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1 Test Window: March 30 – May 15, 2015 NCSC Test Administration Training National Center and State CollaborativeTest Window: March 30 – May 15, 2015March, 2014
2 Contents Overview of NCSC Overview of test structure Supports, Assessment Features, AccommodationsStudents who are Blind, Deaf, or Deaf/BlindOnline demonstrationTest Administrator and Test Coordinator ResponsibilitiesAdministering the testTaking the final quiz
4 NCSC Overview Test Window March 30 – May 15, 2015 Test Type: Adaptive Grade Levels:3-8 and 11Content Areas:ELA (incl. Writing), MathTiming:Month-long in SpringStandards:CCSS: discrete grade levelsEligibility:Remains the sameTeacher time:Lighter: some preparation for accommodations and materials for each item.Scoring:Teacher scores some constructed response items for Math.Results:Standardized content with adaptations and accommodations (valid group comparisons will be easier)Format:Computer and Paper
5 Tested Grade Levels for Alternate Assessment 23456789101112RIAA SCIYesNCSC ELA and MathNOTES:Students only take the tests in their designated grade level.Students do not “make up” tests from previous grades that were missed.Students who qualify for alternate assessment late only take NCSC and do not have to take PARCC.
6 Change in Standards for All Tests Grade Level Expectations:Reading,Writing,MathematicsAlternate Assessment Grade Span Expectations:Reading,Writing,MathematicsTHENNECAP in Reading and MathematicsRIAA in Reading, Writing, and MathematicsCommon Core State StandardsEnglish Language Arts (includes Writing), and MathematicsCommon Core State StandardsEnglish Language Arts (includes Writing), and MathematicsAs a brief refresher, we all know that the GLEs and GSEs that the NECAP and the RIAA were aligned to have been replaced with the CCSS. In the case of the NCSC alternate assessment, the addition of the Core Content Connectors serve as guidance for item development and alignment. The NECAP and the RIAA themselves have been replaced by the PARCC and the NCSC assessments.NOWPARCC in ELA and MathematicsCore Content ConnectorsNCSC in ELA and Mathematics
7 Supports Embedded in the NCSC Alternate Assessment Item SupportsAssessment FeaturesConsider all three aspects when deciding how to support students.The design of the test falls into three categories: the items, the test forms, and the supports embedded both within the test and the items.ACCOMMODATIONS
8 Items include supports and grade-level content Each standard assessed tests grade-level concepts and content regardless of item level.Tier 4. Measures full CCC with fewest supportsTier 3. Measures more of the CCC with more supports than Tier 4Tier SupportsScripted itemsgraphic organizers not completedsome graphicsread-aloudmodelingTier 2. Measures Essential Understanding with fewer supports than Tier 1.Tier 1. Measures Essential Understanding of CCC with greatest amount of supports.Tier Supports:scripted itemssimplified language but longer passage length,equations providedsome graphicsread-aloudgraphic organizers not completedmodelingTier Supports:scripted itemssimplified languagepassages slightly longergraphics in text and itemsread-aloudgraphic organizers partially completedequations providedsmall integer valuesmodelingTier Supports:scripted itemsmodified/shortened textsgraphics in text and itemsread-aloudgraphic organizers partially completedTwo or three item options (all with graphics)small integer valuesmodelingThe test items are developed according to four levels (tiers) that include varying levels of supports for students. However, the content of the item remains aligned with the CCC/CCSS. The item may assess a small part of a standard (an essential understanding) or it may assess the standard fully but still incorporate various supports.
9 Sessions 1 and 2 Design Tier 4 Tier 3 Tier 3 Tier 2 Tier 2 Tier 1 Example of session 1Example of session 2Tier 4Tier 3Tier 3Tier 2Tier 2The test as it was originally designed included a “pre-test” or “locator test” that was going to identify which tier(s) of item sets (5 item/set) that would most likely capture student performance most accurately. The first pilot test didn’t produce enough items for that kind of adaptive model and after the second pilot test, many of the Tier 4 items didn’t perform well. The second session of the test will have different numbers of the item tiers. In the example above, there are more tier 2 items than tier 1 items.Tier 1Tier 1
10 Item Types Selected Response (SR) Constructed Response (CR) All content areasaka: multiple choiceConstructed Response (CR)Math onlyOpen Response (OR)Writing only
11 Instructional Resources NCSC Wiki for Instructional Resourceshttps://wiki.ncscpartners.org/index.php/Main_PageRIDE:Common Core Connectors:Click on “NCSC” tabCCSS:Click on “Educators” tabAcademic Vocabulary ModuleText Dependent Questions ModuleClose Reading Module for teachers of students with disabilities.
13 Assessment Features (always available) COMPUTERPAPER (Teacher-provided)Answer MaskingTwo pieces of paper on either side of the line the student needs to focus onAlternate Color ThemesColor overlaysIncrease Size of Text and Graphics (Magnification)Adjust size before printingIncrease VolumeSeparate testing space/auditory ATLine Reader ToolAudio Player (Text-to-Speech)Read Aloud/Re-readYou can use paper versions of these assessment features:
14 Finding the Assessment Features To activate any of these assessment features that a student may need you must have started the test. Click on the student’s name in the lower left hand corner of the screen in which the first item appears. A menu of options will display. You will simply click on the appropriate assessment feature for the student to activate it.The assessment feature will continue to appear for each subsequent item unless it is deselected in the same menu or if the system is exited for later resumption of the testing session. When the testing is resumed, the assessment features will need to be selected again for the next item.See the NCSC Assessment System User Guide for detailed instructions on how to turn on the assessment features.
15 The teacher or student can hide or unhide each item option. Answer MaskingThe teacher or student can hide or unhide each item option.Answer masking is a feature that allows the student or TA to electronically cover and reveal individual answer choices in an item as needed.If the student has an accommodation that permits a paper version of the item or test, the TA may use masking. The TA must not mask answer choices in a way that cues the correct answer.
16 Audio Player or Read Aloud (computer) In the audio player, text is read aloud to the student by a recorded human voice that is embedded into each item. The audio player advances to each line automatically but can be stopped, paused, and made to repeat parts of the test item. The sentences are not highlighted as the voices reads aloud. If students are able, they should wear headphones as they listed to the audio player.
17 Read Aloud (teacher)The teacher can read the test either from the paper copy or on the computer.Can read the directions, answer options, or passage as often as is reasonable.All text must be read exactly as written (i.e. no paraphrasing or emphasis of words in ways that provide hints to correct or incorrect answers).
18 Alternate Color Themes The student or TAs may change the onscreen background and/or font color (color contrast) based on the needs or preferences of the student by selecting Alternate Color Theme in the Assessment Features menu.
19 Alternate Color Themes (color contrast) There are several alternate color theme options for this assessment feature that can be selected.Please note that for Pilot 2, when choosing this feature, some parts of an item may still appear white (as seen here). Any images in the item will remain white at this time and will not change to the color theme selected.
20 Line Reader ToolAnother Assessment Feature is a Line Reader Tool. When activated it draws the student’s attention to one or a few illuminated line at a time, while shading the remaining screen. The student or TA controls the placement of the Line Reader with the computer’s up or down arrow keys. The Audio Player does not work in tandem with the line reader tool.
21 Magnification ALTERNATIVE: Use Ctrl+ or Ctrl- on the keyboard to increase or decrease the size of the text.Magnification is a feature that allows the user to zoom in on and enlarge two lines at a time in the text.
22 AccommodationsAccommodations are changes in the materials or procedures of the assessment that do not alter what is being measured.NOTE:Accommodations must be included in the students’ IEP.It’s highly encouraged that assessment features also be included in the student’s IEP but is not required.None of the supports or the test features change what is being measured.
23 Accommodations Assistive Technology* Scribe Sign Language Translation Braille (grades 3 & 4 only)Students who are deaf/blind:Special set of directions and test items that includes tactile graphics, and object replacement options.Students must meet the criteria of being deaf and/or blind in order to receive these test items.*TIP: Test with sample items to ensure proper functioning with the online test platform.
24 Which AT is compatible? Text-to-Speech Already supported by the system as an assessment feature.Alternate KeyboardsBigKeys, IntelliKeys USB boardSwitch-based navigation and answer selectionSwitch Interface Pro 6 USBCrossScannerScanBuddy (mouse won’t work)Eye GazeSome eye gaze software has been test. See the User Guide for a list of software.
25 Paper VersionsYou may print a copy of an item or items by selecting “open test in PDF” from the Actions button.Large print forms are not available because magnification, projection systems, and increasing the size of the font are all available.
26 Scribing Protocol Qualifications: Preparation: Familiar to the student Familiar with accommodations and test featuresSign test security agreementsPreparation:Practice with sample itemsPractice protocol during regular instruction(don’t make testing day the first day you try this)
27 Scribing ProtocolIntroduce and explain the process to the student if necessary.Write either on paper or into the NCSC Assessment System exactly what the student communicates.Correctly spell all words; spelling isn’t scored.Allow student to review/edit, etc. (follow the DTA).Do not capitalize words or punctuate text unless directed by the student.Confirm meaning of homonyms and homophones, e.g., than and then; to, two, and too; there, their, and they're.Make any student-requested changes, even if incorrect.Follow transcribing protocol (step 5 in manual)SHRED all materials after testing.Consider an activity where participants can practice scribing with each other.
28 Blind, Deaf or Deaf/Blind Students Nonverbal Students
29 Special Test Form Additional directions include: guidelines for administering items (use along with the DTA)suggestions for developing tactile symbols, using object replacements, and sign language interpretation.Alternative text to be read aloud.Example: if an item includes a bar chart, a detailed verbal description of the chart is embedded into the item.Braille itemsfoundational items in reading (word identification)grade 3 and 4 tests onlyshipped directly to the district office.
30 Navigating the NCSC Administration System https://teacher-ncscpartners.ctb.comView sample test itemsView Test FeaturesView Item Tool Bar
31 Qualifications of Test Administrators Online Modules 1 and 5/ Part 2 of the Test Administrator Manual
32 Test Coordinators must... Table 4 in Test Administration Manual sign test security form.complete training.ensure teachers receive training and pass final quiz.ensure technology requirements are met.help teachers create testing schedules.Ensure that teachers have access to a secure and consistent testing area that includes access to proper materials.report test irregularities to RIDE and conduct investigation.ensure ALL materials are shredded after testing.
33 Who can be a Test Administrator? (page 11) The Test Administrator must be a certified/licensed educator familiar with the student, who completed the Test Administration Training and passed the end-of-course test with a score of 80%. Long term substitutes, student teachers, and teaching assisstants may assist teachers with administering the test but may not be solely responsible for test administration. Anyone involved with test administration must sign the test security agreement.Rhode Island Policy: Aides, paraprofessionals may assist with administering the test IF 1) they are certified and employed by the district, 2) they receive training ,and 3) the TA or TC is present as the test is administered.
34 Test Administrators must… develop a schedulefind a secure, consistent location for testing.administer the student response check if necessary.administer the test as presented in the DTA.keep the test securecomplete all post-test surveys.shred all documents after testing.sign test security form.complete training and pass final quiz.read all test-related documents prior to testing.determine test features and accommodations student will need.review sample items with student before the test.verify student information in the test portalcomplete accommodations tab.
35 Creating Optimal Testing Conditions and Maintaining Test Security
36 How is a secure testing environment prepared How is a secure testing environment prepared? Optimal Testing ConditionsRemove distractions as much as possible.Use the same computer for each testing time.Restrict access to resources that are identified in the DTA.Only people who have received training on the NCSC test can administer it.
37 What is secure handling of testing materials? Keep all test materials in a secure and locked location.Log out of the NCSC Online Assessment System after each testing session and close the browser.Protect materials from view by other students, teachers, parents, school staff or other individuals.DO NOT duplicate, reproduce, or share materials.Test Coordinators must SHRED all materials after testing. DO NOT KEEP.Delete any materials that are on computers and AT devices.
38 Examples of Testing Irregularities? Changing the wording of test directions, items/questions, response options, or any text as it is written in the DTA.Using non-prescribed manipulatives or replacement objects, graphic organizers, or mnemonic aids.Using any physical prompting, including hand-over-hand.Providing students a preview of the test at any time.Providing answers to students in advance of or during test administration.Providing students clues or supports not indicated in the DTA.Manipulation of testing materials in a way that hints at a correct or incorrect answer.Changing a student’s answer.Reminding the student of previously used materials or experiences directly related to concepts in an item.Examples of inappropriate and prohibited modifications or changes to the DTA include, but are not limited to:Changing in the wording of test directions, items/questions, response options, or any text as it is written in the DTAUsing non-prescribed manipulatives or replacement objects, graphic organizers or mnemonic aidsUsing any physical prompting, including hand-over-handProviding students a preview of the Pilot 2 Test at any timeProviding answers to students in advance of or during test administrationSee other examples of inappropriate test practices in the Inappropriate Test Practices section of the TAM under the heading “Test Integrity, Appropriate and Inappropriate Test Practices.” Test Administrators and Test Coordinators need to review this information.
39 Examples of testing irregularities continued… Pre-teaching test content immediately before test administration.Sharing test items or test content, in any way, with colleagues, parents, other staff members, the general public, the media, or students.Leaving test materials unattended.Leaving the NCSC Assessment System unattended while logged in.Administration of the test by someone who has not completed the training or passed the final quiz.
40 How are testing irregularities reported? TCs and TAs must:monitor test administration and report test irregularities in accordance with state law and policy.Steps for Reporting:Notify school principal/ test coordinatorSchool test coordinator notifies district test coordinator/superintendentDistrict contacts the state (Phyllis Lynch or Heather Heineke)
41 Security Agreement (page 28) Anyone who administers the test or who assists with administration must sign the test security agreement.Take a moment to read the Security Agreement in the back of your manual.All material from NCSC must be kept secure. All student work, DTAs, items, word boards, etc., must be shredded after testing and deleted from the computer.To not do this is a violation of test security and test administration procedures.
42 Teachers who do not have students who are testing CAN view the online modules with a teacher or administrator who will be involved in administration.CAN have someone download the sample items from the NCSC Assessment System (sample items are not secure)CANNOT have a NCSC Assessment System login.CANNOT be present during the administration of the NCSC in order to “see what it’s like” or to observe.CANNOT be in possession, at any time, in way, of any secure test materials.CANNOT attend in-person training.
44 First Decision to Make: 1. How will your student take the test?Independently onlinePaper-and-pencilHybrid – some online, some paper-pencilThe answer to this question will determine accommodations, test features, and the online procedures you use to administer the test.
45 Second Decision To Make: 2. Which accommodations and test features will be used?Mirror, to the extent possible, instructional environmentFamiliarityWhat is engaging?
46 Basic Steps for Test Administration Determine consistent, secure locationDetermine schedule for practice and for testingDetermine test features and accommodationsActivate account (hopefully already done)Download and print the following:User guideSample test itemsDirections for Test Administration (DTA)Practice test features, accommodations, and with any AT device.Log on to test platform, answer LCI questions, select accommodationsConduct Student Response Check (some students)Begin Test…After testing, complete the surveysSHRED EVERYTHING
47 AAC Guidelines RI Manual, Appendix C DO:DO NOT:Ensure all AT works with the online system.Wait until the day of testing to try out ATIntroduce vocabulary you find as you review the DTATeach prompts or test items prior to testing at any time.Add vocabulary to AT deviceChange any pictures or graphics in items or passagesCreate word boards that represent groups (people, nouns, topics [flying, transportation, pets, etc.])Create word boards that contain every word they need to create a sentence or answerFollow the DTA directions for the itemsCreate word boards with selections where no answer is incorrect.It is important that students have choice in what they want to say. This will require that you go through the DTA and identify any vocabulary that you may need to introduce to the student before the test.
48 Student Response Check For students who do not have a consistent mode of communication
49 The Purpose: Communication Can a student clearly identify which answer they want?If YES, (student responds verbally or by using assistive technology (AT), etc.), you do not need to do this.If NO, then conduct a Student Response Check.The MODE of communication is not important; only the intent of the student.
50 Ways students can communicate their answers Students can communicate answers by:Using the mouse to select an answerVerbalizing answersGesturing or pointing to the answerUsing assistive technology to indicate answers*Using eye gaze chart to select answersCircling or marking answers on a paper copy of the testNote: The use of hand-over-hand or any physical prompt that directs a student toward an answer is not considered a consistent and observable response because the student is not indicating his/her answer choice in an independent way.It’s important to remember that one of the driving beliefs about all students, not just those with disabilities, is that they have a way to demonstrate what they think, what they know, what they want…that they be independent. If you have a student who cannot or does not have a way to at engage in some kind of communication, then they will not be able to complete this assessment. There aren’t any other testing options for students who do not have a mode of communication that they cannot initiate at least partially.*AT is one of the methods of response. If your student DOES NOT use AT, you do not need to test this particular method of communication.
51 What to do with the results of the SRC: If YES, proceed with test administration.If NO, administer the first four test items of either ELA or Math and based on those results, do one of the following:If the student responds to at least one of the first four test items, continue to administer all test items to the student.If the student DOES NOT respond, close the test, select “Early Stopping Rule”, and complete the End of Test Survey.Closing a test is irreversible and cannot be undone.This isn’t about the right answer; only a response. DO NOT terminate the test if the student selects the incorrect answer.Demonstration: Student Response CheckIt’s important that you see a response; not a right answer. Don’t terminate the test if the student selects the incorrect answer.
52 Access Student Response Check Find Student and click on Student ID numberLocate the student in the list and click on their Student ID number.
53 Access Student Response Check Click on SRCClick on the SRC tab.
54 Student Response Check Click Start Computer Student Response CheckThere are two ways that you can conduct the Student Response Check:1. Using the computer, or 2. using a paper versionIf a student can likely indicate a response to an item by (a) using the mouse and computer, (b) responding verbally, (c) using a scanning device, (d) pointing when positioned appropriately, you will click on the Start Computer Student Response button.The next few slides provide an overview of the use of the computer for the Student Response Check and the directions to fill out the Response Check form in the NCSC Assessment System.
55 Conduct Student Response Check – Computer 1. Read directionsFirst, you (and the student) will see an introduction to the Student Response Check with some general directions about how to proceed.Click on the Next button to proceed to the Response Check.2. Click Next
56 Conduct Student Response Check – Computer 1. Read text aloud to students2. Click Next
57 Conduct Student Response Check – Computer 1. Point to specified option2. Ask student to point to specified option3. Click Next
59 Student Response Check Paper Versions Conduct the SRC paper version for students who communicate with:PointingGesturesEye-gazeOther modes that make using a computer difficultSteps:Download and print both pages of the SRCFollow the directions that can be downloaded from the NCSC Assessment System.
61 Enter SRC Information 1. Answer additional question 2. Click Save For each response mode checked, an additional question appears:If the student was able to indicate each response option (1, 3, 2), please choose Yes.If the student was not able to indicate each response option (1, 3, 2), please choose No.When finished, click on the Save button.Reminder, if you do not need to conduct the SRC with the student you must still complete this tab. If you do not, access to start the test will be denied.2. Click Save
62 Time to Administer the Test Timing and SchedulingTime to PrepareTime to Administer the Test
63 ELA Test Sessions NCSC ELA Sessions Reading Session 1 WritingLiterary and informational reading passages and associated Selected- Response Reading itemsOpen-Response Foundational Reading items (Grades 3 and 4 only)Selected-Response Writing items and one Constructed-Response Writing item
64 Mathematics Test Sessions NCSC Mathematics SessionsMathematics Session 1Mathematics Session 2Selected-Response Mathematics itemsConstructed-Response Mathematics Completion items in selected grades
65 Preparing for the TestTraining (Test coordinators and teachers pick ONE):Online training modulesIn-person trainingReading materials:Test Administration ManualDirections for Test AdministrationSample itemsPreparing test:ManipulativesPractice scribing protocol, answering itemsCreating word boards, eye gaze boards, loading pictures into AT devices, etc.Substitutes: Are they needed?Teachers who participated in the pilot tests found subs helpful for preparation; only some found it helpful for administering the test; dependent on the needs and requirements of the students.The amount of
66 Timing and Scheduling Suggestions Base test times (both sessions):Approximately 90 minutes for ELAApproximately 90 minutes for MathStudent uses computer or paper copy fairly independently:Student requires support to use computer; frequent breaks;Student requires eye gaze board, braille, help using AT, frequent breaks;Based on teacher feedback from Pilots 1 and 2
67 RI Teacher Data: Mathematics How long did it take the student to complete the entire mathematics test (do not include time for pausing, only engagement with the test)?FrequencyPercentValid PercentCumulative PercentTime to Complete30 Minutes or Less35.55.631-60 Minutes2240.040.746.361-90 Minutes1832.733.379.6Minutes712.713.092.6More than 120 Minutes47.37.4100.0Total5498.2MissingSystem11.855
68 RI Teacher Data: Reading How long did it take the student to complete the entire reading test (do not include time for pausing, only engagement with the test)?FrequencyPercentValid PercentCumulative PercentTime to Complete30 minutes or less35.331-60 minutes1628.133.361-90 minutes2136.870.2minutes1526.396.5More than 120 minutes23.5100.0Total57
69 Upload Evidence (Module 12) Writing Test Only In this section we are going to discuss the two ways in which to capture students evidence for writing constructed response items as described in the “Capture Evidence” section of the UG for TAs
70 Submitting Student Work: Only for students who created a paper writing product.Two ways to capture student evidenceComputer WebcamScannerMust upload evidence while test is open and item is still on the screen.Webcam: Do not take pictures of people, only the writing product.
71 STEP 1: Click the Upload Button Upload EvidenceThe tool bar in the student test contains an Upload Evidence button. Click on this button to begin the process.STEP 1: Click the Upload Button
72 Upload Evidence Option A: Webcam STEP 2: ClickUse WebCamIf you have a webcam, select the Use Webcam button.
73 Upload Evidence Option A: Webcam The screen will provide a window that will display whatever you place in front of your computer’s webcam.STEP 3: ClickTake Snapshot
74 STEP 5: Click Retake OR Attach Image STEP 4: Write a short description that includes the page number and the total number of pages in the student’s response (page 2 of 3). You can include the name of the student, state, and school name if you choose.The screen will display the “photo” of the evidence.If you are not satisfied with the captured image, click the Retake button and repeat the process.If the image is acceptable:Enter a description for the captured image in the description box. Examples of descriptions may include the item number, the student test number, page number if submitting more than one page of work. You do not need to upload scratch paper images.Click the Attach Image button.STEP 5: Click Retake OR Attach Image
75 Upload Evidence - Webcam To upload another file, click here.Successful uploadA confirmation message appears in the bottom of the page.Click the X icon in the right top corner of the screen to close webcam display.
76 Upload Evidence Option B: Scanner Use a scanner to capture evidenceAccepted file formats.png.jpg or .jpegPDF files must be resaved in in a .png, .jpg, or .jpeg file formats or it will not upload correctly.If the student can enter a response on their own, or a scribe enters a response for the student, you do no need to upload anything for the student.This option will be used if you are going to scan the student evidence. Once the evidence is scanned you will have to attach the scanned filed into this item.The following attachment formats are accepted with the Upload File feature:PNGJPG / JPEGIt is important to upload the evidence before the session is closed. Once the session is closed, you cannot get back to the item for which you wish to upload evidence.When the student completes the writing product, we recommend you pause the test (use save & exit) while the item is displayed on the screen, locate the scanner and scan the student work product. Be sure to have the file saved on the computer where you will resume the student test.
78 Upload Evidence Option B: Scanner 1. Enter a description2. Click BrowseType a description into the Description box.Please add the student’s name, ID number, grade and item # as part of the description.Then, click the Browse button to select the file that contains the scanned image of the student work product.3. Click Attach File
79 Upload Evidence Option B: Scanner If your file is in PDF, you must resave it in .png, .jpg, or a .jpeg format.Find your file and click openSelect the file that contains the scanned image, and click Open
80 Upload Evidence – File Attachment Confirmation of successful uploadThe system will provide you with a confirmation.Click the X in the corner of the popup window to close it.The system will take you back to the item for which you just uploaded the evidence.
81 How to Safely End the Test Reasons for Closing the TestEarly stopping RuleSaving and ending the test
82 Closing the Test A test cannot be closed because: The student is upset.The student keeps selecting the wrong answersThe student isn’t engaged.If you need to pause the test and come back at a later time, do so.If a student test is closed due to no response on the SRG, that test will not be scored.Reports of closing due to no response on the SRG will be given to states and there will be a note on score reports to parents regarding their student’s communication.
83 Closing the NCSC Test (module 13) Closing a test is irreversible; it CANNOT be undone.A test can be closed ONLY if one of these three criteria are met:No observable response during the Student Response Check AND no observable response to any of the first four items in either reading or math session 1.“Early Stopping Rule” from drop down listStudent withdrew/is no longer enrolledStudent is no longer eligible (does not meet the participation criteria)
84 What is displayed when Save & Exit is selected from the End of Session landing page? Pause this test and resume later (or Save & Exit)Confirmation messageIf the student needs a break from the test (whether for a few minutes or a few days) but has not yet completed the test, click on the Save & Exit button. This will save the student responses and exit out of the test.A confirmation message indicates that all the student’s answers have been saved and that you may return to the test at a later time.Also, you can click on the Save & Exit button from within the test while on an item. If you click on this button while in a session and on an item, you will see the same message that is displayed here.Click the OK button. You will be returned to the My Students page.Click OKScreens shots are for illustrative purposes and may not be an exact representation.
85 How are tests resumed? 1. Click Actions and Resume 2. Click Begin Test NowTo resume the test at a later time, after you have clicked on the Save & Exit button:Go to the My Students page as previously describedFind your student that has the “in progress” assessment status.Click on Actions.Select Resume Test from the options.Verify you selected the correct student/test combination and click on Begin Test now.The test should open to the last item that was saved.
86 What happens when the end of the test is reached? Click Complete this session and continue (or Next)When the end-of-session landing page for the last session of the test is reached, the same options display as previously described.If the test is finished and you are ready to submit it, click on the Next button. Please note, once you leave this session you may not return to it.
87 Submitting the Test Click Submit A Congratulations confirmation message informs you and the student that the test is completed.Click on the Submit button to submit all of the student’s answer choices for all the sessions and to complete the test.Click Submit
88 What happens when you click on Next at the end of a test? Click OKA Thank You message informs you and the student that the test has been submitted. The test will no longer be available to resume at a later time. Test materials (such as the DTA or the pdf versions) for this student will no longer be accessible.Click on the OK button.
90 After Testing Complete the Accommodations tab Complete the End-of-Test SurveysReport any testing irregularitiesShred ALL printed materials.If no test coordinator, give to your principal for shredding.Delete ALL downloaded materials on your computer.
91 Complete End-of-Test (EOT) Surveys The survey provides NCSC additional data about:How the test functions for students with unique and varying needsStudent engagementInformation for potential revisions/refinements
92 End-of-Test Survey Screen Shots To access the Survey, go to “My Students,” and then locate the Student. Click on the “Actions” button in the Student’s row with the submitted tests. Then, select “Go to Survey.”From “Action” button, select Go to Survey(this will give you the student test ID)
93 End-of-Test Survey Screen Shots Go to ELA- writing SurveySurveys
94 End-of-Test Survey Steps STEP 1: Click on the name of the test to complete that survey.MathematicsELAWritingSTEP 2: Once the survey opens, enter the appropriate Student-Test ID numberSTEP 3: Complete the survey for each test and for each student.
95 Timeline Wednesday (3/18) Answer LCI questionsComplete accommodations tabConduct the student response check (if necessary)Practice sample test items with studentsMonday, March 23, test forms will be assigned to students.Download DTAsDownload TestBegin preparationsMonday, March 30, test window opens (don’t have to begin on this day).
96 Taking the Final QuizAll test administrators must get 80% or more on the final quiz before they can access the DTAs or the test for their students.Test Coordinators do not have to take the quiz