The presentation slides and video for the 2020-21 NYS Grades 3-8 ELA and Math Computer-Based Testing Simulation Training are provided below. This training is the full version for schools that would like a more thorough review of the process for preparing for and participating in the simulations. The Simulation Training will cover the simulation requirements; an overview of the computer-based testing platforms (the Question Sampler, Test Delivery System, and Nextera Administration System); the Simulation Checklist; and contact information for questions.
To provide greater flexibility for schools, this year there will be two CBT Simulation Periods. Each simulation period will have a window during which schools planning to administer operational tests with CBT will participate on the day(s) they choose. The first CBT Simulation Period will be held from December 9 - 11, 2020. The second CBT Simulation Period will be held from January 12 – January 14, 2021. Schools may have their students participate in as many of the days of simulations as they choose but schools must take part in a simulation on at least one day of either of the two Simulation Periods in order to participate in operational tests with CBT in spring 2021.
If your school has any questions about student participation or procedures to follow for participating in the simulations, please contact OSA at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Part I: Simulation Overview
Part II: Overview of Questar’s Platforms and TDS
Part III: Nextera Admin
Part IV: Simulation Quick Reference Guide Checklist and Contact Information