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DISTRICT AND SCHOOL ASSESSMENT & TECHNOLOGY COORDINATOR ONLINE TESTING WEBINAR FEBRUARY 7 AND 9, 2012 Washington Online Testi ng OSPI Office of Superintendent.

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1 DISTRICT AND SCHOOL ASSESSMENT & TECHNOLOGY COORDINATOR ONLINE TESTING WEBINAR FEBRUARY 7 AND 9, 2012 Washington Online Testi ng OSPI Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

2 Webinar Protocol All participants microphones are automatically muted to eliminate background noise. All participants may submit questions during the presentation by using the Questions Box on the GotoWebinar toolbar. Questions will be addressed throughout the presentation. This presentation is available: Washington Testing website, under the Online Testing Webinars (http://www.k12.wa.us/TestAdministration/Trainings/default.aspx) WA eDIRECT site, under Documents ( https://wa.drcedirect.com) 2

3 Agenda 3 Introductions Online Testing Overview System Overview WA eDIRECT Downloading Test Engine System Readiness Check Software Updates Local Caching Service (LCS) LCS Client Configuration LCS Student Responses Online Guides and Manuals Student Demos Online Tools Training (OTTs) Public OTT Application Mark Your Calendars Contact Information Questions

4 Introductions Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) Data Recognition Corporation (DRC) Vendor for the Measurements of Students Progress (MSP), the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) and the End-of-Course Exams (EOC) Online testing vendor for MSP Program Management Team 4

5 Testing Window: April 25 – June 1, 2012 Reading and Mathematics grades 3 – 8 Science grades 5 and 8 Your school(s) has registered for one or more grade/content areas (check with your DAC). Item types and estimated testing times similar to paper/pencil tests. New Student Demos and Online Tools Training (OTT/Tutorials) are currently available for reading, mathematics and science. Updated System Requirements posted Management Tools System Requirements Online Testing Overview 5

6 Student Machine Web Browser System Overview System Readiness Check Online Tools Training WA MSP Online WA eDIRECT = Used by Technology Coordinator = Used by Student LCS Manager Page 12 Student Demo 6

7 Web portal used for the Washington MSP Online Administration Used by District Technology Coordinators for the distribution of WA MSP Online Assessment software (INSIGHT), OTTs and Demos Used by District Assessment Coordinators for access to Test Setup tools and Demos/OTTs Used by DACs to set up additional users Users granted access to WA eDIRECT will be notified of their access through DRC Permissions-based system WA eDIRECT 7 14

8 District Assessment Coordinators have access to all their district and school data. School Assessment Coordinators have access to all their school data. Download Test Engine (available now) Add new students for online testing (access begins April 11 th ) Edit limited student demographic information (access begins April 11 th ) Print Test Tickets – beginning April 18 th Detailed training scheduled eDIRECT Training for DAC/SAC – TBD Proctor Training – TBD WA eDIRECT continued 8

9 District Assessment and Technology Coordinators and District Security Managers (DSMs) received login information via DRC eDIRECT link: https://wa.drcedirect.com/ Click on Log On in upper right corner Downloading Test Engine 9

10 Under Test Setup/General Information the downloads will be available. Windows, Mac and Linux installers NOTE: Mac installation requires a reboot of each computer once download is complete Local Caching Service (LCS) Step-by-Step instructions posted on OnlineTesting.aspx Downloading Test Engine continued 10

11 System Readiness Check 11 Runs as part of the installation Can be run afterwards or on demand for debugging purposes

12 Software Updates 12 The student test engine is capable of automatically updating itself with the latest version. There is an Automatic Update property that is set initially on the software installation, and can also be modified through the System Readiness Check application. 27

13 Software Updates continued 13 If Automatic Updates are enabled, the student interface software will check the version each time the application is started. If an update is necessary, it will download and install automatically. The updates do not require administrative rights. 28

14 Software Updates continued 14 If Automatic Updates are disabled, the student interface software will not check the version when the application is started. When a student tries to log into a test, they will be notified they are not on the latest version and will not be able to continue. The software will need to be updated manually by getting the latest version from WA eDIRECT and reinstalling. You can run the System Readiness Check application at any time to see if you have the latest version. 29

15 Local Caching Service (LCS) 15 A Local Caching Service runs on a server within your local network Increases reliability by caching student responses when Internet connection fails Reduces Internet traffic by caching test content Use of an LCS is highly recommended whenever possible Installed using an installation wizard The installer requires administrative rights on computers Updates are automatic 31

16 LCS Client Configuration 16 The student interface must be configured to use an LCS An LCS can be configured during the software installation, and can also be modified through the System Readiness Check application 35

17 LCS Student Responses 17 Student Responses are sent to LCS if Internet connection is dropped Responses will be automatically transmitted by LCS every 15 minutes Responses can be manually transmitted 36

18 Spring 2012 Assessment Coordinators Manual (ACM) Includes step-by-step instructions for online administrations Delivered in district by February 7 th Directions for Administration (DFA) Online directions are included in the Spring 2012 MSP DFA Provide information for test preparation and test administrator directions for testing day Must be reviewed prior to online test administration. Delivered in district in mid-March Online Guides and Manuals 18

19 Reading and Mathematics, grades 3 – 8, and Science, grades 5 and 8 20 minute interactive demonstration Customized for each grade and content area Required for all students testing online Familiarizes students with the testing engine Demonstrates login process, navigation, and tools Encourage parents, School Boards, PTAs, etc. to review Student Demos 19

20 Reading and Mathematics, grades 3 – 8, and Science, grades 5 and 8 Required for all students testing online Students practice with username/passwords (no test tickets needed) Students practice with different item types Students practice with tools Visual accommodations available Encourage families to participate Online Tools Training (OTTs) 20

21 Public OTT Application Publically available software for practicing the Online Tools Training Link to Public OTT: sting/OnlineTesting.aspx Should not be installed in schools Not supported by WA Online Customer Service 38 21

22 eDIRECT – 3 Tier Release January 20 th Release o District assessment coordinators received username and passwords from DRC. o Access to Test Engine download and Demos April 11 th Release DACs have access to User Administration to create school username and passwords Access to student demographic data to verify information April 18 th Release Test Tickets available for printing Mark Your Calendars 22

23 Training Webinars District and School Coordinator Training o TBD eDIRECT for DAC/SAC o TBD Proctor Training o TBD Spring 2012 online test window – April 25 to June 1 Mark Your Calendars continued 23

24 Contact Information For all support issues OSPI Assessment Hotline Mailbox 24

25 Questions This presentation along with a FAQ document will be available: Washington Testing website, under the Online Testing Webinars default.aspx WA eDIRECT site, under Documents https://wa.drcedirect.com 25


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