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Title: 2015 Test Administration Setup


1
California Assessment of Student Performance and
Progress (CAASPP)
2015 Test Administration Setup August 20,
2014 12 p.m. Presented by Linda Hooper,
CDE Yoon Mee Byun, ETS Nicole Andrews, ETS Roger
Whipple, CAL
2
Purpose
  • The purpose of this Webcast is to go over
  • The new online designation form and test security
    agreement
  • How to log on to the Test Operations Management
    System (TOMS)
  • How to configure test administrations in TOMS and
    view test windows

3
Agenda
  • New for 2015
  • Online coordinator designation form and test
    security agreement
  • Introduction to TOMS
  • Logging on to TOMS
  • Configuring test administrations in TOMS
  • Live demonstration
  • Questions
  • Updates and announcements

4
New for 2015
5
New for 2015
  • Direct-funded charters will test independently
  • Locally funded charters will test dependently
  • Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR)
    Management System and Test Information
    Distribution Engine (TIDE) ? TOMS
  • http//californiatac.org/ ? http//caaspp.org/
  • California Technical Assistance Center (CalTAC)
    will announce when this change is complete.
  • Californiatac.org bookmarks and URLs will
    redirect to the new domain.

6
New for 2015
  • Online submittal of CAASPP coordinator
    designation forms and test security agreements
  • The California Alternate Performance Assessment
    (CAPA) will be administered only for science in
    grades 5, 8, and 10
  • Full-length Smarter Balanced tests in English
    Language Arts/Literacy (ELA) and Mathematics
  • Each content area assessment will contain a
    computer-adaptive portion as well as a
    performance task
  • Students will receive scores

7
2015 Online Designation Form and Test Security
Agreement
8
E-mail to Superintendents
  • An e-mail will be sent to superintendents
    regarding the new online CAASPP coordinator
    designation forms and test security agreements
  • Superintendents will be required to identify
    schools with technological difficulty prohibitive
    of online testing
  • Online form to submit information on those
    schools will be available
  • Coordinate with your superintendent to identify
    those schools, if any

9
Online Designation Form
  • Submitted by the district Superintendent or
    direct-funded independently testing Charter
    School Administrator
  • Superintendents/Administrators must designate one
    LEA CAASPP Coordinator by September 30, 2014
  • Coordinators must be available from September 30,
    2014 through September 29, 2015
  • The designation form must be updated if the
    contact information or the coordinator changes
  • Designation forms are submitted annually

10
Online Test Security Agreement
  • To be signed by both LEA CAASPP Coordinators and
    Site Coordinators.
  • Test Security Agreement is online this year.
  • Same form for LEA CAASPP Coordinators and Site
    Coordinators
  • Routed electronically to CalTAC or LEA
  • LEA CAASPP Coordinators must submit the agreement
    by September 30, 2014.
  • NOTE CalTAC must receive both the designation
    form and test security agreement to grant you
    access to TOMS!

11
Introduction to TOMS
12
Introduction to TOMS
  • New system
  • Replaces TIDE used for the 2014 Smarter Balanced
    Field Test
  • Replaces the STAR Management System
  • Linked on http//caaspp.org/
  • Components of TOMS will be rolled out in phases
  • TOMS user guides will be made available as each
    functionality of each component goes live

13
Logging On to TOMS
14
Logging On
  • Once a test security agreement form has been
    submitted, CalTAC will add the LEA CAASPP
    Coordinator to TOMS.
  • After an LEA CAASPP Coordinator is added to TOMS,
    he/she will receive an automated e-mail with a
    temporary password.

15
Logging On
  1. Go to http//caaspp.org/.
  2. Select the link to TOMS.
  3. Enter the username and password that was sent to
    you via e-mail.
  4. Select the Login button.

16
Logging On
  1. By using or accessing this site, you agree to the
    terms and conditions of use. Select the Terms and
    Conditions of Use link to read the full text.
  2. First-time users will be prompted to enter a new
    password.

17
Logging On
  • After you sign in, the Dashboard in the TOMS home
    page opens.
  • The Dashboard default is the News Announcements
    tab. This feature will keep you informed of
    important announcements.

18
Configuring Test Administrations in TOMS
19
Test Administration Windows
  • Testing windows for 2015
  • Grades 3-8 (Smarter Balanced) for ELA and Math
  • At least 66 of a schools annual instructional
    days must be completed
  • Grade 11 (Smarter Balanced) for ELA and Math
  • At least 80 of a schools annual instructional
    days must be completed
  • Replaces EAP
  • CST/CMA/CAPA Science and STS
  • 85 of a schools instructional days must be
    completed

20
Step 1 Setting Nondelivery and Nonworking Dates
  • Select the Test Admins bar on the left
    navigation bar

21
Step 1 Setting Nondelivery and Nonworking Dates
  • Select CAASPP 2014-2015 from the Testing
    Program drop-down list.

22
Step 1 Setting Nondelivery and Nonworking Dates
  • In the Select LEA field, select the --Select
    Organization-- link.
  • A search Web form will open type your LEAs name
    in the search field and select it when it
    appears.

23
Step 1 Setting Nondelivery and Nonworking Dates
  • Select CONTINUE.

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Step 1 Setting Nondelivery and Nonworking Dates
  • Select the dates on the calendar to indicate days
    that the LEA is closed or unable to accept
    testing materials
  • Blue cells indicate nondelivery and nonworking
    days for LEAs
  • Clicking on a blue cell will deselect the date as
    a nondelivery/nonworking date.

26
Step 1 Setting Nondelivery and Nonworking Dates
  1. When you are finished configuring your dates,
    select SAVE.
  2. A confirmation will display. Select SET
    INSTRUCTIONAL CALENDAR to continue or Close to
    set the instructional calendar later.

27
Step 2 Setting Instructional Start and End Dates
  1. When the Set Instructional Calendar view opens,
    you will see a screen similar to this

28
Step 2 Setting Instructional Start and End Dates
  1. Select the Summary icon to set the
    instructional start and end dates for an admin.

29
Step 2 Setting Instructional Start and End Dates
  • Select a type of Pre-ID from the Pre-ID Type
    drop-down list
  • Either Labels or None
  • Select dates from the Instructional Calendar
    Start Date and Instructional Calendar End Date
    calendars.

30
Step 2 Setting Instructional Start and End Dates
  • Select SAVE.
  • A confirmation box will display. Select CLOSE
    to continue and open the Set Noninstructional
    Dates section.

31
Step 3 Setting Noninstructional Dates
  1. When the Set Noninstructional Dates page opens,
    you will see a screen similar to this

32
Step 3 Setting Noninstructional Dates
  1. Select the noninstructional dates by selecting
    the calendar date cells.
  2. Select SAVE.
  3. A confirmation box will display.

33
Step 4 Setting Test Admins
  • After setting noninstructional dates, the Set
    Test Admins section will be populated according
    to the information you have been entering up
    until this point
  • You can change the Test Admin Start Date and Test
    Admin End Date for each test by clicking on the
    Calendar icon.
  • You can clear the Test Admin Start Date and Test
    Admin End Date by selecting the X icon.

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Step 4 Setting Testing Admins
  • Check the Activate this Test Admin box to set the
    test administration
  • Check the box only for the tests that apply to
    the admin youre setting
  • i.e., If youre setting up a test admin for an
    elementary school district, you should not check
    the activate box for Smarter Balanced grade 11
    (ELA and Mathematics)
  • Delete the Test Admin Start Date and Test Admin
    End Date for any test admin you do not wish to
    activate

36
Step 4 Setting Testing Admins
37
Step 4 Setting Testing Admins
  • When you are finished, select SAVE.
  • A confirmation box will display. Select CLOSE
    to view a Testing Windows Summary.

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Viewing the Details of the Windows Summary
  • Select a tab in the Windows Summary section to
    view the dates for a particular testing window.
  • Note Some dates listed for the SBAC tabs will
    not apply to most LEAs.

40
Live Demonstration of TOMS
41
Questions
42
Updates and Announcements
43
Updates and Announcements
  • Digital Library
  • Interim Assessments
  • Next Webcast 2014 Post-Test Workshop
  • Prerecorded
  • Will cover using and interpreting 2014 reports
  • Date September 3, 2014

44
Smarter Balanced Achievement Level Setting Panels
  • This fall, educators, parents, and business/
    community members have the opportunity to
    participate in an online panel to provide
    recommendations for setting achievement levels
    for the Smarter Balanced summative and interim
    assessments.
  • Online panel registration deadline- September 19
    http//smarterbalanced.measinc.com/EventCode/10061
    4
  • Comments taken October 5-17

45
Resources
46
Resources
  • Test Operations Management System Test
    Administration Setup
  • Will be available soon
  • http//caaspp.org/rsc/pdfs/CAASPP.test_admin_setup
    .2015.pdf 

47
Help Desk Support
  • The California Technical Assistance Center
    (CalTAC) is there to support all LEA CAASPP
    coordinators!
  • Available Monday Friday from 7 a.m. 5 p.m. PT
  • E-mail caltac_at_ets.org
  • Phone 800-955-2954
  • Web site http//caaspp.org
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