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

December 6, 2017 | Assessment Update

This update contains articles on the following topics: Pretest Editing Opening in Test WES, Preparing for ACCESS, December Q&A Webinar for New DACs, Assessment and Accountability Reporting, Can ACCESS Date Be Used to Predict MCA Prificiency?

November 29, 2017 | Assessment Update

This update contains articles on the following topics: Pretest Editing in Test WES, Posttest Editing Shortened Window Pilot, Test Security Checklists Option, MTAS Resources and Trainings Available, Updated Parent Refusal Form, Upcoming Training Opportunities.

November 22, 2017 | Assessment Update

This update contains articles on the following topics: 2017-2018 Procedures Manual Now Available, ACCESS and Alternate ACCESS for ELLs, New Linguistic Supports, SLEDS K-12 Secure Reports, Upcoming Training Opportunities.

November 15, 2017 | Assessment Update

This update contains articles on the following topics: Procedures Manual Update, New DAC Q&A Registration and Schedule, Recently Arrived English Learners (RAELs), Upcoming Training Opportunities, Tech Update.

November 8, 2017 | Assessment Update

This update contains articles on the following topics: ACCESS Training Registration, ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 Writing Field Test, New Resources for ACCESS for ELLs, Upcoming Training Opportunities.

November 1, 2017 | Assessment Update

This update contains articles on the following topics: Changes for the 2017–18 Test Administrations, Draft Important Dates for 2017–18, Archived Assessment Updates, New Option for Reporting Groups in PearsonAccess Next, Upcoming Training Opportunities.

October 25, 2017 | Assessment Update

This update contains articles on the following topics: Changes to the Training Management System and Test Security Training, Preparing for Testing Resources, DAC Resources Checklist, Upcoming Training Opportunities.

October 18, 2017 | Assessment Update

This update contains articles on the following topics: New DAC Q&A Registration, Longitudinal Reporting Training, Deadline to Request Late Score Entry, Upcoming Training Opportunities, Tech Update.

October 11, 2017 | Assessment Update

This update contains articles on the following topics: Opportunites for New DACs, Legislative Changes Regarding College Entrance Exam.

October 4, 2017 | Assessment Update

This update contains articles on the following topics: 2017–2018 WIDA Resources and Materials Now Available, Civics Test Requirement, Registration for Fall Webinar for DACs, Upcoming Training Opportunities.

September 27, 2017 | Assessment Update

This update contains articles on the following topics: 2017 Legislative Changes Regarding College Entrance Exams, Updates to Scores for ACCESS and Alternate ACCESS, ISR Distribution and Resources, PearsonAccess Next: Changes, Updates, and Additional Resources, Upcoming Training Opportunities.

September 20, 2017 | Assessment Update

This update contains articles on the following topics: College Entrance Exam Reimbursements, Fall Webinar for DACs, Benchmark Reports, 2017–2018 College Entrance Exam Administration, Student Assessment History Report, Upcoming Training Opportunities.

September 13, 2017 | Assessment Update

This update contains articles on the following topics: New DAC Orientation, Testing Calendar Requirements, Updating Contacts in MDE-ORG, Translations in the Minnesota Report Card.

September 6, 2017 | Assessment Update

This update contains articles on the following topics: Reimbursement Request Deadline in GRR, Science Simulation Pilot, ACCESS for ELLs Training Opportunities, Pearson Help Desk, PearsonAccess Next Reporting, Student Assessment History Report.

August 30, 2017 | Assessment Update

This update contains articles on the following topics: Testing Calendar Requirements, 2017­–2018 College Entrance Exam Requirements, and Removal of Reporting Groups in PearsonAccess Next.

August 23, 2017 | Assessment Update

This update contains articles on the following topics: Testing Calendar Requirements, Reimbursement Deadline in GRR, WIDA Webinars, WIDA Screener Update, Contact Information in MDE-ORG, PearsonAccess Next Changes, Longitudinal Reporting Focus Groups.

August 16, 2017 | Assessment Update

This update contains articles on the following topics: Testing Calendar Requirements, Updated Assurance of Test Security and Non-Disclosure, Science Simulation Project, and a Student Assessment History Report Reminder.

August 9, 2017 | Assessment Update

This update contains articles on the following topics: 2017 Assessment Results, Posttest Editing Discrepancies Report, Tips for Uploading Reimbursement Requests in GRR, and Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities.

August 2, 2017 | Assessment Update

This update contains articles on the following topics: 2017 Assessment Results, Reports in PearsonAccess Next and WIDA AMS, ACCESS Scores, WIDA Screener Webinar, GRR Reimbursement Reports Available, Student Assessment History Report Unavailable, New ESSA Presentation.