CMAS - Colorado Charter School Institute

Colorado Measures of Academic
Success (CMAS)
STC High School
Administration Training
Michael Gelinas
Fall 2014
Testing Window
Roles and Responsibilities of the STC
CSI Assurance Document
PearsonAccess Accounts (Live and Training sites)
Key Tasks
 Administrative Network Activities
 Proctor Caching
 Testing Device Readiness
 TestNav Configuration
 Tasks during Test Administration
 Q&A
Spring 2014 CMAS
Assessment Window
CMAS: Science and Social Studies
Testing Dates
High School Social Studies
November 3– 21, 2014
High School Science
Technology Coordinator (DTC)
 All STCs must complete site readiness training (see PPT)
 Proctor cache
 Identify local device availability
 Identify local bandwidth needs
 Ensure devices/network meet requirements for testing
 Manage updates (Java, Browser, OS, etc.)
 Provide support to SAC and TAs before, during and after testing
 Assist in developing school testing schedules (particularly in
estimating needed setup time)
 Work with SAC on PearsonAccess setup
CSI STC Assurance: Due 10/24
 Includes training requirements
 Includes a high level checklist to
ensure schools are
technologically prepared for
 Signed STC Assurance due to
Michael Gelinas by 10/24
 Download on webinar or at:
PearsonAccess Accounts
 All STCs and SACs should now have a PearsonAccess account
for the LIVE site
 Review the Instructions for accessing PearsonAccess (see File
Share in webinar) for more information, including help with
resetting account information
 Accounts for PearsonAccess TRAINING site are forthcoming
 We anticipate that all STCs and SACs will have accounts prior to
the 10/3 PearsonAccess training
Administrative Network Activities
 Configure Network
Permissions (firewall,
content/spam filters)
 Test Wireless Connection
 Use System Check to verify
Network User Capacity and
Testing Volume for every
testing environment
(desktop computer lab,
wireless devices lab, etc.)
Proctor Caching
 Proctor Caching is Pearson-supplied
software that is used in conjunction
with TestNav to reduce bandwidth
requirements and accelerate the
delivery of test content.
• Allows you to pre-cache test content
to your local network before a test.
• Reduces the burden on your ISP by
eliminating redundancy in requests
for test content.
• Stores an encrypted local copy of all
pre-cached tests
Proctor Caching (continued)
 Identify a Proctor Caching machine that meets all requirements
 Download/Install Proctor Caching software
 Use System Check (add Proctor Caching device) to verify Network
User Capacity and Testing Volume for every testing environment
(desktop computer lab, wireless devices lab, etc.)
Testing Device Readiness
 Ensure all testing devices meet minimum requirements
 Environment Security
 Ensure students have permissions to SAVE the student response
files (SRFs) to the designated directories
 Ensure any applications on testing devices, which may take over the
computer and cause TestNav to close, are disabled
 Device Verification
 Complete the SystemCheck for TestNav
 Ensure all device operating systems meet the minimum
TestNav Configuration
 Configure Proctor Caching in PearsonAccess
 Verify Environment in PearsonAccess Training Center (10/3
 Configure TestNav in Training Center
 Create Test Session in Training center
 Pre-cache ePAT
 Execute ePAT and verify SRFs are saved to the appropriate save
Test Administration
 Troubleshooting Process during Testing
 Review Error Message on screen
 Check TestNav8 User Guide for message screen shot, explanation of
error, and action steps to resolve the error
 If unable to resolve, contact Pearson directly
System Check
 Tool for validating that TestNav software could run on their
 Support can also use System Check to validate the computer for any
technical problems.
 To gather realistic results System Check must be run from a student
testing machine on the same day of week/time of day when you
anticipate performing online testing.
Infrastructure Trial
 Setup the test environment and have students complete the
ePATS (practice tests) via the PearsonAccess Training Site
 CSI PearsonAccess 10/3 Training will go over this process
CMAS Communication Plan
Charter School
If you contact Pearson directly, track
your SD # and brief description of issue
Contact CSI Staff For
CSI Contact
Contact for issues concerning
Janet Dinnen
• Assessment training and administration
Michael Gelinas
• Technology setup
Schools may contact Pearson directly
 Procedures pertaining to PearsonAccess
 Student information updates and changes
 Additional orders
 PearsonAccess test session management
 Technical issues related to site readiness, including device
 Technical issues related to TestNav 8
 Materials issues
[email protected]
Call Center: 888-687-4759
Thank You!
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