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2014 sage summative training

2014 SAGE Summative Training

Test Coordinators and Administrators

Feb. 18, 19, 2014

2014 sage summative certificate of readiness
2014 SAGE Summative:Certificate of Readiness

  • Six Tasks to complete before SAGE Summative Testing …

    • Complete today’s SAGE Summative Training

    • Submit your school’s Testing Schedules

    • Schedule a “System Check”

    • Conduct and Report the “System Check”

    • Train teachers and students to use SAGE Summative

    • Sign and submit the “Certificate of Readiness” verification form.

  • Questions?

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Components of sage summative
Components of SAGE Summative

  • Three (3) Main Components of SAGE Summative:

    • TDS: Test Delivery System

      • Teachers, School Test Coordinators, and Principals

        • Test Administrator (Teacher) Interface

        • Student Interface

    • TIDE: Test Information Distribution Engine

      • School Test Coordinators and Principals

        • Managing Users

        • Viewing Student Lists

    • ORS: Online Reporting System

      • School Test Coordinators and Principals

        • Managing Participation Reports

          • Who has not “STARTED” SAGE Summative tests

          • Who has not “COMPLETED” SAGE Summative tests

          • # of students who have not started or not completed SAGE Summative tests

Today s sage summative training for test coordinators and administrators
Today’s SAGE Summative Training for Test Coordinators and Administrators

  • Important Information about SAGE Summative Assessments

  • Administering SAGE Summative Assessments and Training Tests via the Test Delivery System (TDS)

  • Students’ Access to SAGE Summative Tests and Training Tests via the Test Delivery System (TDS)

  • Managing Users and Student Lists using the Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE)

  • Tracking Students’ participation and progress in SAGE Summative tests using the Online Reporting System (ORS)

2014 sage summative training important information about sage summative assessments

2014 SAGE AdministratorsSummative Training:Important Information About SAGE Summative Assessments

Test Coordinators and Administrators

Feb. 18, 19, 2014

Two types of summative sage assessments
Two Types of Summative SAGE Assessments Administrators

Grade-Based Assessments

  • ELA 3-11

  • Mathematics 3-8

  • Science 4-8

Course-Based Assessments

  • Secondary Math I

  • Secondary Math II

  • Secondary Math III

  • Physics

  • Chemistry

  • Biology

  • Earth Science

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2014 SAGE Summative AdministratorsTesting Windows

Testing time estimates
Testing Time Estimates Administrators

Every student must be given sufficient time to complete each SAGE Summative test.

Make-up and completion sessions must be scheduled to allow students to complete testing.

Many students will complete testing within the estimated times.

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Testing Time Estimates Administrators

English Language Arts


  • Elementary Writing Section - up to 90 minutes

  • Secondary Writing Section – approx. 90 minutes

    Reading, Listening and Language Section

  • Elementary – approx. 90 minutes

  • Secondary – approx. 90 minutes

    Mathematics and Science – approx. 90 minutes each

Testing sessions
Testing Sessions Administrators

  • Testing schedules within the testing window are determined by schools.

  • All tests may be split among multiple testing sessions/class periods

    • Students may pause the test at any time

    • Students will begin on day 2, where they left on day 1

    • Students will NOT be able to change answers on previous day’s work

  • The teacher (proctor) who approves students to enter test sessions within the TA interface must be in the room with the students.

Timeout rule
Timeout Rule Administrators

  • A student’s test will log out after 30 minutes of inactivity

  • Any activity by the student will prevent their test from timing out (e.g., mouse movement)

  • After the test times out, the pause rule begins

Pause rule
Pause Rule Administrators

  • Questions cannot be viewed or changed after test is paused for 20 minutes

  • The Teacher (Proctor) can see amount of time paused on TA Interface

  • When the student logs back in, they will be returned to their first unanswered question, but cannot return to previously answered questions

  • The writing section of ELA has no pause rule.

Defining participation
Defining Participation Administrators

A student must answer at least 6 questions to be considered a “participant” in the assessment.

A student must finish the assessment to receive a score.

Opt out language
Opt-Out Language Administrators

  • Refused to Test

    • Student is considered a participant in the test

    • Score marked as non-proficient

    • Impact data will be reviewed in the future

Adaptive testing
Adaptive Testing Administrators

  • The adaptive testing engine used for SAGE Summative assessments will be more robust in 2014-2015.

  • This operational field test sets the baseline for student achievement and growth going forward.

  • Student-level scores will be provided and used for accountability.

First year 2014
First Year - 2014 Administrators

In order to provide the data needed to create the vertical scale, students will see items from lower and higher grades.

These items will not be included in student scores.

Ela and literacy
ELA and Literacy Administrators

Two Sections:

  • Reading, Language, Listening

  • Writing

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ELA and Literacy Administrators


  • Single and Paired Passages

    • No text-to-speech for passages, or excerpts from passages in items

  • Literary/Informational ratio follows Core


  • Short (1 min) passages: dialogue, discussion, etc.


  • Edit draft passage of student writing

  • Vocabulary

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ELA and Literacy Administrators


Student writing will draw on information and evidence from passages

Two Compositions:

  • Opinion/Argument – longer response

  • Informative/Explanatory – shorter response

Mathematics Administrators

Grades 3-8, Secondary I, Secondary II, Secondary III

  • All items aligned to the Utah Core Standards

  • Range of DOK and Elements of Rigor across all Domain, Clusters, and Standards

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First year - 2014 Administrators

Math Linking Items

  • Grade 5: Short calculator segment at the end of test. Can ONLY use onscreen calculator.

  • Grade 7: Students may have a short non-calculator segment at the beginning of test.

Elementary mathematics
Elementary Mathematics Administrators

Grades 3-4: Calculator NOT allowed.

  • Not available on screen

  • Bringing a calculator or a calculation table is a modification. (Jordan District does not allow modified testing.)

  • Based on the Utah State Standards, students in these grades need to build basic computation skills and knowledge.

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Elementary Mathematics Administrators

  • Reference sheets will no longer be available or necessary for the grades 3-6 Elementary Math SAGE.

  • Any tested standard requiring students to apply a specific formula will have the formula embedded in the item.

    • Standards that state: “Apply the formula”

Secondary mathematics
Secondary Mathematics Administrators

  • Reference sheets will no longer be available or necessary for Secondary Math SAGE.

  • Any item that is appropriate for students to have a formula will have the formula embedded in the item.

  • Calculator will be available on the test

  • Student may bring in and use a calculator that was used during classroom instruction.

  • No phone or internet capable calculators are permitted.

Reviewing items math grade 6 segment
Reviewing Items AdministratorsMath Grade 6 Segment

Some math tests are divided into calculator-allowed, and calculator-not allowed segments. When the first segment is completed, and the second segment started, students cannot return to review items from the first segment.

Science Administrators

  • All items aligned to a Standard, Objective, and ILO

  • DOK 1-4 items spread across all Standards and Objectives

  • Moving toward a 40%-60% split between MC and CR items for each student

  • Simulations allow for in-depth, experiment-like conditions allowing assessment of science skills in a setting approximating authenticity

Science Administrators

  • Calculators allowed for all tests

    • Students may use a calculator they are familiar with

    • A scientific calculator will be provided as an on-line tool

    • No phone or internet capable calculators are permitted

  • Reference sheets are available for Chemistry and Physics

    • Download and use throughout the year

    • http://www.schools.utah.gov/assessment/Adaptive-Assessment-System/Science.aspx; http://sageportal.org

    • Chemistry reference sheet displays periodic table

Training test purposes
Training Test Purposes Administrators

  • Familiarize students and teachers with the design, format, procedures, accessibility features of the items found in the SAGE Summative assessments

  • Allow students to identify test setting preferences, schools can set those settings in advance of testing

  • Use the secure browser to certify that local technology configurations can deliver SAGE Summative assessments (e.g., network, hardware)

Item types response mechanism
Item Types / Response Mechanism Administrators

Machine scored constructed response (MSCR)

  • Equation Response

  • Matching

  • Graphic Response

  • Hot Spot Response

  • Drag and Drop Response

  • Evidence-based selected response (EBSR)

Multiple Choice

  • Single select

  • Multiple select

    Constructed Response

  • Short Response

  • Extended Writing

Hardware requirements
Hardware Requirements Administrators

  • Headphones and keyboards are required for all students on all tests

  • External keyboards for recently purchased iPads have been ordered for schools

  • Headphones (elem.) and Earbuds (sec.) have been ordered for schools

Testing resources for all students
Testing Resources for All Students Administrators

Allowable Resources

Embedded Resources

Alternate Text and Background Colors

Online Calculator (where allowed)



Strike Through


  • Alternate Test Location

  • Audio Amplification

  • Breaks or multiple-day administrations

  • Oral Translation of Directions

  • Direction Signed (by a certified interpreter only)

  • Scratch Paper and Graph Paper

Accommodations for iep 504 ell
Accommodations for IEP, 504, ELL Administrators

Allowed Accommodations

Embedded Accommodations

Sign Language for Listening Passages in English Language Arts

  • Braille

  • Large Print on Standard size paper

  • Scribe

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2014 SAGE AdministratorsSummative Training:Administering a SAGE Summative Test via the Test Delivery System (TDS)

Test Coordinators and Administrators

Feb. 18, 19, 2014

Opening the test delivery system
Opening the Test Delivery System Administrators

  • Go to “sageportal.org”

  • Select “Teachers / Test Administrators”

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Opening the Test Delivery System Administrators

  • Click the [SAGE Test Administration] card (for operational test sessions)

  • OR

  • Click the [Training Sites] card (for training test sessions)

For training test sessions
For training test sessions… Administrators

  • Select the Test Administrator Training Site [TA Training Site]

Log into sage
Log Into SAGE… Administrators

  • Enter your username (your Jordan District e-mail address)

  • Enter your password (created when you first entered SAGE.

After you login you will see the test administrator interface
After you login, you will see the Test Administrator Interface.

Test Administrator Interface: Operational

Test Administrator Interface: Training Site

Starting a test
Starting a Test Interface.

  • Select the test(s) to be included in the test session.

  • Press the green “Start Session” arrow.

  • A Session ID will appear here. Students will need this Session ID to log in to the testing session.

Test administrator home page
Test Administrator Home Page Interface.

Figure 1. Before Starting a Test Session

Figure 2. After Starting a Test Session

Viewing student test settings and approvals
Viewing Student Test Settings and Approvals Interface.

  • [Approvals] button is not clickable.

  • [Approvals] button says “[Approvals (0)].”

  • Preview table says “No students awaiting approval.”

Before Students Login

After Students Login

  • [Approvals] button is clickable

  • [Approvals] button says “[Approvals (#)].”

  • Preview table lists each student and his or her selected test.

Approving students
Approving Students Interface.

  • For the 2014 SAGE Summative tests, students

  • will be allowed only one opportunity to take each test.

  • Test setting can be seen and/or edited here.

  • Students’ access to the given test is approved or denied here.

Test settings and accommodations
Test Settings and Accommodations Interface.

  • Confirm or select settings.

  • Click [Set] to confirm the selected test settings and return to the list of students awaiting approval. You will still have to approve the student for testing.

  • Click [Set & Approve] to establish the updated settings and approve the student for testing.

  • Click [Cancel] if you want to return to the Approvals and Student Test Settings screen.

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Test Administrator Home Page Interface.

By clicking this button, instructions can be hidden to monitor students’ progress OR brought up to review procedures.

Monitoring student progress
Monitoring Student Progress Interface.

The “Students in Your Test Session” table displays each logged in and approved student.

There are nine (9) student statuses that can be shown in this column. These are explained on the next two slides.

Stopping pausing tests
Stopping/Pausing Tests Interface.

Through the TA Interface, Test Administrators may:

  • Stop an entire session;

  • or Pause individual student tests.

Stopping tests entire session
Stopping Tests: Entire Session Interface.

  • To stop the session (and pause tests for all students in the session):

    • Click the [Stop Session] button in the upper left corner of the screen. An “Important!” box will appear, requesting verification to end the session and log students out.

    • Click [OK] to continue or [Cancel] to keep the test session open.

  • Stopping a session will automatically pause all students’ tests in that session, and the students will be logged out automatically. The students can easily resume their tests once the TA has created a new session containing the appropriate tests.

Pausing individual students tests
Pausing Individual Students’ Tests Interface.

Pausing an individual student’s test will pause only that student’s test.

  • Only that student will be logged out automatically.

  • That student can easily resume their test by requesting entry into the same session again, provided the session is still active.

Student lookup feature
Student Lookup Feature Interface.

Selecting the “Student Lookup” button will provide an option for either a quick search or advanced search.

Student testing basic test rules
Student Testing – Basic Test Rules Interface.

  • Students cannot skip test items.

  • Students must answer all test items on a page before going to the next page. Some pages contain multiple test items.

  • Students may mark items for review and use the Past/Marked drop-down menu to return to those items, unless the test has been paused for more than 20 minutes.

  • Students may not return to items in a prior segment (only Math Grades 5, 6 and 7 are segmented).

Test tools
Test Tools Interface.

All students have the ability to:

  • Highlight text in passages and test questions

  • Zoom in and out of test pages (affects all item content)

  • Mark specific items for review

  • Strikethrough (cross out answer options)

  • Use the Formula Sheet, Notepad, or Calculator depending on the test

  • Use the Expand button to display a reading passage or a science simulation

  • Use to Text-to-Speech audio.

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2014 SAGE Interface.Summative Training:Student Access toSAGE Summative Tests viathe Test Delivery System (TDS)

Test Coordinators and Administrators

Feb. 18, 19, 2014

Students access to sage summative tests
Students’ Access to SAGE Summative Tests Interface.

  • When the secure browser is launched, it opens to this page.

  • To access operational SAGE tests, the student enters his/her

    • First Name (as found in TIDE)

    • 10-digit SSID #

    • Testing Session ID

  • Then clicks the “Sign in” button to access the operational testing session.

Students can access the Training Test Site by selecting this arrow.

Verifying student information
Verifying Student Information Interface.

Students are then asked to verify their identity.

Test selection test administrator approval
Test Selection/Test Administrator Approval Interface.

Students are then able to select one of the tests that they are eligible to take within the given test session.

  • The available tests, which appear in green boxes, will indicate whether the student will be starting a new test or resuming a test.

  • (Notice the difference in the green arrows.)

Test administrator approval
Test Interface.Administrator Approval

The student will see the above display while waiting for the Test Administrator to approve the request for entry into the session.

Is this your test
Is This Your Test? Interface.

Students will then confirm that they are taking the correct test.

Sound check
Sound Check Interface.

A sound check is next conducted.

Viewing test instructions starting the test
Viewing Test Instructions/Starting the Test Interface.

Students are then provided with test instructions and an explanation of “help” features.

Proceeding through the test
Proceeding Through the Test Interface.

  • To answer multiple-choice items, students must click the desired answer option or click the circle with A, B, C, or D.

  • To answer machine-scored constructed-response items, students need to carefully follow the instructions given for each question.

Reviewing items
Reviewing Items Interface.

Before submitting the test for scoring, the student is provided with a list of questions he/she marked to review.

Ending the test
Ending the Test Interface.

After answering the last test question, a red “End Test” button appears in the upper right corner of the screen.

Clicking on the “End Test” button brings up a screen that asks the student if he/she wants to review their answers or submit their test for scoring.

Once the green “Submit Test” button has been selected, changes can not be made and the test is submitted for scoring.

Test security
Test Security Interface.

  • Sage Summative tests are highly secure and must be treated as such.

  • Make sure to:

    • Verify student identity before approving them

    • Not allow students to remove any test content

    • Secure destroy notes and student work

    • Follow administration directions exactly

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2014 SAGE Interface.Summative TrainingCreating Student Log-in Tickets

Test Coordinators and Administrators

Feb. 18, 19, 2014


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2014 SAGE Interface.Summative TrainingTest Information Distribution Engine (TIDE)

Test Coordinators and Administrators

Feb. 18, 19, 2014

Accessing tide
Accessing TIDE Interface.

  • Go to the portal at sageportal.org.

  • Select the appropriate role: [Teachers/Test Administrators] or [School/District Coordinators].

  • Click the [TIDE] icon.

Manage users tab
Manage Users Tab Interface.

  • The Manage Users tab may be used to:

    • Search for existing user records

    • Export a list of existing user records

    • View and/or edit existing user records

    • Delete an existing user record

    • Add new user (individual user)

    • Upload users (group of users)

Student information tab
Student Information Tab Interface.

  • The Student Information tab may be used to:

    • Search for existing student records

    • Export a list of existing student records

    • View an existing student record

    • View and update student test settings and special codes

If students are missing, first notify the school secretary for possible errors or missing information in SKYWARD®. Ask the secretary to immediately correct any errors that are found. If no errors are discovered in SKYWARD®, ask the school secretary to contact Information Systems User Support (801-567-8737).

Student information export a list of students
Student Information: Export a List of Students Interface.

  • The search will result in a table similar to the one shown below.

  • Results may be sorted by clicking on the column header above the data.

  • To export the list of students, click [Export] and select the desired export format (Excel or CSV).

  • You may select a subgroup of students for export by clicking the check box next to each record you want to include in the export.

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Student Information: Export a List of Students Interface.

The course title, school code, and district code for all

COURSE-BASED Summative SAGE assessments assigned to the student are listed here.

Student information view a student reco rd
Student Information: View a Student Reco Interface.rd

  • To view a student’s record, click on the [View] button for that record.

View student student information
View Student: Student Information Interface.

  • Student data is read-only. Changes must be made in the school’s Skyward® System.

  • Updates to student information are reflected in TIDE within 4 days.

View student test settings
View Student: Test Settings Interface.

  • Test Settings in TIDE are default settings.

  • Test settings can be confirmed or edited in the TA interface prior to testing.

View student special codes
View Student: Special Codes Interface.

  • The Special Codes may be selected in advancefor each subject.

  • Special Codes should only be changed by the school’s test coordinator.

View student accommodations
View Student: Accommodations Interface.

Accommodation codes must be set beforea student starts his or her test.

Accommodations should be set ONLY by the school test coordinator and must be approved by the Special Education Department.

Test assignment override tab
Test Assignment Override Tab Interface.

  • The Test Assignment Override tab may be used make a student eligible for a test at a higher grade.

  • Important Notes:

  • A student will only be able to test to a higher grade

  • Course based tests are controlled by the Core Code provided by UTREx. It cannot be changed in TIDE.

If a student needs to test above his/her grade level in a grade-based test, contact Clyde Mason or RaDean Meyers for notification and assistance.

Test status management tab
Test Status Management Tab Interface.

  • The Test Status Management tab may be used by the LEA or School Administrator to:

    • Invalidate a test (requires LEA approval)

    • Extend a student(s) grace period (requires LEA approval)

    • Reset a test (requires LEA approval)

  • Important Notes:

  • Each request for invalidation must be submitted individually.

Schools MUST contact Clyde Mason or RaDean Meyers prior to using TEST STATUS MANAGEMENT.

Invalidate a test
Invalidate a Test Interface.

  • Invalidation of a test eliminates the test opportunity and the student will not receive a score.

  • Note: this should be an extremely rare occurrence.

  • It can be submitted by State, LEA, and School Administrators.

  • If submitted by a School Administrator, it must be approved by an LEA Administrator

  • Example: student started a SAGE assessment and answered questions but needs to take the UAA test

Schools MUST contact Clyde Mason or RaDean Meyers prior to INVALIDATING A TEST.

Reset test
Reset Test Interface.

Resetting a student’s test removes that test from the system and enables the student to start a new test. Questions seen in the new test will be different than questions the student saw previously.

It can be submitted by State, LEA, and School Administrators.

Example: student had the incorrect braille setting and had answered some questions, or student logged in to another student’s test and answered questions.

Schools MUST contact Clyde Mason or RaDean Meyers prior to RESETTING A TEST.

Grace period extension
Grace Period Extension Interface.

A Grace Period Extension (GPE) is used in instances where the system’s pause rule prevented a student from reviewing previously answered questions on a test. Once applied, a GPE allows the student to review all previously answered questions the next time he or she logs into the test.

It can be submitted by State, LEA, and School Administrators.

Example: Loss of Internet access, or a fire drill.

Schools MUST contact Clyde Mason or RaDean Meyers prior to USING GRACE PERIOD EXTENSION.

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2014 SAGE Interface.Summative Training:Online Reporting System (ORS)

Test Coordinators and Administrators

Feb. 18, 19, 2014

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Plan and Manage Testing Interface.

Any and ALL printed documents MUST be considered to be secure and protected student data, confidentially maintained, and properly destroyed immediately after use!

Using plan and manage testing
Using Plan and Manage Testing Interface.

Common examples of Plan and Manage Testing cases:

  • Which students have not yet tested?

  • Which students have started but not yet completed their test?

  • Which students have paused tests?

  • Did every student in a test session complete their test?

Test management center test completion rates
Test Management Center: Interface.Test Completion Rates

Test coordinators and/or principals should regularly use this feature to monitor the school’s completion of all SAGE Summative tests by all assigned students.

Sage help desk
SAGE Help Desk Interface.

28 sage summative training sections for 2014
28+ SAGE Summative Training Sections for 2014 Interface.

  • Elementary 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, and Sp. Ed. Team Leaders

    • Jan. 28, 29, 30 (6 Sections)

  • Secondary LA, MA, SC, and Sp. Ed. Dept. Chairs

    • Feb. 10, 11 (4 Sections)

  • School Test Coordinators and School Principals

    • Feb. 18, 19 (3 Sections)

  • Other Elementary and Secondary Teachers

    • Feb. 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, Mar. 4, 5,6 (15 Sections)

    • Other sections to be added as needed

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Available SAGE Summative Training Sections for Teachers Whose Students will take 2014 Summative SAGE Assessments

  • Section 112280 Tues., Feb. 4, 2014 PDC 101 4:30pm-6:30pm

  • Section 112279 Wed., Feb. 5, 2014 PDC 101 4:30pm-6:30pm

  • Section 112282 Thurs., Feb. 6, 2014 PDC 101 4:30pm-6:30pm

  • Section 112281 Tues., Feb. 11, 2014 PDC 101 4:30pm-6:30pm

  • Section 112283 Wed., Feb. 12, 2014 PDC 101 4:30pm-6:30pm

  • Section 112284 Thurs., Feb. 13, 2014 PDC 101 4:30pm-6:30pm

  • Section 112285 Tues., Feb. 18, 2014 PDC 101 4:30pm-6:30pm

  • Section 112286 Wed., Feb. 19, 2014 PDC 101 4:30pm-6:30pm

  • Section 112287 Thurs., Feb. 20, 2014 PDC 101 4:30pm-6:30pm

  • Section 112288 Tues., Feb. 25, 2014 PDC 101 4:30pm-6:30pm

  • Section 112289 Wed., Feb. 26, 2014 PDC 101 4:30pm-6:30pm

  • Section 112290 Thurs., Feb. 27, 2014 PDC 101 4:30pm-6:30pm

  • Section 112291 Tues., Mar. 4, 2014 PDC 101 4:30pm-6:30pm

  • Section 112292 Wed., Mar. 5, 2014 PDC 103 4:30pm-6:30pm

  • Section 112293 Thurs., Mar. 6, 2014 PDC 101 4:30pm-6:30pm

All of the above training sections are the same. Register on JPLS. 30 teachers/section


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