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1 Measured Progress © New Mexico iTest System Operational Test Training Spring 2014 Scott Duquette Technical Product Support

2 Measured Progress © Training Topics Help Desk Information iTest System Components DAS PTW STW Best Practices Assign Accommodations Training Test Administrators Resource Availability Technical Requirements Key Dates & Scheduling Q&A

3 Measured Progress © 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 begin on March 3, 2014 – April 11, 2014, 7 AM to 5 PM MT Measured Progress Technical Product Support For questions relating to the iTest software or any technical issues Monday–Friday, 7 AM to 5 PM MT Help Desk Information

4 Measured Progress © Three web-based components requiring secure logins: Data Administration System (DAS) Proctor Test Workstation (PTW) Student Test Workstation (STW) Referred to as the kiosk Introduction to iTest Components

5 Measured Progress © Data Administration System (DAS) Access documentation Access technical requirements and kiosk installation files Manage staff and student data Assign tests to staff and students Assign read-aloud accommodations Print Student Login Tickets Access reports iTest Components – DAS

6 Measured Progress © Online Resources DAS Welcome page Online Administration Materials Quick Start Guide Show Me Videos Training Materials (including recordings of previous training sessions) Administration Manuals (DFAs and TCM) Technology page Technical Requirements Installation files and instructions Online Help System Announcements

7 Measured Progress © Staff Management drop-down menu Test Administrator Accounts page displays any created Test Administrators Test Administrator Roster link – PDF report of Test Administrators and their login information; use this to distribute logins to Test Administrators Create New User link – create new Test Administrators Selected Items dropdown – delete Test Administrators or make them active or inactive iTest Components – DAS

8 Measured Progress © Staff Management drop-down menu (continued) Create New User page – create new Test Administrators Create user names and passwords for Test Administrators Assign tests iTest Components – DAS

9 Measured Progress © Student Management drop-down menu Student Roster page displays students by grade Download Student Roster link – PDF report of students and their login information NOTE: The report is considered secure material Create New Student link – create new students; links to Create/Edit Student page Red Ticket icon – generate Student Login Tickets (PDF) that students use to log in to test Selected Items dropdown – Print Student Login Tickets for selected students iTest Components – DAS

10 Measured Progress © Student Management drop-down menu (continued) Create/Edit Student page – create new students Student Information – Enter demographic information including state-assigned student identifier or SASID NOTE: You can only edit information for manually created students Spanish Parent Report check box – If selected, a Y will display in the Spanish Parent Report column on the Student Roster iTest Components – DAS

11 Measured Progress © Student Management drop-down menu (continued) Create/Edit Student page (continued) Test Information – English tests are pre-assigned by grade; additional tests (for example, Spanish tests) can be assigned manually if needed Voided Booklet – Prevents student responses from being scored for that test; must be applied to each test you want voided iTest Components – DAS

12 Measured Progress © One of the three read-aloud accommodation codes must be selected for each students test, as appropriate # 4 – Read-Aloud Test Items in English (SWD or 504 plan) # 20 – Read-Aloud in English (ELL) # 27 – Read-Aloud Test Items in Spanish Read-Aloud Accommodation Options

13 Measured Progress © Reporting drop-down menu Test Status Report page – PDF report shows test status of all students on rosters, broken out by session 1=tested/0=not tested iTest Components – DAS

14 Measured Progress © 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 Allows Test Administrators to print a record of the students that participated in a particular test session iTest Components – PTW

15 Measured Progress © You can toggle between test events, or test sessions, if you are administering multiple test events during makeup testing Each test session has a different PTW screen, a unique Test Access Code, and a unique student roster Administering Multiple Sessions

16 Measured Progress © 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, science, and writing. Students will be given scrap paper for all contents except for writing. iTest Components – STW

17 Measured Progress © Students should use the TTS tool for read-aloud to ensure standardization of test presentation and read-aloud policies Students may choose the speed at which the text is read Headphones should be distributed and the computer volume level should be adjusted prior to starting the kiosk Remember: Accommodations must be set before a student logs into the STW Text-to-Speech (TTS) Tool

18 Measured Progress © TTS is available on all tests for math, science, and writing if the appropriate accommodation code (4, 20, or 27) is marked for the student prior to their login to each test TTS is available for both the English and the Spanish tests Text-to-Speech (TTS) Tool

19 Measured Progress © Download the STW from Measured Progress iServices 1.Go to 2.From the state/contract dropdown menu, select New Mexico and click Enter 3.On the next screen, New Mexico Online Services, click Online Test Resources 4.Click the Technology button Downloading the STW

20 Measured Progress © The Technology page is also accessible from the DAS home page Save this page to your Favorites or Bookmarks if desired: stw-portal.htm stw-portal.htm In order to access the DAS, a Technology Coordinator must have a Test Administrator account created by the principal or Test Coordinator at the school Downloading the STW

21 Measured Progress © Windows The STW will appear as a shortcut on the desktop and will be added to the Start menu. Start the STW to get to the student login screen. Macintosh The STW will appear on the dock. The student must log out and log in as another user to access the application: User: mpsc_01 Password: secure From the dock, open the My Applications folder and click the Portable Firefox icon Macintosh Note: Once testing is complete, the computer should be logged out / logged in under its normal account Starting the STW

22 Measured Progress © Best Practices Configure network and download kiosk from iServices or the DAS Simulate testing in advance Schedule labs in advance Take advantage of practice tests for both staff and students Set student accommodations before a students logs into the STW Contact Measured Progress Technical Product Support if/when issues occur

23 Measured Progress © Test Coordinators are expected to train Test Administrators on the online test system components (PTW and STW) The training should provide time for staff to practice logging into the PTW and performing all actions to start and end a test Training students have been created in the system for staff use during training Test Administrators are expected to administer the computer-based test in the same manner as the paper-based test Training Test Administrators

24 Measured Progress © Training resources and help accessible via iServices or DAS Home Page: *Operational testing only Available MaterialWhere?Description Quick Start Guide Online Administration Materials A summary of basic facts and resources for all components of the test administration STW-PTW Interaction Video Online Administration Materials A brief video demonstration of the virtual interaction between the student and the proctor systems during a test session Student Training Video Online Administration Materials A brief video demonstration of the student system during a test session Training Presentations Online Administration Materials Recorded training presentation webinars Directions for Administration (DFA)* Administration Manuals Grade-specific manuals, including scripts, used to administer the test Test Coordinators Manual (TCM)* Administration Manuals Manual for District or School Test Coordinators listing test security measures and packing instructions User Guide Online Administration Materials A complete guide to all components of the iTest system and the test administration Online Help FeatureDAS A searchable version of the User Guide, located exclusively on the Data Administration System (DAS) Training Test Administrators

25 Measured Progress © Technical Resources Lab meeting technical requirements including network specifications Staff Engagement Availability of Test Administrator(s) Technical Rep available during testing Resource Availability

26 Measured Progress © 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

27 Measured Progress © Key Dates & Scheduling August 21, 2013Introductory Training September 19, 2013Second Introductory Training October 4, 2013Technology Readiness Tool (TRT) and School Speed Test (SST) Deadline; Footprint Snapshot Collected by PED October 14, 2013iServices opens for access to online resources October 14, 2013 – October 18, 2013 On-Site Technical Support & Training October 16, 2013DAS opens for Practice Testing October 21, 2013Practice Test Training November 4-8, 2013On-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 (only with CBT waiver)

28 Measured Progress © Q&A

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