ADE Director's Communication Memo Form


Memo Number : COM-08-149

Date Created : 05/22/2008

Attention:

Superintendents
Co-op Directors
Elementary Principals

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: No
   
Section:   Central Administration - Dr. Diana Julian, Deputy Commissioner
Subject:
Kindergarten Assessment

Regulatory Authority:
N/A

Contact Person:
Donna Wolfe & Dr. Gayle Potter

Phone Number:
501-682-4559

E-mail:
donna.wolfe@arkansas.gov

The spring 2008 administration of the Stanford Early School Achievement Test2(SESAT2) assessment was compromised in such a way as to invalidate the results. Therefore, the decision has been made not to score the tests. This cohort of children will be assessed in the fall of 2008 using another instrument so that data will be available for school districts to use for legally mandated reporting, including creation of Intensive Reading Interventions (IRI) and Academic Improvement Plans (AIP).

Complete information regarding the instrument, the fall testing dates, and test administration procedures will be forthcoming. The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) appreciates the continued understanding and assistance of all school districts during this period of transition.

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