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5 Writing Assessment New Direction Operational 4 th, 7 th and 10 th Writing Assessment will not be administered in 2008 Assessing grades 3-11 Computer generated; computer scored Part of WESTEST 2 Reading/Language Arts New Name WESTEST 2 Online Writing

6 WESTEST 2 Online Writing Field Test Spring nine-week window Middle schools March 3-March 28 High schools March24-April 11 Elementary schools March 31-May 2

7 WESTEST 2 Online Writing Field Test Counties/schools voluntary basis All students in school No make-up sessions No private/parochial schools Reports School/county/state reports No individual student report

8 Preparation Passages/Prompts Grade-level readability 21 st century content Teacher/CTB created Content Review – Jan. 10 Bias Review – Jan. 11

9 Purpose Assess student performance on passages and prompts Use responses to train the scoring engine Test security of system Test state/county/school bandwidth Serve as a practice for the operational in 2009

10 Procedure Site codes, user names and passwords Delivered to County Test Coordinators by Office of Assessment and Accountability Security of information Keep this information as secure as a test booklet

11 Online Computer Program CTB/McGraw-Hill Bookette – Writing Roadmap 2 Customized WV student papers – field test WV rubric

12 Sandra Foster, Coordinator Office of Assessment and Accountability Jason Perdue, Coordinator Office of Assessment and Accountability

13 WESTEST 2 Online Writing Demonstration

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23 Online Security Installation and Desktop Shortcut

24 ActiveX Based Security System This security application replaces the Vanguard application previously used in the Online Writing Assessment. This application uses ActiveX technologies to lock- down the users desktop during the assessment. This application has already been extensively tested by the vendor to assure quality. For ease of test administration, the WVDE recommends that the ActiveX setting in Internet Explorer be set to ENABLE. 2/28/2014West Virginia Department of Education

25 Step 1: Open Internet Explorer (IE) and select TOOLS from IEs menu bar.

26 Step 2: Select INTERNET OPTIONS.

27 Step 3: Click on the SECURITY tab and then choose CUSTOM LEVEL.

28 Step 4: When the SECURITY SETTINGS box opens, scroll down to Download signed ActiveX controls. CLICK the radio button beside ENABLE to allow your browser to download the security needed for the WESTEST 2 Online Writing Assessment. Click OK to make your changes.

29 Step 5: Click OK on the Internet Options window to finalize your security changes.

30 Desktop Shortcut A desktop shortcut created during installation allows students/administrators to quickly go to the WESTEST 2 Online Writing site. Prior to and after the testing window the shortcut will be redirected to another website. 2/28/2014West Virginia Department of Education

31 Step 1: Create a folder on your computers hard drive, (C:), name this folder WESTEST 2 Online Writing.

32 Step 2: Copy the icon file westestwriting.ico to the C:\WESTEST 2 Online Writing folder you created in step 1.

33 Step 3: Copy the icon file westestwriting.ico to a location on your hard drive. It is recommend the windows folder or the main root folder of your computers hard drive be used to store the icon file. Remember the location of the ICO file as you will need it in order to create the desktop icon.

34 Step 4: RIGHT CLICK a blank spot on your computers desktop. The menu depicted to the right should appear.

35 Step 5: Select NEW from this menu and then choose SHORTCUT from the fly-out menu.

36 Step 6: A window similar to the one on the left will appear on your screen. In the location of the item box, type: map2.com/wvstudent and click NEXT. map2.com/wvstudent

37 Step 7: Type the name for the shortcut in the box: WESTEST 2 Online Writing and click FINISH.

38 Step 8: Steps 1-7 have created a generic internet icon on your desktop, this will need to be customized in order to match the instructions contained in the administration manual and PowerPoint provided by the West Virginia Department of Education. RIGHT CLICK the new icon and select PROPERTIES and click CHANGE ICON. A screen similar to the one on the right will appear.

39 Step 9: Click BROWSE on the new screen and browse the C:\WESTEST 2 Online Writing folder. This is the location where you copied the icon provided with this documentation. Select the icon and click OPEN. This will change the desktop icon to look like the state of WV with a silver ink pen across it. Select OK.

40 Step 10: Click OK. You have completed set-up of the desktop icon for WESTEST 2 Online Writing.

41 Technical/Bandwidth Specifications

42 Technical Specifications for WESTEST 2 Online Writing 2/28/2014West Virginia Department of Education

43 Network Specifications

44 Bandwidth Consumption per pupil Writing Roadmap 2.0 carries a minimum bandwidth requirement of 56kbps per student. 56kbps = 0.056Mbps 1.54Mbps (full T-1) 1.54 Mbps Mbps = 27.5 students Most schools have a fractional T-1 = 768kbps 768 kbps 56 kbps = 13.7 students 2/28/2014West Virginia Department of Education

45 Frequently Asked Questions Q:What happens if there is a power outage while students are constructing essays? A: Every 10 minutes the system automatically saves all completed work. This means that when the system restarts, students will have lost no more than 10 minutes work. 2/28/2014West Virginia Department of Education

46 Frequently Asked Questions Q:What if all the students in our school are testing at once? Can CTBs system handle hundreds of users at the same time? A:Yes. Writing Roadmap 2.0 actually has enough capacity to handle in excess of 15,000 essays administered hourly. 2/28/2014West Virginia Department of Education

47 Frequently Asked Questions Q:Is the Internet secure enough for our students to write and submit essays without outside interference? A:Yes. Important information is encrypted with industry standard Secure Socket Layers (SSL) a protocol that permits the transmission of private documents over the Internet. SSL encrypts the data, which is further protected by two fire/virus walls. 2/28/2014West Virginia Department of Education

48 Quality Assurance Check January 14–18, counties participating 1-2 schools per county 20 students per school

49 County Schedules

50 Practical Question – When do we test? Week 1 Mar 3-7 Week 2 Mar Week 3 Mar Week 4 Mar Week 5 Mar 31- Apr 4 Week 6 Apr Week 7 Apr Week 8 Apr Week 9 Apr 28 – May 2 Middle School Window High School Window Elementary School Window

51 Schedule Enclosed in your packet is a schedule of county testing windows. This schedule was calculated using the following calculation. X = Student Enrollment

52 Model Plan See Handout

53 MIDDLE SCHOOL SCHEDULE Largest middle school in county – 420 students in grades 6, 7 and 8 9-day window Plan to test in a 6-day window 2 days per grade 2 morning and 2 afternoon sessions per day 20 students/session 80 students/day

54 HIGH SCHOOL SCHEDULE Largest high school in county – 1321 students in grades 9, 10 and day window Plan to test in a 12-day window 4 days per grade 2 morning and 2 afternoon sessions per day 30 students/session 120 students/day

55 ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SCHEDULE Largest elementary school in county – 173 students in grades 3, 4 and 5 15-day window Plan to test in a 6-day window 2 days per grade 1 morning and 1 afternoon session per day 15 students/session 30 students/day

56 STUDENT LOGIN INFORMATION Delivery Dates To County Test Coordinators – February 11, 2008 To schools – Two weeks prior to testing County Packets Alphabetically Arranged By school By grade

57 STUDENT FILE Field Test file based on December 2007 WVEIS data Test only students provided with your packets NO ADJUSTING OF THE ROSTER FOR THE FIELD TEST

58 Training State Training County Test Coordinators County Technology Coordinators County Training Central Office Staff Principals Building Level Coordinators School Training Examiners School Staff

59 P. 10 P. 23, Appendix 1 – Testing Code of Ethics P. 30, Appendix 6 – CTC Security Agreement

60 COMMUNICATION Information Schools Students Parents Schedule County School Importance Student School County State

61 SECURITY Secure Test Materials and Student Responses Site Codes, User Names and Passwords Do Not Retain, Copy, Reproduce, Paraphrase, Distribute, Discuss Passages and Prompts Student Responses

62 MATERIALS Manuals Distribute at training Keep for administration Site codes, user names and passwords Signed agreements

63 DELIVERY Distribution of testing materials Manuals – time of training Delivery of secure testing materials student login information – two weeks prior to testing

64 TRAINING Principals and Building Level Coordinators Test security Test administration procedures

65 Accommodations IEP, Section 504 and LEP Students Directions, passages and prompts may be read aloud by examiner screen reader Braille Scribe Security must be followed

66 REPORTING To County Superintendent and Office of Assessment and Accountability Loss of materials Cheating Security breach Testing administration breach Copyright infringement

67 Actions Taken Breach of test security or copyright infringement can result in License suspended License revoked Suspension Termination

68 P. 10 P. 23, Appendix 1 – Testing Code of Ethics P. 29, Appendix 5 – Personnel Security Agreement

69 SECURITY Secure Test Materials and Student Responses Site Codes, User Names and Passwords Not Retain, Copy, Reproduce, Paraphrase, Distribute, Discuss Passages and Prompts Student Responses

70 MATERIALS Computers – good working order Security updates installed Internet form on file

71 P. 11 P. 23, Appendix 1 - Testing Code of Ethics P. 27, Appendix 3 - Principal Security Agreement P. 28, Appendix 4 – Building

72 COMMUNICATION Information Teachers Students Parents Schedule School Teachers Students Importance Student School County State

73 SECURITY Secure Test Materials and Student Responses Site Codes, User Names and Passwords Not Retain, Copy, Reproduce, Paraphrase, Distribute, Discuss Passages and Prompts Student Responses

74 MATERIALS Manuals Distribute at training Keep for administration Site codes, user names and passwords Signed agreements

75 DELIVERY Distribution of testing materials Manuals – time of training Delivery of secure testing materials student login information – day of testing

76 TRAINING Examiners Test security Test administration procedures

77 Accommodations IEP, Section 504 and LEP Students Directions, passages and prompts may be read aloud by examiner screen reader Braille Scribe Security must be followed

78 REPORTING To County Test Coordinator Loss of materials Cheating Security breach Testing administration breach Copyright infringement

79 Actions Taken Breach of test security or copyright infringement can result in License suspended License revoked Suspension Termination

80 P. 12 P. 23, Appendix 1 – Testing Code of Ethics P. 26, Appendix 6 – Examiner Security Agreement

81 COMMUNICATION Information Students Parents Importance Student School County State

82 SECURITY Secure Test Materials and Student Responses Site Codes, User Names and Passwords Not Retain, Copy, Reproduce, Paraphrase, Distribute, Discuss Passages and Prompts Student Responses

83 MATERIALS Manuals Keep for administration Site codes, user names and passwords

84 Accommodations IEP, Section 504 and LEP Students Directions, passages and prompts may be read aloud by examiner screen reader Braille Scribe Security must be followed

85 REPORTING To Principal/Building Level Coordinator Loss of materials Cheating Security breach Testing administration breach Copyright infringement

86 Actions Taken Breach of test security or copyright infringement can result in License suspended License revoked Suspension Termination

87 Examiner Prior to Session Familiar with manual Prepare students Distribute Parent Guide Present PowerPoint to students (File Library) Check student logins with testing roster Prepare classroom/lab

88 P. 10 P. 23, Appendix 1 – Testing Code of Ethics P. 30, Appendix 6 – CTC Security Agreement

89 COMMUNICATION Information Schools Students Parents Schedule County School Importance Student School County State

90 SECURITY Secure Test Materials and Student Responses Site Codes, User Names and Passwords Do Not Retain, Copy, Reproduce, Paraphrase, Distribute, Discuss Passages and Prompts Student Responses

91 MATERIALS Manuals Distribute at training Keep for administration Site codes, user names and passwords Signed agreements

92 DELIVERY Distribution of testing materials Manuals – time of training Delivery of secure testing materials student login information – two weeks prior to testing

93 TRAINING Principals and Building Level Coordinators Test security Test administration procedures

94 REPORTING To County Superintendent and Office of Assessment and Accountability Loss of materials Cheating Security breach Testing administration breach Copyright infringement

95 Actions Taken Breach of test security or copyright infringement can result in License suspended License revoked Suspension Termination

96 P. 10 P. 23, Appendix 1 – Testing Code of Ethics P. 29, Appendix 5 – Personnel Security Agreement

97 SECURITY Secure Test Materials and Student Responses Site Codes, User Names and Passwords Not Retain, Copy, Reproduce, Paraphrase, Distribute, Discuss Passages and Prompts Student Responses

98 MATERIALS Computers – good working order Security updates installed Internet form on file

99 P. 11 P. 23, Appendix 1 - Testing Code of Ethics P. 27, Appendix 3 - Principal Security Agreement P. 28, Appendix 4 – Building

100 COMMUNICATION Information Teachers Students Parents Schedule School Teachers Students Importance Student School County State

101 SECURITY Secure Test Materials and Student Responses Site Codes, User Names and Passwords Not Retain, Copy, Reproduce, Paraphrase, Distribute, Discuss Passages and Prompts Student Responses

102 MATERIALS Manuals Distribute at training Keep for administration Site codes, user names and passwords Signed agreements

103 DELIVERY Distribution of testing materials Manuals – time of training Delivery of secure testing materials student login information – day of testing

104 TRAINING Examiners Test security Test administration procedures

105 Accommodations IEP, Section 504 and LEP Students Directions, passages and prompts may be read aloud by examiner screen reader Braille Scribe Security must be followed

106 REPORTING To County Test Coordinator Loss of materials Cheating Security breach Testing administration breach Copyright infringement

107 Actions Taken Breach of test security or copyright infringement can result in License suspended License revoked Suspension Termination

108 P. 12 P. 23, Appendix 1 – Testing Code of Ethics P. 26, Appendix 6 – Examiner Security Agreement

109 COMMUNICATION Information Students Parents Importance Student School County State

110 SECURITY Secure Test Materials and Student Responses Site Codes, User Names and Passwords Not Retain, Copy, Reproduce, Paraphrase, Distribute, Discuss Passages and Prompts Student Responses

111 MATERIALS Manuals Keep for administration Site codes, user names and passwords

112 Accommodations IEP, Section 504 and LEP Students Directions, passages and prompts may be read aloud by examiner screen reader Braille Scribe Security must be followed

113 REPORTING To Principal/Building Level Coordinator Loss of materials Cheating Security breach Testing administration breach Copyright infringement

114 Actions Taken Breach of test security or copyright infringement can result in License suspended License revoked Suspension Termination

115 Examiner Prior to Session Familiar with manual Prepare students Distribute Parent Guide Present PowerPoint to students (File Library) Check student logins with testing roster Prepare classroom/lab

116 Examiner Beginning of Session Maintain a quiet atmosphere Prepare materials Scratch paper; pencil or pen Reading materials Distribute student one-page handout Distribute student login information

117 Examiner Beginning of Session Maintain a quiet atmosphere Prepare materials Scratch paper; pencil or pen Reading materials Distribute student one-page handout Distribute student login information

118 Examiner During Session Monitor for irregularities Maintain testing atmosphere

119 Duties of Examiner After Session Collect scratch paper/outlines/rough drafts Collect student login information Deliver to principal/building level coordinator Report any irregularities Keep a copy of roster

120 Actions Resulting in an Investigation Assisting with content of the essay Typing the essay Calling attention to errors Copying rough drafts or final essays

121 Discussion Opportunities

122 Panel of Experts Kim Block, Program Manager CTB/ McGraw-Hill Ron Loiacono, Owner Bookette Software Brenda West, Assistant Director Office of Assessment/ Accountability Larry White, Psychometrician Office of Assessment/ Accountability Sterling Beane, Coordinator Office of Instructional Technology Sandra Foster, Coordinator Office of Assessment/ Accountability Jason Perdue, Coordinator Office of Assessment/ Accountability

123 Contact Information Office of Assessment /Accountability CTB/McGraw-Hill


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