Presentation on theme: "Using the Georgia Online Assessment System(OAS) We will lead the nation in improving student achievement. Kathy Cox, State Superintendent of Schools."— Presentation transcript:
Using the Georgia Online Assessment System(OAS) We will lead the nation in improving student achievement. Kathy Cox, State Superintendent of Schools
Background A web-based system that provides tests using the same kind of questions that appear on the end-of-year CRCT, the Science, Soc. St., Math, and Language Arts GHSGT. Two kinds of tests are provided: Student tests Grade-specific tests assigned automatically Completely under students’ control Teacher-created and assigned tests Teacher determines the nature of test, who takes the test, when the test is taken
Getting Started The OAS System information site: http://info.georgiaoas.org http://info.georgiaoas.org Find manuals, presentations Information about items, support, downtimes The OAS System site information: http://www.georgiaoas.org All of Georgia is in one database so users, tests, and classes must be unique.
Getting Started (cont.) Go to test site (e.g., http://www.georgiaoas.org)http://www.georgiaoas.org Popup blockers must be disabled to login ! In Windows XP, open IE, chose Tools, Pop-up Blocker, disable Pop-up Blocker.
Getting Started (cont.) Login IDs and passwords System-wide and building-level OAS administrative accounts were assigned by GDOE System or school OAS administrator creates teacher and student accounts Import roster files Files may be created locally through extract from SIS Files also available from GDOE in late January Input individual accounts manually
Overview of this Session Teacher functions Create, manage, or assign tests View results Student functions Take student tests Take teacher-assigned tests Power Teacher functions Create student accounts and create classes. Create, manage, or assign tests View results
Student Functions: Take Student Tests Click here to view student test
Take Student Tests: Select the content area Click on cell to select content area
Take Student Tests: Select the specific test to take Click on a test to select and highlight it Click on “Take Test” button
Take Student Tests: Take the test Click on radio button to select answer Use navigation buttons to move between questions
Take Student Tests: Complete the test Use the drop- down menu to jump to a different question, and to see which questions have and have not been answered On the last question, the “Next Question” button changes to “Grade My Test”
Take Student Tests: Decide what to do with results Choose whether to send score to teacher, save score, or discard score
Student Functions: Take Teacher-Assigned Tests Click here to take teacher-assigned test
Take Teacher-Assigned Tests: Select specific test to take Click on a test to select and highlight it Click the “Take Test” button
About Reading Tests Reading tests (both student tests and teacher- assigned tests) have a slightly different format. Reading tests have two windows that scroll independently so that you can see the reading passage and the questions at the same time. All questions associated with a particular reading passage are displayed in the same window. Scroll through the window to see all questions associated with a passage. The “Next Question” button takes you to the first question associated with the next reading passage.
About Reading Tests (cont.) Use this scroll bar to see the entire reading passage Use this scroll bar to see associated questions. Click “Next Question” to see the next reading passage There would be no scroll bar if all questions could be seen.
Take Teacher-Assigned Tests: Complete test, see results The kind of feedback a student receives depends on the test properties the teacher specified when creating the test.
Student Feedback on Tests Possibilities Which questions were answered correctly, by domain Which questions were answered incorrectly (or left blank), by domain The questions Correct answers
Teacher Functions: Create, manage, or assign tests Click here to create, manage. or assign tests
Click here to create a new test, or to manage an existing test Teacher Functions: Create, manage, or assign tests
Teacher Functions: Create a new test Red checkmarks indicate required fields First, specify the test properties Give tests descriptive names so you (and others) know the grade level and content area it covers Test IDs must be unique, contain no spaces or special symbols You chose the questions or allow the system to chose them.
Teacher Functions: Specify the test properties (cont.) An additional login and password can be required to take a test Feedback (e.g., “Good job” on scores above 80%; a link to a web site for additional study on scores below 70%) can be attached to specific score ranges (an additional blank text box appears when one is filled) Complete the specification of test properties
Teacher Functions: Create a new test (cont.) After you select a content area, a grade menu appears Next, specify the kinds of questions you want
Teacher Functions: Specify kinds of questions (cont.) After you select a grade level, a domain menu appears Continue to specify the questions you want
Teacher Functions: Specify kinds of questions (cont.) After you select a domain a new button appears Continue to specify the questions you want
Teacher Functions: Specify kinds of questions (cont.) You can clear the question characteristics, go back to edit the test properties, or search the item bank
Teacher Functions: Select and add questions Click on the check box next to an item to select it Click on page numbers to navigate to other pages of questions Click to add selected questions.
Teacher Functions: Create a new test (cont.) You can then preview the test, add items from other domains, grades, or subject areas, change the position of the items and/or create the test
Teacher Functions: Manage existing tests Once a test has been created, click on the test name link and you can modify its properties, try it out, remove questions or the test, or preview it
Teacher Functions: Test assignment Once a test has been created, it can also be assigned to students by returning to the Test Design Center Click here to assign a test or to view student test results.
Teacher Functions: Test assignment (cont.) Select the class (click on the blue alphabet letters) that you want to assign tests to. You can only see classes assigned to you.
Teacher Functions: Test assignment (cont.) Only tests that have already been assigned to this class are displayed on this page. Click here to assign a new test to this class. Tests created by you and assigned to this class Tests created by others and assigned to this class
Teacher Functions: Assign new test Tests created by you Tests (and benchmark s) created by others at your school that you can assign to your class. Set parameters if desired and click “Submit”
Teacher Functions: View results There are 3 ways to view or export test results Under the Students tab, click here to view teacher assigned results.
Teacher Functions: View results (cont.) 3 ways to view or export test results Under the Classes tab, click here to export test results by class. Select the class. Select the test. Select data to export. Accept field and record delimiter defaults. The resulting file will open in Notepad.
Teacher Functions: View results (cont.) 3 ways to view or export test results Under the Tests tab, click here to view student test results.
Teacher Functions: View results (cont.) Explore the types of reports
Teacher Functions: Reports Types of reports available. then click on “Next”
Teacher Functions: View reports (cont.) Reports can be printed Or, exported in several different formats-csv, tiff, pdf, Excel
Power Teacher Functions: Create, manage, or assign tests View results Create Student Accounts Create Classes
Power Teacher Functions (cont.) : Create Classes Under the Classes Tab, your can create a new Class, modify a class, delete a class (BE CAREFUL!), and assign tests to a class.
Power Teacher Functions ( cont.): Create Class Give classes descriptive names so you (and others) know the grade, etc. Items with red checks are required. Select correct grade level to filter students by grade.
Power Teacher Functions ( cont.): Create Class Click on Add All or Ctrl (hold down) and click on individual student names to select nonconsecutive students and then select Add. Use the same method to assign teachers to the class and select Submit.
Power Teacher Functions ( cont.): Create Student Account Under the Students tab, select Create a new student.
Power Teacher Functions Create Student Account ( cont.): Follow the logon id convention already in place, 150207 for Elem. and HS, 7300190 for middle school, + SASI number. Use your class handouts for the beginning number and check with secretary for SASI number. Select: Grade Level Ethnicity Gender Special Ed. Service and Primary Disability (check with Sp. Ed. Teacher). Select Submit.
Additional Information http://info.georgiaoas.org/ Detailed test content available here. System status here.