Special DAC Email for October 14, 2020

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Special DAC Email


October 14, 2020

2019-2020 Public Release Of School Assessment Data – Embargo Lifted

The final assessment and accountability data for 2020 is available to the public in the School Report Card (SRC). Data can be shared with education leaders and openly discussed in public meetings.

Data Review

A ten-day regulatory data review period follows public release. The final data review period will take place for ACCESS, Alternate ACCESS and Cohort Graduation Rate in the Student Data Review and Rosters (SDRR) application between Oct. 14-23. It is now open and will close on Oct. 23 for new tickets at noon ET. Schools may request individual student changes to 100-day students for ACCESS/Alternate ACCESS, reporting location for Cohort Graduation Rate, request non-participation, mark accommodations and demographics during this data review period in the SDRR application. Student demographics will be editable in SDRR during data review – any underlined field on the student listing will be editable and changes made will be visible onscreen immediately. 

The Office of Assessment and Accountability (OAA) will audit the demographic changes that are made in SDRR to ensure accuracy in reporting; the change must appear in IC. Otherwise, the ticket will be denied. Moreover, any demographic changes should match the demographic information in IC as of the first day of the 14-day spring summative testing window. Users will find up to date information, as well as, links to resources for assistance in the Announcements box on the home page of SDRR (including the 100-Day Tool and the Cohort Tool), and in the Help button at the top right of every page within the web application. Also, users may want to utilize some of the IC Reports to Assist in Data Quality.

This data review period is the final opportunity for school and district staff to request changes to individual student information.

Questions and Support For questions on the assessment and accountability system, contact the Office of Assessment and Accountability at dacinfo@education.ky.gov.

If you are unable to access SDRR, check with your Web Apps Admin Point of Contact (WAAPOC) who may reach out to the KDE Help Desk for assistance. The KDE Help Desk can be reached at (502) 564-2002.

Virtual Scott Trimble Workshop Oct. 26-27 (updated links)

The Kentucky Association for Assessment Coordinators (KAAC) is offering a virtual Scott Trimble Workshop on Oct. 26-27 in place of the annual in-person conference. Sessions are from 9:30 a.m.- 2:15 p.m. ET each day.  

KAAC will be offering sessions on the following topics:  instructional coaching in a digital learning environment, building equitable instruction, understanding the learning loss caused by COVID-19 and planning for recovery, and many more! KAAC is also hosting a guest speaker, Justin Reich, the director of MIT Teaching Systems Lab. The cost is only $50 and will include a yearly membership! If interested in learning, visit our website kaac.org and register now!  

Registration Link  


Office Assessment and Accountability

Division of Assessment and Accountability Support

(502) 564-4394

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