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Snapshot, DLA & STAAR Released Assessments

 

Administration Information                                                                                      (updated 3/9/21)

 

 Assessment Windows

online or paper   

 The 2020-21 HISD STAAR Release assessment will be optional. It provides campuses with the ability to make instructional adjustments before the state STAAR assessment.  Click here for more information. 

 The Release STAAR Assessment windows will be as follows:

  • April 12-23 (extended)                                                                          
    • HISD STAAR Release (grades 3-8 Reading & Math/5 & 8 Science/ gr. 8 S. Studies/Alg. I, US History, Bio EOC)

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  •  DPAs window is May 17 to June 11

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  • High School Course Final Exams  June 8-11

Assessment Design

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

District Formative Assessments 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

  • Elementary Level Assessments no longer have answer choice randomization enabled.  
  • Do not create OnTrack LTI assessment links in the HUB for any HISD District Assessments  (Snapshots, DLAs, or STAAR Release). 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 answer document. An answer document will not match the online choices due to automatic randomization. 

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