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

November 23, 2022 | Assessment Update

This update contains articles on the following topics: November Q&A Session 2: Pretest Editing, Test Administration Training: Save the Date, December Q&A Session: Save the Date, Preparing for the ACCESS/Alternate ACCESS Testing Window, Pretest Editing in Test WES for MCA/MTAS Preparation, Upcoming Opportunities, Odds and Ends.

November 16, 2022 | Assessment Update

This update contains articles on the following topics: November Q&A Session 2: Pretest Editing, MCA Supports for Students with Dyslexia, Test Security Training: Options and Documentation, Required Distribution of Individual Student Reports (ISRs), WIDA Supported System Requirements, Upcoming Opportunities, Odds and Ends, and Tech Update.

November 9, 2022 | Assessment Update

This update contains articles on the following topics: WIDA Accounts, Additional Assessment Data Available, Upcoming Opportunities, and Odds and Ends.

November 2, 2022 | Assessment Update

This update contains articles on the following topics: November Q&A Session 1: Training Preparation, Alternate ACCESS Field Test – Test Administrator Manual Updates, Upcoming Opportunities, Odds and Ends.

October 26, 2022 | Assessment Update

This update contains articles on the following topics: MCA/MTAS Student Result Labels Additional Reprint, 2022–23 Accessibility and Accommodations Updates for ACCESS/Alternate ACCESS.

October 19, 2022 | Assessment Update

This update contains articles on the following topics: Required Distribution of Individual Student Reports (ISRs), Student Data Privacy, User Account Management in PearsonAccess Next, Upcoming Opportunities.

October 12, 2022 | Assessment Update

This update contains articles on the following topics: New DAC Orientation, October Q&A Session: DAC Roles and Yearly Overview, and Odds and Ends.

October 5, 2022 | Assessment Update

This update contains articles on the following topics: New DAC Orientation, District Testing Calendar Reminder, Statewide Testing Participation for Students with IEPs or 504 Plans, Deadline for MCA and MTAS Late Score Entry or Rescore Requests, and Deadline to Apply to be a MTAS Field Auditor.

September 28, 2022 | Assessment Update

This update contains articles on the following topics: Procedures Manual for 2022–23, Benchmark Achievement Level Descriptors on Testing 1, 2, 3, , 2022–23 College Entrance Exam Requirement, Central Office Services Service Device (COS-SD) Update, October Tech WIDA Q&A Webinars, Odds and Ends, Upcoming Opportunities, and Tech Update.

September 21, 2022 | Assessment Update

This update contains articles on the following topics: New DAC Orientation: Registration, District Test Security Procedure Reviews, Apply to be an MTAS Field Auditor, Reimbursements for College Entrance Exams, Data and Assessment Literacy (MnDAL) Online Learning Modules for Teachers, Science MCA Test Materials, Odds and Ends.

September 14, 2022 | Assessment Update

This update contains articles on the following topics: District Assessment Coordinator Trainings and Q&A Sessions (2022–23), Service Available for Spring 2023 MCA and MTAS: Regularly Scheduled Extracts to SIS and Data Warehouse Vendors, Translation Procedures, Alternate ACCESS for ELLs Field Test in 2023, New Resource for Using Science Results during Academic Standards Revision, Odds and Ends.

September 7, 2022 | Assessment Update

This update contains articles on the following topics: Deadline This Friday: Reimbursement Requests, Student Assessment History Report, ACCESS/Alternate ACCESS Updates and Resources, Invitation to Math Teachers and Teachers of Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities (repeat).

August 31, 2022 | Assessment Update

This update contains articles on the following topics: Final Assessment Results Data, Benchmark Reports Coming Soon, Family Resources, Educator Edition, Odds and Ends.

August 24, 2022 | Assessment Update

This update contains articles on the following topics: Final Assessment Results Release Tomorrow, Final Individual Student Reports Delivery, Invitation to Math Teachers and Teachers of Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities, 2024–25 State Testing Calendar.

August 17, 2022 | Assessment Update

This update contains articles on the following topics: Final Assessment Results Release, Final Individual Student Reports Delivery, Updating DAC Assignments in MDE-ORG, Odds and Ends.

August 10, 2022 | Assessment Update

This update contains articles on the following topics: Assessment Results Remain Embargoed, Student Assessment History Report Rollover, Entering Reimbursement Requests in GRR, Federal Testing Grant Awards Public Comment, Odds and Ends.

August 3, 2022 | Assessment Update

This update contains articles on the following topics: Release of Test Results Summary, August Q&A Webinar for New DACs, Historical Growth Z-Score Data Leaving Academic Rosters August 8, New Monthly Newsletter: Educator Edition, Odds and Ends.

July 27, 2022 | Assessment Update

This update contains articles on the following topics: Release of Test Results Summary Delayed, New DAC Reporting Training 2, Accountability System Updates and Key Dates, District Testing Calendar, PearsonAccess Next Reports: Planned Unavailability, Odds and Ends, Upcoming Opportunities.

July 20, 2022 | Assessment Update

This update contains articles on the following topics: New DAC Reporting Training 2, Embargoed Test Results Summary, Entering Reimbursement Requests in GRR, WIDA Secure Portal Enhancements, Upcoming Opportunities.

July 13, 2022 | Assessment Update

This update contains articles on the following topics: MDE Employment Opportunity: Standards Implementation Manager, July Q&A Webinar for New DACs,, Confirm Shipping Address for Final Reports, New Pathways to Exit EL Status, PearsonAccess Next Reports: Planned Unavailability, ACCESS/Alternate ACCESS: 2022–23 Technology Documentation, Call for Assessment Inventory Examples to Spotlight Districts and Schools, Upcoming Opportunities, Tech Update.