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District Planning 2014-2015

District Planning Call - Rescheduled
 

Due to the weather, the District Planning Call scheduled for this Wednesday has been moved to next Wednesday, February 5 at 10 am.  The newsletter next week will include the login information and the presentation.


Reminder: Computer-Based Field Test Class Selection

 

Classroom selection file submissions are due to the Data Management FTP site by Wednesday, February 5, 2014. The Department will match this file with your Spring Roster File to complete the Student Data Upload into Pearson Access for schools participating in the Spring 2014 Field Test.

  • Click here for instructions.
  • Download the two Excel spreadsheets needed here and here.
Accountability

 

Spring Testing Precode Rosters

 

Please forward to district test coordinators and accountability contacts. Later this week, the 2014 Spring testing precode rosters will be distributed to district test coordinators and accountability contacts through secure email.  The rosters identify students who will receive precoded test materials for LEAP, iLEAP, LAA1, LAA 2 and ELDA. The rosters cannot be changed, so there is no need to submit documentation for corrections.  The rosters can be used to prepare for the application of accountability codes to test documents for students who are no longer enrolled or who are participating in a different test. 

 

If you have questions, please contact your accountability staff person, which will be noted when the email is sent.

Assessment

 

Make-Up Sessions: Webinars on Test Security & Accommodations and LEAP, iLEAP, & LAA2 Test Administration

 

The Test Security & Accommodations and LEAP, iLEAP, & LAA2 Test Administration webinars scheduled for January 28, 2014 and January 29, 2014 will be held as scheduled.  However, due to inclement weather in some Louisiana districts, these will be redelivered on Friday, January 31, 2014. District Test Coordinators are invited to attend the make-up session, if applicable, on Test Security & Accommodations from 9:00 am-10:00 am and LEAP, iLEAP, & LAA2 from 10:00 am -11:00 am. As a reminder, webinars are recorded and will be posted at www.louisianabelieves.com

 

MAKE-UP Session information below: 

  • When: Friday, January 31, 2014 from 9:00 am -10:00 am and 10:00 am-11:00 am
  • Click here to log in / Meeting Key (if prompted): 4762356#
  • To connect by phone, dial 877-336-1831
Policy

 

Upcoming Task Force and Commission Meetings 

 

 

Meeting:

When/Where:

 

Special Education Advisory Panel

February 11, 2014

9:00am

North Dakota Room (1-155)

Claiborne Building

 

Accountability Commission

February 18, 2014

1:00pm

North Dakota Room (1-155)

Claiborne Building  


 

Data

 

Data Coordinator's Webinar

 

To stay informed of the latest changes, due dates, and relevant information on the core data systems, please join us for the next data coordinator's webinar on February 5th  at 2:00pm. Please see the INSIGHT Coordinator Portal for participation instructions and agenda. Please e-mail Rebecca.Lamury@la.gov if you have questions.

 

Reminder: Spring Roster File

 

Please submit student-level rosters for grades three through twelve, all tested grades and subjects, to the Data Management FTP site by February 10th.  This file will be used to pregrid the PARCC Computer-Based field test (CBT) and EOC tests.  Please click here for the file layout or visit the Insight portal.  Contact Crystal.Wilkinson@la.gov with any file layout questions, and Andrea.Dabney@la.gov or Sherry.Randall@la.gov for FTP assistance.  

 

Education In the News

 

State offering schools $1.7 million in grants

 

State planning career education overhaul 

 

State looks to Jump Start students' careers

 

Early childhood plans pay off, advocate says

 

Spotlight shines on area's best teachers

 
LDOE Contacts
John White
State Superintendent of Education
(toll-free) 877.453.2721 
Twitter @LouisianaSupe

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