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Teleconference Information. To ensure you hear today ’ s presentation, please dial into the teleconference by using the following telephone number and conference code: Telephone Number: 1-877-554-0877 Code: 2103395083. WebEx Tips. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Florida Interim Assessment Item Bank and Test Platform (FL IBTP) Item TryoutSpring 2014

    Training ObjectivesThis workshop will address how to do the following:Navigate to an assessment.Administer an assessment online.Demonstrate the student experience of taking an online assessment using Secure Tester.Locate support resources.

    Project OverviewFlorida was selected as a winner of the federal Race to the Top competition.Assessment items developed as part of this project will be stored in the Florida Interim Assessment Item Bank and Test Platform.The Florida Department of Education contracted with Pearson to develop the item bank and test platform.More than 800 Florida educators have contributed to its development as item writers and item reviewers.

    Purpose of the Item TryoutTo obtain informative psychometric data on the items developed for the FL IBTP.

    To test the system functionality.Sign in to the FL IBTP.Understand required hardware and software requirements.Install the Secure Tester desktop application.Plan for and administer online assessments to students in your district.Provide feedback to FDOE.

    Preparing for Online Assessments

    Each district will receive participant usernames and passwords as well as an Item Tryout Toolkit document.Sign in to the FL IBTP site using the information in the Toolkit document.Follow preparation instructions to complete the Tech Check to validate that your hardware meets the minimum requirements for online testing.Download Secure Tester.

    Support InformationIf at any point you need assistance walking through the Item Tryout steps:Call the Help Desk number at 1-(866)-697-6435 or 866-MYSNHELP.E-mail the Help Desk at schoolnetsupport@pearson.com.

    Hours of operation are Mon-Fri: 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM EST.

    All Help Desk agents are trained and aware of how to assist Item Tryout customers.

    Sign Inhttps://prodsnibtp.fldoe.org*

    DEMONSTRATION OF THE PROCESS

    TECHNICAL COORDINATOR TASKS

    Technical Coordinator TasksConfirm that all computers meet hardware and software requirements.Download Secure Tester.Whitelist https://prodsnibtp.fldoe.org in any URL blocking software or web proxies (i.e. iBoss, K9, Check Point, etc.)Update any firewalls to allow traffic over HTTPS, port 443 (SSL) to and from the production server host (prodsnibtp.fldoe.org)It is best practice to minimize network-intensive activities taking place on other computers during test times (such as streaming videos).

    Preparing the Computer Lab for Online Assessments using A/VWhen taking world language tests, students may be required to record their responses in the FL IBTP using a microphone. Prior to test day, set the default microphone on the test computers.

    See the job aid Tech Coordinators - Preparing the Computer Lab for Online Assessments using A/V for instructions.

    SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR ROLE

    Ways to Aid the ProcessConfirm that at least one person at the school is assigned the task of serving as the technical coordinator to make sure all student computers are ready.Make sure all teachers have signed in prior to test day to confirm that they see the assessment and have printed out usernames and passwords.Communicate to teachers when each subject and grade level will administer assessments and coordinate computer lab schedules, as needed.Minimize network-intensive activities taking place on other computers during test times (such as streaming videos).

    ASSESSMENT ADMINISTRATION PREPARATION SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR*

    Preparing for the AssessmentSchool administrators can help facilitate a smooth testing experience by:Monitoring data collectionPrinting usernames and passwords

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    Where are the assessments? Prior to administering the assessment, administrators will need to search for the test to access student usernames and other test details.*

    Print Instructions, Student Usernames and Passwords Increase the font size in Excel.

    Monitor an Online Assessment

    Proctor Dashboard: Monitor an Online AssessmentGraphic representation of the class completion progressLinks to username information

    STUDENT ASSESSMENT EXPERIENCE SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR*

    Student Online Assessment ProcessStudents will do the following:Sign in.Enter the online passcode.Answer questions.Check their answers.Submit the assessment for scoring.

    Note: High school students will use handheld calculators for the Item Tryout.*

    Student Online Assessment ExperienceClick this flag to tag questions you want to review before submitting.

    Student Online Assessment ExperienceScroll down if needed.

    Student Online Assessment ExperienceClick this button to move to the next question.

    Student Online Assessment ExperienceClick Hide for the responses you can eliminate.

    *Equation Editor - OverviewUse the equation editor to enter special characters and symbols when answering math and science questions.

    Include symbols, matrices, Greek letters and numbers, trig and calculus functions, and arrows when answering open response questions.

    *The Equation EditorSourcewindowPreviewwindowClick the Sigma icon ( ) in the toolbar on open response items to access the Equation Editor.

    *Using the Equation EditorClick any symbol to insert it into the Source window (on the left). A preview of the selection displays on the right. This preview represents how the answer will look on the test.To remove a symbol or part of an equation, simply highlight the text in the Source window and press Delete on the keyboard or place the cursor to the right of the text and use the backspace key.

    *Accessing Reference SheetsClick the reference sheet button to open the reference sheet needed to answer the test question. For example, a mathematics reference sheet may include math formulas and units of measure, while a Spanish reference sheet may include images associated with audio passages.

    *Recording Audio ResponsesWhen taking world language tests, students may be required to record their responses in the FL IBTP using a microphone.

    Automatic SaveThe testing platform automatically saves answers for every 100 characters a student types in an open response field.

    Also, the testing platform automatically saves answers each time a student clicks any of the following:Im ready for the next question Pause View Test SummaryThe Back arrow*

    Submitting the TestAfter the student answers the last test question, he clicks Test Summary. On the Test Summary page, the student clicks any flagged or unanswered questions to review them and make changes. When satisfied with all the answers, the student clicks Submit Test.

    If the student needs to exit the test for any reason, he clicks the Pause button at the bottom of the screen. A pop-up box will then prompt the student to click either Exit Test or Return to Test.

    SCORING STUDENT ASSESSMENTS SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR*

    Proctor Dashboard: Scoring

    Scoring

    Scoring

    TEACHER ROLE

    ASSESSMENT ADMINISTRATION PREPARATION - TEACHER*

    Preparing for the AssessmentMake sure students have already been introduced to the features of the online assessment.

    On test day, teachers will do the following:Write the online passcode on the board.Distribute student usernames and passwords.*

    Where are the assessments? Teacher home pages display the link to a test assigned to their students.Teachers will see the phrase Spring 2014 in the title.

    04/01/14, Math Algebra 1 Spring 2014 Form A 1

    Where are the assessments? Prior to administering the assessment, access student usernames and other test details from the Assessment Admin Test Dashboard.*

    Proctor Dashboard: Monitor an Online AssessmentGraphic representation of the class completion progressLinks to username information

    Print Instructions, Student Usernames and Passwords

    STUDENT ASSESSMENT EXPERIENCE - TEACHER*

    Student Online Assessment ProcessStudents will do the following:Sign in.Enter the online passcode.Answer questions.Check their answers.Submit the assessment for scoring.*

    Student Online Assessment ExperienceClick this flag to tag questions you want to review before submitting.

    Student Online Assessment ExperienceScroll down if needed.

    Student Online Assessment ExperienceClick this button to move to the next question.

    Student Online Assessment ExperienceClick Hide for the responses you can eliminate.

    *Equation Editor - OverviewUse the equation editor to enter special characters and symbols when answering math and science questions.

    Include symbols, matrices, Greek letters and numbers, trig and calculus functions, and arrows when answering open response questions.

    *The Equation EditorSourcewindowPreviewwindowClick the Sigma icon ( ) in the toolbar on open response items to access the Equation Editor.

    *Using the Equation EditorClick any symbol to insert it into the Source window (on the left). A preview of the selection displays on the right. This preview represents how the answer will look on the test.To remove a symbol or part of an equation, simply highlight the text in the Source window and press Delete on the keyboard or place the cursor to the right of the text and use the backspace key.

    *Accessing Reference SheetsClick the reference sheet button to open the reference sheet needed to answer the test question. For example, a mathematics reference sheet may include math formulas and units of measure, while a Spanish reference sheet may include images associated with audio passages.

    *Recording Audio ResponsesWhen taking world language tests, students may be required to record their responses in the FL IBTP using a microphone.

    Automatic SaveThe testing platform automatically saves answers for every 100 characters a student types in an open response field.

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