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Assessment Support

Meetings and Trainings

Published: 10/8/2020 3:21 PM

​The Division of Assessment and Accountability Support (DAAS) provides opportunities for District Assessment Coordinators (DACs), Building Assessment Coordinators (BACs), Directors of Special Education (DoSEs), Professional Development Coordinators and other interested individuals to receive information and practice with score interpretation, data analysis, test administration and the regulations governing Kentucky's Assessment and Accountability Program. ​

Assessment Program Trainings

In collaboration with assessment vendors, DAAS provides trainings and resources to support DACs and BACs with policies, procedures, assessment products, etc.

ACCESS For ELLs and W-APT Trainings

Alternate K-PREP Trainings

Assessment Administration Regulation Trainings

Kindergarten Screen Trainings

Trainings for ACT State Administration

Trainings for K-PREP Administration

2020 Back-to-School Trainings

Fall 2020 Data Review Trainings

Cohort in SDRR

ACCESS and Alternate ACCESS Data Review in SDRR

February DAC Trainings

Each February, DAAS holds a series of meetings for DACs across Kentucky  to provide trainings and answer questions concerning spring state assessments.

Information on 2021 February DAC Trainings will be provided several weeks in advance when training dates are finalized.

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

DAC Monthly Webcasts

On the second Thursday of each month, DAAS hosts a Monthly DAC Webcast. The most current topics in KDE assessment and accountability are on the agenda.


January PowerPoint & Video

Topics: Quality of School Climate and Safety Survey, Field Test Updates and Resources, 2020 February/March DAC Meetings, ACT Updates, SRC Regulation Amendment

February Canceled

March PowerPoint & Video - [Updates since video created]
Topics: Online Field Test, COVID-19 & State Testing [K-PREP Materials held due to school closures], Legislative Update, Sample Items, K-Screen [Face to Face Trainings Canceled], ACCESS for ELLs: Pre-Reporting Validation

April 16 - PowerPoint & Video

Topics: State Waiver, ACT Testing, KDE COVID-19 Information, K Screen Materials and Training, KAS Online Field Test Survey, Social Studies Fall Field Test

May 14 - PowerPoint & Video

Topics: Senate Bill 158 Updates, Social Studies Fall Field Testing, Alternate Assessment Targets, Spring 2020 Field Test Findings

June 10 - PowerPoint & Video

Topics: Alternate Assessment Updates, SAPRC Members Appointed, ACT Fall Testing, Evaluating Students Guidance Document

July Canceled

August 13 - PowerPoint & Video

Topics: ACT Update, Aug. KBE Topics, Fall Reporting, Social Studies Field Test, Back-to-School Trainings

Sept. 10 - PowerPoint & Video

Topics: Fall Reporting, ACT Reminders and Updates, Administration Code and Inclusion of Special Populations Virtual and Face-to-Face Trainings, Bias Review Update, Scorable Practice Tests

Oct. 8 - PowerPoint & Video

KBE Comparison of Federal and State Accountability Requirements

Topics: Update on the Development of Accountability System, Fall ACT Testing, Public Reporting Timeline, School Report Card, Assessment and Accountability Calendar

Previous years DAC Monthly Webcasts are located on the KDE MEDIA PORTAL

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