What is the Testing Window?

The Testing Window is the total number of days that will be dedicated to testing. The Testing Window is hard-coded per PARCC recommendations to 20 days.

I have a rating of “6″ (Not Ready) in Network Readiness, yet I have plenty of bandwidth at my school. What’s going on?

A School Network Readiness Rating of 6 for a school that seems to have sufficient bandwidth for testing is almost always a sign that one or more of the Test Locations has insufficient Wireless Access Point (WAP) capacity to support the devices at that location that connect wirelessly. Check the Test Location List screen for […]

What are WAP Capacity and WAP Readiness?

One bottleneck that has occurred for many schools in states that were early adopters of computer-based testing was caused by overcrowding of wireless access points or WAPs. In NJTRAx, we look at wireless access point readiness at each location where testing will take place, even if that location is a laptop or cart. The capacity […]

If the district plans to shape network traffic during the assessment window by limiting access to the network and/or by allocating a specific amount of bandwidth for assessment devices, can these projected network figures be used instead of using current network figures?

As long as the district is confident that the projected network figures represent the reality of the network during the assessment window, then using these figures would be acceptable.

How do I determine the percentage of IP Bandwidth in use in my school?

Determining the percentage of IP bandwidth available to your school can be tricky. Here are a few approaches labeled Bad, Good and Better. Bad. Guess. Good. If your district does not throttle or apportion bandwidth to schools, use the district percentage of use as the school percentage of use. Good. If you have a fixed […]

How do I determine the percentage of Internet Bandwidth that is used for normal, everyday traffic?

To begin, know that it is virtually impossible to perfectly calculate the level of use of IP bandwidth at any level. There are many factors that impact your use at any given time, some beyond your control. But even though IP bandwidth use is an estimate, we want to give the best estimate that we […]

How do I determine my Internet Bandwidth at the district level?

The short answer to this question is to ask your Internet Service Provider (ISP). Be sure to ask them for your minimum guaranteed bandwidth. Some cable companies, for example, will provide a contract for 20 Mbps (Megabits per second), but allow access to a bit more bandwidth if their network is quiet. Your estimate should […]

Where did the NJTRAx data for my school or district come from?

The initial data in NJTRAx were imported from the NJ Broadband Survey and the PARCC Technology Readiness Tool (PARCC/TRT).

How do I delete users?

To delete a user in NJTRAx, simply go to the user list as described above and click on the username of the user you wish to delete. At the bottom of the user record, click the red Delete button.

How do I edit a user in NJTRAx?

To edit a user in NJTRAx, simply go to the user list as described above and click on the username of the user you wish to edit. Upon completing the edits, click “Update and Close.” The most common edits you will make involve changing a user’s Associations with a district and/or school. To remove an […]