AMP TD 1-8-2015 - Alaska Measures of Progress

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Transcript AMP TD 1-8-2015 - Alaska Measures of Progress

Alaska Measures of Progress

Technology Directors January 8 th , 2015 James Herynk and Nick Studt • • • •

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Overview • • • • • • • • Review of past topics Resources KITE Client Updates to Educator Portal and KITE AMP It Up Day Local Caching Server (LCS) —Release —Modes —Setup Whitelisting Help Desk

Review of Past Topics • KITE Educator Portal vs. KITE Client • Upload: Users, Enrollment, Rosters, TEC • Add Manually: Users, Enrollment, Rosters • Edit: Users, Enrollment, Rosters

Resources akassessments.org

A. KITE Client • • • • Windows Macintosh iPad Chromebook B. Educator Portal (Updated Dec. 19) • • • Educator Portal Manual Educator’s Guide to KITE Client .CSV Templates for Users, Enrollment, Rosters, TEC C. Local Caching Server (Will Update Feb. 6) • • Manuals for Mac, Windows, and Linux Request the Local Caching Server (LCS) Software

KITE Client: Install • • Now available for all supported platforms Go to AMP website akassessments.org

—Select the KITE tab • • • • Windows (AMP) Macintosh (AMP) iPad (AMP - iTunes) Chromebook (Device - Chrome Web Store) – Unmanaged - Kiosk (chrome://extensions) – Managed – Kiosk (Pre-Installed Apps and Extensions) Note: installing the new version will replace the old version.

KITE Client: Important to Notes on Installation • Macintosh —There is a difference in adjusting security preferences between OS 10.9+ and 10.8- as noted in the KITE Client Installation Guide.

• Chromebook —KITE Client on Chromebook, both unmanaged and managed, requires Kiosk Mode be set to prevent students from exiting KITE Client during testing. Be sure and follow the KITE Client Installation Guide to set Kiosk Mode.

Dec 19 th : EP Release, KITE Updates, Documentation • • • • • Test Record/TEC Report Data Extract PNP settings adjustments “Spoken Audio” —Non Visual (no longer an option) —Text Only (no longer an option) —Subject selection for Read Aloud • Math only • Math and ELA —All students will have Read Aloud for directions New upload limit of 5k entries Chrome is now supported for Educator Portal OS 10.10 is now supported

Educator Portal: Dec 19 th release.

• Updated Educator Portal Manual —Change log at the end of each chapter —Table of contents now links —Report data extracts • Updated Educator’s Guide to KITE Client —Change log at beginning of Educator Guide • KITE Client —TTS player is now integrated —Enhanced Notes saves across sections of a test

AMP it Up Day • AMP It Up Day is scheduled for Jan. 29 th .

• EED webinar for Amp It Up Day planned for Jan. 14 th at 3:30.

• How to Prepare?

—Have KITE Client installed on machines where students will test.

—If using an LCS, have the LCS running and KITE Client testing machines pointed toward the LCS.

Local Caching Server (LCS) • A local computer or server that is set up to store data from students testing in KITE Client and then send that data all at once.

• We suggest this is set up on a dedicated computer with a fixed IP address.

LCS: 2015 • Release planned for February 6 th , 2015 • Expansion of the LCS Admin features —Two Modes •

Semi-Offline

Fully Offline

• Ability to begin testing with no internet if tests have been downloaded to the LCS • LCS-2014 will no longer work once the LCS- 2015 is available.

LCS: What if you already have the 2014 installed?

• Delete the LCS-2014 file from the directory. This should be done before downloading the new LCS-2015.

• After installing the new LCS, there is nothing you need to do for the KITE Client machines as long as the LCS IP address is the same. • LCS-2015 cannot be installed while students are testing on LCS-2015.

LCS: Semi-Offline Mode • This is how the current LCS functions

LCS: Fully Offline Mode

LCS: Reasons to Use Fully Offline Mode • • • • No internet will be available the day of testing.

Internet is expected to be unreliable do to weather, maintenance by your service provider, or limited bandwidth due to other local event.

Remote location with no internet where testing machines and LCS machine will be delivered.

Limited bandwidth

LCS: Semi-Offline vs. Fully Offline Modes • We suggest you set up the LCS in one mode and stick with it throughout testing.

• In most cases, Semi-Offline is sufficient.

—Protection against temporary loss of Internet —Variable Internet —Low bandwidth

LCS: Bandwidth Usage Estimates

LCS: Getting Started akassessments.org

1. System Requirements • • • Processor Ram Disk space 2. Request LCS Software Download • Submit form 3. Check email for download link • Also write down your Username and Password for the Admin page

LCS: Email with Download • The LCS Download File — Windows LCS is a ZIP file, extract to C: drive — Macintosh LCS is a DMG file, copy to Applications

LCS: Setup 1. Configuring the Properties File • Identify the IP address and port 2. Configure the Settings.js File • • Semi-Offline-Do nothing Full Offline-Change “exports.offline” to True 3. Allowing Access through your Firewall • Identify the port or application, allowing the testing machines access to the LCS 4. Starting the LCS • • Open folder or application to run or start Note: may require administrator password

LCS: Test the Setup • Test the LCS Settings —Enter the LCS Server IP Address and the Port Number into a Firefox browser

LCS: Test the Setup • Test the LCS Settings —Enter the LCS Server IP Address and the Port Number into a Firefox browser

LCS: Point the Testing Machines toward the LCS • Configure each testing machine with the IP Address and Port of the LCS —Refer to the KITE Client Installation Guides: • Windows (p. 5) • Macintosh (p. 5) • Chromebook – Unmanaged – Kiosk Mode (p. 4) • – Managed – Kiosk Mode iPad (p. 5) — akassessments.org

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LCS: Admin Logging In • Open the LCS Admin Page —In a browser address bar enter: • IP address:port number/TDE/admin/index.htm

—Enter username and password from email

LCS: Admin Dashboard

LCS: Admin in Fully Offline, Fetch Student Tests

LCS: Shutdown • You may want to shutdown the LCS computer during breaks or for routine computer maintenance.

1. When testing has finished 2. Open folder/application and “stop” the LCS 3. System administrator password may be needed Note: testing machines do not need to be reconfigured upon proximate setup, (unless you have rotating IP address).

LCS: Restarting After a Power Outage 1. Turn on computer 2. Follow instructions for starting the LCS

Whitelisting • • • To ensure your firewall will allow data to pass through to our servers (AAI/CETE/KITE), please whitelist the following at your location: — *.cete.us & @ku.edu

It may also help to allow the following files access through the firewall: — kiteclientae.exe & kiteclient.exe & tde.exe

For continued error messages, under Network Address Translation (NAT), — send the Helpdesk your IP address/range: [email protected] — whitelist our IP addresses (CDN, Content Delivery Network)

Upcoming Webinars

District Test Coordinators Technology Directors District Test Coordinators January 12 th , 2015 February 12 th , 2015 February 17 th , 2015

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