CRT INFORMATION


TESTING SCHEDULES

CBT-DWA-timeline2012.pdf
2011-2012 Schedule: CRT 2012 - April 20 Sheet1.pdf

CRT TEST TUTORIALS
You can show this CRT test taking tutorial to your class before the test so they are familar with the format. CRT Tutorial.pps
PowerPoint on Testing Ethics to watch (same presentation as the hard copies I have for you with your files.) Training_CRT_Ethics_Policy.pps Standard Test Administration and Testing Ethics Policy AAEthicsPolicy.pdf

TESTING INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Below are the instructions on how CRT’s will work. We start Monday AM with all Language Arts Classses.
    1. Folders need to be picked up the morning of the first test and returned at the end of the second day of testing.
      Please DO NOT LOSE these folders.
    2. In this folder is your class list. The classroom teachers need to mark all students in attendance who are taking the test. (List is stapled in the folder.) We track who took the test, not who was absent. Mark the tests each day.
    3. Once in the assigned computer lab, the teacher needs to log into teacher station with their normal computer login.
    4. Students login to the computers with their normal computer login as soon as they get to the computer lab. If a student cannot log into their account, please reset their password using http://helpdesk.graniteschools.org/tools/studentpassword/Login.asp. Remember when resetting new student passwords, they must have all three of the following items: capital letter, one special character, and one number. It is easiest to have them pick a word, and make the first letter a capital and to add a number onto the end.
      1. Students log into the CRT testing website with the following:
        1. To start the test, the student click on the desktop icon called STWKiosk. It is on all student testing computers.
        2. Username: 12714 + student number. (Without the Plus sign.) For example if a student number is 9543434, then the username is 127149543434.
        3. Password: student’s birth date in the two digits, two digits, four-digit format. For example, if a student’s birth date is 4/10/1993 then the password is 04101993. (No slashes in the password.)
    5. Teacher uses the Microsoft Communicator program to Instant Messages Rachel asking for their test code. When you IM please also tell me the subject you are currently teaching. The first code of the day will be given to you when you pick up your folders.
    6. Rachel IM’s teacher test code back to you.
    7. Teacher writes code on the board.
    8. Students enter code into the test.
    9. Teacher reads from the TAM (Teacher Administration Manual) found in each of the computer labs and begins the test.
    10. Late students must join the test, teacher needs to individually re-reads TAM. Allow students as late as 30 minutes into the period to begin the test.
    11. Teacher needs to have assignment for students to complete when test section is finished.
    12. Students needing to make up a section need to take the test during the class period if time allows.
    13. Teacher informs Rachel that the test is complete when all students are finished.
    14. Let Rachel know through IM when all students have completed the section, Rachel needs to check that they answered all the questions and then you can have the students stop and close their test.
    15. Students log off computers. Teachers log off the teacher station.
    16. Please remember that you are to walk around and monitor your students. Students are not allowed to use the computer for anything but the CRT test. And they are not allowed to use their iPods or cell phones in the testing rooms for any reason. EVEN AFTER THEY FINISH THE TEST. Confiscate and give to the appropriate grade level administrator.

TEACHER NOTES

  • LANSCHOOL software that allows you to monitor computer screens CAN NOT be used during testing. It crashes the test program.
  • Students may not use the computer for anything but the test. When the test is complete students should have a book to read, another paper/pencil activity to work on, or sit quietly.
  • Students may use scratch paper—but NO SCRATCH PAPER may leave the testing lab. All scratch paper must be destroyed (not just thrown away but actually hand shredded.) Teachers also may not take notes of any kind on the test.
  • Teachers need to monitor students taking the test. Cell phones, iPods, or any other electronic device may not be used for any reason during the test.
    • Keith Smedberg, Library Media Specialist at Olympus High put together information on how students are cheating on tests, check it out at http://delicious.com/ksmedberg/beware. The links range from students "chatting" about how they cheat, to why an administrator says "let 'em Cheat", to how many have been caught and what is being done about it. Do your own searches for "cheating on tests" and see what you find. Especially on YouTube where today's kids hang out. One is very interesting on how they inserted an iPhone into a calculator and got answers from Wikipedia. Teacher thought they just had a calculator.
    • Also, don’t forget that iPods (and other devices) can record audio (voices - as in spoken cheat sheets) and they can name the file whatever they want. So when a student asks if they can listen to their music during the test... are they really listening to music? You cannot just go by the file name they show you. When they say they are listening to music – are they? When they say they are changing songs are they looking at text files? Are they reading the labels on their pop bottles...? Watch some of these videos they can be quite enlightening!

Changs in Course numbers for 2012 (Information for test Administrators)

For A/B days
Cactus ID# + 11 (which is 1A)
Cactus ID# + 12 (which is 2A)
Cactus ID# + 13 (which is 3A)
Cactus ID# + 14 (which is 4A)
Cactus ID# + 21 (which is 1B)
Cactus ID# + 22 (which is 2B)
Cactus ID# + 23 (which is 3B)
Cactus ID# + 24 (which is 4B)