GRADE-LEVEL ASSESSMENTS Training #4: A Step-by-Step Process 2017-2018 Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education A Multi-step Process 1. Training Participants 2. eDIRECT/INSIGHT 3. Pre-Coding 4. Special Considerations

5. Accessing Tutorials & Online Tools Training (OTT) 6. 7. 8. 9. Printing Test Tickets Testing Shipping Student Reports Step 1: Training Participants

District Test Coordinators (DTCs) School Test Coordinators (STCs) Test Examiners (TEs) Other district personnel involved in testing View appropriate trainings Review the Test Coordinators Manual (TCM) Review the Examiners Manuals Step 2: eDIRECT/INSIGHT

eDIRECT Administration site: Ensure that proper staff have accounts. https://mo.drcedirect.com Which may include: District IT Staff, STCs, and Test Examiners District IT staff should log in and download the latest version of the INSIGHT platform and run workstation readiness tests. Step 3: Pre-Coding Populates students into eDIRECT.

Pre-Code Dates Window Due to DESE Students available in eDIRECT 1 2/9 2/26 2 3/2 3/12

3 3/16 3/26 Ensure students are enrolled correctly. Students can be manually added if necessary. Step 4: Special Considerations Paper/Pencil, Braille, or Large Print assessments must be marked in eDIRECT prior to testing.

Braille and Large Print need to be ordered by Feb. 2. Additional materials ordering window: March 21 to May 14. Paper/Pencil must be downloaded by the DTC via eDIRECT and printed locally prior to testing. Other accommodations should also be entered prior to testing. Step 5: Accessing Tutorials & OTT Students should be given ample time to access the Tutorials and Online Tools Training (OTT). Become familiar with the way the system works.

Become familiar with the tools. Can be accessed at any time through INSIGHT, eDIRECT, or DESEs Grade-Level website, under Quick Links. Step 6: Printing Test Tickets eDIRECT allows for batch printing of tickets, typically 8 to a page on standard paper. Printing of Test Tickets is not configured for standard labels. In order to print on labels: Choose the test tickets that you want to print and export them. All of the data will then download into an Excel file. Mail Merge onto your choice of labels.

Distribute prior to testing. Collect and securely destroy test tickets after testing. For more info. on Test Tickets, refer to DESE Training # 8. Step 7: Testing Once all preparations are made its time to begin testing. Refer to the timing guidelines for each grade-level & content. Please note, Sessions 3 or 4 in ELA tests listening skills and requires students to have headphones or earbuds.

Found on DESEs Grade-Level website, under Resources. Please test these listening devices and set the volume on your machine before you begin testing. This also applies to any students using text-to-speech. Paper/Pencil, Large Print and Braille answers must be transcribed into INSIGHT prior to the close of the window. Step 8: Shipping Paper/Pencil, Large Print and Braille test books and materials must be shipped back to DRC.

Deadline to schedule pickups is May 29. Materials must be picked up by June 1. Step 9: Student Reports Electronic Individual Student Reports (ISRs) will be available for ELA and Math. DTCs can download student reports from eDIRECT. Please refer to DESE Administrative Memo CCR-17-010 https:// dese.mo.gov/sites/default/files/am/documents/CCR-17-010.pdf. Step 9: Printed Student Reports

Districts can also have DRC print and ship their ISRs for a flat fee of $350. This is optional. Receive 2 printed, color copies for each student. Packaged and sorted. Must order between April 16 and June 22. Enter PO in the system and email to DRC. In eDIRECT > All Applications > Materials > Enrollments. Printed ISRs (optional) will arrive approximately 3 weeks after ISRs and student data become available in eDIRECT. Contact Us

dese.mo.gov (573) 751-3545 [email protected] The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, or disability in its programs and activities. Inquiries related to Department programs and to the location of services, activities, and facilities that are accessible by persons with disabilities may be directed to the Jefferson State Office Building, Office of the General Counsel, Coordinator Civil Rights Compliance (Title VI/Title IX/504/ADA/Age Act), 6th Floor, 205 Jefferson Street, P.O. Box 480, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0480; telephone number 573-526-4757 or TTY 800-735-2966; email [email protected]

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