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1 Testing Schedule CAASPP Coordinator Training January – February 2015 CAASPP Coordinator Training January – February 2015

2 Agenda  About SB Assessments  Testing Window Regulations  Testing Calendars  Testing Times  Scheduling Time for Testing  Number of Students Testing  Impact on Scheduling  Important Reminders Smarter Balanced 2015 Testing Schedule 2

3 Agenda (cont.)  Technology Readiness  Available Computers  Technology Readiness Calculator  Sample SB Schedules  Questions Smarter Balanced 2015 Testing Schedule 3

4 Objective  Objective  CAASPP Coordinator will be able to start to develop a Smarter Balanced Testing Schedule by using the following information: 1.Number of students testing 2.Number of computers available for testing 3.Number of hours the computers are available each day of testing Smarter Balanced 2015 Testing Schedule 4

5 About Smarter Balanced  Students are tested in grades three through eight and grade eleven  Smarter Balanced Assessments is comprise of:  Computer Adaptive Test (CAT)  For ELA and mathematics  Classroom Activity  Performance Task (PT)  For ELA and mathematics Smarter Balanced 2015 Testing Schedule 5

6 About Smarter Balanced (cont.)  All students take the Smarter Balanced assessments, with the following exceptions: o Students with disabilities who take the NCSC Field Test (ELA and mathematics) o English learners who have been enrolled in a school in the United States less than 12 months (ELA only) Smarter Balanced 2015 Testing Schedule 6

7 ES Testing Window Source: REF , State, District and National Mandated Testing Calendars March 4 – June 4 Smarter Balanced 2015 Testing Schedule 7

8 MS Testing Window Source: REF , State, District and National Mandated Testing Calendars March 4 – June 4 Smarter Balanced 2015 Testing Schedule 8

9 HS Testing Windows Source: REF , State, District and National Mandated Testing Calendars April 15 – June 4 Smarter Balanced 2015 Testing Schedule 9

10 Estimated Testing Times  SBA are untimed tests  Times do not include set-up time  Stating computers  Creating testing sessions  Log-in time for students Smarter Balanced 2015 Testing Schedule 10

11 Estimated Testing Times 1 1 Smarter Balanced 2015 Testing Schedule 11  Administered in 2 sessions  Session durations range from minutes  Once a student has started, it will be available for 45 days  Students should complete CAT within 5 days of stating

12 Estimated Testing Times  Classroom Activity – NOT Computer Base  Must be administered before the Performance Test  Designed to introduce the Performance Task 2 2 Smarter Balanced 2015 Testing Schedule 12

13 Classroom Activity Resources  Classroom Activity Guidelines  STB website  Smarter Balanced tab  CAASPP Portal  Smarter Balanced 2015 Testing Schedule 13

14 Performance Task Resources  Performance Task Rubric  STB website  Smarter Balanced Tab  CAASPP Portal  Smarter Balanced 2015 Testing Schedule 14

15 Estimated Testing Times  Performance Task (Computer Based)  All students tested in both Content Areas  Should be completed within 10 days of starting 3 3 Smarter Balanced 2015 Testing Schedule 15

16 Estimated Testing Times Smarter Balanced 2015 Testing Schedule 16

17 Estimated Testing Times  All students will take approximately 7 to 8 1/2 hours of total testing time Smarter Balanced 2015 Testing Schedule 17

18 Estimated Testing Times  All students will take approximately 7 to 8 ½ hours of total testing time Smarter Balanced 2015 Testing Schedule 18

19 Administration Sequence  CAT and PT administered on separate days  Classroom Activity be administered before the PT Smarter Balanced 2015 Testing Schedule 19 Day 1Day 2Day 3Day 4Day 5 Computer Adaptive Test (CAT) Classroom Activity Performance Task (PT)

20 Testing Schedule - Sample 1 MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday ELA Computer Adaptive Test 1 ½ to 2 hrs ELA Classroom Activity 30 min ELA Performance Task - Part min ELA Performance Task - Part min Make-Up Sessions MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday Math Computer Adaptive Test 1 ½ to 2 hrs Math Classroom Activity 30 min Math Performance Task 1 to 1 ½ hrs Make-Up Sessions 1 Content Area Tested per Week - Session Durations 40 to 60 minute Week 1 Week 2 Smarter Balanced 2015 Testing Schedule 20

21 Testing Schedule - Sample 2 MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday ELA Computer Adaptive Test 1 ½ -2 hrs ELA Performance Task - Part min Math Computer Adaptive Test 1 ½ -2 hrs Math Performance Task 1-1 ½ hrs Make-Up Sessions Break ELA Classroom Activity 30 min ELA Performance Task - Part min Math Classroom Activity 30 min Make-Up Sessions Two Content Areas Tested per Week - Session Durations 40 to 60 Minutes Smarter Balanced 2015 Testing Schedule 21 1 Week of Testing 1

22 Testing Environment (cont.)  Testing students in classroom-sized groups with is preferable  Reduces test fear and anxiety  Facilitates monitoring and control for Test Administrators  Administer in a room that does not crowd students Smarter Balanced 2015 Testing Schedule 22

23 Testing Environment  Rooms should have good lighting, ventilation, and free from noise and interruptions  Remove or cover information (on bulletin boards, chalkboards, or dry-erase boards) that might be used by students to help answer questions including:  Rubrics, vocabulary charts, student work, posters, graphs, charts Smarter Balanced 2015 Testing Schedule 23

24 Testing Environment (cont.)  Cell phone or other electronic devices are not allowed or to be used during testing (i.e., turned off and put away)  Place a “TESTING—DO NOT DISTURB” sign on the door  Post an “Unauthorized Electronic Devices May Not Be Used at Any Time During the Testing Session” sign so that it is clearly visible to all students Smarter Balanced 2015 Testing Schedule 24

25 Testing Environment (cont.)  Make appropriate seating arrangements prior to test administration  Students should be seated so that they cannot view the answers of others  Establish procedures to maintain a quiet testing environment  Some students will finish more quickly than others Smarter Balanced 2015 Testing Schedule 25

26 Devices Available for Testing  All computers must meet the requirements specified in the Technical Specification Manual for Online Testing  Manual can be found STB website, under the Smarter Balanced tab Smarter Balanced 2015 Testing Schedule 26

27 Devices Available for Testing (cont.)  Number of computer devices  iPads  Chromebooks  Laptops/other tablets  Number of desktops Smarter Balanced 2015 Testing Schedule 27

28 Bandwidth Checker  CAASPP Portal  Smarter Balanced 2015 Testing Schedule 28

29 Bandwidth Checker (cont.)  Select a test from the drop-down list Smarter Balanced 2015 Testing Schedule 29

30 Bandwidth Checker (cont.)  Enter the maximum number of students to test at one time Smarter Balanced 2015 Testing Schedule 30

31 Bandwidth Checker (cont.)  Click [Run Network Diagnostics Tests] Smarter Balanced 2015 Testing Schedule 31

32 Bandwidth Checker (cont.)  Enter the maximum number of students to test at one time Smarter Balanced 2015 Testing Schedule 32

33 Technology Readiness Calculator   Select Number of Students Tested Smarter Balanced 2015 Testing Schedule 33

34 Technology Readiness Calculator (cont.)   Select Number of Computers Available Smarter Balanced 2015 Testing Schedule 34

35 Technology Readiness Calculator (cont.)   Select Computer Hours Available per Day Smarter Balanced 2015 Testing Schedule 35

36 Technology Readiness Calculator (cont.)   Select Internet Connection Speed If you don’t know your Internet Connection Speed, enter 10 Mbps Smarter Balanced 2015 Testing Schedule 36

37  Smarter Balanced 2015 Testing Schedule 37 Technology Readiness Calculator (cont.)

38  Calculation is based on:  2 two-hour ELA sessions and  2 two-hour Math sessions Calculation is based on:  2 two-hour ELA sessions and  2 two-hour Math sessions Smarter Balanced 2015 Testing Schedule 38 Technology Readiness Calculator (cont.)

39 Impacting Testing Schedule  Number of students to be tested  Number of devices available for testing  Bell schedules  Sessions per day  Morning sessions  Morning and afternoon sessions  Length of each session  Number of Test Administrators  Available staff to supervise testing Smarter Balanced 2015 Testing Schedule 39

40 Impacting Testing Schedule (cont.)  Student absences  Number of make-up sessions per week  School events  Sports activities  Field trips  Graduation Smarter Balanced 2015 Testing Schedule 40

41 Important Scheduling Reminders  Flexible approach  Thoughtful staffing  Mindful of student needs (end times, absences, use of accommodations)  Well-planned use of facilities Smarter Balanced 2015 Testing Schedule 41

42 Tasks for Developing a Testing Schedule To develop a schedule you will need to know: 1.Number of students to test 2.Number of computers available for testing 3.Days needed for testing 4.Number of hours the computers are available each day of testing 42Smarter Balanced 2015 Testing Schedule

43 Questions? Smarter Balanced 2015 Testing Schedule 43


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