|MHRIC_Testing||05/16/19 08:14:52||FIXED-Field Test Login Tickets Now Printable|
The field test login ticket button is available, and they
are now printable. Before printing, make sure you have your
classes & accommodations set.
|MHRIC_Testing||05/15/19 09:37:58||CBT Field Test-Known Issue|
For ELA Field Testing, there is a known issue of the login
tickets not showing up, and unable to set not tested codes
for students. As a friendly reminder, setting not tested
codes is not required. We will update this site as soon as
this is fixed by Questar.
|MHRIC_Testing||05/10/19 12:44:09||Nextera Admin-Fixed|
Users can now access Nextera Admin.
|MHRIC_Testing||05/10/19 10:19:50||Secure Browser-Some Not Able to Submit|
There are reports from the field that some students who
are working on make-up tests cannot submit their tests.
These issues are intermittent and not affecting all
students who are trying to submit make-up tests. If a
student encounters these technical difficulties, please
quarantine the device until later in the day when we
report Questar has corrected the issues. They are
actively working on this issue.
|MHRIC_Testing||05/10/19 09:34:08||Nextera Admin-Security Warning|
Some users are experiencing a 'Security Warning' when
trying to log into Nextera Admin. We will update this
website as soon as this is fixed.
|MHRIC_Testing||05/02/19 08:28:33||FIXED-Grade 3-Math Session 2-#36|
5/1/19: This issue has been fixed by Questar and verified
by NYSED QA. Students will be able to enter expected
punctuation marks for responses to Grade 3, Math, Session
2, Question #36.
|MHRIC_Testing||05/01/19 09:31:55||Math-Gr.3-Session 2, #36-Colon Issue|
Grade 3, Session 2, #36 where students cannot enter a
colon / : as part of their answer. We have verified and
this is true. Please advise any schools that contact you
of the following:
·Have students enter the number without a colon (they
also cannot enter a space)
·NYSED will advise all scoring consortia of this issue
that students could not enter a colon as part of their
|MHRIC_Testing||04/04/19 11:15:30||FAQ Guidance From NYSED |
Click Here For FAQ Guidance From NYSED
|MHRIC_Testing||04/03/19 16:41:30||MHRIC Advisory: CBT Testing|
Based on the statewide call with NYSED this afternoon,
the state is requesting schools to stagger grades that
are tested by computer, and is emphasizing that their top
priority is for students to have a positive testing
NYSED is advising the following schedule to stagger
1) Schools who started a test session 1 on Tuesday, April
2 and want to complete session 2 for that grade should do
so on Thursday, April 4 or Friday, April 5.
2) In addition, schools should plan to test grades 5 and
8 on Thursday, April 4 and Friday, April 5.
3) If schools have not planned to test grades 5 or 8
and/or they have already finished testing grades 5 and 8
on computer, then the school can substitute a different
grade level for CBT testing for Thursday or Friday.
However, NYSED emphasized their flexibility and that
districts who may not be able to meet the schedule as
published and need to adhere to their original schedule
may do so.
Please be advised that per SED, the ELA test
administration period will end on April 12, and any
communication you may wish to send to the department
should be sent to Office of State Assessment (OSA) at
email address: firstname.lastname@example.org and cc Dr. Mariah
The Mid-Hudson Regional Information Center stands ready
to support your successful test administration.
Gene Knudsen, Director, MHRIC
Dr. Charles Khoury, District Superintendent, Ulster BOCES
Dr. Mariah Adin, Manager of Analytics and Coordinated
Support Services, MHRIC
|MHRIC_Testing||04/03/19 14:53:56||NYSED Guidance-More After 3pm Today|
We will update this after the 3pm call today.
First, we want to thank you again for your patience as we
worked toward the best way to move ahead with operational
CBT ELA this week. We are extending the primary CBT
testing window until end of the day Friday, April 12,
2019. We want all of ours schools to understand that we
are trying to be flexible and trying to listen to the
information you are providing to us as we make decisions.
The Department has released the following guidance on
NYSED.gov. We are also sharing additional details
directly with you below to help you plan this week:
We are going to implement a staggered approach this week
for completing the spring CBT ELA testing administration.
We want our schools to test in the following organized
manner tomorrow and Friday to limit the number of grades
and students testing simultaneously throughout the state:
· Schools should plan to test grades 5 and 8 on
Thursday, April 4 and Friday, April 5
· If schools have not planned to test grades 5 or
8 or they have already finished testing grades 5 and 8 on
computer, then the school can select one different grade
level to test CBT in their school
· In addition, if a school has already tested a
session 1 grade level on Tuesday, April 2 and wants to
complete their session 2 for that grade, then the school
can plan to complete their session 2 for that grade
level’s CBT exams on Thursday, April 4 or Friday, April 5
Students should never be asked to retake a Grades 3-8 ELA
and math assessment.
If your school’s CBT administration plan does not fall
into any of the above categories, please let us know. We
will be meeting with our RIC CBT Working Group colleagues
at 3:00 today to assist further and hear from them if
there are any additional issues we need to address.