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Technology Readiness

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2022 Site Readiness Pearson TestNav Technical Training

CMAS

ACCESS

CoAlt ELA and Math

Contact

Collin Bonner 
Technology Specialist
Assessment Division
(303) 866-6752
bonner_c@cde.state.co.us


Changing District Technology Coordinator Designations

DTCs must be registered with the Assessment Unit and approved by the district's Superintendent in order to access secure sites and receive important communications from our office and assessment vendors. Click Here for the DTC Appointment Form.

District Technology Coordinator Communications

If you would like to subscribe to the DTC list serve, please email Collin Bonner directly.

Community of Practice for Colorado Site Readiness for Online Assessment

Visit the Google Group to join.

Pearson TestNav - CMAS ELA, Math, Science, and Social Studies

Requirements

Checklists TN 8

Component Software

 

Documentation

Training


WIDA ACCESS for ELLs 2.0

Overview

Requirements

Checklists

Component Software

  • WIDA AMS - Request login credentials from your DAC
  • Central Office Services-Service Device (COS-SD v3.0) for ACCESS for ELLs Online and WIDA Screener Online administrations.  After August 15, 2019, the TSM will no longer be supported.  - Central Office Services (COS) installers available for Linux, Mac OS, and Windows on WIDA AMS (login required) 
  • INSIGHT v10.0.1 Test Engine available for download -   DRC INSIGHT installers for iOS, Chrome, Linux, Mac OS, and Windows available  to download the on WIDA AMS (login required) 

Documentation 

DRC System Status webpage

The DRC System Status webpage provides real-time updates on operations of WIDA AMS, INSIGHT, the Testing Site Manager, and Educator Scoring. New this year: DTCs can now subscribe to receive email updates when the status of any system changes. We encourage DTCs to take advantage of this feature and expedite their awareness of any service interruptions impacting ACCESS for ELLs 2.0.  

Training

WIDA has archived all training materials and recordings in their secure portal site. Contact bonner_c@cde.state.co.us if you need an account to access the materials.

DRC Technology Webinars for WIDA 2022-23

DRC and WIDA will be hosting a series of Technology Webinars for Technology Coordinators in the 2022-2023 school year. The purpose of the webinars is to provide details related to the ACCESS 22-23 Software Updates, Technology Installations, Technology Coordinator Support for Test Administrators, and Troubleshooting.   

  • Pre-Testing: Software Updates and Tech Readiness Checklist 
    • Date:  Tuesday, October 4, 2022
    • Time:  12:00-1:00 p.m. MST
    • Summary:  An overview of the COS layout and updates to DRC INSIGHT. It also provides a walk-through of system requirements and the Technology Readiness Checklist. 
  •  Pre-Testing: Technology Installations - Part 1
    • Date:  Tuesday, October 11, 2022
    • Time:  12:00-1:00 p.m. MST
    • Summary: Provides instructions for how to configure a Central Office Services Configuration and installation of Central Office Services Service Devices if needed. 
  • Pre-Testing: Technology Installations - Part 2
    • Date:  Thursday, October 13, 2022
    • Time:  12:00-1:00 p.m. MST 
    • Summary: Provides instruction on how to install DRC INSIGHT and registration on varying student devices (Windows, Macs, Chromebooks, iPads). 
  • Pre-Testing: Technology Coordinator Support for Test Administrators 
    • Date:  Tuesday, November 8, 2022
    • Time:  12:00-1:00 p.m. MST
    • Summary: Provides Technology Coordinators information to communicate with Test Coordinators and Administrators. Topics include establishing a local communication plan to identify issues and troubleshooting if problems arise as well as reviewing when to support Test Administrators at their testing sites by training them to respond to technical issues and when and how to report them.  
  • During Testing: Technology Troubleshooting
    • Date:  Thursday, January 5, 2023
    • Time:  12:00-1:00 p.m. MST
    • Summary: An overview of the various error messages and common troubleshooting solutions. 

If you are unable to attend, a recording will be available after the presentations. To view the webinar recordings, log into WIDA AMS and click the View Documentation tile on the landing page or select My Applications > General Information > Documents.

 


DLM KITE - CoAlt ELA and Math

System Status, Requirements and Component Software

  • Kite Suite- Web links to, Bandwidth requirements and KITE client downloads.

Documentation

Technology Specifications Training

  • Video (skip to 32:29 for technology) -10/15/2019 Web Link
  • FAQ -10/15/2019  PDF


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