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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 L, May 2019 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, Federal Accountability Update, State Accountability Update, WISEdash Update, From the Mailroom “How do students access ACT scores online?”, FAQs, Building Assessment Literacy – The Power of Student Assessment Data
  • Issue XLIX, February 2019 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, Accountability Update, From the Mailroom “Where can I find formative assessment resources that align with the new Wisconsin Standards for Science?”, FAQs, Building Assessment Literacy – New Strategic Assessment Group Added to WISELearn
  • Issue XLVIII, November 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) Update, ACCESS for ELLs® Update, Assessment of Reading Readiness Update, NAEP Update, Accountability Update, From the Mailroom “What is the difference between graduating class and statewide ACT testing data?”, FAQs, Building Assessment Literacy – Strategic Assessment Project Update – New Resource
  • Issue XLVII, September 2018 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, Strategic Assessment Update, Accountability Update, WISEdata Update, From the Mailroom “Will DPI be providing Student Growth Percentile (SGP) reports for the Forward Exam?”, FAQs, Building Accountability & Data Literacy
  • Issue XLVI, May 2018 
  • Issue XLV, February 2018 
  • Issue XLIV, November 2017 
  • Issue XLIII, September 2017 
For questions about this information, contact osamail@dpi.wi.gov