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Spring 2014 Assessment Training

January,2014

Please sign in with your name and LEA


Leadership contacts
Leadership Contacts

  • Questions, Concerns, Accountability

  • [email protected]

  • Test Development, Content

  • [email protected]

  • Test Administration, Data Exchanges

  • [email protected]


Assessment contacts
Assessment Contacts

  • Test Administration, SAGE Rostering

  • [email protected]

  • Special Education Assessment

  • [email protected]

  • UAA Data Collection

  • [email protected]

  • UTIPS, UTIPS Core

  • [email protected]


Assessment contacts1
Assessment Contacts

  • Assessment Development, Content

  • Secondary Math: [email protected]

  • Elementary Math: [email protected]

  • Secondary ELA: [email protected]

  • Elementary ELA: [email protected]

  • Science: [email protected]


Websites
Websites

  • USOE Assessment: http://schools.utah.gov/assessment

  • USOE Special Ed:

  • http://schools.utah.gov/sars

  • SAGE:

  • http://sageportal.org

  • DWA:

  • http://mist.measinc.com


Testing ethics
Testing Ethics

  • All educators must receive ethics training annually

  • http://schools.utah.gov/assessment/Testing-Director-Resources.aspx

  • Ethics Policy

  • Ethics Policy Training

  • Ethics Policy Sign-Off

  • Ethics Policy FAQ


Home and private school board rule r277 604
Home and Private School Board Rule R277-604

  • Private School Students MAY participate in CRT administration

    • Payment in advance for assessment costs to USOE

    • Payment in advance for administration costs (LEA)

    • Participation under the supervision of LEA


Home and Private School Board Rule R277-604

  • Home School Students SHALL be allowed to participate in CRT administration

    • Must be enrolled in at least one course in public school

    • Costs the same as public students (no cost to the student)

    • Participation under the supervision of LEA

  • Note: Home school students take CRTs at the district they reside in (not at a charter school)


Home and Private School Board Rule R277-604

  • Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) students

    • No cost to the student

    • Participation under the supervision of LEA


Home and Private School Board Rule R277-604

  • State Costs for each test

    • DWA $15.00

    • Summative SAGE - TBA


Test administration manuals
Test Administration Manuals

  • Provide policy and procedure support for each assessment.

  • Give specific instructions for test administration – ensuring standardized testing environment.


Utah eTranscript and

Record Exchange

(UTREx)


Common problems
Common Problems

  • Student does not pass UTREx validation

    • Missing SSID

    • Improper codes

    • Missing required information

    • Invalid dates

  • Courses are submitted to UTREx without teacher ID

    • Student marked as exited from courses

    • Data not submitted to UTREx or fails UTREx submission


Student data exchanges sage
Student Data Exchanges - SAGE

  • Student is entered into local student information system (SIS)

  • SIS data is submitted to UTREx daily

  • Valid data is sent to TIDE nightly

  • Student data appears in TIDE the next day

  • TIDE data drives

  • SAGE Formative and Summative Rostering

  • SAGE Summative Test Assignment


If a student doesn t show up
If a Student Doesn’t Show Up…

  • Check your SIS and make sure information is correct

  • Check validation reports in UTREx once data is submitted

    • [email protected]

  • Changes to SIS data should appear in TIDE within 4 days


Utrex point of contacts
UTREx Point of Contacts

  • Who is managing UTREx submission for your LEA?




Resources f o r a l l s t ud e n t s
ResourcesforAllStudents


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ResourcesforAllStudents


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ResourcesforAllStudents


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ResourcesforAllStudents


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Calculation device computation table
Calculation Device & Computation Table students.

  • As stated in the “Resources for All Students” section, a calculator device or computation table may be used during the calculator section of the mathematics assessment. If a student in grades 3-5 or 6 grade and above, during non-calculator sections of math, is provided a calculation device or a computation table, even if it is written as an accommodation in the student’s IEP, it will be considered a modification and the student’s assessment will be marked as modified.

  • By definition of a modified assessment, the assessment will be marked as a proficiency level of 1.

  • USOE must be notified if IEP teams determine the need for the use of a calculation device or computation table on a math assessment, to discuss the resulting modification and impact of that modification.


Visual representations
Visual Representations students.

  • Visual Representations are manipulatives such as, cubes, tiles, rods, blocks, models, etc.

  • Visual representations may be used on all sections of the mathematics assessments if they are included in the student’s IEP or 504.  


Braille
Braille students.

  • LEAs should notify the USOE if Braille is being used, but the use does not require approval.


Large print standard sized paper
Large Print / Standard Sized Paper students.

  • Large Print: All text and graphic materials, including labels and captions on pictures, diagrams, maps, charts, exponential numbers, notes, and footnotes, must be presented in at least 18-point type for students who need large print.

  • Standard size paper: available on request for students with disabilities. On request, standard size paper can be provided at student’s school.


Scribe
Scribe students.

  • A student who experiences a debilitating injury just prior to testing that prevents him or her from being able to write may need a scribe. Scribes must have experience and understanding of how to effectively scribe for a student.

  • (Please refer to the Scribe Guidelines found on the USOE Assessment website: http://schools.utah.gov/assessment/Special-Needs.aspx.)


Sign language
Sign Language students.

  • Accommodation. Allowed for English language arts listening passages which have an embedded video of a human signing for students with disabilities with USOE authorization. Human signing on any portion of the ELA, Math or Science assessments is not allowed except for directions.

  • If human sign is allowed on the assessment, only a certified interpreter may sign statewide assessments.


Tactile graphics
Tactile Graphics students.

  • Printstactilerepresentationsofgraphicsusingan externalembosserprinter.


Tiger embosser training
Tiger Embosser Training students.

  • When: February 7, 2014

  • Time: 1:00 – 3:30 PM

  • Where: Hilda B. Jones Center

    3605 S. 300 E.

    Salt Lake City, Utah

  • Presenters:

    • Jamison Hensley (Humanware)

    • Todd Vawdrey (USOE Assessment)


Sage administ r at i on for ells
SAGE students. AdministrationforELLs

  • ELL students enrolled before April 15 of current school year and who are new to the United States (first year of enrollment in any

  • U.S. school) and

  • ELL students enrolled on or after April 15 of previous school year must take the Science and Math SAGE tests (not counted in any UCAS calculation)

  • Non-Regulatory Guidance, May 2007


2014 sage summative training test administration

2014 SAGE students. Summative Training:Test Administration


Flow of data
Flow of Data students.

Admin/Teacher accounts must be created by the LEA through TIDE.

Accounts to SAGE share a common login. This login grants access to TIDE, SAGE Formative, Summative, Interim, and the Online Reporting System.

Does everyone here have a TIDE login?


Test information distribution engine tide
Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) students.

  • Adding and Changing Student Data

    • LEA SIS to UTREx to TIDE

  • Classes and students are loaded from LEA student information systems by UTREx nightly

  • No manual addition of students

    • If a new student enters a school, their data must be in the local student information system, uploaded to UTREx, which uploads to TIDE.


If a student doesn t show up1
If a Student Doesn’t Show Up… students.

  • Check your SIS and make sure information is correct

  • Check validation reports in UTREx once data is submitted

    • [email protected]

  • Changes to SIS data should appear in TIDE within 4 days


Test assignment from utrex
Test Assignment from UTREx students.

Grade-Based Assessments

  • ELA 3-11

  • Mathematics 3-8

  • Science 4-8


Test assignment from utrex1
Test Assignment from UTREx students.

Course-Based Assessments

  • Secondary Math I

  • Secondary Math II

  • Secondary Math III

  • Physics

  • Chemistry

  • Biology

  • Earth Science

    See SAGE Test Assignments for specific core codes

    http://schools.utah.gov/CURR/main/Course-Codes-and-Approval.aspx


Testing up
Testing Up students.

In TIDE, a school or LEA user can assign a student a higher grade-level assessment.

Example: 5th grade student can be assigned the 6th grade math test, if they have received 6th grade math instruction.

A course-based assessment can only be assigned to students enrolled in that course (no override).

Example: 8th grade student taking Secondary Math 1 must be enrolled in Secondary Math 1.


2014 sage summative testing windows
2014 SAGE Summative students. Testing Windows

Note: The early testing is to accommodate ONLY the writing section of ELA. The adaptive testing section of ELA, the math and science assessments must be administered during the traditional six-week testing window.


Testing time estimates
Testing Time Estimates students.

Every student must be given sufficient time to complete each SAGE Summative test.

Make-up and completion sessions must be scheduled to allow students to complete testing.

Many students will complete testing within the estimated times.


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Testing Time Estimates students.

English Language Arts

  • Elementary Writing Section - up to 90 minutes

  • Secondary Writing Section – approx. 90 minutes

    Reading, Listening and Language Section

  • Elementary – approx. 90 minutes

  • Secondary – approx. 90 minutes

    Mathematics and Science – approx. 90 minutes


Testing sessions
Testing Sessions students.

  • LEAs to determine local testing schedules

  • All tests may be split among multiple testing sessions/class periods

    • Students may pause the test at any time

    • Students will begin on day 2, where they left on day 1

    • Students will NOT be able to change answers on previous day’s work

  • The proctor who approves students to enter test sessions within the TA interface must be in the room with the students




Timeout rule
Timeout Rule students.

  • A student’s test will log out after 30 minutes of inactivity

  • Any activity by the student will prevent their test from timing out (e.g., mouse movement)

  • After the test times out, the pause rule begins


Pause rule
Pause Rule students.

  • Questions cannot be viewed or modified after test is paused for 20 minutes

  • Proctor can see amount of time paused on TA Interface

  • When the student logs back in, they will be returned to their last unanswered question, but cannot return to previously answered questions

  • The writing section of ELA has no pause rule


Special codes
Special Codes students.

  • Use to describe non-standard administration and to explain why students who do not participate.

  • Do not prevent a student from testing.

    Example: A student’s TIDE record is marked as Absent for science. The student can still take a science test.

  • Are audited for appropriate use.


Special codes1
Special Codes students.

  • Absent

  • Withdraw from Test

  • ELL First Year in US after April 15

  • ELL First Year in US before April 15

    • Only valid for ELL tests.

  • Accommodated

  • Modified

  • UAA

  • Refuse to Test (RT)


Defining participation
Defining Participation students.

A student must answer at least 6 questions to be considered a “participant” in the assessment.

A student must finish the assessment to receive a score.


Opt out language
Opt-Out Language students.

  • Refused to Test

    • Student is a participant in the test

    • Scored as non-proficient

    • Impact data will be reviewed


Adaptive testing
Adaptive Testing students.

  • The adaptive testing engine used for SAGE Summative assessments will be more robust 2014-2015.

  • This operational field test sets the baseline for student achievement and growth going forward.

  • Student-level scores will be provided and used for accountability.


First year 2014
First Year - 2014 students.

In order to provide the data needed to create the vertical scale, students will see items from lower and higher grades.

These items will not be included in student scores.


Ela and literacy
ELA and Literacy students.

Two Sections:

  • Reading, Language, Listening

  • Writing


Ela and literacy1
ELA and Literacy students.

Reading

  • Single and Paired Passages

    • No text-to-speech for passages, or excerpts from passages in items

  • Literary/Informational ratio follows Core

    Listening

  • Short (1 min) passages: dialogue, discussion, etc.

    Language

  • Edit draft passage of student writing

  • Vocabulary


Ela and literacy2
ELA and Literacy students.

Writing

Student writing will draw on information and evidence from passages

Two Compositions:

  • Opinion/Argument – longer response

  • Informative/Explanatory – shorter response


Mathematics
Mathematics students.

Grades 3-8, Secondary I, Secondary II, Secondary III

  • All items aligned to the Utah Core Standards

  • Range of DOK and Elements of Rigor across all Domain, Clusters, and Standards


First year 20141
First year - 2014 students.

Math Linking Items

  • Grade 5: Short calculator segment at the end of test. Can ONLY use onscreen calculator.

  • Grade 7: A student may have a short non-calculator segment at the beginning of test.


Elementary mathematics
Elementary Mathematics students.

Grades 3-4: Calculator NOT allowed.

  • Not available on screen

  • Bringing a calculator is a modification, must be in IEP/504 and the USOE must be notified

  • Based on the Utah State Standards and students in these grades need to build basic computation skills and knowledge


Elementary mathematics1
Elementary Mathematics students.

Grade 5 and 6: Calculator allowed on certain items.

First segment

  • Calculator NOT allowed

  • Longer segment

    Second segment:

  • Calculator available ONLY onscreen

  • Cannot bring in their own

  • Shorter segment


Elementary mathematics2
Elementary Mathematics students.

  • Reference sheets will no longer be available or necessary for the grades 3-6 Elementary Math SAGE.

  • Any standard, that is appropriate for students to have a formula to solve an item, will have the formula embedded in the item.

    • Standards that state: “Apply the formula”


Secondary mathematics
Secondary Mathematics students.

  • Reference sheets will no longer be available or necessary for Secondary Math SAGE.

  • Any item that is appropriate for students to have a formula, will have the formula embedded in the item.

  • Calculator will be available on the test

  • Student may bring in and use a calculator that was used during classroom instruction

  • No phone or internet capable calculators are permitted


Secondary mathematics1
Secondary Mathematics students.

Grade 7: Calculator allowed on certain items.

May have a first segment

  • Calculator would NOT be allowed

  • Shorter segment

    Second segment:

  • Can bring in their own

  • Longer segment


Science
Science students.

  • All items aligned to a Standard, Objective, and ILO

  • DOK 1-4 items spread across all Standards and Objectives

  • Developing for a 40%-60% split between MC and CR items for each student

  • Simulations allow for in-depth, experiment-like conditions allowing assessment of science skills in a setting approximating authenticity


Science1
Science students.

  • Calculators allowed for all tests

    • Students may use a calculator they are familiar with

    • A scientific calculator will be provided as an on-line tool

    • No phone or internet capable calculators are permitted

  • Reference sheets are available for Chemistry and Physics

    • Download and use throughout the year

    • http://www.schools.utah.gov/assessment/Adaptive-Assessment-System/Science.aspx; http://sageportal.org

    • Chemistry reference sheet displays periodic table


Training test purposes
Training Test Purposes students.

  • Familiarize students and teachers with the design, format, procedures, accessibility features of the items found in the SAGE Summative assessments

  • Allow students to identify test setting preferences, schools can set those settings in advance of testing

  • Use the secure browser to certify that local technology configurations can deliver SAGE Summative assessments (e.g., network, hardware)


Item types response mechanism
Item Types / Response Mechanism students.

Machine scored constructed response (MSCR)

  • Equation Response

  • Matching

  • Graphic Response

  • Hot Spot Response

  • Drag and Drop Response

  • Evidence-based selected response (ESBR)

Multiple Choice

  • Single select

  • Multiple select

    Constructed Response

  • Short Response

  • Extended Writing


Hardware requirements
Hardware Requirements students.

http://sageportal.org/technology-coordinators/

Headphones and keyboards are required for all students, all tests

Headphone/keyboard survey coming…


Sage summative testing systems
SAGE Summative students. Testing systems


Training objectives
Training Objectives students.

  • Prepare users for the upcoming SAGE summative operational field test.

  • Introduce features of the SAGE online systems and how they are used throughout the testing window.


Sage help desk
SAGE Help Desk students.


Sage summative systems
SAGE Summative Systems students.

  • Main systems to be discussed:

    • TIDE: Test Information Distribution Engine

    • TDS: Test Delivery System

      • Student Interface

      • Test Administrator (TA) Interface

    • ORS: Online Reporting System


Common login system
Common Login System students.

  • The Common Login System (CLS) is designed to ease the login process and simplify navigation between the SAGE systems provided by AIR. CLS integrates the following:

    • TIDE - Training Site

    • Online Reporting System - SAGE Formative

    • Test Administrator Interface


TIDE students.

  • TIDE uses a role-specific design to restrict access to certain tools and applications based on a user’s designated role.

  • TIDE functions as the repository for student information, including initial test settings and accommodations.

  • The TIDE User Guide is available on the SAGE Portal at sageportal.org under Technology Resources > Manuals & Guides. This document contains instructions on how to complete tasks in TIDE.


User roles
User Roles students.

  • LEA Administrator

  • School Administrator

  • Teacher

  • Test Administrator/Proctor


Accessing tide
Accessing TIDE students.

  • LEA Administrators are responsible for entering other LEA administrators and school-level users into TIDE.

  • Once your account is set up, your username and password will be used to access all AIR systems.


Accessing tide1
Accessing TIDE students.

  • Go to the portal at sageportal.org.

  • Select the appropriate role: [Teachers/Test Administrators] or [School/District Coordinators].

  • Click the [TIDE] icon.


First time users
First-Time Users students.

  • When a user is added to TIDE, the user will immediately receive an automated email that contains the following:

    • User role

    • Secure, temporary, one-time link to activate the account

  • If user has not received the email, or if link has expired, click “Forgot Your Password?” on the login page


Logging in
Logging In students.

When prompted, the user should enter his or her username and password.

After a user has logged in, he or she may be prompted to choose a role, district/LEA, and/or a school.


Navigating tide
Navigating TIDE students.

The TIDE interface uses tabs as the principal means of navigating between tasks. Some tasks in the TIDE interface contain multiple sub-tasks.

TIDE shows only the features that are available to the user based on their role. The image above is representative of LEA Administrator access.


Manage users tab
Manage Users Tab students.

  • The Manage Users tab may be used to:

    • Search for existing user records

    • Export a list of existing user records

    • View and/or edit existing user records

    • Delete an existing user record

    • Add new user (individual user)

    • Upload users (group of users)


Manage users export a list of users
Manage Users: Export a List of Users students.

  • The search will result in a table similar to the one shown below.

  • To export the list of users, click [Export] and select the desired export format (Excel or CSV).

  • You may select a subgroup of users for export by clicking the check box next to each record you want to include in the export.


Student information tab
Student Information Tab students.

  • The Student Information tab may be used to:

    • Search for existing student records

    • Export a list of existing student records

    • View an existing student record

    • View and update student test settings and special codes


Student information view students
Student Information: View Students students.

  • To search for existing student records, select the sub-tab [View Students].

  • Select a school from the drop-down menu. The state and district/LEA will be populated based on the user’s log in credentials.

  • To help narrow results, search by first name, last name, LEA ID, and/or grade.

  • You can click on Add Additional Search Criteria to search by birth date and/or non-grade-based test eligibility.

  • Click the [Search] button after all search criteria has been selected/entered.


Student information export a list of students
Student Information: Export a List of Students students.

  • The search will result in a table similar to the one shown below.

  • Results may be sorted by clicking on the column header above the data.

  • To export the list of students, click [Export] and select the desired export format (Excel or CSV).

  • You may select a subgroup of students for export by clicking the check box next to each record you want to include in the export.



Student information view a student record
Student Information: View a Student Record students.

  • To view a student’s record, click on the [View] button for that record.


View student student information
View Student: Student Information students.

  • Student data is read-only. Changes must be made in the LEA’s SIS system.

  • Updates to student information are reflected in TIDE within 4 days.


View student test settings
View Student: Test Settings students.

  • Test Settings in TIDE are default settings.

  • Test settings can be confirmed or edited in the TA interface prior to testing.


Determining test settings
Determining Test Settings students.

  • Student should determine their test setting preferences while working in the training tests.

  • Teachers should collect their preferences and can either enter them in TIDE or manually set them as they approve students to start each test.


View student special codes
View Student: Special Codes students.

  • The Special Codes may be selected in advancefor each subject.


View student accommodations
View Student: Accommodations students.

Accommodation codes must be set beforea student starts his or her test.

Accommodations can be set immediately prior to the student testing.


Accommodations upload
Accommodations Upload students.

  • The upload process will be similar to the Upload Users function and will provide either an Excel or CSV template for your use.


Voice pack tab
Voice Pack Tab students.

The Voice Pack tab provides instructions and a download link for the NeoSpeech™ Julie voice pack, which is strongly recommended for PC users, especially with Windows XP.


Test assignment override tab
Test Assignment Override Tab students.

  • The Test Assignment Override tab may be used make a student eligible for a test at a higher grade.

  • Important Notes:

  • A student will only be able to test to a higher grade

  • Course based tests are controlled by the Core Code provided by UTREx. It cannot be changed in TIDE.




Test status management tab
Test Status Management Tab students.

  • The Test Status Management tab may be used by the LEA or School Administrator to:

    • Invalidate an test (requires LEA approval)

    • Extend a student(s) grace period

    • Reset a test

  • Important Notes:

  • Each request for invalidation must be submitted individually.


Invalidate a test
Invalidate a Test students.

  • Invalidation of a test eliminates the test opportunity and the student will not receive a score.

  • Note: this should be an extremely rare occurrence.

  • It can be submitted by State, LEA, and School Administrators.

  • If submitted by a School Administrator, it must be approved by an LEA Administrator

  • Example: student started a SAGE assessment and answered questions but needs to take the UAA test


Reset test
Reset Test students.

Resetting a student’s test removes that test from the system and enables the student to start a new test. Questions seen in the new test will be different than questions the student saw previously.

It can be submitted by State, LEA, and School Administrators.

Example: student had the incorrect braille setting and had answered some questions, or student logged in to another student’s test and answered questions.


Grace period extension
Grace Period Extension students.

A Grace Period Extension (GPE) is used in instances where the system’s pause rule prevented a student from reviewing previously answered questions on a test. Once applied, a GPE allows the student to review all previously answered questions the next time he or she logs into the test.

It can be submitted by State, LEA, and School Administrators.

Example: Loss of Internet access, or a fire drill.











Questions
Questions? students.


Test administrator interface
Test Administrator Interface students.

The Test Administration User Guide is available on the SAGE portal at sageportal.org under Technology Resources > Manuals & Guides.

This document contains complete instructions on how to complete tasks in TDS.


Accessing the test administrator interface
Accessing the Test Administrator Interface students.

  • Go to the portal at sageportal.org.

  • Click the [SAGE Test Administration] or [Training Sites] icon.


Hands on activity
Hands-On Activity students.

  • Either open the secure browser or go to the sageportal.org and click the [Training Tests] icon.

  • Uncheck the Guest Session box.

  • Enter the Session ID provided by the trainer.

Experience the SAGE assessment as a student by taking one of the training tests in a proctored session:


Hands on activity1
Hands-On Activity students.

  • Click on one of the active tests.

  • Wait for approval to begin.

  • Once your request is approved, verify the information and start the test.


Accessing the test administrator interface1
Accessing the Test Administrator Interface students.

Test Administrator Interface: Operational

Test Administrator Interface: Training Site


Test administrator home page
Test Administrator Home Page students.

After you log in, you will see the home page of the TA Interface.

Figure 1. Before Starting a Test Session

Figure 2. After Starting a Test Session


Starting a test
Starting a Test students.

You must start a test session before students can log in to test. All tests that students will be taking must be included. Tests can be selected by clicking in the box in the upper left corner of the screen.


Viewing student test settings and approvals
Viewing Student Test Settings and Approvals students.

  • [Approvals] button is not clickable.

  • [Approvals] button says “[Approvals (0)].”

  • Preview table says “No students awaiting approval.”

  • [Approvals] button is clickable

  • [Approvals] button says “[Approvals (#)].”

  • Preview table lists each student and his or her selected test.



Test settings and accommodations
Test Settings and Accommodations students.

  • Confirm or select settings.

  • Click [Set] to confirm the selected test settings and return to the list of students awaiting approval. You will still have to approve the student for testing.

  • Click [Set & Approve] to establish the updated settings and approve the student for testing.

  • Click [Cancel] if you want to return to the Approvals and Student Test Settings screen.



Monitoring student progress
Monitoring Student Progress students.

The “Students in Your Test Session” table displays each logged in and approved student.




Stopping pausing tests
Stopping/Pausing Tests students.

Through the TA Interface, Test Administrators may:

  • Stop an entire session; or

  • Pause individual student tests.


Stopping tests entire session
Stopping Tests: Entire Session students.

  • To stop the session (and pause tests for all students in the session):

    • Click the [Stop Session] button in the upper left corner of the screen. An “Important!” box will appear, requesting verification to end the session and log students out.

    • Click [OK] to continue or [Cancel] to keep the test session open.

  • Stopping a session will automatically pause all students’ tests in that session, and the students will be logged out automatically. The students can easily resume their tests once the TA has created a new session containing the appropriate tests.


Pausing tests individual students
Pausing Tests: Individual Students students.

Pausing an individual student’s test will pause only that student’s test.

  • Only that student will be logged out automatically.

  • That student can easily resume their test by requesting entry into the same session again, provided the session is still active.



Student testing basic test rules
Student Testing – Basic Test Rules students.

  • Students cannot skip test items.

  • Students must answer all test items on a page before going to the next page. Some pages contain multiple test items.

  • Students may mark items for review and use the Past/Marked drop-down menu to return to those items, unless the test has been paused for more than 20 minutes.

  • Students may not return to items in a prior segment (only Math Grades 5, 6 and 7 are segmented).


Test tools
Test Tools students.

All students have the ability to:

  • Highlight text in passages and test questions

  • Zoom in and out of test pages (affects all item content)

  • Mark specific items for review

  • Strikethrough (cross out answer options)

  • Use the Formula Sheet, Notepad, or Calculator depending on the test

  • Use the Expand button to display a reading passage or a science simulation

  • Use to Text-to-Speech audio.


Context menus
Context Menus students.

Context Menufor Questions

Context Menu for Answer Options


Student view of testing
Student View of Testing students.

When the secure browser is launched, it opens to this page.

Students can access the Training Tests through this page as well.




Test administrator approval
Test students. Administrator Approval



Sound check
Sound Check students.



Proceeding through the test
Proceeding Through the Test students.

  • To answer multiple-choice items, students must click the desired answer option or click the circle with A, B, C, or D.

  • To answer machine-scored constructed-response items, students need to carefully follow the instructions given for each question.


Reviewing items
Reviewing Items students.


Ending the test
Ending the Test students.


Reviewing items math grade 6 segment
Reviewing Items students. Math Grade 6 Segment


Test security
Test Security students.

  • Sage Summative tests are highly secure and must be treated as such.

  • Make sure to:

    • Verify student identity before approving them

    • Not allow students to remove any test content

    • Secure destroy notes and student work

    • Follow administration directions exactly


Questions? students.


Online reporting system ors
Online Reporting System (ORS) students.

  • For Spring, 2014, ORS provides access to participation reports based on user roles.

  • ORS will be deployed in early February.

  • The ORS User Guide is available on the SAGE portal at sageportal.org under Technology Resources > Manuals & Guides. This document contains complete instructions on how to complete tasks in ORS.




Using plan and manage testing
Using Plan and Manage Testing students.

Common examples of Plan and Manage Testing cases:

  • Which students have not yet tested?

  • Which students have started but not yet completed their test?

  • Which students have paused tests?

  • Did every student in a test session complete their test?



Test management center test completion rates
Test Management Center: students. Test Completion Rates


Questions? students.


Work flow review
Work-Flow Review students.

Before Testing

  • TIDE – Ensure students are present, check test assignments

  • Use Training Tests to check local technology; have students choose test settings

  • TIDE – update test setting preferences, and accommodations; print “tickets” if needed


Work flow review1
Work-Flow Review students.

Test Administration

  • TDS – Proctor logs in, starts session, provides session ID

  • Following TAM, students log in to secure browser, Proctor confirms test settings, approves students (TDS), students test

  • Teacher actively proctors, monitors TDS, documents testing anomalies


Work flow review2
Work-Flow Review students.

After Test Session

  • Arrange for make-up/completion sessions

  • Monitor participation reports

  • Verify rostering ahead of score reporting (more information to come…)

  • Ensure that SIS data is accurate throughout school year – is authoritative


Sage help desk1
SAGE Help Desk students.


Test security1
Test Security students.

  • Sage Summative tests are highly secure and must be treated as such.

  • Make sure to:

    • Verify student identity before approving them

    • Not allow students to remove any test content

    • Secure destroy notes and student work

    • Follow administration directions exactly


Questions? students.


Online reporting system ors1
Online Reporting System (ORS) students.

  • For Spring, 2014, ORS provides access to participation reports based on user roles.

  • The ORS User Guide is available on the SAGE portal at sageportal.org under Technology Resources > Manuals & Guides. This document contains complete instructions on how to complete tasks in ORS.




Using plan and manage testing1
Using Plan and Manage Testing students.

Common examples of Plan and Manage Testing cases:

  • Which students have not yet tested?

  • Which students have started but not yet completed their test?

  • Which students have paused tests?

  • Did every student in a test session complete their test?



Test management center test completion rates1
Test Management Center: students. Test Completion Rates


Questions? students.


Work flow review3
Work-Flow Review students.

Before Testing

  • TIDE – Ensure students are present, check test assignments

  • Use Training Tests to check local technology; have students choose test settings

  • TIDE – update test setting preferences, and accommodations; print “tickets” if needed


Work flow review4
Work-Flow Review students.

Test Administration

  • TDS – Proctor logs in, starts session, provides session ID

  • Following TAM, students log in to secure browser, Proctor confirms test settings, approves students (TDS), students test

  • Teacher actively proctors, monitors TDS, documents testing anomalies


Work flow review5
Work-Flow Review students.

After Test Session

  • Arrange for make-up/completion sessions

  • Monitor participation reports

  • Verify rostering ahead of score reporting (more information to come…)

  • Ensure that SIS data is accurate throughout school year – is authoritative


Sage help desk2
SAGE Help Desk students.


Hands on activity2
Hands-On Activity students.

  • Either open the secure browser or go to the sageportal.org and click the [Training Tests] icon.

  • Uncheck the Guest Session box.

  • Enter the Session ID provided by the trainer.

Experience the SAGE assessment as a student by taking one of the training tests in a proctored session:


Hands on activity3
Hands-On Activity students.

  • Click on one of the active tests.

  • Wait for approval to begin.

  • Once your request is approved, verify the information and start the test.


Practice activity
Practice Activity students.

  • Break into groups of 4 or 5.

  • Take turns as the Test Administrator.

  • Practice different use cases:

    • Descriptive Audio (must use secure browser)

    • Change color settings

    • Change default font size

  • Either open the secure browser or go to the sageportal.org and click the [Training Tests] icon.

  • Uncheck the Guest Session box.

  • Enter the Session ID provided by the Test Administrator.


Thank You students.



  • The UAA is still required for Math, ELA, (Grades 3-11) and Science (Grades 4-11) this school year (2013-2014).

  • This is the last year that Utah will be doing the UAA for Math and ELA. The DLM (Dynamic Learning Maps) will replace the UAA starting the 2014-2015 school year.

    • We currently have a number of LEAs participating in the DLM Field Tests this Winter and Spring.


Criteria to participate in uaa1
Criteria to Participate in UAA Science (Grades 4-11) this school year (2013-2014).

  • 1. The student has a current IEP that documents the need for an alternate assessment,

  • 2. The student demonstrates cognitive ability and adaptive skill levels that prevent completion of the general academic core curriculum, even with instructional accommodations,


Criteria to participate in uaa2
Criteria to Participate in UAA Science (Grades 4-11) this school year (2013-2014).

  • 3. The student requires extensive individualized instruction in multiple settings to transfer and generalize skills, and

  • 4. The student is unable to participate in any other component of the statewide assessment system, even with test accommodations.


Procedures for implementing uaa
Procedures for Implementing UAA Science (Grades 4-11) this school year (2013-2014).


Procedures for implementing uaa1
Procedures for Implementing UAA Science (Grades 4-11) this school year (2013-2014).

  • 1. The IEP team determines that the student is eligible to participate in UAA.

  • 2. By the end of October, the student’s teacher selects one UAA Language Arts task, one UAA Math task and one UAA Science task that are aligned with the student’s current IEP.


Procedures for implementing uaa2
Procedures for Implementing UAA Science (Grades 4-11) this school year (2013-2014).

  • 3. The teacher communicates with other IEP team members regarding UAA task selection. If there are concerns about the selection of UAA tasks, any IEP team member may request a meeting.

  • 4. The teacher makes a copy of the Task Sheets (both sides) for each task selected.


Procedures for implementing uaa3
Procedures for Implementing UAA Science (Grades 4-11) this school year (2013-2014).

  • 5. The teacher writes the student’s name and the date that the task was selected on the Task Sheet. This Task Sheet should be filed in the

  • student’s special education folder.

  • 6. The student works on the tasks throughout the school year, along with other goals and objectives from his/her curriculum.


Procedures for implementing uaa4
Procedures for Implementing UAA Science (Grades 4-11) this school year (2013-2014).

  • 7. The teacher works with the district assessment director to ensure that UAA answer documents are provided for all students participating in UAA.

  • 8. During the testing period in the spring, the teacher pre-selects opportunities to assess student performance on the UAA tasks.


Procedures for implementing uaa5
Procedures for Implementing UAA Science (Grades 4-11) this school year (2013-2014).

  • 9. The teacher records data on the Assessment Record section of the Task Sheet.

  • 10. The teacher determines the student’s proficiency level based on the criteria described on the Assessment Record.


Procedures for implementing uaa6
Procedures for Implementing UAA Science (Grades 4-11) this school year (2013-2014).

  • 11. The teacher records proficiency levels on the student’s UAA answer documents. (See next section for details.)

  • 12. Student’s UAA answer documents are submitted to the Utah State Office of Education with the school’s other completed CRTs.


Procedures for implementing uaa7
Procedures for Implementing UAA Science (Grades 4-11) this school year (2013-2014).

  • 13. The UAA Task Sheets with the completed Assessment Records are filed in the student’s special education folder.

  • 14. For students who enter a district or school during the school year, and for whom UAA tasks have not been selected previously, the teacher should select appropriate UAA tasks at the time of enrollment.


Assessment tasks
Assessment Tasks Science (Grades 4-11) this school year (2013-2014).

  • http://schools.utah.gov/sars/DOCS/assessment/uaamanual.aspx


Uaa data collection
UAA Data Collection Science (Grades 4-11) this school year (2013-2014).

  • LEA-specific spreadsheet will be available via Move-it prior to April, 2014.

  • LEA Assessment Director is responsible for consolidating school-level data and submitting one complete spreadsheet through Move-it.


Direct Writing Assessment (DWA) and Utah Write Science (Grades 4-11) this school year (2013-2014).http://schools.utah.gov/assessment/Direct-Writing-Assessment.aspx


W hy the d w a
W Science (Grades 4-11) this school year (2013-2014).hytheDWA?

  • Utah Code

  • Title 53A, Chapter 1, Section 603

  • (2) … the state office shall annually require that each district and charter school, as applicable, administer:

  • (c) an online writing assessment to all students in grades 5 and 8


Utah w r ite
Utah Science (Grades 4-11) this school year (2013-2014).Write

http://utahwrite.com

Grades 5 and 8 paid for under DWA contract


DWA Science (Grades 4-11) this school year (2013-2014).

https://mist.measinc.com

Grade 5: Opinion

Grade 8: Argument

Onscreen writing, scored by artificial intelligence (AI) according to the 2014 DWA rubric.


D w a suppo r t
D Science (Grades 4-11) this school year (2013-2014).WASupport

Telephone support: (855) 999-4246

Email Support: [email protected]


Dwa testing windows
DWA Testing Windows Science (Grades 4-11) this school year (2013-2014).

  • All testing must be completed March 28

  • Year-round schools may contact Julie Benson ([email protected]) to coordinate testing window.


Test security2
Test Security Science (Grades 4-11) this school year (2013-2014).

  • Reminder: All DWA content is secure. This includes passages and prompts.


Student data exchanges dwa
Student Data Exchanges - DWA Science (Grades 4-11) this school year (2013-2014).

  • UTREx data is uploaded to MIST weekly

  • Reporting Group = CACTUS ID (9)

  • from Teacher 1 field AND Period (2)

  • of ELA course data


Utrex and dwa
UTREx and DWA Science (Grades 4-11) this school year (2013-2014).

  • UTREx data will be used through the window to update student data

  • Duplicate students may appear under both schools

  • Errors

    • Update SIS data, UTREx will provide “fixes”

    • Live edits in SDDV resolve any unresolved data – Date TBD


D w a has two components
D Science (Grades 4-11) this school year (2013-2014).WAhastwo components

  • Student Kiosk (Executable) – New every year and must be downloaded to the student testing station desktop

  • Proctor Web Page – Each school will receive a login ID (Practice and Live). This is where proctors control and monitor the test


System demo updates
System Demo – Updates Science (Grades 4-11) this school year (2013-2014).

  • Text Reader Form is now an option

  • Special Codes (include non-participation)

  • No “Reactivate” option this year

  • Test Instructions updated

  • Prompts and Stimulus material

  • Text Reader option (bandwidth caution)

  • Reporting Group (CACTUS ID + Period = 9+2 this year)


Manually added students
Manually Added Students Science (Grades 4-11) this school year (2013-2014).

  • Students may be manually added to MIST

  • Reporting Group = CACTUS ID (9) for Teacher 1 AND Period (2) for Course

  • UTREx data will be used to validate manually added students, identify errors


System Science (Grades 4-11) this school year (2013-2014).Demo-Proctor

  • View tests/testerstatus

  • Printtesttickets

  • Pause/Resume/Movestudents

  • Restart studenttest(1hrwindow) Students

  • View studentrosterby School

  • Add/Editstudentinformation

  • View studentpasswords

  • Downloads

  • MISTTest kiosk

  • MISTDocumentation FAQ


System demo student
System Science (Grades 4-11) this school year (2013-2014).Demo-Student

  • LaunchingtheKiosk

  • Enteringstudentcredentials

  • Steppingthroughtheinstructions

  • Completingthetest


D w a resources
D Science (Grades 4-11) this school year (2013-2014).WAResources

  • Technical Guide

  • Explains downloading the executable file

  • Readiness checklist is strongly recommended for new schools

  • Training and Live Environments

  • User IDs to be distributed to LEA Assessment Directors


Sddv error correction and reports
SDDV (Error Correction) and Reports Science (Grades 4-11) this school year (2013-2014).

  • Login IDs and passwords – 2/14/14

  • Improved Interface, only errors will appear (listed separately)

  • Errors can be viewed/corrected at any time

  • Corrections will be made via SIS initially

  • Reports will be available after all errors are resolved, same link, same ID/PW

  • SDDV – Student Demographic Data Validation


T he log in sc r een
T Science (Grades 4-11) this school year (2013-2014).he log-inscreen


Selecting the application
Selecting Science (Grades 4-11) this school year (2013-2014).theapplication


Selecting the task
Selecting Science (Grades 4-11) this school year (2013-2014).thetask


V iewing e rr o r s
V Science (Grades 4-11) this school year (2013-2014).iewingerrors


Student roster
Student Roster Science (Grades 4-11) this school year (2013-2014).


Co rr ection sc r een
Co Science (Grades 4-11) this school year (2013-2014).rrectionscreen


Correction screen
Correction Screen Science (Grades 4-11) this school year (2013-2014).


Repo r ts
Repo Science (Grades 4-11) this school year (2013-2014).rts


Logistics
Logistics Science (Grades 4-11) this school year (2013-2014).

  • MI portal will be activated one week after the testing window closes

  • Only ADs will be given user names and passwords

  • MI will be available to assist

  • Use the DWA support phone number and email address for error correction and report issues


D w a suppo r t1
D Science (Grades 4-11) this school year (2013-2014).WASupport

Telephone support: (855) 999-4246

Email Support: [email protected]


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