3/30/18: CBT Weekly Updates, Grades 3-8 ELA and Math

CBT Weekly Update Call, 3/30/18

TTS does not work when internet drops: we are seeing some reports about TTS lag from schools that are testing

  • Last year, the TTS player would continue working if internet dropped
  • Questar has built in some user messaging that we will provide to the field in the Known Issues section.

Windows 10 S operating system is not compatible with the Nextera Secure Browser

  • Article posted to CBT Support: https://cbtsupport.nysed.gov/hc/en-us/articles/360002299491 
  • We have more than 300 schools that could be using Windows machines for operational CBT.
  • We would like for our RICs to contact their schools that are using Windows machines to make sure they are aware of this situation.

Start and End times for our NYS testers will still be in Central Standard Time instead of EST this year.

There is a memo from the Office of State Assessment that provides some helpful clarification about testing schedules.

  • The following statement has been posted to CBT Support Communications.
    • "If a CBT school chooses to start testing on the first day of the ELA CBT administration window, Tuesday, April 10, they may open the corresponding PBT materials on the same day if needed to allow students who, pursuant to an IEP or 504 Plan, will be testing on paper, or to provide the test read accommodation to students testing on computer with a human reader" (page 4).