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aimswebPlus TestNav Technical Issues

aimswebPlus TestNav Technical Issues

Some schools are still reporting that some students are disconnected from Google Meet/Zoom when they try to access TestNav for aimswebPlus testing, and the recommendations on how to solve the problem are not consistently working. To minimize further frustration and loss of instructional time, schools are now authorized to allow students to complete their aimswebPlus tests on TestNav without being monitored by school staff via a Zoom/Meet call.

October 16 PD for LAMs and Star Champions

October 16 PD for LAMs and Star Champions

On October 23, teachers are scheduled to receive aimswebPlus or Star training from their school-based LAM or Champion. The training will cover key reports for the Fall window and progress monitoring.

2019-20 End-of-Year Report (unscored SPR) Preview Window 1: Oct 5

2019-20 End-of-Year Report (unscored SPR) Preview Window 1: Oct 5

The first preview window for the SY2019-20 End-of-Year Report will open during the week of October 5. This preview window will provide a preliminary look at data for a subset of metrics that will be included in school’s public, unscored 2019-20 End-of-Year report (replacing the SPR for 2019-20).

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Monitor aimsweb & Star participation rates at your school using QlikBAM

Use the new aimsweb& Star360 app in the QlikBAM Academics and Climate Stream to monitor assessment participation for your school by subject. You can also view participation by test, grade level, and student subgroup. Data are loaded each morning to provide  a snapshot of participation through the prior day.

PSAT/SAT Update

PSAT/SAT Update

SAT and PSAT exams will not be offered to students during the school day this fall. We will reassess where we are in the coming months to see if it is possible to provide this opportunity to students in the spring.

Assessment Google Folders

Assessment Google Folders

In the next two weeks, you will receive permissions for your school’s Assessment Folder via Google. There is no need for further action at this time.

Assessment Calendar

Assessment Calendar

The most up-to-date version of the 2020-21 Assessment Calendar is available on the Office of Assessment website: https://www.philasd.org/era/assessment/calendar/. The calendar will be updated throughout the year as new information (e.g., winter testing window dates, status of in-person testing) becomes available.

Requests for Certify Training

Requests for Certify Training

In our effort to continue support for school administrators, the Office of Data Governance is offering Certify training and orientation sessions. Training/orientation sessions typically take 45-60 minutes and can be adjusted to meet the specific needs of attendees.

*NEW* QlikBAM aimsweb & Star 360 app

*NEW* QlikBAM aimsweb & Star 360 app

The new aimsweb& Star360 app is now available in the QlikBAM Academics and Climate Stream. The app contains data from both the aimswebPlus and Star assessments, in both subjects (Reading and Math), so schools can have an overview both performance and participation across all grades. Since it is early in the Fall testing window, schools…

September 2020 Data Review Guide

September 2020 Data Review Guide

As we continue to build a culture of data informed decision making, the September Data Review Guide is available for your use! As a reminder, this tool is housed on the PESO webpage and is a monthly series designed for SDP K-12 school-based leaders to use as a schedule and frame for school-level data analysis…