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1 1 Technology Readiness Maryland 2014-2015

2 2014/2015 Admin Schedule 2 AssessmentOnline/CBT Testing Dates PARCC - PBAMarch 2 – May 8 MSA ScienceApril 13 – May 1 HSA – April (Senior)April 13 – April 17 PARCC - EOYApril 20 – June 5 HSA - MayMay 18 – June 4

3 Agenda 3 Technology Guidelines Technology Setup – Configure the Network – Proctor Caching – SystemCheck Tool – TestNav 8 and Proctor Caching Configurations – Test Preparation (Practice Tests, TestNav 8 Tutorial, & Sample Items) Infrastructure Trial – Create Sample Students – Create Sessions – Manage Students in Sessions Questions?

4 Technology Guidelines 4 TestNav 8 for PARCC Testing: Reference the Technology Guidelines for PARCC Assessments on the PARCC website. TestNav 7.5 for other Maryland Administrations: Reference the TestNav site for Hardware and Software requirements. Note: For Proctor Caching it is recommended that you use the newer version of Proctor Caching software posted here for PARCC testing:

5 TestNav Recommendation 5 Use a website landing page for Online Testing. When students start their browser the home page or school website should contain web links for each of their administrations. As an alternative use desktop shortcuts if a website page cannot be used. PARCC Testing Production Testing: Training: Maryland Administrations (Not PARCC related) Production Testing: Training:

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7 Technology Setup 7 Configure the Network Proctor Caching SystemCheck Tool TestNav 8 and Proctor Caching Configurations Test Preparation (Practice Tests, TestNav 8 Tutorial, & Sample Items)

8 Configure the Network 8 Network Configurations: TestNav8 Domains and Ports: – *, 443 – Proctor Caching Local Network Ports: – 4480, 4481 PearsonAccess next Domain and Ports: – *, 443 – *, 443 PearsonAccess next emails: –

9 Proctor cache is Pearson-supplied software that is used in conjunction with TestNav to reduce bandwidth requirements and accelerate the delivery of test content. Proctor caching: allows you to pre-cache test content to your local network before a test, Proctor Caching for TestNav Introduction 9 reduces the burden on your Internet service provider (ISP) by eliminating redundancy in requests for test content, and stores an encrypted local copy of all pre-cached tests. CanStock Photo

10 Proctor Caching runs on Windows and Mac OS X. It does not require an underlying server-based operating system. Proctor Caching hardware requirements can be found at TCP Ports include: 80 (Internet), 4480, and 4481 (Local Network). Proctor Caching requires a fixed internal IP address. For setting up an upstream proxy, refer to the Windows or Mac “Tips on Proctor Caching” section in the TestNav 8 Proctor Caching User Guide. Use the SystemCheck Testing Capacity tab for determining your network capacity during computer-based testing. Proctor Caching Requirements 10

11 User interface redesign and enhancements that include: renaming the Contents tab to Tests and the Client List tab to Clients for clarity, consolidating information previously displayed on the Home page into the Clients and Tests tabs, resolving issues with IE 11 not displaying the list of cached content, more robust comparison between content on the caching computer and content on the Pearson server to verify the cache has the most up-to-date content, and renaming the “undefined” directory to “Was not Preloaded” to eliminate confusion. PARCC recommends that all schools upgrade to latest version to take advantage of these enhancements. What’s New 11

12 Download the proctor caching installer. Run the installer and Start Proctor Caching if it is not already started by the installer. Use SystemCheck from the client computer to verify that proctor caching is functional. Create a proctor caching setup or add a proctor caching computer within PearsonAccess Next at the district or school level. Proctor Caching Setup 12

13 SystemCheck Tool 13

14 SystemCheck Tool 14

15 SystemCheck Tool 15

16 SystemCheck Tool 16

17 SystemCheck Tool 17

18 SystemCheck Tool Demonstration 18

19 Configure TestNav Setup 19 1.Sign in to the PARCC PearsonAccess Next website at 2.Select Setup > Precache Test Content. 3.Select Create/Edit Configurations; click Start to launch the configuration.

20 Configure TestNav Setup 20 4.Enter a Configuration Name. 5.Using the Organizations drop-down menu, select your school or district.

21 Configure TestNav Setup 21 6. Enter the Computer Name, IP Address, Port information, and check “Uses Pearson Proctor Caching Software.” 7.Then specify student response file backup locations, and click Create.

22 Completed TestNav Configurations 22

23 Configure TestNav Setup Demonstration 23

24 Choose Sessions under the Testing tab Select “Proctor Caching Test Content” from the Tasks menu and click Start Precaching Content 24

25 Click the Precache button on the Proctor Caching Test Content screen Precaching Content 25

26 Your Web Browser is not configured to run Java applet. Precaching Content 26

27 Proctor caching is in progress… Precaching Content 27

28 Proctor Caching - Tests Screen will appear in a second window. Precaching Content 28

29 Precaching Content Demonstration 29

30 Update Cache from the Students in Sessions screen under the Testing tab. Precaching Content 30

31 Click Precache button to initiate the caching process. Precaching Content 31

32 Precaching Content Demonstration 32

33 Test Preparation 33 Practice Testing in the PearsonAccess next Training Site Students can utilize the Sample Items, TestNav 8 Tutorial, and Practice Tests available under the Test Preparation area of http://parcc.pearson.com

34 Infrastructure Trial 34 An Infrastructure Trial is an opportunity for LEAs, schools, and students to prepare for the computer-based PARCC Test by simulating test-day network utilization. The Infrastructure Trial should take approximately 60 minutes to administer. Schools are encouraged to provide any feedback on the Infrastructure Trial to LEAs. LEAs should contact your State PARCC Test Lead with feedback and/or concerns regarding software or hardware issues.

35 Infrastructure Trial 35 Who should be involved? You should involve all LEAs and school personnel responsible for participating in a computer-based assessment. It provides the opportunity to collectively evaluate the test environment and identify and resolve potential issues prior to the PARCC Test. For example, you would want to include: – Test Coordinators – Test Administrators – LEA and school technology staff – Students

36 Infrastructure Trial 36 Where to start: The Infrastructure Trial is conducted using the PearsonAccess next Training site at You should first check with your LEA to see if the Infrastructure Trial will be performed from a district or school level. Then, you will need to verify that all staff members participating in the trial have received user IDs and passwords for the PearsonAccess next Training site. Refer to the PARCC Infrastructure Trial Readiness Guide for complete instructions.

37 PearsonAccess next Setup 37 Schools or Districts will need to complete the following in PearsonAccess next prior to the Infrastructure Trial: Create Sample Students Create Sessions Print Student Testing Tickets and Unlock Codes

38 Create Sample Students 38 Log into the PearsonAccess next Training Site Choose Spring PBA or EOY 2015 Administration Click Setup and select Students Select Generate Sample Students from the Tasks menu Click Start to continue

39 Create Sample Students 39 Complete the Generate Sample Students screen Click Generate to complete the process

40 Create Sample Students Demonstration 40

41 Create Sessions 41 Go to the Testing tab and click Sessions From the Select Tasks pull-down menu select Create/Edit Sessions and click Start

42 Create Sessions 42 Complete Test Details

43 Create Sessions 43 Complete Test Details

44 Create Sessions Demonstration 44

45 Session Management 45 Starting Session

46 Session Management 46 Conducting Session

47 Session Management 47 Student Test Status Key

48 Session Management 48 Resuming, Marking Students Complete

49 Infrastructure Trial 49 Ready to Begin Your Infrastructure Trial? Technology Set-up Complete Practiced with sample items and Practiced Tests PearsonAccess next Training site setup has been completed and student testing tickets have been printed. Reviewed Infrastructure Trial Guide

50 Infrastructure Trial 50 What to do during the Infrastructure Trial  Prepare  Conduct  Closing & Lessons learned

51 Questions? 51

52 52 Thank You!

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