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Assessment Support

DAC Communications

Published: 5/17/2022 9:13 AM

​​​​​​The Division of Assessment and Accountability Support (DAAS) is charged with supporting the efforts of the District Assessment Coordinators (DACs) and school-level personnel as they implement Kentucky’s assessment and accountability system.

From the logistics of testing, to the Administration Code, the interpretation of the Kentucky Assessment results and the application of test results to the improvement of instruction, the DAAS aids the efforts for all schools to reach proficiency.

Below are emails sent from the Communications Branch of DAAS in the Office of Assessment and Accountability (OAA) to DACs.​

Individual e-mails provide reminders of upcoming events and deadlines, address changes in policy and procedure, answer frequently asked questions, and provide documents and forms to those implementing state assessments in the field, including K-PREP, Alternate K-PREP, High School Assessments, Dual Credit and more.

May​​​  2022

  • Monday Email 5/2/22 - ACT State Testing Office Hour May 12, End of Course (EOC) Test Window 3 Concluded, K Screen 2022-2023 Staff File Submission, 2022 WIDA Annual Conference: Registration Open and Teacher Appreciate Week Special Offer, WIDA Advancing ALTELLA BSC Review
  • Monday Email 5/9/22​ - ACT State Testing Office Hour May 12, Assessment Scores in Infinite Campus, The Alternate ACCESS for ELLs Field Test, Kentucky Summative Assessment (KSA) Read Aloud Sessions, Reminder: TAR & AKSA Window Closure & Score Entry Approaching, UPDATE: 2022 CTE EOP Assessment State Report and TEDS Data 
  • Special DAC Email 5/12/22​Application for Assessment Committee Work - Special Education Teachers Sought, Reminder: May Monthly DAC Webcast is Cancelled
  • Monday Email 5/16/22​ - Certification of Proper Test Administration Forms, K Screen Training of Trainers for New Staff, K Screen Staff File Due June 15, Reminder: LEA Webinar on 2022-2023 DRC Technical Enhancements, Reminder: WIDA Speaking and Writing Rubrics Survey

April 2022

  • Monday Email 4/4/22​ - ACCESS for ELLs Data Validation in WIDA AMS, ACT State Testing Data and Report Availability, ACT Test Window 2 - Reminders and Deadlines, New Focus Bulletin: Using WIDA MODEL to Support Instructional Planning for Multilingual Learners, Read Aloud Sessions in Pearson Access Next (PAN), Reminder: 2022 CTE EOP Assessment Testing
  • Special Email 4/6/22​ - Progam Consultant Vacancy
  • Monday Email 4/11/22​ - AKSA Makeup Window Reminder, End of Course (EOC) Test Window 3 Opening, WIDA Screener for Kindergarten: Tips and Reminders from WIDA, WIDA Secure Portal User Survey
  • Special Email 4/12/22 - REMINDER: 2022 CTE EOP Assessment Testing Window Closes 04/15/2022 ​​
  • Special Email 4/14/22​ - April DAC Monthly Webcast
  • Monday Email 4/18/22 - 2022 EOP Assessment results and certificates are now available in E-SESS, 2022 Spring Testing Site Visits, AKSA Makeup window reminder, Alternate Kentucky Summative Assessment (AKSA) Window 2 Begins Today, April DAC Monthly Webcast, Chrome OS Version 100 and Chrome OS Auto-Updating, Grammarly Application and Browser Extension, K Screen 2022-2023 Brigance Training Materials Website is Now Available, Prior Settings Form for Kindergarten Registration 2022-2023, Read Aloud Sessions in PAN Now Available, Reminder: ACCESS Data Validation, Upcoming Webinar: WIDA AMS Technical Enhancements for 2022-2023
  • Special Email 4/20/22 - Sandbox Version of SDRR Spring Rosters Open in SDRR
  • Monday Email 4/25/22 - ACCESS for ELLs Score Report Resources, Assessment Scores in Infinite Campus, K Screen 2022-2023 Staff File Submission Opening Soon, Proctor Read-Aloud Setup and Clarification, Reminder: 2022 CWEC and ESAR Reporting Deadline June 3, WIDA Speaking and Writing Rubrics​​​

March 2022​

  • ​Monday Email 3/7/22 - ACT EOS Opting In, ACT State Testing Window 1 Opening Soon – Updates and Reminders, District Test Window Collections Opening Soon in SDRR, KAAC Nominations for BAC and DAC of the Year, KSA TAM Now Available, K Screen Online Ordering for the 2022-2023 School Year Coming Soon, Supported System Requirements for ACCESS for ELLs and WIDA Screener Online, Updated ACCESS and Alternate ACCESS for ELLs Interpretive Guides for Score Reports, WIDA and DRC Customer Service Hours, Window 2 Additional Order Window
  • Special Email 3/10/22​ - ​March DAC Monthly Webcast ​
  • Monday Email 3/14/22​ACT State Testing Window 2 Opening Soon – Updates and Reminders, ACT State Testing Office Hour March 17, KAAC Scott Trimble Workshop Call for Proposals is Now Open, KAAC Nominations for DAC and BAC of the Year (Corrected Link), KSA District Test Window Collection Reminder, K Screen Training of Trainers Refresh Webcast this Friday, K Screen Ordering Window is open, Reminders: CTE Assessments Testing Windows Close March 31, Reminder: Upcoming ACCESS for ELLs Q&A Webinar, WIDA Secure Portal Enhancement: Non-Disclosure and User Agreement (NDUA)
  • Special Email 3/15/22 - KSA District Test Window Collection is Open 
  • Special Email 3/18/22 - TestNav and Chromebooks 
  • Monday Email 3/21/22 - ACT State Testing Window 2 – Updates and Reminders, EOC Window 2 Score Reports Posted
  • Monday Email 3/28/22 - ​​ACT State Administration 2021-2022 Concluding – Updates and Deadlines, Assessment and Accountability FAQ, Assessment Scores in Infinite Campus, KSA District Test Window Collection Closing Soon, Text to Speech (TTS) and IEP Calculator Selections in Pearson Access Next (PAN), When does PearsonAccessnext open?


February 2022

  • ​Monday Email 2/7/22​ - ACT State Testing Office Hour Feb. 10, February DAC Trainings Hybrid Question and Answer (Q&A) Sessions Registration (Reminder), Online Testing Toolbox Updated
  • Special Email 2/9/22 - 2021-2022 ACCESS for ELLs Testing Window Extension
  • Monday Email 2/14/22 - 2022 Effective Instructional Leadership Act (EILA) Credits for February DAC Training, ACT Parental Consent Policy Reminder, Alternate Assessment Students Marked Blind/Visually Impaired (VI) On Individualized Education Program (IEP): Deadline Feb. 28, Alternate Assessment Window Two Materials – Please select shipping Window by Feb. 28, Cohort Preliminary Report for 4-year and 5-year, Reminder - ACT Requesting Non-College Reportable Accommodations, Reminder - ACT State Testing Additional Order Window Deadline Approaching, Reminder - ACT Test Window 1 Materials Arriving Soon​​
  • Monday Email 2/21/22 - ​ACT Parental Consent Reminder, Alternate Assessment Reminders, CTE EOP Testing Window Opens, SAT Scores in Infinite Campus, TRACK Testing Window Opens​​
  • Monday Email 2/28/22 - ACT State Testing Office Hour March 3, ACT State Testing Window 1 Opening Soon-Updates and Reminders, Assessment Scores in Infinite Campus (IC), Call for WIDA Fellows Nominations, March ACCESS for ELLs Q&A Webinars, WIDA Illustrated Guiding Principles-Now Available in 14 Languages​

January 2022

  • Monday Email 1/3/22 - ACT Accommodations Request Deadline, Administration Code and Inclu​sion of Special Populations Allegation Training, CTE EOP Testing Reminders, TRACK Skilled Trades—Carpentry and Electrical Assessments
  • Special Email 1/6/2022 - ACCESS for ELLs/Alternate ACCESS for ELLs Rosters Open In SDRR, Program Consultant Vacancy​
  • Monday Email 1/10/22​ - ACT Hosted Test Administration Webinar Available, ACT State Testing Office Hour Jan. 13, ACT State Testing Verify Enrollment Begins This week, Alternate Assessment MakeUp Window Opened Jan. 3, Alternate Assessment Medical Nonparticipation, Destruction of Alternate Assessment Materials for Window One, EOC State Administration Training -Makeup Training, Jan. Monthly DAC Webcast, Students Entering the Alternate Assessment Program After Window One, 2021-2022 Quality of School Climate and Safety (QSCS) Surveys
  • Special Email 1/13/22 - Jan. DAC Monthly Webcast, Dropout Data Open in SDRR
  • Special Email 1/18/22 - ​​ACCESS for ELLs Tips and Reminders, ACT Conduct Online Site Readiness Activities, ACT Hosted Test Administration Webinar Available, ACT Qualified Exceptions to the Deadline Window Open, ACT State Testing Office Hour Jan. 20, ACT State Testing Verify Enrollment Deadline, Assessment Scores in Infinite Campus, End-of-Course (EOC) Score Reports Released Early, WIDA Focus Bulletin on Interactive Learning with Multilingual Learners
  • Monday Email 1/24/22​ - ​2021-2022 TRACK Skilled Trades -- Carpentry and Electrical Assessments, Administering ACCESS for ELLs or WIDA Screener on iPad Devices, EOC State Administration Training -- Makeup Training (Reminder), EOC State Testing Office Hour -- Feb. 18Feb. ACCESS for ELLs Q&A Webinar, Jan. DAC Monthly Webcast, KYOTE and ACT National Assessment Scores in IC, Last Chance! Summit a Proposal for the 2022 WIDA Annual Conference, Updates and Reminders: 2021-2022 CTE EOP Assessment
  • Monday Email 1/31/22 - February DAC Resources ACCESS Additional Materials Ordering Reminders, ACCESS Test Security Reminders, ACT Create Online Test Sessions for Window 1, ACT Requesting Non-College Reportable Accommodations, ACT State Testing Additional Order Window Opens, ACT Test Window 1 Materials Arriving Soon, Assessment Scores in Infinite Campus (IC), K Screen Update, New WIDA Self-Paced eWorkshop Available Tuesday, Register for ACT Test Administration Training Feb. 2

​December 2021

  • ​Monday Email 12/6/21​ - ACCESS for ELLs Reminders, ACT Site Readiness for Online Testing, December Monthly DAC Webcast, K Screen Data Release ​
  • Special Email 12/9/21 - Dec. 9 DAC Monthly Webcast
  • Monday Email 12/13/21​ - 2022 February DAC Training and Q&A Session Date/Locations, ACT/KDE Parent Consent Form and Guidance Document Available, ACT Reminder to Request Accommodations, ACT State Testing Office Hour Dec. 16, Alternate Kentucky Summative Assessment Window to Close/Makeup Window Announced, Register for ACT Test Administration Training Jan. 5, Reminder: Identify High-Quality Instructional Resource District Coordinator, Spring 2022 ACT State Administration -- Resources, Spring 2022 KDE Policy & ACT Administration Training Information Now Available, Spring 2023 ACT State Administration Testing Dates
  • Monday Email 12/20/21 - Assessment Scores in Infinite Campus, January ACCESS for ELLs Q&A Webinars, Window 1 of Alternate Assessment closing information​

November 2021

  • ​Monday Email 11/1/21 - 2021-2022 EOC State Assessments Ordering Deadline, ACT National Assessment Scores in Infinite Campus, CTE EOP Assessment – 2021-2022 School Testing Window Selection, EOC State Administration Training – Nov. 4 (Reminder), Confirm AKSA Test Administrators Have Passed All Training!, November ACCESS for ELLs Q&A Webinars, PAN Open for the Spring 2022 Administration of the ACT
  • Monday Email 11/8/21​ - ACCESS for ELLs Q&A Webinar for Technology Coordinators, ACT State Testing Accommodations Webinar, Deadline to Register for ACT Training, Supported System Requirements for ACCESS for ELLs and WIDA Screener Online, WIDA Family Engagement Resources
  • Special Email 11/10/21​ - Nov. 10 Monthly DAC Webcast​
  • Monday Email 11/15/21​Empower Professional Learning Communities with WIDA Self-Pace eWorkshops, November Monthly DAC Webcast, Reminder: Upcoming ACCESS for ELLs Q &A Webinars, Save the Date: Facebook Live Event on EL Performance During COVID, Updated: Register for KDE Policy ACT Administration Training Sessions
  • Monday Email 11/22​/21 - High-Quality Instructional Resource District, Modified Customer Service Hours for WIDA and DRC, Reminder: Upcoming ACCESS for ELLs Q &A Webinars, The 2022 WIDA Annual Conference Call for Proposals is Now Open, Updates and Reminders: 2021-2022 CTE End-of-Program (EOP) Assessment, WIDA ELD Standards Framework, 2020 Edition: New Grade-level Cluster Booklets, WIDA Secure Portal Enhancement: Download the Certification History
  • Monday Email 11/29/21 - ACCESS for ELLs Test Administrator Manual: Page Missing from Print Version, ACT State Testing Office Hour Dec. 2, Administration Code and Inclusion of Special Populations Regulation Trainings Updates, December ACCESS for ELLs Q&A Webinars, KYOTE Assessment Scores in Infinite Campus, Updates and Reminders: 2021-2022 CTE End-of-Program (EOP) Assessment (Corrected Date) 

October 2021

  • Monday Email 10/4/21 - KDE Dropout Guidelines, K Screen: OMS Scheduled Maintenance, K Screen: OMS Window Closing
  • Monday Email 10/11/21 - Assessment Scores in IC, DAC Monthly Webcast, Updates to WIDA Family Engagement Resources
  • Special Email 10/14/21 ​- Oct. 14 DAC Monthly Webcast​
  • Monday Email 10/18/21​2021-2022 Dropout Guidelines, ACT Spring 2022 State Administration Welcome Email, AP Coordinator Newsletter, KDE Technical Advisory Committee to Meet Oct. 21, October DAC Monthly Webcast, Register for KDE Policy ACT Administration Training Sessions
  • Special DAC Email 10/20/21 - Final Data Files After Ten-Day Regulatory Data Review, Scott Trimble Workshop 2021
  • Monday DAC Email 10/25/21 - ACCESS for ELLs Test Materials Ordering Reminder, Alternate Kentucky Summative Assessment Materials Ship This Week, Kentucky Alternate Assessment – ESAR and CWEC Trainings / Quizzes Open, New Research Report on English Learner Performance During COVID, Sign Up to Participate in an ACCESS for ELLs Event, Virtual Alternate Students Expected to Test,WIDA Customer Service Hours of Operation
  • Special Email 10/25/21​ -  School Report Card - Student Survey Data Now Available​

September 2021

  • Special Email 9/3/2021 - QC Day Training 
  • Special Email 9/7/2021 - School Report Card Action needed by September 10
  • Special Email 9/7/2021 - K Screen Nonparticipation Requests, K Screen Repeating Kindergarteners, Redesigned WIDA Secure Portal Is Live, Reminder: Quality Control (QC) Day Tomorrow, September ACCESS for ELLs Q&A Webinars, September DAC Monthly Webcast Cancelled, Spring 2022 ACT State Testing: Test Accessibility and Accommodations Portal Opening Soon
  • Special Email 9/8/2021 -  Quality Control Review Open
  • Special Email 9/8/2021 - Systemic Issue Identified and Suppression Data Clarification
  • Special Email 9/8/2021 -  QC Day Review
  • Special Email 9/13/21 - School Report Card Update 
  • Monday Email 9/13/21 - Alternate Kentucky Summative Assessment Calendar Released, Assessment Scores in Infinite Campus, Kentucky Alternate Assessment–CWEC Training /Quiz Opened Sept., Obtaining Visually Impaired (VI) materials for the Alternate Kentucky Summative Assessment, Participate in an ACCESS for ELLs Event, Reminder: Fall 2021 Pilot CTE EOP Assessment Testing Window Open Sept. 13-24, Reminder: Spring 2022 ACT State Testing: Test Accessibility and Accommodations Portal Open, Reminder: Upcoming ACCESS for ELLs Q&A Webinars, Upcoming Scott Trimble Assessment Workshop, WIDA MODEL Online 2020 Field Test Technical Report, WIDA Professional Learning, WIDA Screener for Kindergarten: Get Ready Checklist
  • Monday Email 9/20/21​ - ACCESS for ELLs Q&A Webinars, ACT Test Administration Training, Program Consultant Vacancy, Public Release Resources Coming Soon​
  • Special Email 9/21/21​ - Resources Created to Assist During Public Release of Data ​
  • Monday Email 9/27/21 - ACCESS for ELLs Test Materials Ordering, Assessment Scores in Infinite Campus, EOC State Administration Training—Nov. 4, Mark Your Calendar: October ACCESS For ELLs Q&A Webinars,Testing Allegation Letter Issues, Updated Reports and Public Release​
  • Special Email 9/29/21​ - Data Review, 2020-2021 Public Release of School Assessment Data-Embargo Lifted ​

August 2021

  • Monday Email - 8/2/2021 - Topics: EOC State Administration Training, Quality Control and Data Review Dates Released, Registration Now Open for 2021 Kentucky Education Summit, Reminder: WIDA Screener for Kindergarten Q&A Webinar 
  • Special Email - 8/2/2021 -Topics: School Report Card - Data Review Window Opens Aug. 4
  • Special Email - 8/5/2021 - Topics: Quality Control Data Review
  • Special Email - 8/5/2021 - Topics: Data Review Open in SDRR
  • Monday Email - 8/9/2021 - Topics: DAC Monthly Webcast, K Screen Data in IC, WIDA Addendum Release, WIDA eConference Rate Increases Sept. 1, WIDA Secure Portal Webinar, WIDA Screener Q&A Webinar
  • Special Email 8/10/2021 - Topics: Aggregate Data Spreadsheets 
  • Special Email 8/10/2021 - Topics: August Monthly DAC Webcast Postponed, Reminder: Data Review Ends Tomorrow
  • Special Email 8/13/2021 - Topics: Aug. 13 DAC Monthly Webcast 
  • Monday Email 8/16/2021 - Topics: 2020-2021 Cut Scores, August DAC Webcast, EOC State Administration Training (Reminder), Scott Trimble Workshop, Summative Assessment Name Changes, WIDA Secure Portal: Updates and Reminders
  • Monday Email 8/23/2021 - Topics: 2021-2022 Early Graduation Pathway Guidance Document for EOC State Assessments, Advanced Placement Scores in Infinite Campus, Alternate KSA Combined Overview-AT Training/Quiz to Open, Alternate Assessment Students Mark Blind/VI on IEP—Deadline Sept. 15, Fall 2021 Pilot CTE EOP Assessment Testing Window Open Sept. 13-24Helpful Assessment and Accountability Contacts, K Screen Rosters in SDRR, Reminder: 2021-2022 CTE EOP Assessment Coordinator Registration due Sept. 1
  • Monday Email 8/30/2021 - Topics: Assessment Scores in IC, Back to School 2021-2022: Assess, Teach, Grow with WIDA, WIDA Secure Portal Redesign: Final Pre-Launch Reminder
July 2021
  • Special Tuesday Email - 7/6/2021 - Topics: DAC Monthly Webcast, New District Assessment Coordinator (DAC) Informational Seminar, WIDA Screener for Kindergarten English Learners, ACCESS for ELLs: Speaking Domain with Scoring (Online) Q & A Webinar, 2021-2022 WIDA AMS Technology Documentation
  • Special Email - 7/7/2021 - Topic: New High School Feedback Reports are Available for Review
  • Special Email - 7/8/2021 - Topic: July 8 DAC Monthly Webcast
  • Monday Email - 7/12/2021 - Topics: Interim Assessment Research Study, July DAC Monthly Webcast, New District Assessment Coordinator (DAC) Informational Seminar
  • Monday Email - 7/19/2021 - Topics: Completing the WIDA Screener for Kindergarten Training Course, Kentucky School Report Card Data Approval Tool Opened, Spring 2021 ACT Data and Reports Available
  • Special Email - 7/20/2021 - Topic: Systems Consultant IT Vacancy

June 2021

  • Special Email - 6/1/2021 - Topics: Marking Sessions Complete in PAN, Secure Web Applications Login Update, School Reconfigurations Changes for 2021-2022 School Year, Testing Allegation Incident Reporting, WIDA Screener for Kindergarten: Answers to FAQ
  • Monday Email - 6/7/2021 - Topics: DAC Monthly Webcast, Kentucky Coalition for Advancing Education to meet June 8, K Screen 2021-2022 Staff File Submission Deadline, K Screen Data Download, School Reconfiguration Changes for 2021-2022 School Year, WIDA Updates
  • Special Email - 6/10/2021 - Topics: Assessment and Accountability Regulations Public Comment Period and Public Hearing, June 10 DAC Monthly Webcast
  • Monday Email - 6/14/2021 Topics: 2021-2022 EOC State Administration Testing Dates and Counselor Training, 2021-2022 Technology Releases in WIDA AMS, ACCESS for ELLs Data Validation, ACT Scores in Infinite Campus, Administration Code and Inclusion of Special Populations Allegation Training, Complete WIDA Self-Paced eWorkshops by August 31, DRC Outage in WIDA AMS, June 10 DAC Monthly Webcast, Kentucky Coalition for Advancing Education, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author to Headline 2021 WIDA eConference, School Reconfiguration Changes for 2021-2022 Scho
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  • Monday Email - 6/21/2021 Topics: 2021-2022 EOC State Administration Testing Dates and Counselor Training, ACCESS for ELLs Online Speaking Test Survey Closes June 28, DRC Planned Outage in WIDA AMS, Kentucky Coalition for Advancing Education to Meet June 22, Public Hearing to be Held on Amendments to Regulations, School Reconfiguration Changes for 2021-2022 School Year, WIDA Secure Portal Nondisclosure and User Agreement
  • Special Email - 6/25/2021 - Topics: KDE's Science Advisory Panel and Review Committee Meeting June 28, Secure Web Applications Login Update
  • Special Email - 6/25/2021 - Topics: KDE's Science Advisory Panel and Review Committee Meeting June 28, Secure Web Applications Login Update
  • Monday Email - 6/28/2021 - Topics: End-of-Course and KYOTE Scores in Infinite Campus, Kentucky Coalition for Advancing Education to Meet June 29, School Reconfiguration Changes for 2021-2022 School Year

May 2021

  • Monday Email - 5/3/2021 - Topics: Final test date for the ACT, ACT Materials Pickups for the May Standard Time and Accommodations Test Window (Test Window 4)
  • Special Email - 5/5/2021 - Topic: Information Regarding Chromebooks and TestNav in K-PREP Testing
  • Monday Email - 5/10/2021 - Topics: Alternate K-PREP Window Closing, CTE EOP Assessment Results and Certificates, K Screen Staff File Submission, SDRR Process for Virtual or Quarantined Students, SRD and CRD Closing
  • Special Email - 5/17/201 - Topic: Intermittent Internet Outage
  • Monday Email - 5/17/2021 - Topics: ACCESS for ELLs Online Speaking Test Survey, KDE Testing Allegations Coordinator Update, Registration Open for the 2021 WIDA eConference, School Reconfiguration Changes for 2021-2022 School Year, Scores in Infinite Campus
  • Special Email - 5/19/2021 - Topic: Intermittent Internet Outage Resolved
  • Monday Email - 5/24/2021 - Topics: ACCESS for ELLs Score Report Resources, ACT State Testing Data and Reporting, DRC Planned Outage, K Screen Brigance Order Arrival, KYOTE Scores in Infinite Campus (IC), Special Thank You, WIDA Screener for Kindergarten
  • Special Email - 5/25/2021 - Topic: Program Consultant Vacancy
  • Special Email - 5/27/2021 - Topic: Kentucky Coalition for Advancing Education to hold first meeting June 1

KDE DAC Information
Office of Assessment and Accountability
300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-4394
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