11/30/18: CBT Weekly Updates, Grades 3-8 ELA and Math

CBT Weekly Updates, 11/30/2018

  1. More than 815 schools have ordered CBT for the spring 2019 CBT administration!
    • As a reminder, for comparison, last year’s number is 662 schools.
  2. The CBT 2019 student data requirements are now published: https://cbtsupport.nysed.gov/hc/en-us/articles/360020403871.
  3. We are beginning discussions with Questar and L2 regarding district transfers of students before and during the operational CBT window within Nextera Admin: the Local ID is very important for student data and for scores data to flow correctly—the Local ID should be correct.
    • Step One: We will begin discussions with the RIC Working Group this upcoming Wednesday.
    • Next Step: we have asked Questar to ensure that the data field on Nextera Admin for student Local ID restrict entry to nine characters only (no more, no less).
  4. Additionally, for OODP students (Out of District Placement), there are no fields on Nextera Admin for home district and home school (“district of accountability”), so we are looking into solutions for that data issue, too.
  5. The CBT Team is presenting two back-to-back sessions next Friday, December 7, at the DATAG meeting in Albany.
    • Our presentation will focus on various CBT data issues—we hope to have a great discussion and perhaps learn even more about how we can improve student data for CBT.
    • The title of the presentation is “CBT and the Importance of Being Good Data.”
  6. The Statewide CBT Simulation has become the hottest topic among our schools! We need your help to come up with what kind of materials can we create to better inform and support our schools, here are some ideas:
    • Video that discusses how to organize a simulation and where to find materials
    • Way for non-operational schools to “sign up”
    • Simulation Listserv to allow us to communicate efficiently with all schools participating
    • PPT slides for districts and schools to promote and train internally
    • FAQ with multiple questions and answers within one article on CBT support to be something of a quick FAQ reference
    • What ideas do you have? Please send ideas and questions you’ve heard from your districts and schools to CBT Support!
  7. Please remember to encourage your district and schools to subscribe to the CBT Listservhttps://cbtsupport.nysed.gov/hc/en-us/articles/115001183923-Computer-Based-Testing-CBT-Listserv