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Please join OSPI for a continuing webinar series about state assessments. They are recorded and posted on the website in case you aren't able to join us "live."

2015-16 Assessment Webinars
Last year's webinars focused on the transition to the Smarter Balanced assessments. This year's webinars will include updates on WaKIDS, WA-AIM, ELPA21, EOC, and NAEP, as well as Smarter Balanced.

For a list of upcoming webinars, please visit the Trainings and Presentations page in the Assessment Coordinators section of the website.

Summary of Updates
March 10, 2015: All Powerpoint slides and questions & answers from Smarter Balanced webinars from 2014-15 (through March 10), are combined into single documents ‒ with duplications eliminated:

Past Smarter Balanced Webinars
Webinar materials are posted in the table below. Your questions about Smarter Balanced may be addressed either in a Q & A or in a webinar itself.
Dates Materials

May 12, 2015
Topics covered: General Updates, Reporting of Scores, ORS, Paper Copies for Parents, TIDE/RR/CEDARS, Request to View, Bridge Courses, Fall Retakes, Interim Scoring Support

April 7, 2015
Topics covered: General Updates, Communication Updates, 11th-Grade Test Results, Running Start, Technology, Score Reports, Documenting Basic and Refusal, System Downtimes, Fall Retakes

March 10, 2015
Topics covered: 2015 is HERE!! What we heard today, Portal Updates, Science Training Test, Summative Assessment, Last Minute Loose Ends, Technology Readiness, Shipping Issues, Known Issue Log, Digital Library Access, Interim Scoring Tips

February 10, 2015
Topics covered: Introduction/Newsflashes, Digital Library, Interim Assessments, Summative Assessments, Portal

January 13, 2015
Topics covered: Interim Assessments, Summative Assessments, Portal

December 16, 2014
Topics covered: Digital Library, Interim Assessments, Summative Assessments, Portal, TIDE

November 18, 2014
Topics covered: Preparing for New Results, Digital Library, Interim Assessments, Summative Assessments, High School Exit Exams

October 20, 2014
Topics covered: Big Picture Overview, Digital Library, Interim Assessments, Summative Assessments, Other State Assessments (Exit Exams)

August 13, 2014
“The Transition”

May 13, 2014
“Preparing for the Transition - Part 5”

March 20, 2014
“Preparing for the Transition - Part 4”

February 27, 2014
“Preparing for the Transition - Part 3”

February 4, 2014
“Preparing for the Transition - Part 2”

January 14, 2014
“Preparing for the Transition - Part 1”

October 11, 2013
“Sample Items and Performance Tasks”

Career- and College-Ready Standards
View the dates and foci for our Common Core / Next Generation Science Standards webinar series for this year. These webinars will be recorded. The recordings and corresponding PowerPoint presentations will be posted following each event.


 

 

   Updated 5/11/2016

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