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1 Alaska Measures of Progress Technology Directors January 8 th, 2015 James Herynk and Nick Studt Webinar Logistics: Audio will be streamed through Adobe Connect. Audio is also available by calling Pin: —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.

2 Overview Review of past topics Resources KITE Client Updates to Educator Portal and KITE AMP It Up Day Local Caching Server (LCS) —Release —Modes —Setup Whitelisting Help Desk

3 Review of Past Topics KITE Educator Portal vs. KITE Client Upload: Users, Enrollment, Rosters, TEC Add Manually: Users, Enrollment, Rosters Edit: Users, Enrollment, Rosters

4 Resources akassessments.org akassessments.org A.KITE Client Windows Macintosh iPad Chromebook B.Educator Portal (Updated Dec. 19) Educator Portal Manual Educator’s Guide to KITE Client.CSV Templates for Users, Enrollment, Rosters, TEC C.Local Caching Server (Will Update Feb. 6) Manuals for Mac, Windows, and Linux Request the Local Caching Server (LCS) Software

5 KITE Client: Install Now available for all supported platforms Go to AMP website akassessments.orgakassessments.org —Select the KITE tab Windows (AMP) Macintosh (AMP) iPad (AMP - iTunes) Chromebook (Device - Chrome Web Store) –Unmanaged - Kiosk (chrome://extensions) –Managed – Kiosk (Pre-Installed Apps and Extensions) Note: installing the new version will replace the old version.

6 KITE Client: Important to Notes on Installation Macintosh —There is a difference in adjusting security preferences between OS and as noted in the KITE Client Installation Guide. Chromebook —KITE Client on Chromebook, both unmanaged and managed, requires Kiosk Mode be set to prevent students from exiting KITE Client during testing. Be sure and follow the KITE Client Installation Guide to set Kiosk Mode.

7 Dec 19 th : EP Release, KITE Updates, Documentation Test Record/TEC Report Data Extract PNP settings adjustments “Spoken Audio” —Non Visual (no longer an option) —Text Only (no longer an option) —Subject selection for Read Aloud Math only Math and ELA —All students will have Read Aloud for directions New upload limit of 5k entries Chrome is now supported for Educator Portal OS is now supported

8 Educator Portal: Dec 19 th release. Updated Educator Portal Manual —Change log at the end of each chapter —Table of contents now links —Report data extracts Updated Educator’s Guide to KITE Client —Change log at beginning of Educator Guide KITE Client —TTS player is now integrated —Enhanced Notes saves across sections of a test

9 AMP it Up Day AMP It Up Day is scheduled for Jan. 29 th. EED webinar for Amp It Up Day planned for Jan. 14 th at 3:30. How to Prepare? —Have KITE Client installed on machines where students will test. —If using an LCS, have the LCS running and KITE Client testing machines pointed toward the LCS.

10 Local Caching Server (LCS) A local computer or server that is set up to store data from students testing in KITE Client and then send that data all at once. We suggest this is set up on a dedicated computer with a fixed IP address.

11 LCS: 2015 Release planned for February 6 th, 2015 Expansion of the LCS Admin features —Two Modes Semi-Offline Fully Offline Ability to begin testing with no internet if tests have been downloaded to the LCS LCS-2014 will no longer work once the LCS is available.

12 LCS: What if you already have the 2014 installed? Delete the LCS-2014 file from the directory. This should be done before downloading the new LCS After installing the new LCS, there is nothing you need to do for the KITE Client machines as long as the LCS IP address is the same. LCS-2015 cannot be installed while students are testing on LCS-2015.

13 LCS: Semi-Offline Mode This is how the current LCS functions

14 LCS: Fully Offline Mode

15 LCS: Reasons to Use Fully Offline Mode No internet will be available the day of testing. Internet is expected to be unreliable do to weather, maintenance by your service provider, or limited bandwidth due to other local event. Remote location with no internet where testing machines and LCS machine will be delivered. Limited bandwidth

16 LCS: Semi-Offline vs. Fully Offline Modes We suggest you set up the LCS in one mode and stick with it throughout testing. In most cases, Semi-Offline is sufficient. —Protection against temporary loss of Internet —Variable Internet —Low bandwidth

17 LCS: Bandwidth Usage Estimates

18 LCS: Getting Started akassessments.org akassessments.org 1.System Requirements Processor Ram Disk space 2.Request LCS Software Download Submit form 3.Check for download link Also write down your Username and Password for the Admin page

19 LCS: with Download The LCS Download File —Windows LCS is a ZIP file, extract to C: drive —Macintosh LCS is a DMG file, copy to Applications

20 LCS: Setup 1.Configuring the Properties File Identify the IP address and port 2.Configure the Settings.js File Semi-Offline-Do nothing Full Offline-Change “exports.offline” to True 3.Allowing Access through your Firewall Identify the port or application, allowing the testing machines access to the LCS 4.Starting the LCS Open folder or application to run or start Note: may require administrator password

21 Test the LCS Settings —Enter the LCS Server IP Address and the Port Number into a Firefox browser LCS: Test the Setup

22 Test the LCS Settings —Enter the LCS Server IP Address and the Port Number into a Firefox browser LCS: Test the Setup

23 LCS: Point the Testing Machines toward the LCS Configure each testing machine with the IP Address and Port of the LCS —Refer to the KITE Client Installation Guides: Windows (p. 5) Macintosh (p. 5) Chromebook –Unmanaged – Kiosk Mode (p. 4) –Managed – Kiosk Mode (p. 8) iPad (p. 5) —akassessments.orgakassessments.org

24 LCS: Admin Logging In Open the LCS Admin Page —In a browser address bar enter: IP address:port number/TDE/admin/index.htm —Enter username and password from

25 LCS: Admin Dashboard

26 LCS: Admin in Fully Offline, Fetch Student Tests

27 LCS: Shutdown You may want to shutdown the LCS computer during breaks or for routine computer maintenance. 1.When testing has finished 2.Open folder/application and “stop” the LCS 3.System administrator password may be needed Note: testing machines do not need to be reconfigured upon proximate setup, (unless you have rotating IP address).

28 LCS: Restarting After a Power Outage 1.Turn on computer 2.Follow instructions for starting the LCS

29 Whitelisting To ensure your firewall will allow data to pass through to our servers (AAI/CETE/KITE), please whitelist the following at your location: —*.cete.us It may also help to allow the following files access through the firewall: —kiteclientae.exe & kiteclient.exe & tde.exe For continued error messages, under Network Address Translation (NAT), —send the Helpdesk your IP address/range: —whitelist our IP addresses (CDN, Content Delivery Network)

30 Upcoming Webinars District Test CoordinatorsJanuary 12 th, 2015 Technology DirectorsFebruary 12 th, 2015 District Test CoordinatorsFebruary 17 th, 2015

31 Help Desk Hours —M-F —5:00 am to 4:00 pm Alaska —8:00 am to 7:00 pm Central Phone — — (toll-free)

32 THANK YOU!


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