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Assessment Support

DAC Communications

Published: 9/27/2022 8:45 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.

September 2022

  • Special Email 9/6/22 - ACT Fall 2022 Senior Administration Office Hour - Reminder, ACT Fall 2022 Senior Administration: Materials Arriving Soon & Non-Test Activity, ACT Fall 2022 Senior Administration Touchscreen Policy Clarification, Alternate ACCESS Field Test: Updates to Webpage, Alternate Assessment Students Marked Blind/Visually Impaired (VI) on IEP: Deadline Today, Assessment Scores in IC, KDE Awarded $3 Million State Assessment Grant, September WIDA Q&A Webinars, 2022-2023 ACCESS for ELLs Manuals Now Available​
  • Special Email 9/8/22 - September Monthly DAC Webcast
  • Special SRCC/DAC Email​ - School Report Card Reminder
  • Monday Email 9/12/22 - ACCESS for ELLs Braille Material Updates for 2022-2023, ACT Fall 2022 Senior Administration: Materials Arriving Soon & Non-Test Activity, Kentucky Alternate Assessment – CWEC Training / Quiz Opened Sept. 9, International Baccalaureate Assessment Scores in IC, September Monthly DAC Webcast, REMINDER: “We Will Rise” 2022 Scott Trimble Workshop on Assessment and Instruction October 27-28, 2022, Alternate Assessment Students Marked Blind/Visually Impaired (VI) On Individualized Education Program (IEP): Deadline Extension  
  • Monday Email 9/19/22 - ACT Fall 2022 Senior Administration: Deadline to Order NCR Material Approaching, ACT Fall 2022 Senior Administration: Non-Test Activities Reminder, ACT Spring 2023 Junior In-Person Training Opportunities, Assessment Scores in Infinite Campus, Checking Data in BRIGANCE OMS, Quality Control (QC) Day
  • Special SRCC/DAC Email - School Report Card Collection Items Due​
  • Special Email 9/20/22 - Quality Control Day Confirmed
  • Special Email 9/21/22 -  New Assessment, Accountability and Public Reporting Resources
  • Special Email 9/22/22 - Quality Control Day Data Now Available
  • Special Email 9/22/22 #2​ - QC Day Review 
  • Monday Email 9/26/22 - ACT Fall 2022 Senior Administration Office Hour - Reminderm, ACT Fall 2022 Senior Administration: Prepare for Testing Communication Deploying, Assessment Scores in Infinite Campus, Central Office Services-Service Device (COS-SD) Update, October ACCESS Q& A Webinars ​
  • Special SRCC/DAC Email 9/26/22​ - School Report Card - Final Collection/Approval Reminders

August 2022

  • Monday Email 8/1/22​ - 2022 ACT Fall State Administration Training Materials and Resources, ACT - Select Test Date - Deadline Aug. 26, Back-to-School Training Series, New High School Feedback Reports are available for review, Office of Assessment and Accountability Contacts 2022-2023, The Brigance Online Management System is Live
  • Special SRCC/DAC Email 8/1/22 - School Report Card Data Review Window Opens August 3rd. ​​
  • Special SRCC/DAC Email 8/3/22 - School Report Card – Round 2 of the Data Review Window Starts Today   
  • Monday Email 8/8/22 - Back to School Training Series Reminder, BRIGANCE Office Hours, ​Change to WIDA Client Services Hours on Aug. 9, CTE Reminder – September 1 deadline to add pathways to TEDS, Family Engagement Resources Available in Ukrainian, Global Alternate Program Calendar Released, New 2022-2023 Skilled Trades TRACK Welding Assessment, 2022 Fall ACT Senior Administration Training, 2022-2023 WIDA Accessibility and Accommodations Updates, Updated WIDA Screener Test Administrator Manuals
  • Special SRCC/DAC Email 8/8/22 - School Profile Report - Annual Reminder
  • Special Email 8/11/22​ - Quality Control (QC) Data Review   ​
  • Special Email #2 8/11/22​ - ​​August Monthly DAC Webcast 
  • Monday Email 8/15/22 - 2022-2023 WIDA Courses Launch Sept. 1, ACT Fall 2022 Administration Office Hours, August DAC Monthly Webcast, Inaccurate Dual Credit Data in Postsecondary Readiness Spreadsheets, Update: WIDA ELD Standards Framework, 2020 Digital Explorer Available Now, WIDA Assessments in the 2022-23 School Year 
  • Special SRCC/DAC Email 8/15/22​ - Update on School Report Card Data Available for Review​
  • Special Email 8/16/22​ - KDE's Science Advisory Panel and Review Committee to meet Aug. 18​
  • Monday Email 8/22/22​ - 2022 WIDA Annual Conference in Kentucky, ACT Fall 2022 Senior Administration Online Testing Site Readiness Activities, ACT 2022 Fall Senior Administration- Select Test Date - Deadline Approaching Reminder: Aug. 26, ACT 2022 Fall Senior Administration- Submit Requests for ACT Authorized Accommodations - Deadline Approaching Reminder: Aug. 26, Assessment Scores in Infinite Campus, BRIGANCE OMS and Infinite Campus File Error, Participate in an ACCESS or ELLs Event, Reminder: 2022-2023 CTE EOP Assessment Coordinator Registration due Sept. 1, School Counselor and School-Based Mental Health Service Provider Use of Time Updates
  • Monday Email 8/29/22 - ACT Fall 2022 Senior Administration: Accommodations Reconsideration Window Open, ACT Fall 2022 Senior Administration: Enroll Requests, ACT Fall 2022 Senior Administration: Window to Create Online Test Sessions Opening Soon, Testing Allegations
  • Special SRCC/DAC Email​ - Update on the School Report Card Timeline

July 2022

  • Special Email 7/1/22​ - KDE seeking feedback on draft assessment blueprint for science​
  • Special Email 7/5/22 - K Screen Training of Trainers for New Staff, New District Assessment Coordinator (DAC) Informational Seminar 
  • Monday Email 7/11/22 - ​New WIDA Focus Bulletin: Making Science Multilingual: Supporting Equity Through Design Principles, 2022-2023 WIDA AMS Enhancements for TCs and TAs, 2022-2023 WIDA AMS Technology Documentation for Technology Coordinators, Upcoming WIDA Screener Q&A Webinars ​
  • Special Email 7/14/22 - July DAC Monthly Webcast 
  • Monday Email 7/18/22​ - ACT Parental Consent Resources, ACT/OAA Fall 2022 Administration Training – Registration Deadline Approaching, Graduation Codes (G-Codes) into Infinite Campus (IC) for the 2021-2022 school year Deadline - Reminder, In-person 2022 WIDA Annual Conference Sold Out, Register to Attend Virtually, July DAC Monthly Webcast, WIDA Secure Portal Enhancements 
  • Special SRCC/DAC Email 7/25/22​ - School Report Card Approval/Collector Tool Open
  • Monday Email 7/26/22 - ACT Authorized Accommodations for the Fall 2022 Senior Administration of the ACT - Deadline, ACT Hosted Training for 2022 Fall ACT Senior Administration, Assessment Scores in IC, Reminder: Upcoming WIDA Q&A Webinar
  • Special Email 7/28/22 - Reminder:  KDE Seeking Feedback on Draft Assessment Blueprint for Science​​​​

June 2022

  • ​Monday Email 6/7/22 - ACCESS for ELLs Standards Expert Recruitment, KAAC Registration Now Open for 2022 Scott Trimble Workshop, WIDA Secure Portal Outage
  • Monday Email 6/15/22 - Assessment Scores in IC, Calling Educators to Generate Content for the New Kindergarten ACCESS for ELLs, Fall 2022 ACT Senior Retake Testing Dates, June DAC Monthly Webcast, KECSAC Data Records​
  • Monday Email 6/21/22 - ACT State Spring 2022 Testing Data and Report Availability, Assessment Scores in IC, New! WIDA Data Dashboard, School Reconfiguration Changes for 2022-2023 School Year, 2022-2023 WIDA Screener Online Administration, WIDA Non-Disclosure and User Agreement
  • Monday Email 6/27/22​ - ​ACT/OAA Fall 2022 Administration Training, KDE seeking feedback on draft Kentucky Academic Standards for Science, School Reconfiguration Changes for 2022-2023 School Year 

​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
  • Monday Email 5/24/22 - Reminder: TAR & AKSA Window Closure & Score Entry Approaching, Message From KAAC Board
  • Monday Email 5/31/22 - Alert Papers, K Screen Staff File Reminder, TAR and AKSA Scores due by Close of Business, June 3rd 

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​

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