Special DAC Email for January 7, 2020

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Special DAC Email


January 7, 2020

PAN Opening Delayed

In yesterday’s DAC Monday Email for January 6, the Question of the Week announced the opening of PearsonAccessnext (PAN) for Spring 2020 operational assessment administrative tasks. The opening date was scheduled for Jan. 8. Today the Office of Standards, Assessment and Accountability (OSAA) learned that the opening of PAN has been changed to Jan. 15. The reason for the change is to include the students who transferred over the break to be included in the file produced for Pearson which will save schools and districts time and effort.

PAN will be available for districts and schools to:

  • Select a shipment option. Choose a shipment option by Feb. 12 in PAN for K-PREP district test materials delivery. When choosing a shipment option, please refer to the district calendar to choose a date that will not interfere with spring break.
  • View student enrollment counts for K-PREP (grades 3-8, 10 and 11). Please contact the Office of Standards, Assessment and Accountability (OSAA) if there is a discrepancy greater than 15-20% in the enrollment counts; otherwise, no action is needed.
  • Order accommodated testing materials (Braille, large-print, audio CD/flash drive and text reader). Deadlines for accommodated materials orders are based on the shipping option selected.

Update district and school profiles (i.e., addresses, Building Assessment Coordinators).

Please utilize the PearsonAccessnext Navigational Instructions (Support Tab) for accessing the system and completing these tasks.

All District Assessment Coordinators (DACs) should have a User ID and password; if not, please contact KDE at dacinfo@education.ky.gov. When KDE informs Pearson of a DAC update, an account is created, and an email is sent from pearsonaccessnext@pearson.com. If a new DAC did not receive the email, please contact the Pearson Customer Service Center at 1-888-437-1430 or KYHelp@support.pearson.com.

Note: Administrative tasks for the Spring 2020 field test will be announced soon.


Office of Standards, Assessment and Accountability

Division of Assessment and Accountability Support

(502) 564-4394

KDE DAC Information