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2012 NimbleTools for NECAP Science. NimbleTools fo r NECAP Science in 2012 New Resources Available! Administrator Tool and Setting up Teacher Accounts Network Load Test Summary of Key Steps. Agenda.

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NimbleTools for NECAP Science in 2012

New Resources Available!

Administrator Tool and Setting up Teacher Accounts

Network Load Test

Summary of Key Steps

  • Agenda
NimbleTools will be available for grade 4, 8, and 11 students with access needs to use to take the 2012 NECAP Science Test.

Available access tools include: read aloud of text, read aloud of text and graphics (grade 11 only), magnifier, microscope, auditory calming, masking, color overlay, reverse contrast, choice of fore and background colors, allow breaks, magnifying glass.

  • Spring 2012 NECAP Science
Accessibility Animation

Practice Tests

Orientation Files

Accessibility Helper Research

  • New Resource Available
Online tool available on the project website.

Student who will use NimbleTools MUST be registered and tools much be assigned using the Administrator Tool.

Please think carefully about matching student’s needs with access tools. Providing students more tools than they need can actually make the test more confusing and more difficult.

In the past, each school had once login and password that was mailed to the principal, this year teacher accounts need to be set up.

As part of this grant, all teachers, principals, or other school personnel that assign tools to students will be required to complete a paper based survey that will be mailed to you.

  • Administrator Tool
Click on the “add a new administrator” button in the bottom right hand corner to add an administrator.
  • Administrator Tool Administrator Tab
Enter administrator first name, last name, and email address, click “save changes.”
  • Administrator Tool New Administrator
Either write down newly added administrator’s user name and password or print page.
  • Administrator Tool Administrator Tab
Network Load Test
  • Mandatory test of school’s technology for all schools that have either never used NimbleTools or have an increased number of students using NimbleTools.
  • If you have successfully used NimbleTools and do not have an increased number of students participating, you must complete the Network Load Test on at least one computer with one login.
  • Must complete Network Load Test between April 11 – May 2nd.
  • Network Load Test instructions will be mailed to you with your Administrator Tool login information and are also available on the project website:
Key Steps
  • Identify students who would benefit from using NimbleTools and have them use the practice tests and orientation files.
  • Set up teacher accounts in the Administrator Tool.
  • Conduct Network Load Test (April 11 – May 2).
  • Make sure students are registered and tools are assigned prior to testing. Do not over-assign tools!
  • Contact us at [email protected] or (877) 636-0371 with questions or consult the project website: