Overview of District Assessment Coordinator (DAC) Responsibilities

 

The following is a very high level overview of District Assessment Coordinator responsibilities.  For more detailed deadlines and specific dates go to the calendar under each assessment.

Month

Assessment

Event

September

ACT/ACT WorkKeys

Superintendent and Principal Implementation Webinar

Schools receive test center establishment packet

ACT Aspire

 

ACCESS for ELLs

W-APT Screener Administered to new ELLs

WSLS/ISES updates

DLM

Activate KITE- Educator Portal account for new users

Upload enrollment, user and roster files using new templates

Complete training webinars

NAEP

Informational packet sent to schools 

Register on MySchool

Update School information on MySchool

PALS

Fall Testing Window Opens for 1st and 2nd grades

3-8 Assessment (TBD)

 

October

ACT/ACT WorkKeys

Accommodations webcast

School establishment completed and submitted to ACT

Accommodations Q&A

ACT Aspire

 

ACCESS for ELLs

Test Ordering

Braille/Large Print and Alternate ACCESS for ELLs orders

Assign/update Test Proctor user accounts

WSLS/ISES data submission period closes for Pre-ID labels 

DLM

 

NAEP

Student "e-file" list submission

PALS

Fall Testing Window Closes for 1st and 2nd grades

Fall Testing Window Opens for 4K and 5K

3-8 Assessment (TBD)

 

November

ACT/ACT WorkKeys

Test administration webcast

Deadline for ACT to receive accommodations requests

ACT Aspire

 

ACCESS for ELLs

Training

 District Receives Testing materials

Districts’ ISES data locked and final for pre-ID label creation.
Final AMAO notification sent

DLM

 

NAEP

 

PALS

Fall Testing Window Closes for 4K and 5K

3-8 Assessment (TBD)

 

December

ACT/ACT WorkKeys

Test Adminstration Q&A

 

ACT Aspire

 

ACCESS for ELLs

Testing Window Opens
 

Private school data file sent to MetriTech

DLM

 

NAEP

Pre-Assessment activities completed on MyNAEP 

PALS

 

3-8 Assessment (TBD)

 

January

ACT/ACT WorkKeys

Deadline for off-site requests

ACT testing enrollment confirmed

Order ACT WorkKeys test materials

Test Administration Q&A

ACT-Approved accommodations preliminary roster received and deadline to request changes

ACT Aspire

TBD

ACCESS for ELLs

Testing Window Continues

DLM

Oversee completion of required training for test administrators for spring assessment

NAEP

Pre-Assessment activities completed on MyNAEP 

Assessment Window Begins

PALS

Optional Mid-Winter Testing Window Opens

3-8 Assessment (TBD)

 

February

ACT/ACT WorkKeys

ACT nonsecure shipment

Deadline to order State-Allowed accommodations

Deadline for requesting ACT-Approved accommodations late consideration

Pre-test sessions

Conduct room supervisor and proctor training

Secure shipment received

ACT Aspire

TBD

ACCESS for ELLs

Testing Window Closes
District returns all materials to MertriTech

DLM

Data Validation/Revision Window Opens (preparation for operational spring window)

Oversee completion of required training for test administrators for field test/spring assessment - Deadline February 10

Deadline to mark Braille in PNP

NAEP

Assessments Continue

PALS

Optional Mid-Winter Testing Window Closes

3-8 Assessment (TBD)

 

March

ACT/ACT WorkKeys

ACT and ACT WorkKeys administration and make-up

Testing materials returned via prescheduled pickup

Deadline for answer documents returned

ACT Aspire

TBD

ACCESS for ELLs

District Validation of Online Student Demographic Data

DLM

Data Validation/Revision Window Closes (preparation for operational spring window)

Operational Assessment Window Opens

NAEP

Assessment Window Closes

PALS

 

3-8 Assessment (TBD)

Test Window Opens (tentative)

April

ACT/ACT WorkKeys

ACT student reports arrive 3-8 weeks after testing

ACT WorkKeys examinee report arrives 3-6 weeks after testing

ACT Aspire

Assessment window opens

ACCESS for ELLs

Reports Shipped to District,
Data Correction Window Opens

DLM

Test window opens

NAEP

 

PALS

Spring Testing Window Opens

3-8 Assessment (TBD)

 

May

ACT/ACT WorkKeys

Test window closes

ACT WorkKeys High School Examinee Roster Report

ACCESS for ELLs

Data Correction Window Closes

DLM

Assessment Window Closes

NAEP

Districts notified of selection for NAEP (for next school year)

PALS

Spring Testing Window Closes
Deadline for ordering PALS materials through online ordering system

3-8 Assessment (TBD)

 

June

ACT/ACT WorkKeys

ACT High School and District Profile reports

ACT State-Allowed accommodations notification letter

ACCESS for ELLs

 

DLM

Reports Delivered

NAEP

Schools notified of selection for NAEP (for next school year)

Destroy red envelope and mail in postcard

PALS

 

3-8 Assessment (TBD)

 

July

ACT/ACT WorkKeys

 

ACT Aspire

No later than July 2, Reports available

ACCESS for ELLs

 

DLM

 

NAEP

 

PALS

 

3-8 Assessment (TBD)

 

August

ACT/ACT WorkKeys

 

ACT Aspire

 

ACCESS for ELLs

 

DLM

 

NAEP

 

PALS

Assessment materials shipped to districts

3-8 Assessment (TBD)

 

 

For questions about this information, contact osamail@dpi.wi.gov