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DAC Assessment Calendar

2014 - 2015 School Year

Assessment Activities 

Printable Calendar updated 8/19/2014

JulyAugustSeptember

Accommodations

Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) & CoAlt

  • Science & Social Studies
    • Standard Setting for Science and Social Studies with select educators

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 (beginning of 4-track/year round schools)

NAEP

TCAP & CoAlt

READ Act

  • READ Act testing in first 30 days of school (beginning of 4-track/year round schools)

Accommodations

Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) & CoAlt

  • DAC Kickoff WebEx - August 26

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

  • DLM
    • Updated KITE client available for download
    • Technical Liaison Manual Available - August 15
    • Self-directed professinal development modules available thorugh Educator Portal
    • Data Steward Manual Available - August 22

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

  • Reports Arrive in Districts
  • Performance and growth presentation to the State Board of Education - August 14
  • Data Release

READ Act

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

 

Accommodations

  • Anticipated Updated Assessment Accommodations Manual
    • CMAS, CoAlt, PARCC, ACCESS for ELLs, DLM
  • Anticipated WebEx trainings (late September)

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
    • Anticipated CoAlt Administration WebEx (late September/early October)

  • DLM
    • Training Webinars (DAC, Data Steward, Technical Liasion)
    • Test Administrator Trainings available 
    • Test Administration Manual

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 assessmetns within the first 30 days of school for grades K-3

 

 

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