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1 Alaska Measures of Progress District Test Coordinator 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. 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. September 16, 2014 James Herynk

2 Overview District Test Coordinator Role.CSV Files KITE ™ System Educator Portal Data Upload in Educator Portal Assign Roles in Educator Portal Editing Data in Educator Portal Preview: Technology Director Role Preview: Educator Role Dynamic Learning Maps Upcoming Webinars Important Points Help Desk

3 District Test Coordinator Role The District Test Coordinators (DTCs) are presumed to be at the district or school level (Building Test Coordinator). District Test Coordinators (DTCs) play an important role in delivering the new assessments for Alaska Measures of Progress via KITE. The key duties of the DTCs are to upload data for —Users/Educators —Enrollment/Students —Rosters/Student-teacher pairing —TEC/Test, Exit, Clear The DTCs also oversee the assessment process, including manage user roles and responsibilities, develop a schedule for test implementation, monitor and support test preparations and administration, and develop a plan to facilitate communications with parents and staff.

4 CSV Files What are.CSV Files? —Comma-Separated Values —Save as.CSV (not.EXE) Upload.CSV Templates (1 file per district or school) —Users (October 6 th ) —Enrollment (October 17 th ) —Rosters (October 17 th ) —TEC (later in the year) Resources: —State Organization Table —Educator Portal Manual (pages 2.16, 3.8, 4.9) —.CSV Templates

5 KITE ™ System KITE ™ is a platform developed to meet the needs of the next generation of large-scale assessments. —KITE Client Delivers assessments to students Download and install from the AMP website —Educator Portal (DTC accounts by Sept. 23rd) Manage student, user, and assessment data

6 KITE Client Desktop Icon



9 Educator Portal (EP) Introduction —Supported Browsers Firefox 24.3 ESR (recommended) and above, Safari 6.0.5, and Internet Explorer 8 and above Google Chrome is NOT supported —Logging inLogging in —Forgot Password —Security Agreement —My Profile —My Organizations and Roles —Overlays —Clearing cache (Start, Control Panel, Internet Options, Delete, Check Top 4-5, Delete, Okay)

10 Data Upload in EP Organization Tab (State data table) Organization Tab Configuration Tab: View, Upload, Add Manually Configuration Tab —Users (Oct. 6) —Students Enrollment (Oct. 17th) TEC —Rosters (Oct. 17th)

11 Assign Role and Add Organization: Non-teachers Users Tab (Upload defaults to Teacher) —View Users —Status New –Assign RolesAssign Roles Pending –Resend Email Active —Modify User Edit Assign Role (page 10.4) Add Organizations


13 Editing Data in EPEP Users/Educators —Add User Manually —Edit User Profile Enrollment/Students —Upload New.CSV to Add and Edit Students KEY: State_Student_Identifier (Col. K) Rosters —Create Roster Manually —Edit Roster —Upload New Roster.CSV

14 Preview: Technology Directors Download and install the KITE Client — —KITE webpage Updates to Technology —Chromebook App (available) —iPad App (October) —KITE Client and LCS (after September 19th) Troubleshooting —Educator Portal —KITE ™ Client Manage Network Traffic —Whitelisting —LCS, Local Caching Server

15 Overview of LCS

16 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)

17 Preview: Educators What will the Educators do? —Quick LinksQuick Links View Students –Validate data –Complete Access Profile –First Contact Survey View Rosters –Validate Data Add New Test Session (Testlets) —Test Management Tab (sub-Test Management)Test Management Tab View Test Sessions –Print Test Tickets



20 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

21 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)

22 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.

23 Upcoming Webinars Technology DirectorsOctober 9 th, 2014 EducatorsOctober 14 th, 2014 District Test CoordinatorsOctober 21 st, 2014

24 Important Points Locate EP Manual and Organization Tables Locate and Create.CSV Files —User Template —Enrollment Template —Roster Template Upload templates into EP Add and Edit Users, Enrollment, and Rosters Assign Roles and Add Organizations for DLM and non-teachers Understand the what Educators and Technology Directors will be doing.

25 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)

26 THANK YOU! For questions, please contact:

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