Please go to this Doodle linkto schedule individual or small group training, if needed, on February 13th in service day. These training sessions are only for those that still have unanswered questions or feel uneasy going into the online testing environment and need additional support, in a face to face training.
Here is a link to all of the manuals and scripts through Google Docs for both AIR and PARCC. As mentioned in the AIR training video below, the AIR scripts for the test have not been released. As soon as those scripts are released, we will provide you those documents in the above link.
FOR TRAINING PLEASE SEE BELOW:
Here is the link for training for AIR assessments created by our team. It is a YouTube video, approximately 17 minutes long.
Here is the link for training for PARCC assessments created by our team. It is a YouTube video, approximately 19 minutes long.
Username for training site for PARCC: Practice, Password for training site for PARCC: Nordonia14!
Once you establish your personal PARCC account, you can also go into the training site as described in the video using that account.
Here is a linkfor asking questions (Google Doc). Kyle and I will review this document frequently to answer questions that you might have about testing. It will serve as our own districts F&Q.
You will find in both the Staff Google Document folder and also attached in this email two documents that are referenced in the training videos. First is the Emergency contact list on testing days, and the second is a handout that identifies what you will need to have on testing days.
The following PARCC websites (for ELA and math) have been shared before, and I strongly suggest that you take students through all of theme prior to testing. Teachers will NOT be able to teach students how to use accessibility features during the test. This must occur BEFORE testing using practice tests and tutorials listed below. Students can be reminded that they have access to features, but must navigate them on their own.
PARCC Sample Items
PARCC Practice Tests
In addition, to help students and teachers prepare for the PARCC assessments, PARCC has provided several opportunities for practice with the content, format, tools, functionality, accessibility features, and accommodations provided on the assessments. Please see the attached document (6 PARCC Tools Accessibility Features and Accommodations) as a reference.
The following AIR website (for science and social studies) has been shared before, and I strongly suggest that you take students through all of theme prior to testing. Teachers will NOT be able to teach students how to use accessibility features during the test. This must occur BEFORE testing using practice tests and tutorials listed below. Students can be reminded that they have access to features, but must navigate them on their own. Student Practice Resources
Here is a link full of resources to help prepare students for the technology side of an online environment.
Finally, I attached from PARCC the Top 12 resources guide. This guide places all of the resources that I have been sharing over the last couple years in one location with a nice description.
Have a great holiday weekend!
Todd and Kyle