The Carry out Assessments tab provides the option to download different versions of the assessment. The two main options are the Non-Web Version and the Web-Only Version (the Dual version should only be used under specific circumstances).
Set up the Web-Only Version
To set up the Web-Only version of the CABT (Computer Adaptive Baseline Test) go to:
Assessment Admin > Computer Assessments > 3: Set up the Assessments > Carry out Assessments and select Web-Only Version.
This will take you to the Web Delivered Assessment for CABT page for the current testing year.
You can click here to download the assessment shortcut to the computer, or copy and paste the shortcut
to a local drive to install on the computer desktops.
Students should click on the shortcut and then click Next to select their name from the Candidate List to
begin the assessment.
Set up the Non-Web Version
If you have used the Non-Web version of the MidYIS CABT before, you need to remove all
previous software and response files (marked with a .xen extension). Assessment links are only valid for the current testing year.
For the Non-Web version, download the assessment software by going to Assessment Admin >
Computer Assessments > 3: Set up the Assessments > Carry out Assessments. Then select the Non-
Unzip the Software and Configuration files to your local area network.
Download the Non-Web software by double clicking on the CABT-EW_YYYY_0001 icon.
To extract the assessment files and CABT Manager, click Extract all.
Select a Destination for the Non-Web software and Extract Files
To start the assessments click on the circle icon for CABT_EW _YYYY_0001, and then click Run.
Note: the folder must be on a mapped drive (e.g. P:\ where P can be any letter) and must not be a UNC
path (e.g. \\myserver). If the assessment will be running on a computer with no network connection then
this folder should be located on the local computer.
Grant modify access to student accounts so that student response files can be saved on your local network.
Set up a shortcut to the assessment. A passkey is required for each year group to access the assessments
and this can be found on the Carry out Assessments page.
When you have set access privileges for your students and created the shortcut(s), you should then trial
the assessment as described below.
What a student will see
This document will show what the student will see when they take their assessment.
Main points (Standard time version)
MidYIS CABT (Computer Adaptive Baseline Test) is a single timed assessment and includes the following adaptive sections, running order indicated by the numbers:
- (1) Vocabulary (lasting a maximum of 10 minutes)
- (2) Mathematics (lasting a maximum of 25 minutes)
Additional Non-Adaptive sections:
- (3) Skills (including Proof Reading and Speed and Accuracy) (lasting 5 minutes)
- (4) Non-Verbal (including Cross Sections, Block Counting, Pictures) (lasting 15 minutes)
The assessments have no sound.
Instructions and example questions are given at the start of each section so a student is aware of what they are expected to do and how long they have to answer as many questions as they can. If a student gives an incorrect answer to an example question they will be told what the correct answer is.
When the section time is reached the section will end regardless of whether a student has finished, this is by design.
Students will not be told if they have given a correct or incorrect answer when the module assessed questions begin.
What you will need:
- The CABT Assessment Link (Computer Adaptive Baseline Test)
- The Assessment passkey (the passkey is unique to the year group (grade) but is the same for every student in that grade)
Running CEM CABT - What you will see when the Assessment link is selected
Selecting the assessment link will launch the test.
- First thing a student will be asked to do is enter the assessment Passkey. The passkey is not case sensitive.
- Enter the passkey into the text box and click Remember the passkey is unique to the Grade but the same for every student in that grade.
- The CABT test will launch
- Click the Next
- The student will choose their name from the grid. Once they choose their name the next page will automatically be displayed. This screen will display the name the student has chosen and the test they are about to take.
- Click Next. Final page before the test will begin. The student clicks the Start button to begin.
- The title page of the first test section will be shown. The student clicks the Next
- Each section begins with a summary page followed by the example questions. When the final example question has been answered the student will see the final page detailing the time they have to complete the section. When they click the Next button the section will begin.
- When the student reaches the end of the test this message will be displayed
- The test is finished and the browser can now be closed.
What if something goes wrong?
Using the fully online version there is always the risk that an internet connection may be broken. This may result in the automatic transfer of a student’s test responses file being unable to be transferred to CEM when the test is completed.
If this happens a message will be displayed on screen to say that the transfer of the completed assessment file has failed.
Don’t worry the results can be returned to us manually.
You will be prompted to save the results file somewhere on your computer. We would recommend saving the file to your computer desktop or documents folder, and rename it as the name of the student.
This file can then be emailed to your school. The file should have a .CSF ending.