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1 Dr. John D. Barge, State School Superintendent End of Course Tests Local Scanning Webinar Spring 2011 March 9, 2011 While you are waiting, please do the following: Configure your microphone and speakers by going to: Tools-audio-audio setup wizard Enter/edit your profile information by going to: Tools-Preferences-My profile... Complete the information on the identity tab, click OK To view the profile of another user, hover your mouse over his or her name in the participants window Our session will start momentarily

2 AGENDA Purpose of Training Local Scanning Process Overview – Enrollment Reminder – Minimum Hardware Requirements/Supported Operating Systems – Test Deck Process/Approval to Proceed – High Level Process Overview – Local Scanning Process (How To) – Tab Controls Procedural Guidelines/Certification of Adherence Local Scanning Testing Administration Frequently Asked Questions Contacts

3 Purpose of Training Review the complete cycle of the local scanning process, including: – Hardware requirements & supported operating systems – Testing the software (test deck process) – A high level overview of the local scanning process – How to scan live Class ID sheets and Answer Documents

4 Enrollment Reminder Only districts that enrolled for local scanning during the spring enrollment window are approved for local scanning. If you are unsure whether you are enrolled for the Spring 2011 local scanning testing administration, please contact Robin Jindrich-Cecil at x

5 Minimum Hardware Requirements Make sure your scanner, personal computer, and Internet connectivity meet minimum requirements. Minimum Windows PC Hardware Requirements – Pentium processor MHz, – System memory of 384 MB (512 MB recommended) – Hard drive space: 650 MB of free space, minimum (1GB recommended). The required space may increase depending on the application's data storage requirements. – Video Adapter with 24-bit color (recommended), 65K colors minimum – Monitor at 1024 x 768 resolution – A CD-ROM drive for installation – An Internet connection that will allow the transfer of data to and from Pearsons secure FTP site – A web browser for accessing web-based support information – RS-232 Serial port required for OpScan scanners. RS-232 or USB 2.0 required for iNSIGHT scanners. – All users of iNSIGHT scanners should obtain the new drivers from the below website (scroll to the iNSIGHT series group at:

6 Supported Operating Systems Windows XP and XP Professional SP2 Windows 7 32 bit – Windows 7 32 bit is the successor to Vista Business Edition. – Windows 2000 Professional SP4 is no longer supported. All windows hot fixes for the service pack must also be installed. Please consult with your technology coordinator.

7 Test Deck Process/Approval to Proceed Within the first week of April, Pearson will send notification to the System Testing Coordinators of when to expect the test deck package. The test deck package will include instructions for completing prerequisite tasks that must be completed prior to the scanning and uploading of the test deck (Class ID Sheets and Answer Documents). – Important note: districts should not do any gridding of their own on the test deck (Class ID sheets and/or test Answer Documents). Specific start and finish dates for each task will be included in the notification to System Testing Coordinators, and re-stated in the test deck package.

8 Test Deck Process/Approval to Proceed Failure to complete all tasks by the deadlines provided will result in districts not being able to participate in local scanning for the Spring 2011 administration. Once Pearson validates the successful transmission of the test decks, notification will be sent to the System Testing Coordinator with approval to scan live answer documents. Do not scan live student Answer Documents prior to Pearsons authorization.

9 Reminder: Pearson must provide approval to proceed before live scanning can begin 1.Class ID Sheets/Answer Documents will be sent per your PearsonAccess order. – Unused Class ID Sheets/Answer Documents from previous administrations must be destroyed and cannot be used. 2.Class ID Sheets/Answer Documents must be prepared for scanning per the directions in the Examiners Manual. 3.Test Booklets must be returned per the directions in the Examiners Manual. High Level Process Overview – Scanning Live Documents

10 High Level Process Overview

11 4.Review accuracy and completion of the batch you are about to scan. Batch = One Class ID Sheet/Answer Documents. 5.Have a second certified employee review the batch. 6.Scan one Class ID sheet with associated Answer Documents. 7.Print Preliminary Reports. 8.Review accuracy of the Preliminary Report prior to uploading the scan file to Pearson. Have a second certified employee review prior to upload. 9.Upload scan file to Pearson. High Level Process Overview

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13 Golden Rule # 1: If a batch has already been uploaded (sent to Pearson), it cannot be sent again or modified. Golden Rule # 2: If an Answer Document has already been uploaded (sent to Pearson), it cannot be sent again in another batch/or modified. Local Scanning Process: The Golden Rules

14 Local Scanning Process Prior to Scanning: Review batch for accuracy. Have a second certified employee review the batch. – Confirm all required fields are complete on the Class ID Sheet and the accuracy of each field. – Confirm the Answer Documents behind the Class ID sheet contain all of the students that should be reported under that Class ID sheet.

15 Local Scanning Process – Scanning Process Batch Number= Teacher Name, School Name, System Name, Subject from the Class ID Sheet. – Class ID Sheet Scenarios (4) 1.If an operator scans in a new batch (batch does not exist on the scanner); no error messages will occur. 2.If an operator scans a batch thats already been scanned, but has not been sent to Pearson, they will be prompted to do one of the following: Create: a new batch ID is created for the documents being actively scanned. Replace: replaces the previously scanned batch with the newly scanned batch. Append: adds new records to the original scanned batch.

16 Local Scanning Process – Class ID Sheet Scenarios If an operator attempts to scan or upload a batch already sent to Pearson, the below error messages will occur. 3.Scanning a batch already sent to Pearson – 4. Uploading a batch already sent to Pearson

17 Local Scanning Process – Answer Document Scenarios (3) 1.If an Answer Document has not been scanned or sent to Pearson, no error messages will occur. 2.If an Answer Document has been scanned in a previous batch, it cannot be scanned into another batch. It can only exist in one batch. – Options: – 1. Resume Scanning will act as if the duplicate AD doesnt exist and will not scan it again. – 2. If the AD belongs in this batch, you may remove it from Batch (for example) as long as that batch has not been sent to Pearson. Re-scan Batch without the duplicate AD & select Replace.

18 Local Scanning Process – Options: – 1. Resume Scanning will act as if the duplicate AD doesnt exist and will not scan it again. – Answer Document Scenarios 3.If an Answer Document has been uploaded and sent to Pearson, no changes can be made. The Answer Document cannot be scanned again.

19 – Boeckmann, Sue – XXX_LINN COUNTY SCHOOLS – XXXX_KENNEDY HIGH SCHOOL Tab Controls – Scanning Tab Shows the current batch being scanned and indicates the progress of Expected Sheets vs. Answer Sheets being scanned

20 Tab Controls – Boeckmann, Sue – XXX_LINN COUNTY SCHOOLS – XXXX_KENNEDY HIGH SCHOOL – Scanning Tab

21 Tab Controls – Reporting Tab Batch data view indicating status of batch (New, Sent, Failed) View can be sorted on any column into ascending or descending order by clicking the desired column heading View Filters provides additional viewing options. Score and Print: select the output of the Preliminary Report. Review before you upload. FTP Upload/Upload Batch- to send the batch to Pearson Maintenance allows you to delete a batch or batches. Note: deleting a batch in Sent status will only delete the batch from the data view. You will not be able to scan or upload Answer Documents already sent.

22 Procedural Guidelines Responsible Parties: System Test Coordinators or School Test Coordinators are responsible for the scanning and/or supervision of scanning End-of-Course Tests (EOCT) answer documents. – Scanning should take place with a minimum of two certified employees present. Paraprofessionals or clerical staff should not be given the responsibility of scanning documents. Training: Ultimate responsibility lies with System Test Coordinators to ensure certified employees are trained on the local scanning process. Any employee participating in the local scanning process must receive appropriate training and demonstrate an understanding of the entire process before being permitted to scan documents. Training should take place in advance of the actual scanning of documents.

23 Security: At no time should students be allowed to scan and/or assist with the scanning of documents nor should they be allowed in the area where documents are being scanned or stored. Teachers of EOCT courses should not be allowed to scan documents. Scanning should take place with a minimum of two certified employees present. Answer documents for Braille students should not be scanned locally. Please return those documents to Pearson for processing. Verify that all bubbled information is accurate and complete. Ensure the correct form number is gridded prior to the start of scanning. Scanning should be completed immediately at the end of the systems testing window. Irregularities and Invalidations will be coded on answer documents in the same manner as documents that are sent to Pearson for scoring. Procedural Guidelines

24 Scanning Environment: There should be one central location where scanning will take place; individual schools should not be allowed to scan documents [EXCEPTION: districts with only one school participating.] If systems with only one school participating in local scanning choose to have all scanning take place at that school, the School Test Coordinator should be designated to scan documents and supervise scanning at the school level. Procedural Guidelines

25 After Scanning: Immediately after scanning, the System Test Coordinator must submit the file to Pearson for reporting. Submit the file only ONCE. The System Test Coordinator is responsible for the secure delivery of results to schools. A centrally located secure (and dry) area must be available for storage of scanned answer documents after completion of scanning. These documents remain secured test materials even after scanning is completed. DO NOT SEND SCANNED ANSWER DOCUMENTS BACK TO PEARSON. In the event that scanned documents are inadvertently returned to Pearson, systems run the risk of documents being re-scanned by Pearson which will create problems with the scoring process and will delay system and state reports. Test Booklets must be returned to Pearson. Please ensure there are no Answer Documents in the books before returning them. Procedural Guidelines

26 All System Test Coordinators and certified personnel responsible for scanning End-of-course Tests (EOCT) must sign a Certification of Adherence to Local Scanning Procedures form. Please remember that this form: – can be found on the EOCT Resources portlet; and – must be kept on file in the System Test Coordinators office. CERTIFICATION OF ADHERENCE TO LOCAL SCANNING PROCEDURES

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28 Important Dates Spring 2011 Testing Administration – April 25, 2011 – June 3, 2011 Summer 2011 Testing Administration – June 20, 2011 – July 22, 2011 Summer 2011 Local Scanning Enrollment Window – March 21, 2011-April 1, 2011

29 Frequently Asked Questions 1.When scanning a batch, I receive a message prompting me to Create, Replace, or Append. If you are scanning a batch thats already been scanned, but has not been sent to Pearson, you will be prompted to do one of the following: Create: a new batch ID will be created for the documents being actively scanned. Replace: the previously scanned batch will be replaced with the newly scanned batch. Append: new records will be added to the original scanned batch. 2.When scanning a batch, I received an error message stating the batch has already been sent to Pearson and cannot be changed by scanning new or re-scanning previous answer sheets. Once a batch (Class ID Sheet with Answer Documents) has been sent to Pearson, you are unable to scan the batch again. A transmitted batch cannot be changed.

30 Frequently Asked Questions 3.When uploading a batch, I received an error message stating the selected batch has already been sent to Pearson and cannot be sent again. Once a batch (Class ID Sheet with Answer Documents) has been uploaded to Pearson, the batch has already been sent, and cannot be uploaded again.

31 Frequently Asked Questions 4.I received an error message indicating the scanner has stopped, and a specific examination cannot be added to a different batch. This message occurs if an Answer Document has already been scanned in a previous batch. An Answer Document can only exist in one batch. Two options exist when this message occurs: a) The Resume Scanning button will act as if the duplicate Answer Document does not exist and will not scan it again. b) The Stop Scanning button can be used if you want to remove the Answer Document thats already been scanned in another batch, allowing you to scan it in this batch. You can only do this if the batch it was originally scanned in has not been sent to Pearson. Select Stop Scanning and remove the batch you are currently attempting to scan. Set it aside. Locate the batch that was scanned that had this Answer Document in it. Rescan that batch (without the Answer Document) and select Replace when prompted. Rescan the batch that was set aside. Since youve removed the Answer Document from the other batch, you will be allowed to scan it in the current batch.

32 Frequently Asked Questions 5.I received the below error message indicating the scanner has stopped, and a specific examination cannot be rescanned because its already been sent to Pearson. This error message indicates that a Answer Document that you are trying to scan has already been scanned and sent to Pearson in another batch. No changes can be made. Select the Resume Scanning button and the scanner will act as if the duplicate Answer Document does not exist, and will allow you to continue the scanning of the current batch.

33 Frequently Asked Questions 6.Can I scan multiple Class ID sheets within the same batch? No. One Class ID sheet and the corresponding answer documents below it equal one batch. 7.I am getting Software Installation (JIT) Errors when I try to install the scanning software. These errors arise from the failure of the client operator to have sufficient computer authority to install software. Make sure the operator has sufficient access rights to perform the installation. Your systems technical support contact should be able to help with this error. 8.I am getting FTP Communications Errors. These errors are usually caused by system configuration issues. Contact your systems technical support. The most common causes of FTP communication issues are: Failure to open an FTP path through the local firewall Use of Proxy servers requiring a reconfiguration of Windows Internet Explorer.

34 9.My scanner is not reading the barcodes. Barcode reader errors can have several different causes. If you are having issues with barcodes, take the following steps: Make sure the barcode reader is correctly positioned to read the bar code on the answer document. The correct setting for your barcode reader is 6.8. You may need to alter this standard setting very slightly once youve confirmed the barcode reader is correctly positioned to read the bar code. Many scanners have a hardware diagnostic for determining the state of the bar code device. See your scanner documentation for information on the availability of this tool. 10.I am getting an Invalid Form ID error. Form ID errors result from the scanner not recognizing the document that is being scanned. If you received this error, check for the following: Incorrect placement of documents in the hopper. Make sure documents are placed face up with the bottom of the document feeding in first. Invalid documents. Only the documents sent with your Spring 2011 materials should be used. The scanner is not configured to read the EOCT answer documents. Frequently Asked Questions

35 Contacts Georgia Department of Education Melissa FauxTony Eitel Pearson Sue BoeckmannRobin Jindrich-Cecil x x

36 Pearson Customer Call Center – Questions?


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