VTSD Tech News
March/April: PARCC Edition
A Note from the Tech Guy
Brace yourselves...PARCC is coming!
This edition is totally dedicated to the upcoming PARCC test - if you are at Walnut Ridge you can probably ignore this...for the rest of us, I am including helpful hints, videos, links, calendars and more! Since this is year two things should be much easier (for teachers and students). Take a look below but our faculty training is on its way: Monday, March 21st for CM & RH (@RH) and LH & GM (@GM). The High School training will be when we come back from break on Monday, April 4th. And don't stress - the IT department has your back!
On with the news...
3/21 - Test Administrator Training for CM, RH, LH, GM
3/24 - Infrastructure Test @GM
4/4 - Test Administrator Training for VTHS
4/4 PARCC Testing Opens for Grades 3-8 in NJ
4/11 PARCC Testing Opens for Grades 9-12 in NJ
4/11-4/22 - PARCC Paper Based testing window
5/13 - PARCC Closes for grades 3-8
5/20 - PARCC Closes for grades 9-12
Test Administrator User Manuals
COMPUTER BASED TESTING:
All Scripts (also available in each TAM Manual)
FOR SCHOOL COORDINATORS:
Training Video (courtesy of Austin Thomsen, Montville SD)
FACULTY TRAINING PRESENTATION
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Do not wait until the first day of testing to learn that you have no idea how to log in - login now here
No more seal codes! Now you just unlock the unit so students can begin - lock when the testing time is complete!
Need help? Use the backchannel for tech support - don't forget to include your location!
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MORE HELPFUL INFO
FORGOT YOUR PASSWORD? click this link to send yourself a password reset. If it asks for your username, use your email address.
TECH SUPPORT - we will have the backchannel running on todaysmeet.com - so use todaysmeet.com/cmparcc, todaysmeet.com/rhparcc, etc
LOGGING IN TO WINDOWS FOR THE TEST - if the students are testing on windows desktops or laptops, they should use our generic parcc logins, for example:
The new TestNav app will be waiting on the desktop for them!
ADJUSTING VOLUME - remember that the students must always adjust volume before they start the test. If they need to adjust the volume afterwards, they will have to save and quit the test and then will need to be resumed