Spring 2021 Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress - M-STEP Online Test Administrator's Directions and Manual

 
Spring 2021 Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress - M-STEP Online Test Administrator's Directions and Manual
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M-STEP Online
Test Administrator’s
Directions and Manual
Grade 5
Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress

Spring 2021

Michigan Department of Education
Office of Educational Assessment and Accountability
Spring 2021 Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress - M-STEP Online Test Administrator's Directions and Manual
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Spring 2021 Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress - M-STEP Online Test Administrator's Directions and Manual
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INTRODUCTION................................. 1                 Material Security ............................... 9

 Online Assessments Covered............... 1                    Test Administration ............................ 9

 DRC INSIGHT Portal .......................... 2                Security Compliance .........................10

 Key.................................................. 3        Training Requirements and Resources
                                                                for Students.....................................10
 Online Tools Training (OTT) and Student
                                                                   Resources for Students to Prepare for
 Tutorials............................................ 3           Testing.............................................. 10
                                                                   Online Student Tutorials...................... 10
OVERVIEW........................................ 4
                                                                   Online Tools Training for Students......... 11
 Introduction...................................... 4
                                                               BEFORE TESTING............................. 12
 M-STEP Assessments.......................... 4
                                                                Before Testing Checklist.....................12
 What’s New....................................... 4
                                                                Test Materials Needed for M-STEP........13
 English Language Arts......................... 5
    Listening............................................. 5
                                                               DURING TESTING............................ 14
 Mathematics...................................... 5
                                                                Important Tasks
    Calculator Policy for Mathematics                           During Testing..................................14
    Assessments........................................ 5
                                                                   Managing Student Test Tickets............. 14
 Science............................................. 5            Verifying Supports and
    Calculator Policy for Science                                  Accommodations on Test Tickets.......... 14
    Assessments........................................ 6
                                                                Permitted Items
 Social Studies.................................... 6           in Testing Room................................15

 Test Administrator’s Directions and                            Providing Assistance..........................16
 Manual............................................. 6             Student Log In and Questions.............. 16

 Scratch Paper Guidelines .................... 6                Procedures for Testing Breaks,
                                                                Interruptions, or Pauses.....................16
 Designated Supports and
 Accommodations................................ 7               Test Directions – All M-STEP Grade 5
                                                                Assessments....................................17
 Call Center Contact Information........... 7
                                                                   Introduction...................................... 17
 OEAA Communications with                                          Test Sign-In....................................... 19
 Schools and Districts.......................... 7
                                                                   Welcome Screen................................ 21
 Standardized Testing.......................... 8                  For Administration with TTS
                                                                   Directions Only – All Grade 5 Tests....... 24
 Test Session Timings.......................... 8                  For Administration without TTS
                                                                   Directions Only – All Grade 5 Tests....... 25
 Assessment Security........................... 8
                                                                   System Check and Test Security........... 26
    Assessment Security Training ................ 9
                                                                   Introduction Page............................... 27

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     Test Directions for Grade 5 ELA CAT                       Test Directions for Grade 5
     Assessment......................................28        Social Studies Assessments ...............58
       Answering Questions—ELA CAT............ 28                 Answering Questions—Social Studies.... 58
       Navigation—ELA CAT.......................... 29            Navigation—Social Studies................... 59
       Tools—ELA CAT.................................. 30         Tools—Social Studies.......................... 60
       Helpful Testing Hints—ELA CAT............. 31              Helpful Testing Hints—Social Studies..... 61
       Completing the Test—ELA CAT.............. 32               Completing the Test—Social Studies...... 62

     Test Directions for Grade 5 ELA                           Testing Irregularities..........................64
     Accommodated Assessments..............34
       Answering Questions—                                   AFTER TESTING............................... 65
       ELA Accommodated............................ 34
       Navigation—ELA Accommodated........... 35               Completing the Test Session...............65
       Tools—ELA Accommodated.................. 36             Exiting the Test Engine.......................65
       Helpful Testing Hints—
       ELA Accommodated............................ 37        APPENDICES................................... 66
       Completing the Test—
       ELA Accommodated............................ 38         APPENDIX A:
                                                               M-STEP Calculator Policy....................66
     Test Directions for Grade 5 Math CAT...40
                                                                  Online and Paper/Pencil Testers ........... 66
       Answering Questions—Math CAT........... 40
                                                                  Online Testers ................................... 66
       Navigation—Math CAT......................... 41
                                                                  Paper/Pencil Testers ........................... 66
       Tools—Math CAT................................. 42
                                                                  Important Notes................................. 66
       Helpful Testing Hints—Math CAT........... 43
                                                                  Managing Online Testers and External
       Completing the Test—Math CAT............ 44                Hand-held Calculators ........................ 67

     Test Directions for Grade 5 Math                          APPENDIX B:
     Accommodated Assessments..............46                  M-STEP Scratch Paper Policy...............68
       Answering Questions—Math                                   Terms............................................... 68
       Accommodated ................................. 46
                                                                  Online Testers: Mathematics ............... 68
       Navigation—Math Accommodated......... 47
                                                                  Online Testers: English Language Arts,
       Tools—Math Accommodated................. 48                Science, and Social Studies................. 68
       Helpful Testing Hints—                                     Paper/Pencil Testers: Mathematics........ 68
       Math Accommodated.......................... 49
                                                                  Paper/Pencil Testers: English Language
       Completing the Test—                                       Arts, Science, and
       Math Accommodated.......................... 50             Social Studies.................................... 69

     Test Directions for Grade 5 Science                       APPENDIX C:
     Assessments....................................52         M-STEP Incident Reporting Guide........70
       Answering Science Questions............... 52
       Navigation—Science........................... 53
       Tools—Science................................... 54
       Helpful Testing Hints—Science.............. 55
       Completing the Test—Science............... 56

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The M-STEP Online Grade 5 Test Administrator’s   Online Assessments Covered
Directions and Manual includes all information
that a Test Administrator needs to know to       These test directions apply to the following
administer any grade 5 M-STEP assessment.        Grade 5 assessments:
With the exception of the Test Directions             • English Language Arts Computer Adaptive
for content you will not administer, Test               Test (CAT)
Administrators are required to read this
document in its entirety before administering         • English Language Arts Computer Adaptive
any grade 5 M-STEP assessment.                          Test (CAT) with Text-to-Speech (TTS)
                                                        enabled
The following sections are included in this           • English Language Arts—Video Sign
document:                                               Language (VSL) and Closed Captioning
 • Overview                                             (CCAPTION) fixed form

 • Before Testing                                     • Math Computer Adaptive Test (CAT)

 • During Testing                                     • Math Computer Adaptive Test (CAT) with
                                                        Text-to-Speech (TTS) enabled
 • After Testing
                                                      • Math—Stacked Spanish (ST) fixed form
 • Online Test Administration Directions
                                                      • Math—Stacked Spanish (ST) fixed form
                                                        with Human Voice Audio (HVA) enabled
                                                      • Math—Video Sign Language (VSL) fixed
                                                        form
                                                      • Science
                                                      • Science with Text-to-Speech (TTS) enabled
                                                      • Social Studies
                                                      • Social Studies with Text-to-Speech (TTS)
                                                        enabled

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               DRC INSIGHT Portal

                                              Important Note: eDIRECT has been renamed
                                              DRC INSIGHT Portal. The URL has not changed.
                                              This manual now refers to eDIRECT as the DRC
                                              INSIGHT Portal (https://mi.drcedirect.com).

                                              Instructions for easy navigation to documents in
                                              the DRC INSIGHT Portal are below.

               Users can access documents and resources in the DRC INSIGHT Portal (https://mi.drcedirect.com).

               Test Administrators select “here” in the Documents and Training Materials bullet point to view
               all of the materials that are available without secure access.

                                                                       Welcome to the DRC INSIGHT Portal
                                                                       Welcome to the DRC INSIGHT Portal, the web-based test management site used to manage the online test administration for
                                                                       M-STEP, MI-Access, and Early Literacy and Mathematics Benchmark Assessments for Michigan.

                                                                       To sign in, enter your email address and password on this page and then select Sign In.

                                                                           To obtain a login and password, you must first be set up with the specific DRC INSIGHT Portal role on the OEAA
                                                                           Secure Site. Click here for directions on how to request access to DRC INSIGHT Portal through the OEAA Secure
                                                                           Site.

                                                                       Documents and Training Materials can be accessed here without a login and password.

                                                                       You can use this page for the following tasks:
                                                                          • Management tools and software for downloads requires a login.
                                                                          • Documents and Training Materials can be accessed here without a login and password.
                                                                          • Online Answer Document Portal for MI-Access Supported Independence and Participation can be
                                                                            found here. The link is only active during the testing window.
                                                                          • Access the current system status of the DRC INSIGHT Portal here.

                                                                       Need assistance? Customer Support can be contacted at 877-560-8378 or misupport@datarecognitioncorp.com.

               Then, select the Documents tab.

                                                    MICHIGAN ONLINE ASSESSMENTS      GENERAL INFORMAITION

                                   GENERAL INFORMAITION    Announcements   Documents
                                                                           Documents      Downloads     Test Tutorials

                                 Documents

                                   Administration                 Document Type              Audience
                                   (All)                          (All)                      (All)
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Key

  Icons                                                  Descriptions

   SAY:
                                                         Speak the words in the shaded box.

            TIP! Icon                                    This is a tip to help with a smooth testing
                                                         experience.

           Chromebook Icon
                                                         Information specific to Chromebooks

Online Tools Training (OTT) and Student Tutorials
The Online Tools Training (OTT) is an essential part of the testing process. For detailed instructions
on how to administer OTTs, please refer to the Student Tutorials found on the DRC Insight Portal
(https://mi.drcedirect.com) or INSIGHT. The Student Tutorials should be used to familiarize
students with the functions and tools of the testing system. Additionally, the M-STEP Test
Administration Manual (TAM) will provide more information about using OTTs as well as accessing
and using the Student Tutorials.

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           Introduction                                           grades assessed (5, 8, and 11). Students
                                                                  are allowed to take breaks during testing.
           On January 25, 2021, the Michigan Department           Schools and districts should work with Test
           of Education (MDE) delivered a request to the          Administrators to determine if breaks during
           U.S. Department of Education to waive certain          testing are necessary.
           assessment and accountability requirements
           of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act              To simplify the materials Test Administrators
           (ESSA) including the Spring 2021 M-STEP. To            are required to read before testing, MDE has
           comply with current law, MDE and the Office            created updated Test Administrator’s Directions
           of Educational Assessment and Accountability           and Manual documents for each grade by test
           (OEAA) must continue to prepare for the                mode (online and paper/pencil). These updated
           required spring assessments in the event               documents (this document) include test
           the USED does not grant our waiver request.            administration directions and other materials
           Updates regarding the status of this request           that cover everything Test Administrators need
           will be provided through the weekly Spotlight          to know regarding test administration. This
           on Assessment and Accountability newsletter.           updated information would otherwise have
           Please know the health, safety, and well-being         been included in the Test Administration Manual
           of students, educators, and their families is          (TAM). Therefore, Test Administrators are no
           MDE’s first priority.                                  longer required to read the TAM; however, they
                                                                  are required to read the Test Administrator’s
                                                                  Directions and Manual (this document) before
           M-STEP Assessments                                     administering any M-STEP test session.

           The Spring 2021 Michigan Student Test of               Text-to-Speech (TTS) is available for test
           Educational Progress (M-STEP) includes                 directions ONLY on all test forms except Video
           summative assessments designed to measure              Sign Language (VSL) and Spanish for all
           student performance relative to the Michigan           students. Building and District Assessment
           Academic Standards in English language                 Coordinators may decide whether to use the
           arts (ELA), mathematics, science, and social           TTS Directions or to read test directions aloud
           studies. This overview will describe the unique        for each test session. The test administration
           characteristics of these content–area tests.           directions include detailed information for tests
                                                                  to be administered using the TTS Directions
                                                                  and for tests that are administered without TTS
           What’s New                                             Directions.

           Updates to Spring 2021 M-STEP testing                  In order to help with Test Schedule development,
           were planned for Spring 2020 but were not              MDE has provided recommendations for test
           implemented due to the cancellation of testing.        time estimates, test sessions, and breaks
           These updates will be applied in Spring 2021.          within sessions on page 8 of this manual.
                                                                  These are recommendations to assist districts
           The M-STEP science test will be operational in         and buildings in the development of testing
           Spring 2021. The M-STEP science test assesses          schedules—they are not required.
           the Michigan K-12 Science Standards in grades
           5, 8, and 11.                                          Assessment Security training requirements
                                                                  have been updated for Spring 2021. Test
           The M-STEP social studies test will continue           Administrators and Proctors are required to
           to measure the Michigan Academic Standards
           adopted in 2007 in social studies. The social           • complete the MDE Assessment Security
           studies test will have only one part for all              online course and/or read the Assessment
                                                                     Integrity Guide (determined by the District
                                                                     or Building Coordinator)

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Any educator who completed the Assessment          Mathematics
Security training modules in the past are
allowed to take the Assessment Security            Mathematics is assessed with the M-STEP in
Refresher course in place of the full Assessment   grades 3-7. It covers four claims: concepts and
Security Training modules. More information        procedures, problem-solving, communicating
about the Assessment Security Refresher            reasoning, and modeling and data analysis.
course is available on the M-STEP web              There is one test ticket for online testers.
page (www.michigan.gov/mstep) under the
Professional Development section.                  Calculator Policy for Mathematics
Also new for Spring 2021: students using the       Assessments
embedded calculator will view the Desmos           Calculator policy for mathematics assessments
calculator. There is a basic four-function         use varies by grade and assessment type
calculator for use on grade 5 science.             (online or paper/pencil). Therefore, it is
                                                   important for Test Administrators to understand
A new feature of DRC INSIGHT for Spring 2021       the state’s policy on calculator use.
is Extended Retries. With this new feature, if
there are any connectivity issues, instead of
                                                   No Calculators Allowed in Grades 3, 4,
displaying an error message after three attempts
                                                   and 5 Mathematics Assessments
to reconnect, the system will continue to
attempt reconnection for five minutes. The error   Regardless of the type of test a student is
message will display, instructing the student      taking (online or paper/pencil), calculators may
to raise his/her hand for help, but continue to    not be used for any item on the mathematics
attempt reconnection. If the system is able to     grades 3, 4, and 5 assessments. Calculator
reconnect, the error message will close and the    use would change the construct of the items,
student can resume testing. Note: It is possible   or what they are intended to measure. All
that a student sees the error message but the      students must abide by this policy, even
error is resolved before you have had time to      students whose Individualized Education
reach the student. If this occurs, you should      Programs (IEPs) or Section 504 Plans
instruct the student to resume testing.            specify otherwise. The use of a calculator in
                                                   mathematics in grades 3, 4, and 5 is considered
                                                   a nonstandard accommodation, which will
English Language Arts                              render the assessment invalid. If a student
                                                   in one of these grades uses a calculator, an
English language arts (ELA) is assessed            incident report must be submitted. Refer to the
with the M-STEP in grades 3-7. ELA covers          Incident Reporting Guide in Appendix C.
four claims: reading, writing, listening, and
research. There is one test ticket for online      The state’s full Calculator Policy can be
testers.                                           found in Appendix A. Coordinators and/or
                                                   Test Administrators may copy and share it
                                                   in its entirety with others involved in testing
Listening
                                                   mathematics.
Listening is part of the ELA assessment for
all students. Students testing online will be
required to have headphones to hear the audio      Science
presented for this portion of the test.
                                                   The M-STEP science test is operational in Spring
                                                   2021. The M-STEP science test assesses the
                                                   Michigan K-12 Science Standards in grades 5,
                                                   8, and 11. This is a fixed-form online or paper/
                                                   pencil test. This year, the test will have:

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               • two test tickets and two parts in grades 5        Standards and do not reflect any changes in
                 and 8 for online testers                          the recently approved 2019 Social Studies
                                                                   Standards. The test will have:
               • one test ticket and one part in grade 11 for
                 online testers                                     • one test ticket and one part in grade 5

           The test will include seven clusters for each
           grade assessed.                                         Test Administrator’s
               • Cluster – a stimulus (or context) about           Directions and Manual
                 a phenomenon and a set of 5-8 related
                 items designed to assess all performance          New for Spring 2021: The test directions
                 expectations (standards) in one topic bundle      documents have been expanded to include
                                                                   all information that a Test Administrator
               • Topic Bundle – a group of related                 will need to know. This means that Test
                 performance expectations (standards) that         Administrators are no longer required to
                 are assessed as a group                           read any section of the Test Administration
                                                                   Manual (TAM)—everything they need is in the
           Calculator Policy for Science                           Test Administrator’s Directions and Manual
           Assessments                                             document (this document).

           Students in grades 5, 8, and 11 are allowed to
                                                                     Text-to-Speech Test Directions
           use calculators for both the online and paper/
           pencil science assessment.                              New for Spring 2021: Text-to-Speech (TTS) test
                                                                   directions are available for all students. District
           Embedded Calculators are Provided for                   and/or Building Assessment Coordinators
                                                                   determine whether TTS Test Directions will be
           Online Testers in Grades 5, 8, and 11
                                                                   used in the district and/or school.
           Science Assessments
           Students in grades 5, 8, and 11 taking a                To use TTS for test directions, Test
           science online test will use the calculator             Administrators will follow the “TTS Directions
           embedded in the online delivery engine. The             Only” section of the test directions in the
           Desmos calculator will be available for all items       Test Administrator’s Directions and Manual
           on the science test.                                    (this document). These directions provide
                                                                   introductory information and test verification,
               • Grade 5 includes a basic four-function            then direct students to select the “Play” button
                 calculator which includes addition,               to listen to the directions. Note: All students
                 subtraction, multiplication, division and         must have headphones in order to use TTS
                 square root                                       for test directions. Test administration
                                                                   directions are explicit and must be
           The Desmos calculator used for the science
                                                                   followed exactly as written.
           assessment is the same calculator available on
           the grades 6 and 7 mathematics assessments.

                                                                   Scratch Paper Guidelines
           Social Studies                                          Scratch paper use varies by test, grade, and
                                                                   content area. Review the state’s full Scratch
           Social studies is assessed in grades 5, 8, and
                                                                   Paper Policy in Appendix B.
           11 with a fixed-form online or paper/pencil
           test. The Spring 2021 M-STEP assessments are
           based on the 2007 Michigan K-12 Social Studies

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Designated Supports and                              Topic                                       Option
Accommodations                                        Known or suspected cheating or
                                                      unethical testing practices on any state     1
The Michigan Supports and Accommodations              assessment
Guidance Document, which includes the
Supports and Accommodations Tables,                   DRC INSIGHT Portal, INSIGHT, Central
                                                      Office Services (COS), or online
presents appropriate Universal Tools,                 assessment tools related to the online
                                                                                                   2
Designated Supports, Accommodations,                  M-STEP
identification processes, classroom
                                                      OEAA Secure Site, testing policies and
considerations, and guidelines for all state
                                                      paper/pencil materials regarding the
assessments. The document can be found on                                                          3
                                                      M-STEP, MI-Access, and Accountability
the M-STEP web page (www.michigan.gov/                reporting
mstep). Guidance in the documents pertains
to general education students, as well as to
English learners (ELs), students with disabilities   OEAA Communications with
(SWDs), and students who are considered ELs
and are also identified as SWDs.                     Schools and Districts
                                                     Keeping educators up to date regarding
                                                     changes in assessment and accountability is
Call Center Contact                                  critical. The OEAA communicates with the field
Information                                          in a number of different ways, including:

The Office of Educational Assessment and              • Spotlight on Student Assessment and
Accountability (OEAA) has a call center to              Accountability weekly newsletter – sign
answer questions related to M-STEP testing.             up to receive the newsletter and/or read
                                                        archived copies on the Spotlight web page
Agents are available to receive questions at            (www.michigan.gov/mde-spotlight)
the following toll-free phone number and email
address during the specified hours.                   • M-STEP web page (www.michigan.gov/
                                                        mstep)
 • Call: 1-877-560-8378
                                                      • DRC INSIGHT Portal (https://mi.drcedirect.
 • Email: mde-oeaa@michigan.gov                         com)
 • December 1, 2020 - April 12, 2021:                 • the Announcement page on the OEAA
   8:00 AM–5:00 PM (M–F)                                Secure Site (www.michigan.gov/oeaa-
 • April 12, 2021 - June 4, 2021:                       secure)
   7:00 AM–5:00 PM (M-F)                              • targeted email communications for
The following table shows the options related to        important or urgent communications during
the M-STEP that are available on the call center        the testing window (targeted emails are
phone menu. Select the appropriate option               sent to the persons who have assigned roles
when contacting the OEAA, either through                in the Educational Entity Master [EEM]; it
our toll-free number (877-560-8378) or the              is important that all roles are current and
Lansing-area local number (517-241-4102).               contact information is up to date)

                                                      • presentations at state conferences,
                                                        including the Michigan School Testing
                                                        Conference held each year in February

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           Check these sources regularly to stay up to          follow the same testing procedures and give
           date on assessment- and accountability-related       instructions exactly as they appear in this
           issues and activities.                               manual.

                                                                Ensure that you and all testing staff comply
           Standardized Testing                                 with all applicable laws, including those relating
                                                                to discrimination. By strictly following policies
           Uniform procedures are essential to a                and procedures, you give students the best
           standardized testing program. To ensure              guarantee of fair testing and the best possible
           comparable scores, all testing staff must            test day experience.

                                            Test Session Timings

                              Spring 2021 Estimated Test Session Timings Grades 3–7
                               Subject                 Grade 3 Grade 4 Grade 5 Grade 6 Grade 7
                 ELA Computer Adaptive                   2:00        2:00       2:00      2:00       2:00
                 Mathematics Computer Adaptive           1:30        1:30       1:30      2:00       2:00
                 Science Part 1                           NA          NA        0:45       NA         NA
                 Science Part 2                           NA          NA        0:45       NA         NA
                 Social Studies                           NA          NA        0:60       NA         NA
                 Estimated Total Hours                   3:30        3:30       6:00      4:00       4:00

                       Note: Times are in hours:minutes. Example, 1:30 equals 1 hour 30 minutes.

           Assessment Security                                  and security. District and Building Coordinators
                                                                are required to read the AIG in its entirety.
           The primary goals of test security are to protect    By following the guidelines in the Assessment
           the integrity of the assessment and to ensure        Integrity Guide, schools ensure that:
           that results are accurate and meaningful. Test        • student test results are valid and reliable
           security is integral in ensuring that no student
           has an unfair advantage or a disadvantage in          • the testing context is equitable for all
           assessment performance.                                 students
                                                                 • all practices are ethical
           The Assessment Integrity Guide (AIG) was
           revised and updated in November 2020. This           The Michigan Department of Education (MDE)
           document, available for download on the M-STEP       also provides the Assessment Security online
           web page (www.michigan.gov/mstep), details           course through Michigan Virtual (http://bit.ly/
           how state-level assessments should be securely       MDEAssessmentSecurity). This four-module
           administered. The AIG also includes information      training series is used to train building staff on
           on roles and responsibilities of testing staff,      the importance of test security by following the
           test preparation, administration irregularities,     Assessment Integrity Guide. Upon completion

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of the four modules and demonstration of               • Secure materials are bar-coded and
knowledge on a short test, participants will             recorded on the security checklists that
receive a Certificate of Completion, which               accompany shipments, and must be
must be retained on file with signed security            returned to the scoring contractor. Note:
compliance forms. After successful completion            Schools should expect to account for every
of this training, staff are required to participate      secure item recorded on the materials list.
in the refresher course in subsequent years.
                                                       • Test tickets used to log students into each
                                                         online test are considered secure materials
Assessment Security Training                             and must be treated as such. Test rosters,
All staff members who participate in a state             which automatically print along with test
assessment must be fully trained in assessment           tickets, are also considered secure.
security.
                                                       • All used scratch paper (including graph
Test Administrators/Room Supervisors/                    paper) must be collected and returned
Proctors/ Training Requirements:                         to the building M-STEP Coordinator
                                                         immediately after testing, to be shredded.
 • complete the MDE Assessment Security
                                                         No used scratch or graph paper may be kept
   online course and/or read the Assessment
                                                         in the classroom. Used scratch paper must
   Integrity Guide (determined by the District
                                                         never be taken from one test session to
   or Building Coordinator)
                                                         another.
Any educators who completed the Assessment
                                                       • No test materials that contain test questions
Security training modules in the past are
                                                         or student responses may be copied at any
allowed to take the Assessment Security
                                                         time or retained in the schools.
Refresher course in place of the full Assessment
Security Training modules. More information            • The use of cameras or cell phones and the
about the Assessment Security Refresher                  posting of pictures to social media sites
course is available on the M-STEP web                    during testing is an enormous security risk.
page (www.michigan.gov/mstep) under the                  Therefore, students or testing personnel
Professional Development section.                        may not take photographs at any time during
                                                         testing. If students violate this policy, their
                                                         tests will be marked “Prohibited Behavior”
Material Security                                        and no emergency tests will be permitted.

 • All materials that allow access to or contain
   test questions or student responses are
                                                      Test Administration
   considered secure materials and must
   be handled in a way that maintains their           All testing staff must adhere to these
   security before, during, and after testing.        guidelines.
   This includes paper/pencil materials,
   accommodated materials, used scratch                • Ensure an appropriate testing environment
   paper, online test tickets, and test rosters.         is maintained.

 • All secure materials must be retained in one        • Begin all standardized test administration
   secure, locked location within the school.            procedures according to the explicit
   During the test administration window, the            directions in the Test Administrator’s
   materials must be distributed and collected           Directions and Manual.
   daily.

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            • If not using the Text-to-Speech (TTS) for        Training Requirements and
              directions option, read test directions to
              the students exactly as they are written, as     Resources for Students
              required.
                                                               Resources for Students to Prepare
            • Monitor student behavior closely for             for Testing
              adherence to proper test-taking practices.
              Ensure that there are no distractions during     A number of resources and tools have been
              the test administration period, including        developed to help students gain valuable
              talking, noises, and other interactions          experience with testing. The resources
              among students; prevent students from            for online testing may be accessed in the
              viewing another student’s computer screen        Accessing Online Tools Training mini-
              or answer document.                              module available on the DRC INSIGHT Portal
                                                               (www.mi.drcedirect.com) by selecting Show
            • Ensure that students whose IEP and/              Documents. Instructions for easy navigation
              or section 504 plan requires them to use         to documents in the DRC INSIGHT Portal are
              Universal Tools, Designated Supports, and        on page 2.
              Accommodations have these available to
              them at the time of testing.                     Available resources include:
            • Ensure that any student who needs an              • grade-level Sample Item Sets
              allowable Universal Tool or Designated            • sample essay prompts
              Support has these resources available to
                                                                • Student Tutorials (for use with classrooms
              them at the time of testing.
                                                                  of students to provide an overview of what
            • Maintain material security.                         they will practice using the OTTs)

                                                                • Online Tools Trainings (OTTs) for general
                                                                  education students
           Security Compliance
                                                                • OTTs for students using Supports and
           All staff involved in the administration of            Accommodations
           M-STEP tests must read and sign an Office of
                                                               It is highly recommended that schools provide
           Educational Assessment and Accountability
                                                               students with opportunities to practice using
           (OEAA) Assessment Security Compliance Form,
                                                               these resources before they take the online or
           affirming that they have read the required
                                                               paper/pencil tests.
           assessment materials related to their role in
           the M-STEP administration process, and that
           they understand their role and responsibilities.    Online Student Tutorials
           Completed forms are required from Technology        Online Student Tutorials are designed to
           Coordinators, District and Building Test            be viewed with students in a classroom
           Coordinators, Test Administrators, proctors,        environment to provide an overview of the
           and all other staff or volunteers with access       INSIGHT testing engine and tools. It is a
           to secure test materials or student responses.      companion activity that prepares students for
           All OEAA Assessment Security Compliance             the Online Tools Training (OTTs). The tutorials
           Forms must be returned to the District M-STEP       are not a substitute for the hands-on practice
           Coordinator and kept on file for three years.       that the OTTs provide.
           Anyone involved in the administration of the        The tutorials are available in two places.
           M-STEP is obligated to report any suspected
           violations of test security.

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 • DRC INSIGHT Portal (https://mi.drcedirect.        OTT resources include:
   com) – select “here” in the Documents and          • all ELA, math, science, and social studies
   Training Materials bullet point and then             OTTs
   select the Test Tutorials tab. Instructions for
   easy navigation to documents in the DRC            • masking (Designated Support)
   INSIGHT Portal are on page 2.
                                                      • color choices/contrasting color (Designated
 • INSIGHT testing engine – select the tutorial         Supports)
   link at the bottom of the screen
                                                      • mathematics stacked Spanish translation
                                                        (Designated Support)
Online Tools Training for Students
Online Tools Trainings (OTTs) allow students to       • text-to-speech (TTS):
see what different test items look like and to
                                                        – ELA and mathematics TTS – items only
practice using the online testing tools. Before
                                                          (Designated Support)
the testing software is installed, you must use
the Google Chrome web browser to access the             – ELA TTS – items and passages
OTTs at the OTT Portal (https://wbte.drcedirect.          (Accommodation)
com/MI/portals/mi/). Note: If Chrome is not           • Video Sign Language (VSL)
your default browser, you will need to copy             (Accommodation)
and paste this url address into a CHROME web
browser. You can access the OTTs through the         Providing students with ample practice
testing software, once it is installed.              opportunities will ensure they are familiar
                                                     with the test content, item types, navigation
                                                     strategies, and system tools on test day.

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                 Before Testing Checklist                                        » word lists
                                                                                 » writing formulas
                      With the exception of the Test Directions                  » definitions
                      for content you will not administer, Test                  » mathematical formulas/theorems
                      Administrators are required to read
                                                                                 » multiplication tables
                      this document in its entirety before
                      administering any grade 5 M-STEP                           » charts or maps
                      assessment.                                                Note: The INSIGHT Tools poster is
BEFORE TESTING

                                                                                 allowed if it is posted in the classroom
                      Complete the MDE Assessment Security
                                                                                 (not at students’ desks).
                      online course and/or read the Assessment
                      Integrity Guide (determined by the District           ¾    Ensure student testing devices are
                      or Building Coordinator)                                   positioned in such a way that students
                                                                                 cannot easily read another student’s
                      Sign the OEAA Assessment Security                          screen or interact with one another.
                      Compliance Form
                                                                            ¾    If using portable testing devices, such as
                      Verify INSIGHT software is installed on all                a laptop, iPad, or Chromebook, ensure
                      testing devices                                            the devices are connected to a power
                      Ensure you know how to launch INSIGHT on                   source (preferred) or fully charged.
                      the device students will be using to test             ¾    Check to make sure there are no test
                      Ensure students have viewed the student                    tickets or scratch paper left over from
                      tutorials and practiced using the OTTs                     another testing session. If found, return
                                                                                 to the Building Test Coordinator.
                      Ensure student’s Designated Supports and/
                      or Accommodations (if applicable) have                ¾    Verify the testing room will be free of
                      been set and/or that all materials necessary               distractions for the duration of the test
                      to administer assigned Designated Supports                 session.
                      and/or Accommodations are available, such             Obtain a student test ticket for each student
                      as headphones for TTS                                 who will be testing. Test tickets are secure
                      If administering any ELA test or using TTS—           materials and should be securely stored until
                      either for directions only or as a Designated         you are ready to pass them out. Students
                      Support and/or Accommodation—ensure                   will require a separate ticket for each part of
                      that headphones are available                         the test. See chart below on number of test
                                                                            tickets needed for each assessment.
                      Clearly understand the scheduled testing
                      time, including planned breaks                                              Number of Test
                                                                          Assessment
                      Prepare the classroom for testing:                                         Tickets Required
                      ¾   Remove or cover all classroom                   ELA                              One
                          instructional materials that may affect
                          the validity of the assessment. All             Math                             One
                          instructional materials must be removed
                                                                          Social Studies                   One
                          or covered. This includes all information
                          regarding the content area of the test          Science                          Two
                          being administered or test-taking
                          strategies. Examples include, but are not         Make note on the test roster of the test
                          limited to:                                       tickets you are distributing. Use the test
                          » tips for taking tests                           roster to verify you have collected all tickets
                                                                            after students have signed in.
                          » content displays

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Test Materials Needed for M-STEP

   Materials Needed by Test                       Materials Needed by Students
   Administrator

   This booklet                                   Test ticket
                                                  Testing device

                                                                                                          BEFORE TESTING
                                                  Pencil (optional—needed if scratch paper is
                                                  used)
   Class set of test tickets and roster for the
                                                  Headphones for ELA listening or the TTS/HVA
   test session being administered
                                                  Designated Support or TTS for Directions Only
                                                  Blank scratch paper (optional—Universal Tool)

                                                  Basic calculator for science parts one and two

          Take a few minutes to review all the parts of this document you will need to read aloud
          during testing. Use sticky notes or sticky flags to give yourself a quick reference to the
          next set of directions to read.

        CHROMEBOOK: If your students are testing on a Chromebook, there are a few
         additional tasks you’ll need to be aware of. It is important to review the information on
         page 19 BEFORE the first day of testing to ensure a smooth testing experience.

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                 Important Tasks                                        Verifying Supports and
                 During Testing                                         Accommodations on Test Tickets
                                                                        For students with Supports and
                 The following tasks should be performed in the         Accommodations, some of those Supports/
                 order listed.                                          Accommodations will be displayed at the
                                                                        bottom of their test ticket (see the bold text on
                 Managing Student Test Tickets                          the sample test ticket below).
                 Test tickets and rosters are secure materials.
                                                                                            M-STEP Spring 2021
                 Once printed, they must be kept in a secure
                                                                                         Test Ticket - G5 SS - part 1
                 location until the test session is scheduled to
                                                                                        Student Name: Smith, John J.
                 begin. Test Administrators are instructed to                              Date of Birth: 11/3/20XX
                 distribute test tickets just prior to student login,
                 and to collect test tickets after all students have                         Username: JSMITH1
                 logged in and begun testing.                                                Password: 234K79HQ

                                                                             (Note: Username and password are not case sensitive)
                 Only one test ticket should be distributed at a             Universal Tools - Designated Supports - Accommodations: MSK
                 time; students should not have access to any                                  Test Session: gr 5 ss
                 test ticket other than the test the student is
                 currently taking.                                      Online Supports and Accommodations are
                                                                        abbreviated on the test tickets as follows:
                 After a testing session is complete, the Test
DURING TESTING

                 Administrator should return all test tickets
                                                                                 Online Supports/                        Test Ticket
                 (and rosters, if printed) to the Building M-STEP
                                                                                 Accommodations                         Abbreviation
                 Coordinator for:
                                                                           Abacus                                        A
                  • destruction (if all students finished the test)
                                                                           Auditory Amplification                        AA
                                         OR
                                                                           Alt communication devices                     ACD
                  • secure storage (if students have not
                                                                           Administered Individually/                    AISG
                    completed the test)                                    Small Group

                                                                           Sign Language ASL Video                       ASL
                             S
                              ome schools sort test tickets
                                                                           Administrator Sign Test                       ASTC
                             into envelopes for “complete”, “in            Content in ASL
                             progress”, and “not started” to
                             help manage test tickets.                     Administrator Sign Test                       ASTD
                                                                           Directions in ASL

                                                                           Bilingual word-to-word                        BWWD
                                                                           dictionary

                                                                           Color Choices                                 CC

                                                                           Continuous Magnification                      CM

                                                                           Closed Captioning                             CCAPTION

                                                                           Contrasting Color                             CTC

                                                                           Masking                                       MSK

                                                                           Noise Buffers                                 NB

                                                                           Non-embedded Calculator                       NEC

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       Online Supports/              Test Ticket
                                                   Item          Permitted?
       Accommodations               Abbreviation

  OEAA Multiplication Table         OMT            Pencil        YES – If students are provided
                                                                 scratch paper as a Universal
  Oral Translated Test Directions   OTTD
                                                                 Tool.
  Read Aloud (Human Reader)         RAHR
                                                   Highlighter   NO – A highlighting function
  Scribe (Non-Writing items)        SNWI                         is included within the test
                                                                 engine.
  Spanish Translation (Stacked)     ST
                                                   Additional    YES – Blank scratch paper is
  Scribe (Writing items)            SWI
                                                   paper         allowed for ELA, social studies,
  Text-To Speech (Items Only)       TTS            (provided     science, and mathematics as a
  Text-to-Speech (Items &           TTSPASSAGE     by School/    Universal Tool.
  Passages)                                        District)

  Visual Aids                       VA             Calculator    YES – Basic calculator
                                                                 is allowed for both
Test Administrators need to know which                           parts of science only. All
Universal Tools, Designated Supports, and                        programmable calculators
Accommodations are needed for all students                       must be set to TEST mode
prior to the test administration.                                during testing.

                                                                                                      DURING TESTING
                                                   CD and DVD    NO – Not needed for online
Students or Test Administrators will be required
                                                   Players       testing.
to turn on some Accommodations once the
student has launched INSIGHT.                      Headphones    YES – For tests with an audio
                                                   (provided     component (ELA does have a
                                                   by School/    listening component for each
Permitted Items                                    District)     grade) or students using the
                                                                 TTS/HVA Designated Support
in Testing Room                                                  or if TTS for Directions Only
Students may only have required testing                          will be used.
materials and any Accommodations specified
                                                                 NO – For tests that do not
in the student’s IEP, Section 504 Plan, and EL
                                                                 have an audio component or
instruction documentation at their work spaces
                                                                 students not using the TTS/
during testing.
                                                                 HVA Designated Support.
                                                   Non-          YES – Non-academic reading
                                                   academic      material is allowed for
                                                   reading       student use after testing is
                                                   material      completed. Electronic formats
                                                                 are not allowed. Reading
                                                                 material must be a traditional
                                                                 book or magazine. Reading
                                                                 material must be kept off
                                                                 work surface until the test has
                                                                 been submitted.

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                 Providing Assistance                                        ¾ pointing out important information in
                                                                               the question or suggesting a student
                 It is important to understand the difference                  read a certain section of the item or
                 between helping students understand test                      highlight any part of the question
                 directions and online tools and helping them                ¾ in any way provide any verification of
                 with their responses. With the exception                      a correct/incorrect answer if asked by
                 of making sure students understand the                        a student
                 directions and implementing any approved
                                                                            Any of these activities are inappropriate
                 Universal Tools, Designated Supports, or
                                                                            and violate ethical test administration
                 Accommodations, test administrators and
                                                                            practices and will result in test scores
                 proctors may not give help of any kind to
                                                                            being invalidated.
                 students during this test. This includes defining
                 or pronouncing words, reading any part of the            » Allowable practices include:
                 test aloud to students, or manipulating tools.
                                                                             ¾ telling the student to “do their best
                 These activities are not appropriate and will
                                                                               work”
                 result in test scores being invalidated.
                                                                             ¾ telling the student to select their best
                                                                               answer for a question
                 Student Log In and Questions
                  • Assisting a student to log in: if a
                    student is struggling to log in, the Test
                                                                      Procedures for Testing
                                                                      Breaks, Interruptions, or
DURING TESTING

                    Administrator should first verify that
                    the student has selected the M-STEP               Pauses
                    assessment on the INSIGHT screen (and
                    not the OTTs). Next, the Test Administrator       If a student needs to pause their test for a
                    can tell the student that login and               few minutes, use the blue Pause button in
                    password are not case sensitive and               the tool bar along the bottom of the screen.
                    observe the student typing the login and          Once the Pause button is selected, the test
                    password. If the student is still unable to       questions are removed from the screen (for test
                    login, the Test Administrator may type            security reasons), and the student has up to 20
                    the student login and password with the           minutes to return and resume testing before
                    student observing.                                being logged out of the test.
                  • Answering student questions: Test                 If a student needs to exit the test to move to
                    Administrators must not help students with        another workstation or to resume at a later
                    any content of the test.                          time, select the Pause button, select the Exit
                      » Prohibited practices include (but are not     button, and then select the Yes, Exit button on
                        limited to):                                  the pop-up screen. The student will need their
                        ¾ providing hints                             test ticket to log in again. The test will remain
                                                                      “In Progress.”
                        ¾ defining any words
                        ¾ helping to read or pronounce any
                          word

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Test Directions – All M-STEP Grade 5 Assessments
Introduction
 1. The Introduction section of Online Test Directions is the same for all online tests. Insert
    the test name in the appropriate blank as you read the directions to students. (Page 27
    lists pages for subject-specific directions that are read after the Introduction for schools
    administering the M-STEP without TTS for Directions Only.)
 2. Make sure that each student is sitting at a separate testing device and that each device is
    turned on and the desktop/home screen is visible.
 3. Make sure that no student is in possession of a cell phone, camera, or other personal electronic
    device. Any electronic devices must be powered off and stored away from the students’ work
    area at all times during a test session.

Instruct students that they should not open anything on their computers until they are told to do
so. The device desktop/home screen should be visible until you instruct students to open INSIGHT.
Distribute and ensure students have all allowed test materials.

                                                                                                           DURING TESTING
           Make note on the test roster of the test tickets you are distributing. Use the test roster
           to verify you have collected all tickets after students have signed in.

 SAY: Welcome to the M-STEP (Insert Name of Test)                 . We are now ready
       to begin. It is important that you give this test your best effort so that you can
       show yourself, your teachers, and your parents what you know and can do.
       Please carefully follow these directions. Do not select anything on your computer
       until I tell you to do so.

        I will now pass out your test ticket.

Pass out test tickets.

 SAY: Each of you now has a test ticket. Check to make sure that your name and
       correct date of birth appear on the test ticket and it has the correct name of the
       assessment (Name of assessment)                 . Raise your hand if your test ticket
       does not have your name, your correct date of birth, or the correct assessment
       name on it.

Correct any ticket distribution errors. If a test ticket contains incorrect student information, report
the issue to your Building Assessment Coordinator immediately.

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                                                               M-STEP Spring 2021
                                                            Test Ticket - G5 SS - part 1
                                                           Student Name: Smith, John J.
                                                              Date of Birth: 11/3/20XX

                                                                Username: JSMITH1
                                                                Password: 234K79HQ

                                                (Note: Username and password are not case sensitive)
                                                Universal Tools - Designated Supports - Accommodations: MSK
                                                                  Test Session: gr 5 ss

                            A list of Accommodations and the abbreviations used are available on page 14.

                 If your school is using scratch paper as a Universal Tool, read the following section:

                  SAY: I will now pass out scratch paper for you to use during your test.
DURING TESTING

                 Pass out scratch paper.

                 If headphones are needed, read the following section:

                  SAY: I will now pass out headphones to use during your test.

                 Pass out headphones.

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Test Sign-In

 SAY: Now we are ready to begin. First, launch INSIGHT on your computer (or iPad).
       You should see the Michigan Department of Education screen with a picture
       for M-STEP, a picture for MI-Access, and a picture for Early Literacy and
       Mathematics. Is there anyone who does not see this screen?

                                                                                                     DURING TESTING
Pause to assist students if necessary. If a student receives an error message, note the content of
the error message and contact the M-STEP Technology Coordinator or M-STEP Building Assessment
Coordinator. It is acceptable to move the student to another computer.

        CHROMEBOOK: Students can NOT be logged in to a Google account. As a guest, they
         should be directed to launch INSIGHT by selecting “apps” from the taskbar. This will
         launch INSIGHT in “kiosk mode.” If the app is launched while signed in to a Google
         account, they will receive an error.
        Login steps are the same as for the desktop/laptop version, except that students will use
        their finger to move the cursor (instead of a mouse). MDE recommends that students use
        an external keyboard, and if they’ve already been taught, they can use the “tab” key to
        move the cursor between fields.

                                         You are not in Kiosk Mode.
                                  Please raise your hand and wait for help.

                                       Message to Test Administrator.
                                   Please restart the Test in Kiosk Mode.

                                                   OK

                                 Chromebook Not in Kiosk Mode
                                        Error Message

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                                      ote about iPads: When testing on iPads, after logging in to the
                                     N
                                     test, students will receive the following message:

                                                           Confirm App Self-Lock
                                                      DRC INSIGHT wants to start Single
                                                     App Mode. You will be unable to use
                                                    other apps on iPad until DRC INSIGHT
                                                       Single App Mode. Do you want to
                                                                  allow this?

                                                      No                       Yes

                                     Students should be instructed to select “Yes” which will open the
                                     test sign-in screen.

                 When all students are ready,
DURING TESTING

                  SAY: On the left-hand side of the screen, under M-STEP, select Test Sign In. You
                        should then see the sign-in screen appear. Is there anyone who does not see the
                        sign-in screen?

                 Pause to assist students as necessary.

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Welcome Screen
When all students are ready,

 SAY: You may now enter your Username and Password in the spaces provided on
       the screen. Your Username and Password are found on your test ticket. If you
       need assistance, please raise your hand. When you have finished entering your
       Username and Password, select the Sign In button in the middle of the screen.

      Please do not go ahead. We will do several screens together.

Pause while students enter their login credentials. Assist students as necessary to enter the
information. Remember: Usernames and Passwords are unique to each student and to each grade/
content/part; Usernames and Passwords are not case sensitive. The student’s date of birth should
be used to verify that the correct test ticket is given to a student.

          If a student receives an “invalid login,” select the “back” button in the bottom left
          corner of the sign-in screen. Select Test Sign In below the M-STEP icon (be sure you

                                                                                                                                                  DURING TESTING
          are not selecting below the MI-Access or Early Literacy and Mathematics icons or the
          OTT) and try again. Verify correct Username and Password have been entered.

When all students are ready,

 SAY: When you have selected the Sign In button, a welcome screen with your name
       opens. Is there anyone who does not see the welcome screen with your name?

Pause to assist students as necessary.

                          Welcome Training Student!

                          Before yo begin testing, please confirm your profile information is correct.

                          Test Name:                          Grade # Math
                          Test Session:                       Student’s Session

                          Your Date of Birth is:           01/02/XXXX
                          Your State Student ID (UIC) is:  123456789
                          Your District Student ID is:     012345678
                          Tools - Supports - Accommodations:

                          If the above information is correct, please select Continue.

                          If any of the above information is not correct, please raise your hand and notify your Assessment Administrator.

                                                                                                                             Exit

                                Welcome Screen with No Accommodations

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                 When all students are ready,

                  SAY: Look at the information on the welcome screen and make sure that the following
                        facts about you are correct:

                        • Your first name, middle initial (if available), and last name
                        • Your test name
                        • Your test session
                        • Your date of birth
                        • Your State Student ID (also called your UIC)
                        • Your District Student ID (if available)

                                           Welcome Training Student!

                                           Before yo begin testing, please confirm your profile information is correct.

                                           Test Name:                        Grade # ELA
                                           Test Session:                     Student’s Session

                                           Your Date of Birth is:            01/02/XXXX
                                           Your State Student ID (UIC) is:   123456789
                                           Your District Student ID is:      012345678
                                           Tools - Supports -
                                           Accommodations:                   DS - Masking (MSK), DS - Color Choices (CC), DS - Contrasting Color (CTC)
DURING TESTING

                                           If the above information is correct, please select Continue.

                                           If any of the above information is not correct, please raise your hand and notify your Assessment Administrator.

                                                                                                                                               Exit

                                              Welcome Screen with Color Chooser Option

                           This screen is the first opportunity to turn on the color Accommodations for students
                           with vision impairments that require one or more of these Designated
                           Supports. Color Choices (CC) and Contrasting Color (CTC) are available using the
                           Options button when assigned in the DRC INSIGHT Portal by the Building Assessment
                           Coordinator. You may need to assist these students.

                  SAY: If the information about you is correct, select the Continue button. If the
                        information is not correct, raise your hand.

                 Pause to assist students as necessary.

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When students are ready,

 SAY: After you have selected the Continue button, the test selection screen will open.
       Is there anyone who does not see the test selection screen?

Pause to assist students as necessary.
                           The following tests have been scheduled for Training Student.

                           Once instructed, click on the test link below to start the test.
                           If no additional tests are available, please select Exit to close the application.

                               • 05 ELA.

                                                                                                                            DURING TESTING
                                                                                                                Exit

 • If you are administering this assessment with TTS for Test Directions Only,
   go to page 24.
 • If you are administering this assessment without TTS for Test Directions Only,
   go to page 25.

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                 For Administration with TTS Directions Only – All Grade 5 Tests

                  SAY: Use your pointer to select (test name). Once you have selected the test
                        name, the audio check screen should open. Is there anyone who does not
                        see the audio check screen?

                                You will need to listen to some information in order to answer a few of the questions on this test. To
                                check that the sound on your computer works, follow these steps:

                                1. Select Play Audio.
                                2. If you hear ‘If you can hear my voice, select the sound is working button’, select The Sound is
                                   Working button.
                                3. If you do not hear ‘If you can hear my voice, select the sound is working button’, select The Try
                                   Again or raise your hand and ask for help.

                                       Play Audio

                  SAY: You will need to listen to some information in order to answer a few of the
                        questions on this test. To check that the sound on your computer works, follow
                        these steps:
TTS DIRECTIONS

                        1. Select Play Audio.
                        2. If you hear “If you can hear my voice, select The Sound is Working button,”
                           select “The Sound is Working” button.
                        3. If you do not hear “If you can hear my voice, select The Sound is Working
                           button,” select “Try Again” or raise your hand and ask for help.

                           If a student’s headphones are plugged in and the volume on the headphones is turned
                           up but the student does not hear the test, the student must log out, close INSIGHT,
                           and verify that the computer volume is turned up and not muted.

                 When all students are ready,

                  SAY: When you are listening to the test directions, you can increase the volume by
                        selecting the Options button. You can pause by selecting the pause button or
                        stop the directions by selecting the stop button.

                        You will listen to several directions screens that will tell you what you are
                        allowed to do and what you are not allowed to do during the test. It will also
                        show you the tools that are available to you during the test.

                        Be sure to listen to these directions carefully. Does anyone have any questions?

                 Answer any questions.

                  SAY: If you have any questions after listening to the directions, raise your hand and I
                        will come over to answer your question.

                        Select the blue play button on your screen to listen to the directions.

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