Presentation on theme: "CMAS Site Readiness Fall 2014 Enter This webinar has been adapted for Charter School Institute schools. As a reminder, CSI follows the chain of communication."— Presentation transcript:
CMAS Site Readiness Fall 2014 Enter This webinar has been adapted for Charter School Institute schools. As a reminder, CSI follows the chain of communication followed by CDE. CDE communicates with districts (CSI, in this case), and districts communicate with schools. In line with this, all questions related to assessments and the associated technology preparation should be directed at CSI staff (Janet Dinnen or Michael Gelinas as appropriate).
1. Online Testing Components 2. Network Preparation 3. Proctor Caching 4. Device Preparation 5. Infrastructure Trial 6. Support DuringTesting THIS IS AN INTERACTIVE PRESENTATION To engage the interactive presentation, view the presentation in SlideShow mode. The following slide has a table of contents. Click on one of the topics (either by clicking on the topic title in the body of the slide or by clicking on the number at the bottom right of the slide) to be taken to the appropriate section of the presentation. Use the back and forth arrows to move through the presentation slide by slide. Click on the number at the bottom right of the slide to move to a particular section of the presentation Click on the CO triangle at the bottom right of the slide to return to the Table of Contents slide.
Online Resources Components TestNav Proctor Caching SystemCheck Tool Student Responses Best Practices and Recommendations for Device Configurations SECTION 1 Online Testing Components
Online Resources DTC Site Readiness Support: User Guides in PearsonAccess: &p= &pagename=coPALPWrapper&resourcecategory=Reference+Guides TestNav 8 Useful Information CMAS System Check for TestNav8
Online Testing Components Diagram
TestNav Technology Dependencies Firewalls, content filters and spam filters must allow the Pearson domains Minimum Screen Resolution of 1024 x 768 is required Browser Dependencies for Windows and Mac OSX Devices: Java runtime plugin version 1.5 and higher Windows Firewall configured to allow javaw.exe to communicate Allow pop-ups for Pearson sites Accept Java applet Allow Local File access to home directory Native TestNav Apps have been developed for use on iPads and Chromebooks. Complete requirements can be found at om/TN8Requirements om/TN8Requirements
Student Responses TestNav will save student responses to an encrypted backup file so the student can either continue testing or exit the system without losing response data. TestNav requires at least one working save location. TestNav by default saves student response data to: /Pearson/student/srf Create a TestNav Config in PearsonAccess to specify custom Primary and Alternate file locations Pearson recommends designating two Response File Save Locations on Windows and Mac OSX devices Devices using iOS & Chromebook operating systems cannot use a Alternate SRF file save location. Best Practice: Primary Response File Location should be on the student workstation. The alternate Response File Location should be on a shared network location. Designated in TestNav config in PearsonAccess. Students must have full access to designated Response File Locations.
TestNav Directories TestNav creates a Pearson directory in the home directory of the testing computer: Windows XP C:\Documents and Settings\username\Pearson\... Windows Vista and 7 C:\Users\username\Pearson\... Mac //Users/username/Pearson/... Student Log files: Pearson/student/logs SRF file default location: Pearson/student/srf TestNav and test content is temporarily stored locally: Pearson/temp Pearson recommends that the Pearson directory be excluded if desktop restoration tools such as DeepFreeze are used.
How Proctor Caching Works Proctor Caching is Pearson- supplied software that is used in conjunction with TestNav to reduce bandwidth requirements and accelerate the delivery of test content. Allows you to pre-cache test content to your local network before a test. Reduces the burden on your ISP by eliminating redundancy in requests for test content. Stores an encrypted local copy of all pre-cached tests
System Check for TestNav System Check was developed as a tool for customers to use to validate their computers to ensure that TestNav software could run on their computers. Support can also use System Check to validate the computer for any technical problems. To gather realistic results System Check must be run from a student testing machine on the same day of week/time of day when you anticipate performing online testing.
Best Practices and Recommendations Performance: Use Proctor Caching for best network performance. Use System Check extensively to test Proctor Caching and network environment before live testing. Use System Check to test wireless network capacity if using wireless clients. Testing Computers: Create Device Image with only "bare minimum” OS, Browser, and Java for a clean environment. Create “Kiosk” or GPO for standardized assessment environment. Use System Check (TestNav Verification Test) to validate that TestNav will load on machines. Freeze browser, operating system & Java environment if possible.
Best Practices and Recommendations Any applications that may automatically launch on a computer should be configured not to launch during testing sessions. Common applications that may launch automatically include: Anti‐virus software performing automatic updates Power management software on laptops warning of low battery levels Screen savers and sleep mode E‐mail with auto message notification Calendar applications with notifications, such as Google Calendar Pop‐up blockers Set automatic updates (iTunes) To assure Testing Computers will not interfere with TestNav:
Online Resources Administrative Network Activities TN8 User Guides in PearsonAccess: &p= &pagename=coPALPWrapper&resourcecategory=Reference+Guides TestNav 8 Hardware and Software Requirements CMAS System Check for TestNav8
Configure Content Filter & Antivirus Software ALL Pearson domains and ports must be allowed to pass through your Internet firewalls, content filters or spam filters for inbound and outbound traffic. *testnav.com 80, 443 *pearsonaccess.com 80, 443 *s3.amazonaws.com 80, 443 Allow traffic on ports 4480 and 4481 to flow freely on the network. Proctor Caching uses these ports. Enable javaw.exe exception created in Windows Firewall.
Would you like to see the Sophos Anti-Virus configuration? Antivirus Software Some antivirus software, such as Sophos, can scan test content even if it has been whitelisted causing performance issues during testing. Additional configuration may be required. Yes No
Sophos Anti-Virus Configuration ^https?://.*\.testnav\.com/ ^https?://.*\.pearsonaccess\.com/ s3.amazonaws.com Disable the On-Access Scanning on all student computer used for testing as well as the proctor caching machines and servers where the secondary save location exists.
Verify Bandwidth Capacity Use the SystemCheck tool to find estimated student testing capacity. Identify network restraints or bottlenecks such as wireless access points using SystemCheck.
Can Proctor Caching alleviate your network constraint? Verify Bandwidth Capacity Based on the bandwidth test SystemCheck can provide the number of students that can test concurrently. It can be used to identify network restraints and plan the placement of Proctor Caching devices. Once PC devices are added use SystemCheck to verify student capacity. Yes No Skip
Yes, Proctor Caching can alleviate your network constraint Install and configure the Proctor Caching device and re-run the SystemCheck testing capacity tab to verify results. Communicate the estimated student testing capacity for each assessment environment to your DAC for session planning purposes.
No, Proctor Caching cannot alleviate your network constraint Communicate the estimated student testing capacity for each assessment environment to your DAC for session planning purposes. You may want to schedule fewer students than the SystemCheck estimated student testing capacity number. For example; If you have a wireless access point with an estimated student testing capacity 32 for the assessment environment, best practice would be to schedule no more than 29 per session for that assessment environment.
ISP Notification Notify your Internet Service Provider of your online testing window. Confirm that no scheduled maintenance or outages are planed during that time.
Online Resources Proctor Caching Hardware and Software Requirements: Software & User Guide: d= &pagename=coPALPWrapper&resourcecategory=Downloads
Pre-Installation Planning Determine number of PC devices required by your district using SystemCheck. Place Proctor Caching computers as close as possible on the network to the students’ testing computers. Must have full local administrator permissions on the PC device & working knowledge of your network. Network connection 100 Mbps full-duplex or higher recommended. Minimum network connection is 10/100.
Proctor Caching Requirements Must have Fixed internal IP address. Windows Firewall will need to be turned off on the proctor caching device. Open traffic on TCP ports 80, 4480, and 4481on the local network. Does not require an underlying server-based operating system.
Install & Device Requirements 1.Download Proctor Caching installer from PearsonAccess. Log into PearsonAccess and click on Support->Downloads 2.Run the installer and Start Proctor Caching if not already started by the installer. 3.Use SystemCheck from client computer to verify that Proctor Caching is functional. Windows Device Requirements & Install Mac OSX Device Requirements & Install
Windows Device Requirements Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows Server 2012, or Windows GHz x86-compatible processor. 1 GB RAM.
Install Proctor Caching Software - Windows 1.Locate and download the proctor caching software. 2.Double-click the file you downloaded to open the installer screen. 3.You will be prompted with a security message. Click Yes to launch the installer 4.After the software loads, read the introduction, and then click Next 5.Proxy information displays. Verify that the Proxy Server Information is correct or enter the correct value. Click Next. 6.Accept default destination folder and click Next. If you want to install in a location other than the default, make sure the location has no spaces in its name. If the Proctor Caching computer uses an upstream proxy computer to access the Internet, Tips on Proctor Caching section.
Install Proctor Caching Software - Windows 7.Select the locations to create the TestNav Proctor Cache icon(s). If you would like the icon to appear when all users log in to the computer, select the Create Icons for All Users check box, and then click Next. 8.Leave the check box selected and click Next. 9.Review the pre-installation summary, and then click Install. 10.You will see a progress bar and status information indicating that the software is installing. 11.When the software is installed, click Done to close the installation. You will need to restart your computer before launching the software.
Mac OSX Device Requirements Mac OSX Intel Core™ Duo 2.0GHz Only Intel-based Macs are supported 1 GB RAM
Install Proctor Caching Software - Macintosh 1.Locate and download the proctor caching software. 2.Double-click the install file, then double-click the installproctorcache file to open the installer screen. 3.Double-click the installproctorcache icon to open the installer screen. 4.You will be prompted with a security message. Click Next to launch the installer. 5.Proxy information displays. Verify that the Proxy Server Information is correct or enter the correct value. Click Next.
Install Proctor Caching Software - Macintosh 6.Accept default destination folder and click Next. If you want to install in a location other than the default, make sure the location has no spaces in its name. If the Proctor Caching computer uses an upstream proxy computer to access the Internet, refer to the information below. 7.Select the locations to create the TestNav Proctor Cache aliases (e.g.,icon). If you do not want the icon to appear when all users log in to the computer, select the Don’t create aliases option button, and then click Next. 8.Review the pre-installation summary, and then click Install. 9.You will see a progress bar and status information indicating that Proctor Caching is installing. When the software is installed, click Done to close the installation. You will need to restart your computer before launching the software.
Verify Proctor Caching Device To verify your proctor caching device is running add it to the SystemCheck tool and run a testing capacity check. 1.Open the SystemCheck tool and navigate to the Testing Capacity tab. 2.Select the +Add Caching Computer button left of the green Start button. 3.Enter Display Name, the device’s IP address in the Host, and 4480 into the dialogue box an select Save. 4.Re-run the Testing Capacity check and results will display from the PC device and direct to Pearson.
Proctor Caching Monitoring Access Proctor Caching Diagnostics screen in web browser using IPaddress:port XX.X.XX.XX:4480 Three Tabs: 1.Home 2.Contents 3.Client List
Content is displayed at the Test and Form level. Functionality is available to Refresh, Reload or Purge selected test content. Clicking on a test name will display the Content Details screen which displays individual items in a test. Contents Tab The password to refresh, reload or Purge content is: t35t1n6
Contents Tab – Status Ok Ok – Content is successfully cached Not Loaded Not Loaded – Content is not cached Waiting… Waiting… - Content is waiting to be loaded Loading… Loading… - Content is currently loading Failed to load content Failed to load content – There was a failure to load content MD5 Check Invalid MD5 Check Invalid – MD5 comparison could not be completed MD5 Mismatch MD5 Mismatch – MD5 comparison was completed but files did not match In general, any status in red is a critical problem. Any content with a red status should be checked and Reloaded. If the problem is not resolved contact Pearson Support 38
Clients which have connected to TestNav are listed by IP address Clicking on a computer will display the Client Details screen which displays information regarding a particular computer connecting to Proctor Caching Client List Tab
Client Tab – Status Ok Ok – Client is active Idle Idle – 5 to 30 minutes since client was active Long Idle Long Idle – 30 minutes to 12 hours since client was active Clients are removed after 12 hours of inactivity
Device Preparation Windows Mac OSX 10.6 or Higher iPad 2 or newer w/ External Keyboard Chromebooks Virtual Devices Verify TestNav Section 4
Online Resources Test Device Readiness TN8 User Guides in PearsonAccess: &p= &pagename=coPALPWrapper&resourcecategory=Reference+Guides TestNav 8 Hardware and Software Requirements CMAS System Check for TestNav8
Windows Device Preparation Grant students read write access on device. TestNav creates a Pearson directory in the home directory of the testing computer: Windows XP C:\Documents and Settings\username\Pearson\... Windows Vista and 7 C:\Users\username\Pearson\... Student Log files: Pearson/student/logs SRF file default location: Pearson/student/srf TestNav and test content is temporarily stored locally: Pearson/temp Pearson recommends that the Pearson directory be excluded if desktop restoration tools such as DeepFreeze are used.
Windows Device Preparation XP Vista Choose your Windows version below.
Windows XP Device Preparation Must use HTML 5 compliant Browser: Firefox version 25 or higher or, Chrome Version 31 or higher. Java Requirements: Firefox- Java to 1.7 Chrome –Java 1.6 to1.7 Enable pop-ups for Pearson sites. Enable Local File access to home directory. Disable Skype plugins in Firefox.
Windows Vista Device Preparation Browser Requirements: Internet Explorer 9 or, Firefox version 25 or higher or, Chrome Version 31 or higher. Java Requirements: IE 9/Java 1.5 to 1.7 Firefox/Java to 1.7 Chrome /Java 1.6 to 1.7 Enable pop-ups for Pearson sites. Enable Local File access to home directory. Disable all accelerators for Internet Explorer. Disable Skype plugins in Firefox.
Windows 7 Device Preparation Browser Requirements: Internet Explorer 9 to 11 or, Firefox version 25 or higher or, Chrome Version 31 or higher. Java requirements: IE 9/Java 1.5 to 1.7 IE 10/Java 1.6 to 1.7 IE 11/Java 1.7 Firefox/Java to 1.7 Chrome /Java 1.6 to 1.7 Enable pop-ups for Pearson sites. Enable Local File access to home directory. Disable all accelerators for Internet Explorer. Disable Skype plugins in Window 7 and Firefox.
Windows 8 Device Preparation Windows RT is not supported. Intel- based tablets must be used with an external keyboard and mouse and must have a 10 inch class screen. Browser Requirements: Internet Explorer 10 or, Firefox version 25 or higher or, Chrome Version 31 or higher. Java requirements: IE 9/Java 1.5 to 1.7 IE 10/Java 1.6 to 1.7 IE 11/Java 1.7 Firefox/Java to 1.7 Chrome /Java 1.6 to 1.7 Enable pop-ups for Pearson sites. Enable Local File access to home directory. Disable all accelerators for Internet Explorer. Disable Skype plugins in Window 7 and Firefox.
Windows 8.1 Device Preparation Windows RT is not supported. Intel-based tablets must be used with an external keyboard and mouse and must have a 10 inch class screen. Browser Requirements: Internet Explorer 11 or, Firefox version 25 or higher or, Chrome Version 31 or higher. Java requirements: IE 11/Java 1.7 Firefox/Java to 1.7 Chrome /Java 1.6 to 1.7 Enable pop-ups for Pearson sites. Enable Local File access to home directory. Disable all accelerators for Internet Explorer. Disable Skype plugins in Window 7 and Firefox.
Mac OSX 10.6 or Higher Device Preparation Grant students read write access on device. TestNav creates a Pearson directory in the home directory of the testing computer: Mac //Users/username/pearson/... Student Log files: Pearson/student/logs SRF file default location: Pearson/student/srf TestNav and test content is temporarily stored locally: Pearson/temp Pearson recommends that the Pearson directory be excluded if desktop restoration tools such as DeepFreeze are used
Mac OSX 10.6 or Higher Device Preparation OSX 10.6 OSX 10.7 OSX 10.8 OSX 10.9 Choose your Mac OSX Version.
Mac OSX 10.6 Device Preparation Browser Requirements: Firefox version 25 to 28 or, Safari 5.1. Java Requirements: Firefox- Java to 1.7 Safari 5.1/Java Enable pop-ups for Pearson sites. Enable Local File access to home directory. Disable Skype plugins in Firefox.
Mac OSX 10.7 Device Preparation Browser Requirements: Firefox version 25 to 28 or, Safari 6 to 6.1. Java Requirements: Firefox- Java to 1.7 Safari 6 to 6.1/Java 1.6 to 1.7 Enable pop-ups for Pearson sites. Enable Local File access to home directory. Disable Skype plugins in Firefox. Set Safari Security Preferences for Java to allow testnav.com to Run in Unsafe Mode. Set Safari Security Preferences for Java to allow testnav.com to Run in Unsafe Mode.
Mac OSX 10.8 Device Preparation Browser Requirements: Firefox version 25 to 28 or, Safari 6 to 6.1. Java Requirements: Firefox- Java to 1.7 Safari 6 to 6.1/Java 1.6 to 1.7 Enable pop-ups for Pearson sites. Enable Local File access to home directory. Disable Skype plugins in Firefox. Set Safari Security Preferences for Java to allow testnav.com to Run in Unsafe Mode. Set Safari Security Preferences for Java to allow testnav.com to Run in Unsafe Mode.
Mac OSX 10.9 Device Preparation Browser Requirements: Firefox version 25 to 28 or, Safari 7.x. Java Requirements: Firefox- Java to 1.7 Safari 7/Java 1.6 to 1.7 Enable pop-ups for Pearson sites. Enable Local File access to home directory. Disable Skype plugins in Firefox. Set Safari Security Preferences for Java to allow testnav.com to Run in Unsafe Mode. Set Safari Security Preferences for Java to allow testnav.com to Run in Unsafe Mode.
Steps for Java Device Configuration Java Set Up on Testing Computers TestNav uses the Java plugin within a browser to ensure that the browser runs in secure mode on Macintosh and Windows operating systems for high- stakes assessments. TestNav 8 opens a Java applet in order to run full screen, which is required to prevent test takers from accessing other programs while testing on desktop and laptop computers. 1.Install & Enable Java in Your Web Browser 2.Java Security Warnings (Don’t Block & Run) 3.Eliminate the Java Prompt when Testing
Install & Enable Java in Your Web Browser Go to the Java website at https://www.java.com/ and follow the instructions there to download and install Java on your computer.https://www.java.com/ Follow the instructions on the Java website at https://www.java.com/en/download/help/enable_browser.xml to enable Java in your web browser. https://www.java.com/en/download/help/enable_browser.xml
Java Security Warnings (Don’t Block & Run) You may receive a security warning like this one, when you run TestNav. If you do, select Don't Block. The content is safe. You will receive a warning like this one. When you do, select Run, otherwise TestNav will not open.
Eliminate the Java Prompt when Testing 1. Find the Java Control Panel and open it. In Windows, look for Java in the Control Panel. In Mac OSX, look for Java in System Preferences. 2. Select the Advanced tab. 3. Change the setting shown to Enable - hide warning and run with protections. By default, Java will ask permission to run TestNav 8 every time it is started. To stop this behavior and instead launch tests immediately, change a setting in the Java Control Panel.
Create Shortcut to TestNav 8 URL Create Shortcut to: for Science & Social Studies Assessments or http ://parcc.testnav.com for ELA & Math Assessments http ://parcc.testnav.com
iPad 2 or newer w/ External Keyboard Device Preparation 1.Use Apple Configurator via USB 2.Use Apple Profile Manager 3.Use a Third Party MDM 4.Use Guided Access Mode iOS 6 5.Use Guided Access Mode iOS 7 Finding Your Release Version Upgrading Your Release Version Finding Your Log Files Options for setting up and launching TestNav:
Use Apple Configurator via USB To enable single app mode on iPad using Apple Configurator, you first back up the device to retain any data or applications. You, then, turn on Supervised mode (which wipes the device) for your organization. You may restore the iPad after testing by placing the iPad in Supervised mode to put data and apps back on the device. 1.Connect the iPad to a Mac OS X machine using a USB connection. 2.On the Mac OS X machine, launch AppleConfigurator. 3.On the Configurator's Prepare tab, turn on Supervision. 4.Tap the Prepare button at the bottom of the window. 5.If prompted, enter the appropriate organization information and tap Done. 6.When you are asked to confirm that you want to apply the settings, tap Apply. 7.Wait while the Configurator completes the updates. When complete, tap the Supervise tab. 8.From the Lock to App dropdown menu, select Testnav. To release a device from the single app mode, confirm that the device is connected to the Mac OS X Server. Then select None from the same menu. 9.Tap Apply at the bottom of the window.
Use Apple Profile Manager Administrators can use Mobile Device Manager (MDM) to push a profile to devices to wirelessly turn on/off single app mode. Profile Manager is Apple's MDM solution for Mac OS X Server. You can select the TestNav app from the Lock to App menu and push the profile to supervised devices.
Use a Third Party MDM You can use a third-party MDM to initiate Autonomous Single App Mode (ASAM) mode (Lock to App). You can turn on single app mode when you launch the application and turn off single app mode you close the application. The ASAM feature requires BOTH a Supervised iPad (which you enable only from Apple Configurator) and a third-party MDM to push the custom whitelisting profile. Administrators do not need to push profiles to devices to turn on/off single app mode, but can grant TestNav the ability to invoke Single App mode on-demand when it starts. ASAM is the recommended solution for LEAs to manage single app mode because it reduces administrator workload. You may also use a third party MDM to wirelessly push a profile to iPads, as described with Apple Profile Manager.
1.Orient the iPad so it displays in landscape mode 2.Go to Settings->General- >Accessibility->Guided Access 3.Turn Guided Access on 4.Set Passcode 5.Enable Screen Sleep should be in the “off” position Manually Enabling Guided Access on iOS 6
7.Touch the Accessibility left arrow to return to the Settings->Accessibility screen 8.Set the Triple-click Home setting to Guided Access 9.Hit the Home button Manually Enabling Guided Access on (iOS 6)
10.Triple click Home button. 11.Turn off Motion to lock iPad to landscape mode. 12.Turn on Touch setting. 13.Press Start. Manually Enabling Guided Access on (iOS 6)
1.Triple click the Home button. 2.Enter passcode. 3.Press End. Exiting Guided Access (iOS 6)
iOS 7- Setting up Guided Access 1.Rotate iPad so the display is in landscape orientation. 2.Tap Settings > General > Accessibility > Guided Access. Turn on Guided Access. Set Passcode. Tap Accessibility Shortcut.
Using TestNav with Guided Access (iOS 7) 1.Launch TestNav app. 2.Triple click the Home button and enter the passcode. 3.Tap Options. Turn off Sleep/Wake. Turn on Volume Buttons setting. Turn off Motion to lock iPad to landscape mode. Turn on Touch setting. 4.Tap Start.
Exiting TestNav / Closing Guided Access mode (iOS7) Triple-click the Home button Enter the passcode. Tap end in the upper left- hand corner.
Finding Your Release Version 1.Tap Settings on the Home screen. 2.Locate TestNav in the list and select it. 3.The version and build number, such as (0037), displays to the right of TestNav. 4.If you cannot locate the version, exit Settings and launch TestNav. After TestNav runs the first time, you can see the the version information at launch.
Upgrading Your Release Version After you install TestNav from the app store, it should automatically update. However, if your technology environment does not allow for automatic updates, you can manually update the application using one of the following methods: Over-the air (MDM-managed iPads) Apple App Store iTunes (tethered iPads) If you cannot update with the above methods, manually remove the outdated version and install the latest version from the Apple App Store.
Finding Your Log Files 1.Connect the iPad to your computer using the Doc Connector and a USB cable. 2.Launch iTunes, version 9.1 or later. 3.Click iPad from the listed devices in the iTunes window. 4.Click the Apps tab and then scroll down to the bottom of the page. View the list of apps currently installed on the iPad under File Sharing. 5.Select the TestNav App. A list of TestNav log files displays under TestNav Documents. 6.Select and open the log file you wish to view.
Chromebook Device Preparation Determining Managed or Unmanaged Chromebooks Installing TestNav on Managed Chromebooks Installing TestNav on Unmanaged Chromebooks (such as BYOD) Launching TestNav Finding your Release Version Updating your Release Version Finding your Log Files
Determining Managed or Unmanaged Chromebooks Managed Unmanaged To set up TestNav on Chromebooks, you should first determine whether each Chromebook is managed or unmanaged. Unmanaged Chromebooks are typically only used in "bring your own device" (BYOD) settings. To check if a Chromebook is managed or unmanaged, see Manage Chrome Devices.Manage Chrome Devices
Installing TestNav on Managed Chromebooks 1.To install TestNav on managed Chromebooks, first ensure that device settings are set to keep local data so that the saved response file (SRF) and log files don't accidentally get deleted: a)Go to Google Apps for Education, and log in to the Admin console for your domain.Apps for Education b)From the Admin console, select Device Management > Chrome > Device settings. c)In the User Data section, ensure that Do not erase all local user data is selected. d)Select Save changes, if visible. 2.Enable Kiosk mode and set up TestNav on the Chromebook as a Kiosk app: a)Go to Google Apps for Education, and log in to the Admin console for your domain.Apps for Education b)From the Admin console, select Device Management > Chrome > Device settings. c)In the Kiosk Settings section, verify that Allow Single App Kiosk is selected in the Single App Kioskdrop-down. Also, if it wasn't already visible, Manage Kiosk Applications should appear. d)Select Manage Kiosk Applications > Chrome Web Store. Use the Chrome Web Store Search box to search for TestNav and install. e)Select Add. Then select Save. f)Leave Auto-Login to Kiosk App set to None, and select Save changes, if visible. 3.See Turn On Single App Kiosk Mode for more information about kiosk mode.Turn On Single App Kiosk Mode
Installing TestNav on Unmanaged Chromebooks (such as BYOD) 1.Log in to the Chromebook using the owner account. If you do not have the owner account information, back up any important data into cloud storage, and wipe the device. The instructions for doing so are not the same for all Chromebooks. To find the instructions for your device, see Wipe Device Data.Wipe Device Data Create a new owner account, and log in with that account information. 2.Start the Chrome browser. 3.Enter chrome://extensions in the browser address bar. Click Enter. 4.Select the Developer mode checkbox, and click Manage Kiosk Applications. If you do not see Manage Kiosk Applications, you do not have the correct owner account information. Go back to step 1, and create a new owner account. 5.Enter the TestNav ID - mdmkkicfmmkgmpkmkdikhlbggogpicma in the Add kiosk application box. ClickAdd, and click Done. 6.Sign out of the Chromebook. See Turn On Single App Kiosk Mode for more information about kiosk mode.Turn On Single App Kiosk Mode
Launching TestNav on a Chromebook 1.Power on the Chromebook, but do not log in. 2.In the lower left hand of the screen, select Apps > TestNav to launch TestNav. A message will appear informing you that you can use s to exit Chrome OS when you first launch TestNav. This only works while the message displays. 3.To shut down and exit kiosk mode after the app launches, hold down the Power button.
Finding your Release Version on a Chromebook 1.Launch the TestNav app. 2.Focus your cursor in the username or password field. 3.Press z and the File Viewer box appears. See the application version under File Viewer. 4.If the File Viewer does not display, click on the window and then press z again.
Updating your Release Version on a Chromebook After you install TestNav from the Chrome Web Store, it should automatically update by one of the following: 1.TestNav auto-updates in kiosk mode. 2.TestNav auto-updates on a timeframe specified within the Chrome Web Store for non-kiosk mode implementations. However, if your technology environment does not allow for automatic updates, you can manually update TestNav to the newest version: 1.Remove the outdated version of the app. 2.Install the latest version from the Chrome Web Store.
Finding your Log Files on a Chromebook 1.Launch the TestNav app. 2.Focus your cursor in the username or password field. 3.Press z and the File Viewer box appears. If the File Viewer does not display, click on the window and then press z again. 4.Plug in your USB memory stick. 5.Click the download button next to the log file(s) you wish to download. 6.When the window opens, select the USB memory stick, and click Save.
Point TestNav 8 App Toward TestNav URL Choose the icon in the top right hand portion of the screen and select > Choose a different customer. Select Colorado for the Science and Social Studies assessments and PARCC for ELA and Math assessments.
TestNav Verification 1.Start a Browser or App. 2.Select a URL: or http ://parcc.testnav.com http ://parcc.testnav.com 3. Enter the following credentials in the login screen: Username: username Password: password 4.Choose "Sign In". 5.Click the "Start Test Now" button. 6.If you see the "Congratulations" screen then your computer is correctly configured to run TestNav.
Virtual Devices and Online Assessment There are many different types of virtualization technologies in use in school environments, many of which have broadly different implications on both test security as well as the potential for performance impacts to a student experience. The DTC must ensure virtualization solutions for online testing can both ensure appropriate test security during the assessment as well as provide a comparable student experience in order to prevent performance issues from impacting student performance on the assessments. TestNav Qualified TM Virtualization SolutionsTestNav Qualified TM Virtualization Solutions- Pearson’s TestNav Qualified TM Program with a list of qualified virtualization solutions can be used in the implementation of CMAS.
Online Resources Quick Start Guide to Test a CMAS Assessment Environment TestNav Configuration Proctor Caching & PearsonAccess User Guides in PearsonAccess: d= &p= &pagename=coPALPWrapper&resourcecategory=Reference+Guid es
Description An Infrastructure Trial is a full scale dress rehearsal a school can run to confirm that: TestNav is configured correctly. Devices can successfully run TestNav. Network will bear the full load of simultaneous test-takers. School personnel know what to do for computer-based assessments. Students are familiar with the computer-based tools and formats.
Create Students Use the wizard to create students in the CMAS PearsonAccess Training Center (Science & Social Studies).
Configure TestNav Configure TestNav in the CMAS Pearson Access Training Center.
Configure TestNav To create a TestNav configuration for your organization, click on the New Configuration button. 1.Fill in the Name of the configuration. 2.Select the school/Org used in the configuration.
Configuration Details 1.Name for the caching machine 2.Internal network IP address of the caching machine 3.Port number for the caching machine (4480 for Pearson supplied proctor caching) 4.Next, you will set the Save Locations for the students’ encrypted backup files for Windows or Mac workstations. Pearson recommends that a secondary save location be designated when possible for redundancy. 5.Click Continue to complete the configuration.
Create Testing Sessions Create a Test session in Test Management tab of PearsonAccess Training Center Select Manage Test Sessions and then select the New Session Button
Create Testing Sessions Create a Test session in the CMAS Pearson Access Training Center Be sure that the School selected matches the school selected for the students you created using the student wizard.
Pre-cache Test Content Pre-cache test content in your newly created Test Session. Click on Proctor Caching to download test content to the proctor caching machine.
Print Student Authorizations Pre-cache test content in the your newly created Test Session.
Start Session Pre-cache test content in the your newly created Test Session.
Support DuringTesting Online Resources Early Warning System Student Responses – SRF Files Recovering from Problems TestNav 8 Error Codes Section 6
Online Resources Test Administration Support TestNav 8 Error Codes Test Administration Overview TN8 User Guides in PearsonAccess: &p= &pagename=coPALPWrapper&resourcecategory=Reference+Guides
Early Warning System (EWS) The Early Warning System (EWS) is integrated functionality that gives TestNav a high degree of fault tolerance and provides additional fail-safes in the event of unexpected network disruptions during online testing.
Early Warning System Design Minimal interruptions for students. Multiple physical file backups to safeguard against data loss. Notification Screens designed for Test Proctors. Early Warning System notifications often involve IT staff so an understanding is necessary to correct any issues during testing.
Student Responses – SRF Files The EWS writes continuously in the background to the student response files. Both the Primary and Alternate files are written to at the same time. The SRF file has a response data threshold that once reached will trigger TestNav to send response data to Pearson. Uploading of response data is continuous. If an upload fails, TestNav will cycle and attempt another upload. If the response data upload is successful, TestNav will create a new empty SRF file and begin the process again. TestNav will only delete an SRF file once it is successfully uploaded. 102
Student Responses - Identification A combination of the test ticket ID combined with the session token is used to uniquely identify a Student Response File (SRF). TestNav can identify the correct student response file if a test is successfully resumed. The SRF can only be used the next time the student resumes a test.
Recovering from Problems on the Same Device If an SRF is found, the file will be loaded and the student can continue testing. If more than one file is found, such as one in a primary and another in a secondary save location, then the one with the newest time stamp will be used. If no file is found and the student is in Resume status in the system, the test taker will continue with the test from where they left off according to the last item uploaded to Pearson. If no file is found but the student is assigned Resume-Upload status in the system, EWS will display a message. When a student logs in to resume a test, TestNav checks the designated response file location(s) to determine whether a saved response file (SRF) exists by looking for a file with an extension of.srf or.SRF. If the student is resuming the test on the same computer or device that was used originally, this is what to expect:
Recovering from Problems on a Different Device 1.The file must be moved from the original device to the new device. This could be done by saving the file to a shared location, by transferring it using a USB thumb drive, or any other method you prefer. 2.The student must be marked Resume-Upload by the proctor. 3.When TestNav is launched on the new device and the student logs in, the system will look in the default location for the SRF on the new device. 4.When it is not found, an on-screen message will direct you to browse for the file so that it can be retrieved. 5.Once the file is found by TestNav, it will automatically be uploaded to the testing server. It is recommended that tests be resumed on the same computer or device, whenever possible. However, if the EWS saved a student’s response file, but the student must resume the test on a different device, there is a way to use the SRF from the original device on the new device.
TestNav 8 Error Codes The TestNav 8 Error Codes should be available to all test proctors to help support students as they test.TestNav 8 Error Codes The Guide provides a list of all the warning messages that TestNav may show a student and how to resolve them. Available through pearsononlinetesting.com->Other Useful Information-> TestNav 8 Error CodesTestNav 8 Error Codes
CSI DTC (Technology Questions) Michael Gelinas CSI DAC(Assessment Questions) Janet Dinnen Schools should use Pearson as the first contact for support during testing Thank You for your Time!