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1 Online Student Test Settings File Specifications All designated s and s must be set in the Student Profile Web form in the Test Operations Management System (TOMS) or uploaded into TOMS using the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) ISAAP Tool or Excel template for it to appear in the Test Administrator Interface for the test administrator to enable it for the student s use during online testing. This includes stacked translations in Spanish for mathematics items. While the reminder is set in TOMS by the LEA CAASPP coordinator or the CAASPP test site coordinator, turning off universal tools must be set by the test administrator in the Test Administrator Interface only. Unless specified, test settings are available for the California Alternate Assessments (CAAs). These specifications provide information about the values in the Excel spreadsheet template. For more information about the use of each universal tool, designated, and, refer to the Smarter Balanced Usability, Accessibility, and Accommodations Guidelines and the CAA Test Administration Manual (for students taking the CAA), which are linked on the caaspp.org Instructions and Manuals Web page at A Student SSID 10 digits all numeric State-assigned student identifier which is unique within that state. Every student should have a unique SSID. B Abacus Abacus is not NEA_Abacus Abacus is C Alternate Response Options (including any external devices/ assistive technologies) NEA_AR Alternate Response is not Alternate Response is This tool may be used in place of scratch paper for students who typically use an abacus. Alternate response options include but are not limited to adapted keyboards, large keyboards, StickyKeys, MouseKeys, FilterKeys, adapted mouse, touch screen, head wand, and switches. Page 1

2 D E American Sign Language for ELA Listening and Math Items (N/A for CAA) Bilingual Dictionary for ELA Full Writes (ET) TDS_ASL1 NEDS_BD Do not show ASL videos Show ASL videos: Bilingual Dictionary is not Bilingual Dictionary is F Braille Braille is not ENU-Braille Braille is Test content is translated into ASL video. An ASL human signer and the signed test content are viewed on the same screen. A bilingual/dual-language word-to-word dictionary is a language. Braille is a language. embedded embedded G Calculator Calculator is not H Closed Captioning for ELA Listening Items NEA_Calc TDS_ClosedCap1 Calculator is Closed Captioning is not Closed Captioning is A calculator can be accessed for calculatorallowed items. The student may use the calculator offered with assistive technology devices (such as a talking calculator or a braille calculator). Allowed in grades 6 8, 11. Printed text that appears on the computer screen as audio materials are presented. embedded Page 2

3 I J Color Contrast (EMBEDDED) Color Contrast (NON- EMBEDDED) TDS_CCInvert TDS_CCMagenta TDS_CCMedGrayLt Gray TDS_CCYellowB NEDS_CC Color Contrast is not ; the default is Black on White Reverse Contrast Black on Rose Medium Gray on Light Gray Yellow on Blue Color Contrast is not Color Contrast is K Color Overlays Color Overlays is not NEDS_CO Color Overlays is L Magnification Magnification is not NEDS_Mag Magnification is M Masking Masking is not TDS_Masking1 Masking is available drop-down By default, tests are presented with black text on a white background. Students who require a different combination of text and background should be assigned the appropriate setting. Test content of online items may be printed with different colors. Color transparencies are placed over a paper-based assessment. The size of specific areas of the screen (e.g., text, formulas, tables, graphics, and navigation buttons) may be adjusted by the student with an assistive technology device. Masking involves blocking off content that is not of immediate need or that may be distracting to the student. Students are able to focus their attention on a specific part of a test item by masking. Page 3

4 N Multiplication Table Multiplication Table is not NEA_MT Multiplication Table is O Noise Buffers Noise Buffers is not NEA_NoiseBuf Noise Buffers is P Print On Demand Print on Demand is not Q Read Aloud for ELA Read Aloud for ELA is not NEA_RA_Stimuli Read Aloud for ELA is N/A A paper-based single-digit (1 9) multiplication table. Allowed in grades 4 8, 11 Ear mufflers, white noise, and/or other equipment used to block external sounds. Print-on-demand for test stimuli and items, stimuli only, or items only is set by having the LEA CAASPP coordinator contact CalTAC only. Configuring this in the upload file will not automatically activate it for the assigned student. All requests must be approved by CalTAC and the CDE. Text is read aloud to the student by a trained and qualified human reader who follows the administration guidelines provided in the Smarter Balanced Test Administration Manual. All or portions of the content may be read aloud. Page 4

5 R Read Aloud (for Math and ELA Items) (NON- EMBEDDED) NEDS_RA_Items Read Aloud for Math and ELA Items is not Read Aloud for Math and ELA Items is S Scribe Scribe is not T Scribe (for ELA nonwriting items and Math items) NEA_SC_WritItem s NEDS_SC_Items Scribe is Scribe for items is not Scribe for items is Text is read aloud to the student by a trained and qualified human reader who follows the administration guidelines provided in the Online Test Administration Manual. All or portions of the items may be read aloud. Does not apply to ELA passages. Read Aloud for Math in Spanish is set in field AG. Students dictate their responses to a human who records verbatim what they dictate. The scribe must be trained and qualified, and must follow the administration guidelines provided in the Smarter Balanced Test Administration Manual. Students dictate their responses to a human who records verbatim what they dictate. The scribe must be trained and qualified, and must follow the administration guidelines provided in the Smarter Balanced Test Administration Manual. Page 5

6 U Separate Setting Separate Setting is not NEDS_SS Separate Setting is V Speech-to-text Speech-to-text is not W Text-to-speech for ELA Reading Passages NEA_STT TDS_TTS_Stim Speech-to-text is Text-to-speech for ELA reading passages is not Passages drop-down The test location is altered so that the student is tested in a setting different from that made available for most students. The test is administered at the most beneficial time of day for the student. Special lighting or acoustics are to be used. Voice recognition allows students to use their voices as input devices to the computer, to dictate responses or give commands (e.g., opening application programs, pulling down menus, and saving work). Voice recognition software generally can recognize speech up to 160 words per minute. Students may use their own assistive technology devices. Text is read aloud to the student via embedded textto-speech technology. The student is able to control the speed as well as raise or lower the volume of the voice via a volume control. This is available for all grades. embedded Page 6

7 X Y Z Text-to-speech for Math and ELA items Translated Test Directions Translation Glossaries for Math Items (ET) (EMBEDDED) TDS_TTS_Item TDS_TTS_Stim&TD S_TTS_Item TDS_TTS_ALL NEDS_TransDirs Text-to-speech for math and ELA items is not Items (ELA) TDS_WL_Glossary English TDS_WL_ArabicGl oss TDS_WL_Cantones egloss TDS_WL_ESNGloss ary TDS_WL_KoreanGl oss TDS_WL_Mandarin Gloss TDS_WL_PunjabiG loss TDS_WL_RussianG loss Stimuli and Items (Math) Items (ELA) and Stimuli and Items (Math) Translated Test Directions is not Translated Test Directions is Translation Glossaries for math is not Arabic Cantonese Spanish Korean Mandarin Punjabi Russian drop-down drop-down Text is read aloud to the student via embedded text-tospeech technology. The student is able to control the speed as well as raise or lower the volume of the voice via a volume control. PDF of directions translated in each of the languages currently ed. A bilingual adult can read to student. Sets student s glossary. Students can open a glossary to view terms presented on the test that may be unfamiliar to them. By design, all students can access the English glossary word list as a universal tool, unless this is disabled ( None ) or overridden by another language. If a combination glossary is (e.g., English and Arabic or English and Russian), then the student will have access to both. If a single glossary is (e.g., Mandarin), Page 7

8 TDS_WL_TagalGlo ss TDS_WL_Ukrainia ngloss TDS_WL_Vietname segloss TDS_WL_ArabicGl oss&tds_wl_glos sary TDS_WL_Cantones egloss&tds_wl_g lossary TDS_WL_ESNGloss ary&tds_wl_glos sary TDS_WL_KoreanGl oss&tds_wl_glos sary TDS_WL_Mandarin Gloss&TDS_WL_Gl ossary TDS_WL_PunjabiG loss&tds_wl_glo ssary TDS_WL_RussianG loss&tds_wl_glo ssary TDS_WL_TagalGlo ss&tds_wl_gloss ary TDS_WL_Ukrainia ngloss&tds_wl_g lossary TDS_WL_Vietname segloss&tds_wl_ Glossary Filipino Ukrainian Vietnamese Arabic & English Cantonese & English Spanish & English Korean & English Mandarin & English Punjabi & English Russian & English Filipino & English Ukrainian & English Vietnamese & English then the student will only have access to that glossary. The English glossary will not be available. Select Filipino for students requiring Ilokano and Tagalog glossaries. These students can subsequently select the Filipino glossary in the TDS and receive each of the available translations in the Tagal family of languages. Note: The English glossary is available for both ELA and mathematics tests. Translated glossaries are available for mathematics tests only. Page 8

9 AA Translation Glossaries for Math Items (ET) (NON-EMBEDDED) NEDS_TArabic Translation Glossaries for math items is not Arabic NEDS_TCantonese Cantonese NEDS_TFilipino NEDS_TKorean NEDS_TMandarin NEDS_TPunjabi NEDS_TRussian NEDS_TSpanish Filipino Korean Mandarin Punjabi Russian Spanish NEDS_TUkrainian Ukrainian NEDS_TVietnamese Vietnamese AB Permissive Mode Permissive Mode disabled TDS_PM1 Permissive Mode enabled drop-down Translated glossaries are a language. Translated glossaries are provided for construct-irrelevant terms for math. Glossary terms are listed by item and include the English term and its translated equivalent. Select Filipino for students requiring Ilokano and Tagalog glossaries. These students can subsequently select the Filipino glossary in the TDS and receive each of the available translations in the Tagal family of languages. Permissive mode should be enabled for students who require access to approved accessibility software and/or devices in order to interact with the test (e.g., screen readers, magnifiers, speech-to-text, braille screen readers and refreshable braille displays, etc.). When permissive mode is disabled, the only application that can be open on the computer is the secure browser. Page 9

10 AC Print Size No default zoom applied TDS_PS_L1 1.5X TDS_PS_L2 1.75X TDS_PS_L3 2.5X TDS_PS_L4 AD Streamlined Interface Standard TDS_SLM1 3X Streamlined drop-down Sets student s print size. This is the print size the student should have when starting a test. The print size becomes the default for all items in that student s test. The default print size for all tests is 14 pt. The default font for ELA tests is Times New Roman. The default font for mathematics tests is Verdana. By default, all tests use the standard interface. This interface is compatible with all ed desktops and tablets. The streamlined interface presents the test in an alternate, simplified format in which the items are displayed below the stimuli. All tool and navigation buttons are on the bottom of the screen. Important: The streamlined interface is not intended to be tablet compatible. embedded Page 10

11 AE AF Stacked Translations and Translated Test Directions for Math (Embedded) Designated Supports Reminder to Turn Off Any Universal Tools AG Read Aloud in Spanish (Math) (N/A for CAA) AH Manipulatives for Alternate Assessment (NON-EMBEDDED) ESN TDS_REM NEDS_RA_Items_E SN NEDS_RA_Stimuli _ESN NEDS_RA_Items_S timuli_esn NEA_AddAltRSC Stacked Translations and Translated Test Directions for Math are not Stacked Translations and Translated Test Directions for Math are Reminder is not Reminder is Read Aloud in Spanish is not Read Aloud in Spanish for items is Read Aloud in Spanish for stimuli is Read Aloud in Spanish for items and stimuli is Manipulatives is not Manipulatives is drop-down Embedded translation of mathematics test items and directions, translated in Spanish. Test administrator receives a reminder to disable any universal tools that might be distracting or that students do not need to use, or are unable to use. Spanish text is read aloud to the student by a trained and qualified human reader who follows the administration guidelines provided in the Online Test Administration Manual and the readaloud guidelines. All or portions of the content may be read aloud. Provide additional CAA instructional s. Available for the CAA only. Page 11

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