|Assessments||2017-18 Districtwide Test Windows|
|ACCESS for ELLs 2.0||Feb. 26 - April 13, 2018|
|MSAA||March 19 - May 4, 2018|
|Online Testing||Paper Testing
|PARCC||April 9 - May 25, 2018||April 9 - May 18, 2018|
Coordinating 2017-18 Districtwide Assessments
OSSE has released Coordinating 2017/18 Districtwide Assessments, a new resource for LEA and School Test Coordinators. This document provides foundational information about test security and how to lead the administration of PARCC, ACCESS, and MSAA. 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
2017-18 Test Security Training Slides
2017-18 Nonpublic Test Security Training Slides
2017-18 Nonpublic Test Security Training Recorded Presentation
Additional 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
2017-18 Testing Accommodations Guide: Part 1 (Students with Disabilities)
2017-18 Testing Accommodations Guide: Part 2 (English Learners)
2017-18 Accessibility Features Guide
2017-18 Accommodations, Accessibility Features and SEDS Crosswalk Training Slides
Additional information regarding accommodations can be found on OSSE’s Testing Accommodations webpage.
The PARCC Assessment is managed in the Pearson Access Next platform and administered through TestNav8. The Test Coordinator Manual and Test Administrator Manuals are available through the PARCC website.
The 2018 PARCC Readiness Recommendations document includes recommended steps that schools can take to ensure a successful PARCC administration in spring 2018.
The 2017-18 PARCC Test Security and Administration Checklist provides a list of key tasks for LEA PARCC Coordinators, School PARCC Coordinators, PARCC Technology Coordinators, and PARCC Special Education Coordinators.
2018 PARCC Registration and Personal Needs Profiles
The table below outlines the schedule for LEAs to complete student registration and accommodations and accessibility features for PARCC in the PearsonAccessNext (PAN) system.
Representatives from Pearson joined OSSE to host a technology coordinator training webinar which focused on conducting infrastructure trials, proctor caching, setting up TestNav8, and updates for spring 2018 test administration. Please view the PARCC 2017-18 Technology Coordinator Training recording (via YouTube) or the PARCC 2017-18 Technology Training slides from this event.
Common PARCC Links
Pearson Access Next
Pearson Access Next Training Site
Pearson Access Next User Guide
PARCC Test Administration Website
PARCC Pearson Access Next Training Modules
PARCC Administration and Technology Bulletins
Avocet - PARCC Documents
PARCC Formative Assessments
PARCC Subclaim Descriptions
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.
The 2017-18 MSAA Test Security and Administration Checklist provides a list of key tasks for LEA MSAA Coordinators and School MSAA Coordinators.
Common MSAA Links
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.
The 2017-18 ACCESS Test Security and Administration Checklist provides a list of key tasks for LEA ACCESS Coordinators and School ACCESS Coordinators.
Common ACCESS Links
DC ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 Checklist for 2017-18
2017-18 ACCESS for ELLs Registration and Accommodations Webinar
OSSE Home Language Survey
English Language Learner (ELL) Identification and Screening Guidance
Identification and Placement Process for Limited English Proficient (LEP) Students
OSSE Approved English Language Proficiency Assessments (pre-K-Grade 12)
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
Accommodations for SD and ELL students
DC Science and DC Science Alternate Resources
The DC Science and DC Science Alternate assessments will not be administered in the 2017-18 school year. For additional information about the future of these assessments, please visit our Strengthening DC Science webpage.
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 2016-17 school year
- Test administration resources from the 2015-16 school year
- Test administration resources from the 2014-15 school year