We offer two versions of the tests — one with fully functional technology enhanced item types and the other as a static paper and printer ready test. As the VDOE releases new tests in the future we will be sure to add them to our library.
ROSworks’ new report interface is designed to fit your custom reporting needs. Now when you go to fetch your data you will find any report templates you have saved readily accessible from the main reports page. This ensures that if there are reports you run on a daily, weekly, monthly or even semi-annual basis, their format will be saved and ready to go for any future tests you run reports for.
ROS now offers you the option to make assignments homework-ready by allowing for students to have multiple log-ins and attempts at questions when working on their coursework. This means that they can continue to attempt problems until they are satisfied and confident in their results.
In order to enable this option for your students, navigate to the Test Info page for your assignment, click on the “Edit Security Options” button, and make sure you choose “Multiple sessions, useful for homework”. And voila, homework assigned!
Not only does our online testing environment visually simulate that which students will see on their end of year tests, but we also offer them the same feel and functionality. ROS makes sure students have the opportunity to utilize tools on their assessments such as the Eliminator, Highlighter, Compass, Straight Edge, Rulers, Calculator, Periodic Table and more.
Make sure when you are administering assessments in ROS that you remember to turn these tools on for your students. You can do so by navigating to the Test Info page and clicking on the “Edit Online Tools Options” button. Keep in mind, not all tools are useful on all tests, grades and subject areas — so make sure to pick and choose accordingly!
Reports Online System has Technologically Enhanced Item (TEI) types now available. We currently have nearly 6,000 TEI items available for use in four subject areas.
ROS’ Technology Enhanced Items give users access to a variety of the following item types:
The TEI items are available through your ROS Library section and the Test Assembler, to be added to tests and used in ROS like all other test content. Your ROS Library is available through the “Library” tab at the top right of every page, where you'll find the TEI items in the section “TEI Items - Virginia”. The items can also be viewed and added to tests individually through the Test Assembler, as you would add any other item from the Tests for Higher Standards banks or the State Released Tests bank. The Test Assembler is available from the Test Info page of the test you would like to add TEIs to, by clicking the “gear” button () at the bottom of the Test Info Table then selecting “Assembler”.
We invite you to view our TEI Showcase Video which highlights some examples of our TEIs and their functionality within ROS. Although not all possible examples of TEIs are shown, it does give a good representative sample of what our content creators are doing.
If you have any questions regarding our TEI items please do not hesitate to call or email. Keep in mind that you are able to access these items and experiment with them in your own accounts now. Please feel free to try them out and get acquainted with them.
You can access the Equation Editor by navigating to Test Edit and clicking on the Sigma symbol on the far right side of the tool bar, labeled “Add MathML Formula”. From there you will find you have the ability to pick from symbols and functions used in algebra, geometry, calculus, trigonometry and more. You can add fractions (in many formats), square roots, formulas, trigonometric functions, angles, and many geometric shapes.
We encourage you to experiment with the Equation Editor and find out more about what it can do!