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

January 16, 2019 | Assessment Update

This update contains articles on the following topics: Pretest Editing Deadlines in Test WES, ACCESS and Alternate ACCESS for ELLs Paper Test Materials, Online Preparation for the MCA and MTAS Administrations, Upcoming DAC Trainings from Pearson, PearsonAccess Next DAC and AA Admin Access in TMS, Enabling and Restoring PearsonAccess Next User Accounts, Student Tutorial in PearsonAccess Next, 2018–19 College Entrance Exam Requirement, Employment Opportunity at MDE.

January 09, 2019 | Assessment Update

This update contains articles on the following topics: DAC Test Administration Training Preparation, Training Requirements in TMS, Preparing for ACCESS and Alternate ACCESS for ELLs, WIDA AMS Test Setup, Pretest Editing Deadlines in Test WES, District Testing Calendars, Translated Word Lists in PearsonAccess Next, Data SIG Webinar, Tech Update.

December 19, 2018 | Assessment Update

This update contains articles on the following topics: January New DAC Q&A Webinars, Preparing for ACCESS and Alternate ACCESS for ELLs, Attemptedness Criteria Update for Alternate ACCESS for ELLs, PearsonAccess Next DAC and AA Admin Access in TMS, Enabling and Restoring PearsonAccess Next User Accounts, NAEP 2019 Information for Districts with Selected Schools, Tech Update.

December 12, 2018 | Assessment Update

This update contains articles on the following topics: Pretest Editing Open in Test WES, WIDA AMS Tasks, DAC Test Administration Training Registration, Alternate Assessments, Important Update about Minnesota Report Card, Additional Released Items, WIDA Scale Score to Proficiency Lookup Tables Available, Data SIG Meetings.

December 5, 2018 | Assessment Update

This update contains articles on the following topics: Pretest Editing in Test WES, WIDA AMS Tasks, New DAC Q&A Webinar, DAC Resources, ACCESS and Alternate ACCESS Training Requirements, District Testing Calendars, Tech Update.

November 28, 2018 | Assessment Update

This update contains articles on the following topics: Preparing for ACCESS and Alternate ACCESS for ELLs, Pretest Editing in Test WES, Alternate Assessments, Important Updates about Minnesota Report Card, Update to Additional Student Assessment Data Available.

November 21, 2018 | Assessment Update

This update contains articles on the following topics: District Test Security Procedure, Test Security Training Now Available, Additional Student Assessment Data Available, Minnesota Student Survey 2019: Update.

November 14, 2018 | Assessment Update

This update contains articles on the following topics: Preparing for ACCESS and Alternate ACCESS for ELLs, Test Security Training, Student Resources.

November 7, 2018 | Assessment Update

This update contains articles on the following topics: November New DAC Q&A Registration, PearsonAccess Next User Accounts, District Test Security Procedure, Data Special Interest Group (SIG), Minnesota Student Survey 2019: Updates.

October 31, 2018 | Assessment Update

This update contains articles on the following topics: DAC Resources, ACCESS for ELLs Test Administration Trainings, Ensuring Correct 2017–18 Attendance and Graduation Data.

October 24, 2018 | Assessment Update

This update contains articles on the following topics: Individual Student Report (ISR) Distribution Reminder, Training Management System (TMS) Resources, Technology Readiness.

October 17, 2018 | Assessment Update

This update contains articles on the following topics: New DAC Q&A Webinar, Educator Resources on PearsonAccess Next, MDE Data Special Interest Group.

October 10, 2018 | Assessment Update

This update contains articles on the following topics: 2018–19 Procedures Manual Now Available, Save the Date: New DAC Q&A Webinar, Data Sharing Commitments from Vendors, Deadline for Late Score Entry or Rescore Requests.

October 3, 2018 | Assessment Update

This update contains articles on the following topics: New DAC Orientation Preparation, Data Sharing Agreement Update, WIDA AMS Account Updates Clarification.

September 26, 2018 | Assessment Update

This update contains articles on the following topics: SIS and Data Warehouse Preliminary Data Extracts, Advisory Panelists Needed, 2018–19 College Entrance Exam Requirement, and WIDA AMS Account Updates.

September 19, 2018 | Assessment Update

This update contains articles on the following topics: SIS and Data Warehouse Preliminary Data Extracts, Reimbursements for College Entrance Exams, Interpreting ACCESS Score Reports for Instruction Training, Translated Word Lists in PearsonAccess Next, District Testing Calendars Must Be Posted, MDE Educator Workshop and Focus Group.

September 12, 2018 | Assessment Update

This update contains articles on the following topics: Friday Deadline: Confirming Requests in GRR, Required Delivery of ISRs, Benchmark Reports Available in PearsonAccess Next, Additional Hosting Site Needed for Educator Workshops, SIS and Data Warehouse Preliminary Data Extract, Reading and Math Released MCA Items and Passages, Technical Reports for MCA and MTAS, Minnesota Assessment Life Cycle Training Course.

September 5, 2018 | Assessment Update

This update contains articles on the following topics: Deadline Approaching: Requesting Reimbursement in GRR, Final 2018 Assessment and Accountability Results, WIDA Webinars, WIDA Communication with District and School Staff, MDE Communication with Districts, New DAC Orientation, PearsonAccess Next and TestNav Updates, Minnesota Student Survey 2019: PPRA Notification.

August 29, 2018 | Assessment Update

This update contains articles on the following topics: Final 2018 Assessment Accountability Results Release, Benchmark Reports in PearsonAccess Next, Student Assessment History Report, Testing Calendars, WIDA eLearning Accounts.

August 22, 2018 | Assessment Update

This update contains articles on the following topics: Final 2018 Assessment and Accountability Results Release, Final Reports Delivery, Deadline for Requesting Reimbursement in GRR, MDE Communication with DACs, Ed-Fi for Data Collection (repeat).

August 15, 2018 | Assessment Update

This update contains articles on the following topics: New WIDA Website, Accountability Information, Secure Test Materials, Updating Contacts in MDE-ORG, Student Assessment History Report Rollover, Released MCA Items and Passages, Minnesota Assessment Training Course, Ed-Fi for Data Collection.

August 8, 2018 | Assessment Update

This update contains articles on the following topics: District Testing Calendar, Reimbursement Reports in GRR, New WIDA Website, Accountability: Secure Release and Appeals Window, Accountability: Overview of Public Release Webinar.

August 1, 2018 | Assessment Update

This update contains articles on the following topics: Assessment Results Remain Embargoed, Student Assessment History Report Rollover, New WIDA Website, Reporting Training from Pearson, 2018–19 College Entrance Exam Update, Data Analytics Supervisor Job Opening at MDE.