The winter window for the paper-based Statewide Writing Assessment closed yesterday, February 20, 2014. Districts must use the return kits delivered last week to package student responses in preparation for shipment, following the instructions on pp. G-22 - G-23 of the Test Administration Manual. By Tuesday, March 4, 2014, districts must ensure that all student responses are shipped for scanning and that all unused test booklets, including blank overage booklets, are securely destroyed. As stated on p. 19 of the Test Administration Manual, any tests that are shipped after March 4 will not be scored. If you have any questions about the return shipment process, please contact your Regional ESD Partner.
Students taking the winter online writing assessment have through March 21, 2014 to complete testing.