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2013 NeSA-Reading, Mathematics, and Science Test Administration Training February 26-27, 2013 PowerPoint Presentation
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2013 NeSA-Reading, Mathematics, and Science Test Administration Training February 26-27, 2013

2013 NeSA-Reading, Mathematics, and Science Test Administration Training February 26-27, 2013

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2013 NeSA-Reading, Mathematics, and Science Test Administration Training February 26-27, 2013

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  1. Online 2013 NeSA-Reading,Mathematics, and Science Test Administration Training February 26-27, 2013

  2. Agenda • Introductions: Your NeSA Project Team • General Guidelines • Testing Procedures • Reporting • Questions & Answers

  3. 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

  4. Finding the Answers to Your Questions • NeSA Customer Service • Call Toll Free - (866) 342-6280 • email • necustomerservice@datarecognitioncorp.com • 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. CST • 7:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. CST (March 18 – May 8, 2013)

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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.

  11. 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

  12. 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.

  13. 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

  14. 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.

  15. 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

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. Live Demonstration ofOnline Testing Software • CAL Version 6.7.1

  22. 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

  23. 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

  24. Online Tutorials and Practice Tests

  25. Practice Tests

  26. Practice Tests

  27. Practice Tests

  28. Practice Tests • Sample Reading Item

  29. 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

  30. Online Testing > Management Tools

  31. 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.

  32. Online Testing > Management Tools > Data Tools > Add a Student

  33. 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.

  34. Online Testing > Management Tools > Data Tools > Student Editor

  35. Online Testing > Management Tools > Data Tools > Student Editor

  36. View Student Data by Downloading the Student Data PDF

  37. 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

  38. 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.

  39. Student Editor > Identification • Student ID and Name fields are taken directly from NSSRS. NDE will review all mismatches.

  40. 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.

  41. Student Editor > Demographics • Demographic fields are taken directly from NSSRS. NDE will review all mismatches.

  42. 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.

  43. 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.

  44. 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.

  45. 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.

  46. 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.

  47. 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

  48. Online Testing > Management Tools > Manage Testing • Select Test Administration – 2013 NeSA-RMS

  49. 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.

  50. Manage Testing > Print Tickets