I AM Training FAQ

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1 Updated 4/1 /19 Indiana’s Alternate Measure (I AM) Spring 2019 Test Administration FAQ Question Answer Test Administrator (TA) Interface Test one for the – Do I need two devices to Yes, you will need two devices to administer I AM ) and one for the student. The TA will set up the TA session on Administrator ( TA my administer I AM to one device and the assessment will be administered to the student on the second student? A ccess the supported browser page here on the I AM Portal to learn device. . more W ill I have a chance to nformation Distribution Test I the o review test settings in Yes, you will be able t before testing and in TDS prior to approving the student in the TA Engine (TIDE) review student interface. V erify that the settings and accommodation s are correct before accommodations and test approvi ng the student for testing a fter the The TA signs in and selects a test . settings prior to testing? w to the Session ID Approval button next hen a student is becomes active awaiting approval . Do I pause my student’s he TA can pause a student’s test in the student interface The TA can also . T pause a student’s test in the TA interface, which allows the TA to monitor student test in the TA interface or progress during testing. tudent interface? the s Student Interface Will the I AM assessment - tracking for the 2018 he I AM assessment does not include TTS No, t 2019 school for future The Department will review requests for this functionality with AIR . year - to - Text include Speech consideration . aloud for the 2019 TAs may point to each word as TTS reads king? Trac TTS ) ( administration as long as it is managed consistently and follows test security protocols . Is it possible for TTS to with a slight pause in between nswer options will read the question and a TTS each statement by default . T he student is able to select the ear buttons read only the questions underneath each answer option f the student needs the answer options to be i without the answer read again or individually . Please note that for the legacy it ems, the entire item options? will need to be reread and it is not possible to read just the answer options. We encourage educat ors and students to experiment with the different voice pack How can I pick the best t options in the prior to the est Released Item Repository (RIR) and p ractice voice pack for TTS? administration of the operational assessment . This will allow the student to select the voice pack he or she feels most comfortable with. What is the No Mode of The No Mode of Communication feature , or “Mark as No Response”, is a tool that can be found in the context menu and is available to educators administering the ? Communication feature I AM assessment. It is selected for students with no observable mode of communication. 1

2 How do we util ize the No The TA will . T he educator must first administer the two practice test questions select “Mark as No Response” in the context menu if the student is unable to Mode of Communication communicate an answer. Next, the TA will indicate “ Mark as No Response ” for feature? al test , located at the the two participation items included in the operation . This indicates that the student had no mode of beginning of the test Finally, the TA will select “Mark as No communication on the practice test items. each f the student does not i Response” for of the first three operational items . T he I AM assessment will close for that have a way to communicate an answer a fter these questions content area , and the STC have been marked appropriately will confirm this identification in TIDE . The other subject area tests will be administered to the studen t in the same way on subsequent days. ‘Mark as No Response’ needs to be indicated for the two practice test questions, the two participation items, and the first three operational items so that the student i s s no observable mode of coded correctly for scoring if the student ha lease visit the I AM communication. P here on the I AM Test Administrator Manual portal f or more information about this featur e. How do we access the tool button. You arrow hand corner of the screen and click on the - Go to the top left will be prompted to insert a password to exit full screen. T his will be the student’s bar on the student name first TIDE. I as it appears in administering the operational f you are interface? assessment or the practice test . Y ou will use ‘guest’ as the password if you are practicing in the RIR . Other Training FAQs Why does the I AM The 2019 I AM assessment will utilize both legacy ISTAR items and newly constructed I AM items due to the transition from ISTAR to I AM. This transition to assessment have more build an item pool for future administrations will require a slightly longer items than previous mem . here a ssessment than previou s y ears. See test length o alternate assessments ? Are cellphones allowed Cellphones are not allowed during the administration of I AM . A comprehensive manual with Policies, Administration, and Security here can be found on the during testing? Indiana Department of Education webpage . When will the I AM scores on August Scor es will be available through the Online Reporting System (ORS) Please note that paper student score reports will not be mailed to 15, 2019. be reported? corporations. Corporations will need to print the reports from ORS. S tudent score by August 15 , 2019. e in corporations on report labels will arriv students Where can we practice with The There are two ways prior to the testing window. c an practice first is The RIR can through the Released Items Repository (RIR) without a test session. the AIR test delivery The second is through the practice test be found here on the I AM Portal. which system prior to can be accessed through the secure browser. Participation in the practice test is administering the required prior to test administration. assessment? and have Who can administer the E ducators who have completed the I AM Test A dministrator training been certified in TIDE will be able to administer the assessment. Test s assessment? administered by an educator who has not been certified to administer I AM may be invalidated. - 12 of the I AM Y es, y ou can find more information regardin g timing on pages 10 Is there timing guidance for here on the I AM Portal. Test Administrator Manual found the I AM Assessment? How do I administer a Students who take I AM on paper must have their responses entered into the klets are shipped back to online test delivery system before the paper test boo - Pencil Test ? P aper - and on how to AIR will not transcribe any respons es. For more information AIR. administer the paper - and - p e ncil version o f the I AM assessment please refer to on the I AM Portal. the I AM Test Administrator Manual found here 2

3 Can I administer the test , first update of using the paper form dminister the assessment online instead To a . Once updated, the TA can administer the test online. this accommodation in IIEP online if t he student was s must be returned securely to AIR following the - pencil test booklet and All paper - - and - assigned a Paper return instructions included in the paper - and - pencil shipment. form Pencil ? Desmos available to all students an online tool is Yes, the Are calculators allowed for four function calculator who take an I AM Mathem atics test . Students who need an adaptive calculator, I AM? must have this accommodation noted in the IEP. For more information about the calculator, please refer to the Calculator Policy found here on the Indiana Department of Education web site. Where can I learn more on the I AM Portal. here Please review the I AM Test Administration Manual about I AM and how to the administer it after over? training is If I took the ILEARN TA participate I AM Test in the All educators who will administer I AM must Administrator Training. The ILEARN Test Administrator Certification in TIDE does Certification course , can I . If administering both assessments, not count towards certification for I AM administer the I AM please complete both forms of training. assessment? is The Learner Characteristics In ventory , LCI, is a secure data entry interface that What is the Learner on the I AM Portal. The LCI includes 11 learner characteristics to available here C haracteristics Inventory is a way for the Indiana Department of Education to gain describe a student and and how do I complete this the alternate assessment. The students who participate in about the information for my students? open to the educators March 1 8 LCI will be May 17 and must be completed – est. t prior to administering the p ractice est and the o perational t What accommodations are on here Please refer to the Accessibility and Accommodations guidance found the IDOE website. 2019 - available for the 2018 I AM assessment? 3

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