Assessment Support

DAC Communications

Published: 7/16/2024 8:32 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.​​


July 2024

  • Monday Email 7/1/24​ - Deadline for Graduation Codes (G-Codes) to be entered into Infinite Campus (IC) for the 2023-24 school year, KDE Offices Closed July 4, K Screen Train the Trainers for New Staff Approaching
  • Monday Email 7/8/24​ - 2024-2025 WIDA Screener Online Administration Now Open, 2024-2025 Assessment Webinar Schedule and WIDA Screener Trainings, ACT Fall 2024 ACT Senior Administration – Training Dates (TENTATIVE), Assessment Scores in Infinite Campus, Featured Resources: Increase Understanding of EL Students with Disabilities, New Guidance on Administering WIDA Screener to EL BVI and DHH Students, Upcoming Change to WIDA Customer Service Hours, Upcoming Webinar on 2023-2024 WIDA Alternate ACCESS Score Reports.​​​
  • Special Email 7/11/24​ - Feedback on Prototypes, July DAC Webcast​​
  • Monday Email 7/15/24​ - 2024 Scott Trimble Workshop, ACCESS for ELLs and WIDA Alternate ACCESS Testing Window, Assessment Scores in Infinite Campus, DAC and BAC of the Year Award, July 19 Deadline to Provide Feedback on Kentucky United We Learn Prototypes, July Monthly DAC Webcast, Program Consultant Vacancy (Reminder), New District Assessment Coordinator (DAC) of the Year Award, WIDA Accessibility and Accommodations Resources for 2024-2025

June 2024

  • ​Monday Email 6/3/24 - Assessment Scores in Infinite Campus, Alternate Kentucky Summative Assessment (AKSA) USB Drive Return Process, K Screen Train the Trainers for New Staff Reminder, New High School Feedback Reports Available for Review, Reminder K Screen 2024-2025 Staff File Submission Deadline July 1, Upcoming WIDA AMS Outage.​​
  • Monday Email 6/10/24​Announcing the #WIDA2024 Keynote Speaker, Assessment Scores in Infinite Campus, Education Week Articles Help Teachers Understand ACCESS for ELLs, Featured Resource: WIDA ELD Standards Framework Implementation Guides, SDRR Spring Rosters Closing.
  • Monday Email 6/17/24 ​- 2024-2025 WIDA Screener Online Administration, Deadline Extended: WIDA Wants Educator Thoughts on Automated Writing Scoring, Focus Bulletin Explores Considerations and Strategies to Help MLs with Trauma, House Bill 6 Website Accountability Reporting Requirements, Two New WIDA Webinar Recordings Available, WIDA Alternate Screener is Coming in Summer 2025, WIDA Non-Disclosure and User Agreement.
  • Monday Email 6/24/24​2024-2025 WIDA Screener Online Administration Reminder, ACT Fall 2024 ACT Senior Administration Dates  

May 2024

  • Special Email 5/3/24​ - Online Test Reader Feature​
  • Special Email 5/6/24 - Kentucky Summative Assessment (KSA) Online Text Reader Update
  • Monday Email 5/6/24 - 2024 WIDA Annual Conference, ACCESS Bias, Sensitivity and Content Review, ACCESS for ELLs Standards Experts Recruitment, WIDA Family Engagement Resources and Supports, AKSA Materials Reminder, AKSA Window 2 Closes Friday, May 24, Alternate Kentucky Summative Assessment (AKSA) Office Hour Registration, Fulfilled K Screen Orders, K Screen Staff Files for the 2024-2025 Screening Window Access, SDRR “Hot Topic” Office Reminder, Student Registration Database (SRD) Closes Friday, May 31.
  • Special Email 5/7/24​ - Severe Weather​
  • Monday Email 5/13/24 - 2024 Scott Trimble Workshop, 2024 WIDA Annual Conference Registration, ACT Spring 2024 Junior Administration - State Testing Satisfaction Survey Deadline Approaching, EOP Assessment Scores in IC, K Screen Train the Trainers for New Staff, KSA Office Hour, LEA Webinar on 2024-2025 WIDA AMS Enhancements, New DAC Seminar, Reminder: 2022-2024 CWEC and ESAR Reporting Deadline May 31, SDRR “Hot Topic” Office Hours Reminder
  • Monday Email 5/20/24​ - ACT Spring 2024 Junior Administration - Data and Reports Finalized, LEA Webinar on 2024-2025 WIDA Ams Enhancements Reminder, Program Consultant Vacancy, Reminder: Alternate Kentucky Summative Assessment (AKSA) Window 2 Closes Friday, May 24, Reminder: Student Registration Database (SRD) Closes Friday, May 31, Upcoming WIDA Secure Portal Outage, WIDA Assessment Development Events, WIDA Self-Paced eLearning Workshops.​
  • Special Email 5/28/24​ - Assessment Scores in Infinite Campus, BRIGANCE Training Materials Now Available, Free WIDA Webinars Available for 2024-2025, Marco DALE Grade-level Cluster Materials Available, New 2020 Edition Video Impacts ACCESS for ELLs, WIDA Automated Writing Scoring Feedback.​

April 2024​

  • Monday Email 4/1/24 - 2024 New DAC Workshop, ACCESS for ELLs Data Validation Reminder, ACT Spring 2024 Junior Administration - Test Window #2 Concluding, Alternate Kentucky Summative Assessment (AKSA) Window 2 Opens Monday, April 15, K Screen Train the Trainers for New Staff, Kindergarten ACCESS Pilot Test 2024 Follow Up, KSA DAC/BAC Certification of Proper Test Administration Forms, Student Registration Database (SRD) Opens Monday, April 15, Student Transfers in PAN, WIDA Alternate ACCESS Standard Setting.
  • Monday Email 4/8/24​ - ACT Spring 2024 Junior Administration - State Use Question Deadline, ACT Spring 2024 Junior Administration - Test Window 2: Return Materials, Alternate Kentucky Summative Assessment (AKSA) Window 2 Opens Monday, April 15 – Reminder, BRIGANCE K Screen Refresh Webcas​​t Office Hour, February DAC Training Effective Instructional Leadership Act (EILA) Credit Form Closing Soon, Glossary of Terms for Supporting Multilingual Learners with Disabilities, KSA PAN Tasks and Reminders, Reminder: WIDA Alternate ACCESS Scores, Spring Roster in SDRR, Student Registration Database (SRD) Opens Monday for AKSA, April 15 – Reminder, WIDA ELD Standards Framework, 2020 Digital Explorer, WIDA Screener Training Course.​
  • Monday Email 4/15/24​ - 2023-2024 EOP Assessment Results and Certificates, 2024-2025 WIDA AMS Enhancements Webinar, ACT Spring 2024 Junior Administration - Reporting Timeline, AKSA Window 2 Beginning, KSA Office Hour Session 2, New WIDA Focus Bulletin Looks at the Marco DALE in Action, SDRR “Hot Topic” Office Hour Reminder, WIDA Resources to Communicate ACCESS Scores.​
  • Monday Email 4/22/24​ - ​​​2024 KSA and AKSA Spring Testing Site Visits, 2024 WIDA Annual Conference Registration Opens May 6, Accountability for Full-time Online Virtual and Remote Learning Programs, ACT Spring 2024 Junior Administration - State Use Question Deadline Reminder, ACT Spring 2025 Junior Administration: TENTATIVE Testing Dates Released, Finding the ACCESS Reports in WIDA AMS, K Screen Materials Ready to be Shipped, K Screen Upcoming Staff File Release, Kindergarten ACCESS Project Webpage Reminder, KSA PearsonAccessnext (PAN) Work Requests, Register for Upcoming WIDA Webinar, SDRR “Hot Topic” Office Hour Reminder.​
  • ​Special Email 4/24/24 - Spring Rosters now available in SDRR
  • Monday Email 4/29/24​ - ACT Spring 2024 Junior Administration - State Testing Satisfaction Survey Deploying Soon, Assessment Scores in Infinite Campus, Brief Overview of Scoring ACCESS for ELLs, News Article Details the Ins and Outs of WIDA Pilot Testing, Reminders: 2023-2024 TRACK Pre-Apprenticeship Assessment, SDRR “Hot Topic” Office Hour Tomorrow, WIDA Webinar.​

March 2024

  • Monday Email 3/4/24​2024 February DAC Training FAQ Addendum, ACT Spring 2024 Junior Administration - Accommodations Qualified Exceptions to the Deadline Approaching, ACT Spring 2024 Junior Administration - Create Online Test Sessions for Window #1, ACT Spring 2024 Junior Administration - Non-secure Materials for Test Window #2, ACT State Testing Office Hour - March 6, 2024, All KSA Scripts Now Available, Assessment Scores in Infinite Campus, KSA District Test Window Collection Open in the SDRR Application, KSA Office Hours, Reminder: Upcoming Assessment Webinar on Interpreting Score Reports, Reminder: Upcoming Assessment Webinar on WIDA Data Validation, Supported System Requirements for ACCESS for ELLs Online and WIDA Screener Online, WIDA and DRC Customer Service Hours of Operation.
  • Monday Email 3/11/24 - ​​ACCESS for ELLs Data Validation in WIDA AMS, ACT Spring 2024 Junior Administration - Accommodations: Extended Qualified Exceptions to the Deadline for Test Window #2, ACT Spring 2024 Junior Administration - Calculator Policy, ACT Spring 2024 Junior Administration: TestNav State Use Questions, ACT State Testing Office Hour - March 20, 2024, AKSA Window 1 Makeup Window Open Until March 22, Alternate Kentucky Summative Assessment Window 2 Materials Shipping Dates, Cohort Data Open in SDDR, Deadline to make KSA Text to Speech (TTS) and IEP Calculator Selections in IC, Featured Resource: Video on Using ACCESS to Support MLs, Free WIDA Webinar Recording on Marco DALE Available, Transition Attainment Record (TAR) Training Closes March 25
  • Special Email 3/14/24 - ​K Screen Online Ordering for the 2024-2025 School Year, March Monthly DAC Webcast
  • Monday Email 3/18/24​ - ACT Spring 2024 Junior Administration - Test Window #1 Concluding, ACT Spring 2024 Junior Administration - Create Online Test Sessions for Window #2, ACT State Testing Office Hour - March 20, 2024, Alternate Kentucky Summative Assessment (AKSA) Window 1 Makeup Requests, Five Strategies to Welcome English Learner (EL) Newcomers into the Classroom, K Screen Online Ordering for the 2024-2025 School Year, March Monthly DAC Webcast, What is a WIDA Cognitive Lab and How Does It Work?
  • Monday Email 3/25/24​ - ACCESS for ELLs Theme Generator & Standards Expert Recruitment, ACT Spring 2024 Junior Administration - Makeup Testing (Test Window 2) Opening Soon, ACT Spring 2024 Junior Administration - Test Window 1: Return Materials, BRIGANCE K Screen Refresh Webcast Now Available, K Screen Implementation Guide is Now Available, K Screen Ordering Window Closing Soon, KSA District Test Window Collection Reminder, KSA Office Hour (with Teams link), PearsonAccessnext Open for Spring KSA, Reminder: 2023-2024 CTE EOP Assessment Testing Window Closes Mar. 29, Reminder: 2023-2024 TRACK Pre-Apprenticeship Assessment Testing Window Closes Mar. 29, Reminder: Alternate Kentucky Summative Assessment Window 2 Materials Shipping Dates, Reminder: Don’t Forget to Nominate an Expert Educator for the WIDA Fellows Program, Reminder: Transition Attainment Record (TAR) Training Closes March 25.

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February 2024

  • ​Monday Email 2/5/24​ - ACT Spring 2024 Junior Administration: Accommodations and Supports Roster, ACT Spring 2024 Junior Administration: Test Window 1 - Additional Materials Order Window Open, ACT Spring 2024 Junior Administration: Test Window 1 - Create Test Sessions, Assessment Scores in IC, OAA Consultant Position, Reminder: ACT Spring 2024 Junior Administration - Webinar #2 Test Day and Post-Test Activities​​​
  • Monday Email 2/12/24 - 2024 Feb. DAC Trainings Hybrid Question and Answer (Q&A) Sessions Reminder, 2024 KSA and QSCS TAM and Scripts Now Available, ACT Spring 2024 Junior Administration: Materials Arriving Soon, ACT Spring 2024 Junior Administration: Non-Test Activities for the ACT and Parental Consent Policy Reminder, ACT Spring 2024 Junior Administration: Test Preparation Reminder, ACT State Testing Office Hour - Feb. 20, 2024, Featured Resource: WIDA Focus Bulletin on Interactive Learning in Content-Area Classrooms, Reminder: 2023-2024 CTE EOP Assessment Testing Window Opens Feb. 19, Reminder: 2023-2024 TRACK Pre-Apprenticeship (Carpentry, Electrical, Welding) Assessment Testing Window Opens Feb. 19, Reminder: Alternate Kentucky Summative Assessment (AKSA) Window Two Ma​terials Shipping Window Selection Due Today, Reminder: Alternate Kentucky Summative Assessment Window 2 Final Roster Pull Feb. 13, Reminder: Visual Impairment (VI) Materials Request Due Today.
  • Monday Email 2/19/24​ - 2024 Feb. DAC Trainings Hybrid Question and Answer (Q&A) Sessions Reminder, ACT State Testing Office Hour - Feb. 20, 2024 Reminder, Additional KSA Scripts Now Available, Recording Available for Webinar WIDA ELD Framework Implementation: What, When, and How?, SDRR Server Maintenance​
  • Monday Email 2/26/24​ - 2024 Effective Instructional Leadership Act (EILA) Credits for February DAC Training – Reminder and Deadline, ACT Spring 2024 Junior Administration - Accommodations Qualified Exceptions to the Deadline Approaching, ACT Spring 2024 Junior Administration – Current Technical Requirements for Online ACT Testing, ACT Spring 2024 Junior Administration: Test Window 1 - Additional Materials Order Window Closing Soon, Additional KSA Scripts Now Available, Nominate an Expert Educator for the WIDA Fellows Program, Upcoming WIDA Workshops Input, WIDA March Assessment Webinars.​

January 2024

  • Monday Email 1/8/24 - ACT Spring 2024 Junior Administration - Reminder to Request Accommodations and Supports, ACT Spring 2024 Junior Administration - Verify Enrollment Deadline Approaching, ACT State Testing Office Hour – Jan. 10, 2024, ACCESS for ELLs Tips and Reminders, Alternate ACCESS Test Administrator Scripts: Writing Domain Clarification Reminder, Features Resource: WIDA News Subscriptions, KDE Offices Closed January 15, New Resource: WIDA ELD Essentials, Reminder: Alternate Kentucky Summative Assessment (AKSA) Window 1 Makeup Begins, Reminder: CTE EOP Assessment Office Hours Beginning Jan. 10, Tell WIDA How the School/Districts Make ACCESS Accommodations Decisions Reminder, Upcoming Change to WIDA and DRC Customer Service Hours
  • Special Email 1/11/24​ - January DAC Webcast
  • ​​​Special Email 1/16/24 - 2024 Feb. DAC Trainings Hybrid Question and Answer (Q&A) Sessions Registration, ACT Spring 2024 Junior Administration - Deadline Approaching for Request Accommodations and Supports, January Monthly DAC Webcast, Register for a Free WIDA Webinar on ELD Standards Implementation​
  • Monday Email 1/22/24 - ACT Spring 2024 Junior Administration - Accommodations Qualified Exceptions to the Deadline Now Open, ACT Spring 2024 Junior Administration - Accommodations Reconsiderations Deadline, Career and Technical Education End-of-Program (EOP) Assessment Reminder: Critical Feb. 1 Deadline, Reminder: ACT Spring 2024 Junior Administration - Verify Enrollment Deadline Approaching, Reminder: Upcoming WIDA Q&A Webinar
  • Monday Email 1/30/24​2024 Site Visit Forms, ACT Spring 2024 Junior Administration - Preparing Devices for Online Testing, Alternate Kentucky Summative Assessment (AKSA) Window Two Materials Shipping Window Selection, Alternate Kentucky Summative Assessment Window 2 Final Roster Pull Feb. 13, Assessment Scores in Infinite Campus, February DAC Training Release, Reminder: ACT Spring 2024 Junior Administration - Accommodations Reconsiderations Deadline, Reminder: Alternate Kentucky Summative Assessment (AKSA) Window 1 Makeup Requests Deadline, Tips for Placing ACCESS for ELLs Additional Materials Orders in WIDA AMS, Upcoming WIDA Webinar Goes Deeper into Marco DALE, Visual Impairment (VI) Materials Request.

December 2023

  • ​Monday Email 12/4/23 - Date Change: ACT State Testing Office Hour – Feb. 20, 2024, K-Screen 2023-2024 District Data Available, Reminder: ACT Spring 2024 Junior Administration - Select Test Dates Deadline, Reminder: ACT Spring 2024 Junior Administration - Webinar #1 Pre-Test Activities, Reminder: Upcoming WIDA Q&A Webinars, WIDA Assessment Management System (AMS) Resources in 2023-2024​
  • Monday Email 12/11/23 - ACT Spring 2024 Junior Administration - Online Testing Site Readiness, ACT State Fall 2023 State Senior (Optional) Administration Testing - Data and Reports Finalized, ACT State Testing Office Hour - Dec. 13, 2023, CWEC and ESAR Quizzes to Close, Alternate Kentucky Summative Assessment (AKSA) Window 1 to Close, Final Data Files After Ten-Day Regulatory Data Review, Modified WIDA and DRC Customer Service Hours for December, Reminder: ACT Spring 2024 Junior Administration - Request Accommodations and Supports, Reminder: AKSA Office Hour, Reminder: Upcoming WIDA Technology Q&A Webinar, Spring 2024 ACT State Administration Training and Materials Available, Updated Focus Bulletin on Identifying Multilingual Learners with Specific Learning Disabilities​
  • Special Email 12/14/23​ - December 2023 Monthly DAC Webcast, Assessment Scores in Infinite Campus​
  • Monday Email 12/18/23​ACCESS and WIDA Alternate ACCESS Rosters in SDRR, December Monthly DAC Webcast, January WIDA Q&A Webinar, KDE Offices Closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1, New WIDA Snapshot Helps Educators Use WIDA Proficiency Level Descriptors, Redesigned Alternate ACCESS, Updates and Reminders: 2023-2024 CTE EOP Assessment

November 2023

  • Special Email 11/1/23​ - 2022-2023 Public Release of School Assessment Data – Embargo Lifted, Data Review
  • Monday Email 11/6/23​ACT Spring 2024 Junior Administration: PearsonAccessnext (PAN) Opening Soon, ACT Spring 2024 Junior Administration: Select Test Dates Deadline, ACT Spring 2024 Junior Administration: Upcoming Training Opportunities, KDE Offices Closed, New Writing Sample Items for ACCESS Online, Reminder: AKSA Administration Office Hour, Reminder:  WIDA Technology Q&A Webinar, Save the Date for #WIDA2024 Annual Conference, Upcoming WIDA AMS Outage
  • Special Email 11/9/23 - November DAC Monthly Webcast
  • Monday Email 11/13/23 - ACCESS for ELLs, ACT Spring 2024 Junior Administration: Test Accessibility and Accommodations Portal Now Open, Important Alternate Kentucky Summative Assessment (AKSA) Update, New WIDA Focus Bulletin Explores Accessibility Features for Online Assessments, Reminder: AKSA Window 1 Administration to Begin Nov. 13, Reminder: Upcoming WIDA Q&A Webinars, Tell WIDA About ACCESS Accommodations Decision-Making
  • Monday Email 11/20/232023-2024 ACCESS for ELLs Trainings, ACT Spring 2024 Junior Administration: DAC Access Level Changes for the ACT Success Site, KDE Offices Closed for Thanksgiving​
  • Monday Email 11/27/23​ - ACT Spring 2024 Administration: Test Administration Training #1, Brand-New ‘What is WIDA Alternate ACCESS?’ Handout is Now Available, Updated Quality of School Climate and Safety Survey Spreadsheets Available​

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October 2023

  • Monday Email 10/2/23​ - 2023-2024 Transition Attainment Record (TAR) Training/Quiz Now Open, 2023 KSA and AKSA Released Items Training Now Available, 2023 KSA Released Items Training Now Available, ACT Fall 2023 State Senior (Optional) Administration: Test Window 2 - Additional Order Window Closing Soon, Additional Career Readiness Options – Kentucky Board of Education (KBE)- Approved Cooperative Education and Internships, Assessment Scores in Infinite Campus, ACT State Testing Office Hour - Oct. 11, Deadline Extended: Participate in the WIDA Standards Implementation Study, Kindergarten ACCESS Pilot Test 2024 Recruitment, Online Management System Screening Summary Report, Reminder: Upcoming WIDA Technology Q&A Webinar, Scott Trimble Assessment Workshop
  • Monday Email 10/9/23 - ACT State Fall 2023 State Senior (Optional) Administration Testing: Test Window 1 Concludes, ACT State Fall 2023 State Senior (Optional) Administration Testing: Create Online Test Sessions for Window 2, School Report Card – Public Release Tentative Dates, Checking K Screen Data on BRIGANCE Online Management SystemCTE End-of-Program Assessment - 2023-2024 School Testing Window Selection, Data-Driven Instruction for , Multilingual Learners with WIDA MODEL, Data Entry Reminders for K Screen, Reminder: Upcoming WIDA Technology Q&A Webinars, Updated WIDA AMS User Guide
  • Special Email 10/12/23 - October DAC Monthly Webcast
  • Special Email 10/13/23 -  Quality Control Day Confirmed 
  • ​Monday Email 10/16/23 - ACT/OAA Spring 2024 Junior Administration In-Person Training Opportunities – Reminder ACT State Fall 2023 State Senior (Optional) Administration Testing: Initial Testing (Test Window 1) Prescheduled Material Pickup, ACT State Fall 2023 State Senior (Optional) Administration Testing: Makeup Testing (Test Window 2) Opening Soon, AKSA Overview and Attainment Tasks Combined Training to Close Nov. 10, AKSA Window 1 Documents, Assessment Scores in Infinite Campus, Changes to SRD, Employability Skills Attainment Record (ESAR) Training/Quiz Currently Available Oct. 13, ESAR Administration to Begin Nov. 13, Reminder: Upcoming WIDA Test Scheduling Q&A Webinar, WIDA’s Commitment to Social Justice and Addressing Inequities in Education
  • Special Email 10/17/23 - Quality Control Day Data Now Available 
  • Special Email #2 10/17/23 - Quality Control Day Data Now Closed​
  • Monday Email 10/23/23 - 2023 Public Release, ACT Spring 2024 Junior Administration: Welcome Email Deploying Soon, ACT State Fall 2023 State Senior (Optional) Administration Testing: Returning Materials After Makeup Testing (Test Window 2), ACT State Fall 2023 State Senior (Optional) Administration Testing: Test Window 2 Concluding, DRC Insight iPad Application Update, Free Marco DALE WIDA Webinar, School Report Card – Public Release Prep (Timeline Confirmed), WIDA and DRC Customer Service Hours of Operation
  • Monday Email 10/30/23 - 2022-2023 KSA and AKSA Reports Available in PAN, ACT State Fall 2023 State Senior (Optional) Administration Testing: Makeup Testing (Test Window 2) Prescheduled Material Pickup, ACT State Fall 2023 State Senior (Optional) Administration Testing: Reporting Timeline, AKSA Office Hours Scheduled, AKSA Window 1 Administration to Begin Nov. 13, AKSA Window 1 Documents, Changes to SRD, ESAR Administration to Begin Nov. 13, November WIDA Q&A Webinars, Ten-Day Regulatory Data Review Opening Soon in SDRR, Updated Support System Requirements for ACCESS for ELLs and WIDA Screener Online
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September ​2023

  • ​Special Email 9/5/23​ - 2023-2024 ACCESS for ELLs Manuals, ACT Fall 2023 State Senior (Optional) Administration: Accommodations Reconsiderations Deadline, ACT Fall 2023 State Senior (Optional) Administration: Accommodations Qualified Exceptions to the Deadline Opens, ACT Fall 2023 State Senior (Optional) Administration: Create Online Test Sessions for Window #1, September DAC Webcast Canceled, Updated Student Data Now Available, Video Links Replaced for the 2023-2024 Alternate Kentucky Summative Assessment (AKSA) Combined Overview-Attainment Task (AT) Trainings   
  • Monday Email 9/11/23 - ​2023-2024 WIDA Self-Paced Workshops, ACT Fall 2023 State Senior (Optional) Administration: Materials Arriving Soon, ACT Fall 2023 State Senior (Optional) Administration: Non-Test Activity for the ACT and Parental Consent Policy Reminder, ACT/OAA Spring 2024 Junior Administration In-Person Training Opportunities, ACT/KDE State Testing Program versus ACT District Testing Program, Assessment Scores in Infinite Campus, BRIGANCE Office Hours, Featured Resource: What Can Collaboration Look Like with the WIDA Standards Framework?, ​Kentucky Alternate Assessment – CWEC Training / Quiz Opened Sept. 8, Kentucky Education Stakeholders, Policymakers to meet on Accountability Standard-Setting, Reminder: Upcoming WIDA Q&A Webinars, Reminder: WIDA Standards Implementation Study, September 2023 KSIS Infinite Campus DATA Reports, September DAC Webcast Canceled, Updated ACCESS Test Practice Resources
  • Monday Email 9/18/232023 KSA Released Items Made Available, New: WIDA PreK-3 Resources and Professional Learning Now Available, Participate in WIDA ACCESS for ELLs Event, Reminder: Upcoming WIDA Q&A Webinar, The Power of Collaboration in WIDA’s Mission, WIDA Alternate ACCESS Update, Reminder: WIDA Standards Implementation Study 
  • Monday Email 9/25/23​ - ACCESS for ELLs Test Materials Ordering, ACT State Fall 2023 State Senior (Optional) Administration: Test Preparation, ACT State Testing Office Hour – Sept. 27, 2023, October WIDA Q&A Webinars, KSA and AKSA ISRs to be Mailed to Districts

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August 2023

  • Special Email 8/2/23​ - Quality Control (QC) Data Review Now Available 
  • Special Email 8/4/23 - Individual KSA and AKSA Student Data Now Available in PAN
  • Monday Email 8/7/23 - 2023-2024 CTE EOP Assessment Coordinator Registration due Sept. 1, 2023-2024 Back to School Trainings, 2023 “Don’t Stop Believing” Scott Trimble Workshop on Assessment and Instruction (Reminder), ACT Fall 2023 Senior Administration Training and Resources, District Assessment Coordinator/Building Assessment Coordinator Nominations (Reminder), KDE Calculator Policy, Sept. 1 deadline to add pathway in TEDS for 2023-2024 school year, The Brigance Online Management System is Live, The Inclusion of Special Populations Trainings Refresh
  • Special Email 8/7/23 - Systemic Issue Found During Fall Data Review – Updated Spreadsheets Available ​
  • Special Email 8/10/23​ - DAC Webcast​
  • Monday Email 8/14/23​ - ​2023 “Don’t Stop Believing” Scott Trimble Workshop on Assessment and Instruction (Reminder), ACT Fall 2023 State Senior (Optional) Administration: Select Test Dates Deadline, ACT/OAA State Fall 2023 State Senior (Optional) Administration Testing: Office Hour August 22 -Reminder, AKSA Visual Impairment (VI) Orders, August Monthly DAC Webcast, District Assessment Coordinator/Building Assessment Coordinator Nominations (Reminder), Sept. 1 Deadline to Add Pathway in TEDS for 2023-2024 School Year
  • Monday Email 8/21/23​ - ACT Fall 2023 State Senior (Optional) Administration: Request Accommodations Deadline, Approaching ACT Fall 2023 State Senior (Optional) Administration: Verify Enrollment Deadline Approaching ​Assessment Scores in IC, Back to School 2023-2024: Assess, Teach, Grow with WIDA, Introducing Marco DALE: the New Spanish Language Development Standards, KSA and AKSA Cut Scores, Redesigned ACCESS Training Courses Coming Sept. 1, Secure a Virtual Seat at the 2023 WIDA Annual Conference, Spring 2023 Allegation Submissions in Caveon, WIDA Can Do Philosophy: What Does it Mean in Practice
  • Monday Email 8/28/23 - ACT Fall 2023 State Senior (Optional) Administration: Online Testing Site Readiness, ACT Fall 2023 State Senior (Optional) Administration: Reminder to Request Accommodations – Deadline Approaching, ACT Fall 2023 State Senior (Optional) Administration: State Testing Office Hour – September 6, 2023, Alternate Kentucky Summative Assessment (AKSA) Combined Overview/Attainment Task (AT) Trainings/Quiz, BRIGANCE Office Hours, Missing Assessment Scores, New Focus Bulletin: Words for Science Learning: Which Words and When?, September WIDA and DRC Q&A Webinars, Updated WIDA Student Import File Layout, WIDA Standards Implementation Study
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KDE DAC Information
Office of Assessment and Accountability
300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-4394
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