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An archive of the weekly update for District Assessment Coordinators from the Division of Statewide Testing.

October 21, 2020 | Assessment Update

This update contains articles on the following topics: DAC Q&A Webinar Registration, Open Positions on State Assessments Technology Work Group (SATWG), Day with DACs Recording, Assessment Life Cycle Modules Now Posted on Testing 1, 2, 3, Upcoming Opportunities, Tech Update.

October 15, 2020 | Assessment Update

This update contains articles on the following topics: Key Communications with Districts, New DAC Orientation: Handouts and Resources, WIDA Webinar: Test Scheduling, Educator Resources on PearsonAccess Next, Odds and Ends, Upcoming Opportunities.

October 7, 2020 | Assessment Update

This update contains articles on the following topics: Procedures Manual for 2020–21 and Related Documents, Statewide Assessments for 2020–21, Benchmark Achievement Level Descriptors (ALDs), Opportunity for ACCESS Review, Deadline for Late Score Entry or Rescore Requests, MDE Employment Opportunity: Communications Specialist in Statewide Student Assessment (repeat), Upcoming Opportunities, Tech Update.

September 30, 2020 | Assessment Update

This update contains articles on the following topics: Procedures Manual for 2020–21 and Related Documents, Infographics for DACs, WIDA Webinar, Day with DACs Survey, MDE Employment Opportunity: Communications Specialist in Statewide Student Assessment (repeat), Upcoming Opportunities, Tech Update.

September 23, 2020 | Assessment Update

This update contains articles on the following topics: MDE Employment Opportunity: Communications Specialist in Statewide Student Assessment, Reimbursements for College Entrance Exams, 2020–21 College Entrance Exam Requirement, Updated ACCESS/Alternate ACCESS DSR and SSR, WIDA Updates, Minnesota Assessment Life Cycle Training Course, SIS and Data Warehouse Vendors: Scheduled Extracts (repeat), Upcoming Opportunities, Tech Update.

September 16, 2020 | Assessment Update

This update contains articles on the following topics: Virtual New DAC Orientation: Registration, Benchmark Achievement Level Descriptors (ALDs), Required Delivery of Individual Student Reports (ISRs), WIDA Webinars, SIS and Data Warehouse Vendors: Scheduled Extracts, NAEP 2021 Update.

September 9, 2020 | Assessment Update

This update contains articles on the following topics: Deadline This Friday: Reimbursement Requests, Day with DACs: Registration, Virtual New DAC Orientation: Save the Dates, DAC Resources Available, ACCESS Resources, ACCESS Scoring Appeal Requests.

September 2, 2020 | Assessment Update

This update contains articles on the following topics: College Entrance Exam Reimbursement Requests, DAC Resource: MDE Webinars and Trainings, WIDA Webinar: Welcome Back, Key Communication with Districts, Regularly Scheduled Extracts to SIS and Data Warehouse Vendors, Science MCA-IV Test Specifications Are Available.

August 26, 2020 | Assessment Update

This update contains articles on the following topics: 2020 Extended ACCESS Testing Window Reminder, College Entrance Exam Reimbursement Requests, Student Assessment History Report Rollover, District Testing Calendar, Odds and Ends, Upcoming Opportunities, Tech Update.

August 19, 2020 | Assessment Update

This update contains articles on the following topics: 2020 Extended ACCESS Testing Window Important Dates, Final Reports Delivery and Resources, Test Specifications Development Committee: Alternate MCA.

August 12, 2020 | Assessment Update

This update contains articles on the following topics: Student Assessment History Report Rollover; 2020 Statewide Assessment Reporting Reminders; Final Reports Delivery; Save the Date: Day with DACs; 2020–21 WIDA Q&A Webinar Schedule; Preparing for Science MCA-IV; Upcoming Opportunities.

August 5, 2020 | Assessment Update

This update contains articles on the following topics: Spring 2020–21 Assessment Guidance; District Testing Calendar; Teaching and Learning Led by Evidence Webinar Series; Upcoming Opportunities.

July 29, 2020 | Assessment Update

This update contains articles on the following topics: 2020 Extended ACCESS Testing Window Participation; College Entrance Exam Reimbursement Requests; PearsonAccess Next Reporting; New Report Focusing on American Indian Students; Tech Update.

July 22, 2020 | Assessment Update

This update contains an article on the following topic: 2020 Extended ACCESS Testing Window

July 15, 2020 | Assessment Update

This update contains articles on the following topics: WIDA Webinar: ACCESS Speaking Domain, Planned Outage for PearsonAccess Next Reports.

July 8, 2020 | Assessment Update

This update contains articles on the following topics: Updated ACCESS and Alternate ACCESS District and School Student Results Files, Guidance for Using Student-Level Data Reminder, College Entrance Exam Reimbursement Requests.

July 1, 2020 | Assessment Update

This update contains articles on the following topics: Feedback Needed: Alternate Assessment Redesign, WIDA AMS Changes, Tech Update.

June 24, 2020 | Assessment Update

This update contains articles on the following topics: District and School Student Results (DSR/SSR) Now Available, June New DAC Q&A Webinar, ACCESS and Alternate ACCESS Score Interpretation Resources, ACT Testing in July, Using Data to Promote Multilingual Learning Achievement.