ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : COM-09-027

Date Created : 08/28/2008


Co-op Directors
Elementary Principals
Middle School Principals
High School Principals
other: Test Coordinators

Type of Memo: Regulatory
Response Required: No
Section:   Central Administration - Dr. Diana Julian, Deputy Commissioner
2008-2009 District Test Coordinator Training

Regulatory Authority:
Ark. Code Ann. 6-15-401 et. seq.

Contact Person:
Donna Wolfe, Susan Gray

Phone Number:


Regional training meetings are scheduled for testing coordinators for Augmented Benchmark, SAT10 for Grades 1-2 and Grade 9, MAT8 for Kindergarten, Grade 11 Literacy, End-of-Course, and Algebra II Exams. THE SUPERINTENDENT, DISTRICT TEST COORDINATOR, PRINCIPAL, OR A DESIGNEE IS REQUIRED BY REGULATION TO ATTEND THE ALL-DAY SESSION [Rules Governing the Arkansas Comprehensive Testing, Assessment and Accountability Program (ACTAAP) 5.05.1 and 5.05.2]. Please see the attached schedule to attend the meeting that is most convenient. IN THE EVENT OF INCLEMENT WEATHER, PLAN TO ATTEND THE NEXT AVAILABLE SCHEDULED WORKSHOP.

MID-YEAR Test Coordinator Training is scheduled on December 2, 2008, at the Arkansas Highway Department, 10324 Interstate 30, Little Rock, AR 72209, 501-569-2000. REGISTRATION will be at 9:30 a.m., and TRAINING will begin at 10:00 a.m. A sign in the lobby will direct participants to the auditorium.

Training for SPRING TEST administration will be the week of February 2-6, 2009, and the week of February 9-13, 2009. REGISTRATION begins at 8:00 a.m. The TRAINING SESSION begins promptly at 8:30 a.m.

Any district failing to attend this required training in whole or part will be monitored by the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) throughout the testing period.

Please stress the importance of following all testing and security requirements for the examinations. The ADE will investigate any testing irregularity or breach of security in any administration of the Augmented Benchmark, SAT10, MAT8, Grade 11 Literacy, and End-of-Course Exams.

When problems or questions arise during the testing period, contact Dr. Gayle Potter, Associate Director, Curriculum, Assessment, and Research at telephone number 501-682-4558, fax at 501-682-4886, or e-mail at


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