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1 Alaska Measures of Progress Technology Director Webinar Webinar Logistics: Audio will be streamed through Adobe Connect. Audio is also available by calling 877-278-8686 Pin: 961449 —If using the phone as the audio source, MUTE the Adobe connect sound to prevent feedback. Please hold questions until the end. All questions must be asked through the chat box in the bottom right corner. September 11, 2014 James Herynk and Nick Studt

2 Technology Directors Webinar Overview Technology Director Role KITE ™ System Requirements for KITE Client Installing KITE Client iPad App and Chromebook App Whitelisting LCS, Local Caching Server Educator Portal Troubleshooting.CSV Files and Uploads Troubleshooting Educator Portal and KITE Resources Dynamic Learning Maps Upcoming Webinars Help Desk

3 Technology Director Role The key duties of the Technology Directors are to download and install the KITE Client on computers where students will test, provide technical support for Educator Portal and KITE Client, troubleshooting, and assist in elevating questions to the help desk.

4 KITE System KITE is a platform developed to meet the needs of the next generation of large- scale computer based assessments. —Educator Portal (EP)Educator Portal Managing student, user, and assessment data —KITE Client Delivering assessments to students Download and install from the Alaska Measures of Progress (AMP) website

5 KITE Client Desktop Icon



8 Requirements for KITE Client Supported Platforms: —Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, (8.1 is being tested) —Mac OSX 10.5-10.9 (Only Intel-based) —iPad —Chromebooks (if your district supports) Screen Requirements —The minimum screen resolution requirement for KITE ™ is 1024x768.

9 Installing KITE Client New release available after September 19 th, 2014 Go to Alaska Measures of Progress website — —Select the KITE tab If you have a previous version of KITE Client already installed, installing the new version will replace the old version.

10 iPad App and Chromebook App iPad App —Expected in early October, 2014 —Message regarding Guided Access —Location for setting LCS if applicable Chromebook App —Now available —Documentation available at the AMP websiteAMP website Unmanaged Chromebook - Kiosk Mode Managed Chromebook –Chromebook App may be installed before Sept 19th

11 Whitelisting To ensure your firewall will allow data to pass through to our servers (AAI/CETE/KITE), please whitelist the following at your location: —* & It may also help to allow the following files access through the firewall: —kiteclientae.exe & kiteclient.exe & tde.exe For continued error messages, under Network Address Translation (NAT), —send the Helpdesk your IP address/range: —whitelist our IP addresses (CDN, Content Delivery Network)

12 Local Caching Server (LCS) A local computer that is set up to store data from students testing in KITE Client and then send that data all at once. —For more information go to

13 Bandwidth requirements with and without LCS KITE Bandwidth Specifications Without Local Caching System Per Student Minimum Bandwidth Recommended Bandwidth 384 kBps512 kBps or faster With Local Caching System Total Bandwidth Minimum Bandwidth Recommended Bandwidth 1000 kBps5000 kBps or faster kBps (Kilobyte per second)

14 Troubleshooting:.CSV Files and Data Management Create.CSV Files, 4 templates4 templates —Users, Enrollment, Rosters, TECEnrollment Leading zeroes Template format Organization numbers Data errors Enter and edit data in Educator PortalEducator Portal —View, Upload, Add Manually Upload errors Save/save as (.CSV) Import/open

15 Troubleshooting: Educator Portal & KITE Client Educator Portal KITE Client vs. Educator Portal Logging in —Usernames —Reset password Supported Browsers —Firefox 24.3 ESR (recommended) and above, Safari 6.0.5, and Internet Explorer 8 and above —Google Chrome is NOT supported Clearing cache Professional Development modules (audio visual) —MIME type issue (right click and slecet play) Tickets —Adobe Reader or another tool for PDFs —Printing Smartboards and switch support

16 Resources KITE tab —Status and updates —Subscribe to Test Updates —Installation instructions and downloads —Documentation link Educator Portal Manual Help desk

17 Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) The DLM Consortium consists of 20 states Alternate assessments for students with significant cognitive disabilities Grades 3-8 and 9-10 English language arts and math Dillard Research Associates will deliver alternate assessment for science Educators in Alaska access DLM via

18 Dynamic Learning Maps Getting ready for DLM —Professional Development modules for teachers to improve instruction. (not required) —Test Administration modules for teachers who will be administering the DLM assessments. (required) Teachers will access DLM these via Get Started webinars (9/24 - repeat 10/1) —First Contact Survey —PNP (Access Profile)

19 Timeline for DLM Alaska DatesEvents 9/24/14 and 10/1/14Get Started Webinar for Mentors (and DTCs), 3:30 – 4:30 10/4/14DTCs begin setting up district User (educator) accounts in KITE system 10/6-10/8/14Alternate Assessment Mentor Training 10/13 – 11/19/14Teachers begin entering First Contact Surveys and Personal Needs Profiles for students* 11/10-12/20/14Districts participate in DLM Alternate Assessment Phase B field testing 1/5 - 3/6/15Districts participate in DLM Alternate Assessment Phase C field testing 3/16 – 5/1/15Alternate Assessment Test Window *First Contact Survey determines student’s test placement. Personal Needs Profile determines student’s online accessibility needs.

20 Upcoming Webinars District Test CoordinatorsSeptember 16 th, 2014 Technology DirectorsOctober 9 th, 2014 EducatorsOctober 14 th, 2014

21 Help Desk Hours —M-F —5:00 am to 4:00 pm Alaska —8:00 am to 7:00 pm Central Email Phone —785-864-3537 —855-277-9752 (toll-free)

22 Important Points Understand the difference between Educator Portal and KITE Client Know where to look for the KITE Client download and be prepared to install on computers and tablets where students will test. Know where to find updates for tablet apps Be prepared to whitelist if needed Be prepared to evaluate the need for an LCS, Local Caching Server Help Educators and District Test Coordinators troubleshoot Be able to locate resources Feel free to contact the Help Desk

23 THANK YOU! For questions, please contact:

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