Assessments With CIITS - CCR 2013

Published on Nov 19, 2015

Presentation for Creating Assessments with CIITS for Murray State's College and Career Readiness Seminar 2013

PRESENTATION OUTLINE

ASSESSMENTS WITH CIITS

WHITNEY YORK @W_YORK
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OUTLINE FOR TODAY

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OUTLINE FOR TODAY

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NEW THINGS - JULY 1

These and more features will be available on/around July 1st to Kentucky educators in CIITS.
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WHAT'S POSSIBLE?

We're looking through a sample assessment that incorporates many of the elements possible in CIITS assessments.

TYPES OF ASSESSMENTS

WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?
Express tests create tests automatically from test bank items. Currently this is only available for ELA and Math and the test bank items are limited for some grade levels.
Use Express if you are making an ELA/Math test and plan to use multiple questions from the test bank or use those plus your own.
Do NOT use Express if you want to use reading passages from the test bank.

Manual is for making your own test from scratch. You can still use test bank items, but can add them individually. You can also add reading passages from item central much easier.
Use manual if you are any other content area other than ELA/Math, if you have your own test you will enter, you want more control over test bank items, or if you are using reading passages from item central.

QUESTION TYPES

Multiple Choice: Each question has multiple answers True/False: Each question has a “True” or “False” answer

Gridded: This question requires a numeric answer; the student must fill the appropriate grid numbers with the correct answer

Open Response: A typed in response to the proposed question

Inline Response: Allows for the creation of fill-in- the-blank questions. The question will be limited to a total of 9 blanks or gaps.

Matching: Matching items test a student’s ability to identify associations between related items. This item type allows for up to 18 question stems and available choices to be defined.

Lookup In Item Central: Search for items already created to add to your test. Items in state bank or your saved bank items.

WORKING WITH ITEM CENTRAL

ADD YOUR OWN ITEMS FOR LATER USE
Save your own items to Item Central, share with others, or use yourself later on other assessments. Great for turning small quizzes into a summative assessment.

WORKING WITH ITEM CENTRAL

ADD ITEMS FROM STATE BANK
Search items in the state bank by Subject, Grade, Standards, Created By, or Passage Type.

You can find Items, Passages, or Rubrics here to add. Passages come with multiple questions that you can choose to attach.

ADMINISTERING ASSESSMENTS

SET-UP, CONSIDERATIONS, AND PREPARATION
Give yourself plenty of time on the test dates, but don't worry...even after students start taking the test these can be changed by going to Schedule Settings.

Always use Schoolnet Browser Test Tunnel.

Make the passcode simple, but unique.

When using reading passages do NOT scramble question order.

When using CPS do NOT scramble question OR answer order.

If this is your first test...log-in as a student, take the test...and see what the student sees. How can you explain the process to students if you've never seen it? You can delete the results afterwards, so don't worry!

PROCTOR DASHBOARD

AKA...REALLY AWESOME PART OF ADMINISTERING ASSESSMENTS
Use the proctor dashboard to see how students are performing, run CPS assessments, and quickly score tests afterwards.

When giving CPS assessments, you can tell students their score as soon as the assessment is over. One idea is to simply tell them their score when they turn their clicker in, or as you watch write the score on a post-it and give it to the student.

SCORING ASSESSMENTS

...AND THE BEST PART, SCORE ALL OPEN RESPONSES
From the test detail page click Score Test.

From here you can see individual student responses, change them, and grade open response items.

At the bottom of the student responses you can delete all student results.

On the left, if you've included open responses you can choose Score All Open Responses, which allows you to score ALL student responses for a particular question at once.

USING CPS WITH ASSESSMENTS

Check CIITS documentation for great step through guide on using CPS with CIITS and what CPS systems are compatible.

STUDENT DATA...AND THEN SOME

YOU HAVE TO GET IN, EXPLORE, AND PLAY!
There are multiple ways to view student data for both the assessments you give, common/district/benchmark assessments, and standardized assessments.

The easiest way to view assessment results for a course is to look at the course summaries on the homepage of CIITS. The rest of the assessment analysis is under Classrooms and Student Performance.

Choose your class sections, and then look at some of the data options. Many of the elements are clickable and lead you to more data.

WHAT ELSE DO YOU WANT TO KNOW?

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