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District assessment coordinators and wakids webinar october 14 2013

District Assessment Coordinators and WaKIDS

Webinar—October 14, 2013


Webinar topics

Webinar Topics

  • Background/Context for WaKIDS

  • DAC Roles in Supporting Teaching Strategies GOLD® Assessment and Data Reporting

  • Accessing Teaching Strategies GOLD®Reports

  • DAC to DAC: Lessons Learned


Wakids a kindergarten entry transition process

WaKIDS: A Kindergarten Entry Transition Process

Cross-Sector Partnership

First state K assessment and only one to be observational, strengths-based and whole child-focused

Formally recognizes:

Parents as partners

Collaboration of early learning and K—12

Process and product


Wakids assessment

WaKIDS Assessment

Uses Teaching Strategies GOLD®

Conducted by trained teachers

Occurs over a period of 2 months; completed by October 31

Measures strengths in 6 areas of development and learning

Observation-based; ongoing; embedded in classroom activities


District assessment coordinators and wakids webinar october 14 2013

GOLD® Differs from Other State Assessments


Dac roles in supporting teaching strategies gold assessment and data reporting

DAC Roles in Supporting Teaching Strategies GOLD®Assessment and Data Reporting

  • Summer/Early Fall: Learn how the GOLD online system works to provide administrative technical assistance

  • Late August/Early September: Assist with the process of uploading class lists/student rosters to GOLD.

    • Upload electronically to GOLD system, using a template

    • Add students one student at a time, should class lists change after upload

    • Make sure each student has an SSID (new 2013 bulk SSID upload system allows students to be assigned SSIDs prior to full CEDARS submission)

  • September/October: Assist with implementation of GOLD.

    • Work with principals to manage the placement of students (transferring across classes or schools within district; adding students)

    • Never delete a student from the system! Instead, archive students who have left the district. When in doubt, call WaKIDS office! 360-725-6161


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DAC Roles in Supporting Teaching Strategies GOLD®Assessment and Data Reporting

  • Fall: Become familiar with the data reports available through the Teaching Strategies GOLD system.

    • Before October 31, help principals access the Assessment Status Report to review teachers’ progress toward entering final data(aka “finalizingcheckpoint data”)

    • After October 31, help principals analyze the data. Teaching Strategies GOLD reports can be accessed as soon as the data has been finalized.

      • Help principals access the Snapshot Report and show them the Individual Child Report, Class Profile and Development and Learning Reports that teachers can generate.

  • Winter/Spring: Analyze district data available from OSPI in January 2013 through WAMS and State Report Card


District assessment coordinators and wakids webinar october 14 2013

Teaching Strategies GOLD®

How do teachers finalize their checkpoint data?

Transferring and Archiving Students

Generating and Analyzing the Assessment Status Report

Shelley Fisher, Implementation Manager

Teaching Strategies, LLC


Dac to dac lessons learned

DAC to DAC: Lessons Learned

And Other Important Stuff

Pat Cummings

Tracye Ferguson

Christina Dabney

Tacoma School District


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DAC to DAC: Lessons Learned 1

Use the Excel Template provided and import the student roster to Teaching Strategies GOLD

Make sure you include SSIDs

Teachers need the student rosters loaded before they can record WaKIDS data


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DAC to DAC: Lessons Learned 2

At a certain point the teachers should be responsible for adding and editing students (don’t delete a student)

We send them directions and ask them to get help from fellow teachers

Student transfers from class to class or school to school (within district) are done at the district level


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DAC to DAC: Lessons Learned 3

Audit your teacher and student class lists

Last year’s WaKIDS records should be “archived” (Teaching Strategies takes care of this in the summer prior to the next school year).


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DAC to DAC: Lessons Learned 4

Check the progress of your teachers…Using Assessment Status Report (under “Checkpoint” tab on Teaching Strategies site)

Notify principals and teachers on a weekly basis (or more) regarding progress


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DAC to DAC: Lessons Learned 5

Once the teachers have completed collecting data through Teaching Strategies GOLD you can look at your results with the Snapshot Report


District assessment coordinators and wakids webinar october 14 2013

WaKIDS Areas and Objectives


District assessment coordinators and wakids webinar october 14 2013

PDF Snapshot Report


District assessment coordinators and wakids webinar october 14 2013

PDF Snapshot Report


Questions wakids resources

Questions? WaKIDS Resources

Teaching Strategies GOLD technical support:

Call 1-866-736-5913

Hours: Monday through Thursday 5:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time

E-mail: [email protected] with a description of your concern and your username

OSPI and ESD support, contact:

Susan Swanberg (360-725-6161 or [email protected]) for questions regarding usernames, transferring users, accessing GOLD, resetting passwords

Gretchen Stahr Breunig (360-725-6180 or [email protected]) for questions regarding training, teacher or principal support, ESD contact information

Your regional ESD WaKIDS Coordinator for technical classroom and curriculum assistance and regional support; see list at: http://www.k12.wa.us/WaKIDS/Contacts.aspx

Kathe Taylor (360-725-6153 or [email protected]) for questions about overall implementation and data questions

WaKIDS website: http://www.k12.wa.us/wakids


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