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1 Use Technology to Streamline Assessment and Reporting Theme adapted from the CCAE South Coast Section Fall Conference 2009

2 Use Technology to Streamline Assessment and Reporting Presented by Dawn Montgomery CASAS Project Coordinator Professional Development & 11/14/2009Adult Education…….Staying Alive!2

3 Three Keys to Implementing Change 1. Motivation a. Some good reason to give up the status quo 2. Vision a. A clear and practical vision of the desired future state 3. Next Steps a. An understanding of the next steps required to progress toward the vision 11/14/2009Adult Education…….Staying Alive!3

4 Motivation + Vision = Next Steps No one is going to come willingly unless they understand:  The reasons why the change is necessary  Where the change is leading  How it is going to be accomplished 11/14/2009Adult Education…….Staying Alive!4

5 Technology Change Agent Computer-Based and Computer-Adaptive Testing Software Program 11/14/2009Adult Education…….Staying Alive!5

6 Advantages & Benefits Test on demand Immediate results Accurate scoring No “bubbling” or scanning Place students with highest precision in least time Improved test security Automatic administration of next test Students learn computer skills in real-life 11/14/2009Adult Education…….Staying Alive!6

7 Key Features Appraisals, pretests, and post-tests Reading, math, and listening Multiple test series Timing option Option to combine appraisal & pretest in one sitting Retention of demographic and test history Basic Reports – group, student, gains Import/export data with TOPSpro 11/14/2009Adult Education…….Staying Alive!7

8 Includes Test Series Life Skills Life and Work Series Secondary Level Assessment Employability Competency System Workforce Learning Systems oMoMath oRoReading and Listening oRoReading and Math oRoReading and Math oRoReading and Math 11/14/2009Adult Education…….Staying Alive!8

9 Test Administrations Computer Test Units (CTU) One test administration requires one CTU Order in increments of 50, 100, 500, or /14/2009Adult Education…….Staying Alive!9

10 Database Installations Standalone computer available on independent workstations – not networked Local Area Network – LAN available on multiple networked computers Wide Area Network – WAN available across separate LANs CASAS-hosted Server pilot coming soon! contact Richard Ackermann if interested - or , ext /14/2009Adult Education…….Staying Alive!10

11 General Architecture 11/14/2009Adult Education…….Staying Alive!11

12 Streamline Assessment 11/14/2009Adult Education…….Staying Alive!12 AppraisalPlace Register Enroll InstructPretest Instruct Post-test Appraisal Pretest Place Register Enroll InstructPost-test Register Locator+Pretest Place & Enroll InstructPost-test Common Practice Improved Practice With CASAS eTests

13 Simultaneous Administration ESL ABE ASE-GED/HSD CTE/WFR Programs LS & LWS ECS SLA WLS Series Reading Math Listening Types A. B, C, D Levels 11/14/2009Adult Education…….Staying Alive!13

14 As Simple as /14/2009Adult Education…….Staying Alive!14

15 Immediate Results 11/14/2009Adult Education…….Staying Alive!15

16 Get to Reports Quickly CASAS eTests Export student data out of CASAS eTests Manually or automatically TOPSpro Import student data into TOPSpro Manually or automatically Reports Reports ready for Students Teachers Program Coordinators School Administrators 11/14/2009Adult Education…….Staying Alive!16

17 Let’s see how this works Test Module Experience CASAS eTests  from a student perspective Admin Module Experience CASAS eTests  from an administrative perspective TOPSpro  Experience the ease of data transfer Sign-up for Training today! 11/14/2009Adult Education…….Staying Alive!17

18 Training Options Join a general Web-based session on Monday mornings at 11:00 am Contact Dawn Montgomery to receive a meeting eVite Need a different day and time? Contact Dawn Montgomery to check availability Have several staff members wanting training together? Contact Dawn Montgomery to schedule a day and time to meet exclusively with your staff 11/14/2009Adult Education…….Staying Alive!18

19 Got CASAS eTests  ? Try out the New CASAS eTests  Sampler on our Web site Go to Login w/username and password Select Products and Services & Sample Test Items from left side bar Spread the CASAS "e" and join the CASAS eTests  Forum Go to Login w/username and password Select Forums from top tab 11/14/2009Adult Education…….Staying Alive!19

20 Contact Information Dawn Montgomery Project Coordinator, CASAS , x126 Carol Farrell Research & Planning, CASAS , x123 CASAS Tech Support , x4 11/14/2009Adult Education…….Staying Alive!20


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