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Snapshot and DLA Assessments

 

Administration Information                                                                                      (updated 1/29/21)

 

 January 19 - February 3

Extended DLA Window

online or paper

The Secondary Final Exams will be extended through Monday, February 1, 2021. Priority will be given to administering all final exams by this date to ensure grade submissions by the appropriate deadline, which cannot be extended. 

Additionally, the District Level Assessments (DLAs) will be extended through Wednesday, February 3, 2021.

Fall and Spring Rostering Update

Please note that OnTrack will have rosters that include schedules from the fall semester active from Saturday, January 30 through Friday, February 12 to accommodate make-ups and scoring. Secondary schools with fall and spring semester classes will see both S1 and S2 class periods listed to administer, score, or report results.  For S1, fall semester class periods, choose periods with the S1 prefix. Choose S2 class periods  for spring semester rosters. (Dual Semester Roster Instructions)

Snapshot Material

blueprints

Find Snapshots outlines, availability calendars, and memos. The outlines are also available on the HUB in the Assessment Outline Folder.

          Elementary Curriculum      Secondary Curriculum

Administration Guidance

online

Snapshots should be proctored with Microsoft Teams when being administered virtually. The district strongly recommends campuses opt for online assessment including face-to-face students.  Although this may require additional training and support, health and safety are our top priorities. See OnTrack PD Calendar for upcoming training opportunities.

Special Advisory

 hub ipad

  • Do not create OnTrack LTI assessment links in the HUB for Snapshots or DLAs. LTI links in the HUB are not suitable for large-scale online assessment.
  • iPad Limitation:  While students take the online snapshot on an iPad, teachers will not be able to monitor the students via video.  Audio proctoring is acceptable when using iPads.
  • Randomization: Students entering responses online from printed assessments should be aware that all online assessments have randomization of answer choices by default. When transferring answers, students should use their test booklets, not an answer document. An answer document will not match the online choices due to automatic randomization. 
  • Embargo - Student Only has been enabled to withhold % correct and item details from students after submission of online or scanned tests. The embargo will be lifted on Wednesday, 1/27/2021. Students can access results from their Scores menu in OnTrack after date. See Task Card

Snapshot FAQ

FAQ

Find common questions and answers related to Snapshot administration.

          Snapshot Policy FAQ - Policy related questions

          OnTrack Snapshot FAQ - Issues and procedures questions


     

 Planning Snapshot Administration

 

Professional Development

Professional Development opportunities for OnTrack Snap 1 Readiness

In-person Professional Development

On-demand Professional Development

Teacher Playlist

A high-level overview of online snapshot online and paper process with links

Teacher Playlist Steps - VIDEO

OnTrack Activation 101 - Activation and Proctoring - Task Card

How to Activate, Teams Proctor and Monitor - VIDEO

Scoring Student Responses - Task Card

Student Starting OnTrack Assessments - VIDEO

Student Test and Results Options - VIDEO

Virtual Writing and Drawing Options - VIDEO

Virtual Planning Guide-Campus

FAC process & resources for implementing large scale online assessment

Virtual Planning Guide - Teacher

Teacher process & resources for administering the online assessment

Snapshot - OnTrack FAQ

Common questions and answers related to Snapshot online administration using OnTrack

  

 Prior to Online Administration

 

Verify Roster

Verify roster in OnTrack and resolve missing students via HISD Connect (PowerSchool).

Accommodations

Setup one-time online accommodations for identified students prior to activating assessments. Prepare in-person/paper accommodations for test day. VIDEO  WEBSITE

Designated Supports:  VIDEO

Share Details with Parents

and Students

Sample Parent Email (English)  

Sample Parent Email  (Spanish)

OnTrack Parent Troubleshooting (English)

OnTrack Parent Troubleshooting (Spanish)

OnTrack Parent and Student Support Tree (English)

OnTrack Parent and Student Support Tree (Spanish)

Parent Troubleshooting Guide (English)

Student OnTrack Experience

See this video of how students access, navigate, and use testing strategies.

A high-level overview of online snapshot online and paper process with links

Student Starting OnTrack Assessments - VIDEO

Student Test and Results Options - VIDEO (Spanish)

Virtual Writing and Drawing Options - VIDEO

Student Designated Supports

See this video of how students can use online designated supports.

 

Teacher Online Administration

 

Teacher Snapshot Playlist

A high-level overview of online snapshot online and paper process with links

VIDEO - How to Activate, Teams Proctor and Monitor

VIDEO - Teacher Playlist Steps

Activation 101 - Activation Task Card and More

This OnTrack 101 Task Card shows how to activate, proctor, monitor, finish and review results with online assessments  VIDEO

Scoring Student Responses

Some open-ended, rubric, constructed response items may need to be scored by the teacher from an OnTrack's online scoring input. Uuse the task card below to assist with entering rubric values for online testers.

Task CardScore Constructed Response Items

Video: Score Constructed Response Items (4min)

Snapshot OnTrack FAQ

Common questions and answers related to Snapshot online administration using OnTrack

 

Support Resources

 

 Parent and Student

Support Options

A high-level overview of parent and student support options.  

Video - Starting OnTrack Assessments

OnTrack Parent Troubleshooting (English)

OnTrack Parent Troubleshooting (Spanish)

Student Test and Results Options - VIDEO

Virtual Writing and Drawing Options - VIDEO

Students Access Snapshot Scores

Use this task card to find student Snapshot assessment scores and item details. Scores will be available starting on Thursday, 11/19/20. Teachers may not have scored student-written or drawn results by that date.

Snapshot OnTrack FAQ 

 Common questions and answers related to Snapshot online administration using OnTrack