Several changes have been made to the Smarter Balanced Technology Readiness Tool (TRT) in January 2013 to support readiness reports and school exception reports.
Device and Network Readiness Reports
The Device Indicators and Network Indicators reports (under the Results & Indicators tab) will show a percentage of “readiness” in the following ranges: 0%-25% (red), 26-50% (orange), 51%-75% (yellow), and 76%-100% (green).
Since some of the Smarter Balanced minimum system requirements do not align directly to existing TRT options, previously submitted Mac OS X 10.1-10.5, Linux, and Chrome devices will need to be updated to new operating system options before the Device Indicator report will be accurate. Similarly, devices with less than 512 MB of memory need to be updated to new memory options before the Device Indicator report will be accurate.
|Option Value Prior to Jan 2013||Conversion Value (Post Jan 2013)|
|Mac OS X 10.1 - 10.5||Mac OS X 10.4.3|
|Mac OS X 10.6 - 10.7||Mac OS X 10.6|
|Linux Ubuntu||Linux Ubuntu v9 - 12|
|Linux Fedora||Linux Fedora v1 - 5|
|Google Chrome v19|
|Less than 512 MB (RAM)||256 MB|
Reference the Devices File Import Layout for specific information on the new operating system and memory options.
The readiness reports are run as a daily batch process during non-business hours. Changes to devices or school readiness survey data will not be reflected until the following day.
"School Complete" Checkbox
A separate method to mark the “school complete” checkbox has been implemented. Previously, the “school complete” checkbox was the first question in the School Survey Questions section. For this release, the section has been renamed to Readiness Survey Questions, and the “school complete” checkbox has been removed from the section. Instead, use the new Mark Data Entry Complete option under the Setup tab when you are ready to mark a school as complete.
School Exception Reports
There is a new option, School Exception Report, under the Results & Indicators tab. The report has various options to allow a district-level user to identify schools that are in various stages of TRT completion. For example, an exception report can be run to identify schools that have submitted device information, but have not submitted Readiness Survey Questions information. The reports are run as a daily batch process during non-business hours.