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  •  2016 Archived Assessment Listserv Messages

      November

    • November 22, 2016 - Assessment update webinar; PARCC updates; SAT survey letter; ISA; ACCESS: material delivery and additional ordering window update, tech downloads, preparation checklists, writing field test, W-APT Training, WIDA webinars; DLM: required training, user roles, rosters, data lockdown, score reports, instructionally embedded resources; KIDS assessment.
    • November 15, 2016 - Test windows, SAT assessment grade 11 - SAT webinars, survey letter; ISA 2017 assessment; PARCC updates; ACCESS: materials ordering, tech downloads, WIDA screener, writing field test, W-APT Training, WIDA webinars, pre-id; DLM: required training, user roles, rosters, data lockdown, score reports, instructionally embedded resources; KIDS assessment.
    • November 10, 2016 - Administration Webinars for SAT - Nov. 15 and 16
    • November 9, 2016 - Test windows, SAT assessment grade 11; ISA 2017 assessment; PARCC updates; ACCESS: IL specific prep checklists, writing field test, material ordering postponed, W-APT Training, WIDA webinars, waiver schedules, pre-id; DLM: required training, user roles, data lockdown, score reports, instructionally embedded resources; KIDS assessment.
    • November 4, 2016 - Assessment Webinar for Schools That Use Apple Devices - Nov. 10
    • November 1, 2016 - Test windows, SAT assessment grade 11; ISA 2017 assessment; PARCC updates; ACCESS: IL specific prep checklists, writing field test, material ordering postponed, W-APT Training, WIDA webinars, waiver schedules, pre-id; DLM: required training, user roles, data lockdown, score reports, instructionally embedded resources; KIDS assessment.
    • October

    • October 25, 2016 - Test windows, SAT assessment grade 11; ISA 2017 assessment; PARCC updates; ACCESS: writing field test, material ordering postponed, W-APT Training, WIDA webinars, waiver schedules, pre-id; DLM: required training, user roles, data lockdown, score reports, instructionally embedded resources; KIDS assessment.
    • October 17, 2016 - Test windows, SAT assessment grade 11; ISA 2017 assessment; PARCC updates; ACCESS: writing field test, material ordering postponed, W-APT Training, WIDA webinars, waiver schedules, pre-id; DLM: required training, user roles, data lockdown, score reports, instructionally embedded resources; KIDS assessment.
    • October 12, 2016 - Assessment reporting; Test windows, SAT: assessment grade 11; ISA: 2017 assessment; PARCC: updates; ACCESS: upcoming webinars, material ordering, W-APT Training, WIDA webinars, waiver schedules, pre-id; DLM: required training, data lockdown, score reports, rosters; KIDS assessment.
    • October 4, 2016 - Assessment test windows; SAT Grade 11 Assessment; Illinois Science Assessment (ISA); PARCC updates, ACCESS: site file, writing field test, field test windows, material ordering, data corrections and appeals extension, W-APT training, webinars, waiver schedules, pre-id files, DLM: required training, data lockdown, score reports, rosters, resources; KIDS assessment.
    • September

    • September 27, 2016 - Test windows, SIS fall enrollment deadline; SAT assessment grade 11: customer service contact info; ISA assessment for 2017; PARCC updates; ACCESS: material orderding, extension for scores and appeals and data corrections, W-APT training, upcoming webinars, site file and testing window, waivers, pre-id file, DLM: required training, data lockdown, individual score reports, and roster issues.
    • September 20, 2016 - 9/23 assessment update webinar, braille assessment survey, Test windows, SIS Assessment Summary Report and fall enrollment deadline; SAT assessment grade 11 and upcoming workshop; ISA assessment for 2017; PARCC updates; ACCESS: extension for scores and appeals and data corrections, W-APT training, upcoming webinars, site file and testing window, waivers, pre-id file, DLM: required training, data lockdown, individual score reports, and roster issues.
    • September 13, 2016 - 9/16 assessment update webinar, braille assessment survey, Test windows, SIS Assessment Summary Report and fall enrollment deadline; SAT assessment grade 11 and upcoming workshop; ISA assessment for 2017; PARCC updates; ACCESS: upcoming webinars, site file and testing window, waivers, pre-id file, wida conference, DLM: required training, data lockdown and individual score reports.
    • September 7, 2016 - 9/9 assessment update webinar; braille assessment survey, Test windows, SIS fall enrollment and webinar; SAT assessment grade 11 and upcoming workshop; ISA assessment for 2017; PARCC updates; ACCESS: site file, testing window, waivers, pre-id file, wida conference, DLM: required training, data lockdown and individual score reports.
    • August

    • August 30, 2016 - 9/2 assessment update webinar; survey on braille assessments; SIS planning for SY17 webinar; SAT Grade 11 for 2017, workshops; ISA 2017 test info, SY17 State Assessment Test Windows, PARCC accessibility manual, score report interpretation guides, reports on PAN,and technology bulletin; ACCESS late/corrected reports 2016, ACCESS waiver schedules, WIDA 2016 Nat. Conference; DLM required training and data lockdown info.
    • August 23, 2016 - 8/26 assessment update webinar; survey on braille assessments; SAT Grade 11 for 2017, workshops; ISA 2017 test info, SY17 State Assessment Test Windows, PARCC accessibility manual, score report interpretation guides, reports on PAN,and technology bulletin; ACCESS score reports 2016, ACCESS WIDA screener postponed for 2017, ACCESS waiver schedules, WIDA 2016 Nat. Conference; DLM required training and data lockdown info.
    • August 16, 2016 - 8/12 assessment update webinar; important document links; ISAT Grade 11 Assessment for 2017, ISA 2017 test info, 2016-17 State Assessment Test Windows, PARCC reports posted to PAN, technology bulletin, ACCESS score reports 2016, ACCESS WIDA screener 2017, ACCESS waiver schedules, DLM Data Lockdown date.
    • August 9, 2016 - 8/12 assessment update webinar; important document links; ISAT Grade 11 Assessment for 2017, ISA 2017 test info, 2016-17 State Assessment Test Windows, PARCC reports posted to PAN, technology bulletin, ACCESS score reports 2016, ACCESS WIDA screener 2017.
    • July

    • July 26, 2016 - 7/29 assessment update webinar; important document links; score reports in SIS, SAT Grade 11 Assessment for 2017, ISA 2017 test info, 2016-17 State Assessment Test Windows.
    • July 18, 2016 - 7/22 assessment update webinar; important document links; score reports in SIS, SAT Grade 11 Assessment for 2017, ISA 2017 test info, 2016-17 State Assessment Test Windows.
    • July 15, 2016 - 2016-17 State Assessment Test Windows
    • July 12, 2016 - 7/15 assessment update webinar, score correction procedures for PARCC and DLM-AA, new information on high school assessments for 2017.
    • June

    • June 29, 2016 - 7/1 assessment update webinar; important document links; ACCESS for ELLs Individual Student Report; State Assessment Review Committee (SARC) - PARCC listening tours.
    • June 17, 2016 - 6/17 webinar - focus on PARCC preliminary results; ISA next steps.
    • May

    • May 26, 2016 - PARCC Assessment updates - end of year housekeeping, tests in stop status, returning test materials; DLM-AA correction procedures.
    • May 23, 2016- Illinois Science Assessment - tips; ACCESS test corrections; PARCC test irregularity reports, valid codes for PAN; DLM corrections; SIS corrections for state assessments.
    • May 16, 2016 - Illinois Science Assessment - ISA user accounts, ACCESS - preliminary results; PARCC updates; DLM - testing window, SIS - corrections for state assessments, students who did not test.
    • May 13, 2016 - Illinois Science Assessment - Loading users instructions and worksheet
    • May 10, 2016 - Illinois Science Assessment - Secure Exam Browser links, webinar; PARCC updates; ACCESS preliminary results; DLM updates
    • May 1, 2016 - Illinois Science Assessment - Secure Exam Browser links, webinar; PARCC updates; DLM updates; ACCESS survey
    • May 1, 2016 - ISA Secure Exam Browser -- Windows & Chromebook
    • April

    • April 25, 2016 - Illinois Science Assessment webinar; PARCC updates; DLM updates; ACCESS survey
    • April 5, 2016 - DLM Testing Resumes and Upcoming Science Webinars
    • April 1, 2016 - Alert - DLM Testing Update
    • March

    • March 30, 2016 - Alert - DLM Test Administration Update
    • March 29, 2016 - Alert - DLM Testing Window Temporarily Closed
    • March 29, 2016 - PARCC Test Irregularity Reports; Void codes for PAN; DLM Data Lockdown, DLM local server caching issues; DLM Testlets; IL Science Assessment (ISA) updated FAQ posted.
    • March 10, 2016 - PARCC Test Irregularity Reports; Order Window open; DLM Score Reports; DLM Data Lockdown, DLM Required Training; DLM Student Uploads, DLM Rosters; IL Science Assessment (ISA) updates; ACCESS Q &A; ACCESS Optional TSM Update
    • February

    • February 24, 2016 - ACCESS Q &A; ACCESS Optional TSM Update; PARCC PAN warnings; PARCC Test Irregularity Reports; Order Window open; DLM Score Reports; DLM Data Lockdown, DLM Required Training; DLM Student Uploads, DLM Rosters; IL Science Assessment (ISA) updates
    • February 11, 2016 - PARCC Test Administration Walkthrough Webinar/College Entrance Exam Update
    • February 10, 2016 - ACCESS testing; PARCC PAN warnings, proctor caching; DLM accommodations, training, updates; IL Science Assessment (ISA) updates
    • February 8, 2016 - ACCESS WIDA message to LEAs; WIDA Q & A webinars
    • February 2, 2016 - ACCESS testing; PARCC PAN warnings, proctor caching; DLM accommodations, training, updates; IL Science Assessment (ISA) updates
    • January

    • January 27, 2016 - PARCC - PearsonAccessNext access
    • January 22, 2016 - PARCC: manuals, webinar registration, technology guidelines; DLM: individual student reports, pre-id, KITE, test administration manual, testing dates, manipulatives, manuals, training; Illinois Science Assessment; ACCESS: WIDA webinars, help.
    • January 13, 2016 - Illinois Science Assessment; ACCESS: WIDA webinars, help, test window changes, accommodations, paper materials; PARCC: PAN/TestNav, webinar registration, manuals; DLM: pre-id, KITE, testing dates, manipulatives, manuals, training.
    • January 4, 2016- PARCC: manuals, PAN; ACCESS: test window adjustment, accommodations; DLM: pre-id, KITE, testing dates, manuals, training.

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     2016 Archived Technology Point of Contact Listserv Messages

      November

    • November 4, 2016 - 2017 Assessments and Apple Devices Webinar Invitation
    • October

    • October 31, 2016 - Erate- Extra Day to Request an FY2015 Invoice Extension
    • October 28, 2016 - TECH 2017 -- Accepting Applications!
    • October 28, 2016 - USAC Invoice Deadline Extension Tool and Submit a Question Outages Resolved
    • September

    • September 22, 2016 - USAC - E-rate - Update on EPC Known Issues
    • September 16, 2016 - USAC - Commitments for Funding Years 2016 and 2015
    • September 8, 2016 - FREE support for increasing broadband at your district
    • September 6, 2016 - Teaming for Transformation: Time to Make The Digital Leap, October 19-21
    • August

    • August 26, 2016 - E-rate: USAC Training Announced
    • July

    • July 20, 2016 - E-rate - Steps to filing the E-rate BEAR (472) form
    • July 18, 2016 - E-rate - Have you gotten your E-rate money?
    • May

    • May 23, 2016 - USAC - FY2016 FCC Form 471 Tips for Last-minute Filers – Schools and School Districts
    • April

    • April 15, 2016 - USAC - E-rate Application Window Extension Notice for FY2016
    • April 11, 2016 - USAC - E-Rate - Two EPC Improvements to the Online FCC Form 471
    • April 5, 2016 - USAC - E-Rate - FCC Form 471 Funding Request Bulk Upload Templates Available
    • March

    • March 30, 2016 – Pearson AccessNext (PAN) and Internet Explorer 11
    • March 23, 2016 - USAC - E-Rate - Schools with Only Part-time Students
    • March 15, 2016 - USAC - E-Rate - New Option for Answering Connectivity Questions for FY2016 Application Submission
    • February

    • February 25, 2016 - USAC- E-Rate - EPC Improvements and Enhancements to the Online FCC Form 471
    • February 25, 2016 - Open eBooks Initiative & App for Students from Low-Income Families
    • February 11, 2016-- USAC - Invitation to Webinars: FCC Form 471 Walkthrough and E-rate Program Overview
    • February 3, 2016 - USAC - Guidance Materials for the FY2016 E-rate Application Filing Window
    • January

    • January 29, 2016 - USAC - Commitments for Funding Years 2015 and 2014
    • January 25, 2016 - USAC - E-rate Funding Year 2016 Application Filing Window

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