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CMAS and CoAlt Critical Dates - Tentative

The spring 2021 CMAS (all content areas) and CoAlt (science) dates on this page are subject to change as CDE continues to monitor state and federal assessment requirements and expectations. Dates are current as of March 8, 2021.

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Activity

Additional Information

March 8

Proctor caching - math, ELA, and high school science  
March 9 Wave 1 materials scheduled to arrive in districts  
March 10 Additional orders window opens for test materials received in Wave 1 Additional Orders - Training Module
March 19 Prepare online math and ELA sessions in PearsonAccessnext Preparing Sessions - PDF
March 22 Earliest start date for online math and ELA Students accommodated forms test at the same time as their peers taking online forms
March 26 Prepare online high school science sessions in PearsonAccessnext Preparing Sessions - PDF
March 29 Earliest start date for high school science  
March 29 Proctor caching - elementary and middle school science and social studies  
March 30 Wave 2 materials scheduled to arrive in districts  
March 31 Additional orders window opens for test materials received in Wave 2 Additional Orders - Training Module
April 9 Prepare online elementary and middle school science sessions in PearsonAccessnext Preparing Sessions - PDF
April 12 - May 14 Official State Testing Window Original window extended by two weeks
May 19 CoAlt score entry deadline Enter Student Scores (CoAlt) - Training Module
May 19 Scorable materials pickup deadline Scorable materials are used test books that will go through scoring
May 21 Nonscorable materials pickup deadline Nonscorable materials are secure materials that will not go through scoring
May 21 Testing Irregularity or Security Breach Report and spreadsheet due to CDE Submit through CDE Assessment Syncplicity, if applicable
Through May 21 Initial PearsonAccessnext Clean-up School and District level
May 24 - 26 Final PearsonAccessnext Clean-up District level
June 3 - 11 Student Biographical Data (SBD) Review Completed in Data Pipeline by Data Pipeline Respondents