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DAC Assessment Calendar

2014 - 2015 School Year

Assessment Activities 

Printable Calendar updated 10/3/2014

OctoberNovemberDecember

Accommodations

  • Webinar Training October 2

Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) & CoAlt

  • Science & Social Studies
    • CoAlt Administration WebEx 10/2 & 10/10
    • Finalize online test preparation activities
    • District Staff Training prior to testing
    • Proctor Caching for High School Administration begins 10/20
    • Materials arrive in district 10/20
    • Material distribution to School Assessment Coordinators
    • CoAlt Test Examiners sign security agreements and are given access to materials beginning 10/20
    • 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

  • Survey of the Comprehensive Assessment System Framework 10/10 - 11/1

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

Accommodations

  • Anticipated 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 Training Webinars 12/1 - 4
    • Field Test Phase B  11/10 - 12/20
      • Districts choose to Opt In
  • PARCC

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

 

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