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DAC Assessment Calendar

2014 - 2015 School Year

Assessment Activities 

Printable Calendar updated 9/6/2014

AugustSeptemberOctober

Accommodations

Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) & CoAlt

 

  • Science & Social Studies
    •  Recommended cut scores presented to the State Board of Education - August 13

 

Content Collaboratives

CO ACT 

  • Anticipated Data Release

English Language Proficiency

  • WIDA-APT testing of new students with a primary or home language other than English within 2-weeks of enrollment 

NAEP

TCAP & CoAlt

READ Act

  • READ Act assessments within the first 30 days of school for grades K-3
  • Kindergarten Readiness Assessment

Accommodations

  • Assessment Accommodations Manual Release Anticipated
    • CMAS, CoAlt, PARCC, ACCESS for ELLs, DLM
  • Webinar Training September 29

Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) & CoAlt

  • Science & Social Studies
    • Anticipated Procedures Manual
    • Anticipated Score Reports
    • CMAS Regional Trainings 
      • 9/8 Grand Junction
      • 9/9 Vail
      • 9/11 Denver South
      • 9/12 Brush
      • 9/15 Alamosa
      • 9/16 La Junta
      • 9/18 Limon
      • 9/19 Colorado Springs
    • CoAlt Administration WebEx Anticipated

 

Content Collaboratives

CO ACT 

English Language Proficiency

  • WIDA-APT testing of new students with a primary or home language other than English within 2-weeks of enrollment 

NAEP

READ Act

  • READ Act assessments within the first 30 days of school for grades K-3

 

Accommodations

  • Webinar Training October 2

Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) & CoAlt

  • Science & Social Studies
    • CoAlt Administration WebEx Anticipated
    • Finalize online test preparation activities
    • District Staff Training prior to testing
    • Proctor Caching for High School Administration begins - October 20
    • Materials arrive in district - October 20
    • Material distribution to School Assessment Coordinators
    • CoAlt Test Examiners sign security agreements and are given access to materials - beginning October 20
    • Additional Material Order window
      • Secure Materials 10/21 - 11/18
      • Non-secure Materials 10/21 - 11/25
  • DLM
    • Field Test Phase A - 10/13 - 10/31
      • Districts choose to Opt In
  • PARCC
    • SDU file upload 10/20 - 11/21

Content Collaboratives

CO ACT 

English Language Proficiency

  • WIDA-APT testing of new students with a primary or home language other than English within 2-weeks of enrollment
  • Tier Selection Support Webinar - 10/15
  • Train the Trainer Workshops for ACCESS
    • Pueblo - 10/20
    • Aurora - 10/21
    • Grand Junction - 10/28
    • Greeley - 10/30

NAEP

READ Act

 

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