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September 26, 2007

Pearson Hosting Assessment Network Training Sessions

At the request of the Illinois State Board of Education, Pearson will be hosting Assessment Network training sessions throughout the state of Illinois beginning Wednesday, October 3, 2007. The purpose of these training sessions is to provide ISAT and IAA test coordinators with an in-depth overview of Pearson’s PEM Solutions Assessment Network and how specific activities apply to ISAT and IAA for the upcoming Spring 2008 ISAT and IAA test administrations.

Pearson’s PEM Solutions Assessment Network allows you:

  • An opportunity to update your PROFILE - contact information, which is vital for distribution of test materials and for communications from Pearson and the Illinois State Board of Education. This applies to both ISAT and IAA Test Coordinators.
  • The opportunity to order necessary quantities of ISAT test materials.
  • An opportunity to understand how IAA test materials will be ordered.
  • To order additional ISAT and IAA test materials as needed.
  • To track [check the status of] test material shipments from Pearson to you and material return shipments from you back to Pearson.
  • Register for scheduled IAA training sessions and workshops.

The schedule of Assessment Network training sites, dates, and times, can be found on ISBE’s website at: http://www.isbe.net/assessment/pdfs/2008_Assessment_Network_Training.pdf.

There will be two (2) WEBEX Assessment Network training sessions that are more specifically designed for non-Chicago districts that have had previous interaction with the Assessment Network (formerly SchoolHouse™). Additionally, if your non-Chicago district has had little interaction with Special Education Cooperatives (SEC), Regional Offices of Education (ROE), Independent Service Centers (ISC), or Special Education Private Facilities, the WEBEX training session is an option for your district representatives rather than attending an onsite session. Non-Chicago districts are more then welcome to attend one of the listed training sessions as well.

Special Education Cooperatives (SEC), Regional Offices of Education (ROE), Independent Service Centers (ISC), and especially Special Education Private Facilities, ISAT and IAA Test Coordinators are asked to attend one of the onsite training sessions.

All sessions are a maximum of three hours in length, and on most days there are two (2) session time slots a day.

ISBE and Pearson are pleased to offer these Assessment Network training sessions and encourages ISAT and IAA Test Coordinators throughout the state to take advantage of these training opportunities. Please review the training location and times posted at http://www.isbe.net/assessment/pdfs/2008_Assessment_Network_Training.pdf and attend a training session that is geographically best suited for you.

All questions and comments about data corrections should be directed to the Help Desk at (217) 558-3600 or help@isbe.net.

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