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Smarter Balanced Technology Update

February 3, 2014

Provided by the Idaho state department of education


Why Smarter Balanced?

  • Balanced assessment system (formative/interim/summative)

  • Aligned to Idaho Core Standards

  • Designed to probe student knowledge at deeper levels

  • Adaptive and advanced items

  • Idaho governance

  • Direct benefit to HS students (11th grade test)

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Where We Were

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Now: Performance Tasks

30 minute “in class” portion, followed by a 60-120 (depending on grade level) minute extended response time involving a computer

http://sampleitems.smarterbalanced.org/itempreview/sbac/index.htm

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Now: Drag and Drop

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Now: Selected Response

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Now: Technology Enhanced (Manipulatives)

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Now: Technology Enhanced (Embedded Videos)

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Now: Constructed Response

http://sbac.portal.airast.org/practice-test/

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New Training Tests (Released January 31)

  • More functional

  • Focus on universal tools, rather than content

  • Integrate with Student Interface Module

    http://sbac.portal.airast.org/practice-test/

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Technology Requirements

  • http://www.sde.idaho.gov/site/commonAssessment/

  • www.techreadiness.net

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Technology Requirements

  • http://www.sde.idaho.gov/site/commonAssessment/

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Testing Engine Training Dates/Locations

  • http://www.sde.idaho.gov/site/commonAssessment/

  • February 24th: Idaho Falls*

  • February 25th: Boise*

  • February 26th: CDA*

  • 8am to 5pm!

    • *Locations and info sent out by Assessment Division

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Device Requirements

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Operating System Requirements

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Additional Requirements

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Down the Road

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Network

  • Currently estimate that the Smarter Balanced assessment will require 10–20 Kbps per student or less.

  • The bandwidth checker is hosted at https://air.tds.airast.org/student/Pages/LoginShell.aspx?section=sectionDiagnostics&c=SBAC_PT.

  • It can be run using modern versions of Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome on computers with Windows, OS X, or Linux operating systems; Safari on tablets using the iOS operating system; and Chrome on tablets using the Android operating system. The bandwidth checker cannot be accessed using Internet Explorer.

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Where Idaho is At

  • Meeting Minimum Operating System: 98.5%

  • Meeting Minimum Display Size: 96.6%

  • Meeting Minimum Screen Resolution: 96%

  • Meeting the Assessment Environment Constraint: 59.4% (21,186 Devices do not have this data)

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Assessment Training Modules for Smarter Balanced

Available on the Field Test portal: http://sbac.portal.airast.org/field-test/

TIDE (Test Information Distribution Engine) Training Module made available January 24 Login Accounts are being sent out to Testing Coordinators & Superintendents. Other permissions are made at the local level.

Training Modules Made Available on January 28

  • What is a FT?

  • PT Overview

  • Universal Tools

  • What is a CAT?

  • Technical Readiness

  • Student Interface

    Rest of Training Modules Will Be Made Available on February 10

  • Administration Training

  • Accessibility and Accommodations

  • Teacher Interface

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Accommodations

  • SDE will only upload into TIDE required demographic information, such as isIEP and/or is504.

  • SDE will not put into TIDE the specific accommodations and/or designated supports.

  • District and/or Schools will have the ability to do a bulk upload or adjust the student test settings by student through the TIDE system.

  • This information can be found in the Smarter Balanced TIDE User’s Guide (attached). On pg. 29 of the documents begins the section regarding Student Test Settings.  Pgs. 34/35 lists which fields they will be able to set.

  • The two webinars (http://sbac.portal.airast.org/field-test/) specific to TIDE and Accessibility and Accommodations are:

    • TIDE User Roles: Module will provide detailed information on how to upload student information and manage users, as well as other feature found on the Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE).  TARGET AUDIENCE: District test coordinators and administrators

    • Accessibility and Accommodations: Module will provide an overview of various tools that are provide to accommodate a student’s testing needs. TARGET AUDIENCE: Districts, teachers and parents.

  • Additionally, the Smarter Balanced Usability, Accessibility and Accommodations Guidelines and FAQs can be found here: http://www.sde.idaho.gov/site/commonAssessment/

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The High Level Process

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Step 1

  • Complete Data Elements in the Technology Readiness Tool (www.techreadiness.net)

    • Device Inventory for each school

    • School Survey

    • Mark Data Complete

  • Import Files available

  • Data Refreshes Hourly

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Step 2

  • Download Secured Browsers or Apps

    • http://sbac.portal.airast.org/browsers/

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Tablet Downloads

AIRSecureTest

  • iPad: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/airsecuretest/id607002517?mt=8 *be sure to enable “Guided Access”

  • Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.air.mobilebrowser&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImNvbS5haXIubW9iaWxlYnJvd3NlciJd

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Step 3

  • Proctor and Test Administration Guides (1/29/14)

    • http://sbac.portal.airast.org/field-test/resources/

  • Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE)

    • http://sbac.portal.airast.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Smarter_TIDE_UserGuide_Spring2014.pdf

  • Technology Requirements

    • http://sbac.portal.airast.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/SmarterBalanced_TechnicalSpecificationsManual4.pdf

  • Technology Readiness Modules

    • http://sbac.portal.airast.org/wp-content/uploads/presentations/TechReq/

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    Join the Edmodo Group!

    Idaho District Testing Coordinators Group

    Group Code: tq48bu

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    Step 4

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    Step 5

    • Student Tutorials and Practice Tests

      • http://sbac.portal.airast.org/practice-test/

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    Step 6: Estimated Testing Time*

    • Create testing

      schedules

    *Times are estimates of test length for most students. Smarter Balanced assessments are designed as untimed tests; some students may need and should be afforded more time than shown in this table.

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    Science ISAT

    • Grades 5, 7, and 10

      • Continue taking the ISAT through DRC

      • Estimated at 90 minutes

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    Step 7

    • Operational Test

      • April 1 to May 16 is the window

      • Accounts come from local admins (Sups or DTC’s)

      • TIDE gets populated on 2/14/14

      • Data will come from January ISEE.

      • Session ID’s/tickets printed through TIDE

      • Use secure browsers

      • Logins, tickets, proctoring, test security

        • User Manual has recommendations

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    Step 8

    • Data Available

      • TIDE has testing progress/completion

    • SBAC may release item specific data late summer

    • SBAC will not be releasing student specific data

    • Five Star Rating and Accountability is frozen for 1 year.

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    Questions?

    • Alex Macdonald

      • Director of Instructional Technology

        • amacdonald@sde.idaho.gov

    • Angela Hemingway

      • Statewide Assessment and Accountability Coordinator

        • ahemingway@sde.idaho.gov

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