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1 Florida Kindergarten Readiness Test Training for Private Schools - PMRN Fall 2014 Colleen Risner

2 Agenda What is the Kindergarten Readiness Screening (FLKRS)? Schedule Who to Test Responsibilities PMRN FAIR-FS K Work Sampling System (WS)

3 What is FLKRS? Kindergarten Readiness Screener for all first time kindergarten students Purposes: To inform instruction To provide teachers and parents with useful information about their child’s readiness for kindergarten To annually calculate a readiness rate for public and non-public school providers of the VPK Education Program As such, teachers should not under-evaluate students

4 What is FLKRS? Components FAIR-FS K – Administered via computer Need device with external mouse – Letter Sounds – Phonological Awareness – Vocabulary Pairs – Following Directions – Listening Comprehension – Sentence Comprehension

5 What is FLKRS? Components Work Sampling System (WSS) – Observational Tool – Five Domains Personal and Social Development Language and Literacy Mathematical Thinking Scientific Thinking Physical Development, Health, and Safety – 45 Skills observed during classroom activities

6 Assessment Schedule Send Parent Letters Home – Letters located in PMRN – Send during first week of school (or ASAP thereafter as become available) – English, Spanish, Haitian-Creole WSS Observations (Days 1 – 30) – Recorded on Individual Student Developmental Checklist or on Classroom Roster, transferred into PMRN FAIR-FS K (Days 1 - 30) – Administered one-on-one directly through PMRN

7 Who to Test All public school kindergarten students who enter within the first 30 days of school except for retained students Private School kindergarten students who attended a VPK program – Some ESE students with Potentially Limiting Physical Conditions may not be able to be assessed but every student should be given the opportunity to participate – Survey 8 is used to generate students in PMRN for Public Schools. Private Schools will hand-enroll all students into PMRN. Survey 8 uploads begin August 20, will be updated on Wednesdays Students and teachers should be available in PMRN on August 25

8 Responsibilities School Principal – Confirm access to DOE Single Sign On for all Staff – Register School and Reading Coach as PMRN Manager – Enter school schedule into PMRN Reading Coach/PMRN Manager – Verify/Approve Access for Teachers – Add or Remove Users – Verify Students/Create Classes – Record Coach’s Log – Train Teachers/Test Administrators – Access Score Reports, utilize for guiding instruction

9 Responsibilities School Coordinator – Ensure all test administrators are trained on FLKRS and PMRN – Ensure test administrators have access to the PMRN – Distribute FLKRS materials to test administrators – Monitor the testing window to ensure test administrators record results in PMRN by Day 30. WSS won’t be available after Day 30. Test Administrators – Screen kindergarteners – Record student observations for the WSS benchmarks in the PMRN system using K-2 EST – Share student results with parents during conferences, etc.

10 Progress Monitoring and Reporting Network (PMRN) v4

11 What is PMRN? Web based data management system used for assessing and reporting student progress in reading/language arts Functions done in PMRN – Registering school and users (principal) – Setting school and assessment calendar (principal) – Rostering students with assigned teachers (Survey 8 and Reading Coach) – Administering FAIR-FS K – Reporting Scoring data – Recording Coach’s Logs

12 Enhancements to the new PMRN No student exclusions through PMRN –Students not to be assessed must be withdrawn from school in PMRN Invalidation and Withdrawal – Score invalidation is no longer available – Students not completed with task may be withdrawn – Student may continue with task that they left off of in previous school when enrolled into new school – Student may be enrolled in PMRN in new school before they are withdrawn in PMRN from old school

13 Enhancements to the new PMRN Copied Scores – Scores from previous school will transfer automatically when student is enrolled statewide – School Level Users and teachers do not have the option to copy scores Tasks are untimed All Screening Task directions, practice items, and test items (other than Listening Skills) are delivered via audio file on computer

14 System Specifications Desktop, Laptop, Netbook & Thin Client / Virtual Desktop Infrastructure – Do not use IPAD or Touchpad device – Operating System Windows – XP, 7, or newer Mac OS 10.7 or higher Linux – Linux: Ubuntu 11.10, Fedora 16 or newer Memory – 1gb RAM or greater Connectivity - Computers must be able to connect to the Internet via wired or wireless networks. Screen Size – 9.5 inch screen or larger Screen Resolution- 1024 x 768 resolution or higher

15 System Specifications – Input Device Requirements Keyboard, Mouse – Headphone/Earphone Requirements K-2 requires a “Y” jack splitter for dual headphones if test is not being administered in a quiet room so that both the teacher and student can hear audio instructions

16 System Specifications Browser Specifications – Internet Explorer (IE) Version 9, 10 – Firefox Version 26 – Safari Version 5.1.7 – Flash Player Version 10

17 New PMRN Addresses (DOE Single Sign On – for public schools) fs/pmrn.asp Private Schools will register for PMRN here (DOE’s PMRN Information Webpage) fs/pmrn.asp (Private schools use to access PMRN once registered)

18 New Service Center Information Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) Integrated Education Network Service Center – Provide support via the PMRN v4, K-2 AIR, 3-12 WAM, and FAIR-FS Operational Hours – Monday – Friday – 6:00 AM – 7:30 PM ET Contact via Phone or E-mail – 855-814-2876 –

19 What is Single Sign-On? The Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) Single Sign-On (SSO) provides a simpler way for educators to access several state resources with one username and one password. Website:

20 Who can use Single Sign-On? Essentially, everyone can use FLDOE SSO, however, the resources you can access depend on your role and the permissions you have been assigned.

21 Single Sign-On & PMRN To access the PMRN through the Single Sign-On Portal use your SSO credentials at

22 Logging In to SSO 1.Go to 2.Click the yellow Log In button on the right side. 3.Use the drop down list to select Seminole County from the list, and then click Continue to Sign In. 4.Enter the username and password used to sign into the district network and proceed to log in. 5.Then, the secure FLDOE SSO page is displayed with your name and authorized resources. 1 2 3

23 Accessing the PMRN on SSO Once you have signed into the Single Sign-On Portal you should see the PMRN link under the Curriculum & Assessments header – If the link is not available you will need to contact your principal or the IEN helpdesk to check your user access

24 Need Assistance? For additional assistance managing your Single Sign-On account refer to the SSO Support Page on how to contact your district/organization’s help desk.

25 Single Sign-On & PMRN Key Terms – Authentication is the process of identifying an individual – Authorization is the process of granting or denying access to a network resource As it relates to the PMRN – Single Sign-On credentials authenticate users who need to access the PMRN. – Users will need authorization granted from within the PMRN by their Principal (SL1), or Reading Coach (SL2) to access PMRN resources. Once a User has been authorized – The User’s authorization in the PMRN must be linked to the SSO account. – The two are linked within the PMRN.

26 Logging in Through PMRN Site Private schools will log into PMRN via, will use new UserName and Password. DOE will assign after training. Public schools can log in to the PMRN using this site with your SSO credentials

27 PMRN User Levels and Roles

28 Public vs. Private Individuals may have more than one user role Public schools have ability to add all User Levels Private Schools may only have the following Users: – School Level 1 User (Principal) – School Level 2 User (PMRN Manager) – Reading Users (Teachers)

29 School Level 1 (SL1) User [Principal] A principal is the only SL1 User at a school SL1 User Abilities – Have access to all information for school in PMRN – Add and Remove Users Assigns School Level 2 User Assigns Coach’s Log Users Beginning of School Year Registration – School Configuration page – Specific Instructions were emailed to principals

30 School Level 2 (SL2) User [PMRN Manager] Each school may only have one SL2 User Responsible for day-to-day PMRN administration SL2 User Abilities – Add and Remove Users – Enroll, Remove, or Withdraw students – Create classes – Receive official communications from PMRN

31 School Level 3 (SL3) User [School AP or other] One SL3 User per school is allowed Assist SL2 Users with PMRN administration SL3 User Abilities – Add Teachers – Enroll, remove, or withdraw students – Create classes SL3 Users may only add new Users if creating a Reading or Resource class

32 School Level 4 (SL4) User [Other School Admins/Guidance, etc.] There may be eight (8) SL4 Users per school SL4 User Abilities – View PMRN Reports School, Teacher, Class, and Student levels – No PMRN administrative functions

33 Non-Administrative Users Non-Administrative User Abilities – View PMRN Reports School, Teacher, Class, and Student levels Non-Administrative User Access Levels – School Level 4 User – Reading User – Resource User – Coach’s Log User – Assessment Team Member – NGCAR-PD and content area teachers

34 Reading Level User [Reading Teacher] Provides primary reading instruction to a class Reading User Abilities – Assess their students via the FAIR-FS assessment applications – View PMRN Reports Teacher, Class, and Student levels

35 Resource Level User [Resource Teacher] Provide additional reading instruction to a class Resource User Abilities – Assess their students via the FAIR-FS assessment applications – View PMRN Reports Teacher, Class, and Student levels

36 Coach’s Log (CL) User CL Users submit coaching hours every two (2) weeks to the PMRN Only Principal can add a Coach’s Log User Required by DOE for Public Schools

37 Assessment Team Member (ATM) ATM Users administer FAIR-FS via: – K-2 AIR – 3-12 WAM ATM Users have no access to reports in PMRN

38 PMRN Manager Responsibilities

39 Activating Users Adding and Removing Users Adding and Removing Teachers Creating, Adding, Deleting, Assigning Classes Enrolling, Adding, Removing, Withdrawing Students Accessing Score Reports

40 Activating Users (Public) Click Users tab. Click on teacher’s name. Enter teacher’s email. In left column: Click boxes to allow access levels. In right column: Click boxes to allow access to the PMRN. Click Submit.

41 Adding Users (Public or Private) Click Users Tab, then on Add User

42 Adding Users (Public or Private) Complete required information Click Submit Confirm information Click Continue to complete

43 Linking SSO User (Public) Click Users tab Verify that all users are SSO Users and are linked If not linked, click teacher’s name

44 Linking SSO User (Public) Click “Link SSO User”

45 Linking SSO User (Public) PMRN searches SSO file If person not found, enter email address and click Search When found, click Link SSO User Linking Process takes up to 24 hours

46 Removing Users (Public or Private) Click Users tab Click on teacher’s name Uncheck the boxes in both columns Click Submit

47 Removing Users (Public or Private) Confirm that this is the teacher to be removed and click Continue

48 Adding Classes (Public or Private) Click Classes/Periods tab Click Add Class/Period button

49 Adding Classes (Public or Private) Use drop-down menus to complete information. Click Submit

50 Adding Students to Classes (Public or Private) Click Classes/Periods tab Click the name of the class/period in which you want to add a student Click Add Student button 50

51 Adding Students to Classes (Public or Private) Search for the student in the PMRN - Type student’s Last Name OR - Click Show All button OR - Click on the First Letter of the student’s Last Name Click on Search

52 Adding Students to Classes (Public or Private) Click the box(es) in front of their name(s) of the student(s) to be added. Click Submit. If you did not find your student, you may enroll your student

53 Enrolling Students (Public or Private) Students may be enrolled in two different methods – Enroll student directly into assigned class – Enroll students into school (class not assigned)

54 Enrolling Students into Assigned Class (Public or Private) Enroll student into assigned class – Click Classes/Periods tab – Click name of class – Click Enroll Student

55 Enrolling Students into Assigned Class (Public or Private) – Search for the student – If you are sure your student is not in the PMRN, click the radio button to the left of I want to enroll a new student – Click Next

56 Enrolling Students in Assigned Class (Public or Private) Enter student information – Identifier – First, Last Name – Birthdate – Gender – Class Period Click Add

57 Enrolling Students Not Assigning Class (Public or Private) Click Students tab Click Enroll a Student button Search for student

58 Enrolling Students Not Assigning Class (Public or Private) If you are sure your student is not in the PMRN, click the radio button to the left of I want to enroll a new student Click Next Note: Student must still be assigned to a class

59 Enrolling Students Not Assigning Class (Public or Private) Enter student information – Identifier – First, Last Name – Birthdate – Grade Level – Gender Click Add

60 Reassigning Classes (Public or Private) Classes can be reassigned for teachers who are no longer in the school Click Classes/Periods Select Teacher and period to reassign Select current teacher Click Submit

61 Removing Students from a Class (Public or Private) 61 Click Classes/Periods Select teacher and period Click Remove Student Click in box next to student’s name Click Submit

62 Deleting Classes (Public or Private) In Classes/Periods tab, click Delete Class/Period next to the teacher’s name and period (option available only if no students are enrolled in class)

63 Withdrawing Students from PMRN (Public or Private) Click Students Select Grade Search by one of three methods Click in box next to student’s name Click Withdraw Selected Student

64 Contact Information Colleen Risner 407-320-0270 Shawn Harrold 407-320-0193

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