Step2: After selecting the appropriate class from your dashboard, click on the class roster which will be testing and then select the “Open Tabs” icon from the upper-right hand corner of the page (see below)…
Step 3: Set the BOTH OF THE FOLLOWING Illuminate Student URL addresses into the shared link box and then click on the Focus Browsing tab…
Step 4: Set the time limit by clicking on the clock icon and then click the Open Tabs button when you are ready to begin restricting student browsing.
REMEMBER: Teachers MUST end the Focused Browsing sessions for all students before they are released to other classes at the end of the testing session if your time set above has not already expired. Use the directions posted below to end a specific focused browsing session…
If you need to stop a Focused Browsing session before the expiry of the set period, you can do this by selecting the session required and clicking on the “Close Tabs” button or clicking on the Focused Browsing icon for that specific session:
Clicking on the “Close Tabs” button, closes the focused browsing tabs in the student browsers and allows them to start navigating to other sites and URLs
Clicking on the Focused Browsing icon, allows the students to start navigating to other sites and URLs (but does not close any tabs).
As we mentioned last week, all teachers should have received a confirmation email last Friday (2/12/16), which provided them with a password and directions concerning how to access their TIDE account with the http://azmeritportal.org/
If a teacher has either not received or accidentally deleted this email from AIR, please remind them that they can have this email RESENT to them by following the directions posted below…
Pause Rules- We have confirmed the following concerning student pauses on the AzMERIT Assessment…
If an active student test is paused for 20 minutes or longer, the student will not be able to go back and change any answers from any previous test sections. They WILL however, be able to go back and fill in any questions which they have NOT answered.
If there is not activity within an open student test within 90 minutes, a TIMEOUT warning message will appear. If the student doesn’t click OK within 30 seconds, they will be logged out and the test will automatically be paused.
ALL students test which have not been submitted at the end of the testing day will automatically be submitted when the system resets (generally between 5 and 7 p.m.).
Test Coordinator Accounts in TIDE- Teachers should begin receiving notification of their new AzMERIT/TIDE Account Password starting this afternoon (Friday 2/12). Accounts will be created for all teachers (grades 3-8) who currently have students rostered to them in PowerSchool, and for all MATH and ELA teachers in High School.
If you have any teachers who are NOT rostered in P.S. but will still need a Test Administrator Account please submit their name to http://helpdesk.susd12.org as soon as possible and we will set up the account manually.
Remember that all teachers MUST have completed the Test Administrator Certification course before the SAMPLE and AzMERIT tests can be administered. You will want to send a reminder out to your teachers AT LEAST 2-3 days before your scheduled staff training to make sure that teachers have received their new password.
You can check the account status of all Test Administrators at your site by following the steps posted below. Please note that All Test Administrator Certifications should be completed at upir site by no later than February 24th.
Step 3: Under Role select Test Administrator and select your School from the drop down menu. Click on the blue Search button along the bottom of the page.
Step 4: Scroll to the bottom of the page. From here you should see a complete list of all active Test Administrator accounts at your school. The TA Certified? Column will let you know if the user has completed the online certification.
Thanks again for you continued attention to these details and please let us know if you have any questions/concerns.