2/22/19: CBT Weekly Updates, Grades 3-8 ELA and Math

CBT Weekly Updates, 2/22/19

  1. The new School Administrator’s Manual for 2019 is posted: https://cbtsupport.nysed.gov/hc/en-us/articles/115001359443
  2. The new Scoring Leader’s Handbook for 2019 is posted: https://cbtsupport.nysed.gov/hc/en-us/articles/360024381031
    1. Read Times are available in Appendix O and we will update the article on CBT Support with the new 2019 Read Times tables: https://cbtsupport.nysed.gov/hc/en-us/articles/360001756051-Scoring-Read-Times
  3. The CBT Simulation section has launched on CBT Support: https://cbtsupport.nysed.gov/hc/en-us/sections/360003725431-Statewide-CBT-Simulations
  4. The first listserv message was sent on Thursday and is posted in this section: https://cbtsupport.nysed.gov/hc/en-us/articles/360024027292-CBT-Simulation-Listserv-First-Message
  5. We added a new FAQ to the Simulation section about pausing the Secure Browser practice tests: https://cbtsupport.nysed.gov/hc/en-us/articles/360024043772
    • We provide three options for students who may need to pause the practice tests:
      • Place a file folder over the computer screen while a student is not actively testing.
      • Pause/Sign Out of the practice test, ending the practice test.
      • Pause the test and note where the student stopped; when the student returns, have the student log into the practice test again to resume from the question within the practice test where the student stopped.
  6. We want to remind schools about ScorePoint training sessions! The Buffalo location has a lot of registrants, but the other two locations do not (OHM BOCES/Utica and Questar III BOCES/Albany) can handle way more attendees:
  7. Please encourage subscribers to the CBT Listservs! Any users who write in this week and until March 5th will be added both the CBT This Week and Simulation listservs (it’s a BOGO sale!).
  8. The operational CBT Listserv will launch on Wednesday, March 6th, the day after the second CBT Simulation and will include details about how schools can begin arranging classes and set student testing accommodations.