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Assessment and Accountability Newsletter

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The DAC Newsletter is a communication tool designed by the Office of Educational Accountability (OEA) specifically for District Assessment Coordinators (DACs). Our goal in designing this newsletter is to keep DACs informed on important and relevant information related to assessment and accountability.

Newsletters are produced quarterly during the school year: early fall, late fall, mid winter, and late spring. The contents of each newsletter will provide relevant information and resources for that portion of the school year. While the content will change throughout the school year, the format will remain the same. 

DACs will continue to receive emails regarding urgent actions or information. While most of the information contained in the newsletter can be located on our website, the topics have been applied to highlight situations that DACs experience in the school setting.

Newsletter Issues:

  • Issue XLV, February 2018 Topics included in this issue: Note from the Assessment Director, Important Dates, Forward Exam Update, ACT High School Assessments Update, Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) Assessment Update, ACCESS for ELLs Update, Assessment for Reading Readiness Update, NAEP Update, Strategic Assessment Update, Accountability Update, WISEdash Update, “From the Mailroom”, FAQs, Building Assessment & Data Literacy
  • Issue XLIV, November 2017 Topics included in this issue: Note from the Assessment Director, Important Dates, Forward Exam Update, ACT High School Assessments Update, Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) Update, ACCESS for ELLs® Update, Assessment of Reading Readiness Update, NAEP Update, Strategic Assessment Update, Accountability Update (Report Cards), Understanding Report Card Score Fluctuations, Tracking Growth of English Language Learners, WISEdata Update, From the Mailroom “Do I need to test English learners (ELs) who are
    new to country?”, FAQs, Building Accountability & Data Literacy
  • Issue XLIII, September 2017 Topics included in this issue: Note from the Assessment Director, Important Dates, Forward Exam Update, DAC and DTC Update Forms, ACT High School Assessments Update, Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) Update, % Participation Cap, ACCESS for ELLs® Update, Assessment of Reading Readiness Update, NAEP Update, Strategic Assessment Update, State Accountability Update (Report Cards), Federal Accountability Update (ESSA), WISEdash Update, From the Mailroom “I am a new DAC. How do I acquire access to the assessment portals?”, FAQs, Building Accountability & Data Literacy
  • Issue XLII, May 2017 Topics included in this issue: Note from the Assessment Director, Important Dates, Forward Exam Update, Forward Exam Educator Involvement Opportunity, ACT High School Assessments Update, Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) Update, ACCESS for ELLs® Update, Assessment of Reading Readiness Update, NAEP Update, Accountability Update, WISEdash Update, From the Mailroom “Who is responsible for testing a student with a disability who is placed in a Residential Care Center (RCC) when the RCC is a third party provider?”, FAQs, Building Assessment & Data Literacy – Can you explain the WISEdata snapshots and the upcoming assessment snapshots?
  • Issue XLI, February 2017 
  • Issue XL, November 2016 
  • Issue XXXIX, September 2016 
  • Issue XXXVIII, May 2016 
  • Issue XXXVII, February 2016 
  • Issue XXXVI, November 2015 
  • Issue XXXV, September 2015 
  • Issue XXXIV, May 2015
For questions about this information, contact osamail@dpi.wi.gov