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

February 21, 2018 | Assessment Update

This update contains articles on the following topics: Tasks to Complete in PearsonAccess Next, Preparing Students for Testing, MTAS Test Administration, Alternative Assessment Waiver Process Discontinued, Pearson Reporting Group and Usability Study, Advisory Panelists Needed, Graduation Rate Release Update.

February 14, 2018 | Assessment Update

This update contains articles on the following topics: Accountability Windows, Scheduling ACCESS Domains, Deadlines for Optional Features in Test WES, Initial Test Materials Shipment, MDE Monitoring, Required District Test Security Procedure, Training Requirements, Enabling and Restoring User Accounts, February New DAC Q&A Webinar Registration, Alternate English Language Learning Assessment Project (ALTELLA), Graduation Rate Release.

February 7, 2018 | Assessment Update

This update contains articles on the following topics: 2017–18 Assessment and Accountability Reporting, Save the Date: February New DAC Q&A Webinar, Student Inactivity Timer in TestNav, Historical Student Data Now Available, Testing Calendar Requirements, MTAS Field Audits.

January 31, 2018 | Assessment Update

This update contains articles on the following topics: Pretest Editing Remains Open, Student Resources for MCA and MTAS, Online Preparation for MCA and MTAS, Update to Historical Student Data, Reporting Groups, DAC and AA Admin Access in TMS.

January 24, 2018 | Assessment Update

This update contains articles on the following topics: Preparing for ACCESS and Alternate ACCESS, Additional Information for the Rater Reliability for ACCESS, MCA and MTAS Resources Available, Reporting Groups in PearsonAccess Next, Historical Student Data in PearsonAccess Next, Upcoming Pearson Changes, Graphing Calculator Update, Advisory Panelists Needed, Pearson Video Trainings for New DACs.

January 17, 2018 | Assessment Update

This update contains articles on the following topics: Pretest Editing Deadline Approaching, ACCESS and Alternate ACCESS Test Materials Delivery, Rater Reliability for ACCESS Speaking Tests, New Feature in the TMS, Graphing Calculator on Touchscreen Devices, Guidelines for Scribe, Script, and Signed Interpretation, Rules for Invalidation Test/Accountability Codes, Retirement Announcement.

January 10, 2018 | Assessment Update

This update contains articles on the following topics: Pretest Editing Deadlines in Test WES, Resources for Preparing Students for ACCESS for ELLs, Training Courses Available in TMS, Word-to-Word Translations in PearsonAccess Next, Recently Arrived English Learners (RAELs).

January 3, 2018 | Assessment Update

This update contains articles on the following topics: Word-to-Word Translations, Preparing for ACCESS and Alternate ACCESS for ELLs, New DAC Q&A Webinar Registration, DAC Test Administration Training Registration, Updates to 2018 Reporting Groups for MCA and MTAS, Testing Calendar Requirements.

December 20, 2017 | Assessment Update

This update contains articles on the following topics: Pretest Editing Deadlines in Test WES, Save the Date: January New DAC Q&A Webinar, District Test Security Procedure Template, Minor Adjustments to the 2017 DSR/SSR.

December 13, 2017 | Assessment Update

This update contains articles on the following topics: Preparing for ACCESS for ELLs 2.0, Pretest Editing Open for Test WES, Save the Date for Test Administration Training, Updated DSR/SSR Reminder, Required District Test Security Procedure, Requirements for Students Turning 21

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.