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1 Alaska Measures of Progress Educator Webinar October 14, 2014 James Herynk Webinar Logistics: Audio will be streamed through Adobe Connect. Audio is also available by calling Pin: If using the phone as the audio source, MUTE the Adobe connect sound to prevent feedback. On the phone, press *7 to mute yourself. Please hold questions until the end. All questions must be asked through the chat box in the bottom right corner.

2 Overview of Webinar Topics Educator Role KITE ™ System Resources Getting Started in Educator Portal Student Data in Educator Portal Technology Practice Tests New, Innovative, Technology Enhanced Items Preview: District Test Coordinator Role Preview: Technology Director Role Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) Important Points Upcoming Webinars Help Desk

3 Educator Role The Educators are presumed to be a student’s instructor or teacher, but may also be thought of as the test administrator. The Educator is responsible for reviewing and validating student data, preparing students for assessments, working with the IEP team to select and enter testing accommodations (depending on local policy), and administer Technology Practice Tests, Testlets (Assessments for Learning), and/or Summative Assessments.

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) Managing student, user, and assessment data educator.cete.us —KITE ™ Client (Test Delivery Engine) Delivering assessments to students Download and install from the Alaska Measures of Progress (AMP) website

5 Resources AMP Website: —Front Page: Technology Practice Tests Download the KITE Client “Follow these directions” “Guidance for teachers with ideas on how to introduce students to the Technology Practice Tests” —KITE tab Downloads and Installation Instructions –Windows –Macintosh –iPad –Chromebook Documentation –Educator Portal Manual, Students p (PNP)

6 Getting Started in Educator Portal Introduction —Sign InSign In —Forgot Password —Create an Account (contact your DTC) —My Profile —Security Agreement —My Organizations and Roles Technical Points —Overlays —Clearing cache (Start, Control Panel, Internet Options, Delete, Check Top 4-5, Delete, Okay) —Supported Browsers Mozilla Firefox 24.3 ESR (recommended) and above, Safari 6.0.5, and Internet Explorer 8 and above Google Chrome is NOT supported

7 Student Data in Educator Portal Quick Links —StudentsStudents PNP, also known as Access Profile (p. 3.30) First Contact Survey (Dynamic Learning Maps only) —RostersRosters Configuration Tab (same as Quick Links)

8 Technology Practice Tests: Usernames and Logins

9 Technology Practice Tests Features to review with students Show how to navigate Model the flag feature Read the directions for each question Final review

10 KITE Client Desktop Icon

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30 Technology Practice Tests ELA passage and question navigation —Questions Drop Down —Page Layout Passage and Questions Questions Only Passage Only —Question Layout View One View All

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39 Technology Practice Tests Features: —TOOLBOX Tags Highlighter Strikethrough Eraser Pointer Search Notes —Calculator —Read Aloud —Accessibility Features Activate by Default is not set on PNP (Access Profile)

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61 New, Innovative, and Technology Enhanced Items Background Graphic Drop Down Labeling Item Matching Lines Matrix Interaction Multiple Drop Buckets Venn Diagram Ordering (Left to Right) Ordering Partition Object Then Select Placing Points Select Text Sticky Drop Buckets Straight Line

62 Preview: District Test Coordinators Upload Data into Educator Portal —Users/Educators (Window Opens: Oct 6) —Enrollment (Window Opens: Oct 17) —Rosters (Window Opens: Oct 17) —Add and Edit Data in Educator Portal Troubleshooting —Educator Portal account and role set up —KITE ™ Client

63 Preview: Technology Directors Download and install the KITE ™ Client —akassessments.orgakassessments.org —KITE webpage Troubleshooting —Educator Portal —KITE ™ Client Manage Network Traffic —Whitelisting —LCS, Local Caching Server

64 Overview of 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.

65 Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) The DLM Consortium consists of 20 states and provides alternate assessments for students with significant cognitive disabilities. For grades 3-10 in English language arts and math Dillard Research Associates delivers assessments for science Educators in Alaska access DLM via https://ak.k12test.com/https://ak.k12test.com/ 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

66 Important Points Distinguish between Educator Portal and KITE Client Log in to EP and explore My Profile Find Students and Rosters via Quick Links View and verify Student and Roster data Know where to find the Technology Practice Test usernames and logins Be comfortable demonstrating the Technology Practice Tests with your students Understand how students will open KITE Client, log in, and begin assessments

67 Upcoming Webinars District Test CoordinatorsOctober 21 st, 2014 EducatorsNovember 4 th, 2014 Technology DirectorsNovember 13 th, 2014

68 Help Desk Hours —M-F —5:00 am to 4:00 pm Alaska —8:00 am to 7:00 pm Central Phone — — (toll-free)

69 THANK YOU! For questions, please contact:

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