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ICT KS3 SATS Tests Thread, What am I missing now? in United Kingdom (UK) Specific Forums; OK, DPS installed on clients, backend all installed, APS connection fine. Except - when students log onto the DPS, they ...
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    What am I missing now?

    OK, DPS installed on clients, backend all installed, APS connection fine.

    Except - when students log onto the DPS, they get the message that there are no tests installed on the machine.

    What haven't I done?

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    Re: What am I missing now?

    Not allocated the test packages to workstations or they're not installed properly. (EDIT: Whoops, on your APS: C:\Program Files\QCA Testing\Admin Point System\FILE_STORE\TPS)

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    Re: What am I missing now?

    I suspect that it's the allocation of test packages to workstations.

    Thing is, I've installed the DPS, NM did the APS and the Business/ICT bod here has done the rest (student data population, etc). Which one of us should've installed/allocated the test packages?

    (please let it not be me... :-D)

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    Re: What am I missing now?

    According to the manual, the Technical Manager. So yes, your NM, if they had been allocated to your school before he left

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    Re: What am I missing now?

    Fanbloomin'tastic. Oh well, if the thief of the notes returns them today, I'll log into the APS and have a look.

    Or I might just leave it another week and a half and tell the NM that it's imperative that he fixes it before the students return :-D

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    Re: What am I missing now?

    Quote Originally Posted by indiegirl
    tell the NM that it's imperative that he fixes it before the students return :-D
    Good plan :P

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    Re: What am I missing now?

    you need to log on, on each machine, onto the test thingy
    The CTRL-ALT-t

    Logon as a test manager.
    The final tab is "management"
    Goto updates (2nd Tab)
    and download the tests

    I found it took about 10mins per machine

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    Re: What am I missing now?

    "the test thingy" you mean the DPS on the individual machines, or onto the APS server itself?

    Test manager - will my elevated standard admin login do it?

    Sorry for daft Qs- this is what happens when the handover consists of "there's the notes and all you need to do is to install this software onto every machine"...

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    Re: What am I missing now?

    The tests can also be deployed via msi. The procedure is described in the KS3 ICT Test - Installation and Techical Guide Page 71-73, much quicker than logging on to each PC.

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    Re: What am I missing now?

    try downloading the tutorials from here you need to have a password, which your NM or school should have, to get to them though. If you haven't got a password you can get one sent to you but this takes a couple of days as I recall.
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    Re: What am I missing now?

    Indie girl

    If your not an exams manager (and why would you be!), just create one.
    Then log onto the dps of an individual machine.

    Sorry if I was "vague" before, it was lunch, and I couldn't get onto a machine!

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    Re: What am I missing now?

    Or you could do like I did and send the test out to the machines via group policy where it installs the test for you. ....oh wait, I was a bit late with that one.

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    Re: What am I missing now?

    OK, I've done some digging (now my notes have been returned to me).

    If I go into 'manage tests', and choose the test that the teacher was trying to run earlier, the attached file is what I see when I hit 'view pupil test status'.

    As you can see, the top student's test was supposed to run at 12.15 today. It was sat awaiting login. The second student's test is set for another time.

    Does this mean then that I was right and that the tests haven't been installed on the relevant machines?

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    Re: What am I missing now?

    You sure the students are not just going in via the PRACTICE tab. If you schedule a test and allocate pupils you have to print off the passwords and they log in via the first TEST tab. Thats the only way you can see them via a scheduled test on the flight deck.

    When you shedule the test you have to assign the allocated pupils to the test, but you also have to make sure that the tests are installed on the clients and the easiest way to do that is via an MSI as detailed in the manual.

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    Re: What am I missing now?

    That looks to me like you're on the APS, you need to be on the DPS for EACH machine to see if the tests are installed "locally" on the c: drive

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