1 Indiana Alternate Measure (I AM) Indiana Alternate Measure (I AM) Online Practice Test User Guide Published October 9, 2018 Prepared by the American Institutes for Research®
2 Indiana Alternate Measure (I AM) Online Practice Test User Guide 2018– 2019 Table of Contents ... ... 3 ... Section I. Practice Test Administration User Guide ... ... 3 TA Interface: Login and Practice Test Setup ... ... Practice Test Login Process through the Secure Browser ... 6 ... Test Layout and Tools ... ... ... 9 ... Navigating a Test under Full Screen Mode (Default Setting) ... ... 9 Navigating a Test Outside of Full Screen Mode ... ... ... 10 About the Context Menus ... ... ... 11 ... ... ... ... 11 Opening a Context Menu for Stimuli and Questions Opening a Context Menu for Answer Options ... ... ... 11 Available Test Tools ... ... ... 12 ... Appendix A. Revision Log... ... ... ... 14
3 Indiana Alternate Measure (I AM) Online Practice Test User Guide 2018– 2019 Test Administration Section I. User Practice Guide Because practice tests are delivered in the same environment as the operational tests , components: Online Testing System Test Administrators will use the same two Test Administrator • s) use the TA Interface to create and manage test sessions. s (TA • Students use the Student Testing Site to take the practice tests . Note: There is only one I AM practice test per subject area. TA Interface : Login and Practice Test Setup TA Interface Card 1. On the Indiana Alternate Assessment ) Portal ( https://iam.portal.airast.org/ navigate the I AM P , and select ortal your user role. card. The login Click the 2. TA Interface page appears. 3. Enter your email address and password. TA Interface: Login Page 4. . The TA Interface Secure Login Click appears.
4 Indiana Alternate Measure (I AM) Online Practice Test User Guide 2018– 2019 TA Interface : Select Tests, Start Session 5. Start a test session. Test Selection window, a. In the select the practice tests to administer. . Operational Start b. Click Session The Session ID appears at the top of the page. the ID 6. Use located at the top of Session the log your student into the page to test session. practice Sign In Student Testing Site: your On a separate device, sign 7. in to the Student Testing Site student using their through the Secure Browser STN, first name, ID and the S ession . from step 5.b 8. Note these common login errors: The first name and STN do not • match. This indicates that the first name entered does not match the first name associated with the STN. Session ID is not available. • The The Session ID entered is not an available test session. Verify that you entered the S ession ID correctly. For more information about the student Practice login process, see the section t Login Process . Tes
5 Indiana Alternate Measure (I AM) Online Practice Test User Guide 2018– 2019 TA Interface : Approve Students 9. Approve students for testing. When tests, the students select practice Approvals -right box in the upper corner of the TA Interface shows Approvals notifications. Click to view the list of students awaiting approval. o To review a student’s accommodations and update , designated features (if necessary) : Edit Student Test Settings TA Interface in that student’s row. click To approve an individual student for o testing, click . o To deny a student for testing, click and enter the reason in the box. To approve all students for a given o , click test or session practice for that test Approve All Students or segment . TA Interface nts Currently Testing : Stude 10. Monitor the students’ progress tests. throughout their practice in the Students’ test statuses appear Student Status column of the Students in Your Test Session table. This column also displays the number of test questions the student has answered out of the total number of questions in the test. o The numbered items represent: 1. Session ID 2. Select Tests 3. Approvals 4. Students in your test session o Click to pause an individual student’s practice test. o Click to view a student’s full information, including current test settings.
6 Indiana Alternate Measure (I AM) Online Practice Test User Guide 2018– 2019 TA Interface : Stop Session When the time is up, stop the test 11. session and log out. a. Click stop the session and to automatically pause any in - progress tests in your session. to exit the TA b. Click Log Out . Interface Once you stop a session, you cannot resume it. If you stop a session and students need to continue testing, start a new session. Test Process through the Secure Browser Practice Login Sign In Sign -In Page Students: Secure Browser Student 1. Open the S ecure Browser . The Sign appears. page -In , and 2. first name, STN Enter your student’s the Session ID. Select 3. Sign In . Common Login Errors: • The first name and STN do not match. This indicates that the first name entered does not match the first name associated with the STN. Session ID is not available. The The • ID entered is not an available test Session session. Verify that you entered the ID correctly. Session Verify Student Information Students: Is This You? Page page 1. in, the Is This You? After you sign appears. Verify that your student’s information on this page is correct. Yes to continue. Select 2.
7 Indiana Alternate Measure (I AM) Online Practice Test User Guide 2018– 2019 Select an Available Test Students: Your Tests Page select the page, Your Tests On the 1. needs to take. practice test you r student On your original device, check your 2. student’s test settings and approve their participation. Verify Test Information Page Students: Is This Your Test? Is This Your Review the information on the 1. student’s Test? page and verify that your test settings are correct . -to -Speech Sound Check Students : Text ready. when your student is Yes Select 2. Functionality Check pages may The appear, depending on the test. -To-Speech a. Play the sample Text audio to verify that it reads the (TTS) text aloud.
8 Indiana Alternate Measure (I AM) Online Practice Test User Guide 2018– 2019 Students : Instructions and Help page, On the 3. Test Instructions and Help Begin Test Now to start the practice select test. Complete the Test Test Students: Page End 1. On each page of the test, answer the question on the page before selecting Next to proceed to the next page. 2. After responding to the last test item, exit Full Screen mode. a. A pop- up window will appear requesting a password. Enter the student’s first name as the password and exist Full Screen mode. orner of 3. Select End Test at the upper -left c the page. to a. Select Yes confirm you would like to end the test and to continue to the next page. End Test select a question On the 4. page, confirm the number to return to the test and Submit Test student’s responses , or select Once you to complete the testing process. any submit the test, you can no longer visit responses.
9 Indiana Alternate Measure (I AM) Online Practice Test User Guide 2018– 2019 the Test Pausing at any point You can pause a test 1. . The pause button is located in the upper right - hand corner of the Global Menu. 2. Exit full screen mode by writing the student’s first name as the password in the pop- up window When you resume a test are taken to the first after pausing it, you question. incomplete Test Layout and Tools This section provides an overview of the Online Testing System ’s available tools and where they are located. Navigating a Test under Full Screen Mode (Default Setting) The default full screen mode setting has the following features: • All tools that appear on the screen are hidden from the student, so the student are still cannot accidentally click on them. The tools in the Context Menu l Screen Mode. available in Ful • Students can access the audio associated with the stimulus, question, and answer options by clicking on the ear. Students may click on the ears as many times as they need to. • Students can move on to the next items by clicking on the Next bu tton. • Educators can exit full screen mode by clicking on the icon on the upper left -hand corner of the screen and writing the student’s first name as the password in the pop- up window.
10 Indiana Alternate Measure (I AM) Online Practice Test User Guide 2018– 2019 Test Layout with Full Screen Mode Navigating a Test Outside of Full Screen Mode The Global Menu on the top of the screen appears when you exit Full Screen Mode. Below is an example of what students and educators will see when accessing the Global Menu. Students: Global Menu To navigate a test, select or Next in the upper -left corner. 1. Back To jump directly to a test page, select an item number from the Questions 2. down list in the upper -left corner. drop- To Tests are automatically a test, select Save in the upper -left corner. 3. save saved. To end a test, select End Test . Please note this tool will only appear at the 4. end of the test. To go back to Full Screen Mode, select . 5. Full Screen Global Tools 6. , on the right side of the Global Menu, are activated by selecting the button for that tool. Table 1 lists the tools available in the global menu.
11 Indiana Alternate Measure (I AM) Online Practice Test User Guide 2018– 2019 About the Context Menus Each test page may include several elements, such as the question, answer options, and stimulus . The C ontext Menu for each element contains tools applicable to that element . Students: Context Menu and Questions Opening a Context Menu for Stimuli Students can access Context Menus by right -clicking elements or by selecting elements lists the tools available in the Menu button. Table 2 and then clicking the C ontext Context Menu. ontext To access the C Menu for a passage or question: ontext Menu button in the upper 7. Click the C or -right corner of the stimulus question. The Context Menu opens. 8. Select a tool. Opening a Context Menu for Answer Options Students can use the C ontext to access tools for answer options in a multiple- Menu choice question. ontext Menu: To access an answer option’s C t Menu, do one of the following: 1. To open the Contex If you are using a two -button mouse , right -click an answer option. o o If you are using a single- button mouse , click an answer option while pressing Ctrl . o If you are using a Chromebook , click an answer option while pressing Alt . o If you are using a tablet , tap the answer option and then tap the Context Menu button (this selects the answer option until you select a different option). 2. Select a tool from the Context Menu.
12 Indiana Alternate Measure (I AM) Online Practice Test User Guide 2018– 2019 Available Test Tools 1 lists the tools available in the Global Menu section of the test page, while Table Table Question and Stimulus sections ( Context Menu 2 lists the tools available in the tools). Note: Some tools are available for all tests, both practice and operational, while others are only available when testing in a particular subject or when testing with a particular accommodation. Table 1. Global Tools Instructions Tool Name screen Test Instructions and Help window, select the question To view the on- Help ) button in the upper -right corner. mark ( System Settings To adjust audio volume during the test, select in the upper -right corner. TAs can during the assessment. use this tool to adjust TTS settings The Masking tool temporarily covers a distracting area of the test page. To use this Masking tool: 1. Select Masking in the global menu. 2. Click and drag across the distracting area. again. To remove a masked area, select Masking To close the Masking tool, select X in the upper -right corner of that area. To highlight an individual line of text in a passage or question, select Line Reader Line Reader in the global menu. This tool is not available while the Highlighter tool is in use. Print Size To enlarge the print size and images on a test page, select Zoom In . Multiple zoom (zoom ) buttons levels are available. To undo zooming, select Zoom Out . To use the on -screen calculator, students in grades 6- 8 and 10 may select Calculator Calculator in the global for I AM. Please have students practice using the menu -level RIR tests. calculator in the grade Table 2. Question and Stimulus Tools Tool Name Instructions Expand Passage To expand the passage section, select the double arrow icon. The section will expand and overlap the question section for easier readability. To collapse the expanded section, select the double arrow icon again.
13 Indiana Alternate Measure (I AM) Online Practice Test User Guide 2018– 2019 Instructions Tool Name readability. Expand buttons You can expand the passage section or the question section for easier To expand the passage section, select the right arrow icon below the • global menu. To collapse the expanded passage section, select the left arrow -right corner. in the upper icon below the global To expand the question section, select the left arrow icon • menu. To collapse the expanded question section, select the right arrow icon in the upper -left corner. Highlighter To highlight text, select the text on the screen and then select Highlight Selection Context Menu. To remove hi ghlighting, select Reset from the Context Menu. Highlighting from the Text in images cannot be highlighted. This tool is not available while the Line Reader tool is in use. Context Menu on for review, select Mark for Review from the Mark for Review . To mark a questi The question number displays a flap in the upper -right corner. The Questions drop -down list displays (marked) for the question. Strikethrough For selected response items, you can cross out an answer option to focus on the options you think might be correct. There are two options for using this tool: • Option A: a) To activate Strikethrough mode, open the Context Menu and select . Strikethrough b) Select each answer option you wish to strike out. Esc or select outside the question’s c) To deactivate Strikethrough mode, press response area. • Option B: a) Right -click an answer option and select Strikethrough . When Strikethrough is selected, a line will appear across the top of the top Note: of the gray response option card. Text- to -Speech To list en to passages and questions, select a Speak option from the Context Menu or click on the Ear . This is required for I AM.
14 Indiana Alternate Measure (I AM) Online Practice Test User Guide 2018– 2019 Appendix A. Revision Log Updates to the user guide after October 1, 2018 are noted below. Page Location Revision Description of Change Date
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