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WKCE, WAA-SwD, Accountability, NAEP, ACCESS, and PALS

This page is a comprehensive look at important dates and events for assessment and accountability. This includes the Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Examination (WKCE), Wisconsin Alternate Assessment for Students with Disabilities (WAA-SwD), Accountability, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), and Assessment of English Language Learners (ACCESS for ELL®).

 

2014-15 Tentative Wisconsin Assessment Schedule

 

WKCE Calendar

Year Month Date Event
2013 September 13 Deadline to order Braille and Large Print Versions of WKCE
  September 26 WSAS Pre-Test Workshop Webcast Available Online
  September 30 Districts Update Enrollment Information in the WSLS for pre-ID Label Production by 4:00pm
  October 7-11 Test Coordinator Kits (TCK) Arrive in Districts
  October 7-11 WSAS Test Materials Arrive in Districts
  October 14-18 DACs Distribute Test Materials to SACs
  October 18  DAC's Receive First Shipment of Pre-ID Labels 
  October 21-25 DACs and SACS Complete Inventory of Testing Materials and DACs Report Shortages to CTB/McGraw-Hill
  October 28

Testing Window Opens

  November 8 DACs Receive Second Shipment of Pre-ID Labels
  November 27 Districts Complete and Update the ISES and WSLS data collections 
  November 29 Testing Window Closes
  December 9 Deadline for DACs to Contact CTB/McGraw-Hill to Make Arrangements for Test Material Pick-Up
  December 11 Last Day for Test Material Pick Up by CTB/McGraw-Hill for Scoring
2014 January 7 Record Editing System Training Webcast Available Online
  January 13-22 Record Editing System (RES) Updates Made by DACs
  February 18 Phase I Test Results (Individual Profile Reports) Shipped to Districts
  March 13 Phase II Test Results (District and School Performance Reports) Available Online
  March 13 Phase III Test Results (District and School Reports) Available Online
  March 25 CTB/McGraw-Hill Optional Products Order Deadline
  April 8 Press Release of WSAS Data
  October 27 Testing Window Opens
  November 7 Testing Window Closes

 

WAA-SwD Calendar

Year Month Date Event
2013 September 13 Deadline for DACs to Order WAA-SwD Materials Online
  September 26 WSAS Pre-Test Workshop Webcast Available Online
  September 30 Districts Update Enrollment Information in the WSLS for pre-ID Label Production by 4:00pm
  October 7-11 Test Coordinator Kits (TCK) Arrive in Districts
  October 7-11 WSAS Test Materials Arrive in Districts
  October 14-18 DACs Distribute Test Materials to SACs
  October 18  DAC's Receive First Shipment of Pre-ID Labels 
  October 21-25 DACs and SACS Complete Inventory of Testing Materials and DACs Report Shortages to CTB/McGraw-Hill
  October 28

Testing Window Opens

  November 8 DACs Receive Second Shipment of Pre-ID Labels
  November 27 Districts Complete and Update the ISES and WSLS data collections 
  November 29 Testing Window Closes
  December 9 Deadline for DACs to Contact CTB/McGraw-Hill to Make Arrangements for Test Material Pick-Up
  December 11 Last Day for Test Material Pick Up by CTB/McGraw-Hill for Scoring
2014 January 7 Record Editing System Training Webcast Available Online
  January 13-22 Record Editing System (RES) Updates Made by DACs
  February 18 Phase I Test Results (Individual Profile Reports) Shipped to Districts
  March 13 Phase II Test Results (District and School Performance Reports) Available Online
  March 13 Phase III Test Results (District and School Reports) Available Online
  March 25 CTB/McGraw-Hill Optional Products Order Deadline
  April 8 Press Release of WSAS Data
  October 27 Testing Window Opens
  November 28 Testing Window Closes


Accountability Calendar

Year Month Date Event
2013 August 12 Secure release of preliminary school and district report cards
  September 6 Report card inquiry forms due for schools or districts identifying data-related issues.
  September 17 Report cards will be publicly available from the DPI website.

 

 

NAEP Calendar

Year Month Date Event
2013 January 2-31 Pre-assessment visits at schools
  January  28 Assessment Window opens
  March  8 Assessment Window closes
  May 1-31 Notification to districts and schools selected to participate in NAEP 2014
  June 1-30 Participating schools notified of NAEP 2014 selection and assessment date
  September 1-30 Participating schools receive NAEP 2014 informational packets 
  October 15 Participating schools provide/update school information on MyNAEP
  November 1 Participating schools' deadline for submitting "e-file" student list 
  December  1-31 Pre-assessment activities completed on MyNAEP
2014 January 2-31 Pre-assessment activities completed on MyNAEP
  January  27 Assessment Window opens
  March  7 Assessment Window closes
 

ACCESS for ELLs and Alternate ACCESS for ELLs™ Calendar 

Year Month Date Event

2013

October

1-22

Districts Order Test Materials

 

November

21

Districts Receive Test Materials

 

December

2

Testing Window Opens

 

December

12

DPI sends MetriTech Public School Student Data file for Pre-ID labels

 

December

12

Districts send MetriTech Private School Student Data File

2014

January

10

MetriTech Ships Pre-Id labels to districts

 

January

24

Additional Materials Ordering Deadline

 

February

7

Testing Window Closes

 

February

14

Last Day for Districts to Pack and Ship Completed Test Materials to MetriTech

 

February

19

All Test Materials Received at MetriTech

 

March

19

District Online Demographic Data Correction Begins

 

March

28

District Online Demographic Data Correction Ends

 

April

15-18

Paper Reports Shipped to Districts

 

April

21

District Data Correction Window Opens

 

May

21

District Data Correction Window Closes

 

May

26

DPI Receives Final ACCESS Data File from MetriTech

PALS Calendar

Year Month Date Event

2013

August

 

Training materials available on PALS Website

 

August

 

Assessment materials shipped to districts

 

September

16

Fall Assessment Window Opens for 1st Grade

 

October

11

Fall Assessment Window Closes for 1st Grade

 

October

14

Fall Assessment Window Opens for 4K and Kindergarten

 

October

25

Fall Score Entry Window Closes for 1st Grade

 

November

8

Fall Assessment Window Closes for 4K and Kindergarten

 

November

20

Fall Score Entry Window Closes for 4K and Kindergarten

2014

January

6

Optional Mid-Year Assessment Window Opens for 4K, Kindergarten and 1st Grade

 

February

28

Optional Mid-Year Assessment Window Closes for 4K, Kindergarten and 1st Grade

 

February

28

Optional Mid-Year Score Entry Window Closes for 4K, Kindergarten and 1st Grade

 

April

28

Spring Assessment Window Opens for 4K, Kindergarten and 1st Grade

 

May

2

Order Deadline for 2014-15 School Year

 

May

23

Spring Assessment Window Closes for 4K, Kindergarten and 1st Grade

 

June

6

Spring Score Entry Window Closes for 4K, Kindergarten and 1st Grade