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DAC Assessment Calendar

2014 - 2015 School Year

Assessment Activities 

Printable Calendar updated 12/1/2014

NovemberDecemberJanuary

Accommodations

  • PARCC Accommodations Manual Release
  • PARCC Accommodations Tutorial Release

Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) & CoAlt

  • Science & Social Studies
    • Finalize online test preparation activities
    • Additional Material Order window
      • Secure Materials 10/21 - 11/18
      • Non-secure Materials 10/21 - 11/25
    • Grade 12 Assessment Window 11/3 - 11/21
  • DLM
    • Embedded testing available (optional) 11/10
    • Field Test Phase B  11/10 - 12/20
      • Districts choose to Opt In
  • PARCC
    • Student Registration File Weginar 11/4
    • SDU file upload 10/20 - 11/21
    • Deadline for ordering paper-based forms 11/21
      • math
      • 3rd-grade English Language Arts
      • accommodated assessments
    • Deadline to notify CDE of participation in high school math in middle school pilot 11/14

Content Collaboratives

CO ACT 

English Language Proficiency

  • Deadline for district Student Interchange fiels to be updated for ACCESS for ELLs precoded labels 11/7
  • Deadline to order ACCESS for ELLs 11/12
  • WIDA-APT testing of new students with a primary or home language other than English within 2-weeks of enrollment

NAEP

READ Act

Accommodations


Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) & CoAlt

  • Science & Social Studies
    • Deadline to schedule materials pick-up 12/1
    • Deadline for materials pick-up 12/3
  • DLM
    • CDE DAC Training Webinars 
      • 12/4 1:00 - 2:30 pm
      • 12/5 9:00 - 10:30 pm
      • 12/8 1:00 - 2:30 pm
    • CDE Data Steward Training Webinars
      • 12/9 1:00 - 2:30 pm
      • 12/10 9:30 - 11 am
    • CDE DTC Training Webinars
      • 12/10 1:00 - 2:00 pm
      • 12/11 9:30 - 10:30 am
    • Phase B Field Testing Ends 12/20
  • PARCC
    • Deadline for ordering paper-based assessments for Math and Grade 3 ELA 12/3


Content Collaboratives

CO ACT 

  • ACT test administraiton webcast available 12/8
  • ACT accommodations questions and answer webinar 12/10

English Language Proficiency

  • District training of staff on ACCESS for ELLs 
  • Materials arrive in district for ACCESS for ELLs 12/19
  • WIDA-APT testing of new students with a primary or home language other than English within 2-weeks of enrollment

NAEP

READ Act

OTHER

CDE closed 12/25 - 12/26

 

Accommodations

Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) & CoAlt
  • Science & Social Studies
  • DLM
    • CDE Recommends Students Uploaded to KITE by 1/30
    • Field Test Phase C  1/5 - 3/6
      • Districts choose to Opt In
    • Field Test Braille 1/19 - 2/6
      • Districts choose to Opt In
  • PARCC
    • EOY Student Registration File - paper 1/23
  • Colorado Math, Reading, Writing and Communicating
    • Field testing for optional use, non-CCSS/non-CMAS items 1/12 - 1/23

Content Collaboratives

CO ACT 

English Language Proficiency

  • Assessment Window 1/12 - 2/13
  • WIDA-APT testing of new students with a primary or home language other than English within 2-weeks of enrollment

NAEP

  • Anticipated Accommodations Webinars

READ Act

OTHER

CDE closed 1/1, 1/19

 

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