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1 Smarter Balanced Technology Update February 3, 2014 PROVIDED BY THE IDAHO STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

2 Why Smarter Balanced? PROVIDED BY THE IDAHO STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Balanced assessment system (formative/interim/summative) Aligned to Idaho Core Standards Designed to probe student knowledge at deeper levels Adaptive and advanced items Idaho governance Direct benefit to HS students (11 th grade test)

3 Where We Were PROVIDED BY THE IDAHO STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

4 Now: Performance Tasks PROVIDED BY THE IDAHO STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION 30 minute in class portion, followed by a (depending on grade level) minute extended response time involving a computer

5 Now: Drag and Drop PROVIDED BY THE IDAHO STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

6 Now: Selected Response PROVIDED BY THE IDAHO STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

7 Now: Technology Enhanced (Manipulatives) PROVIDED BY THE IDAHO STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

8 Now: Technology Enhanced (Embedded Videos) PROVIDED BY THE IDAHO STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

9 Now: Constructed Response PROVIDED BY THE IDAHO STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

10 New Training Tests (Released January 31) PROVIDED BY THE IDAHO STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION More functional Focus on universal tools, rather than content Integrate with Student Interface Module

11 Technology Requirements PROVIDED BY THE IDAHO STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

12 Technology Requirements PROVIDED BY THE IDAHO STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

13 Testing Engine Training Dates/Locations PROVIDED BY THE IDAHO STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION February 24 th : Idaho Falls* February 25 th : Boise* February 26 th : CDA* 8am to 5pm! – *Locations and info sent out by Assessment Division

14 Device Requirements PROVIDED BY THE IDAHO STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

15 Operating System Requirements PROVIDED BY THE IDAHO STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

16 Additional Requirements PROVIDED BY THE IDAHO STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

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18 Down the Road PROVIDED BY THE IDAHO STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

19 Network PROVIDED BY THE IDAHO STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Currently estimate that the Smarter Balanced assessment will require 10–20 Kbps per student or less. The bandwidth checker is hosted at https://air.tds.airast.org/student/Pages/LoginShell.aspx?s ection=sectionDiagnostics&c=SBAC_PT. https://air.tds.airast.org/student/Pages/LoginShell.aspx?s ection=sectionDiagnostics&c=SBAC_PT It can be run using modern versions of Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome on computers with Windows, OS X, or Linux operating systems; Safari on tablets using the iOS operating system; and Chrome on tablets using the Android operating system. The bandwidth checker cannot be accessed using Internet Explorer.

20 Where Idaho is At PROVIDED BY THE IDAHO STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Meeting Minimum Operating System: 98.5% Meeting Minimum Display Size: 96.6% Meeting Minimum Screen Resolution: 96% Meeting the Assessment Environment Constraint: 59.4% (21,186 Devices do not have this data)

21 Assessment Training Modules for Smarter Balanced PROVIDED BY THE IDAHO STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Available on the Field Test portal: TIDE (Test Information Distribution Engine) Training Module made available January 24 Login Accounts are being sent out to Testing Coordinators & Superintendents. Other permissions are made at the local level. Training Modules Made Available on January 28 What is a FT? PT Overview Universal Tools What is a CAT? Technical Readiness Student Interface Rest of Training Modules Will Be Made Available on February 10 Administration Training Accessibility and Accommodations Teacher Interface

22 Accommodations PROVIDED BY THE IDAHO STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION SDE will only upload into TIDE required demographic information, such as isIEP and/or is504. SDE will not put into TIDE the specific accommodations and/or designated supports. District and/or Schools will have the ability to do a bulk upload or adjust the student test settings by student through the TIDE system. This information can be found in the Smarter Balanced TIDE Users Guide (attached). On pg. 29 of the documents begins the section regarding Student Test Settings. Pgs. 34/35 lists which fields they will be able to set. The two webinars ( ) specific to TIDE and Accessibility and Accommodations are: – TIDE User Roles: Module will provide detailed information on how to upload student information and manage users, as well as other feature found on the Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE). TARGET AUDIENCE: District test coordinators and administrators – Accessibility and Accommodations: Module will provide an overview of various tools that are provide to accommodate a students testing needs. TARGET AUDIENCE: Districts, teachers and parents. Additionally, the Smarter Balanced Usability, Accessibility and Accommodations Guidelines and FAQs can be found here:

23 The High Level Process PROVIDED BY THE IDAHO STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

24 Step 1 PROVIDED BY THE IDAHO STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Complete Data Elements in the Technology Readiness Tool (www.techreadiness.net) – Device Inventory for each school – School Survey – Mark Data Complete Import Files available Data Refreshes Hourly

25 Step 2 PROVIDED BY THE IDAHO STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Download Secured Browsers or Apps –

26 Tablet Downloads PROVIDED BY THE IDAHO STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AIRSecureTest iPad: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/airsecuretest/id ?mt=8 *be sure to enable Guided Access https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/airsecuretest/id ?mt=8 Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ai r.mobilebrowser&feature=search_result#?t=W251bG wsMSwxLDEsImNvbS5haXIubW9iaWxlYnJvd3NlciJd https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ai r.mobilebrowser&feature=search_result#?t=W251bG wsMSwxLDEsImNvbS5haXIubW9iaWxlYnJvd3NlciJd

27 Step 3 PROVIDED BY THE IDAHO STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Proctor and Test Administration Guides (1/29/14) – – Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) – content/uploads/2014/01/Smarter_TIDE_UserGuide_Spring2014.pdf content/uploads/2014/01/Smarter_TIDE_UserGuide_Spring2014.pdf – Technology Requirements – content/uploads/2013/07/SmarterBalanced_TechnicalSpecificationsMan ual4.pdf content/uploads/2013/07/SmarterBalanced_TechnicalSpecificationsMan ual4.pdf – Technology Readiness Modules – content/uploads/presentations/TechReq/ content/uploads/presentations/TechReq/

28 Join the Edmodo Group! PROVIDED BY THE IDAHO STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Idaho District Testing Coordinators Group Group Code: tq48bu

29 Step 4 PROVIDED BY THE IDAHO STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

30 Step 5 PROVIDED BY THE IDAHO STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Student Tutorials and Practice Tests –

31 Step 6: Estimated Testing Time* PROVIDED BY THE IDAHO STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION *Times are estimates of test length for most students. Smarter Balanced assessments are designed as untimed tests; some students may need and should be afforded more time than shown in this table. Create testing schedules

32 Science ISAT PROVIDED BY THE IDAHO STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Grades 5, 7, and 10 – Continue taking the ISAT through DRC – Estimated at 90 minutes

33 Step 7 PROVIDED BY THE IDAHO STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Operational Test – April 1 to May 16 is the window – Accounts come from local admins (Sups or DTCs) – TIDE gets populated on 2/14/14 – Data will come from January ISEE. – Session IDs/tickets printed through TIDE – Use secure browsers – Logins, tickets, proctoring, test security – User Manual has recommendations

34 Step 8 PROVIDED BY THE IDAHO STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Data Available – TIDE has testing progress/completion SBAC may release item specific data late summer SBAC will not be releasing student specific data Five Star Rating and Accountability is frozen for 1 year.

35 Questions? PROVIDED BY THE IDAHO STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Alex Macdonald – Director of Instructional Technology Angela Hemingway – Statewide Assessment and Accountability Coordinator


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