Washington Online Testing Information and Technical Support February 5, 2010 Link to Webinar Recording with Audio 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. • All questions will be answered throughout the presentation. • This presentation will be available on the Washington Online Testing website, www.WAtesting.com/online, under the Documentation link. Introductions • Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) • Data Recognition Corporation (DRC) • Computerized Assessments and Learning (CAL) Agenda • Online Testing Overview • Roles and Responsibilities – District/School Assessment Coordinators • Roles and Responsibilities – Test Administrators/Proctors • Online Guides and Manuals • System Overview • Student Demos • Student Tutorials • Management Tools • Student Test Session Tickets • Available Tools • Test Security • Key Dates • Questions? Online Testing Overview • Spring 2010 MSP Online Administration – May 3rd – June 4th: Testing Window – Reading and Mathematics at grades 6, 7, and 8 – Your school was chosen for one or more grade/content areas (check with your District Assessment Coordinator) – Test designs are similar to paper/pencil tests. – Testing times are similar to paper/pencil tests. – Student Demos are currently available for reading and mathematics. – Student Tutorials are currently available for reading. Roles and Responsibilities – District/School Assessment Coordinators • Determine technology infrastructure available – Computers available for testing – Network, connectivity, bandwidth specs available • Set up computer labs for testing • Manage all usernames and passwords within the Management Tools • Verify and edit student data • Print Test Session Tickets • Monitor all testing; ensure test security Roles and Responsibilities – Test Administrators/Proctors • Administer Student Demos and Tutorials prior to testing • Ensure students have correct Test Session Tickets for each test • Plan for seating arrangement in labs • Monitor all students during testing • Identify any testing irregularities and report to School Assessment Coordinator Online Guides and Manuals • Spring 2010 Online User Guide – Addendum to Assessment Coordinator’s Manual (ACM) – Step-by-step instructions for online administrations (before, during and after testing) – Delivered with Grades 3 – 5 and 6 – 8 manuals on April 7th – Posted on www.WAtesting.com/online TBD • Directions for Administration (DFA) – Online directions to be included in the Spring 2010 DFA – Provides information for test preparation and test administrator directions for testing day – Must be reviewed prior to online test administration. Include this information in school Proctor Training. – Delivered April 7th – Posted on www.WAtesting.com/online TBD System Overview • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Web-based solutions Installation-based solutions Student Demos • Student Demos – Student Demos - Grades 6 - 8 are currently available for Reading and Mathematics. • 15 minute interactive demonstration • Familiarize students with CAL’s testing interface • Demonstrate login process, navigation, and tools Student Tutorials • Student Tutorials – Reading Tutorial – Grades 6 – 8 are currently available • Students practice with usernames/passwords • Students practice with short responses with the keyboard • Students practice with tools – Mathematics Tutorial/Updated CAL testing software – Available March 29th • Demo of Reading Tutorial Management Tools • Management Tools – District Assessment Coordinators have access to all district and school data. – School Assessment Coordinators have access to all school data. – Add new students for online testing – Edit limited student demographic information – Print Test Session Tickets – Management Tools available April 12th – Detailed training scheduled for April (TBD) Student Test Session Tickets • Student Test Session Tickets – Test Session Tickets have all login information for students – Each ticket is used for one subject only. • Students taking Reading and Mathematics online will need two tickets: 1 for Reading and 1 for Mathematics – Sample Test Session Ticket Student Test Session Tickets cont • Student Test Session Tickets continued – Test Session Tickets include Form Identification (Form ID) – Tickets available to print April 26th – Test Session Tickets are secure materials and must be distributed and collected as such. Available Tools • Reading – All tools needed are provided online. No additional tools are needed. • Mathematics • Yellow Scratch Paper – must be collected after testing • Glossary of Non-Mathematical Terms – provided online and hard copy may be provided (not required) • Formula Sheet - provided online and hard copy may be provided (not required) • Rulers, protractors, and manipulatives may be provided by the school • Calculators (Grade 7 and 8 only) – provided online. Students may choose to use their own calculators approved by the school Test Security • Testing Labs – Configure labs to reduce possibility of cheating • Manila folders around monitors • Test Session Tickets – Form ID – Seat students based on Form ID, A1, A2, A3, etc • All Test Session Tickets, Math formula sheets, Glossary of Non-Mathematical Terms, and yellow scratch paper are secure materials and must be collected after testing is completed. • Pause Function – used for brief emergencies (restroom break) • Inactivity for longer than 15 minutes during testing will cause the system to log off the test. Key Dates • March 29th: Math Tutorials and updated version of the CAL testing software will be released on www.WAtesting.com/online • April 12th: Management Tools released – Usernames and passwords to be distributed by OSPI to District Test Coordinators – WA Online Users Manual and DFA available (date TBD) • April, TBD: Training sessions scheduled • May 3rd – June 4th: Spring 2010 Online Test window Contact Information Support Check www.WAtesting.com/online for updated information, Technical and General FAQs, etc. OSPI Assessment Hotline Mailbox firstname.lastname@example.org Questions • Please type in your question in the on-screen Questions Box. • We will answer your questions as received. • Washington Online Testing website – www.WAtesting.com/online – This presentation and a summary of the FAQ’s from this session will be posted in the Documentation link on the website.