Special DAC Email for February 21, 2020

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February 21, 2020

Grade 8 KAS Field Test TAM Now Available

The Grade 8 TAM is now available in PearsonAccessnext  (PAN). All TAMs for the upcoming Feb. 24-Mar. 6 Kentucky Academic Standards (KAS) Online Field Test and Operational Quality of School Climate and Safety (QSCS) Survey, the Grades 3-8, 10 and 11 Test Administrator’s Manuals (TAMs) can be accessed on the PAN website under Support Documentation, and will be placed on the K-PREP  page on the KDE website when made 508 Compliant.

For the KAS Online Field Test, the TAMs are only available electronically. Schools will need to print copies if desired.

Note: Test Proctors administering the paper version of the accommodated kits (Braille, large-print, audio CD/audio flash drive or text reader) will also need to print the TAM/script. A TAM will not be included in the accommodated kits.

The DAC/BAC Manual for the KAS Online Field Test will be forthcoming and available on PAN.

Seal Codes for the ODW Field Test (clarification)

As communicated, there is one seal code for students to enter when beginning to take the On-Demand Writing (ODW) online field test at grades 5, 8 and 11. There is only one 90-minute prompt. However, when school personnel print the seal codes for on-demand writing, two seal codes are being displayed on the printed sheet. Please use the first seal code for students to enter in the seal code box in TestNav when beginning the field test. We apologize for this inconvenience.

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