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1 OFFICE OF SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION Division of Assessment and Student Information Online MSP Testing Technology & Assessment Coordinator Training January 9, 2014

2 2 Webinar Protocol

3 3 Introductions Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) Data Recognition Corporation (DRC) Vendor for MSP, HSPE, and EOCs Online testing vendor for MSP Program Management Team/Online Technical Customer Support

4 4 Agenda General Terms and Definitions Online Testing Key Dates System Overview Enhancements for 2014 Installing the Testing Site Manager (TSM) and Test Engine Automatic Software Updates Test Engine and TSM Configuration System Readiness Checklist System Requirements

5 5 Agenda District Readiness Tutorials and Online Tools Trainings (OTTs) Manuals and User Guides Upcoming Training Contact Information Resources

6 6 General Terms and Definitions

7 7 Online Testing Key Dates Online Enrollment: March 15 CEDARS file Testing Window: April 23 – June 6 Test Engine, Online Tools Trainings (OTTs), Tutorials, and TSM January 13 – Available for download eDIRECT January 13 – Access to downloads and ability to manage users April 9 – Test Setup Load Simulation Tool January 13 – Available to districts February 26 – Deadline for districts to complete installation and load simulations Mid-March – Districts will receive simulations results reports

8 8 System Overview Firewall

9 9 Enhancements for 2014

10 10 System Requirements for 2014 Student Test Engine and Testing Site Manager Windows XP (SP3)/Vista/7/8.1 Mac OS through 10.9 Linux Ubuntu & – 32- or 64-bit with Gnome 3.4 with Unityshell Processor: 1 Ghz minimum Memory: 512 MB minimum; 1 GB or more recommended Display: 9.5+ inch monitors with a resolution of at least 800 x 600 Connectivity: Able to connect to the Internet Note: Internet Explorer 7 (IE7) is not supported to run the TSM software you must use IE8 or higher or the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, or Safari Security: Lockdown capability

11 11 System Requirements for 2014 eDIRECT Most popular browsers: Safari 4.0 or higher, Internet Explorer 7.0 – 9.0, Chrome, Mozilla Firefox 3.6 or 6.0 or higher Minimum browser window width of 1024 pixels (1024 x 768) Accept cookies Accept s from domain Student Tutorials Most popular browsers: Safari 4.0 or higher, Internet Explorer 7.0 – 9.0, Chrome, Mozilla Firefox 3.6 or 6.0 or higher Updated graphics drivers with screen resolution 800 x 600 Flash Plug-in Version 10 and above Sound card for audio portion

12 12 Installing TSM and Test Engine Downloads will be available on January 13 within eDIRECT eDIRECT Mini User Guide available January 13 eDIRECT Full User Guide available mid-March https://wa.drcedirect.com

13 13 Installing TSM and Test Engine Test Setup–General Information–Downloads available January 13

14 14 Automatic Software Updates

15 15 Caching Configuration Content and/or Response Caching is configured during the TSM software installation using the TSM Server Name and the TSM Port Number Testing Site Manager (TSM) Content and Response Caching – highly recommended

16 16 System Readiness Application

17 17 District Readiness Technology Readiness Checklist Must be returned by April 11

18 18 District Readiness Test Setup–General Information–Downloads

19 19 District Readiness Load Simulation Tool

20 20 Tutorials and Online Tools Training Tutorials One for each grade and content area Download from eDIRECT Online Tools Trainings (OTTs) Two for each grade and content area Installed with the test engine Public version of OTTs available on January 13 at:

21 21 Manuals and User Guides

22 22 Upcoming Training In-depth Technology and Load Simulation Training: January 13, 2014 Assessment Coordinator Training: March 7, 2014 Coordinator/Proctor Training: March 20 and 24, 2014

23 23 Contact Information For all support issues OSPI Assessment Inbox

24 24 Resources FAQ document Audio Version Online Testing Webinars


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