MCIU Summer EdTech Update
MCIU EdTech Platform, Partnerships & Consortium Programs
CDT Updates: New Test Monitoring Tool
The 2021-2022 Classroom Diagnostic Tools (CDT) administration will begin August 16, 2021.
The DRC INSIGHT Portal will be available for Test Setup on August 9 to begin the following activities in preparation for testing:
- Assessment coordinators can manage student, teacher, and student-group data. (As a reminder, all student and teacher data will need to be uploaded into the Portal via CSV file.)
- Test Coordinators and Teachers can create test sessions.
The DRC INSIGHT Portal User Guide can be found in My Applications > General Information > Documents.
The at-home testing option will remain available to allow students to access the CDT from a “public” browser without having the test engine installed on their computers or being configured to the district’s Central Office Service – Service Device(s).
NEW: The Test Monitoring Application will now be available for use on the CDT only. This application allows teachers to securely monitor students’ testing status and progress near real-time. More details on how to set up and manage students using Test Monitoring can be found in the DRC INSIGHT Test Monitoring Training presentation. This presentation includes a training video and step-by-step process to set up test monitoring.
In addition, a tech bulletin has been created to provide important information regarding the use of the Test Monitoring Application. The tech bulletin and the training presentation for the Test Monitoring Application can be found on the DRC INSIGHT Portal and through Quick Links within the CDT Interactive Reporting.
The CDT Interactive Report Training Guide can also be found on the DRC INSIGHT Portal. This training guide provides general information regarding the CDT, at-home testing, and the NEW Test Monitoring Application, and provides general navigation within the CDT interactive reports.
If your LEA is not currently utilizing Classroom Diagnostic Tools and is interested in administering the CDTs, please contact DRC Customer Service team via email, firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at 1-888-551-6935.
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