CBT Today: Day Four, Thursday, May 24, 2018

Status: Good

The status of the Nextera systems is Good.

Protip of the Day: You can find everything you need to get started with CBT field testing on CBT Support! Earlier this week, we posted a new article in CBT Resources that can help schools new-to-CBT learn how to get started. Below is an excerpt, and the entire article can be found on CBT Support.

How to Get Started in the Nextera Administration System

  1. Consult Appendix L in the CBT field testing School Administrator's Manual for guidance on how to navigate Nextera Admin. 
  2. Navigate to Students by using the "Change" link at the top to change the "Window" drop-down menu to "SAFT." 
  3. Create accounts for additional users in the school who will help you to administer CBT.
  4. Set your students' testing accommodations.
  5. Consider if you want to organize your students for testing into groups/classes or keep them all in one container. 
    • Consider if you want to place any students who are not taking the CBT field tests into a "Not Tested" class container (so you an focus only on the students who are testing in Nextera Admin). 
  6. Make sure you are using the Chrome browser, and then navigate to the TESTS>Tests page to print student login tickets for your classes. 
  7. Locate your Proctor PIN at the very bottom left (keep scrolling!) of the Nextera Admin homepage.
  8. Assemble your testing classes' secure testing materials to distribute to proctors on the morning of the field tests. 

Review the complete Getting Started Tips at the following article: https://cbtsupport.nysed.gov/hc/en-us/articles/360004030571-Getting-Started-Tips-I-am-new-to-CBT-field-testing-where-do-I-begin-