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1 Colorado Technology Readiness Tool Training 1Updated December 6, 2012

2 Agenda Introduction – Online Test Preparation Purpose and Goal of the Training DTCs will know how to: Access the TRT Gather and Enter Data Submit Reports Access Resources Get Support 2Updated December 6, 2012

3 Technology Readiness Steps 1. TRT This training focuses on how to use the TRT 2. Site Readiness Supporting CO for Online assessment beginning with the Field Test Site Readiness Preparation Training begins in January 2013: Minimum system requirements System Check Tool (Bandwidth Analysis) Proctor Caching Session Management 3. Questions from the previous TRT Trainings CDE is working with Pearson to answer these questions and post responses on the CDE website Updated December 6, 20123

4 The TRT is a web-based application designed to collect device and local data to determine technology readiness for online assessments and provide gap analysis Reports will be provided to support local/state/national planning for the transition to consortia assessment systems Technology Readiness Tool (TRT) data collection – opened Dec 2012, please submit your data as soon as possible (February/March) Collects device and school survey data Provides analysis reports based on minimum and recommended guidelines Assists with identifying Corrective Action Plan for Online Testing readiness 4 Technology Readiness Tool Updated December 6, 2012

5 5 Use of the Technology Readiness Tool State Colorado intends to use the TRT to inform readiness for online assessment: The new Science and Social Studies assessments Beginning in Spring 2014 PARCC assessments in English Language Arts and Mathematics Beginning in Spring 2015 Ratio of students to devices Inform the setting of the testing window Districts/Schools Districts and schools can use the data from the TRT to: Evaluate their readiness for online assessment Inform their allocation and procurement of technology resources Inform the state about their technology readiness Updated December 6, 2012

6 Resources Tech Readiness Login https://techreadiness.net Help Resources can be found on the Home page (Help & Resource Link) Quick Start Guides User’s Guide Training Modules Answer Center File Layout and Templates SRC contact Link Notifications Section Management of User Account 6Updated December 6, 2012

7 Activities and References Activity #ActivityOwnerReference 1Upload/Enter Organization DataState (CDE)Module #2 Training 2Upload/Enter User Account DataState (CDE)Module #2 Training 3Verify Organization DataDistrictModule #2 Training 4Upload/Enter Online Testing Device Data DistrictModule #1 Training 5Upload/Enter School Survey DataDistrictModule #3 Training 6Review Reports for Online Testing Readiness AllModule #3 Training 7 NOTE 1: The District may decide to delegate the device and school survey data collection to the Schools. If so, then the District will need to set up School user accounts. NOTE 2: Data may loaded via file layout/template or key entered Updated December 6, 2012

8 8 Entering Information/Data Two ways to enter information 1. User Upload using Layouts and Templates for large amounts of data 2. Hand Entering through the User Interface for adding, editing, or deleting a small number of records Data to Upload Organizations (District uploads schools) Users (DTC uploads School Technology Coordinators) Devices (School Level) School Surveys (School Level) Uploading a template through Batch File Import/Export Error messages Make sure you are uploading a.csv formatted file (not.xls or.xlsx) Make sure you are uploading the correct number of fields/columns. Updated December 6, 2012

9 District/School Training & Demonstration Modules District / School: Module 1 Module 3 Link 9 Updated December 6, 2012

10 Questions / Points of Contact FAQ/Answer Link Points of Contact CDE Assessment Unit Glen Sirakavit -- 303-866-3266 Pearson Readiness Assistance Jeff Burklo – 210-339-5632 10Updated December 6, 2012

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