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2014 CMAS PearsonAccess Training for SACs February 28, 2014. Agenda. TestNav 8 Testing Engine, Tools and Accommodated Forms PearsonAccess Overview for SACs PearsonAccess User Roles User Accounts Logging In Training Site PearsonAccess Navigation Student Data
February 28, 2014
You can watch the complete webinar on the Support tab of PearsonAccess at your own page OR read the PA manual —will be a requirement in the CMAS SAC Assurance
TRAINING SITE brown
No login required
The PearsonAccess Training Site for the Colorado Program allows you to practice without affecting “live” data for paper and online testing activities.
Sample students can be created
Global navigation links appear on the top of every screen.
Tabs and sub tabs allow you to navigate
quickly to specific screens
“Breadcrumbs” show the navigation path to the screen
To change the test administration, click on
the Change link. The administration change
will apply to all screens.
Help offers context-specific support. Click
to close the Help window.
When locating student or testing data, use
the Search function to make your search
more targeted. Click Hide Search to close it.
Filtering the data makes your navigation
through the system more efficient.
Click on the change organization link to view a different organization’s data within the same administration. Examples of organizations are districts and school. The organization change will apply to all screens
The interface dynamically changes to display only functions for which the user is authorized.
CoAlt Score Entry Role
CMAS Test Administrator Role
Schools are responsible to verify in PearsonAccess that student data is correct
Check # of students
Check students that have had updates to demographics after mid-JanuaryPearsonAccess Student Data
The SDU template and file layout documentation are available on the Support tab within PearsonAccess.
For detailed directions regarding the SDU process, please see the PearsonAccess User’s Guide on the Support tab within PearsonAccess.PearsonAccess Student Data Upload (SDU) Process
Submit initial orders for paper documents (update participation counts) (by March 14)
Paper test books for accommodations
Braille and Large Print
Test Administration Manuals
Create group names (testing groups) for Test Assignments (before testing)
Provide accommodations information (by May 2)
Update demographics (by May 2)
Add and/or release students (by May 2)PearsonAccess Student Data Upload (SDU) Process
Upload SDU with CMAS Accommodations, CMAS Scripts, and CoAlt Accommodations filled in by 3/14. (Use TCAP Accommodation Form as starting point.)
Upload SDU with Group Name filled in BEFORE creating testing sessions in PearsonAccess.
Manual provides information about accommodations. Appropriate administration of the accommodations will be forthcoming from CDE/PearsonAccess.
SDUs need to be uploaded by March 14, 2014 for initial orders
Secure additional orders will be accepted via the Additional Order Process in Pearson Access from 4/1/14 – 4/29/14
Non-secure additional orders will be accepted via the Additional Order Process in Pearson Access from 4/1/14 – 5/6/14PearsonAccess Student Data Upload (SDU) Process
DAC, SAC and Student Enrollment
A virtual grouping of students by grade level and content area. Students must be placed in a scheduled test session before they can log in to a test.
Select Test Management tab > Manage Test Sessions
Click New Session to create a new test session
Create sessions at least one week before testing window
Enter the session information displayed on the Session Details screen
Select to View By Groups radio button to add students to the session
The Test Session Details screen displays each session’s status, assigned test, start time and assigned students
Session start time is a guideline for planning and is not enforced by the online testing system
To move or add students to a testing session within PearsonAccess, click Add Students
Select to View By Groups or Students radio button to add students to the session
Place a check next to those students to add or move the student into the session and click Add to Session
If student data is entered manually (i.e.,: not by submitting a student data file), or if student registration information is not included in the student data file, then the student will need to be registered.
To register students manually:
Student must be enrolled in one or more schools
The student must be registered for a test administration
Once registered, assign the student to a group
Assign the student to a testStudent Registration