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Assessment Trainings

2017 - 2018 Training Information

Annual Training Requirements

DAC Kick-Off (Coming in August)

  • 2017-2018 DAC Kick-Off - Webinar
  • 2017-2018 DAC Kick-Off Meeting - PPT

New DAC Training 


Accommodations Updated for 2017-2018 (Coming Soon)

  • Assessment Accommodations 
    • 2017-2018 Assessment Accommodations Webinar - Link
    • 2017-2018 Assessment Accommodations Slides updated -PDF
    • Test Administrator Accommodations Training - recorded webinar
  • Unique Accommodation Request (UAR) Forms (updated for 2017-2018)
    • Guidance on Reading Access Accommodation (ELA: TTS, Human Reader/Signer, ASL)
    • Guidance on Human Scribe Accommodation 
    • Guidance on Calculator Accommodation for Grades 3-8
    • Guidance on Other Accommodations
    • 2017-2018 Unique Accommodation webinar - recorded webinar
      • UAR PPT
  • State Accommodations Matrix

CoAlt: Test Administration Information

  • 2017-2018 CoAlt SC-SS Test Administration Training for TAs FINAL
  • 2017-2018 CoAlt PAnext Administration Training for DACs FINAL
    • Create Test Examiner
    • Assign Test Examiner to Student CoAlt Test
    • Enter CoAlt Scores
    • Verify CoAlt Score Entry 
  • 2017-2018 CoAlt DLM Administration Training for DACs DRAFT
  • CoAlt: Science and Social Studies Practice Items

CoAlt: DLM-Specific Administration

  • View the self-directed modules for the required trainings for CoAlt: DLM.All test administrators must complete their modules and pass the post-module quiz at 80% annually.
    • Moodle - DLM Training login page
    • Guide to DLM Required Test Administrator Training 
  • DLM District Staff Training Resource Page(DAC, Data Steward, Technical Liaison recorded webinars)
    • District Staff Training Videos
  • DLM Instructionally Embedded Assessments
  • DLM Overview for 2017-2018

CMAS Administration (Coming soon)

In-person trainings for the Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) Spring 2018 assessment administration will be held in the fall. Participation in one of these sessions will satisfy the training requirement for all District Assessment Coordinators prior to the spring administration.

CMAS Training Webinar and Handouts 2017-2018

  • Colorado - Spring 2017 CMAS and CoAlt Procedures Manual 
  • 2017-2018 CMAS DAC Training - recorded webinar
    • 2017-2018 CMAS DAC Training - PPT slides 
  • State Accommodations Matrix
  • Acronyms for DACs
  • Creating Sample Students in PearsonAccessnext
  • Cross Program Highlights
  • Security Agreement
  • Testing Multiple Grades Guidance 2018

Additional Resources and Training Materials 

Data Trainings (Coming Soon)

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