To begin, watch this video about how to prepare for remote assessments:
Then watch more videos of the assessments you administer:
|DIBELS® 8th Edition||LNF | NWF | ORF|
(formerly known as DIBELS Next)
For DIBELS benchmark, please review the general guidance before planning your remote administration.
Before you assess:
1. Determine how you will show student materials and score in mCLASS at the same time.
|Recommended set up|
|Modified set up|
2. Familiarize yourself with the digital copies of student materials.
3. Schedule virtual meetings with students. To communicate with English-speaking caregivers, consider sending this email or video. To communicate with Spanish-speaking caregivers, consider sending this email or video.
4. Determine how you will handle scenarios where there’s a lag:
|Record the meeting|
|Use a phone|
While you assess:
1. Take the opportunity to connect individually with your students as they experience so much change. Don’t make the session solely about testing, and remind caregivers and students that the assessment is a way to see how you can best tailor instruction.
2. Make student materials visible to your student.
|DIBELS/IDEL||Use the share screen feature to display student materials on your screen.|
For Maze/Daze, choose the model that works best for you:
|mCLASS:Math||Grades K-1 |
|RAN||Screening with the Rapid Automatized Naming assessment requires some additional considerations given its widespread use for dyslexia risk screening. RAN is a challenging measure to administer remotely. Here are some recommendations:
3. Score in mCLASS.
When assessing students remotely with mCLASS DIBELS 8th Edition or DIBELS Next (Acadience Reading) or TRC benchmark assessments, use the newly added feature to indicate whether the assessment was administered via remote or in-person mode. Capturing this information will help better interpret student performance across these modalities.
For mCLASS DIBELS 8th Edition users, at the end of each measure, the End of Assessment popup message has been modified as displayed below to help you capture the administration mode. This data will later be available in your Download-Your-Data report for administrators.
For mCLASS DIBELS Next (Acadience Reading) or TRC users, the Notes feature has been enhanced to include selectors for Remote or In-person administration mode. The administration mode is not selected by default. The assessor must actively make the selection in Notes to capture this information. Clicking on the selector will pre-populate the Notes with the corresponding value. Any additional notes you want to type in should be added to after this pre-populated value. This data can be used for custom analysis upon request.
4. Consider invalidating a result and retesting with an alternative form if you have trouble scoring accurately due to background noise (e.g. doorbell, dog barking), dropped internet, or inability to see where students are pointing with their cursors.
These materials are provided exclusively for use during school closings or other disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, by students and teachers for whom the corresponding materials have been previously purchased or licensed. Any other distribution or reproduction of these materials is forbidden without written permission from Amplify.
|Benchmark Materials||Progress Monitoring Materials|
|Acadience Reading (formerly known as DIBELS Next)||Available for free download on the Acadience Learning website|
|DIBELS 8th Edition||Available for free download on the University of Oregon’s website|
TRC Amplify Atlas
|Set 1||PC | RB | A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z||
If the publisher of the books you use for TRC progress monitoring made digital copies of materials available, put a link to the text into the chat box during your video conference.
Otherwise, choose a method for getting a copy of a leveled book from your classroom to your student’s home:
|Set 2||PC | RB | A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z|
|Set 3||A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U|
TRC Amplify Atlas Español
|Set 1||PC | RB | A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z|
|mCLASS:Math||GK-1| G2 | G2 (Spanish Concepts) | G3| G3 (Spanish Concepts)||Progress monitoring materials are included in the benchmark booklets.|
|IDEL||Available for free download on the University of Oregon’s website|
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