3/16/18: CBT Weekly Updates, Grades 3-8 ELA and Math

CBT Weekly Updates Call, 3/16/18

Not Tested Codes can be set now: Schools will set the Not Tested codes from the Testing Status Details page:

FastTrack NYSSIS ID Dates:

  • ELA: April 10-20
    • Search Available: April 2
    • FastTrack Available: Monday, April 9
    • Close Fast Track on April 20
  • Math: May 1-11
    • Search Available: April 23
    • FastTrack Available: Monday, April 30
    • Close Fast Track on May 11.

Math student data delay

The School Administrator’s Manual (SAM) has been posted! http://www.p12.nysed.gov/assessment/sam/ei/eisam18.pdf

  • Links will be updated on CBT Support and we’ll announce in the CBT This Week listserv message.

Proctoring CBT: We are receiving a lot of inquiries about what a proctor can/cannot do to assist students testing on computer: where is the line between navigation/mechanics and too much help?

  • We will be discussing this next week internally to provide clear details in the Proctor Webinar on Wednesday.
  • Page 31 of the SAM provides some guidance on “Aid to Students” during test taking.

 Math Equation Editor videos will be updated today on CBT Support: https://cbtsupport.nysed.gov/hc/en-us/articles/115002174366-Video-Learn-how-to-use-the-CBT-Equation-Editor

  • New function buttons for 2018 are included

District Uploads: we have uploaded our first file for a school in the Wayne Finger Lakes region and are waiting to review the data with Questar.

Questar LASR Team locations have been decided and we have a schedule.

  • Now we need to determine the best locations according to test scheduling to have a Questar colleague on-site at a RIC.
    • We’ll be discussing in the next RIC Working Group Call.