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1 Test Administrator Interface Training Computer Based Administrations of: ELA Writing 5-11 ELA Reading and Listening 5-8 Mathematics Algebra 1, Algebra 2 and Geometry EOCs 1

2 Supplemental Tutorial 2 The following is a tutorial only and supplements the following resources (all found at fsassessments.org):  Test Administration Manual for each test subject  Test Policies and Procedures  Administration of Accommodations  Test Security  Test Administrator Responsibilities  Verbatim scripts to be used during test administration  TIDE User Guide  Test Administrator User Guide It is your responsibility to review all of the additional documentation above

3 THE FOLLOWING IS TO BE USED TO INSTRUCT TEST ADMINISTRATORS IN COMPLETING THE FOLLOWING CBT RELATED TASKS:  Logging in to the Test Administration system.  Creating a session and providing a Session ID to students  Looking-up and approving students for testing  Assisting students with logging in  Monitoring students  Ending the test session(s) Computer Based Test Interface 3

4 Test Administrator Interface for Online Testing 4

5 TO ADMINISTER AN ONLINE TEST, YOU WILL NEED TO:  Make sure the secure browser is installed on student workstations.  Make sure you have a username and login for the interface.  Review that the students in your testing room are enrolled (have tickets) for the test to be administered using TIDE.  Set up a Test Session and provide the Session ID to students.  When students log in, ensure they have a Test Ticket and enter their Username and name as they appear on the test ticket. Test Administrator Prep for Online Testing 5

6 Accessing the Test Administrator Interface 6  The Test Administrator Interface (TA Interface) is accessed from the user pages on the FSA Portal. Go to the portal at Select the appropriate user card Click the Test Administration icon Sign in using your Username and Password

7 Test Administrator Home Page 7

8 Starting a Test  You must start a test session before students can log in to test. CLICK THE TEST FOR THE SUBJECT AREA YOU ARE ASSESSING. CLICK START SESSION  The Session ID is generated automatically. PROVIDE THE SESSION ID TO STUDENTS 8

9 Approving Students  Before students log in: APPROVALS BUTTON IS NOT CLICKABLE AND SAYS “APPROVALS (0).” PREVIEW TABLE SAYS “NO STUDENTS AWAITING APPROVAL.”  After students log in and request approval: APPROVALS BUTTON IS CLICKABLE AND SAYS “APPROVALS (#).” PREVIEW TABLE LISTS EACH STUDENT AND HIS OR HER SELECTED TEST. 9

10 Approving Students to Test 10  After clicking the Approvals button, the following screen appears: Click See Details to view student test settings. Click Approve to allow students to begin testing. Click Deny to reject a student request to take a test.  Use the Approve All Students button to approve all students listed.  The Refresh button updates the list of students awaiting approval.

11 Student Lookup Feature 11  Click Student Lookup.  Use the Quick Search or Advanced Search tabs.

12 Student Login 12  After opening the secure browser, students will use the information from their Test Ticket to login.  Students will be shown a screen to confirm their demographic information.  Students will be asked to select a test. The first time the student signs in, the green arrow will be solid. When a student is resumed or signs in for Session 2, the green arrow will be segmented.  A test confirmation page will appear, and students will then await approval from the TA to enter the test.

13 Monitoring Student Progress  After students have logged in and the Test Administrator has approved them to begin testing, the test session table at the bottom of the screen will display each student currently logged in to the session. 13

14 Ending a Test Session 14 Ending Session 1 or 2/Day 1 of Testing: After students finish testing for the day and have reviewed their answers, students will click PAUSE on the Review screen. After all students are finished testing or after the test session is ended, Test Administrators will click the Stop Session button in the upper left corner of the screen. An “Important!” box will appear, requesting verification to end the session and log students out. Ending Session 2 or 3/Day 2 of Testing: *Note on Session 2/Day 2 Test Administrators will create a new test session, and approve students to test. Students should select to resume the test with the green segmented arrow. After students finish testing, students will click END TEST. They will review their response and then click Submit Test. After all students are finished testing or after the test session is ended, Test Administrators will click the Stop Session button.

15 Timing Out  As a security measure, Test Administrators are automatically logged out after 90 minutes of user inactivity and student inactivity in a test session. This will result in closure of the test session. Note: IF A TEST ADMINISTRATOR IS LOGGED OUT DUE TO INACTIVITY AND STUDENTS, THE TEST ADMINISTRATOR HAS TO CREATE A NEW TEST SESSION AND PROVIDE ANOTHER SESSION ID TO ALLOW STUDENTS TO LOG BACK INTO THE TEST. THE TEST ADMINISTRATOR SHOULD SET UP THE SESSION NO EARLIER THAN 90 MINUTES BEFORE STUDENTS BEGIN TO TEST. TEST ADMINISTRATORS WILL NOT BE LOGGED OUT AS LONG AS STUDENTS ARE ACTIVELY TESTING. 15

16 After Testing  After testing is completed follow the instructions for Test Administrator Responsibilities in the corresponding FSA or EOC manual  Return all required administration information/materials to your school’s assessment coordinator.  Complete any other activities related to testing as instructed in the manual or your school’s assessment coordinator. 16


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