The DAC resources and trainings webpage was created to be specific to DACs and their needs. The trainings on this page pertain to the overall DAC position, not a specific assessment. The resources found on this particular web page are also general resources for DACs to assist them in navigating their role and responsibilities. DACs may choose to share occasional resources with their schools and districts if appropriate (such as the sample parent letter about an upcoming assessment.)
Viji Somasundaram, Director of Office of Educational Accountability and other assessment and accountability leads, will produce quarterly videos during the 2020-21 school year. The videos will provide OEA updates, address timely issues related to DAC responsibilities, and answer questions about statewide assessments. A notice will be put in the DAC Digest a few weeks prior to recording to announce questions are being collected from the field which will be answered in the video. An archive of the most recent video and powerpoint slide deck will be provided for those unable to attend the live discussion.
The purpose of this training is to familiarize new District Assessment Coordinators (DACs) with respective statewide assessment responsibilities and for anyone who may need refreshment in this area. This module will serve as a road map to key information and resources such as Trainings, Calendars, Resources, Accommodations & Accessibility information, Technology Requirements, Practice tests & Sample Items Frequently Asked Questions etc. It will also cover the role and responsibilities of the DAC around collaboration, communication, training, test security, accommodations, student data, and reporting.
Template "Notification of Upcoming Assessment" letter for Families
The purpose of this manual is to help schools effectively implement online assessments. This document is designed for use by all individuals involved in implementing assessments including classroom teachers, District Assessment Coordinators, School Assessment Coordinators, District Technology Specialists, etc. It will be up to the school to determine the best person to use this manual. It is not meant to be exhaustive. This is a guide for considerations of resources, accessibility, staffing, scheduling, and various other issues that will arise in implementing the state assessments.
This 2-page overview provides DACs with a brief overview of the Assessment and Accountability web pages, our communication processes, and some resources that will aid you in your position.