Eduphoria users who also use TestHound may export a file from TestHound and import it into Aware to manage student support statuses. Tests that are in a Pending state before you import the TestHound file will have their student supports updated where applicable. Active tests will not see any changes.
Note: A TestHound import applies to STAAR-tested subjects and corresponding grade levels only.
Step 1: To do so, navigate to the Data Integration menu item in TestHound, then download the accommodation file.
Note: When downloading the TestHound file, please refrain from opening the file prior to importing into Aware. Opening the file will cause the leading zeros to be dropped, which will impede the data from importing correctly.
Step 2: Navigate to the Students tab in Aware after downloading the file, then select Upload Student Support Status.
Step 3: Select Choose File, then upload the exported TestHound file. Importing this file will automatically override existing files for tested subject areas only. (Only the data coming in from TestHound will be replaced with the new updated file information.)
Note: The option below that says DO NOT Override blanks in a file and set to 0 only applies for manually created data files, not files from TestHound. There is no need to check this box for a TestHound import.
The following supports are included in this import:
- Content Clarifiers
- Spelling Assistance
- Spanish Interface
Note: The Spanish Interface student support only adapts the Aware interface into Spanish, not test questions and answers. Teachers must still provide a Spanish-translated test.
This import allows for supports to be added to Math, Science, Social Studies, Writing, ELA, and Reading. TestHound codes the courses as ELA = grades 9-12, Reading = grades 3-8, and Writing = grades 3-8.
Note: If your district had supports established for ELA, then they will remain consistent and also apply identical to Reading and Writing. This follows the previous functionality of student supports.
Aligning Assessments by Subject Area
Moving forward, it is crucial to align the subject area of the assessment based on the student supports that are needed. For example, the assessment below has Writing as the subject area. Therefore, this assessment will pick up student supports for Writing only. Reading and ELA will function the same way.
If the test subject is ELA, set ELA supports.
If the test subject is Reading, set Reading supports.
If the test subject is Writing, set Writing supports.
Managing Supports for Non-Tested Subjects
When completing an ARD meeting, ensure someone on the committee has the right to Manage Student Supports. When a student support is enabled from the student's profile, all future content area assessments will have the supports enabled. Learn more about assigning rights to users.
For larger school districts, the staff member who has the capability to upload student support statuses has the option to create an initial import for non-tested subject areas and grade levels.
Reimporting Student Supports
Any time a change is made after an initial import is completed, including updating information after ARD meetings or at the start of a school year, students' tested subject areas will be updated to reflect the import. Non-tested subjects will not be overridden.
Refer to the section Managing Supports for Non-Tested Subjects for information about setting supports. Only the tested subjects will be overridden on a new import.