ACT Aspire and The ACTGo to website

The Hawai’i Department of Education will administer the following ACT College and Career Readiness Assessments on a statewide basis for School Year 2016-17:

  1. The ACT Aspire Assessment for grades 8-10 (paper/pencil and online versions are available)
  2. The ACT taken with Writing Test for grade 11 (paper/pencil and online versions are available)

The ACT College and Career Readiness Assessments enables secondary public and public charter schools to monitor and measure student progress toward readiness for post-secondary plans. The assessment for each grade assesses English, Math, Reading, and Science content knowledge and skills. Schools may also choose to administer the optional online or paper ACT Aspire Writing Test to their students in grades 8, 9, or 10. The administration of the online or paper ACT Writing Test to grade 11 students is required for the Spring 2017 administration. Please note important information below as to whether each assessment is required or optional.

 

ACT Aspire

  1. The administration of the ACT Aspire Assessment to students in grades 8, 9, and 10 is optional. Each school principal, in consultation with the Complex Area Superintendent, will determine which students and grade(s) will be administered the assessment.

The ACT

  1. The administration of the ACT taken with Writing Test to students in grade 11 is required.

 

ACT Aspire General Inquiries Customer Service

(888) 802-7502
ACTAspire_Implementation@ACTAspire.org
Customer service hours:  Monday – Friday:   2:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. HST

 

The ACT General Inquiries Customer Service

(800) 553-6244 ext. 2800
Contact Us
Customer service hours:  Monday – Friday:   3:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. HST

 

The ACT Accommodations Customer Service

(800) 553-6244 ext. 1788
ACTStateAccoms@act.org
Customer service hours:  Monday – Friday:   3:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. HST

 

Hawai’i ACT State Testing Site for ACT Aspire and The ACT Assessments Go to website

 

Hawai’i DOE Intranet webpage for the ACT Aspire and The ACT Assessments Go to Website

The Hawai‘i Department of Education’s internal Intranet website contains archived information for the 2012-13 and 2014-15 administrations of the ACT Explore, ACT Plan, and ACT Plus Writing Assessments, and the 2015-16 administration of the ACT Aspire and The ACT Assessments.

Kaiapuni Assessment of Educational Outcomes (KĀʻEO)Go to website

The University of Hawai’i Mānoa and Ka Papahana Loiloi Kaiapuni of the Office of Hawaiian Education developed and administer the Kaiapuni Assessment of Educational Outcomes (KĀʻEO) in Language Arts, Mathematics and Science in the Hawaiian language. The language arts and mathematics assessments are administered to grades 3 and 4 students in the Hawaiian Language Immersion Program Go to website. The science assessment is administered to grade 4 students in the program.

 

KĀʻEO Contact Information

The  KĀʻEO Help Desk is staffed by English and Hawaiian speakers. The Help Desk is open Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM. Help Desk personnel have been trained to address questions about aspects of the test administration both technical and logistical.

  1. Help Desk phone number: 808-956-7834
  2. Help Desk email: kaiapuni@hawaii.edu
  3. Website: https://kaiapuni-wp.coe.hawaii.edu/kumu
  4. Physical Address:
    Hawaiian Immersion Assessment Project
    Attn: Pōhai Kukea Shultz
    1776 University Avenue, Everly 126
    Honolulu, HI 96822

For questions about the content and purpose of the Hawaiian Immersion Assessment Project, please visit: https://kaiapuni-wp.coe.hawaii.edu/kumu or contact the project staff at the University of Hawai‘i, Mānoa: kaiapuni@hawaii.edu.

NAEPGo to website

The National Assessment of Educational Progress or NAEP is a federal assessment of students in grades 4, 8, and 12. NAEP is administered in two-year cycles. During odd years such as 2012-13, NAEP assesses three subjects and provides grades 4 and 8 state level results for every state. It also provides national results for grades 4, 8, and 12. During even years, NAEP often assesses social studies subjects and/or arts for national results with a small number of high schools.

 

Hawai’i DOE Intranet* webpage for NAEPGo to website

The Hawai’i Department of Education’s internal website contains additional information and resources related to the NAEP assessments.

WIDA ACCESS for ELLs 2.0Go to website

The WIDA ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 is a secure large-scale English language proficiency assessment administered to Kindergarten through 12th grade students who have been identified as English language learners (ELLs). It is given annually in WIDA Consortium member states to monitor students’ progress in acquiring academic English. ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 is only available to Consortium member states. ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 is aligned with the WIDA English Language Development Standards and assesses each of the four language domains of Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing. The assessment is available in both paper-based and online formats for Grades 1-12, while Kindergarten and Alternate ACCESS for ELLs are paper-based tests.

 

Recent Announcements

Beginning in SY 2017-18, the WIDA ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 Online assessment will be administered online by all schools. Please see the DOE Memo dated April 6, 2017 here for full details.

 

Key Resources: https://www.wida.us/assessment/ACCESS20.aspx#prep

  1. Test Administrator Manual
  2. District and School Test Coordinator Manual
  3. Accessibility and Accommodations Supplement
  4. WIDA AMS User Guide
  5. Technology User Guide

 

WIDA Webinars

WIDA provides free webinars for test coordinators, test administrators, technology coordinators and others who have a role in the administration of the WIDA assessments. The calendar of WIDA webinars is available at the WIDA website. All webinars are recorded and posted so that they may be viewed at one’s convenience. The Webinar Recordings are posted within a week of the event.

 

WIDA Online Roles and Responsibilities

Schools are encourage to include the WIDA ACCESS 2.0 test coordinator as a member of their Assessment Team. Principals, technology coordinators, curriculum coordinators, SSCs and other test coordinators should meet regularly to discuss statewide summative assessments and the requirements to administer with fidelity. The roles and responsibilities of those involved in the administration of the WIDA ACCESS for ELLs Online assessment are provided to guide Assessment Team members in decision-making about the administration of the assessment and the allocation of resources.

 

Test Coordinator Information

State specific guidance and other information related to coordination and administration of the ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 assessments are available by logging in to the WIDA website. The ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 Checklist provides steps that need to be taken by school level staff in order to properly administer the assessments.

 

Technology Coordinator Information

School technology coordinators may log in to the Technology section of the WIDA website to access the following resources:

  1. Technology Readiness Checklist for WIDA Online Assessments
  2. Technology User Guide
  3. WIDA AMS User Guide
  4. System Requirements for ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 and Screener
  5. Windows Quick Reference
  6. Mac Quick Reference
  7. ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 Headset Specifications
  8. Troubleshooting Chart

 

WIDA ACCESS Testing Window

wida-testing-windows

 

WIDA ACCESS Contact Information

  1. WIDA Client Services Center: help@wida.us or call toll free 1-866-276-7735
  2. Hawaii DOE ELL Program Manager: Andreas Wiegand
    ph: (808) 305-9717
    E-mail: andreas_wiegand@notes.k12.hi.us
  3. Hawaii DOE Assessment Section Online ACCESS state lead: Karen Tohinaka
    ph: (808) 733-4100
    E-mail: karen_tohinaka@notes.k12.hi.us

Smarter BalancedGo to website

Hawai’i DOE Intranet* webpage for Smarter BalancedGo to website

The Hawai’i Department of Education’s internal website contains archived information for the 2012-13 – 2014-15 administration of the Smarter Balanced ELA/Literacy and Mathematics Assessments.

This internal website also contains information for the 2015-16 administration of the Smarter Balanced ELA/Literacy and Mathematics Assessments.

Hawai’i DOE Intranet webpage for the Assessment SectionGo to website

* The Hawai’i Department of Education’s internal website requires DOE employee login credentials.