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1 District Assessment Coordinators and WaKIDS WebinarOctober 14,

2 Washington Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills 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 Webinar Topics 2

3 Washington Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills 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 K12 Process and product 3

4 Washington Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills 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 4

5 Washington Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills 5 GOLD ® Differs from Other State Assessments

6 Washington Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills 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. o Work with principals to manage the placement of students (transferring across classes or schools within district; adding students) o Never delete a student from the system! Instead, archive students who have left the district. When in doubt, call WaKIDS office!

7 Washington Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills 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 finalizing checkpoint 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 7

8 Washington Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills 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 8

9 Washington Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills And Other Important Stuff Pat Cummings Tracye Ferguson Christina Dabney Tacoma School District 9 DAC to DAC: Lessons Learned

10 Washington Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills 10 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

11 Washington Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills 11 DAC to DAC: Lessons Learned 2 At a certain point the teachers should be responsible for adding and editing students (dont 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

12 Washington Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills 12 DAC to DAC: Lessons Learned 3 Audit your teacher and student class lists Last years WaKIDS records should be archived (Teaching Strategies takes care of this in the summer prior to the next school year).

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14 Washington Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills 14 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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16 Washington Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills 16

17 Washington Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills 17 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

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19 Washington Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills 19

20 Washington Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills WaKIDS Areas and Objectives 20

21 Washington Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills PDF Snapshot Report 21

22 Washington Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills PDF Snapshot Report 22

23 Washington Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills Teaching Strategies GOLD technical support: Call Hours: Monday through Thursday 5:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time with a description of your concern and your OSPI and ESD support, contact: Susan Swanberg ( or for questions regarding usernames, transferring users, accessing GOLD, resetting passwords Gretchen Stahr Breunig ( or for questions regarding training, teacher or principal support, ESD contact Your regional ESD WaKIDS Coordinator for technical classroom and curriculum assistance and regional support; see list at: Kathe Taylor ( or for questions about overall implementation and data WaKIDS website: 23 Questions? WaKIDS Resources


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