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.
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
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
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
- Test administration resources from the 2018-19 school year
- Test administration resources from the 2017-18 school year
- Test administration resources from the 2016-17 school year
- Test administration resources from the 2015-16 school year
- Test administration resources from the 2014-15 school year