Myaccess! Kākau Mei Nui Writing Matters Outcomes



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MYAccess!

Outcomes

  • Describe the main features of MY Access! and the rationale for use.
  • Understand how to successfully navigate MY Access! as a student and a teacher.
  • Use the features of MY Access! correctly.

What is MY Access!®

  • MY Access! ® School Edition is a Web-based, cross-curricular program that transforms writing instruction and assessment by applying superior artificial intelligence and linguistic technologies to the writing process.
  • Educators can make timely, data-driven decisions for successful differentiated instruction, and motivate students to write more frequently by providing them with immediate feedback.
  • It is equipped with more than 1,300 writing topics in math, science, language arts, and social studies that are aligned to the common core standards.
  • Main Features
  • Provides more than 1,300 prompts.
  • Access from any computer with internet access.
  • Produces formative and summative reports.
  • Allows one-to-one communication
  • For the teacher:
  • Main Features
  • Provides immediate, detailed, and developmentally
  • appropriate prescriptive feedback.
  • Accessible from any computer with internet access.
  • Presents a holistic and 6 Traits score instantly.
  • Communicate directly with the teacher.
  • For the student:

http://www.myaccess.com

  • Web address
  • Enter Your Username and password to login

Navigating MY Access!

  • Confirm login

Navigating MY Access!

  • Main Menu

Setting Up Your Classes

  • Edit and maintain all aspects of the groups you own you can:
    • create a group,
    • add or remove students,
    • View log in information
    • edit your group information,
    • add or remove assignments,
    • change group status, and
    • delete groups entirely.
  • Groups & Assignments

Setting Up Your Classes

  • Select the Create a Group button in the top right
  • Enter a name for the group in the top text field
  • Select your name for the owner
  • Period
  • Grade Level
  • Subject
  • Optional Information: description, room number, period, grade level
  • Click the button
  • Create a Group
  • SAVE

Setting Up Your Classes

  • Select Groups & Assignments
  • Find the group you want to add students and place the bullet next to the group name on the left
  • Click the Students icon on the right
  • The list on the left side of the screen shows the current members of the group and the list on the right shows all the student registered in MY Access!
  • Click the boxes next to the names of the students whom you wish to add to your group.
  • Click the SAVE button. The students that you selected will now appear on the left side of the screen.
  • Adding Students to a Group

Setting Up Your Classes

  • Activity
  • Create a group for each of your class periods.
  • Add the students to the appropriate class periods.

Setting Up Your Classes

  • View Student Login Information
  • You can view the login information for each student by
  • clicking the View Student Login Information button at the
  • top of the screen.

Assignments

  • Adding an Assignment
  • You can add assignments for a specific group or your entire roster
  • and here’s how …
    • Select from the tool bar
    • Locate the group you want to add an assignment and place a bullet next to the group name on the left.
    • Click on the icon to the right
    • Click the in the lower right-hand corner of the screen. A new screen will appear with the assignment wizard, allowing you to choose an essay prompt and customize the essay options.
  • or return to the Group Management screen, click the
  • button at the bottom.
  • Assignment
  • Group & Assignments
  • Add Prompt

Assignments

  • Selecting a Prompt
  • You can choose an essay prompt and customize the essay options, just
  • follow these steps …
    • Select the grade level.
    • Select the type of prompts (genres).
  • Select Prompt
  • To choose a prompt, click the button.
  • Search

Assignments

  • Availability Settings
  • You can set the start and end date for each assignment and the
  • number of submissions.
    • Use the group list on the right to select which group(s) you wish to assign the prompt.
    • Select the number of submission you will allow and the start/end date.
  • Setup Scoring
  • Click the button to proceed to the next step of the wizard.

Assignments

  • Setup Scoring
    • Use the bullet points at the top to select either a 4 or 6 point rubric.
    • Select what scores you would like to appear in the score.
  • Step 5: Setup Feedback
  • Click the button to proceed to the next step of the wizard.
  • Assignments
  • Setup feedback
    • Select the desired MYTutor setting from the left-hand side of the screen
    • Use the dropdown to select an appropriate feedback readability level for the students.
    • Use the button five check boxes to select which traits you wish to provide feedback on in the MYTutor section.
  • Step 6: Add Tools
  • To proceed to the next step of the wizard, click
  • the button

Assignments

  • Save and Assign
  • Add Tools
  • You can select prewriting tools and reference features you want to enable for students to access.
  • When you are finished selecting the tools, click the
  • button.
  • You MUST click SAVE AND ASSIGN to lock-in this assignment for your class.

Assignments

  • Activity
  • Chose a prompt from the list provided. This will be your pre/post for the next three years.
  • Add the prompt to all your groups.
  • Setup the availability:
      • Submissions allowed: 1
      • Start Date: October
      • End Date: October
  • Scoring and readability:
      • 6 point scale
      • All scores are to appear in the report
      • Readability in student view: on

Assignments

  • Activity
  • Feedback Setup
      • All Domains
      • DO NOT Enable MY Editor
  • Uncheck all
  • Check Timer
  • Special Instructions: You are half way there, remember to proof read your essay.
  • Warning Message: You have 5 minutes left.
  • Duration: 30 minutes

Let’s Review

  • What are some key features of MY Access! for TEACHERS?
  • Think
  • Turn to your left and discuss

Student View

  • Topic: Log In and Home Screen
  • Questions/Main Ideas Notes
  • What is the site
  • address?
  • How do I log in?
  • What is Snapshot Report?
  • What does the message center do and how can it help students?
  • Log in at http://myaccess.com/
  • Enter user name and Password.
  • Click Welcome Page.
  • Click Yes, this information is correct.
  • The report shows the student’s progress over time. It is updated weekly and is based on: focus, content development, organization, language use, mechanics & conventions.
  • The student’s performance is scored as below proficient, proficient, and advanced.
  • The Message Center will auto-alert the student when you add a comment. The message will disappear once you read it.
  • How do students start writing to the prompt?
  • How do students resume an assignment on another day?
  • How do students revise their work after a submitting an essay?
  • What is the difference between “save and finish later” and “submit essay”?
  • To begin writing, click start on the appropriate prompt.
  • Click on the resume button to come back to the essay. The resume will only work if you have not submitted your essay for scoring.
  • Essay may be revised as many times as you allow. All students have to do is click on start revision and then okay.
  • When students save and finish later the text will not be scored. When students are ready for their text to be scored, they must click on resume and submit essay.
  • Topic: Using the Tools
  • Questions/Main Ideas Notes
  • My Tutor
  • My Editor
  • Comments
  • Prewrite
  • Reference
  • Revision Plan
  • Style Tools
  • Spell Check
  • Thesaurus
  • Gives feedback on focus & meaning, organization, content &
  • development, language use, voice & style, and mechanics &
  • conventions.
  • Gives feedback on grammar, usage, style, and formatting.
  • Displays teacher feedback.
  • Provides numerous prewriting tools to help students organize.
  • Allows students to access numerous writing tools.
  • Describes the revision plan and goals, strategy, and reflection.
  • Allow students to change format, type, spacing, and style.
  • Check essay for spelling errors.
  • Offers definitions and synonyms.
  • Topic: Understanding your score and MY Tutor Revision Plan
  • Questions/Main Ideas Notes
  • What does the graph mean?
  • What is a revision plan and how do I use it?
  • Text was assessed based on the 6 traits of writing. The graph provide student a big picture of the overall quality of the essay.
  • Each revision plan is individualized to help students revise and improve their writing. It is organized by the 6 traits and displayed in the suggested order.
  • To access, click on the specific goal. To add to your revision plan, click on add to revision plan button.
  • Topic: Understanding your portfolio
  • Questions/Main Ideas Notes
  • What is My Portfolio?
  • How do I view the different parts of my portfolio?
  • A list of completed assignments & scores, Summary Report, My Tutor Feedback Report, My Editor Report, comments, and the Revision Plan for each assignment.
    • Filter Results allow you to decide what you want to see in the Portfolio.
    • Essay Action gives links to print/save summary and My Editor reports.
    • Summary Report provides a graphed summary of all summary reports.
    • My Editor Report helps you find possible errors and gives suggestions for improvement.
    • Scores show your holistic (big picture) scores.
    • Status indicates if your essay was scored, not scored, or flagged for inappropriate content.
  • Topic: Understanding your portfolio
  • Questions/Main Ideas Notes
  • How do students see their scores?
  • How do students view and print?
  • How do students view the MY Editor Report?
  • How do students view comments from the teacher?
  • What is “Writer’s Models”?
  • Click Scores next to the assignment to see holistic and trait
  • Scores. Red scores are from you.
  • Click view/print.
  • Click the check box next to the essay. At the top of the page students can select different options to help edit the text.
  • To view teacher comments, click on the comments button on portfolio page. A new window will open and show the date/time of each comment.
  • These are examples of student writing and are organized
  • according to the rubric. Models 1-3 are Below Proficient, 4-5 are proficient, and 6 is Advanced. Explanation is provided on how the models were scored.

Responding to a Prompt

  • Activity
  • Log in as the demo student assigned to you.
  • Go to assignments.
  • Start the pre prompt.
  • Submit your essay when you’re done.

Let’s Review

  • Turn to your right and discuss
  • 1. List the steps a student must go through to submit an essay for scoring.
  • 2. How do students revise an essay after it has been submitted for scoring?
  • 3. What is the difference between “save and finish later” and “submit essay”?
  • Turn to your left and discuss

Teacher View

  • Student Portfolios
  • The portfolio page allows you to view essays, scores, overall performance, and status. You can also generate parent letters, create and send comments, feedback, and email.
  • Select from the access bar
  • Student Portfolios
  • Select the group you would like to view and the date range from the dropdown menus at the top.
  • Click the button and your results will display in the bottom table
  • Go
  • You can use the dropdown menus to toggle between groups, or click on a student’s name to view his/her individual profile.

Student Portfolio

  • View/Print/Save
  • Delete
  • Parent Letter
  • Email
  • Summary Report
  • MY Editor Report
  • Comments
  • Revision Plan
  • Scores & Feedback

Student Portfolio

  • Activity
  • Run a Summary and My Editor reports.
  • Email a comment to the student regarding the essay.
  • Send a parent letter home.

Let’s Review

  • What are some key functions you can do under the student portfolio tab?
  • Turn to your right and discuss

Reports

  • The steps for producing each report are similar and here’s how…
  • 1. Click on the access bar
  • Reports
  • 2. Select the type of report you want to generate from the list of available reports by clicking on its button
  • 4. Click button to generate the report.
  • Submit
  • 3. Use the dropdown menus and selection lists to select the general report settings

Reports

  • Performance Summary: Shows the average performance overall (holistic score) and for each specific domain tested on one or more writing assignments.
  • Early Intervention: Groups students according to their performance on a specific writing assignment.
  • History: Show average performance over multiple assessments over time.

Reports

  • Activity
  • Data Team

Planning Your Instruction

  • Break into grade level/content area groups.
  • Review Planning Template 1.
  • Complete template as much as possible.

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