2017-18 OnLine Testing

Online Testing Procedures 

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Questar Support- 877-997-0421
Classroom Assessment Builder, CAB Support- (833) 997-2700
TN.help@Questar.com

The practice site will close on April 6th.
The CAB will remain open until May 31, and will be open during the testing window.

On-Line Testing Procedures...
  1. ALWAYS, make sure your students start testing with a Chomebook which has been freshly re-booted and has a 100% charge.

  2. ALWAYS, check to make sure your students are connected to our ACS Chrome Devices Network.  You can check by asking your student to click their network settings icon... right bottom of their screen.  All students should be connected to ACS Chrome Devices.

  3. Individual printers are not approved for classroom use.  However, we have determined that some teachers have purchased individual printers and set them up in their classrooms.  99% of the time, these printers have a wireless connection.  THESE PRINTERS MUST BE UNPLUGGED FROM THE WALL.  These printers send out a wireless signal and will cause issues with the school sponsored network and will in turn cause issues with state testing.  When these printers are located, teachers will be asked to remove these printers from the school. Individual printers are not just an issue with on-line testing, they are issue with all wireless applications.

  4. The Questar app does not run nearly as fast as the other products we use in Anderson County.  We have learned… to ask the students to wait… maybe as long as 60-90 sec during the log-in process. 95% of the time this wait period will allow the student to pass through the login screen.  We are not at all happy with this situation and we are working with Questar to correct these delays which occur for about 10% of our students.  After the students pass through the log-in process… we have found that our students have very little issues with the actual test… which is great news.

  5. When asking your students to log-in to the Questar app… have ½ your student log-in… wait 3 minutes… and then ask the remaining ½ to log-in.

  6. If your students experience issues with the calculator, pause their test on your Questar Teacher Dashboard… and then have the students to re-login to the app.  In this situation, it should not be necessary to re-boot / re-start the Chromebook.

  7. All students are to test on a Chromebook.

  8. Teachers logging-in to their Questar Teacher Dashboard should use a Chromebook or PC Desktop.  

  9. Always use the browser Chrome when accessing your Teacher Dashboard on a PC.

  10. No Cell phone use of any kind during testing, both for students and /  or employees.

Please e-mail jwhitley@acs.ac when you have issues or concerns… the OOT is working with our testing coordinators every day to help make this testing experience manageable for you and your students.  I will keep you informed as we learn more.  Thank you for all your hard work.

Testing Admin...
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