Training Video

Universal Tools Tutorial

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Transcript

[MUSIC] and [GRAPHICS]

  • The CAASPP logo appears on a black chalkboard background. It is “CAASPP” in lowercase letters and resembles a chalk drawing. The letters “CA” are white and are superimposed over a blue globe with a green silhouette of California inside it. The letters “ASPP” are green.
  • White text appears beneath the logo: “Universal Tools Tutorial.”
[VO NARRATOR]
  • This video tutorial will show you how to access and use the resources available within the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress, or CAASPP assessments. There are a variety of resources that can be used during testing. These are Universal Tools which students will have access to regardless of what kind of device they are using to take the test.
[GRAPHICS]
  • The CAASPP logo disappears, and the word “Zoom” appears in the center of the screen in white chalk letters.
  • The screen changes and a Web page appears with black text on a white background. It is an online mathematics test with a question on the left and a graph on the right. At the upper right corner of the screen there are three buttons. From left to right, they are labeled [Line Reader], [Zoom Out], and [Zoom In].
[VO NARRATOR]
  • Zoom. If the print size is too small, you can use the zoom in and zoom out buttons. This will increase or decrease the text size throughout the entire test.
[GRAPHICS]
  • The view is zoomed in to the right corner. The cursor is hovering over the [Zoom In] button and it is highlighted.
  • The cursor selects the [Zoom In] button several times. The Web page's text and images become larger each time.
  • The cursor selects the [Zoom Out] button several times. The Web page's text and images become smaller each time.
  • The screen changes to a chalkboard background with the words “Navigation Buttons” in the center of the screen in white chalk letters.
  • A Web page appears with black text on a white background. It is an online English test with a passage on the left and questions about the passage on the right. There is a mouse cursor hovering over the passage. At the top left corner of the page there is a [Back] button with a left arrow icon, a [Next] button with a right arrow icon, a [Save] button with a floppy disk icon, and a [Pause] button with an icon of two vertical lines.
[VO NARRATOR]
  • Navigation Buttons. Once you have answered all the questions on a page, you can use the navigation buttons. The right arrow will move you to the next page. You must answer every question on a page before you can move on. If you are missing an answer you will see the following message. Be sure to scroll all the way down to make sure you did not miss any questions. The left arrow will allow you to return to the previous page to review the previous questions in the section you are currently working on. Once you submit a section, you will not have the option to use the back button to access that section.
[GRAPHICS]
  • The cursor selects the [Next] button in the upper left corner of the screen. The screen changes to the next page of test questions.
  • The cursor selects the [Next] button again. The test becomes grayed out and a pop-up window labeled “Attention” appears. The text in the window says that all questions on a page must be answered before moving to the next page. At the bottom left corner of the pop-up window there is an [OK] button.
  • The screen returns to the original test page and the cursor scrolls down the questions column on the right.
  • The cursor selects the [Back] button in the upper left corner of the screen and the test goes back to a previous page with a different passage. The [Back] button is now grayed out.
  • The screen changes to a chalkboard background with the words “Context Menu” in the center of the screen in white chalk letters.
  • A Web page appears with black text on a white background. It is an online English test with a passage on the left and questions about the passage on the right. There is a mouse cursor hovering over the passage. In the upper right corner of each passage there is a [Context Menu] button with an icon of three horizontal lines.
[VO NARRATOR]
  • Context Menu. The Context Menu appears in different locations, and you will have access to different resources within the Context Menu, depending on what it is associated with.
[GRAPHICS]
  • The cursor selects a [Context Menu] button and a drop-down menu appears, containing the options: Tutorial, Mark for Review, Notepad, Highlight Selection, and Strikethrough.
  • The screen changes to a chalkboard background with the word “Tutorial” in the center of the screen in white chalk letters.
  • A Web page appears with black text on a white background. It is an online English test with a passage on the left and questions about the passage on the right. At the upper right corner of the screen there are three buttons. From left to right, they are labeled [Line Reader], [Zoom Out], and [Zoom In]. Just above the [Zoom Out] button there is a small button with a question mark icon.
[VO NARRATOR]
  • Tutorial. If you do not know how to answer a question, the tutorial resource, located in the Context Menu of a question, can be used by selecting the tutorial. You will be shown a short animation explaining how to answer the question. After viewing the video, select the “X” on the top right corner to close the pop-up window.
[GRAPHICS]
  • The cursor selects a [Context Menu] button and a drop-down menu appears, containing the options: Tutorial, Mark for Review, Notepad, Highlight Selection, and Strikethrough.
  • The cursor selects “Tutorial” and a pop-up window appears with the words “Animation Loading...” in it. There is a small [X] button in the upper right corner.
  • A tutorial video about multiple choice questions appears in the window and begins to play. There is a [play/pause] button and a scrubber bar below it.
  • The cursor selects the [X] button in the upper right corner and the window closes.
  • The screen changes to a chalkboard background with the word “Strikethrough” in the center of the screen in white chalk letters.
  • A Web page appears with black text on a white background. It is an online mathematics test with one multiple choice question displayed. The multiple choice answers are labeled: A, B, C, and D. In the upper right corner of the screen there are three buttons. From left to right they are labeled [Line Reader], [Zoom Out], and [Zoom In]. At the upper right corner of the question there is a context menu denoted by three horizontal lines.
[VO NARRATOR]
  • Strikethrough. If the question is multiple choice, selecting the Context Menu will give you the ability to strike through items. You can use strikethrough to put a line through answers you know are incorrect. To get out of the strikethrough mode, click outside of the selected question, which will look grayed out. To remove a strikethrough, select strikethrough in the Context Menu of that particular question, and select the response you would like to remove the strikethrough from. Note that a strikethrough does not eliminate that choice. You can still check or uncheck that item. Notice that I am able to check and uncheck this item with the strikethrough. Make sure to remove the check if you do not want to select that response.
[GRAPHICS]
  • The cursor selects the [Context Menu] button and a drop-down menu appears, containing the options Tutorial, Mark for Review, Notepad, Highlight Selection, and Strikethrough.
  • The cursor selects “Strikethrough.”
  • The answer options are now somewhat faded and surrounded by a rectangular gray border.
  • The cursor selects “A” and “C” and both of them become blocked out by lines.
  • The cursor selects an area outside of the box, and it disappears. The answer options are no longer grayed out.
  • The cursor selects the context menu and the “Strikethrough” option again, then selects answer “A” to remove the strikethrough line.
  • The cursor selects an area outside of the box and the answer options are no longer grayed out.
  • The cursor selects the checkbox for option “A,” which is struck through, to mark that answer.
  • The screen changes to a chalkboard background with the word “Highlight” in the center of the screen in white chalk letters.
  • A Web page appears with black text on a white background. It is an online English test with a passage on the left and questions about the passage on the right. At the upper right corner of the question there is a context menu denoted by three horizontal lines.
[VO NARRATOR]
  • Highlight. To highlight text you can select it using your mouse or trackpad. Once your text is selected, open the Context Menu and select highlight selection. Highlights are not saved if you pause or leave your test. Upon returning after a pause all your highlights will no longer be available.
[GRAPHICS]
  • The mouse cursor moves to the beginning of a line in the passage, then is dragged across the text, highlighting all of it blue.
  • The cursor selects the [Context Menu] button and a drop-down menu appears, containing the options: Tutorial, Mark for Review, Notepad, Highlight Selection, and Strikethrough.
  • The cursor selects the “Highlight Selection” box and the selected text becomes highlighted yellow.
  • The screen changes to a chalkboard background with the words “Mark for Review” in the center of the screen in white chalk letters.
  • A Web page appears with black text on a white background. It is an online mathematics test with a question on the left and a graph on the right. There is a [Context Menu] button in the upper right corner of the question.
[VO NARRATOR]
  • Mark for Review. The mark for review option in the Context Menu of a question will flag a question and allow you to return to within the constraints of the pause rule, which will be explained later in this video. A flagged question will have an earmark next to the question number and it will change colors. You can return to the previous questions using the questions drop-down list. Items marked for review will be shown here as well.
[GRAPHICS]
  • The cursor selects the context menu, which is denoted by three horizontal lines at the upper right corner of the question section on the left side of the screen. Four options appear: Tutorial, Mark for Review, Notepad, and Highlight Selection.
  • The cursor selects “Mark for Review.”
  • A small gray flag with a green checkmark beside it appears above the question on the left section of the page, to the right of the question's number. The corner of the number box is now folded over.
  • The screen changes to a chalkboard background with the words “Expandable Passages” in the center of the screen in white chalk letters.
  • A Web page appears with black text on a white background. It is an online English test with a passage on the left and questions about the passage on the right. There is a double arrow button in the upper right corner of the passage.
[VO NARRATOR]
  • Expandable Passages. During an English-language arts test you can use the passage expansion button. This button allows you to make the passage wider for easier reading. When your passage is expanded you will not be able to answer questions. The passage will cover the questions. You will need to collapse the passage to answer the questions.
[GRAPHICS]
  • The cursor selects the double arrow button at the upper right corner of the passage on the left. The passage expands to take up the entire test screen. The answers section is no longer visible.
  • The cursor selects the double arrow button at the upper right corner of the passage again. The passage returns to its normal size and only occupies the left side of the screen. The answers section is visible on the right side again.
  • The screen changes to a chalkboard background with the words “Expandable Items” in the center of the screen in white chalk letters.
  • A Web page appears with black text on a white background. It is an online English test with a passage on the left and questions about the passage on the right. At the upper center of the screen there is a left arrow button and a right arrow button.
[VO NARRATOR]
  • Expandable Items. Similar to the expandable passages are expandable items. When this resource is available, you will notice left and right arrows at the top of the page between the reading pane and the question pane. Selecting the right arrow allows the reading pane to extend across both panes. To put the screen back to the original portions, select the left arrow. Selecting the left arrow while both panes are showing allows the question pane to extend across both panes. Select the right arrow to put the screen back to the original portions.
[GRAPHICS]
  • The cursor selects the right arrow button. The passage on the left expands to take up the entire test screen. The answers section is no longer visible. At the upper right corner of the test screen there is a left arrow button.
  • The cursor selects the left arrow button at the upper right corner of the passage. The passage returns to its normal size and only occupies the left side of the screen. The answers section is visible on the right side again.
  • The cursor selects the left arrow button again. The answers section on the right expands to take up the entire test screen. The passage is no longer visible. At the upper left corner of the test screen there is a right arrow button.
  • The cursor selects the right arrow button at the upper left corner of the answers section. The screen returns to its original state.
  • The screen changes to a chalkboard background with the words “Line Reader” in the center of the screen in white chalk letters.
  • A Web page appears with black text on a white background. It is an online English test with a passage on the left and questions on the right. There is a mouse cursor hovering over the answer section. In the upper right corner of the screen there are three buttons. From left to right they are labeled [Line Reader], [Zoom Out], and [Zoom In].
[VO NARRATOR]
  • Line Reader. The line reader is available for reading passages and questions. Once turned on you can use the line reader to highlight each line as you read it, helping to not lose your place as you are reading. Select any line you would like highlighted. You can either select the next line to continue reading by using your mouse, or using the up and down arrow keys. You can use the same process to highlight responses to questions.
[GRAPHICS]
  • The cursor selects the [Line Reader] button in the upper right corner of the screen. The [Line Reader] button turns orange and the first line of the passage becomes highlighted.
  • The highlighter moves down the first paragraph of the passage line by line.
  • The cursor selects the first line of the questions section on the right side of the screen and it becomes highlighted. The highlighter moves through the answer options line by line. The cursor selects two of the answer options.
  • The cursor selects the [Line Reader] button and it turns from orange back to white. The highlight disappears.
  • The screen changes to a chalkboard background with the words “English Glossary” in the center of the screen in white chalk letters.
  • A Web page appears with black text on a white background. It is an online English test with a passage on the left and questions on the right. Some lines of text have a faint outline.
[VO NARRATOR]
  • English Glossary. If you see a word surrounded by a dotted line, you can hover your mouse over it which will highlight it. Selecting the word will give you a definition. Close the glossary window by selecting the X on the top right corner of the pop-up window.
[GRAPHICS]
  • The cursor hovers over a word within an outlined line of text and it becomes highlighted.
  • The cursor selects the word. A glossary window appears below it. The glossary window has the highlighted word at the top and an “X” in the upper right corner. The word “Glossary” is written in the window and below it there is a text box containing the definition of the highlighted word.
  • The screen changes to a chalkboard background with the words “English Dictionary and Thesaurus” in the center of the screen in white chalk letters.
  • A Web page appears with black text on a white background. It is an online English test with a passage on the left and questions on the right. In the upper right corner of the screen there are five buttons. From left to right they are labeled [Dictionary], [Notes], [Line Reader], [Zoom Out], and [Zoom In].
[VO NARRATOR]
  • English Dictionary and Thesaurus. During full write portion of the Performance Task you will notice a button marked dictionary at the top of the page. This button can be used to access both the thesaurus and the dictionary. When you are ready to use the dictionary or thesaurus, select the dictionary button. To look up a word definition, type your word in the text box and select the dictionary button within the box. To look up a synonym or different version of a word, type your word in the text box and select the thesaurus button within the box.
[GRAPHICS]
  • The cursor moves to the upper right corner of the screen where there are five buttons. From left to right, they are labeled [Dictionary], [Notes], [Line Reader], [Zoom Out], and [Zoom In]. The cursor selects the [Dictionary] button and the dictionary window appears in the bottom left corner of the screen.
  • The cursor selects the topmost text box in the dictionary window and types “"Sources” then selects the [Dictionary] button. The definition of “Source” appears in the second text box below.
  • The text in the dictionary window disappears. The user types “help” then selects the [Thesaurus] button. Synonyms for “Help” appear in the space below.
  • The screen changes to a chalkboard background with the words “Digital Notepad” in the center of the screen in white chalk letters.
  • A Web page appears with black text on a white background. It is an online English test with a passage on the left and questions on the right. There is a [Context Menu] button in the upper right corner of the question.
[VO NARRATOR]
  • Digital Notepad. If you would like to take notes on a question you plan to come back to, you can use the notepad. To access the notepad on a particular question, select the Context Menu and select notepad. After typing your note, be sure to select save and close. When you return to this question, selecting notepad in the Context Menu will show your notes. Notepad notes are not saved if you pause or leave your test. Upon returning after a pause, your notes will no longer be available.
[GRAPHICS]
  • The cursor moves to the upper right corner of the screen and selects the [Context Menu] button, which is just below the [Line Reader], [Zoom In], and [Zoom Out] buttons and is represented as three horizontal lines.
  • Four buttons appear below: A [Tutorial] button, a [Mark for Review] button, a [Notepad] button, and a [Highlight Selection] button which has been grayed out. The cursor selects the [Notepad] button.
  • The notepad window appears in the center of the screen. There is a space for text and two buttons in the bottom left corner, [Cancel] and [Save and Close].
  • The cursor selects the text box in the notepad window and the words “I am now taking notes.” are typed out.
  • The cursor selects the [Save and Close] button. The notepad window disappears.
  • The screen changes to a chalkboard background with the word “Pause” in the center of the screen in white chalk letters.
  • A Web page appears with black text on a white background. It is an online English test with a passage on the left and questions about the passage on the right. There is a mouse cursor hovering over the passage. At the top left corner of the page there is a [Back] button with a left arrow icon, a [Next] button with a right arrow icon, a [Save] button with a floppy disk icon, a [Pause] button with an icon of two vertical lines, and an [End Test] button with a red square icon.
[VO NARRATOR]
  • Pause. The save button will only appear during certain longer writing questions. Students should save often when they see the save button. The pause button can be used for a short break. Students should make sure their instructor knows when they pause a test. Once paused, the student will be removed from the test session, and after the break, they will need to log in again using the current session ID. The instructor will need to approve the student before they can continue. If a student pauses the test for longer than 20 minutes, they will not be able to review any previously answered questions, including questions marked for review, and your notes and highlights will no longer be available. Make sure to pause only when necessary.
[GRAPHICS]
  • The [Save] button is highlighted with a red outline, which then disappears.
  • The [Pause] button is highlighted with a red outline, which then disappears.
  • The cursor selects the [Pause] button and the screen is grayed out. A pop-up box titled “Attention” appears in the center of the screen. It says, “Are you sure you want to pause the test? Ask your test administrator before pausing your test.” There is a [Yes] button and a [No] button in the bottom left corner of the pop-up box.
  • The cursor selects the [Yes] button and after a brief loading screen the screen changes to a test logon page. Under a “Please Sign In” header there are text fields labeled SSID, First Name, and Session ID. Below that is a [Sign In] button.
  • The screen changes to a chalkboard background with the word “Calculator” in the center of the screen in white chalk letters.
  • A Web page appears with black text on a white background. It is an online mathematics test with a word problem displayed below. In the upper right corner of the Web page there is a [Calculator] button, a [Line Reader] button, a [Zoom In] button, and a [Zoom Out] button.
[VO NARRATOR]
  • Calculator. Some math items for students in grades six through eight and eleventh will allow you to use a calculator. If you see a calculator icon appear, you are allowed to use the built-in calculator to help solve the problem. If you are in sixth grade you will be presented with a standard calculator. If you are in grades seven or eight, you will be presented with a scientific calculator. If you are in grade eleven, you will be presented with a graphing calculator.
[GRAPHICS]
  • The cursor selects the [Calculator] button at the top of the screen.
  • The screen changes to a different mathematics question and a calculator pop-up window appears. It has an [X] button at the corner and contains a large blank space at the top, a smaller one just below, and the digits zero through nine and various arithmetic symbols, as well as an [Answer] button.
  • The screen changes to another different mathematics question, and a more advanced scientific calculator appears with other functions available.
  • The screen changes to another different mathematics question, and an even more advanced graphing calculator appears. There is a graphing section on the right half of the calculator and a keyboard button in the lower left corner. The cursor selects the [Show Keypad] button and a variety of digits and functions appear in the bottom third of the window.
  • The calculator window disappears and the screen changes to another different mathematics question. At the top left corner of the page there is a [Back] button with a left arrow icon, a [Next] button with a right arrow icon, a [Save] button with a floppy disk icon, a [Pause] button with an icon of two vertical lines, and an [End Test] button with a red square icon. Just above that there is a small toolbar showing information about the test. The leftmost part of the toolbar reads “Questions: 30 (marked).” The words “30 (marked)” are part of a drop-down menu and can be selected.
[VO NARRATOR]
  • At the end of a segment you will be allowed to review all questions within the segment including items that have been marked for review. Mark for review items can be accessed by using the drop-down list to return to those items. Once you enter the next segment you will not be able to review previously answered questions. When you have reached the end of a test you will see the end test button next to the buttons you used to navigate the test. You will be given a warning letting you know you have reached the end. Selecting yes will take you to a submission page here you will be able to review problems from your final segment. If you are truly finished you can select Submit test. You will see a warning window making sure you are ready to submit. Clicking yes will submit your test and give you a confirmation page.
[GRAPHICS]
  • The cursor selects the Questions Marked drop-down menu in the upper left corner of the screen. It displays a full list of test question numbers, some of which have “(marked)” written next to them.
  • The drop-down menu disappears.
  • The [End Test] button becomes surrounded with a red outline. The cursor selects the [End Test] button.
  • The screen is grayed out. A pop-up box titled “Attention” appears in the center of the screen. It says, “You are about to end this test. Select [Yes] to continue to the next page. Select [No] to keep working on your test.” There is a [Yes] button and a [No] button in the bottom left corner of the pop-up box.
  • The cursor selects the [Yes] button.
  • After a brief loading screen, the screen changes to a test completion screen with the header “Congratulations, you reached the end of the test!” A message below that says that the user has marked questions they should review before submitting the test. Below the message, there is a grid of buttons with question numbers, some of which have a flag and checkmark icon beside them to indicate that they were marked by the user. Below these buttons there is a warning that the answers cannot be changed after submitting the test, and the [Submit Test] button.
  • The cursor selects the [Submit Test] button.
  • A pop-up window appears labeled “Warning.” The text inside reads, “Are you sure you want to submit the test?” In the bottom left corner of the window there is a [Yes] button and a [No] button.
  • The cursor selects the [Yes] button. The screen changes to a confirmation page with the header “Your Results.” Below is information about the completed test and at the bottom is a [Log Out] button.
[VO NARRATOR]
  • We hope this video will help give you a brief overview of what you will see during CAASPP testing.
[MUSIC] and [GRAPHICS]
  • The CAASPP logo appears on a black chalkboard background. It is “CAASPP” in lowercase letters and resembles a chalk drawing. The letters “CA” are white and are superimposed over a blue globe with a green silhouette of California inside it. The letters “ASPP” are green.
  • White text appears beneath the logo: “For more information, visit www.caaspp.org.”
  • Fade to black.