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Test Coordinator Resources

Test Administration Timeline

OSSE requires LEAs to designate an LEA Assessment Coordinator for each school year. This coordinator is responsible for representing the LEA, liaising with OSSE and LEA staff, and ensuring statewide assessments aligned to their role are administered in compliance with OSSE’s policies and regulations.  

The Test Administration Timeline outlines annual assessment tasks and submissions managed by the LEA Assessment Coordinator for the ACCESS, MSAA, DLM, PARCC and DC Science assessments. Throughout the year, OSSE will provide training and information to LEA Test Coordinators to support with the successful completion of these requirements.

Coordinating 2019-20 Districtwide Assessments

OSSE has released Coordinating 2019-20 Statewide Assessments, a resource for LEA and School Test Coordinators. This document provides foundational information about test security and how to lead the administration of PARCC, DC Science, ACCESS, MSAA, and DLM Science Alternate. It also includes customer service contact information, links to assessment resources, and planning templates.

Test Administration Customer Support

A printable version of the customer support information below is available here.

Training Resources

Test Security Resources

Information regarding test security, including test security guidelines, participation policies, school test security plans, test security affidavits, and other required documentation can be found on OSSE’s Test Security webpage.

Testing Accommodation and Accessibility Features Resources

Information regarding accommodations can be found on OSSE’s Testing Accommodations webpage.

PARCC/DC Science Resources

The PARCC and DC Science assessments are managed in the Pearson Access Next platform and administered through TestNav8. The Test Coordinator Manual and Test Administrator Manuals are available through the PARCC and DC Science website.

The PARCC and DC Science Readiness Guide is available to support LEA Test Coordinators as they plan for these assessments.

Common PARCC Links

Pearson Access Next
Pearson Access Next Training Site
Pearson Access Next User Guide
PARCC Administration Website
PARCC Manuals

MSAA Resources

The MSAA is managed through the MSAA System. Test Coordinator and Test Administrators can access manuals and training modules in this system. They will also use it to administer the MSAA to students.

Common MSAA Links

2017-18 MSAA Registration and Accommodations Webinar
2019-20 MSAA TA and TC Webinar (March 2020)
MSAA System – Test Administration Login
MSAA Technology Requirements
MSAA Sample Assessment Items

ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 Resources

WIDA AMS is the online resource used for material management and test coordination for the ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 suite of assessments. The primary users of WIDA AMS are the Test Coordinators at the school and district level. Additional information about the WIDA AMS system can be found in the WIDA AMS User Guide.

Common ACCESS Links

WIDA ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 Test Coordinator & Test Administrator Checklist
OSSE Home Language Survey
Identification and Placement Process for Limited English Proficient (LEP) Students
Delivering Education Services to English Learners: Policies and Procedures for Administrators, Instructional Leaders, and Teachers in the District of Columbia

NAEP Resources

The NAEP is taken bi-annually by most schools in the District of Columbia. Additional information can be found in An Introduction to NAEP.

Common NAEP Links

An Introduction to NAEP
An Overview of NAEP in English and Spanish
School Coordinator Responsibilities: A Guide to MyNAEP Inclusion Policy

Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) Science Alternate Assessment Resources

LEA and school-level test coordinators can find resources such as manuals and step-by-step how-to videos for getting ready to administer the DLM assessment in the District of Columbia DLM page.

DC Health and Physical Education Assessment

The Health and Physical Education Assessment is managed by the Division of Health and Wellness. Please visit OSSE’s Health and Physical Education Assessment page for more information.

Test Administration Archive


Contacts for Support

OSSE Support Tool: octo.quickbase.com
OSSE Assessment Hotline: (202) 304-3269
OSSE Email: [email protected]