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1 Using Home Base/Schoolnet to Deliver Assessments CTE Summer Conference July 14, 2014

2 Introduction –Roles Needed in Schoolnet –CTE Middle School Assessment Process Locating state developed CTE State Pre and Post Assessments –Option 1 – Dashboard –Option 2 – Find a Test Scheduling assessments –Online Test Options –Assign to Students Administering assessments Summary and Q&A Practice in Training Site Session Overview

3 What is not covered today – Testing Policy This presentation will not cover Test Administration Policy. You will receive the Guide soon. There will be training held on it by the CTE Division.

4 Assessment Student Information and Learner Profile Instructional Design, Practice & Resources Data Analysis and Reporting Information a student information system Instructional Tools & Resources a new standards-aligned tool for instruction (e.g. lesson plans, unit plans), assessment, and data analysis Effectiveness an online evaluation system and new professional development system InformationInstruction Educator Effectiveness: Evaluation and Professional Development OpenClass Collaboration Schoolnet Instruction and Assessment PowerSchool Student Information Truenorthlogic Evaluation and PD Home Base Overview: An Integrated Suite of Technology Tools 4

5 Assessment Instructional Design, Practice & Resources Data Analysis and Reporting Instructional Tools & Resources Effectiveness Instruction Educator Effectiveness: Professional Development OpenClass Collaboration Schoolnet Instruction and Assessment LOCAL Professional Development 5 Opt in Deadline: July 15, 2014 Cost: $4 per ADM for all of the optional components and for all content currently available through Home Base Optional Components Content Instructional Resources and Assessment Items

6 Options for Administering CTE State Pre and Post Assessments If you are using Schoolnet for the Assessments, they can be done –Online in Schoolnet –Using a bubble sheet to scan into Schoolnet –Clickers to capture data in Schoolnet If you are not using Schoolnet for the assessments –Use paper and pencil with printed.pdf documents from the CTE Director or IMC Primary Point of Contact. Do not store assessments on local servers or LMS systems like Haiku, Moodle, Quia, Blackboard, etc.

7 Roles Needed in Schoolnet Specific roles needed for IMCs to assign CTE State Pre and Post Assessments : –Default Role = “Staff” –Additional Roles: 1.“Test Item Administrator” 2.“Access to Assessment Management” Roles and Permissions for Schoolnet are assigned in PowerSchool by your District Data Manager/Administrator To learn more about roles and permissions in Schoolnet, visit: ready/implementation/category?category=User%20Roles%2 0and%20Accesshttp://www.ncpublicschools.org/homebase/getting- ready/implementation/category?category=User%20Roles%2 0and%20Access

8 CTE Middle School Assessment Process 1.State CTE staff create CTE State Pre and Post Assessments and Recommend them to the Districts. 2.IMCs locate assessments in Schoolnet. 3.IMCs Assign/Schedule the assessments to courses and schools. 4.Teachers provide passcodes to students to take the assessments online. 5.Students complete the assessments online.

9 1) Assessment Creation For the delivery of CTE State Pre and Post Assessments, the assessment creation process is handled at the state level. The CTE middle school assessments will be recommended and made available to you at your district level.

10 2) IMCs locate the assessments in Schoolnet. There are two ways for IMCs to locate the assessments 1.Enter into your Schoolnet account and enter into Assessment Admin and look under Recommended Tests 2.Enter into your Schoolnet account and hover over the Assessment Admin to use the Find Test option to search by the test name

11 Home Base Login Page The Home Base URL is specific to your district. Once you log in here, you are in Home Base and have access to the entire suite of tools available within Home Base, including the student information, the core instructional improvement, and the NC educator evaluation systems.

12 Student Information System Landing Page Logging into Home Base will take you first to your student information system landing page (PowerTeacher). From here you can use use all of the tools in the student information system. Clicking on the Home Base logo on the top left of the page will take you back to the landing page once you have navigated to other parts of the student information system. You can also access the instructional improvement and educator evaluation systems from this page.

13 Student Information System Landing Page From this student information system landing page, you will click on “Schoolnet” to access the instructional improvement system.

14 Locate the State Recommended Assessment (option 1) Hover over Assessment Admin Click on Dashboard

15 Locate the State Recommended Assessment (option 1)

16 Locate the State Recommended Assessment (option 2) Hover over Assessment Admin Click on Find a Test

17 Locate the State Recommended Assessment (option 2)

18 3. IMCs Assign/Schedule the assessments to courses and schools Go to “Schedule Information” and click on “Edit Schedule and Settings” Check “Assign to Students” and then click “Edit Assignments” to select courses and schools Click on “Add Selected” once the courses and schools are set and click on “Done, View Summary” to confirm Online passcode is found on summary screen

19 Scheduling Assessments On the Test Details Screen, Click Schedule Information Under Schedule Information, click on Edit Schedule and Settings

20 Scheduling Assessments These have already been populated at the State level and cannot be changed.

21 Options for Assessments

22 Assign the Assessment to Students CTE middle school assessments will be “Assigned to Students” from the District Level Click “Edit Assignment” to select your courses and complete the scheduling and assignment.

23 Select Courses for Student Assignment Search by Course Name, Department, or Grade Level. Choose Courses and Add Selected Courses. All students enrolled in the selected courses will now have the assessment assigned to them.

24 Add Selected Courses

25 Select Courses & Schools for Student Assignment Follow the same steps as above, but use the “Limit by Schools” button to limit the schools for the assessment.

26 Select Schools You have the option to remove the schools you do not want to receive the assessment.

27 Selecting Schools

28 Test is Assigned

29 4. Teachers provide passcodes to students to take the assessments online. Once the assessment is assigned to the courses, the teacher of the courses can access the online passcode.

30 5. Students complete the assessments online.

31 Ensure that you have correct roles (please work with your PowerSchool District Data Manager) Search for CTE State Pre and Post Assessments (in the Dashboard or Find a Test) Assign/Schedule assessments Administer assessments Summary

32 Home Base Website You can find up-to-date information on Home Base; learn about training, find FAQs, and much more at:

33 NCDPI has offered webinars for teachers, school administrators, and district administrators on the various components of Home Base Archived recordings of all Home Base webinars can be found at: ncpublicschools.org/homebase/training/videos/ webinars ncpublicschools.org/homebase/training/videos/ webinars 33 Home Base Webinars

34 Home Base Support Contact your school or district Home Base IIS Point Person first – For specific questions about testing/assessments, contact your CTE Director or your CTE IMC primary point of contact For technical issues, contact the Home Base Support Center: or

35 Log in and Explore Access the Home Base Training Site: https://homebasetraining.schoolnet.com/Authentication. aspx?mode=login Sign in with: “Home Base Training District” from drop down Log on/Username = cte.district Password: back2school The test name is CTE State PreAssessment Test


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