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SD Department of Education September 2014  
 


 
Fall Assessment Roadshow scheduled

District level test coordinators, lead counselors, superintendents, assistant superintendents and/or technology coordinators are encouraged to attend these one-day workshops:

• Sept. 15 Rapid City Outdoor Campus 8:00 – 4:00
• Sept. 16 Pierre Kings Inn 8:00 – 4:00   CANCELED
• Sept. 17 Aberdeen Ramkota 8:00 – 4:00   CANCELED
• Sept. 18 Watertown Lake Area Tech 8:00 – 4:00
• Sept. 19 Sioux Falls Southeast Tech 8:00 – 4:00
• Oct. 1 Pierre Kings Inn 8:00 – 4:00
    Individuals who previously registered for the Sept. 16 event in Pierre have
    automatically been rescheduled to the Oct. 1 date. If this does not work for
    you, please feel free to cancel your registration and register for another
    location. We apologize for the inconvenience.


All public school districts and participating non-public schools will get the information needed to plan for administering required assessments during the 2014-15 school year. Each presenter will provide participants with a detailed overview of necessary steps to prepare to administer assessments. For each assessment, participants will also receive a one-page document of high-level details and next steps for the specific assessment program, including appropriate links to the Department of Education website or other websites as needed.

Working Agenda
8:00 – 8:30 Registration
8:30 – 8:45 Welcome, introductions and overview
8:45 – 9:45 NCRC - career readiness for high schools
9:45 – 10:45 NAEP updates and coming attractions
10:45 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 11:30 South Dakota Assessment Portal and End of Course exams
11:30 – 12:25 Lunch on own
12:25 – 1:00 ACCESS (for English language learners)
1:00 - 1:30 NCSC (alternate assessment)
1:30 – 2:00 Science
2:00 – 2:15 Break
2:15 – 4:00 Smarter Balanced Assessment System
• Overview of the system
• Digital Library
• Interim assessments
• Accommodations and supports
• Getting ready to administer
   - Training expectations
   - Technology requirements and readiness
   - Timelines


To register, go to https://southdakota.gosignmeup.com/public/calendar/calendarindex

If you have an account, search for FALLASSESSMENT and register. If you don’t have an account, establish one, and then register.
 
     
 

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