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Assessment Update Webinars

Upcoming Webinars
Please join OSPI for a continuing webinar series about WaKIDS, WA-AIM, ELPA21, EOC, NAEP, and Smarter Balanced. The webinars are recorded and posted on the website in case you aren't able to join us "live."

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Register for the following webinars by clicking on the date(s). After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. All webinars begin at 3:30 pm, unless otherwise indicated:

Past Webinars
The 2014-15 assessment webinars focused on the transition to the Smarter Balanced assessments. To access those webinars, please visit the Webinars page in the Smarter Balanced section of the website.

Webinar materials from the 2015-16 series will be posted in the table below as soon as possible following each webinar. Your questions may be addressed either in the Q & A or in the webinar itself.


Dates Materials

April 20, 2016
Topcis covered: Resources for Districts, Families, and Students; ORS and Test Administration/Reporting Rates; News from Data; News from Operations; Interim Reports Viewer – Beta Test; Guidelines for Tools, Supports, and Accommodations; Technology; ELPA21; Graduation Alternatives; ESSA; Contacts

March 1, 2016
Topics covered: Grade 3 ELA Amended Administration Requirements, Assessment Operations, Interim Reports Viewer (IRV), Nitty-Gritty Details (TIDE, TDS, etc.), 11th Grade Participation Reminders, Technology, Graduation Alternatives: New SAT, WA-AIM, ELPA21/WELPA, Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

February 2, 2016
Topics covered: New Item-level Reports, Connections Between Interim Assessments and the Digital Library, Spring Administration News, Professional Opportunities, Nitty-Gritty Details (TIDE, TDS, etc.), Technology Updates, WA-AIM Update, Collections of Evidence Updates, ELPA21 Updates

  • Video (WMV | MP4)
  • Presentation (PDF | PPT)
  • Q & A (updated Feb. 19 with correction: Smarter Balanced Online TAM is due Feb. 23, not Feb. 17)

January 6, 2016
Topics covered: ESSA Update, Student Growth Percentiles, Spring Administration News, Data and Score Releases, Teacher Hand-Scoring System (THSS), Technology (Planned System Downtimes), Science Standards Activities, WA-AIM, Collection of Evidence, ELPA21)

November 17, 2015
Topics covered: Good to Know, Request to Views, Technology: Secure Browser, Fall Retake Testing, Fall Activities for Winter Testing, Wish List, WA-AIM, Collection of Evidence, ELPA21, Customer Service

September 29, 2015
Topics covered: Smarter Balanced (Formative Assessment, Digital Library, Interim Assessment, Upcoming Training, Technology: Secure Browser); NAEP; Collection of Evidence; ELPA21; Testing Irregularities: Use of TIDE and ARMS for non-standard administrations; Fall 2015 Retakes and 2015-2016 HS administrations; Guidelines on Tools, Supports, and Accommodations; NGSS Assessment Survey

August 27, 2015
Topics covered: Score Release and Graduation Requirements, Reports and Reporting, Content-Related Developments (THSS, Digital Library, Science Assessment), Technology, TIDE, Customer Service

Other Training Materials

   Updated 4/26/2016

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