Assessments Available Online Resources Available for Administrators Manuals and Guides Training Resources available for students Accommodations available for Online Testing Contacts
Assessments Available Online STAAR Algebra I, biology, English I, English II, U.S. history STAAR L (online only) Grades 38 mathematics Grades 5 and 8 science Grade 8 social studies Algebra I, biology, U.S. history Standardized Oral Administration (online only) Grade 4 reading and mathematics (English only) Grade 7 reading and mathematics Grade 8 science and social studies TELPAS (online only) Grades 212 reading TAKS Exit level English Language Arts (ELA), mathematics, science, social studies
Available Resources: Manuals and Guides The following manuals and guides can all be located in the Texas Assessment Management System at http://texasassessment.com/resourceshttp://texasassessment.com/resources User's Guide for the Texas Assessment Management System (TAMS) Learn about using the TAMS, an integrated system for managing most aspects of assessment administration, including online testing. The following chapters of this manual are particularly relevant to online testing: Student Data (Chapter 6), Test Setup (Chapter 7), and Test Management (Chapter 8). User Roles and Permissions for the Texas Assessment Management System Determine TAMS system access based on personnel roles and established permissions, including District Testing Coordinator, Campus Testing Coordinator, Online Session Administrator, and Online Test Administrator. Minimum System Requirements Make sure your computer hardware, web browsers, and networks are adequate for online testing. System Check for TestNav Utility An online tool for checking that computers and networks are ready for online testing. TestNav 7 Combined Technical Guide A single source of technology guidelines for successful administration of online assessments providing technical information for using the TAMS, TestNav 7 (the browser-based test delivery system), and proctor caching. TestNav 7 and Proctor Caching Quick Start A brief technical overview of TestNav 7 and proctor caching. Tips for TestNav 7: Adobe Flash Player and Java Important considerations about how TestNav 7 uses updated versions of Adobe Flash Player and Java for test delivery. Getting started flow-chart A quick overview of the steps required for administering online assessments.
Available Resources: Training The following manuals and guides can all be located in the Texas Assessment Management System at http://texasassessment.com/resourceshttp://texasassessment.com/resources District Testing Coordinator Training for Online Testing Video presentations providing essential information necessary for online testing including Online Testing Resources, Managing Student Data, Test Setup, and Creating and Managing Test Sessions. Technology Coordinator Training for Online Testing Video presentations providing essential technical information for online testing including Online Testing Permissions, Proctor Caching, Configuring TestNav, TAMS, and Additional Technical Considerations. Texas Assessment Management System (TAMS) Self-paced training modules and tutorials for learning about the TAMS. Student Tutorials Tutorials for students and educators to become familiar with the online testing tools and environment.
Available Resources: Students The following manuals and guides can all be located in the Texas Assessment Management System at http://texasassessment.com/resourceshttp://texasassessment.com/resources Student Tutorials, Released Tests, and Tools Hands-on resources for students to become familiar with the online testing tools and environment. Standardized Oral Administration Student Tutorial STAAR End-of-Course Writing Tool STAAR L Online Student Tutorials TELPAS Online Reading Test Student Tutorials TAKS Written Composition Tool (ePAT) Texas-Specific Testing Tools (ePAT) 2010 TELPAS Reading Released Tests Grades 2-12 Reading Test Samples from the Educator Guide to TELPAS TAKS Study Guides Guides to help students prepare for TAKS Exit Level retests. Texas Assessment Student Portal View an individual student's assessment results. Texas Assessment Student Portal Guide A guide to navigating the Student Portal.
Accommodations Available for Online Testing There are two types of oral test administrations available online: Traditional version - test administrator reads the assessment to the student Standardized Oral Administration (SOA) - assessment is read by the computer, paced by the student, and is available for select assessments and in specific grades Note: STAAR L has an audio component for individual words or phrases, but this assistance is not sufficient for providing an oral administration. Before a student with a testing accommodation can test online, his or her ARD, 504, or other appropriate committee recommendation must specifically approve the student for online testing. We suggest that committee members review the available online testing training and tutorial resources to determine if online testing is appropriate for the student. Accommodations -http://www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/accommodations/ ARD Committee - http://www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/ard/
Resources: Contacts Pearsons Austin Operations Center 7:30 AM 5:30 PM CT MondayFriday Toll free: 800-627-0225E-mail: TxPearsonAccess@support.pearson.comTxPearsonAccess@support.pearson.com Call or email Pearsons Texas Online Team for assistance with: information about online testing or online testing procedures navigating the Texas Assessment Management System accessing and using the Practice Center managing examinee data setting up test sessions assigning login IDs and passwords accessing resources questions about Pearson Online Testing communications questions about oral administration of test sessions setting up a test run of the TestNav test delivery system network problems proctor caching issues evaluating infrastructure hardware and software requirements or problems the TestNav Early Warning System wireless networking issues technical emergencies solving online testing set-up issues
Resources: Contacts TEA Telephone 512-463-9536 Fax 512-463-9302 TEA Student Assessment website http://www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment http://www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment Call TEAs Student Assessment Division for assistance with: testing accommodations requesting changes to the testing schedule questions about the policy on taking breaks and lunch testing beyond normal school hours handling unusual circumstances on test days violations of test security handling school emergencies that affect testing questions about general online testing policy questions about TEA communications