Eduphoria users with the Aware right of Manage Student Supports may assign testing supports to students through a few different methods.
For instance, if you are assigning supports for students for the first time, or have many support changes to make (such as at the beginning of the school year or new semester), follow the Mass Assigning Test Supports guide below.
Users may also assign supports manually, which is most useful when there are only a few changes to be made (such as when a new student joins the class). To assign supports individually to students, jump to Individual Student Supports.
Finally, users can upload student supports from a TestHound export file.
Note: The online testing system checks for student supports when entries are generated for the test. An entry is where the student’s answer data is stored and are generated in three ways:
- An administrator starts online testing from the Assessments tab.
- The answer sheet PDF is generated.
- A teacher marks a test to be proctored online in the Test Available section.
If you need to make changes to testing supports, do it before the entries are generated, or you will need to clear the entries so that the new supports are picked up. Entries are cleared by:
- Selecting Delete Answer Sheets under Administration, and selecting specific students to clear just their entries.
- Selecting Clear All Answer Sheets under Administration to remove all entries.
Note: Clearing entries will also permanently remove all data associated with the entry. If students have taken the test or answer sheets have been printed, removing the entry will permanently remove the data and invalidate the printed answer sheet.
Eduphoria recommends that all online tests be set to Teachers under Online Testing Proctor Controls on the Online tab. This gives teachers the greatest control over support management.
Mass Assigning Testing Supports
Step 1: Download the CSV template linked at the bottom of this article, and enter the required support information for the appropriate students. In the CSV template, place a “1” in each field to activate the support and a “0” or blank space to leave the support deactivated.
Note: The CSV template has all data fields correctly labeled. The math sections must read "math", not "mathematics".
Step 2: To mass upload and assign testing supports for students, select the Students tab in Aware Classic. Then, select Upload Student Support Status.
Step 3: Select ChooseFile, find the CSV file, then select Open.
Note: Leaving the box next to Do NOT override blanks in file and set to 0 empty means the system will overwrite blanks and input a 0, turning the support off. To disable this function, please select the box.
Step 4: Select Upload. This file contains Reading and Writing as subject areas to align specific supports for students.
Assigning Individual Student Supports
Step 1: Navigate to a student profile in Aware.
Step 2: Select the General tab on the student profile, then select the appropriate checkboxes for each subject under Student Supports. When complete, select Update.
Student Supports Report
The Student Supports Report may be accessed by an administrator through the Reports button on the Analyze tab. This report can be run for an entire district or for individual campuses.
For more information about student supports, check out these resources.
Student Support Template: