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DAC Resources and Trainings

Overview

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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.)

OSA Office Hours Webinars

Viji Somasundaram, Director, and other members of the Office of Student Assessment, will facilitate several webinars during the 2018-19 school year. From 9:30-10:30 on the dates listed below, we'll provide OSA updates, address timely issues related to DAC responsibilities, and answer questions about statewide assessments. An archive of the most recent webinar will be provided below for those unable to attend the live discussion.

Upcoming 2018-19 "OSA Office Hours" Webinars & Featured Topics

November 7, 2018
January 31, 2019
March 14, 2019
May 16, 2019

 

Resources

State Testing Plan for the Implementation of Assessments in Wisconsin

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.

DAC 2-Page Overview of Resources & Communication

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.

Sample Parent Letter About Upcoming Assessment

This is a sample letter that may be utilized by districts/schools to inform families about an upcoming state assessment. The Informational Brochure for Families would go along with this to give parents/guardians more details about the specific assessment their child will be participating in.

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Sample letter to parent/guardians regarding state assessment data release

Forward Exam, ACT, and DLM 2018 Assessment Data Release-Talking Points for Schools and Districts

Trainings

New DAC Orientation

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.

Navigating the Assessment Web Pages

(a segment of the overall "DAC Orientation" portioned out for viewers interested in just the web walk through)
This training walks you through how to navigate the assessment web pages. You will get a run down of the overall layout, where to find information for parents, correspondence, specifics about each assessment etc. The assessment web page is one of the most important tools in the DAC Tool box.

Being the District Assessment Coordinator

(a segment of the overall "DAC Orientation" portioned out for viewers interested in just the information about the DAC role and responsibilities)
This training gives an overview of what a DAC of what the DAC Role involves and the many responsibilities associated with the job.

Specifics of the DACs Job - Collaboration

(a segment of the overall "DAC Orientation" and the "Being the District Assessment Coordinator" portioned out for viewers interested in just the Collaboration walk through)

This training gives a very brief overview of what a DAC should do in regards to collaboration.

Specifics of the DACs Job - Communication

(a segment of the overall "DAC Orientation" and the "Being the District Assessment Coordinator" portioned out for viewers interested in just the Communication walk through)
This training gives a very brief overview of what a DAC should do in regards to communication.

Specifics of the DACs Job - Training

(a segment of the overall "DAC Orientation" and the "Being the District Assessment Coordinator" portioned out for viewers interested in just the Training walk through)
This training gives a very brief overview of what a DAC should do in regards to training school and district staff.

Specifics of the DACs Job - Test Security

(a segment of the overall "DAC Orientation" and the "Being the District Assessment Coordinator" portioned out for viewers interested in just the Test Security walk through)
This training gives a brief overview of what a DAC should do in regards to test security.

Specifics of the DACs Job - Accommodations

(a segment of the overall "DAC Orientation" and the "Being the District Assessment Coordinator" portioned out for viewers interested in just the Accommodations walk through)
This training gives a brief overview of what a DAC should do in regards to accommodations and supports.

Specifics of the DACs Job - Student Data

(a segment of the overall "DAC Orientation" and the "Being the District Assessment Coordinator" portioned out for viewers interested in just the Student Data walk through)
This training gives a very brief overview of what a DAC should do in regards to student data.

Specifics of the DACs Job - Reporting

(a segment of the overall "DAC Orientation" and the "Being the District Assessment Coordinator" portioned out for viewers interested in just the Reporting walk through)
This training gives a very brief overview of what a DAC should do in regards to reporting.

 

 

 

 

For questions about this information, contact osamail@dpi.wi.gov