New Common Core Aligned Tests in Daskala
MDTP's new Grade 7 Math Readiness (7R40A15), Grade 8 Math Readiness (8R40A15), and High School Math Readiness (HS45A15) tests will be available for online administrations in Daskala's new self-registration system starting the week of August 24, 2015. The setup and test administration process is a bit different for this new system, which will eventually be rolled out for all MDTP tests available online. The term "self-registration" is a bit misleading since schools still need to send some information to MDTP a week before the anticipated test date, but we no longer require student names ahead of time since students enter their names and student IDs while signing up to take a test. This also eliminates the need for backup IDs and hopefully makes the process easier for everyone involved. The steps below are a quick summary to get you started.
- Ensure that you have the needed equipment and network access (see information on main Daskala page).
- Order test administrations, e.g., Purchase Order for public schools or a letter of authorization, on school letterhead, for billing Private and Charter Schools that do not issue Purchase Orders. MDTP cannot accept credit card payments. The cost is the same, $1 per test administered (see information on main Daskala page).
- Submit section data to MDTP using the more basic excel template for self-registration. We still require teacher names and email addresses but without the real names of students to be tested.
- Within five business days, teachers will be sent instructions about the test administrations, URLs and access codes for testing, and their logins for the reporting site. They should review the information and check their logins prior to testing date.
Despite the change in how online tests are set up and administered in the self-registration system, the reporting features have not changed, so those that have used Daskala before will recognize their reporting URL and the screens that display test results (see information on main Daskala page).
As usual, please send all setup requests and inquiries to the statewide MDTP Director's Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.