5/31/19: CBT Weekly Updates, Grades 3-8 ELA and Math

CBT Weekly Updates Call, 5/31/19

  1. It is the end of the second week of the three-week CBT field testing window! Nearly 45,000 students have tested on computer
    • There continue to have been no technical issues reported either to Questar or to NYSED.
  2. School Observations: Heather and Kiara were lucky to visit a school this week to observe seventh graders take the CBT ELA field tests:
    • The students liked testing on computer—typing on computer and using the tools.
    • The test downloaded and was submitted without an issue (and quickly).
    • We have identified additional improvements we can make in the Teacher’s Directions, but it was wonderful to see the change to student engagement/stamina when the student’s didn’t’ have to sit through the proctor reading every Directions/Tools screen.
      • Please continue to let us know if you have additional ideas for how we can improve Teacher’s Directions—we rely on your support and collaboration!
    • Heather, Kiara, and Clara will visit more schools next week to observe CBT field testing—we will continue to share our observations!
  3. Questar continues to work on ELA and Math data file deliveries—you have been updated via the L1 call, but when it is time for data to be provided again to L1s, you will be notified.
  4. Student CRs will be available on Monday, June 3 on Nextera Admin, but we will not announce to principals until the following day on Tuesday—NYSED will be testing and reviewing the CRs before sending letters to operational CBT principals.
  5. Reminder: Friday, June 14 is the last CBT Weekly Update Call for the 2019-2020 school year! We will sunset the call and post the “summer hiatus” information on CBT Support in the Weekly Updates section.
    • The CBT Weekly Updates Call work for next school year will begin at NYSED on August 1st:
      • We develop a survey to collect names and emails first.
      • Then we distribute the self-schedule call details.
      • The call typically begins the first week of September each year.
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