CELLA Online Locator Test + =. CELLA Online Locator Test TRAINING From AccountabilityWorks and .

Click here to load reader

  • date post

    16-Jan-2016
  • Category

    Documents

  • view

    226
  • download

    0

Embed Size (px)

Transcript of CELLA Online Locator Test + =. CELLA Online Locator Test TRAINING From AccountabilityWorks and .

  • CELLA Online Locator Test+=

    CELLA Online Locator Training

  • CELLA Online Locator TestTRAININGFrom AccountabilityWorks andwww.AWSchoolTest.com

    CELLA Online Locator Training

  • TrainingPart One District CoordinatorWhat does the district coordinator need to know and do to operate the system?Part Two District Data ManagerWhat does the district data manager need to do to conduct batch uploads?Part Three Test Administrator/TeacherWhat materials are available for training test administrators/teachers?

    CELLA Online Locator Training

  • Materials Needed for TrainingBesides this PowerPoint, please make sure you have:Administrator Users Guide (pdf) Teacher Users Guide (pdf)Directions for Administration Online Locator Test (pdf)Note: All materials are available from the Florida Department of Education at http://www.fldoe.org/aala/ or at www.AWSchoolTest.com under English Language Learning Assessment link.

    CELLA Online Locator Training

  • AccountabilityWorks (AW) and Florida Department of Education (FDOE)AW is a nonprofit organization focused on implementing high quality assessments and accountability systems.AW is not an advocacy group. CELLA Online Locator Test is being provided at no cost to the state via AWs website testing platform AWSchoolTest.com.AWSchoolTest.com offers a range of assessments e.g.,CELLA Locator TestArithmetic Testing OnLine (ATOL)CELLA Online 3.0: An alternate form of CELLA that can be used to inform decisions about student placement in ESL/Bilingual programs.

    CELLA Online Locator Training

  • Timeline of ActivitiesDecember 3 and 11: Webinar trainingsJanuary 5-9: District Coordinators sign-up for an account; AW conducts security check and obtains district school list.January 12-16: AW notifies district coordinators that their account is activated and school names were entered.January 16-February 16: District Coordinators upload teacher and student accounts; Test Administrators/Teachers are trained to administer CELLA Online.February 16: CELLA Online Locator Test available for use.

    CELLA Online Locator Training

  • PART ONEDistrict Coordinators

    CELLA Online Locator TestTRAINING

    CELLA Online Locator Training

  • Questions to be AnsweredWhat is the CELLA Online Locator Test?What are the technology requirements?How much training is needed?How to get started?What are some of the systems features?

    CELLA Online Locator Training

  • What is the CELLA Online Locator Test?Objective and efficient method to determine the most appropriate level of CELLA Reading and Writing to administer to each student.Administering the appropriate level of CELLA Reading and Writing to each student is essential to ensuring reliable scores that will accurately capture student growth.

    CELLA Online Locator Training

  • Whats the Same? (Paper vs. Online)The CELLA Online Locator Test uses the same test items and scoring criteria as the previous paper-based version of the Locator Test. vs.

    CELLA Online Locator Training

  • The CELLA Online Locator Test is automatically and instantly scored by the secure online system as soon as each student completes a test. Hand-scoring and looking up results are no longer necessary.District and School coordinators, as well as teachers, have real-time access to both individual and group results from the CELLA Online Locator Test. Group reports can be generated at any time for a school, one or more grades, or one or more classrooms.

    Whats Different? (Paper vs. Online)

    CELLA Online Locator Training

  • Time Needed for TrainingDistrict Coordinators45 minutes District Data Managers15 minutes Test Administrators/TeachersOne hour

    CELLA Online Locator Training

  • District CoordinatorTraining ComponentsProvided by AW, ETS and State DOE System User TrainingVia Webinars conducted December 3 & 11, 2008PowerPoint using CELLA Online Locator Test Training Slides and Notes (PPT)Materials for Training AdministratorsAdministrator Users Guide (pdf)Teacher Users Guide (pdf)Directions for Administration: CELLA Online Locator Test (pdf)

    CELLA Online Locator Training

  • Test Administrator/TeacherTraining ComponentsProvided by District Coordinators System User Training Use slides from the Test Administrator/Teacher Training section of this PowerPoint Materials for Test Administrators/TeachersTeacher Users Guide (pdf)Directions for Administration: CELLA Online Locator Test (pdf)Go to www.AWSchoolTest.com under English Language Learner Assessment to find materials and PowerPoint for training teachers

    CELLA Online Locator Training

  • AWSchoolTest.comAWSchoolTest.com is a secure web-based testing and reporting system that is designed to work with a range of computer hardware and operating systems. Compatible with both Macintosh and Windows computers. System has been tested with broadband internet access, but may also work with some dial-up connections.No separate software is needed.

    CELLA Online Locator Training

  • What are the Local System Technology Requirements? Read Administrator Users Guide, pages 2-5AWSchoolTest.com performs well with these browsers:Internet Explorer 6/7 and higherSafari 2.x and higherFirefox 2.x and higherCamino 1.x beta and higher

    CELLA Online Locator Training

  • Technology Support from AWSchoolTestDistrict Coordinators9:00 AM and 5:00 PM (Eastern) by phone at 978-537-9252 or priority e-mail at [email protected] School Coordinators9:00 AM and 5:00 PM (Eastern) by priority e-mail at [email protected] Test Administrators/Teachers9:00 AM and 5:00 PM (Eastern) via our standard e-mail support at [email protected] Response within four (4) business hoursONLY account holders should contact our support staff.More information can be found in the Administrator Users Guide, page 5.

    CELLA Online Locator Training

  • System Set-Up District Coordinator Set Up Initial Account Login with Administrator Privileges Add Teachers Add Students Set Data Privileges To Do

    CELLA Online Locator Training

  • Set Up Initial AccountCreate an initial administrator account that will allow you to enter or upload local school coordinators, test administrators/teachers and student information.Information about how to set up an account can be found in the Administrator Users Guide, pages 6-8.

    CELLA Online Locator Training

  • Login to www.AWSchoolTest.com This is what the home page looks like. You can access training materials without login information.

    CELLA Online Locator Training

  • Getting StartedDistrict CoordinatorLook Left hand side of the screen. Find Do not have an Account?Click Click here to sign up.

    CELLA Online Locator Training

  • Account Sign UpDistrict CoordinatorFill Out FormSubmitSecurity Check by AWCheck State ListCall District AW Contacts Account Holder

    CELLA Online Locator Training

  • AW Enters School NamesAW Staff will contact the account holder and request a list of the school names in the district.AW Staff will enter these school names into the system under the current account holder.AW Staff will contact the account holder via e-mail to indicate when the account is ready to use.

    CELLA Online Locator Training

  • Login with Administrator PrivilegesDistrict CoordinatorNotified by AWDistrict Coordinator goes to: www.AWSchoolTest.com2. Login to Teacher/Admin sectionClick on Login Here

    4. Now youre on the page with the login formatEnter your username and passwordClick the Terms of Service boxClick on the Login button

    CELLA Online Locator Training

  • Select SchoolDistrict CoordinatorDistrict Coordinator is on the Select a School page. You will choose the school to set up first. Use the drop down box and highlight the school and the system will automatically go to the My School page.

    CELLA Online Locator Training

  • My School Page

    CELLA Online Locator Training

  • District Coordinators AccessibilityAccess teacher and student information for each school;Access the teacher profile to update or review by clicking on the teacher username; Acquire a class list of students for each teacher that contains information about each student, including their usernames, number of tests taken, number of tests passed, number of tests not passed, number of tests completed with no passing scores and access to a series of student level reports.Add/remove teachers and students; set school data access privileges.View school summary reports for all teachers and students.

    CELLA Online Locator Training

  • Data Privileges: How are they set?Administrator Privileges: Requested by authorized district level person and set up by AWSchoolTest staff.School Settings for Staff: Set up by Administrator using [School Setting] link on main My School page.- It is recommended that Admin select the first settings box.- If neither box is checked, teachers can still view individual student reports.

    Recommended setting

    CELLA Online Locator Training

  • Adding Test Administrators/TeachersThere are two ways to add teachers into AWSchoolTest.com, both are found in the tops links on the main My School page.

    Use the [Add a Teacher] link: Enter the information for one teacher at a time using the web-form.Use the [Upload Teachers] link to upload a CSV file of a large batch of teachers all at once.

    CELLA Online Locator Training

  • [Add a Teacher] Web-FormUse teachers email account as the Teacher Username.

    Ensures username is unique.

    Just remove the @ symbol from the address.

    CELLA Online Locator Training

  • Adding Test Administrators/Teachers[Upload Teachers]Click Link[Upload Teachers]Here you will find:Directions for uploading;A CSV template;File selection browser bar;Submit function.

    CELLA Online Locator Training

  • Adding Other AdministratorsAdministrators are initially uploaded or entered as teachers.District sends AWSchoolTest an e-mail list of individuals who should have administrator privileges: [email protected] list should indicate the schools at which each individual should receive administrator privileges. AWSchoolTest will send verification e-mail to District indicating privileges have been granted.

    CELLA Online Locator Training

  • Uploading StudentsThis page will appear after you click on the [Upload/Enroll Students] link. There are instructions for batch uploads and a template that you can use.

    CELLA Online Locator Training

  • Former Students

    CELLA Online Locator Training

  • School Summary Reports[School Summary Reports] link allows you to identify the school results you wish to view and create a report that displays just those data.There are two types of School Summary Reports:

    Student List Reports- Reports that create lists of students, such as for a classroom or grade level, and displays each students performance on key indicators.Aggregate ReportsReports that group student data to create an average, percent, or gain score measure that can be tracked over time; no individual student results are displayed in aggregate reports.

    CELLA Online Locator Training

  • Steps to Creating School Summary ReportsSelect Report TypeChoose Test(s) and Date Range (dates are optional)Select Student GroupingWhole SchoolGrade Level(s)Teacher(s)Click to submit Within seconds a report is displayed

    CELLA Online Locator Training

  • Report Type: Student ListMake your selections using webpage form

    CELLA Online Locator Training

  • Three Choices for List ReportsFor CELLA Locator Test, select second button: Performance Category, Score, Points by Content Category.Select

    CELLA Online Locator Training

  • Sample Student List Report

    CELLA Online Locator Training

  • Report Type: AggregateMake selections using webpage form

    CELLA Online Locator Training

  • Three Choices for Aggregate ReportsFor CELLA Locator Test, select first button: Average Scores and Percent within Performance Categories.Select

    CELLA Online Locator Training

  • Sample School Summary Report

    CELLA Online Locator Training

  • Sample Report(lower half of previous page)

    CELLA Online Locator Training

  • Download Student DataAccess student data in CSV Format.

    Makes it easy to merge with other district or school data files.

    CELLA Online Locator Training

  • My SchoolIndividual Teacher Class ListAccess this page, from your main My School page. Locate Teachers name and click on [Students] link in that row.

    CELLA Online Locator Training

  • Transfer Students2. This will take you to the transfer student page. Just follow the prompts to complete the transfer 1. Check box(es) in Student Transfer column, then click on [Transfer Student] button.

    CELLA Online Locator Training

  • Test Assignment HistoryTo access this page:

    1. Go to main My School page.2. Locate Teachers name.3. Click on the [Test Assignment History] link in that same row.

    CELLA Online Locator Training

  • Test Assignment Details

    CELLA Online Locator Training

  • Individual Student Test HistoryTo access this page:Go to main My School page.2. Locate Teachers name.3. Click on the [Students] link which takes you to the Class List.4. Choose a student and click on their [Test History] link.

    CELLA Online Locator Training

  • SampleIndividual Student Test ReportTo access this page:

    Choose [Test Report] from the student row on the Individual Student Test History page.

    CELLA Online Locator Training

  • Assigning a TestSelect CELLA Locator(Please disregard the price; this test is offered free to FDOE for the 2009 CELLA administration.)

    CELLA Online Locator Training

  • Sign Up Students

    CELLA Online Locator Training

  • Error Messages

    CELLA Online Locator Training

  • Teachers User GuideReview ContentsDescribe Procedures for TeachersDescribe Procedures for StudentsShow Sample of Student TestShow Sample of Teacher System Features

    CELLA Online Locator Training

  • My Class These links allow teachers to access information about their class and assign tests.These links help the Teacher access specific Student information.

    CELLA Online Locator Training

  • Student Login AreaSTUDENTSCLICK HERE TO LOGIN

    CELLA Online Locator Training

  • Student Login Information

    CELLA Online Locator Training

  • Student Test Center

    CELLA Online Locator Training

  • Sample Directions

    CELLA Online Locator Training

  • Student Clicks on BEGIN TEST

    CELLA Online Locator Training

  • StudentSample Passage

    CELLA Online Locator Training

  • StudentSelect an Answer

    CELLA Online Locator Training

  • Teacher's DFA ContentsTimeScoringBefore TestingDuring TestingTest SecurityTeacher ScriptInterpreting Test Results

    CELLA Online Locator Training

  • Sample from Teachers Directions for AdministrationLOGINT: Find the Student Login section on the left hand side of the screen. (If using an LCD projector setup, point to the correct section on the home page image. If not, draw a box type layout on the board and show the left side middle area where the students will find the Student Login section.) When I say, select, click Login Here in the student login area. Ready (pause), Select, Login Here.

    BEGIN TESTT: First, we will do some practice test questions. Go to the bottom of the page. Find the button that says Begin Test. When I say, Select, click on the Begin Test button. Ready (pause), Select. (Pause for students to click and open their test. Teacher checks.)

    CELLA Online Locator Training

    * (Alternatively, where there is sufficient teacher knowledge of a students English language skills, districts may use the state-approved rubric and professional teacher judgment to determine the appropriate level of CELLA Reading and Writing for individual students.) For security purposes, AW has an internal process that will check whether the person who signed up for the account is in fact eligible for administrator privileges: a) by checking against a list provided by the state dept of education; b) by calling the district to determine if the right person created the account. If the security check is approved, then administrator privileges will be granted.Once notified the administrator of the initial account will login to their account under the login section on the home page5. In order to facilitate uploading of information, AW support staff will obtain a list of schools from the administrator who set up the account. AW support staff will enter the school names into the system under the initial administrator account.Once the schools are entered into the system, the AW support staff will send an e-mail message to the account holder that the process is complete and they can go on to the next steps. The next steps include: loading the school based administrator, teacher and student information into the system for each school.This is your all purpose page for finding all sorts of information. This page has a list of all of your teachers in the school and key administrative actions that you can do to help view student performance and manage the testing process.1. Notice the links at the top of the page in red:My Class and My SchoolMy Class is generally used by the teachers--but if an administrator has a class list or if a teacher has been given administration access, then they could click on this link and get their class list information. My ClassThis link will take the user to his or her class list of students and all actions and reports associated with students at the teacher level. If the administrator has a class of students, then he/she would find their student class list in this section. (For more about this section see the teacher user guide)My SchoolThis link will take the administrator to a list of teachers, their usernames and a variety of administrative actions for each teacher--youre here now!Plus, there are links for: Add a teacher, Upload teachers, Upload/enroll students, school settings, former students,School Summary reports and Download enrollment.For each teacher you can click on their user name and get teacher profile information. And in the column under admin actions you can access information for each teachers class--the list of students, test history assignment, edit and remove.The administrator can set the settings for teachers to have certain access privileges in the system. We recommend that you check the first box. This will allow the teachers to see their own student list information and the aggregated reports for the school. If you do not select a box, the teacher can still access individual student reports, but cannot view class list reports or school summary reports.

    More Information is also available in Administrator Users Guide and Data Manager PPT Training.There is more information about student batch uploads in the Data Manager PPT training.This page helps to keep track of the students who have left your school. All of their test data and information will stay in the system for three years. So, if they come back within that time, you can click on the return link in the student name row to re-enroll them in the school. All of the student test result information will be there too.

    1)View the class list of students for each teacher. The class list contains information about each student, including their usernames, number of tests taken, number of tests passed, number of tests not passed, and number of tests completed with no passing score.

    Click on Details and you end up on this page. This page will tell you if a student has completed or not taken an assigned test. If a student hasnt taken a test, you can stay on this page and easily reassign it to another student. Just click on Edit. The Edit button adds a section to the Test Assignment Details page. Look carefully to find the following information: This registration currently belongs toYou will see that the name of the individual the test is being taken from is in bold face. The next line has a drop down menu already populated with the names of students in the teachers class.Individual Student Test HistoryProvides a summary of the student performance across different testing sessions. Also, this is the page that allows access to the individual student test reports.1)The individual student test history includes the name of the test taken, the date it was completed and the amount of time the student used to complete the test. On the individual student test history page the administrator will also be able to access the students transcript, which provides a comprehensive summary of test performance on all tests. 1)The administrator will also find students resulting performance category indicated in this chart, as well as, a link to access the actual individual student test session report: Student Test Report.

    1)The student test report for the CELLA Online Locator Test provides the student score and recommended Reading and Writing Level for administering CELLA.

    This is the page where you will find the list of tests. It is also the page you go to when you need to assign tests. Click on the underlined title of the test: CELLA Locator (Form J). This will take you to the next page, so that you can select the students to take this test.

    Once youve selected the test, just follow the instructions on the page. Highlight the students name in the drop down box. You can highlight more than one name. When all the student names are selected, click on assign test. Note that Floridas discount price is $0.00.

    AWSchoolTest is considered a smart-system. That is, it will often correct errors that the user makes, often without indicating to the user that there was an error. For example, when a student username has already been taken, the system will generate another username for the student. In some cases, however, the system will provide the user with feedback if information is missing or incorrectly entered. 1. Here is an example of an error message that requires the user to go back on fix the missing information:2. Here is an example of an error message in which the system has corrected the error and provided information to the user about the correction.

    My Class roster pageAfter login, each teacher starts on his or her own My Class roster page. It includes a list of all students in your class. Immediately above the My Class page title are links that allow for navigation within the nonpublic sections of the site, including: My Class, Enroll a Student, Former Students, Test Assignment History, Assign a Test, and School Summary Reports. The Test History link in each student row provides access to a historical record of the students test results. The Edit link further to the right allows you to edit the students account profile.Teachers should be aware of the screen views in the student test. Information about how to administer the test can be found in the Directions for Administration. This section will focus on what the user will see and do.The student will access www.awschooltest.comThe student will log in on the left hand side of the home page using the student username and password given to them from the teacher. On the account set-up page there are instructions for ways to create index cards with labels that can be used to distribute to the students.

    Once the student has clicked on the Login Here link, they will be taken to this page. The login page requires that the student enter the their username and password.Here is what the Login page looks like.

    Once the student is logged in, they will get their student test center page. This has a short Welcome and lists the tests they need to take and tests they have taken.

    When the student selects a test that they need to take, they will be taken to direction screen. Since the teacher will be giving the directions, based on the DFA, this page is very brief.

    Note Line numbersContinue ButtonAnd Exit Button

    There is also information in the introduction about CELLA functional level testing and the CELLA locator test. With examples and suggestions for administration.