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Administration Training for Coordinators & TAs Overview /core/fileparse.php/2317/urlt/Administration-Training-Overview.pdf

The Coordinator and TA training for state assessments is designed to assist in preparation for state testing. These trainings should be augmented as needed and appropriate for your local district.

Spring Test Coordinator Training PPTX (March 7, 2019: Updated, refer to revision log on the last slide)

Spring TA Training PPTX (New: 2/7/19)

AIR Ways Module - ADA /core/fileparse.php/2317/urlt/AIR-Ways-Module-2018-19-ADA.pptx
(October 31, 2018: New for 2018-19) This training module provides information and features of the AIR Ways system reporting system which provides teachers with detailed information on student performance on Interim assessments.  
ARMS Training Module - ADA /core/fileparse.php/2317/urlt/ARMStrainingModule_ADA.pptx
(2018-19 COMING SOON) (April 24, 2018: Updated, refer to the revision log on the last slide) This training module provides information on accessing and managing forms and reports in the Assessment Reporting Management System (ARMS) application within EDS.
Assessment Update Webinars Overview /core/fileparse.php/2317/urlt/Assessment-Update-Webinars-Overview.pdf

These assessment update webinars are in collaboration with the Assessment and Teaching and Learning divisions.

Additional information is available in the Assessment Update Webinars Overview document posted to the left. Audio recordings of the Assessment Update Webinars, beginning in June, are accessible to DCs through WAMS > Assessment Operations > File Downloads.

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Webinar Registration

June 12, 2019 at 3:30 PM PDT
August 14, 2019 at 3:30 PM PDT
September 11, 2019 at 3:30 PM PDT
October 16, 2019 at 3:30 PM PDT
November 13, 2019 at 3:30 PM PDT
December 18, 2019 at 3:30 PM PDT
January 15, 2020 at 3:30 PM PDT
February 12, 2020 at 3:30 PM PDT
March 11, 2020 at 3:30 PM PDT
April 15, 2020 at 3:30 PM PDT
May 13, 2020 at 3:30 PM PDT
June 17, 2020 at 3:30 PM PDT

Historical Webinars

5/14/2019: PPTX, Q&A
4/17/2019: PPTXQ&A
3/13/2019: PPTX, Q&A
2/19/2019: PPTX, No Q & A available
1/16/2019: AudioPPTXQ & A
11/13/2018: AudioPPTX, Q & A
10/17/2018: Audio, PPTXQ & A
9/12/2018: AudioPPTXQ & A
8/15/2018: AudioPPTXQ & A
6/20/2018: AudioPPTX, Q & A
5/15/2018: Audio, PPTX, Q & A

4/11/2018: Audio, PPTX, Q & A
3/14/2018: Audio, PPTX, Q & A
2/14/2018: Audio, PPTX, Q & A
1/16/2018: Audio, PPTX, Q & A
12/13/2017: Audio, PPTX, Q & A
11/22/2017: AudioPPTX, No Q & A available
10/18/2017: AudioPPTX, Q & A
9/27/2017: PPTX, Q & A
8/30/2017: PPTX, Q & A
6/21/2017:PPTX, PDF, Q & A
5/16/2017:Audio, PPTX, PDF, Q & A
4/12/2017: Audio, PPTX, PDF, Q & A
3/14/2017: Audio, PPTX, PDF,Q & A
2/14/2017: Audio, PPTX, PDF,Q & A
1/10/17: Audio, PPTX, PDF, Q & A
11/21/16: Audio, PPTX, PDF,Q & A
10/19/16: Audio, PPTX, PDF,Q & A
9/29/16: Audio, PPTX, PDF,Q & A
8/31/16: Audio, PPTX, PDF,Q & A
6/14/16: Audio, PPTX, PDF, Q & A
5/10/16: Audio, PPTX, PDF,Q & A
4/20/16:PPTX, PDF, Q & A
3/1/16: PPTX, PDF, Q & A
2/2/16: PPTX, PDFQ & A
1/6/16: PPTX, PDFQ & A
11/17/15: PPTX, PDF
9/29/15: PPTX, PDF
8/27/15: Audio, PPTX, PDF, Q & A

AVA—Assessment Viewing Application — ADA /core/fileparse.php/2317/urlt/AVA-Module-2018-19-ADA.pptx
(October 29, 2018: New for 2018-19) The Assessment Viewing Application (AVA) is a component of the Test Delivery System that allows authorized users to view interim assessments for administrative or instructional purposes.  The intended purpose of the AVA is to provide TAs:
  • with access to the actual interim assessments before students are tested.
  • a greater understanding of the content being assessed, and the time needed for students to complete an interim assessment.

It is important that educators review the AVA User Guidance document prior to using this application.

Braille Training Module /core/fileparse.php/2317/urlt/Braille_Module-ADAr1.pptx
(February 14, 2019: New for 2018-19) This presentation provides support on the process for device and software configuration, embossing requests, and using Braille sign in to the student testing site.
DEI – Data Entry Interface /core/fileparse.php/2317/urlt/ELPA21-Screener_DEIpaperAdminTraining_08142017_ADA.pptx
(May 4, 2018: Updated, refer to the revision log on the last slide) This module will prepare users to use the Data Entry Interface (DEI) to enter student responses on standard print, large print, and Braille WCAS and ELPA21 assessments.
Interim Assessment Scoring—ELA /core/fileparse.php/2317/urlt/ELA-Interim-Assessment-Scoring_v2.pptx
(February 3, 2017: Updated, refer to revision log on the last slide) This Smarter Balanced ELA Interim Assessment Scoring module provides an overview of the Interim assessment process by covering information on the:
  1. Planning and preparation of using the Assessment Viewing Application, the Interim Blueprints, and the THSS materials.
  2. Administration and scoring, using the TA Interface to manage student's tests, train, and score constructed response items in the THSS.
  3. Reflection of viewing summary reports in the Online Reporting System and/or more detailed item-level and student-level reports in AIR Ways Reporting.

ELA Interim Assessment Scoring (PDF)
New DC & DA Training /core/fileparse.php/2317/urlt/WERA_11.30.2017_ADA.pptx

(2018-19 COMING SOON) (December 6, 2017: New for 2017-18) The materials provided within this section are in support of new DCs and DAs. This material was used during the 33rd Annual WERA conference session 3.1; Coordinators/Administrators: Assessment Cycle and Overview of Application Uses, Reporting Forms, and Website/Portal Resources.

Additional Resources

Definitions and Acronyms Handout (Updated 2/1/19)

EDS Applications Handout

Quick Start Guide Handout (Updated 8/1/18)

Test Security & Building Plan Template (Updated 3/13/19)

ORS—Online Reporting System – ADA /core/fileparse.php/2317/urlt/ORS-Training-Module-2018-19-ADA.pptx
(September 24, 2018: New for 2018-19) This training module will assist TAs and other school personnel as they navigate the Online Reporting System (ORS).
Performance Task Training—Smarter Balanced /core/fileparse.php/2317/urlt/PT-Module-2018.pptx
(February 22, 2018: New for 2017-18) This module will define and discuss Smarter Balanced Performance Tasks.
TDS—TA/Student Interface – ADA /core/fileparse.php/2317/urlt/TDS-TA-Student-Interface-Module-2018-19-ADA.pptx
(October 30, 2018: New for 2018-19) The Test Delivery Interface (TDS) modules are designed to help Test Coordinators and TAs understand the interface students will use to take the online test.

TDS Interface Module

Test Administrator

Student (Updated: 10/11/18)

Test Material Processing Training—Spring Paper Testing /core/fileparse.php/2317/urlt/TestMaterialProcessingTrainingOSPImoduleSpring-2019-ADA.pptx

(April 2, 2019: Updated for 2018-19) This training presentation provides instruction for receipt, processing, and return of all assessment materials.

These trainings may be augmented as needed and appropriate for your local district.

Additional Resources

Test Material Variance Form

TIDE—Test Information Distribution Engine – ADA /core/fileparse.php/2317/urlt/TIDE-Module_2018-19_ADA_.pptx
(October 23, 2018: Updated, see revision log on the last slide) This module assists users as they navigate and manage user accounts and student information and test settings within the Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE).  

(April 25, 2017: New for 2016-17) This module answers basic questions about Smarter Balanced test scores, including Summative claim score categories and IAB scores.

What is a CAT? /core/fileparse.php/2317/urlt/What-is-a-CAT-Module-FINALnon-narrated-103114.pptx
This module will define and discuss Smarter Balanced computer adaptive testing (CAT).