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1 Field Test Workshop April 22, 2014

2 What’s New? O Updated TAM – (3/24/2014) content/uploads/2014/01/Test-Administration-Manual- FT.pdf O Updated Test Administrator’s Guide (3/25/14) content/uploads/2014/03/Smarter_TA- User_Guide_FieldTest_Spring2014.pdf O Guidelines for Read Aloud Test Reader (3/11/2014) content/uploads/2014/03/Read-Aloud-Guidelines.pdf

3 Test Setting O Some test settings cannot be changed after a test has started. (Begin Text Now button) O American Sign Language O Braille O Closed Captioning O Streamlined Interface (testing shell) O Translations (stacked- mathematics only)

4 Basic Test Rules O Must answer all questions before going on O Can flag items for review (drop-down to return) O Review and change if not paused for more than 20 minutes O Cannot return to segments once completed

5 Pause Rules O Must log back on O Directed to first page that has unanswered item O Non-PT tests have 20 minute rules O Not permitted to change previously answered items O PT do not have a pause limit rule O Contain 2 segments O Cannot return to first segment once completed

6 Segments O PT tests O all ELA tests contain 2 segments O Non-PT tests O All ELA tests contain 2 segments O Math tests contain multiple segments (some 2 some 4 O Some don’t allow calculators

7 TA Interface for Field Tests 1. Session ID 2. Test Selection table 3. Pending Approvals Notifications and Preview Window 4. Students in Your Test Session Table

8 Starting a Test Session O Tests are automatically listed O By grade then subject O NonPT O PT O Students are pre-assigned selected tests and can only take those tests.

9 Approvals O Approvals 0 O Not clickable O Don’t approve students whose test settings are incorrect O 3 Approvals needed O Clickable O Preview shows test

10 Approvals O This window does not refresh O Standard Settings = default O Custom Settings = supports and accommodations O Approve individual or approve all students O Denying students (reason- test settings, incorrect information,etc)

11 Stopping Test Sessions O Click Stop Session O Verification O Remember Stopping requires logging back in O New Session ID O Log out after stopping O After 20 minutes of inactivity, the session is “stopped” O Non-PT tests only – students cannot return to previously answered items

12 Test Layout

13 What We’ve Learned…


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