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Field Test Workshop April 22, 2014. What’s New?. Updated TAM – (3/24/2014) http://sbac.portal.airast.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Test-Administration-Manual-FT.pdf Updated Test Administrator’s Guide (3/25/14)

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    1. Field Test WorkshopApril 22, 2014

    2. What’s New? • Updated TAM – (3/24/2014) http://sbac.portal.airast.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Test-Administration-Manual-FT.pdf • Updated Test Administrator’s Guide (3/25/14) http://sbac.portal.airast.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Smarter_TA-User_Guide_FieldTest_Spring2014.pdf • Guidelines for Read Aloud Test Reader (3/11/2014) http://www.smarterbalanced.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Read-Aloud-Guidelines.pdf

    3. Test Setting • Some test settings cannot be changed after a test has started. (Begin Text Now button) • American Sign Language • Braille • Closed Captioning • Streamlined Interface (testing shell) • Translations (stacked- mathematics only)

    4. Basic Test Rules • Must answer all questions before going on • Can flag items for review (drop-down to return) • Review and change if not paused for more than 20 minutes • Cannot return to segments once completed

    5. Pause Rules • Must log back on • Directed to first page that has unanswered item • Non-PT tests have 20 minute rules • Not permitted to change previously answered items • PT do not have a pause limit rule • Contain 2 segments • Cannot return to first segment once completed

    6. Segments • PT tests • all ELA tests contain 2 segments • Non-PT tests • All ELA tests contain 2 segments • Math tests contain multiple segments (some 2 some 4 • Some don’t allow calculators

    7. TA Interface for Field Tests • Session ID • Test Selection table • Pending Approvals Notifications and Preview Window • Students in Your Test Session Table

    8. Starting a Test Session • Tests are automatically listed • By grade then subject • NonPT • PT • Students are pre-assigned selected tests and can only take those tests.

    9. Approvals • Approvals 0 • Not clickable • Don’t approve students whose test settings are incorrect • 3 Approvals needed • Clickable • Preview shows test

    10. Approvals • This window does not refresh • Standard Settings = default • Custom Settings = supports and accommodations • Approve individual or approve all students • Denying students (reason- test settings, incorrect information,etc)

    11. Stopping Test Sessions • Click Stop Session • Verification • Remember Stopping requires logging back in • New Session ID • Log out after stopping • After 20 minutes of inactivity, the session is “stopped” • Non-PT tests only – students cannot return to previously answered items

    12. Test Layout

    13. What We’ve Learned…