Presentation on theme: "Colorado Online Testing Site Readiness Fall Field Test 2013"— Presentation transcript:
1Colorado Online Testing Site Readiness Fall Field Test 2013
2AttendancePlease take a moment and submit a quick attendance formYou may also send an to Collin Bonner at include:Full NameDistrictTitle or roleTraining session attendedA record of who attends will help Pearson & CDE identify and reach out to districts who have not been trained
3Agenda Site Readiness Training Introduction Online Testing Components Site Readiness ChecklistPreparing for TestingFirewalls & Content FiltersProctor CachingSystem CheckTestNavConfiguring Proctor Caching in PearsonAccessProviding Support During TestingEarly Warning SystemNew TechnologiesVirtualization & Online TestingEmerging Devices & Online TestingResourcesRework order of agenda
5Testing OverviewThis presentation covers TestNav 7.5 for Fall An updated presentation will be available for TestNav 8 for Spring 2014.Most of the concepts regarding site readiness will carry over from TestNav 7.5 so little additional configuration may be necessary.
6Site Readiness - High Level Checklist DTC identify School Technology CoordinatorsSTC view Site Readiness Technical TrainingConfigure Firewall/Content filterIdentify testing labs and Proctor Caching MachinesInstall Proctor CachingComplete System Check verification on workstations and wireless testing labsUpdate workstations to comply with TestNav hardware/software requirementsVerify Assessment Environments in the PearsonAccess Training Center.Enter TestNav Configuration(s) in PearsonAccess Production.Notify CDE’s Collin Bonner at of the results of step 8 for each district testing site.
61Virtualization What is it? Using your monitor/keyboard/mouse to look at and run software on some other computer“Thin Clients” are one type of virtualizationVDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) is becoming popular as a way of turning aging computers into terminals, instead of retiring themThere are almost as many different solutions as there are solutions providers
62VirtualizationVirtualization often appeals to schools looking to lower the student to computer ratio within limited IT budgetsVirtualization presents unique security considerations when used for high-stakes online testingSchools & districts may already be using virtualization technology without Department of Education knowledge