Online 2013 NeSA-Reading,Mathematics, and Science Test Administration Training February 26-27, 2013
Agenda • Introductions: Your NeSA Project Team • General Guidelines • Testing Procedures • Reporting • Questions & Answers
Your Online NeSA Project Team • Data Recognition Corporation (DRC) • Patricia Johnson, Program Director • John Born, Senior Project Manager • Valerie Cook, Project Manager • Anne Lawton, Customer Service Representative • Computerized Assessments & Learning (CAL) • Stacey Reasoner, Project Manager
Finding the Answers to Your Questions • NeSA Customer Service • Call Toll Free - (866) 342-6280 • email • firstname.lastname@example.org • 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. CST • 7:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. CST (March 18 – May 8, 2013)
NeSA-Reading Program to Date • Standalone Field Test in 2009. • Operational testing of all students in grades 3-8 and 11 since 2010; Performance Level cut scores set. • Additional field testing embedded in operational tests.
NeSA-Mathematics Program to Date • Standalone Field Test in 2010. • Operational testing of all students in grades 3-8 and 11 since 2011; Performance Level cut scores set. • Additional field testing embedded in operational tests.
NeSA-Science Program to Date • Standalone Field Test in 2011. • Operational testing of all students in grades 5, 8, and 11 since 2012; Performance Level cut scores set. • Additional field testing embedded in operational tests.
2013 NeSA Training • DRC’s eDIRECT & Enrollment System WebEx Training • October 2-5, 2012 • https://ne.drcedirect.com • Recording available on NDE website • Technology Coordinator WebEx Training • November 6-8, 2012 • Recording available on NDE website
2013 NeSA Training • Test Administrator WebEx Training • Online – February 26-27, 2013 • Paper/Pencil – February 26-27, 2013 • Alternate Assessment – February 28, 2013 • 2013 NeSA-RMS Reporting WebEx Training • July 1-3, 2013
2013 NeSA Testing Window March 25 – May 3, 2013 The window is the same for online and paper/pencil administrations, including the NeSA-Alternate Assessments.
2013 NeSA Key Dates Test Administration Training February 26-28 Online Management Tools/Test Session Tickets Available March 4 Test Materials Delivered to Districts March 4 One Week Prior to Test Window Districts Train School Personnel & Distribute Materials NeSA-Reading, Mathematics, and Science Window March 25 – May 3 Last Day for UPS to Pick Up Test Materials from Districts May 8 NeSA WebEx on Reporting July 1-3
Online Testing – All Students • All students will be tested online – except those who • Have an IEP or 504 Plan that requires paper/pencil testing; • Are English Language Learner (ELL) students with an accommodation that allows paper/pencil testing (not necessarily a Spanish translation of the test – as Spanish is also available online); • Are contracted to an agency that does not allow internet access; • Are administered the NeSA-Alternate Assessment for Reading, Mathematics, or Science.
Scheduling the Test • NeSA-Reading, Mathematics, and Science • Two sessions for each subject • Untimed • Do not generally exceed 90 minutes • Flexibility during the 6-week window • Make-ups are required • Recommend scheduling early in the window • Recommend avoiding Mondays and Fridays
Accommodated Materials • Online versions of the NeSA-Reading, Mathematics, and Science tests are available in Spanish. • Braille and large print versions of the test booklets are available for NeSA-Reading, Mathematics, and Science. • Spanish translations of NeSA-Reading, Mathematics, and Science paper/pencil test booklets are available.
Accommodations • Accommodations for students with IEP or 504 Plans and English Language Learners must be reported in Management Tools > Student Editor • See NDE website for the Approved Accommodations Document. • http://www.education.ne.gov/Assessment/NeSA_Accommodations.htm
Procedures for Districts withSome Paper/Pencil Testers • All students contained in the NSSRS file will be loaded into the NeSA online testing system and listed in Student Editor. • Do NOT edit/change online records for students taking a paper/pencil test – complete applicable fields on the answer sheet. • Do NOT distribute Test Session Tickets to students taking the paper/pencil test – if printed, destroy them securely.
Prepare Students for Testing • Inform students of the scheduled test sessions in advance. • Explain to the students why they are being given the test and how the results will be used. • Students should realize that doing their best is important.
Prepare Testing Location • Plan ahead – check schedules. • Organize test materials. • Provide a testing location with good lighting and comfortable seating and as free of outside disturbances as possible. • Remove visual aids/clues. • Post a TESTING IN PROGRESS sign.
Test Security • Tests are not to be viewed by anyone prior to testing. • No screenshots or video recordings may be made of the NeSA-Reading, Mathematics, and Science online tests. • No coaching or feedback with regard to content. • Student talking or sharing of responses should be prohibited. • Move around the testing site and ensure that students are following instructions.
Test Security • Restrict electronic devices (e.g., cell phones, iPODS, Palm Pilots, PDAs, wristwatches with electronic displays, calculators, MP3 players, etc.) • Recommend one assistant/proctor per 12 students, in addition to Test Administrator. • Students must not be left alone with test. • Students cannot take test materials out of the testing site. • See test administration manual for comprehensive test security information.
Live Demonstration ofOnline Testing Software • CAL Version 6.7.1
Supported Operating Systems • Windows 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7 • Mac OS X 10.4 – 10.8 • Please see Software Downloads for additional information regarding System Requirements. • https://nesa.caltesting.org/system/cal_req.htm
Online Tutorials and Practice Tests • Student Tutorials and Practice Tests are currently available. • Make sure students have practiced using software and tools. • Use the NeSA shortcuts on the computer desktop to access the Practice Tests and Tutorials Practice Tests Tutorials
Practice Tests • Sample Reading Item
Online Testing > Management Tools • Accessed through eDIRECT • https://ne.drcedirect.com • Available on March 4 • NeSA-RMS Spring 2013 Online Testing – Management Tools permission required
Online Testing > Management Tools > Data Tools > Add a Student • Add a Student • Students can be added any time after Management Tools opens and before the Testing Window ends(March 4 – May 3). • If students are added after Test Session Tickets have been printed, tickets for individual students can be printed. • Make every effort to match new student data exactly to the data on file in NSSRS.
Online Testing > Management Tools > Data Tools > Student Editor • Student Editor • View pre-registered student data via Student Editor • Start by searching for student records. • Searches can be narrowed based on specific criteria and filters. • Select how many student records to display per page. • Edits made to student information during the NeSA-Writing window have not been retained.
Online Testing > Management Tools > Data Tools > Student Editor • Student Editor tabs • Identification – ID # & Name • Location – School & Grade • Demographics • Not Tested • Alternate or Spanish Assessment • Accommodations – IEP/504 & Visual • Linguistic Support – ELL
Online Testing > Management Tools > Data Tools > Student Editor • Edits made to student Identification, Location and/or Demographic information will be reflected across all content areas. • Edits made to Not Tested, Alternate Assessment, Spanish, Accommodations and/or Linguistic Support must be made for each content area to which they apply. • Any edits made to student data will NOTbe updated in NSSRS. Please make changes in NSSRS through template submissions.
Student Editor > Identification • Student ID and Name fields are taken directly from NSSRS. NDE will review all mismatches.
Student Editor > Location • District-level users can change a student’s school within the district. • School and grade are taken directly from NSSRS. NDE will review all mismatches.
Student Editor > Demographics • Demographic fields are taken directly from NSSRS. NDE will review all mismatches.
Student Editor > Not Tested • A Not Tested code MUST be selected by the end of the testing window for any student in the system that does not take a NeSA-Reading, Mathematics, and/or Science test.
Student Editor > Alternate or Spanish Assessment • Students indicated in NSSRS as Alternate Assessment will be pre-flagged in Student Editor for each subject. • Test Session Tickets do not print for students flagged as Alternate Assessment. • Alternate Assessment flag may be changed in Student Editor.
Student Editor > Alternate or Spanish Assessment • Flag students who require a Spanish translation for Reading, Mathematics, and/or Science before printing tickets to get correct Test Session Tickets.
Student Editor > Accommodations – IEP/504 & Visual • Flag Visual Accommodations for students before printing Test Session Tickets. • Visual Accommodations tools are a form of Content Presentation accommodation. • Indicate other accommodations by the end of the testing window for any student in the system that takes a test with accommodations.
Student Editor > Linguistic Support - ELL • LEP/ELL Eligible should be checked on the Demographic tab for any students who receive Linguistic Support. • Indicate Linguistic Support for any student in the system that takes a test with accommodations.
Online Testing > Management Tools > Manage Testing • Manage Testing • Print Tickets • Monitor Status • View Testing Status of Students • Reactivate Tickets (same day) • Student Status Spreadsheet • View Results • Preliminary Individual Test Results andGroup Summary • Audit Spreadsheet – with new features for 2013 • Separate worksheet for each subject • Only grades tested will be listed for each subject
Online Testing > Management Tools > Manage Testing • Select Test Administration – 2013 NeSA-RMS
Manage Testing > Print Tickets • Print Tickets • Available Monday, March 4. • Print tickets for both Test Sessions. • Print tickets for all three subjects. • Tickets are secure test materials. • Tickets will print for students who are taking the paper/pencil version of a test, and for students marked with a Not Tested code – securely destroy these tickets after printing. • No tickets will print for Alternate Assessment students. • Recommend printing tickets one week priorto initial test session.