Administration

Testing Times:

English Language Arts/Literacy (ELA/L)

 

Spring 2016 CMAS English Language Arts Field Test Schools
The sampling plan identifying schools that will participate in a field test as part of their CMAS PARCC English Language Arts testing this spring was finalized by CDE. Click the list below to view the selected schools and grades.  Note that schools that were selected to participate in the social studies sample this year were not selected to participate in the ELA field test. If your school is on this list, your English Language Arts tests will include the field test only in the grade level listed.  Please schedule accordingly.  DPS is currently working with CDE and Pearson on a way to administer the field test as a practice test in the first week of the testing window (3/14-3/18).  More information will follow as the details are finalized. Please contact Rochanda Jackson with questions.

ELA Field Test Schools 2017
CMAS ELA Field Test FAQ

 

Mathematics

Science

 

Social Studies

CMAS Social Studies – Selected Schools for 2015-16 Testing
The list of schools that will conduct CMAS and COAlt social studies testing this spring has been finalized.  Click the lists below to view the selected schools and grades.  If your school is on this list, you will administer CMAS Social studies this year to the grade listed.  Please schedule accordingly.   Please remember if your school is not on the social studies list, you will still administer English Language Arts and Math for 3rd-9th grade, and Science for grades 5, 8, and 11.

This new state law has shifted social studies testing to 1/3 of elementary and middle schools each year.  The sampling plan created by CDE will allow each school to administer the social studies assessment once every three years.  As a reminder, high school social studies assessments will not be administered this spring.  The three year sampling plan for high school social studies includes zero percent of schools selected to participate in 2015-2016, about 50 percent of schools selected to participate in 2016-2017, and about 50 percent of schools selected to participate in 2017-2018.  Please contact the Assessment Administration Manager, Rochanda Jackson (Rochanda_Jackson@dpsk12.org), with questions.

Social Studies Sampling Schools 2017
COAlt Social Studies Sampling Schools 2017

 

Available Testing Resources

SAL Information – Coming Soon

  • PARCC 2016 Spring Test Coordinator Manual
  • PARCC 2016 Spring Test Coordinator Manual_AppendixG ELA Field Test Instructions
  • CMAS Science & Social Studies Procedures Manual 2016
  • Cross Program Highlights 2015-16
  • Testing Multiple Grades Guidance Spring 2016
  • CMAS PARCC Security Agreement Spring 2016
  • PARCC Infrastructure Readiness Guide

 

Training Presentations

  • Coming Soon

 

Testing Resources

 

English Language Arts & Math Test Administrator Manuals (TAMs) – Coming Soon
Computer-Based Test Administrator Manuals:

  • 3rd – 5th
  • 6th – 8th
  • HS English Language Arts (ELA)
  • HS Math

Paper-Based Test Administrator Manuals:

  • 3rd – 5th
  • 6th – 8th
  • HS English Language Arts (ELA)
  • HS Math

Science & Social Studies Test Administrator Manuals (TAMs) – Coming Soon

  • Grade 4 Social Studies
  • Grade 7 Social Studies
  • Grade 5 Science
  • Grade 8 Science
  • HS Science

 

PearsonAccessNext SAL Guides – Coming Soon

  • Pearson Access Next User Guide
  • Adding a User (Test Administrator) to PAN
  • Adding a New Student to PAN
  • Setting Accommodations
  • Create, Edit, Delete a Test Session
  • Add, Remove, Move Student in a Test Session
  • Print Student Testing Tickets
  • Start, Unlock, and Lock a Test
  • Monitoring a Test Session
  • Resume a Test
  • PARCC_User_File_Field_Definitions
  • PARCC_User_File_Sample_Layout

 

Day of Testing

  •  Coming Soon