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Access Points Item Tryout
In this workshop, learn how to:
Florida was selected as a winner of the federal Race to the Top competition.
Assessment items developed as part of this project will be stored in the Florida Interim Assessment Item Bank and Test Platform.
The Florida Department of Education contracted with Pearson to develop the item bank and test platform, which is currently available through a view-only access to identified district representatives.
Access Points items were written by a third-party vendor and reviewed by Florida educators.
The Access Points Item Tryout includes a test form for the following subjects and grade levels.
Each district will receive participant usernames and passwords as well as an Item Tryout Toolkit document.
If at any point you need assistance walking through the Item Tryout steps:
Call the Help Desk number at 1-(866)-697-6435 or 866-MYSNHELP.
E-mail the Help Desk at [email protected]
Hours of operation are Mon-Fri: 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM EST.
All Help Desk agents are trained and aware of how to assist Item Tryout customers.
At least one week prior to the test date:
Note: These tasks can be performed by school administrators, test coordinators, or teachers.
On test day, teachers will do the following:
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Teachers navigate to the Upcoming Tests tab on their home pages to locate an assessment.
Teachers will see “AP Spring 2014” in the title.
Roll the cursor over the Assessment Admin header and click Find a Test. Locate the“AP Spring 2014”test in the list below the filter options and click the name of the test.
Then, locate the student’s username and password by clicking View Usernames under Test Actions.
Download the test form and materials list by clicking Download Test (Word) or Download Test (pdf) under Test Actions. Then print them. The materials list is also available under Associated Resources on the left side of the screen.
Download the scoring instructions (rubric and exemplars) by clicking Scoring Instructions under Test Actions. Then print them.
Review the materials list. Gather materials to support the Access Points items, if applicable.
Provide an opportunity for teachers to review the accommodations needed when administering a test to students with significant cognitive disabilities.
The student’s IEP will indicate what accommodations are needed. Such accommodations fall into five categories: Presentation, Responding, Scheduling, Setting, and Assistive Technology.
After administering the test on paper, teachers will do the following in the FL IBTP system:
As an alternative, teachers may complete these tasks in the system while administering the test.
Click this flag to tag questions you want to review before submitting.
Scroll down if needed.
Click this button to move to the next question.
The testing platform automatically saves answers for every 100 characters a teacher types in an open response field.
Also, the testing platform automatically saves answers each time a teacher clicks any of the following:
When entering student responses, record the accommodations that were used for the administration, the type of response the student gave (verbal, pointing, blinking), and the number of attempts it took the student to respond.
Note: The number of attempts only applies to the participatory level, up to three attempts.
After submitting the student’s responses in the system, sign back in with your teacher username and password.
Access Points items appear in the system as open response items. The system does not score open response items automatically, so enter the scores manually.
For each item, enter the score that the student earned on each item.The score you enter for each item is the rubric score.
For Access Points item tryouts, remember:
Locate technical support resources.
Prepare to administer an Access Points assessment.
Navigate to and select the assessment.
Administer the Access Points assessment.
In the FL IBTP, record the student’s responses using the student’s username and password.
In the FL IBTP, record the student’s scores using the teacher’s username and password.
Send feedback to FDOE regarding the FL IBTP Access Points test administration process.
You will be emailed a survey at the end of the Item Tryout. We appreciate and welcome your feedback. We anticipate updating this training based on information that we collect from you.
Thank you very much for your time.