Friday, June 21, 2013

Preliminary 2013 MCAS in Edwin

As you probably know by now, the following Edwin reports are available today with preliminary 2013 MCAS data:

  • District/School Test Item Analysis Summary (IT301/IT401)
  • District/School Test Item Analysis Graph (IT302/IT402)
  • District/School Results by Strand and Topic (CU306/CU406)
  • Student Assessment Detail (PE606)
  • Student Assessment History Summary (PE613)
  • Student Item Analysis Roster (IT616)
  • Student Roster (All Subjects)(PE617)
  • Student Growth Scatter Plot (GR601)
  • Student Growth Roster (GR602)
NOTE: The default setting for the reports displaying the standards are the NEW 2011 standards, no longer the old standards. HOWEVER the Science tests don't have new standards, so if you run them with the default setting they will come up BLANK. Therefore, you have to change the standards option before running any reports for Science!

Monday, June 17, 2013

New ESE Security Portal URL

With the preliminary MCAS results being released tomorrow (see earlier post for more details), there’s a good chance you’ll want to log into the ESE Security Portal in the very near future. If you haven’t logged into the Security Portal in a while, you will notice some changes. Earlier in June, ESE installed a new “Identity Management System (IMS)” in order to align the Security Portal with the Commonwealth’s new secure access standards. Existing username and passwords will continue to work with the new Identity Management System and there is no need to change either credential, BUT the URL has changed.

New Security Portal URL: https://gateway.edu.state.ma.us/

You should change any bookmarks you may have to the new URL. If you go to the old URL and log in, you will be redirected to the new URL and will need to log in again. If you have any questions regarding your access, please contact your district’s Directory Administrator.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Edwin Teaching & Learning Update

The Edwin Teaching & Learning Group at ESE have published an update on the ET&L pilot project, including information about current and future pilot opportunities (for RTTT districts), content updates, and online resources.

The update document can be found under "News and Updates" on the Edwin page on the ESE site.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

MCAS 2013 Release Schedule


The ESE recently published the release schedule for 2013 MCAS data. Here are the highlights

June 18th in DropBox Central:

  • ELA, full results
  • Mathematics, multiple-choice results only
  • STE, grades 5 and 8, multiple-choice results only
  • MCAS-Alt, full results in all subjects

August 7th in DropBox Central:

  • Full preliminary MCAS results 
  • Preliminary school and district accountability data 

Data will also be available in Edwin Analytics within a few days following each release. Please read the memo and schedule for more details.