Computer-Based Testing Update

Computer-Based Testing Update

Computer-Based Testing (CBT) Certification Tool Maria C. Bruguera, Director 1 Mara C. Ugando, Staff Specialist Kathleen Sierra, Supervisor Assessment, Research, and Data Analysis 2018-2019 CBT Assessments Florida Standards Assessments (FSA): AIR Platform FSA English Language Arts (ELA) Writing o

Grade 7 o Grade 8 o Grade 9 o Grade 10 o Retake FSA ELA Reading o

Grade 7 o Grade 8 o Grade 9 o Grade 10 o Retake 2018-2019 CBT Assessments

Florida Standards Assessments (FSA): AIR Platform FSA Mathematics o Grade 7 o Grade 8 FSA End-of-Course (EOC) o

Algebra 1 Retake o Algebra 1 o Geometry 2018-2019 CBT Assessments Next Generation Sunshine State Standards (NGSSS): Pearson TestNav Platform NGSSS End-of Course (EOC) o

Biology 1 o Civics o US History Spring 2019 Certification Requirements for Computer-Based Testing (CBT) ALL schools (K-8 centers, middle schools, senior high schools,

and alternative centers) administering CBT assessments in the spring must complete the following two procedures to ensure readiness: The first requirement is to complete the FLDOE webbased certification tool. The web-based certification tool window is: December 14, 2018 January 25, 2019 The second requirement is to conduct readiness trials for each CBT platform; as applicable: o School-wide AIR FSA Infrastructure Readiness Trial on any day within the February 11-15, 2019 window; and o School-wide PearsonAccess Next Infrastructure Readiness Trial on any day within the April 15- 2018-2019 AIRs FSA Minimum

Specificati ons Important Note: AIR released a new secure browser (v. 10.5) for the 201819 school year. All schools must have the new browser. Refer to Weekly Briefing # 23912. 2018-2019 Pearsons TestNav Minimum Specificatio ns Important Note: Pearson has also released an updated TestNav app for the administration of the NGSSS assessment programs. The

TestNav app is optional for schools to download Refer to Weekly Briefing #23230. FSA Secure Browser A secure browser must be downloaded and installed on all computers that will be used for student testing. The new FSA Secure Browser 10.5 is now available at https://fsassessments.org/technology-resour ces/secure-browsers.stml

All schools must have new browser installed by winter or spring testing. Software application is installed either on a file server or on each computer that will be used for testing. Response files are not saved locally. (No Proctor Caching software.) Note: If there is a disruption in connectivity during testing, the students will be prevented from continuing to test until the issue is resolved.

TestNav PearsonAccess Next Web-browser, no download on individual student workstations Proctor Caching software must be installed only in proctor caching computers. Software application is installed either on a file server or on each computer that will be used as a proctor caching computer.

Important Note: Pearson has released a new TestNav app for the 2018-19 school year. (Weekly Briefing #23230) Optional Installable Desktop App is available to at http://download.testnav.com/. *All schools must have new browser installed by winter or spring Spring 2019 Certification Process Certification Tool opens on: December 14, 2018 Certification Tool closes on: January 25, 2019 Note: This survey must be completed by ALL schools and centers administering the Spring

2019 FSA and NGSSS CBT assessments. Spring 2019 Certification M-DCPS FSA CBT Administration Schedules Process Date Assessment February 25 March 15 Spring 2019 FSA Retake ELA Grade 10 Retake (Writing & Reading components) Algebra 1 EOC Retake April 1-12

Spring 2019 FSA ELA Writing Component Grades 7-10 May 1-29 Spring 2019 FSA ELA and Mathematics ELA Reading: Grades 7-10 Math: Grades 7-8 Note: The tests may be administered in any order, by school. One subject test does not need to be completed before another begins, and subject tests may be administered concurrently. Secondary Early Release on March 14, April 11, and May 9; and No School on May 27. Spring 2019 Certification M-DCPS FSA &Process NGSSS CBT Administration Schedules

Date Assessment May 1-29 Spring 2019 FSA End-of-Course (EOC)s Algebra 1 (first-time testers) Geometry May 1-29 Spring 2019 NGSSS EOCs Biology 1 Civics US History Note: The tests may be administered in any order, by school. One subject test does not need to be completed before another begins, and subject tests may be administered

concurrently. Secondary Early Release May 9; and No School on May 27. Certification Tool Steps Access the tool at https://cbt.fldoe.org. Step 1: Log in and Change Your Password Step 2: Enter Contact Information Step 3: Complete the Survey I. Computer Specifications II. Student Scheduling Plan

III. Annual/Long-Term Checklist IV. Administration-Specific Checklist Note: Once you have entered all of the data, click Save and select the link to continue the survey at the top of the screen. Step 4: Review the Data with School Staff Step 6: Complete Survey Step 5: Confirm School Computer-Based Assessment Certification Team

Step 1: Log in and Change Your Password Important Note: The first time you log in, the username will be the M-DCPS two-digit district number (13) and your four-digit school number with no spaces (e.g.,13XXXX) for both the username and password. You will be prompted to change your password. Step 2: Enter Contact Information The first time you log in, you will be required to give contact information for the individual at your school who will be responsible for reviewing and approving school data in the tool. Be sure to click Save. Note: Once you have entered and saved the

contact information, click on the Main Menu to proceed. Step 3: Complete the Survey I. Computer Enter the number of computers that are Specifications available for high-stakes computer-based assessments, and meet minimum stated specifications. Please be sure to click on Save and select the link to continue the survey at the top of the screen.

Note: This section must be completed first Step 3: Complete the Survey Enter the number of II. Student Scheduling students to be tested the number of Plan and sessions the school *Be sure not to enter data when students are not in school like on Memorial Day.* plans to conduct each day of the assessment window. Please be sure to click on Save and

select the link to continue the survey at the top of the screen. Note: Only enter data for the dates that are approved Step 3: Complete the Survey III. Annual/Long-Term Checklist Please be sure to click on Save when you complete the checklist and select the link to continue the survey at the top Step 3: Complete the Survey IV. Administration-Specific Checklist Please be sure to click on Save when you complete the

checklist and select the link to continue the survey at the top of the screen. Step 4: Review the Data with Your school Use the Print Survey function from the Main Menu to print all data that has been entered in the tool for your school to Step 5: School ComputerBased Assessment Certification Team Identify the principal and a school-level team of contacts for computerbased testing. One person is also to be identified as the primary point of contact for the school. Step 6: Complete survey Go to the Survey section and select VI. Submit to District. Very Important Note: Click Survey Completed on this page. This will record the date and notify your district that the

Contact Information: Student Assessment and Educational Testing 305-995-7520

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