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CMAS and CoAlt Critical Dates - Tentative

The spring 2022 CMAS (all content areas) and CoAlt (science) dates on this page are subject to change. Dates are current as of November 2021.

Date

Activity

Additional Information

December 15 Notify CDE of extended (CBT Math/ELA) or early (HS Science) testing window and test format selections CDE provides official DACs with the link to the form used to provide this information. If submitted by this date, CDE then indicates the selected test format in the state load of student data into PearsonAccessnext.
January 10 - 28 Confirm student registrations in PearsonAccessnext for initial orders

Must indicate/confirm:

  • Test format (CBT or PBT)
  • All accommodations and accessibility features with physical materials (e.g., auditory/signed presentation script, large print, braille, paper Spanish including CSLA)

Student Registration/Personal Needs Profile (SR/PNP) - Training Module

January 10 - Prior to Creating Online Sessions Assign CBT special forms (e.g., accommodated forms, TTS) then create test sessions in PAnext

SR/PNP - Training Module

Assessment Coordinator Online Session Management - Training Module

March 1 - Prior to Testing Finalize CBT preparation activities in PAnext

DAC

  • Check student registrations
  • Verify test session accuracy
  • Confirm special form assignments

DTC

  • Select proctor caching servers
  • Finalize system readiness
  • Check student workstations
  • Configure TestNav

March 7

Proctor caching - math, ELA, and high school science  
March 8 Wave 1 materials scheduled to arrive in districts  
March 9 Additional orders window opens for test materials received in Wave 1 Additional Orders - Training Module
March 18 Prepare online math and ELA sessions in PearsonAccessnext Preparing Sessions - PDF
March 21 Earliest start date for online math and ELA

This is an extended window, providing up to five total weeks of testing (accounts for districts with one week of spring break during the window).

Students with accommodated paper forms test at the same time as their peers taking online forms.

March 25 Prepare online high school science sessions in PearsonAccessnext Preparing Sessions - PDF
March 28 Earliest start date for high school science

This is an early window, providing three total weeks of testing.

  • Early Option 1: March 28 - April 15
  • Early Option 2: April 4 - 22
  • Official Window: April 11 - 29
March 28 Proctor caching - elementary and middle school science  
March 29 Wave 2 materials scheduled to arrive in districts  
March 30 Additional orders window opens for test materials received in Wave 2 Additional Orders - Training Module
April 8 Prepare online elementary and middle school science sessions in PearsonAccessnext Preparing Sessions - PDF
April 11 - 29 Official State Testing Window  
May 4 Scorable materials pickup deadline

Scorable materials are used CMAS test books and CoAlt answer documents that will go through scoring.

Post-testing Materials Management - Training Module

May 6 Nonscorable materials pickup deadline

Nonscorable materials are secure materials that will not go through scoring.

Post-testing Materials Management - Training Module

May 6 Testing Irregularity or Security Breach Report and spreadsheet due to CDE Submit through CDE Assessment Syncplicity, if applicable
May 6 Submit Post Test Compliance and Scratch Paper Verification

Include misadministrations documented on the Testing Irregularity or Security Breach documents on the Post Test Compliance.

Indicate the status of each school's used scratch paper on the Scratch Paper Verification.

Through May 6 Initial PearsonAccessnext Clean-up

School and District level

Post-testing Data Clean-up - Training Module

May 9 - 11 Final PearsonAccessnext Clean-up District level
May 19 - June 1 (tentative) Student Biographical Data (SBD) Review Completed in Data Pipeline by Data Pipeline Respondents