Add students, if necessary. Click on the <Class> tab and hit the “Add new student” button to enter your class list. (See 3.1.1 for further details and recommendations).
Queue up an assessment for each student individually or for an entire class (See 3.1.7 and 3.1.8).
Print off student login/password data or create index cards for each student. (See 3.1.3).
Perform a system check (see 3.2.2), plug headphones into all computers and check the volume.
Bookmark http://www.letsgolearn.com on all student computers so that when students enter the lab they only need to click on the link rather than entering in the entire web address.
We recommend that you first try the assessment out yourself so that you know what to expect. Enter a grade and date of birth appropriate for one of your students in order to view the interface they will be seeing.
On the day of the assessment, it is VERY important that you convey to your students that they are doing an “assessment” or “very important activity” and that they need to concentrate and do their best. See the scripts on the document “Using Let's Go Learn in the Lab or Classroom” (See Appendix E, F, G, H).
Students will see a rewards animation page on completion of the assessment.
Reports and scores are immediately available once a student has completed the assessment. To view reports, enter your teacher login/password and click on the <DORA> or <DOMA> tab (See 2.0).
If your school or organization licensed one of the optional instructional products students can be enrolled into the appropriate level of instruction by the teacher. After enrollment, have students log back in and they will see a new instructional activity icon (see 4.0 for more details about the instruction programs)
As a supplement to DORA, we provide a paper-and-pencil oral reading fluency sub-test.(See Appendix D for more information.)
1.1 How Students Take An Assessment
Before testing day, administrators will have performed the system checks and ensured the appropriate assessment is queued up for each student (see 1.0 Getting Started with Assessments).
Enter their student login, password (and school code if used by your school district).
Select the appropriate assessment eg, DORA or DOMA Basic Math Skills etc.
Ensure the head phones volume is set to an appropriate level.
Ensure they have scratch paper and pencil (recommended for math assessments).
Hit the “GO” button when ready to start the assessment.
If a student needs to take a break the ‘STOP’ button can be clicked on at any time.
To re-start the assessment, the student will follow steps 2-4 again.
On completion of the assessment, teachers have immediate access to all data/scores.
1.2 Reassessing Students
Let’s Go Learn recommends allowing 10-12 weeks of instruction time to occur between testing periods. To reassess students, queue up a new assessment for each student or for an entire class (see below) and then administer assessments as per 1.0 ‘Getting Started with Assessments’.
You will want to adjust the class queue when you want all students to take the desired assessment at the same time. In the class queue, you can terminate all partially completed assessments, add new assessments, or remove all queued up assessments that have not yet been started.
To view or change the queue for an entire class take the following steps:-
On the <Class> tab, select “View Class Queue.”
Select the grey button for the action you wish to perform, ie, “Activate Algebra 1” will queue up a new Algebra assessment for ALL students in your class.
1.3 Getting Started with ADAM K-7
ADAM K-7 has five strands: Numbers and Operations, Algebra, Geometry, Data Analysis, and Measurement. The default is that all students will be given test items for
all five strands with the adaptive logic adjusting the difficulty level for each student.
Adding the <ADAM> tab to your account:
Log in to your teacher account and click on <CLASS>.
Click on "Add/Edit Class."
Add ADAM K-7 to the class and click on “Close/Edit Class.”
The ADAM K-7 tab will now be displayed at the top of your screen, allowing you to queue up the assessment and access reports once students have completed the assessment.
How to ADJUST the start point of each strand for the ENTIRE class:
Have headphones for each student and scratch paper/pencil.
Print off Student Logins/passwords for reference.
Adjust Class Queue or Individual Queue if desired (see above).
Have students go to http://www.letsgolearn.com, click on "Student Login," enter their individual login/password, and start working on ADAM K-7
NOTE: Due to the robust and adaptive nature of ADAM K-7, it can take up to two hours to complete. We recommend that you plan to test over at least two sessions to avoid fatigue. Alternatively, you can select to assess only specific strands by making adjustments to the queue.
All five strands must be completed if students are going to be enrolled into Math Edge Grades 2-6