 10.7, or 10.8 Internet Browser – DAS/PTW Firefox ® 17 ESR (Extended Support Release) Windows: Internet Explorer ® 7, 8, 9, or 10 Macintosh: Safari ® 5 or 6 Internet Browser – STW Firefox Portable Kiosk is installed with STW software Memory Configurations 512 MB or greater minimum, 1 GB or greater recommended Internet Speed Upload: 15 kbps per student Download: 55 kbps per student Technical Requirements
Measured Progress ©2013 10 Technical Resources Lab meeting technical requirements including network specifications Staff Engagement Availability of Test Administrator(s) Technical Rep available during testing Resource Availability
Measured Progress ©2013 11 NM PED Tech Footprint Site http://webapp.ped.state.nm.us/TechFootPrint Used to determine if schools will participate in CBT or PBT testing for the 2014 SBA NM PED Webinar: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/964556087 https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/964556087
Measured Progress ©2013 12 Best Practices Configure network and download kiosk from the DAS Simulate testing in advance Schedule labs in advance Take advantage of practice tests for both staff and students
Measured Progress ©2013 13 Preparedness
Measured Progress ©2013 14 Online Resources DAS Welcome page Quick Start Guide Show Me Videos Online Help Technical Requirements Technology page – installation files and instructions System Announcements Administration Manuals (DFAs and TCM)
Measured Progress ©2013 15 New Mexico Help Desk For questions relating to policy or the New Mexico Standards Based Assessment in general Monday–Friday, 7 AM to 3 PM MT Extended hours: March 3, 2014 – April 11, 2014, 7 AM to 5 PM MT 877-676-6722 email@example.com Measured Progress Technical Product Support For questions relating to the iTest software or any technical issues Monday–Friday, 7 AM to 3 PM MT Extended hours: December 10, 2013 – April 11, 2014, 7 AM to 5 PM MT 877-676-6722 firstname.lastname@example.org Help Desk Information
Measured Progress ©2013 16 Key Dates & Scheduling August 21, 2013Introductory Training September 19, 2013Second Introductory Training September 30, 2013Technology Readiness Tool (TRT) and School Speed Test (SST) Deadline; Footprint Snapshot Collected by PED October 14, 2013iServices opens October 14, 2013 – October 18, 2013 On-Site Technical Support & Training October 16, 2013DAS opens for Practice Testing October 21, 2013Practice Test Training November 4, 2013 – November 8, 2013 On-Site Technical Support & Training November 15, 2013CBT or PBT Decision Deadline February 3, 2014Final Training prior to 2014 SBA Administration March 3, 2014 – April 4, 2014 Operational Testing
Measured Progress ©2013 17 Q&A
Measured Progress ©2013 18 P.O. Box 1217, Dover, NH 03821-1217 | Web: MeasuredProgress.org | Office: 603.749.9102Its all about student learning. Period. Thank you!
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