Agenda CDE Readiness Checklist Software and Hardware minimum requirements TestNav 8 Requirements Proctor Caching Resources Q & A Chromebooks – Jim Looper
CDE High Level Checklist 1. Receive PearsonAccess account information from DAC. 2. DTC identify School Technology Coordinators and create PearsonAccess accounts. 3. STC view Site Readiness Technical Training. 4. Configure Firewall/Content filter. 5. Identify testing labs and Proctor Caching Machines. 6. Install Proctor Caching (Software Download PC & Mac). 7. Complete System Check verification on workstations and wireless testing labs. 8. Update workstations to comply with TestNav hardware/software requirements. 9. Verify Assessment Environments in the PearsonAccess Training Center. 10. Enter TestNav Configuration(s) in PearsonAccess Production.
Definitions CMAS – Colorado Measures of Academic Success 4 th & 7 th grade Social Studies 5 th & 8 th grade Science 12 th grade in fall 2014 PARCC – ELA & Math (2015) TestNav 8 – Assessment software Pearson – Publisher of TestNav software Pearson System Check Tool – Checks student test devices for compatibility and student capacity
Java Pearson: The version which is compatible with your system depends on your browser, operating system, and security settings. Pearson recommends you use the latest version with TestNav. http://systemcheck.co.testnav.com/
Test Interruption Examples Drop Box Plugging a cell phone in to charge Auto functions like the mouse pad going to sleep Any Third party functions
Single User Logon (Kiosk mode) From the command prompt: Windows 7 - enter gpresult /r /scope computer Windows XP - enter gpresult /scope computer (space before /s and between scope and computer) Under the COMPUTER SETTINGS section look for your schools organizational unit (OU) CN=D-AIR-4SS1081,OU=Computers,OU=AIR,DC=APS,DC=LOCAL Examples: BOS, ARK, CEN, COL, QST
Reminders Accept or Run all Java pop-up screens Enable Java Pop-ups from Pearson Turn computers on prior to testing in case there are any updates that need to install. It saves time to have TestNav login screen up when students arrive http://testnav.com/co Run Check Your System tab tool on a minimum of one model of each test device. Run Testing Capacity tab tool wirelessly in same location that students will test Run Testing Capacity tab test several times during the day System Check doesnt work on Chromebooks or iPads Run capacity test using a laptop wirelessly to simulate chromebook results If possible have a couple extra computers in room as back up
Questions from Google Docs Registration Form Will there be a sample schedule on how to implement the test across grade levels with times and places? – Accountability & Research guidance hardware/ie., will iPads work etc – see slides 9 & 10 for hardware and software iPads need wired keyboards Chromebooks need management pack Access points being able to handle everything – Run Testing Capacity test Java updates? – More information pending Just worried about java and bandwith – Run Testing Capacity test
If the test have audio for kids to listen to if so i need to know. - This year only students using text to speech will need headphones Wireless connectivity being bumped up for available internet connectivity – 1. Recommend limiting streaming during testing 2.Direct internet access only during student login process then proctor caching 3.Recommend staggering students logging in Java and Flash upgrades with generic school logins – Not common to all schools, IT researching All equipment needs including mice, earphones and other accessories. - Consider mice for laptops – drag and drop on test Logistics around setting up & administering at the site – Setting up site tech/IT responsibility; administering SAC responsibility Questions continued
Resources Tech Readiness Webinars and User Guides http://www.cde.state.co.us/assessment/newassess-dtc Pearson Support (888) 687-4759 http://www.pearsonaccess.com APS Service Desk x28203 email@example.com Kim Terry Accountability & Research firstname.lastname@example.org x28335 Susan Collins email@example.com 303-326-2154 x28288
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