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1 Preparing for PARCC Spring Field Test ADE Assessment Webinar February 26, 2014 Focus of this Webinar: Paper-Based PBA Test Materials, Proctor Caching, and additional Pearson support

2 ADE Topics Mondays ADE – Updates for ALL PARCC Field Testing – Updates for PAPER-BASED PARCC Field Testing – Updates for COMPUTER-BASED PARCC Field Testing

3 Pearson Topics Tuesdays Pearson – Next Steps – Setting Up Test Sessions in PearsonAccess – Proctor Caching – Additional Technology Resources – Receiving Paper Materials – Additional Orders – Marking Accommodations in PearsonAccess – Frequently Asked Questions – PARCC Support

4 Pearson Topics Tuesdays Pearson – Next Steps ALL – Setting Up Test Sessions in PearsonAccess COMPUTER – Proctor Caching COMPUTER – Additional Technology Resources COMPUTER – Receiving Paper Materials PAPER – Additional Orders PAPER – Marking Accommodations in PearsonAccess COMPUTER – Frequently Asked Questions – PARCC Support

5 ALL PARCC Field Testing Next Steps – EOY Student Data Uploads (SDU) Due date to select students via ADE Common Logon - ADE creates and submits SDU Due date to upload directly to Pearson - school/district creates and submits SDU Paper Based PBA only Thursday, Jan 16Tuesday, Jan 21 PBA & EOY Thursday, Jan 16Tuesday, Jan 21 EOY onlyWednesday, Feb 26Friday, Feb 28 Computer Based PBA only Wednesday, Feb 5Friday, Feb 7 PBA & EOY Wednesday, Feb 5Friday, Feb 7 EOY onlyTuesday, Mar 18Thursday, Mar 20

6 ALL PARCC Field Testing Field Test Administrator Manuals available – One for paper-based field testing and one for computer-based field testing – Posted on PearsonAccess (in front of the logon), select Support, then Manuals and Documents – Paper copies will be provided for both paper- based and computer-based field testing – Additional training modules for test coordinators and test administrators will be posted soon.

7 ALL PARCC Field Testing Changes to the publically available HS Sample Item set – Availability of the TI-84+ online graphing calculator for the sample items has been removed from the public sample items. – Workarounds Use the secure infrastructure trial forms Use the trial software version (Windows or Mac) posted on the PARCC Tutorial page

8 ALL PARCC Field Testing Testing Window in PearsonAccess – In the previous bi-weekly , Pearson asked PARCC Test Coordinators to identify their testing window within PearsonAccess. – AZs extended testing window is not shown in PearsonAccess. – This activity is not required. – ADE recommends that you do not take the time to complete this activity.

9 ALL PARCC Field Testing Respond to general questions on the preceding ALL PARCC Field Testing topics.

10 PAPER-BASED PARCC Field Testing Receiving Paper Materials – Pearson lists the materials that will be shipped – Timeline: PBA TestingTimeline Initial delivery for PBAWeek of 3/17/14 Additional orders for PBA – test materials3/19/14- 4/30/14 Deadline to return materials for PBA Pick-ups must occur as soon as possible after testing is complete, but no later than 5/2/2014 EOY TestingTimeline Initial delivery for EOYWeek of 4/21/14 Additional orders for EOY – test materials4/21/14 - 6/4/14 Deadline to return materials for EOYPick-ups must occur as soon as possible after testing is complete, but no later than 6/13/2014

11 PAPER-BASED PARCC Field Testing Spring Break/Delivery Survey – The PBA Delivery Window (week of March 17) conflicts with Spring Break for many AZ Districts – Pearson will work with UPS so that delivery attempts are not made while the district is closed – ADE sent a survey out to all PARCC Test Coordinators with one or more schools included in paper-based PBA testing – Please respond to survey by Tuesday, March 4

12 PAPER-BASED PARCC Field Testing Respond to general questions on the preceding PAPER-BASED PARCC Field Testing topics.

13 COMPUTER-BASED PARCC Field Testing Pearson Technical Bulletins – Effect of Java Critical Patch Updates on TestNav 8 – This Java update was mentioned in our last webinar – Copy of the update was included with Mondays ADE

14 COMPUTER-BASED PARCC Field Testing Final Field Test Specifications – Posted at – Include more info than TestNav 8 requirements page – Mondays ADE provides a summary of updates included in these final specifications.

15 COMPUTER-BASED PARCC Field Testing Chromebook and iPad Apps now available – Mondays ADE has info on where to find apps – Mondays ADE has links to instructions for setting up and managing Chromebook and iPad devices

16 COMPUTER-BASED PARCC Field Testing SystemCheck Update – Updated on January 17 – Schools that used the SystemCheck Tool testing capacity function prior to January 17 should re-run – Will likely see greater capacity post-January 17 compared to pre-January 17

17 COMPUTER-BASED PARCC Field Testing Infrastructure Trial Update – If you are ready to do an infrastructure trial now, use the Infrastructure Trial Grades 6-8 Form. – This form includes a video. It most closely matches a real PARCC Field Test for load and capacity testing purposes. – Video is being added to other forms this week.

18 COMPUTER-BASED PARCC Field Testing Proctor Caching – Highly recommended – Reduces bandwidth required for testing – Improved student experience – Available now in the Training Center section of PearsonAccess – Will be available for the Production PearsonAccess site soon

19 COMPUTER-BASED PARCC Field Testing New Technology Training Modules – Available now How to Install Proctor Caching (for Windows) Configuring TestNav and Proctor Caching – Available next week How to Proctor Cache a Test Session

20 COMPUTER-BASED PARCC Field Testing Setting up Test Sessions in PearsonAccess – The ability to setup test sessions is now available for PBA testing on the Production PearsonAccess site – Step-by-step instructions for creating test sessions are included in the PearsonAccess User Guide (page 44) – The PearsonAccess User Guide is posted on PearsonAccess (in front of the logon), select Support, then Manuals and Documents

21 COMPUTER-BASED PARCC Field Testing Weekly Technical Q&A webinars – Hosted by Pearson – Thursdays at 2:00 pm AZ time – Registration links in Tuesdays Pearson – Space is limited – Recording of the February 20 th webinar is posted

22 COMPUTER-BASED PARCC Field Testing Marking Accommodations in PearsonAccess – Pearsons provided specific directions for computer-based testing and the following accommodations large-print paper accommodation read-aloud paper accommodation Text-to-Speech Background/Font Colors – If you have students selected for a computer-based PARCC Field Test who require any of these accommodations contact us at with any questions regarding these

23 COMPUTER-BASED PARCC Field Testing Respond to general questions on the preceding PAPER-BASED PARCC Field Testing topics.

24 Getting Help Pearson Support – Pearsons PARCC Help Center: (open Monday through Friday, 6:00am to 8:00pm CST) – ADE Support –


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