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1 California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) Smarter Balanced Spring 2014 Field Test Workshop for LEAD TECHNOLOGY TEACHERS February 28, 2014

2 Overview

3 California 2014 Smarter Balanced Field Test Workshop 3 “Test the test” Evaluate testing software Ensure quality of test questions Evaluate the effectiveness of the test administration and training materials Establish scoring and reporting levels “Dress rehearsal” for operational assessments in 2015 −“Stress test” LEA technology −Familiarize educators, administrators, and students with online testing Purpose of the Smarter Balanced Field Test

4 California 2014 Smarter Balanced Field Test Workshop 4 Who will take the Field Test? −Grades 3–8: All students −Grades 9 and 10: Only students selected for the scientific sample −Grade 11: Students selected for the scientific sample; all others encouraged to participate  Consideration for EAP testing at grade 11 The only students exempt from participating in the Field Test are: −Students participating in the California Alternate Performance Assessment (CAPA) −For the English language arts/literacy (ELA) test only, English learners (ELs) who have been attending school in the United States for less than 12 months Field Test Participation in California

5 California 2014 Smarter Balanced Field Test Workshop 5 5% of students will take Field Test items from one content area (ELA or mathematics). 95% of students will take Field Test items from both content areas. All students will receive one Performance Task (PT) in either ELA or mathematics. There is roughly the same amount of testing time for all students. Content areas will be assigned by grade and school level. Content area assignments will be available in March (projected availability, 3/10). There are four scenarios: Field Test Participation in California ELA+Math, with ELA PTELA+Math, with Math PT ELA, with ELA PTMath, with Math PT

6 California 2014 Smarter Balanced Field Test Workshop 6 Note: The Field Test is computer-based, not computer adaptive. –Need to try out the test questions during the Field Test before tests can be made adaptive for the first operational administration in Two components: –Performance task (PT)  A set of complex questions that is centered on a common theme or problem; requires classroom activity –Non–performance task (non-PT)  E.g., Selected Response, Drag and Drop, Matching Tables Field Test Format

7 Roles and Responsibilities

8 California 2014 Smarter Balanced Field Test Workshop 8 Other important roles LEA Technology Coordinator- Kris Boneman & Jack Hipp LEA CALPADS Administrator- Tracy Walsh New Terminology for Roles Smarter Balanced terminologyCalifornia terminology District Test Coordinator (DC)LEA CAASPP Coordinator Mark Rodgers School Test Coordinator (SC)Test Site Coordinator &/ Admin Lead Technology Teacher (LTT) Test Administrator (TA)Test Examiner and Test Proctor Teachers

9 California 2014 Smarter Balanced Field Test Workshop 9 1.LTT will - Train TAs 2.Ensure that testing in the school is conducted in accordance to test security policies. 3.Help- create/approve test schedules and procedures for the school. 4.Work with technology staff to confirm devices are ready in accordance with test schedules. 5.Monitor testing and address problems, as needed. 6.Report test security incidents to the SC or Admin.(They will report to Mark Rodgers) 7.Increase comfort levels and reduce anxiety of TAs. Test Site Coordinator (SC) BUSD has LTT

10 California 2014 Smarter Balanced Field Test Workshop 10 1.Collect security affidavits from Test Administrators (TAs) and retain at your test site. 2.Set appropriate supports and accommodations in TIDE (Test Information Distribution Engine). 3.Ensure that testing in the school is conducted in accordance to test security policies. 4.Help- create/approve test schedules and procedures for the school. 5.Monitor testing and address problems, as needed. 6.Report test security incidents to the DC.(Mark Rodgers) 7.Increase comfort levels and reduce anxiety of TAs. Test Site Coordinator (SC) SC & Admin SC

11 California 2014 Smarter Balanced Field Test Workshop 11 Carefully and completely read and sign new security affidavit. Complete test administration training. View student information prior to testing to ensure it is correct. Ensure that appropriate designated supports and accommodations have been set prior to testing. Set up and proctor testing. Report all potential test security incidents to the SC. Increase comfort levels and reduce anxiety of students. Encourage students to do their best. Test Administrator (TA) Teacher

12 Technology

13 California 2014 Smarter Balanced Field Test Workshop 13 A secure browser must be installed on all student computers/devices. –Updated and reinstalled annually –Technology Coordinators: Ensure the secure browsers are correctly installed Specifically designed by Smarter Balanced to provide secure access to the Field Test. Prevents students from accessing other hardware and software functions. ‘CA’ will need to be selected on each instance of secure browser the first time it is run. Test Administrator computers will use a standard Web browser. Secure Browser

14 California 2014 Smarter Balanced Field Test Workshop 14 Prior to testing, TAs should verify that:  External user applications are closed o The secure browser will not work if the computer detects that a forbidden application is running.  No testing on computers with dual monitors o Students must not take the test on computers connected to more than one monitor. Secure Browser (cont.)

15 Preparing Students and Staff for the Field Test

16 California 2014 Smarter Balanced Field Test Workshop 16 Field Test Item Types Selected response –one correct response –multiple correct responses –two-part Matching tables –yes/no –true/false Fill-in tables Select or order text or graphics Drag and drop Graphing Equation or numeric response Short text Long essay

17 California 2014 Smarter Balanced Field Test Workshop 17 Released on January 30. Available by grade band (3–5, 6–8, and high school) There are 6–8 items per content area per grade band Allow students to experience interface features and functionality. Do not include PTs or scoring guides. Highly encouraged to have teachers and students access the Training Test Site before the FT. Teachers are encouraged to conduct a group walk- through with students. Two ways to access Training Tests: −Web −TA interface Training Tests

18 California 2014 Smarter Balanced Field Test Workshop 18 Released in May Available for grades 3–8 and grade 11 in ELA and mathematics. Approximately 30 items per test, including one PT and scoring guide. Archived Practice Test Webcast is available on Practice Tests

19 California 2014 Smarter Balanced Field Test Workshop 19 CDE Web site: OR California Smarter Balanced Portal: Accessing the Training Tests and Practice Tests

20 California 2014 Smarter Balanced Field Test Workshop 20 Screenshot of Practice Tests and Training Tests

21 Field Test Registration

22 California 2014 Smarter Balanced Field Test Workshop 22 TIDE is a password-protected Web site that provides administrators with tools to manage users and students participating in the Smarter Balanced Field Test. Repository for student information, including initial test settings and accommodations Different levels of user access Just for the Field Test, not remaining paper- pencil tests Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE)

23 California 2014 Smarter Balanced Field Test Workshop 23 Field Test Student Registration BUSD 1 CDE CALPADS System 2 TIDE 3 Student demographic data Aeries Student registration Designated supports and accommodations entered manually by SC as indicated by IEP

24 California 2014 Smarter Balanced Field Test Workshop 24 CALPADS is the sole source for student demographic and program participation data for TIDE. Data for CALPADS comes from Aeries. Student accommodations and supports will not be uploaded in CALPADS. We cannot update student demographic or program participation data in TIDE; must be updated in CALPADS. Processing time from CALPADS to TIDE is 48 hours. Importance of CALPADS

25 California 2014 Smarter Balanced Field Test Workshop 25 Test Site Coordinator (SC) must set designated supports and accommodations for students in TIDE. Demographic data or program participation cannot be updated directly in TIDE. Importance of TIDE

26 California 2014 Smarter Balanced Field Test Workshop 26 The student’s grade level must be correct in TIDE before testing. (Only correctable in CALPADS.) Eligible students must appear in TIDE. If a student’s designated supports and accommodations information is incorrect, it must be updated in TIDE before he or she can test. Student Registration

27 California 2014 Smarter Balanced Field Test Workshop 27 Accessing TIDE Users may access a link to the California Smarter Balanced Portal on the California TAC website at Selecting the portal link will bring you to the page below. To access TIDE, select the Field Test link. A direct link to the California Smarter Balanced Portal may be found in the TIDE User Guide.

28 California 2014 Smarter Balanced Field Test Workshop 28 Accessing TIDE Select the Online TIDE System for California Users card. When logging into TIDE for the first time, users will be prompted to change their password.

29 California 2014 Smarter Balanced Field Test Workshop 29 TIDE: First-Time Users When a user is added to TIDE, the user will receive an automated from Smarter-CA- that contains the following:Smarter-CA- –User role –Temporary password that must be changed upon initial login If user has not received the with temporary password, he or she should contact CalTAC. Note: The domain airast.org should be whitelisted to ensure users receive these s.

30 California 2014 Smarter Balanced Field Test Workshop 30 Accessing TIDE

31 California 2014 Smarter Balanced Field Test Workshop 31 TIDE: Logging In To log in, the user should enter his or her username and password. If a user has access to multiple schools or districts, he or she may be prompted to choose an LEA, and/or a school.

32 Field Test Administration

33 California 2014 Smarter Balanced Field Test Workshop 33 Tests and PTs will be presented in up to three separate tests. −For 95%, 3 tests total: 2 condensed tests (ELA and math) and 1 PT −For 5%, 2 tests total: 1 test (ELA OR Math) and 1 PT in same content area −ELA PTs have 2 parts; math PTs have 1 part −Reminder: Overall testing time will be the same, regardless of content assignment (approximately 3.5–4 hours). Scheduling Testing Time: Things to Note

34 California 2014 Smarter Balanced Field Test Workshop 34 Scheduling is a collaborative effort. Each school is assigned a 6-week window. Recommended: Test first, PT second. –Classroom activity should be completed within 3 days prior to starting the PT.  ELA PTs have 2 parts and can be completed over 2 days.  Math PTs have 1 part and can be completed in 1 day. Recommended: PT should not be administered on the same day as test. Scheduling Testing Time: Things to Note

35 California 2014 Smarter Balanced Field Test Workshop 35 Students taking CAPA will appear in TIDE but should not be tested. English Learners in US schools for 12 months or less should not be given any ELA items. SCs must ensure that TAs know which students are not to take the FT. Schedule activities for students not taking exam (or that finish early). Scheduling Considerations for Special Populations

36 California 2014 Smarter Balanced Field Test Workshop 36 Displayed information (on bulletin boards, chalkboards, or dry-erase boards, etc.) that might be used by students to help answer questions must be removed or covered, including: –Rubrics, vocabulary charts, student work, posters, graphs, charts, etc. Make appropriate seating arrangements prior to test administration. Establish procedures to maintain a quiet testing environment throughout the test session. –Remember that some students will finish more quickly than others. Establishing Appropriate Testing Conditions

37 California 2014 Smarter Balanced Field Test Workshop 37 Cell phones or other electronic devices are not allowed to be used during testing (i.e., turned off and put away). Place a “TESTING—DO NOT DISTURB” sign on the door. Post an “Unauthorized Electronic Devices May Not Be Used at Any Time During the Testing Session” sign so that it is clearly visible to all students. May also be helpful to post signs in halls and entrances rerouting hallway traffic. Establishing Appropriate Testing Conditions (cont.)

38 California 2014 Smarter Balanced Field Test Workshop 38 Students must answer all test items on a page before moving on to the next page. Students may not return to a test segment once it has been completed and submitted. Students must answer all test items before the test can be submitted. Students may not return to a test once it has been completed and submitted. There is a difference between “segment” and “session.” Expiration and pause rules vary between PT and non-PT. General Rules During the Field Test

39 California 2014 Smarter Balanced Field Test Workshop 39 Test Administrator Interface TAs need to use the interface to administer a test session. The Test Administrator User Guide will be available on the California Smarter Balanced portal under Field Test > Resources and Documentation. This document will contain complete instructions on how to complete tasks in the Test Delivery System. Reminder: The easiest way to reach the California Smarter Balanced Portal is by visiting and selecting the portal button.

40 California 2014 Smarter Balanced Field Test Workshop 40 Accessing the Test Administrator Interface On the California Smarter Balanced Portal, select [Field Tests] on the left- hand side of the page. The TA Interface button will be available to select.

41 California 2014 Smarter Balanced Field Test Workshop 41 Test Administrator Home Page After you log in, you will see the home page of the TA Interface. Figure 1. Before Starting a Test Session Figure 2. After Starting a Test Session

42 California 2014 Smarter Balanced Field Test Workshop 42 Starting a Test Using the TA Interface (not TIDE), TAs must start a test session before students can log in to a test. A test can be selected by selecting the checkbox next to the test’s name.

43 California 2014 Smarter Balanced Field Test Workshop 43 To log in to the FT, each student will need: −Confirmation Code: Student’s legal first name as spelled in CALPADS −State-SSID: State abbreviation (CA) followed by a hyphen and the student’s Statewide Student Identifier −Session ID Student Login Note: TAs must follow the “DFA SAY” script exactly each time a test is administered. Refer to the DFA section of the Test Administration Manual.

44 California 2014 Smarter Balanced Field Test Workshop 44 TAs need to provide students with the Test Session ID, SSID, and confirmation code (CALPADS student first name) for login. −District Office will provide stickers with Student’s First name, State SSID *secondary schools will provide district with teacher name for printing (English?) −TAs may write the Test Session ID on the board or where students can see it. −Make sure students know the Test Session ID must be entered exactly as it is written, without extra spaces or characters. NOTE: Student personal information is secure and must be collected at the end of a test session and destroyed at the end of testing. Distributing Student Login Information

45 California 2014 Smarter Balanced Field Test Workshop 45 Approving Students for Testing TAs can either select [Approve] for each individual student (recommended) or select [Approve All Students]. –Reminder: If any student’s test settings are incorrect, do NOT approve that student. To refresh the list of students awaiting approval at any time, select the [Refresh] button at the top of the pop- up window.

46 California 2014 Smarter Balanced Field Test Workshop 46 Test Settings and Accommodations Confirm or select settings. Select [Set] to confirm the current test settings and return to the list of students awaiting approval. You will still have to approve the student for testing. Select [Set & Approve] to establish the updated settings and approve the student for testing. Select [Cancel] if you want to return to the Approvals and Student Test Settings screen.

47 California 2014 Smarter Balanced Field Test Workshop 47 Monitoring Student Progress The “Students in Your Test Session” table displays students who have logged in and been approved for testing.

48 California 2014 Smarter Balanced Field Test Workshop 48 Pausing Tests Through the TA Interface, TAs may: –Stop an entire session; or –Pause individual student tests. Users should exit or log out of the Test Administrator Interface only after stopping the test session. If there is a technical issue (i.e. power outage or network failure), students will be logged out and the test will automatically be paused. Regardless of when or how users log out or navigate away from the Test Administrator Interface, student data will NOT be lost. Note: If a test is paused for any reason or length of time, the student must log in again to resume testing. Highlighted text and item notes will not be preserved.

49 California 2014 Smarter Balanced Field Test Workshop 49 During the field test, if testing is paused for more than 20 minutes, the student is: −Presented with the test page containing the test item he or she was last working on (if page contains at least 1 unanswered item) OR −Presented with the next test page (if all items on the previous test page were answered); −NOT permitted to review or change any test items on previous test pages. Pause Rules During the Field Test: Non–Performance Task

50 California 2014 Smarter Balanced Field Test Workshop 50 There is no pause rule for the performance task. −Even if a test is paused for 20 minutes or more, the student can return to the current section and continue. ELA PTs are divided into 2 parts. After a student completes Part 1, he or she cannot return to it. Pause Rules During the Field Test: Performance Task

51 California 2014 Smarter Balanced Field Test Workshop 51 As a security measure, students are automatically logged out of the test after 20 minutes of inactivity. Activity means: −Selecting an answer −Using a navigation option in the test (i.e. selecting [Next] or [Back], using the Past/Marked Questions drop-down list) −NOTE: Moving the mouse or selecting an empty space on the screen is NOT considered activity. Test Timeout Due to Inactivity

52 California 2014 Smarter Balanced Field Test Workshop 52 Before the system logs out, a warning message will be displayed. −If a student does NOT select [Ok] within 30 seconds, the student will be logged out. −Selecting [Ok] will restart the 20 minute inactivity timer. Test Timeout Due to Inactivity (cont.)

53 California 2014 Smarter Balanced Field Test Workshop 53 Stopping Tests: Entire Session To stop the session (and pause tests for all students in the session): –Select the [Stop Session] button in the upper-left corner of the screen. An “Important!” box will appear, requesting verification to end the session and log students out. –Select [OK] to continue or [Cancel] to keep the test session open.

54 California 2014 Smarter Balanced Field Test Workshop 54 Pausing Tests: Individual Students TAs may pause an individual student’s test in the Students in Your Test Session table. −This will not affect other students’ tests.

55 California 2014 Smarter Balanced Field Test Workshop 55 Student View of Testing When the secure browser is launched, it opens to this page.

56 California 2014 Smarter Balanced Field Test Workshop 56 Student View of Testing: Verifying Information

57 California 2014 Smarter Balanced Field Test Workshop 57 Student View of Testing: Test Selection

58 California 2014 Smarter Balanced Field Test Workshop 58 Student View of Testing: Test Administrator Approval The student will see the display above while waiting for the Test Administrator to approve the request for entry into the session.

59 California 2014 Smarter Balanced Field Test Workshop 59 Student View of Testing: Is This Your Test?

60 California 2014 Smarter Balanced Field Test Workshop 60 Student View of Testing: Sound Check

61 California 2014 Smarter Balanced Field Test Workshop 61 Student View of Testing: Test Instructions

62 California 2014 Smarter Balanced Field Test Workshop 62 Universal Tools All students have the ability to: Highlight text in passages and test questions Zoom in and out of test pages (affects all item content) Mark specific items for review Strikethrough (cross out answer options) Use the Notepad or Calculator (depending on the test) Use the [Expand] button to display a reading passage or a science simulation

63 California 2014 Smarter Balanced Field Test Workshop 63 Context Menus Context Menu for Questions Context Menu for Answer Options

64 California 2014 Smarter Balanced Field Test Workshop 64 Proceeding Through the Test To answer multiple-choice items, students must select the desired answer option or select the circle with A, B, C, or D. To answer machine-scored constructed-response items, students need to carefully follow the instructions given for each question.

65 California 2014 Smarter Balanced Field Test Workshop 65 Reviewing Items

66 California 2014 Smarter Balanced Field Test Workshop 66 Ending the Test

67 California 2014 Smarter Balanced Field Test Workshop 67 Rule: A student’s field test remains active until the student completes and submits the test OR when field test window closes. For the PT test, expiration comes after 10 calendar days. Note: System limits are superseded by the assigned 6-week testing window, and do not extend beyond the official FT end date, June 6. Students are recommended to complete all FT components within 5 days of starting testing. Test Expiration

68 California 2014 Smarter Balanced Field Test Workshop 68 Classroom Activity Purpose: To provide students with important context, concepts, and key terms prior to taking the PT. All students will have a classroom activity before they complete a PT in the assigned content area. May be administered in a classroom or any other appropriate space. May take place on a separate day from the PT. –Recommended: No more than a 3-day lapse between the classroom activity and the PT administration. TA may need a chalkboard or dry-erase board. Classroom Activity Administration Guidelines

69 California 2014 Smarter Balanced Field Test Workshop 69 Computers, projectors, and other technology are allowed but not required for the classroom activity. Involves the participation of all students in an instructional task. PT will be completed by individual students in the computer-based test delivery system. Students may take notes during the classroom activity, but the notes must be collected before proceeding to the PT. Classroom Activity Administration Guidelines (cont.)

70 California 2014 Smarter Balanced Field Test Workshop 70 Designed to fit into a 30-minute window. –Will vary due to complexity of topic and individual student needs. The SC should download the assigned classroom activity and provide to TAs at least 1–2 days prior. After receiving the activity from the SC, the TA or classroom teacher should administer the classroom activity. Provide the appropriate accommodations for students who normally use them during instruction. Classroom Activity Administration Guidelines (cont.)

71 California 2014 Smarter Balanced Field Test Workshop 71 (SCs) Step 1: Identify the classroom activities for your school. Assigned by grade for each individual school. Assignments will be posted on the portal. Locate your state and then use the menus within the file to filter for your school. Beside the name of the school will be a listing of the classroom activities assigned to each grade/content area. Classroom Activity and Performance Task Administration

72 California 2014 Smarter Balanced Field Test Workshop 72 (SCs) Step 2: Download the classroom activity. Materials are posted in alphabetical order. (TAs) Step 3: Review the teacher directions for the classroom activity carefully. Classroom Activity and Performance Task Administration

73 California 2014 Smarter Balanced Field Test Workshop 73 Classroom Activity and Performance Task Administration (TAs) Step 4: Complete the classroom activity. SCs should ensure that the TA has presented the classroom activity prior to PT administration. Classroom activities include directions associated with that specific classroom activity. Note: The classroom activity does not require computers.

74 California 2014 Smarter Balanced Field Test Workshop 74 Classroom Activity and Performance Task Administration (TAs) Step 5: Administer the make-up classroom activity. For students who are absent on the day of the classroom activity, it is recommended that a make-up session be scheduled.

75 California 2014 Smarter Balanced Field Test Workshop 75 Classroom Activity and Performance Task Administration Step 6. Administer the performance task. The students must work independently The PT is administered online ELA PT: 2 parts (Part 1 and Part 2) –Recommended: Each part administered on separate days.  Part 1: Students will read sources and answer three research questions.  Part 2 (full write): Students will provide a written response using those sources. Mathematics PT: 1 part –The mathematics PT should be administered in 1 session.

76 Test Security

77 California 2014 Smarter Balanced Field Test Workshop 77 The STAR Test Security Agreements submitted earlier this school year are no longer valid. LTT and SCs must sign the new test security agreement and retain at the LEA. TAs must sign the new test security affidavit and retain at the LEA. New Test Security Forms for the 2013–14 School Year

78 California 2014 Smarter Balanced Field Test Workshop 78

79 California 2014 Smarter Balanced Field Test Workshop 79 There are 3 different types of test security incidents: –Impropriety –Irregularity –Breach Test Security

80 California 2014 Smarter Balanced Field Test Workshop 80 Unusual circumstance that has a low impact on the testing individual or group of students Low risk of affecting student performance, test security, or test validity Correctable and containable at local level Must be reported to LEA CAASPP Coordinator or Test Site Coordinator Example: Students talking during testing Test Impropriety

81 California 2014 Smarter Balanced Field Test Workshop 81 Unusual circumstance that impacts the testing individual or group of students May affect student performance, test security, or test validity Correctable and containable at the local level Submitted in the online system for resolution of the Appeal for testing impact Must be reported to LEA CAASPP Coordinator or Test Site Coordinator within 24 hours Examples: Student cheating or providing answers to another; student accessing or using electronic equipment (e.g., cellphone) Test Irregularity

82 California 2014 Smarter Balanced Field Test Workshop 82 Event that threatens test validity (e.g., release of secure materials) External implications for the Consortium A breach incident must be reported within 24 hours Examples: − Administrator or coordinator modifying student responses or record at any time − Administrator allowing students to take home test items, passage, prompts, or scratch paper Test Breach

83 Questions

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