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Technology Readiness

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Relevant Websites

CMAS

ACCESS

CoAlt ELA and Math

Contact

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


Changing District Technology Coordinator Designations

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

District Technology Coordinator Communications

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

Community of Practice for Colorado Site Readiness for Online Assessment

Visit the Google Group to join.

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

Requirements

Checklists TN 8

Component Software

Documentation

Training


WIDA ACCESS for ELLs 2.0

Overview

Requirements

Checklists

Component Software

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

Documentation 

Training

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

2020-2021 QA Webinar Schedule for Technology Coordinators- 7/28/2020 Link

  • Pre-Testing: Software Updates & Technology Readiness Checklist 
    Tuesday, October 6, 12pm-1pm MST- Click Here to Join Webinar
    • Overview of COS layout.
    • Walk-through system requirements.
    • Introduce and walk-through the Technology Readiness Checklist.
    • Updates to DRC INSIGHT.
  • Pre-Testing: Technology Installations* *(1.5 hours)
    Thursday, October 8, 12pm-1:30pm MST- Click Here to Join Webinar
    • Provide installs of the COS INSIGHT and DTK on varying devices (Windows, Macs, Chromebooks, iPads).
    • Share information on updated system requirements.
  • Pre-Testing: Technology Coordinator Support for Test Administrators.
    Tuesday, November 10, 12pm-1pm MST- Click Here to Join Webinar
    • Provide Technology Coordinators information to communicate with Test Coordinators and Administrators.
    • Facilitate how to establish a local communication plan to identify issues and troubleshoot if problems arise.
    • Review when to support Test Administrators at their testing sites by training them to respond to technical issues and when/how to report them.
  • During Testing: Technology Troubleshooting
    Thursday, January 7, 12pm-1pm MST- Click Here to Join Webinar
    • Provide an overview of the various error messages.
    • Common troubleshooting solutions.

DRC System Status webpage

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


    DLM KITE - CoAlt ELA and Math

    Requirements

    Component Software

    Documentation

    Technology Specifications Training

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


    Test Security