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Assessment and Accountability Newsletter

Subscribe  to the Assessment and Accountability Newsletter.

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 during peak times throughout 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 55, March 2021 

    Topics included in this issue: 

    Note from the Director, 

    Important Dates, 2020-21Testing Requirements, DPI Submitted Federal Waiver Applications, 

    Forward Exam Update, 

    ACT Update, Aspire Update, 

    Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) Update, 

    ACCESS for ELLs Update, 

    Assessment of Reading Readiness Update, 

    NAEP Update,

    State Accountability Update, Federal Accountability Update, 

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), Building Assessment and Data Literacy -  New Assessment Resources

  • Issue 54, October 2020 

    Topics included in this issue:

    Note from the 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,

    State Accountability Updates (note: ACCESS testing dates have changed please refer to ACCESS calendar for up-to-date testing dates), 

    Federal Accountability, 

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), Building Assessment and Data Literacy - Strategic Assessment

  • Issue 53, February 2020 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, 

    State Accountability Updates , Federal Accountability, 

    WISEdata Student Snapshot – Date Extended

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • Issue LII, December 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, 

    Assessment and Data Literacy Learning Modules are Now Available, 

    State Accountability Updates, 

    Accountability Advisory Workgroup, 

    Federal Accountability, 

    WISEdata Student Snapshot – Date Extended 

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • Issue LI, September 2019 
  • Issue L, May 2019 
  • Issue XLIX, February 2019 
  • Issue XLVIII, November 2018