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Assessment Admin Internal Training. Learning Goals At the end of this workshop, you will understand how to: Locate and create assessment items Create.

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1 Assessment Admin Internal Training

2 Learning Goals At the end of this workshop, you will understand how to: Locate and create assessment items Create an assessment Schedule and administer an assessment Understand the student test experience

3 Use Assessment Admin to build tests and monitor the collection of results Make reports on student responses in the Classrooms and School & District Data modules What is Assessment Admin?

4 A performance data, available online 5 Create tests and test scoring key Print answer sheets and booklets or usernames Administer tests to students Scan results or collect them online Testing Administration Overview Analyze

5 Assessment Solution Components Performance Analysis Student Results Test Design Testing Admin Item and test creation Standard alignment Per-item response data Performance level Percent correct Printing Scanning and scoring

6 Discuss naming conventions for assessments For example: Discuss workflow Will you create items and then build tests, or do you want to build a test for which the items are already identified? Discuss who will do what Including item creation, test creation, scheduling and assigning tests, and monitoring the collection of results 6 Math 6 CDB Math 6 CDB 1 M Subject Grade Test title School year Modified Test Planning

7 LOCATE AND CREATE ITEMS

8 Create Test Content (Items) ITEM CENTRAL TEST CENTRAL Create items Set up test Create items within test Add items to Item Central Select items from Item Central Select items from Item Central Create items separately or as part of a test.

9 Locate Items, Passages, and Rubrics Filter by subject, grade, standard, item type and more.

10 Create Items – Multiple Types Available Multiple choice True/false Gridded Open response (can attach a rubric) Inline response Matching Hot spot Tasks (a collection of items) Attach any item type to a passage.

11 Item Text Editor Options: copy/paste, spell check, thesaurus, grammar checker, hyperlinks, special characters, grade level vocabulary (if loaded on site)

12 Insert Images Do not copy and paste an image; you must insert it as a file For peak online test performance, use sizes below 250KB Resize images before adding them Supported file formats: png, jpg, or gif Not suggested for passages of text Be sure to preview the item

13 Equation Editor Open the equation editor from the text editor Link to additional equations and syntax to change font size

14 Math Manipulatives and Tools

15 Hot Spot Items Single and multiple selection items can be authored in Schoolnet Online tests only Hot Spot shapes can be defined as rectangles, circles, or polygons IE 8 users are required to upgrade their browser version or download the Google Chrome Frame plug-in in order to author or edit hot spot items

16 Try it! Create Items Create a few items Discuss the pros and cons of each type

17 Item Visibility Options Determine who should have access to each item Choose co-authoring to create items collaboratively

18 Create a Passage for Multiple Items

19 Rubric for Open Response Items Single or multidimensional rubrics

20 Tasks A task is a collection of items that you can reuse Each item can have a different standard and point value Group items that are part of a project and can’t stand alone

21 Try it! Create a passage with an open response item and at least one item of another type Create a rubric, then navigate to the item bank to find the open response item that you created and add your rubric to it Discuss ideas for grouping items into tasks

22 Process for Submitting and Approving Any user can submit an item, passage, or rubric to be shared Users who are permissioned to do so can approve content at their default institution Once the content is approved, the submitter can no longer edit the content

23 CREATE AND SCHEDULE A TEST

24 Two Kinds of Tests Benchmark Results appear in School & District Data and Classrooms Tests created at the district or school level for the purpose of institution-wide data collection Only the highest level category used for KPI calculations Classroom Results appear in Classrooms only Tests created for the purpose of classroom use Can be teacher-created or selected from a pool of pre- made tests My Classroom or Common Classroom categories available

25 Ways to Create a Test Express test Manual test

26 Express Test Method Select the standards to include and the number of items for each standard.

27 Manual Method Add your own questions or use existing items.

28 Options for Test Item Settings Enable text formatting Enable student comments Capture teacher comments on answer sheet Enable self-assessment Hide item content from students and parents Enable tools and manipulatives Specify number of items on test 28

29 Try it! Create a Test Create a test with the items you created Add additional items from the item bank Modify the score group or item numbering

30 Where is my test? Two dashboard versions

31 Test Schedule Dates

32 Online Test Options

33 Assign a Test

34 System Operator can still edit content (with caution) Modifiers can rescore Private Draft Public Draft Ready for Scheduling Scheduled In Progress Complete Authorized test creators may edit test content Test Stages

35 Try it! Schedule a Test Locate your draft test Preview the test Schedule the test Demonstration - Recommend a test Discussion - Which security features will you use?

36 ADMINISTER A TEST

37 Ways to Administer a Test Online (including iPad) Student Response Systems (clickers)* Paper Other (bulk upload results) Discussion

38 Printing Options available on Test Detail page Discuss who will print: Test booklet Answer sheets Answer key Scoring instructions or rubrics

39 Proctor Dashboard: Monitor an Online Test Graphic representation of the progress of the class Links to individual student score, answer sheets, and PDF test booklet

40 Student Online Test Experience Make sure computers are ready for testing Student signs in and enters online passcode

41 Student Online Test Experience Explain test taking strategies to students

42 Scoring Options Updating scanned results with open-ended score – Teachers grade responses to open-ended items in Assessment Admin Online scoring only (no-scanner approach) – Teachers enter student scores directly in Assessment Admin – For schools with no scanners or for oral tests Damaged scan sheets – Authorized individuals search for students by ID or name and manually enter student scores Upload file – Upload a spreadsheet of responses

43 Track Completion Rates Test administrators monitor the progress of scanning by school and by section with Track Completion Rates.

44 Scanning: ScanIt Application

45 Depending on the test, students may see score as soon as they submit the test They can access scores at any time from the Schoolnet home page If enabled, students and parents can see not only the correct answer versus their answer, but also the test content For some tests, students can self-assess their own open response questions What Do Students See?

46 Where are the Results for Educators? Demonstration of Classroom and School & District Data reports

47 Check Your Knowledge Create a variety of items including image, passage, rubric, etc. Create a test with your items and add some from the Item Bank Schedule the test Locate student usernames and take the test as a student Log back in as the teacher and score open response items View item analysis report 47


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