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1 Measured Progress ©2013 1 New Mexico iTest System Practice Test Training Fall 2013 Scott Duquette Technical Product Support

2 Measured Progress ©2013 2 Training Topics  Help Desk Information  iTest System Components  DAS  PTW  STW  Best Practices  Training Test Administrators  Resource Availability  Technical Requirements  Key Dates & Scheduling  Q&A

3 Measured Progress ©2013 3 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: March 3, 2014 – April 11, 2014, 7 AM to 5 PM MT  877-676-6722  Measured Progress Technical Product Support  For questions relating to the iTest software or any technical issues  Monday–Friday, 7 AM to 3 PM MT  Extended hours: December 10, 2013 – April 11, 2014, 7 AM to 5 PM MT  877-676-6722  Help Desk Information

4 Measured Progress ©2013 4 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 ©2013 5 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 ©2013 6 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 TCMs)  Technology page  Technical Requirements  Installation files and instructions  Online Help  System Announcements

7 Measured Progress ©2013 7 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 ©2013 8 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 ©2013 9 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 ©2013 10 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  Test Information – Tests are pre-assigned by grade (additional tests can be assigned manually, if needed) iTest Components – DAS

11 Measured Progress ©2013 11  One of the three read-aloud accommodation codes must be selected for each student’s test, as appropriate  # 4 – Read-Aloud Test Items  # 20 – Read-Aloud in English  # 27 – Read-Aloud Test Items in Spanish Read-Aloud Accommodation Options

12 Measured Progress ©2013 12 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

13 Measured Progress ©2013 13 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

14 Measured Progress ©2013 14  You can toggle between test events, or test sessions, if you are administering multiple test events  Each test session has a different PTW screen, a unique Test Access Code, and a unique student roster Administering Multiple Sessions

15 Measured Progress ©2013 15 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. When administering the Practice Tests, please pass out scrap paper to simulate the use of a paper answer document. iTest Components – STW

16 Measured Progress ©2013 16  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 Text-to-Speech (TTS) Tool

17 Measured Progress ©2013 17  TTS is available on all training tests and all math, science, and writing tests of the SBA 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

18 Measured Progress ©2013 18 Download the STW from Measured Progress iServices 1.Go to http://iservices.measuredprogress.org 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

19 Measured Progress ©2013 19  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

20 Measured Progress ©2013 20 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

21 Measured Progress ©2013 21 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

22 Measured Progress ©2013 22  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

23 Measured Progress ©2013 23 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

24 Measured Progress ©2013 24  Technical Resources  Lab meeting technical requirements including network specifications  Staff Engagement  Availability of Test Administrator(s)  Technical Rep available during testing Resource Availability

25 Measured Progress ©2013 25  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

26 Measured Progress ©2013 26 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, 2013 – November 8, 2013 On-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

27 Measured Progress ©2013 27 Q&A

28 Measured Progress ©2013 28 October 28, 2013  9–10 AM MT  4–5 PM MT Q&A Sessions

29 Measured Progress ©2013 29 P.O. Box 1217, Dover, NH 03821-1217 | Web: | Office: 603.749.9102It’s all about student learning. Period. Thank you!

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