Today during our staff development, we will be covering two different test prep options. Below is information that we will go over, as well as some links and handouts for future reference.
Most teachers got an email from Violet with this link. This is the PRACTICE test for NSCAS. This is helpful for the kids to get a feel for the software and how the test will look.
Helpful Hint: Use the web browser LINK HERE, instead of using the lockdown browser (in the desktop) for the kids to practice with. The only reason? When your kids take the practice test in the lockdown browser, they CANNOT EXIT until they have finished the test. It is 20 questions. This is the same for you; if you want to just go in to see what it is like, using the lockdown browser forces you to take the entire test. Just FYI.
C4L is no longer an option, but the website/software TestWiz is its replacement. You an access it HERE. When you get to this screen, you will have to log in. Your username should be your gpsne email. Most teachers will have to click the "forgot password" button to reset their password. Once you are in the system, you can create tests and quizzes. There is a significant bank of questions that are aligned to subjects, subsections, and NE standards. HERE IS A DOCUMENT with screenshots that will walk you through the process of setting up a test.
The reason we are using this software is that it would be a great tool to use to create common assessments OR for us to create assessments that we can use for data points.
We will discuss assigning the tests to classes and printing out test tickets next week. :)