The Computer-Based Testing (CBT) ELA and Math Student Pre-ID data file layout for loading students into Nextera Admin is attached in PDF with descriptions of data fields and includes a sample Excel file. Data Coordinators should expect that the file layout for loading students into Nextera Admin can change from year to year, but there are no planned changes for the 2018-19 CBT administration.
All operational CBT schools should try to have student enrollment records uploaded to L2 by December 14, 2018. NYSED and Questar will work together to have students testing on computer in the spring pre-populated into Nextera Admin for CBT administration. You should contact your RIC with any questions about CBT student data.
New file layouts with business rules are released by Questar between November-December of each year for the spring CBT administration. The data populated aligns to SIRS data elements.
The same student Pre-ID file layout is used for operational CBT and field testing on computers. All districts and schools should work with their Level 1 data/RIC coordinators regarding the submission of student enrollment records as a first step to providing student data for CBT administration.