Online Testing Symposium Is Your Staff Test Ready?

Online Testing
Symposium
Is Your Staff Test Ready?
December 17, 9 am-3 pm
Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH
$99 per person (after Dec. 1)
Early Bird Specials (until Dec. 1):
$59 per person
$39 for groups of 10 or more
To help students do well on the test, you need to understand how and why we have Next Generation Assessments,
including the ‘job growth’ model which forms a basis for our new learning standards. We will look at the history and
common misconceptions of the new learning standards and assessments. We will also provide information to help
districts explain Ohio’s Next Generation Assessments to parents and community groups.
Keynote
Session 2
9:00-9:35
10:40-11:30
• Preparing Students for Their Future
Help students do well on the test, you
need to understand how and why we have
Next Generation Assessments, including
the ‘job growth’ model which forms a
basis for our new learning standards.
• Tech Coordinator Update
Discover the latest information about
technical requirements, hardware
compatability and accommodations for
Ohio’s Next Generation testing.
(continued Session 3).
Session 1
• Resources for Testing
Explore some of the best online sites for
questions and tools which will help
prepare students for testing. A handout
will include links to the best sites for Ohio
learners, including links to practice skills
and tools such as the protractor.
Recommended: Attend ’13 tips’ prior to
this session.
9:45-10:30
• Discovering the Questions
Learn the major question types, how
they are scored, how these compare
with those on the OAA/OGT, and how
you can help teachers in your district
prepare for test day. We will highlight
key features of the PARCC tutorial, and
learn how to find resources specific to
each content area and grade level.
• 13 Tips – Don’t be Afraid –
TEACH Your Staff!
Experience first-hand a PD session you
can provide your teachers – especially
those most reluctant to embrace online
test tools. You WILL learn strategies
that will help student performance.
Included is a handout you can reproduce
for your staff meeting.
Lunch provided*11:30-12:30
Session 3
during the review process, what parts of
review can be classroom based and
what must be ‘on-the-device’, and how to
schedule testing to allow time for
‘recovery’ between sessions.
Session 4
1:30-2:15
• 1:1 Implementation Timeline
Preparing students for careers – and
the test – usually leads to consideration
of a 1:1 laptop program. Discover what
works and what doesn’t when it comes
to 1:1, and receive a recommended
timeline which includes professional
development and also online testing
preparation recommendations.
• 13 Tips – Don’t be Afraid –
TEACH Your Staff!
See Session 1 description.
12:30-1:15
• Testing Coordinator Update (continued)
Continued from Session 2.
• A District-wide Review Strategy
We will provide a content and testing
review timeline. Specific do’s and don’ts
Closing
2:20-3:00
• Informal Q & A Sessions
Additional time to talk with presenters.
All sessions are subject to change.
Tech Coordinators (1 per district) and Superintendents free!
5-hr PD Certificate included.
BYOD – iPad, Laptop, Chromebook. *Lunch is provided at no cost to those who register by December 12.
Call 1-800-866-9638 to register NOW!
Updated 11/6/14
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