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Jan 27 2015 10:53AM
News Announcement Instructional Materials Adoption Schedule and Science Criteria - January 2015
At the January 2015 meeting, the Oregon State Board of Education approved the revision of the state adoption schedule to the one shown below. The State Board also approved the adoption of the criteria for science Oregon Instructional Mater...
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Jan 26 2015 8:00AM
News Announcement EBISS Depth Meetings for 2014-2015
EBISS Depth Meetings for 2014-2015 will occur at the University of Oregon in Eugene on Wednesday, February 11, 2015; and Tuesday, April 7, 2014. EBISS Depth districts have been awarded subgrant funds to support EBISS and travel expenses to attend mee...
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Jan 26 2015 8:00AM
News Announcement EBISS Participation 2014-2015 Meeting 2
Over the past several academic years, EBISS has been offered to districts across the state in different regional areas. For the 2014-2015 academic year, districts that have previously not been involved in EBISS can begin participating. Three introduct...
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Jan 23 2015 3:36PM
News Announcement Full-Day Kindergarten Implementation and Planning Conference
A full-day Kindergarten Implementation and Planning Conference is planned for Thursday, February 26 through Friday, February 27, 2015 at the Hilton Eugene. This conference is designed by and for Kindergarten Teachers and School Administrators who have ...
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Jan 23 2015 9:13AM
News Announcement Circular of Information Announcing Upcoming Adoption of Instructional Materials, "Call for Bids" in Oregon – 2015
The Circular of Information announces and provides details about the upcoming adoption of instructional materials for Mathematics in Oregon. Publisher Notice #1 will give publishers information about the process to request to bid for this subje...
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Jan 22 2015 12:57PM
News Announcement Teacher Nominations for 2015 Mathematics Instructional Materials Evaluation
The Oregon Department of Education is looking for nominations of teachers, curriculum specialists, and other experienced professionals who have interest and expertise in Mathematics to participate in the evaluation of instructional materials. Those ind...
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Jan 22 2015 11:37AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - January 22, 2015
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for January 22, 2015. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: General Announcements Informal DTC Webinar ...
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Jan 21 2015 3:00PM
News Announcement URGENT! Nominations Sought for Oregon’s History Teacher of the Year
As of now, Oregon has 0 nomination(s) for the Gilder Lehrman National History Teacher of the Year Award. The 2015 award is open to K-6 teachers, with the deadline for nominations extended to February 15, 2015. Once nominated, teachers have until March ...
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Jan 21 2015 2:37PM
News Announcement REMINDER - FIRST IN SERIES: Digital Learning for the Modern Age - Schedule of Discussions
Brownbag discussion series begins January 22, 2015, from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. The Oregon Department of Education is working with districts to transform classrooms to reflect the world we and our students live in today. We are focusing our efforts...
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Jan 21 2015 2:29PM
News Announcement Youth Development Council Task Force Committee Meeting
A Youth Development Council Task Force Committee meeting will be held next Monday, January 26, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. in Room 102 of the Oregon State Library, 250 Winter Street NE, Salem, 97301. Agenda items include the development and structure o...
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Jan 21 2015 2:08PM
Calendar Informal DTC Webinar Information
Archived PowerPoints and transcribed recordings of Informal DTC Webinars are posted to our District Test Coordinators webpage. PowerPoints are typically available the day after the webinar. Please allow 1-2 weeks for transcriptions to be posted. Rema...
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Jan 21 2015 2:01PM
News Announcement OPTIONAL: Online Reporting System Training Video Now Available
On January 8, 15, and 20, AIR hosted live trainings via WebEx on the 2014-15 Online Reporting System. The training walked users through how to run performance and participation reports for OAKS Online and ELPA (the Online Reporting System will be upd...
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Jan 21 2015 1:33PM
News Announcement Activating your TIDE Account
As new TIDE accounts are created for district and school level users, TIDE sends the user an introductory email that includes a link for logging into TIDE as well as a temporary password. It is important to note that, as a security precaution, the te...
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Jan 21 2015 1:28PM
Calendar Kindergarten Assessment and Content Committee Update
In December 2014 and January 2015, the Kindergarten Content and Assessment committee reviewed refinements to the Early Literacy segments of the 2015-16 Kindergarten Assessment and an additional measure of early language/vocabulary. The committee also...
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Jan 21 2015 1:25PM
News Announcement Update on Braille Interface for Smarter Balanced Assessments
In the October 23, 2014 edition of the A&A Update, ODE alerted the field that the Braille Interface for the Smarter Balanced practice tests was not yet available pending implementation of improvements recommended by Oregon’s Vision Professional Learn...
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Jan 21 2015 1:21PM
News Announcement CLARIFICATION: Non-Embedded Designated Supports Not Required in TIDE
During the January 14 DTC Webinar, a question was raised about why TIDE itemizes non-embedded designated supports for the Smarter Balanced assessments but not for the other assessments (OAKS Online Science and Social Sciences, Grade 12 Retests, or EL...
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Jan 21 2015 1:10PM
Calendar Second Period Cumulative ADM Review Opens Today
The Second Period Cumulative ADM review/audit window opens at 1 PM today, Thursday, January 22 and will close at 11:59 PM on Friday, January 30. Please log into the Consolidated Collections application during this window and review your audits by cli...
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Jan 21 2015 1:05PM
News Announcement Scientific Inquiry (SI) Local Performance Assessment Requirement and 2014 Oregon Science Standards (NGSS) Clarification
Question from the Field: How can science teachers meet the scientific inquiry local performance assessment requirement during this transition period between the 2009 Oregon Science Standards and the newly adopted 2014 Oregon Science Standards (Next G...
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Jan 15 2015 11:49AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - January 15, 2015
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for January 15, 2015. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: General Announcements ELPA21 Field Test Reg...
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Jan 15 2015 11:30AM
Calendar 2014-15 Statewide Kindergarten Assessment Results Released
The 2014-15 Statewide Kindergarten Assessment Results were released on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 and are now available on the Kindergarten Resource Webpage. For additional information or questions related to the 2014-15 Statewide Kindergarten ...
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Jan 14 2015 1:39PM
News Announcement January 2015 ESD Warrants
Click January 2015 ESD Warrants to view the payments for each ESD for January 2015.
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Jan 14 2015 10:54AM
Calendar ELPA21 Field Test Registration Ends Tomorrow
The registration window for the upcoming ELPA21 Field Test will close tomorrow. Oregon is continuing to recruit students for participation in the ELPA21 Field Test, which will debut on February 2, 2015. The ELPA21 Consortium States are focusing the f...
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Jan 14 2015 10:50AM
Calendar ORS Training Information
As a reminder, the American Institutes for Research (AIR) will host another OAKS Online Reporting System (ORS) training on January 15 via WebEx: Thursday, January 15, 2015, 3:00 pm PST (1 hr) WebEx Link Password: Salem14$ Call-in Number: 1...
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Jan 14 2015 10:45AM
News Announcement ELPA Decision-Making for English Learners with Disabilities
In July, 2014, the US Department of Education released guidance that prohibits English Learner Students with Disabilities (ELSWDs) from being exempted from all four domains on annual state English language proficiency assessments. For Oregon, this me...
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Jan 14 2015 10:42AM
News Announcement Paraphrased Student Directions for Smarter Balanced Now Available
Section 6. Administering the Smarter Balanced Mathematics and English Language Arts Assessments of the Test Administration Manual has been updated to include paraphrased student directions in both English and Spanish. In addition, this section has b...
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Jan 14 2015 10:30AM
News Announcement Accessing Smarter Balanced Performance Task Classroom Activities
The Smarter Balanced Performance Tasks require that schools conduct a non-secure classroom activity with students prior to administering the assessment. Schools will be assigned English language arts (ELA) and mathematics classroom activities for eac...
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Jan 14 2015 10:08AM
News Announcement Assigning Embedded Accessibility Supports for Smarter Balanced Performance Tasks
There are multiple performance task test forms associated with each classroom activity, so while all students in a specified grade and school will participate in the same non-secure classroom activity, they will not all receive the same secure perfor...
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Jan 14 2015 9:20AM
Calendar Second Period Cumulative ADM Review Opens Thursday, January 22
The Second Period Cumulative ADM review/audit window opens at 1 PM on Thursday, January 22 and will close at 11:59 PM on Friday, January 30. Please log into the Consolidated Collections application during this window and review your audits by clickin...
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Jan 14 2015 9:16AM
News Announcement Achieve Releases Next Generation Science Standards Evidence Statements for High School
The NGSS Evidence Statements for High School are now available (evidence statements for elementary and middle school are under development). These statements were developed by educators and scientists, including many members of the NGSS writing team....
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Jan 14 2015 8:18AM
News Release Statewide Kindergarten Assessment Results Released
A Statewide Snapshot of Early Skills, An Opportunity to Focus on Equity Salem, OR (January 14, 2015)—The results of the 2014-2015 Oregon Kindergarten Assessment were released today. This is the second year the state has collected a snapshot of...
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Jan 14 2015 12:00AM
News Announcement January 2015 District Warrants
Click January 2015 District Warrants to view the payments for each district for January 2015.
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Jan 12 2015 3:54PM
Calendar Update: 2014-15 Statewide Kindergarten Assessment Release
On Tuesday, January 13, 2015, the following three embargoed reports will be securely sent to District Testing Coordinators: Student Roster Report District Student Roster Report School summary (Results are disaggregated by gender and ethnicity. I...
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Jan 12 2015 9:32AM
News Announcement Oregon Students Selected for United States Senate Youth Program
--Students Headed to Washington, D. C. and to Receive $5,000 Scholarship-- January 8, 2015, Washington, D.C. -- Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley today announced the names of the two students who have been selected as delegates to the 53rd annu...
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Jan 8 2015 9:21AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - January 8, 2015
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for January 8, 2015. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: General Announcements Informal DTC Webinar S...
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Jan 8 2015 9:17AM
News Announcement New Smarter Balanced Test Session How-to Video
ODE has developed this optional training video to help familiarize test administrators with using the TA Interface of OAKS Online to set up and manage a Smarter Balanced test session, as well as with the Student Interface. Using the practice tests av...
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Jan 8 2015 9:06AM
Calendar 2014-15 Test Records in Student Centered Staging and WebEx Training
OAKS Online test records for Science, Social Sciences, and the Grade 12 retest in Reading and Math are available in Student Centered Staging beginning January 8, 2015. OAKS Online records will typically be available in Student Centered Staging two da...
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Jan 7 2015 2:00PM
News Announcement Smarter Balanced Interim Assessments
Some districts have independently contracted with AIR for access to the Smarter Balanced Interim Tests and Digital Library. Districts that independently contracted to use the Smarter Balanced Interim Tests can set up a test session with these tests b...
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Jan 7 2015 1:56PM
News Announcement Update on Tablets (iPad, Android, Chromebooks)
The OAKS and ELPA testing windows opened on Tuesday, January 6. Following are several updates on administering tests on tablets and Chromebooks: Chromebooks. AIR has completed all testing on Chrome v. 39 and determined that it is compatible with t...
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Jan 7 2015 1:53PM
News Announcement ELPA Practice Test Update Planned
The 2014-15 ELPA Practice Test currently contains graphic response (drag and drop) items and hot text items that will not appear on the operational ELPA. ODE is working with our test vendor, AIR, to remove these item types to ensure that the ELPA Pra...
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Jan 7 2015 1:49PM
Calendar ELPA21 Platform and System Trial Window is Open
The ELPA21 Platform and System Trial window opened on Tuesday, January 6, 2015. District participants in the Platform and System Trial should have received user name and password information in mid-December from the field test vendor, Questar Assessm...
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Jan 7 2015 1:47PM
News Announcement January 2015 Social Sciences Teacher Update Released
In the Oregon Social Sciences Teacher Update #137 you will read about professional development opportunities, teacher and student competitions and awards, and much more. To learn about subscribing to the Social Sciences Teacher Update, please visit th...
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Jan 7 2015 12:12PM
Calendar Extended Assessment Braille and Large Print Orders DEADLINE January 16, 2015
The deadline for submitting Braille and Large Print orders of the Extended Assessment is January 16, 2015. Please visit the Extended Assessment website http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/results/?id=178 for additional information and to access the ord...
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Jan 7 2015 12:10PM
News Announcement Extended Assessment “Overview” Module
This module has been posted on the Extended Assessment website http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/results/?id=178 and is designed to: Provide an overview of Oregon’s Alternate (Extended) Assessment Based on Alternate Achievement Standards (AA-AAS)....
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Jan 7 2015 12:04PM
Calendar OAKS Science and OAKS Social Sciences Testing Window Opened January 6, 2015
OAKS Science and OAKS Social Sciences became available on Tuesday, January 6, 2015 and will close on June 12, 2015. Yes, state science assessments (in our case, OAKS) are required in grades 5, 8, and once in high school per ESEA, Title I Part A,...
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Jan 7 2015 11:56AM
Calendar Informal DTC Webinar Schedule
The next Informal DTC Webinar is Wednesday, January 14. As a reminder, ODE hosts Informal DTC Webinars monthly to provide updates, clarify information, and answer questions regarding assessment and accountability policies and procedures. The meeting ...
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Jan 7 2015 11:52AM
News Announcement ODE’s New Online Meeting Provider (GoToWebinar)
Effective January 5, 2015, the Oregon Department of Education’s subscription with Cisco WebEx has expired. Moving forward, we will use a new online meeting provider -- Citrix GoToMeetings and Webinars -- for all future meetings, training sessions, et...
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Jan 7 2015 11:37AM
Calendar Change in ORS Training Meeting Information
The American Institutes for Research (AIR), our test vendor, will continue to use WebEx for online meetings. As such, AIR will host the upcoming OAKS Online Reporting System (ORS) trainings on January 8 and January 15 via WebEx. Please access these t...
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Jan 7 2015 11:31AM
Calendar 2014-15 ELPA Test Window Has Opened
The English Language Proficiency Assessment (ELPA) window opened on Tuesday, January 6, 2015. This state assessment is required each year for all students eligible to receive Title III services. For additional information about the ELPA, please refer...
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Jan 7 2015 10:37AM
Calendar Extended Assessment Administration and Data Entry Timelines
Administration: Opens February 19, 2015 and closes at 5:00 p.m. on April 23, 2015. Assessment materials are available for download one week prior to the opening of the administration window (2/12/2015): For 2014-15: Grades 3-8, 11 Extended As...
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Jan 7 2015 10:29AM
Calendar OPPORTUNITY: Feedback and Requests for the Smarter Balanced Usability, Accessibility, and Accommodations Guidelines
Consistent with the improvement framework described in the Smarter Balanced Usability, Accessibility, and Accommodations Guidelines (UAAG), Smarter Balanced is collecting general recommendations regarding changes or additions that may be appropriate ...
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Jan 7 2015 10:11AM
Calendar Final Graduation and Dropout Data Available
The cohort graduation and NCES dropout validations are refreshed as of 1 PM Thursday, January 8. They are available via the Achievement Data Insight application on ODE’s secure district site. Please note that these validations represent a preview of ...
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Jan 7 2015 9:38AM
News Announcement January 2015 Physical Education Teacher Update Released
In the January 2015 Physical Education Teacher Update you will read about professional development opportunities, teacher and student competitions and awards, and much more. To learn about subscribing to the Physical Education Teacher Update, please v...
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Jan 7 2015 9:18AM
Calendar Second Period Cumulative ADM 14-15 Closes Monday, January 12, 1015
The 14-15 Second Period Cumulative ADM collection will be closing on Monday, January 12, 2015 at 11:59 PM. Training for this collection was presented on December 4 and can be found at https://district.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=236. The Aud...
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Jan 7 2015 9:14AM
News Announcement Title-funded Staff May Administer the ELPA21 Field Test
Although Title-funded staff were not allowed to assist with the administration of the SBAC field test, ODE will allow Title-funded staff to assist with the ELPA21 field test for the following reasons: The ELPA21 field test (which will be adminis...
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Jan 5 2015 5:20PM
News Announcement YDC Youth Workforce Committee Meeting Notice
The Youth Development Council’s Youth Workforce Committee (formerly the Employment/Internships/Career Development Committee) will be holding its second joint workgroup meeting with the Oregon Workforce Investment Board on Friday, January 9, from 11:00...
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Jan 5 2015 10:41AM
News Announcement 2015 School Bus Driver Instructor Courses
Applications for 2015 School Bus Driver Instructor Courses are now being accepted. Register for classes though iLearn. Detailed registration instructions and further details can be found here .
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Dec 23 2014 11:43AM
News Announcement Alice Ott Middle School and Turner Elementary Receive National Recognition
Alice Ott Middle School in David Douglas School District and Turner Elementary in Cascade School District have been named 2015 Title I Distinguished Schools under the Federal Title I Distinguished Schools Program. For over a decade, this program has ho...
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Dec 19 2014 8:13AM
News Announcement CLOSED Job Opening - Public Affairs Specialist (Early Learning Engagement Coordinator)
Public Affairs Specialist 1 (Early Learning Engagement Coordinator) $43,284.00 - $63,324.00 Annually Location: Salem, Oregon Application Deadline: January 14, 2015 OUR MISSION: The Oregon Department of Education fosters excel...
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Dec 18 2014 3:42PM
Calendar Important Dates for January and February 2015
Date Event Oct 16 - Sept 18, 2015 Collection Window for: IUID 2014-15 January 6 OAKS Online Reports Available through the OAKS Portal (http://oaksportal.org/) January 6 - March 13 OAKS Online Writing Performance Assessment Te...
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Dec 18 2014 3:30PM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - December 18, 2014
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for December 18, 2014. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: General Announcements Holiday Pause for A&...
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Dec 18 2014 3:22PM
Calendar State English Learners Alliance Conference 2015
The third annual State English Learners Alliance Conference for 2015 will be held in March at the Eugene Hilton Hotel on the following dates: March 11: Pre-Conference March 12-13: Conference with keynotes: David Bautista, Dr. Virginia Col...
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Dec 18 2014 3:18PM
News Announcement Mac 10.10 Now Supported for Testing
On December 8, 2014, AIR released Secure Browser 7.2 for Mac 10.6 - 10.9 machines. The purpose behind releasing Secure Browser 7.2 was to address an issue with the text-to-speech functionality of the Mac 10.6 - 10.9 Secure Browser 7.0. ODE and AIR ar...
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Dec 18 2014 1:26PM
News Announcement New Tech Check Document Now Available
ODE has posted a simple Tech Check document to http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=4300 to help districts answer the question, “Is your technology ready for testing?” This document briefly leads districts through the process of logging into t...
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Dec 18 2014 1:22PM
News Announcement REMINDER: Headsets for Listening and Speaking Items
In preparation for the opening of the Oregon ELPA testing window on January 6, 2015, ODE would like to remind districts that our test vendor, American Institutes for Research (AIR), keeps a small stock of ELPA-recommended headsets for district orderi...
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Dec 18 2014 1:14PM
Calendar 2014-15 ELPA Test Window Will Open January 6, 2015
The English Language Proficiency Assessment (ELPA) window opens on Tuesday, January 6, 2015. This state assessment is required each year for all students eligible to receive Title III services. For additional information about the ELPA, please refer ...
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Dec 18 2014 1:09PM
Calendar REMINDER: 2014-15 Kindergarten Assessment Preliminary Report Review
Please report any discrepancies or errors about the 2014-15 Oregon Kindergarten Assessment (OKA) Preliminary Reports to amber.helvie@state.or.us by 5 PM on December 19. Statewide data will be released on January 13, 2015.
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Dec 18 2014 12:19PM
News Announcement Kindergarten Content and Assessment Advisory Committee Updates
The Kindergarten Content and Assessment Advisory Committee has been formed to make recommendations on the content of the Kindergarten Assessment and develop guidelines for Kindergarten Assessment report interpretation. The Committee convened for the ...
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Dec 18 2014 10:32AM
News Announcement Kindergarten Assessment 2013-14 “Look Back” Report Now Available
The 2013-14 "Look Back" report is now available on the Kindergarten Assessment Resources page. This report shows the school, district, and state level results from the 2013-14 Kindergarten Assessment. This report was updated with new subgroups for da...
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Dec 18 2014 10:15AM
Calendar OAKS Science and OAKS Social Sciences Testing Window Opens January 6
OAKS Science and OAKS Social Sciences will become available on Tuesday, January 6, 2015 and will close on June 12, 2015. Yes, state science assessments (in our case, OAKS) are required in grades 5, 8, and once in high school per ESEA, Title I Pa...
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Dec 17 2014 4:02PM
News Announcement Proposed Instructional Materials Adoption Schedule – December 2014
At the December 2014 meeting, the Oregon State Board of Education heard a first read of revising the state adoption schedule to the schedule shown below. The first read was positive and upon adoption at the January 22, 2015 meeting, the schedule below ...
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Dec 17 2014 3:06PM
Calendar State Advisory Council for Special Education Public Meeting Notice
January 15, 2015 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. At the Public Service Building, Basement A 255 Capitol ST NE Salem, OR 97310 PUBLIC COMMENT IS WELCOME: Public Comment Will Be Received from 12:30 - 1:00 p.m. An agenda may be r...
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Dec 17 2014 1:46PM
News Announcement CLOSING TOMORROW: Highlighting Teachers' Voices through the Kindergarten Assessment Survey
Thank you to those Kindergarten Teachers and Instructional Assistants who have already responded to the Kindergarten Assessment (KA) survey. If there are teachers and IAs who administered the KA but have not yet taken the survey, please help us conti...
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Dec 17 2014 1:42PM
News Announcement School-Level Test Schedule Promising Practice Now Available
In response to requests from the field, ODE has posted a new promising practice on establishing school-level test schedules for Smarter Balanced to http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?=2444. This document includes promising practices that distric...
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Dec 17 2014 1:36PM
News Announcement District Technology Capacity Report Now Available
To further support our schools during Oregon's transition to the Smarter Balanced assessments, ODE recently administered a survey to collect information regarding our state's technology readiness. To help districts gauge their technology capacity rel...
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Dec 17 2014 1:31PM
Calendar Grade 12 Retest Window Opens January 6
Grade 12 retest opportunities in the areas of reading, writing, and mathematics will become available for eligible seniors starting on Tuesday, January 6, 2015. The items on the retest are taken from the pool of high school items that comprised the ...
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Dec 17 2014 1:26PM
Calendar OPPORTUNITY: ELPA21 Recruitment Continues
Oregon is continuing to recruit students for participation in the ELPA21 Field Test, which will debut on February 2, 2015. The ELPA21 Consortium States are focusing the final recruitment push on grades Kindergarten and 1st, although additional partic...
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Dec 17 2014 9:20AM
Calendar APPLICATION CLOSING: Professional Development Event: Building Educator Assessment Literacy
As a reminder, the application for Building Educator Assessment Literacy, a free, two-day face-to-face professional development event with a five-week virtual learning extension opportunity, must be completed by this Saturday, December 20. Please app...
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Dec 17 2014 9:14AM
News Announcement Grade 12 Writing Retest Available in Spanish
To clarify, as in past years, the Grade 12 Writing Retest remains available in Spanish for eligible English Learner students. The description of the “Administration of the Spanish/English writing prompts” designated support has been clarified in the ...
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Dec 12 2014 11:04AM
News Announcement December 2014 ESD Warrants
Click December 2014 ESD Warrants to view the state school fund payment information for December 2014 for ESDs.
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Dec 12 2014 10:51AM
News Announcement December 2014 District Warrants
Click December 2014 District Warrants to view the state school fund payment information for December 2014 for school districts.
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Dec 12 2014 9:09AM
News Announcement Title IIB MSP 2014-17 Award Recipients
The purpose of the Title IIB Mathematics and Science Partnerships (MSP) program is to encourage scientifically-based professional development, which enhances the content knowledge and teaching skills of classroom teachers, as a means for improving stud...
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Dec 11 2014 12:30PM
News Release Salem Teacher Surprised with Milken Educator Award and $25,000 Cash
The 2014 “Oscar of Teaching” Presented by Milken Family Foundation Is Sole Oregon Recipient (Salem, Ore.) —First grade teacher Julie Cleave won the prestigious 2014 Milken Educator Award for the state of Oregon and $25,000 during a morning assemb...
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Dec 11 2014 12:02PM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - December 11, 2014
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for December 11, 2014. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: General Announcements Professional Develop...
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Dec 11 2014 11:39AM
Calendar Kindergarten Assessment 2014-15 Preliminary Report Review
The preliminary student-level results of the 2014-15 Oregon Kindergarten Assessment (OKA) are now available for districts to review. Districts received reports through secure file transfer on Monday, December 8 and have until December 19 to review an...
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Dec 11 2014 11:29AM
Calendar New Professional Development Event: Building Educator Assessment Literacy
The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) and Oregon Education Investment Board (OEIB), in collaboration with WestEd and SCALE, want to let you know about Building Educator Assessment Literacy, a free, two-day face-to-face professional development eve...
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Dec 11 2014 11:07AM
Calendar Extended Assessment Standard Setting OPPORTUNITY
We are looking to identify special education teachers and content specialists (across Elementary, Middle, and High School) in ELA, Math, and Science to serve on our 2014-15 Extended Assessment Standard Setting Panel to set new cut scores and achievem...
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Dec 11 2014 11:04AM
News Announcement Highlighting Teachers' Voices through the Kindergarten Assessment Survey
Thank you to those with Kindergarten Teachers and Instructional Assistants who already responded to the Kindergarten Assessment (KA) survey. If there are teachers and IAs who administered the KA but have not yet taken the survey, this message is for ...
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Dec 11 2014 11:00AM
News Announcement New Classroom Activity Promising Practice Now Available
In response to requests from the field, ODE has posted a new promising practice on administering the Smarter Balanced classroom activity to http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?=2444. This document includes several promising practices that teacher...
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Dec 11 2014 10:43AM
News Announcement Smarter Balanced Achievement Level Setting Video Now Available
Smarter Balanced recently released a video highlighting the Achievement Level Setting process for the new assessments and featuring panelists from Oregon and other member states. The video is just over 8 minutes and is available through YouTube at ht...
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Dec 11 2014 10:33AM
News Announcement Closing Tomorrow: Cohort Graduation and NCES Dropout Validations
If you have not validated your data yet, please do so immediately! The rates and students can be securely previewed in the Achievement Data Insight application. There are three validations: 4-year Cohort Graduation Rates, 5-year Cohort Graduation Rat...
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Dec 10 2014 3:19PM
News Announcement USDA Foods Distribution Bulletin - December 2014
Click here  for the December 2014 USDA Foods Distribution Bulletin. This bulletin contains important information regarding the ODE USDA Foods program.
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Dec 9 2014 11:35AM
News Announcement Digital Learning for the Modern Age - Schedule of Discussions
Brownbag discussion series begins in January. The Oregon Department of Education is working with districts to transform classrooms to reflect the world we and our students live in today. We are focusing our efforts on improving connectivity, increa...
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Dec 8 2014 8:54AM
News Announcement Executive Numbered Memo: 004-2014-15 Division 22 Assurances 2014-2015
To: District Superintendents RE: 2014-2015 Division 22 Standards Assurances By January 15 of each year, school district superintendents are required by OAR 581-022-1610 Operating Policies and Procedures to report to their communities the...
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Dec 5 2014 2:09PM
News Announcement Revised 2014-15 ESD Estimates
Click Revised 2014-15 ESD Estimates as of December 5, 2014 to view the latest ESD estimates for the 2014-15 school year.
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Dec 5 2014 2:05PM
News Announcement Revised 2014-15 ADMw Breakouts
Click Revised 2014-15 ADMw Breakouts as of December 5, 2014 to view the latest ADMw breakouts for the 2014-15 school year.
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Dec 5 2014 12:00AM
News Announcement Revised 2014-15 District Estimates
Click Revised 2014-15 District Estimates as of December 5, 2014 to view the latest district estimates for the 2014-15 school year.
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Dec 4 2014 4:15PM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - December 4, 2014
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for December 4, 2014. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: General Announcements Professional Developm...
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Dec 4 2014 4:09PM
News Announcement New Secure Browser 7.2 for Mac 10.6 to 10.9 Available Dec. 8
In the November 13 issue of the AA Update, ODE alerted the field to an issue with the text-to-speech functionality of the Mac 10.6 - 10.9 Secure Browser 7.0 (released October 1, 2014). As identified in that November 13 communication, resolution of th...
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Dec 3 2014 3:11PM
Calendar Upcoming Webinar: Proposed Federal Teacher Preparation Regulation Changes and Their Effects
The U.S. Department of Education has released long-awaited proposed regulations that will require greater accountability for outcomes of teacher preparation. Title II provisions have allowed flexibility for states to determine the quality and effecti...
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Dec 3 2014 2:32PM
Calendar Professional Development Event: Building Educator Assessment Literacy
The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) and Oregon Education Investment Board (OEIB), in collaboration with WestEd and SCALE, want to let you know about Building Educator Assessment Literacy, a free, two-day face-to-face professional development eve...
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Dec 3 2014 2:26PM
News Announcement Oregon Students Selected for USSYP Scholarship Program
Students Headed to Washington DC to Receive $5,000 Scholarship The Oregon Department of Education is pleased to announce the 53rd Annual United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) primary and alternate delegates for Oregon. PRIMARIES: Mr. Carter...
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Dec 3 2014 2:24PM
Calendar Informal DTC WebEx Meetings Begin December 10
Beginning Wednesday, December 10, ODE will host Informal DTC WebEx meetings monthly to provide updates, clarify information, and answer questions regarding assessment and accountability policies and procedures. The first Informal DTC WebEx will begin...
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Dec 3 2014 2:15PM
Calendar REMINDER: DTC Training Feedback Requested
ODE would like your feedback on the new DTC training format used this year. If you would like to share your thoughts, please click here to respond to a brief survey by December 12, 2014. ODE will use your input to identify improvements for future yea...
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Dec 3 2014 2:05PM
Calendar REMINDER: Upcoming Downtime for Practice Tests and Online Reporting System
All Practice Tests (OAKS, ELPA, Smarter Balanced) will be offline from 6 AM (PT) on Monday, December 15 until 6 AM (PT) on Tuesday, December 30 for maintenance and testing of the servers in preparation for deployment of the operational OAKS and ELPA ...
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Dec 3 2014 2:02PM
News Announcement Secure Browser for Windows 8.0 and 8.1 Computers with Touchscreens
Windows Secure Browser 7.0 should not be used on computers with Windows 8.0 and 8.1 that have touchscreens. If you are planning to administer OAKS, ELPA, or Smarter Balanced tests on a Windows 8.0 or 8.1 computer with a touchscreen please notify your...
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Dec 3 2014 1:48PM
News Announcement Smarter Balanced Training Modules Now Available
Smarter Balanced-provided training modules are now available under the General Section of the Common Core State Standards - Assessment webpage. Modules cover a broad range of topics, including: Accessibility and Accommodations Embedded Universal ...
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Dec 3 2014 1:45PM
News Announcement NEW RESOURCE: 5 Quick Facts About Oregon's New State Tests
Available in both English and Spanish, this document provides a short overview of the Smarter Balanced tests by addressing target misinformation areas, including test development, teacher input, and use of student information. You can access the Spa...
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Dec 3 2014 1:30PM
Calendar ODE Applications Temporarily Unavailable December 6
ODE will be conducting server maintenance on Saturday, December 6. This may cause applications such as the Achievement Data Insight and Consolidated Collections to be unavailable. To avoid lost work, if you intend to work in these applications over t...
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Dec 3 2014 1:27PM
Calendar Reminder: Cohort Graduation and NCES Dropout Validations Closing December 12
Friday, December 12 will be the last day to make changes to the 2013-14 Graduation and Dropout Rates. If you have not validated your data yet, please do so immediately! The rates and students can be securely previewed in the Achievement Data Insight ...
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Dec 3 2014 1:21PM
Calendar Second Period Cumulative ADM 14-15 Open December 11 - January 12
The 14-15 Second Period Cumulative ADM collection will be open beginning December 11, 2014 until 11:59 PM on January 12, 2015. Training for this collection was presented on December 4 and can be found at https://district.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?...
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Dec 3 2014 1:12PM
News Announcement Achieve Releases Classroom Sample Assessment Tasks for the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
These sample high school and middle school tasks, written by secondary science and math teachers, provide examples of how content and practices from both the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in Mathe...
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Dec 2 2014 2:00PM
News Announcement The 19th International DCDT Conference - Portland, Oregon - Save the Date!
We are proud to announce the 19th International DCDT Conference will be held in Portland Oregon, November 5-7, 2015 at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower. Get all the details here and save this flyer.
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Dec 2 2014 9:45AM
News Announcement Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) is gearing up for YTP funding for the 2015-2017 Biennium!
Click here to learn more!
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Dec 2 2014 8:54AM
News Announcement Oregon Response to Intervention Middle School Level (6-8) Applications available now
APPLICATION DEADLINE DECEMBER 19, 2014 AT 5:00 PM The Oregon Department of Education is pleased to announce that applications are available on the ODE website at http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=315. Districts that have part...
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Dec 2 2014 8:37AM
News Announcement December 2014 Social Sciences Teacher Update Released
In the Oregon Social Sciences Teacher Update #136 you will read about professional development opportunities, teacher and student competitions and awards, and much more. To learn about subscribing to the Social Sciences Teacher Update, please visit th...
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Nov 26 2014 1:59PM
News Announcement Youth Development Council Quarterly Meeting
Youth Development Council Quarterly Meeting Friday, December 5, 2014 1:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Department of State Lands Building, Land Board Room 775 Summer Street NE, Salem 97301 The Youth Development Council will be meeting on Friday ...
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Nov 26 2014 12:00AM
News Announcement New 2014-15 Oregon Extended Assessment
New 2014-15 Oregon Extended Assessment The Oregon Department of Education has partnered with Behavioral Research & Teaching at the University of Oregon to develop a new Oregon Extended Assessment (ORExt). The substantive redesign will support measuri...
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Nov 25 2014 8:18AM
News Announcement 2013-14 Oregon Statewide Report Card
The 2013-14 Oregon Statewide Report Card is now available on the ODE website. This annual report provides a statewide look at our education system including key data on our students, teachers, and schools. While no report can sum up education in our st...
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Nov 24 2014 1:26PM
News Announcement Update: Preparing for College and Career - The Common Career Technical Core, and Career Ready Practices
The Common Career Technical Core (CCTC) includes a set of standards for each of the 16 Career Clusters® and their corresponding Career Pathways (or, in Oregon, Career Focus Areas) that define what students should know and be able to do after completing...
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Nov 20 2014 1:36PM
News Announcement Executive Numbered Memorandum 003-2014-15 - Requirements for Teacher and Administrator Evaluation and Support Systems for the 2014-15 School Year
To: All School District Superintendents and Education Service District Superintendents Re: ESEA Waiver Approved; Educator Evaluation Requirements for the 2014-2015 School Year; Regional Peer Review Panels Summary For the 2014-15 school yea...
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Nov 20 2014 12:14PM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - November 20, 2014
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for November 20, 2014. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: General Announcements Districts Needed to ...
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Nov 20 2014 12:11PM
Calendar Districts Needed to Participate in the ELPA21 Field Test
Additional Oregon involvement in the ELPA21 Field Test is needed to ensure we are able to gauge how well the test works and what improvements are necessary prior to going operational. ELPA21 offers flexible participation and administration of the Fie...
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Nov 20 2014 12:00PM
Calendar Technology Readiness Survey Closes December 1, 2014
As a reminder, ODE is currently collecting information from districts regarding their overall technological capacity to deploy the Smarter Balanced assessments. If you have not already done so, please complete the survey with your Information Technol...
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Nov 20 2014 11:57AM
News Announcement New Resource: Lessons Learned from the Smarter Balanced Field Test
Lessons Learned - Smarter Balanced Field Test provides an overview of the Smarter Balanced field test and feedback efforts, Oregon- and Consortium-specific insights collected across 13 member states, and recommended practices for preparing test admi...
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Nov 19 2014 3:55PM
News Announcement Notice: ELPA21 Registration Confirmation
For schools that have registered or intend to register for the ELPA21 Field Test and/or Platform and System Trial, please note that registration confirmation emails will be sent to your contact (listed during the registration process) directly from Q...
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Nov 19 2014 3:50PM
Calendar New STC/TA Training Resource Available and DTC Training Feedback Requested
In response to several requests from District Test Coordinators, ODE has posted a copy of the PowerPoint used in the ODE-facilitated DTC training WebEx to http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=2744. While not a requirement, districts may use thi...
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Nov 19 2014 3:47PM
News Announcement No Updates on Secure Browser for Mac 10.6 - 10.9
Last week, ODE shared that AIR had learned of an issue with the text-to-speech functionality of the Mac 10.6 - 10.9 secure browser 7.0 (released on October 1, 2014). AIR is working on an updated secure browser for Mac 10.6 - 10.9 computers that will ...
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Nov 19 2014 3:42PM
News Announcement Statewide ELA Assessments and IEP Team Decision Making
In an effort to parallel the changes brought about by the Common Core standards and new Smarter Balanced assessments, the new Extended Assessment has combined reading and writing into ELA (English/Language Arts). Further, the new IEP under developmen...
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Nov 19 2014 3:37PM
Calendar Kindergarten Assessment Review Window
The Kindergarten Assessment Review Window is open from Tuesday, November 18 to Friday, November 28. During the review window, districts have the opportunity to view and correct identified audit items, checked against 1st Period ADM, that include: Mis...
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Nov 19 2014 3:35PM
News Announcement Smarter Balanced States Approve Preliminary Achievement Levels
The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) voted to approve preliminary achievement levels for the ELA and math assessments Friday, November 14. The vote marks the culmination of an extensive collaborative process spanning several months and i...
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Nov 13 2014 10:53AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - November 13, 2014
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for November 13, 2014. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: General Announcements Stay tuned for futur...
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Nov 13 2014 12:00AM
News Announcement Educational Supports and Developmental Assets Committee Meeting - November 21, 2014
Educational Supports and Developmental Assets Committee Meeting November 21, 2014 NAYA Family Center, Room 201, at 5135 NE Columbia Blvd., Portland, OR 97218 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The Youth Development Council’s Educational Supports ...
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Nov 12 2014 2:54PM
Calendar Online Reporting System Offline for Updates December 19 - January 5
The Oregon Online Reporting System will be offline for updates from 6 AM (PT) on Friday, December 19 until 6 AM (PT) on Tuesday, January 6. This is a change from the previously posted dates of December 24 through January 5.
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Nov 12 2014 2:50PM
News Announcement November 2014 ESD Warrants
Click November 2014 ESD Warrants to view the November 2014 State School Fund payment information for each ESD.
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Nov 12 2014 2:50PM
News Announcement Title I-A Funds May Not Be Used for State Testing
During last week's 2014-15 DTC training, several DTCs asked whether staff funded solely out of Title I-A may administer Oregon's statewide assessments. The answer is no, these staff may not administer statewide assessments because it is considered su...
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Nov 12 2014 2:48PM
News Announcement Secure Browser for Mac 10.6 - 10.9
AIR has learned of an issue with the text-to-speech functionality of the Mac 10.6 - 10.9 secure browser 7.0 (released on October 1, 2014). If a student testing on a Mac 10.6 - 10.9 computer tries to pause the text-to-speech feature in the middle of a...
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Nov 12 2014 2:44PM
News Announcement Comparison Group Reports for 2013-14
Socioeconomic status (SES) Ranks and Comparison Groups for the 2013-14 Oregon Statewide Assessment results for reading/literature and mathematics (grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 11), writing (grade 11), and science (grades 5, 8, and 11) are now availab...
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Nov 12 2014 2:42PM
News Announcement Cohort and NCES Dropout Rate Validations Refreshed
The 4-year cohort, 5-year cohort, and NCES Dropout Rate validations have been refreshed as of 1 PM November 13. Updated GED data is now included in all three validations, and all three now reflect data changes as of November 11. We recommend that you...
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Nov 12 2014 2:38PM
Calendar Reminder: First Period Cumulative ADM Review Closes November 14
The First Period Audit Review Window will close tomorrow, November 14. You may be asked to review any audits that remain unaddressed after that deadline via spreadsheet. If you have questions about the audits, please contact your Regional ESD Partner...
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Nov 12 2014 10:48AM
News Announcement 2013-14 Student Homeless Data
Each year, the Oregon Department of Education releases data on the number of K-12 homeless students in Oregon schools. The numbers for last year are now available on the ODE website. In Oregon, 18,902 K-12 students experienced homelessness at some poi...
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Nov 12 2014 12:00AM
News Announcement November 2014 District Warrants
Click November 2014 District Warrants to view the November 2014 State School Fund payment information for each school district.
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Nov 10 2014 7:59AM
News Announcement Measure 91: Recreational Use of Marijuana and Bus Drivers
With the recent passage of Measure 91, Oregon voters have chosen to allow the recreational use of marijuana. The Oregon Department of Education wants to remind you and your school bus drivers that other state and federal rules continue to prohibit the...
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Nov 6 2014 10:36AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - November 6, 2014
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for November 6, 2014. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: General Announcements NEW RESOURCES: Assess...
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Nov 6 2014 10:24AM
News Announcement Sign Language Interpreter Accessibility Support: Update & Training Information
ODE continues to offer a training and proficiency system for test administrators using a sign language interpreter accessibility support for an applicable statewide assessment administration. The website has a NEW address this year and a little bit o...
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Nov 6 2014 10:14AM
News Announcement Support for Chrome OS 36 and 37
The Oregon Support Plan released in July 2014 indicated that secure testing is supported on Chromebooks using versions 31 to 35 of the Chrome Operating system (OS). Since that time, versions 36-38 of Chrome OS have been released. The American Institu...
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Nov 5 2014 1:29PM
News Announcement NEW RESOURCES: Assessment Communications
The following resources are now available to assist schools and districts in communicating about state assessments: Smarter Balanced Communications Toolkit for Oregon Educators : Tailored to Oregon and further customizable per your school or distr...
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Nov 5 2014 1:22PM
News Announcement ELPA Training Module Updated
Training Module 7 for the ELPA has been updated due to an incorrect date on Slide 13, bullet #4. The corrected version of the slideshow has been posted to the Test Coordinators Training Materials page at http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=274...
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Nov 5 2014 12:07PM
News Announcement ELPA 4-Domain Exemption Option Removed from TIDE
As a reminder, no 4-domain exemptions will be allowed on the ELPA for 2014-15 based on a recent clarification from the US Department of Education. ODE's test vendor, American Institutes for Research, has updated the TIDE system so that the option to...
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Nov 5 2014 12:01PM
Calendar Cohort Graduation Rate Validations Open Today
The 4-year and 5-year Cohort Graduation Rate validations open at 1 PM November 6. They will remain open until 11:59 PM December 12. This validation is located in the Achievement Data Insight application. If you cannot see it, please contact your dist...
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Nov 5 2014 11:56AM
Calendar First Period Cumulative ADM Review Opens Today
The First Period Cumulative ADM review/audit window opens at 1 PM November 6, and will close at 11:59 PM November 14. Please log into the Consolidated Collections application during this window and review your audits by clicking “Review Audits” under...
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Nov 5 2014 11:34AM
News Announcement Accessible Instructional Materials WebEx Posted
A live WebEx, held September 24th, 2014, provided an overview of Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM) for school and district teams working with students with print disabilities. This WebEx is now posted on the Oregon Technology Access Program (...
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Nov 5 2014 8:59AM
News Announcement Annual Measurable Achievement Objective (AMAO) report for 2014
Today, the Oregon Department of Education released the Annual Measurable Achievement Objective (AMAO) report for 2014. This report describes the progress districts are making in helping English Learners gain proficiency in English and exit English Lan...
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Nov 3 2014 1:30PM
News Announcement 2014 Annual SPP/APR Stakeholder Meeting
As a member of advisory groups for special education at the Oregon Department of Education (ODE), or as a key stakeholder involved with special education, you are invited to attend a very important annual meeting. The purpose of the meeting, as in the...
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Nov 3 2014 1:20PM
News Announcement November 2014 Social Sciences Teacher Update Released
In the Oregon Social Sciences Teacher Update #135 you will read about professional development opportunities, teacher and student competitions and awards, and much more. To learn about subscribing to the Social Sciences Teacher Update, please visit th...
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Nov 3 2014 8:00AM
Calendar EBISS Participation 2014-2015
Over the past several academic years, EBISS has been offered to districts across the state in different regional areas. For the 2014-2015 academic year, districts that have previously not been involved in EBISS can begin participating. Three introduct...
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Oct 31 2014 2:20PM
News Release Gresham High Educator Named Oregon Teacher of the Year
Michael Lindblad honored for focus on equity and high standards for all (Salem, Ore.) – At a school celebration attended by friends, family, students, and educators, the Oregon Department of Education today named Michael Lindblad, a Gresham Hig...
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Oct 31 2014 12:07PM
Calendar Important Dates for November and December 2014
Date Event Oct 16 - Sept 18, 2015 Collection Window for: IUID 2014-15 November 1 Deadline for DTCs to independently review required DTC training modules and complete DTC training survey November 4 - 6 Required 2014-15 DTC Trai...
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Oct 30 2014 11:34AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - October 30, 2014
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for October 30, 2014. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: General Announcements Stay tuned for future...
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Oct 29 2014 11:54AM
Calendar Two Days Remaining to Review 2014-15 DTC Training Modules and Complete Survey
As a reminder, to satisfy the 2014-15 District Test Coordinator (DTC) training requirements, all DTCs must watch all 2014-15 DTC training modules and complete the training survey posted to http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=2744 by November 1...
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Oct 29 2014 11:12AM
News Announcement Extended Assessment High School Retake Policy
Executive Numbered memo 002-2012-13 has been revised slightly to clarify that the extended assessment high school retake policy applies to those assessments used to demonstrate proficiency in the Essential Skills. To access the full wording of the nu...
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Oct 29 2014 11:09AM
Calendar CLOSING: The Kindergarten Assessment Data Submission Window
Districts must submit all Kindergarten Assessment data by Friday, October 31.
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Oct 29 2014 11:03AM
Calendar NCES Dropout and Graduation Rates Validation Opens Today
The NCES Dropout and Graduation Rates validation opens at 1 PM October 30. It will remain open until 11:59 PM December 12. This validation is located in the Achievement Data Insight application. If you cannot see it, please contact your district secu...
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Oct 29 2014 9:38AM
News Announcement Test Fee Program 2015 - Update
The Oregon Department of Education has received funds through the USDOE’s Advanced Placement Test Fee Program since 2002. This federal grant has provided the necessary funding to pay the Advanced Placement (AP) examination fees and the International Ba...
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Oct 27 2014 2:13PM
News Announcement YDC Committees to Discuss Gang-Affected Youth Workforce Issues
The Youth Development Council's Prevention and Intervention and Employment/Internships/Career Development Committees will be meeting on Wednesday, November 5, 2014, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Room 102 of the Oregon State Library Building, 250 Winte...
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Oct 23 2014 1:28PM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - October 23, 2014
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for October 23, 2014. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: General Announcements Draft Versions of Com...
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Oct 23 2014 1:17PM
News Announcement Register for the ELPA21 Field Test Today!
Registration for the ELPA21 Field Test and Platform and System Trial has been extended. If you haven't already registered your school or district, you can do so today by clicking here. Participating in the field test is an excellent opportunity ...
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Oct 23 2014 9:18AM
News Announcement Draft Versions of Common Core-Aligned Writing Scoring Guide Posted
As part of the shift to the Common Core State Standards, ODE has undertaken a process of determining the degree of alignment of official scoring guides to the skills and language embedded in the Common Core. As part of that project, ODE has worked wi...
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Oct 23 2014 9:11AM
News Announcement 2014-15 Practice Tests Now Available
The Smarter Balanced Math and ELA, OAKS Science and Social Sciences, Grade 12 Retest, and ELPA practice tests are now available through the OAKS Portal www.oaksportal.org. All practice tests can be accessed through the Oregon Secure Browser. OAKS and...
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Oct 23 2014 9:06AM
Calendar Deadline for 2014-15 DTC Training Modules and Survey is November 1
As a reminder, to satisfy the 2014-15 District Test Coordinator (DTC) training requirements, all DTCs must: Watch the 2014-15 DTC training modules posted to http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=2744 by November 1; Complete the 2014-15 Train...
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Oct 23 2014 9:03AM
News Announcement Windows 7 Drivers for USB Headsets
For districts testing on Windows 7 machines, updated drivers must be installed before using USB headsets purchased through AIR for the ELPA, Smarter ELA listening items, or any test including text-to-speech. These drivers are necessary to properly co...
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Oct 23 2014 8:59AM
News Announcement Update on Support for iOS 8
In the October 16 AA Update, ODE announced that its test vendor AIR was investigating the compatibility of iOS 8 with the 2014-15 secure browser to determine whether they could support iOS 8 for testing this year despite its release after the May 1 d...
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Oct 23 2014 8:55AM
Calendar Kindergarten Assessment Review
The open date for the Kindergarten Assessment Review Window has been changed. The window will open on Tuesday, November 18 and close on Friday, November 28. During the review window, districts have the opportunity to view and correct identified audi...
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Oct 23 2014 8:32AM
Calendar Extended Assessment: Braille and Large Print Order Window
The window for ordering Braille and Large Print versions of the Extended Assessments will open November 17. The deadline for ordering submissions is January 16, 2015. Incomplete or unsigned order forms will not be processed. Please find additional in...
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Oct 22 2014 12:11PM
News Announcement CLOSED Job Opening - Internal Auditor
$62,772.00 - $88,116.00 Annually Open Until Filled The Oregon Department of Education We are recruiting for a full-time Internal Auditor 3. This position is located with the Office of the Deputy Superintendent at the Oregon Department of Edu...
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Oct 17 2014 1:02PM
News Announcement Fair Dismissal Appeals Board Notice of Public Meeting
The Fair Dismissal Appeals Board will hold its annual meeting on Monday, October 27, 2014, beginning at 9:00 a.m. The meeting will be held in Conference Room 251B at the Department of Education offices located in the Public Service Building, 255 Capito...
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Oct 16 2014 3:57PM
Calendar Important Dates for October and November 2014
Date Event October 1 - November 1 DTCs independently review required DTC training modules and complete DTC training survey October 6 ELPA21 Field Test and Platform and System Trial Registration Opens October 15 or 18 PSAT/NMSQ...
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Oct 16 2014 3:35PM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - October 16, 2014
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for October 16, 2014. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: General Announcements REGISTRATION EXTENDED...
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Oct 15 2014 1:43PM
Calendar REGISTRATION EXTENDED: ELPA21 Platform and System Trial and Field Test Registration
Registration for both the ELPA21 Platform and System Trial and Field Test will continue beyond the initial October 17 deadline. Register today for this important practice run of our incoming ELPA21 assessment. Please view Oregon ELPA21 registrat...
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Oct 15 2014 1:40PM
Calendar Smarter Balanced Assessments In-Person Training Workshops
The Oregon Department of Education, in collaboration with your Regional ESD Partners, is pleased to offer Smarter Balanced Assessments in-person training workshops on the following dates: Math - Bryan Toller ELA - Ken Hermens Date Loc...
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Oct 15 2014 1:39PM
News Announcement 2014-15 Secure Browser Clarification
There has been some confusion whether schools will need to download two different Secure Browsers (one from the Smarter Balanced portal and one from the OAKS portal) in order to be ready for testing this year. Schools will only need to download the a...
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Oct 15 2014 1:38PM
News Announcement 2014-15 Practice Tests Still Under Development
The release of the Smarter Balanced Math and ELA, OAKS Science and Social Sciences, Grade 12 Retests, and ELPA practice tests has been delayed so that the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) and their contractor, the American Institutes for Research...
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Oct 15 2014 1:38PM
News Announcement Linux Secure Browser Now Available
The OAKS Secure Browser 6.5 for Linux was released on October 15 and is now available for download through the OAKS Portal at www.oaksportal.org. After installing the Secure Browser you must reboot your computer before administering any tests. The br...
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Oct 15 2014 1:35PM
News Announcement Investigating Support for iOS 8
The 2014-15 secure browser for iPads supports iOS 6.0, 6.1, 7.0, and 7.1. However, many schools have begun buying new iPads which use the new iOS 8 operating system, which was released in September 2014. As described in the 2014-15 Support Plan , maj...
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Oct 15 2014 1:33PM
Calendar CLOSING: Kindergarten Assessment Testing Window
The Kindergarten Assessment Testing Window closes Thursday, October 23. Districts must complete all Kindergarten Assessments by the end of the day and submit all Kindergarten Assessment data by Friday, October 31.
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Oct 15 2014 1:31PM
News Announcement Proper Identification of and Kindergarten Assessment Administration Procedures for Spanish-Speaking English Learners
It has come to ODE's attention that there have been instances where students have been administered both the English and Spanish forms for the Kindergarten Assessment. In these cases, students have been double assessed. As a reminder, districts are e...
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Oct 15 2014 1:28PM
News Announcement Parents in the Secure Test Environment
In many cases, Kindergarten is a child's first experience of a formalized education setting, and parents may feel anxious about the Kindergarten Assessment. To support districts in sharing information about the assessment with parents, ODE has create...
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Oct 15 2014 9:08AM
News Announcement Access to Student assistance Programs in Reach of Everyone (ASPIRE)
Established in 2007 in HB 2729, the program is designed to help students access education and training beyond high school. Students receive information about college options, admissions, and financial aid from trained and supportive volunteers who ment...
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Oct 14 2014 8:00AM
Calendar Effective Behavioral & Instructional Support Systems (EBISS) Participation - 2014-2015
EBISS is now available to districts across the state through annual regional meetings. Districts in Coos, Curry, Douglas, Jackson, Josephine and Klamath counties may join EBISS by attending the first district leadership team meeting on November 12, 2...
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Oct 13 2014 3:40PM
Calendar Oregon Response to Intervention APPLICATIONS ARE NOW AVAILABLE
APPLICATION DEADLINE NOVEMBER 7, 2014 AT 5:00 PM The Oregon Department of Education is pleased to announce that applications are available on the ODE website at http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=315 Districts that have not...
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Oct 13 2014 8:11AM
News Announcement Private Career Schools - Anthem College Update
Anthem College Students The Higher Education Coordinating Commission, in concern of the students who were affected by the Anthem College school closure, wishes to reach-out to each student and continue to communicate additional information that ...
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Oct 10 2014 2:30PM
News Announcement October 2014 ESD Warrants
Click October 2014 ESD Warrants to view the October State School Fund payment by ESD.
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Oct 10 2014 12:27PM
News Announcement Comparison Schools and Districts for Report Card
The Oregon Department of Education released the 2013-14 school and district report cards on Thursday, October 9, 2014. In addition to the overall school rating and demographic, performance, outcome, and curriculum and learning environment data, the s...
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Oct 10 2014 12:00AM
News Announcement October 2014 District Warrants
Click October 2014 District Warrants to view the October State School Fund payment by district.
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Oct 9 2014 12:04PM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - October 9, 2014
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for October 9, 2014. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: General Announcements Opportunity: Essential S...
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Oct 9 2014 11:03AM
News Release Oregon’s Federal Flexibility Waiver Approved
Oregon launches new educator evaluation system designed to improve teaching and learning (Salem, Ore.) – Today the U.S. Department of Education approved Oregon’s federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (formerly known as No Child Left Beh...
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Oct 9 2014 10:55AM
Calendar ELPA21 Platform and System Trial and Field Test Registration
Registration for both the ELPA21 Field Test and the Platform and System Trial is open October 6 - 17, 2014. Oregon's participation in the computer-based Field Test and the Platform and System Trial will lead to a better operational assessment ...
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Oct 9 2014 6:59AM
News Release State Releases School and District Report Cards: 28 High-Poverty Schools Receive Model School Designations For Stellar Performance
(Salem, Ore) – This year, 28 high-poverty schools in 20 Oregon districts made strong gains or sustained high levels of performance to earn Model School designations. Deputy Superintendent Rob Saxton today released the report cards for Oregon’s K-12 pub...
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Oct 8 2014 3:30PM
Calendar Oregon Response to Intervention Applications Available for 2014-2015
The Oregon Department of Education is pleased to announce that applications will be available on October 13th. Click here for more information.
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Oct 8 2014 11:50AM
News Announcement Test Administrator Training
On October 1, ODE posted the 2014-15 DTC Modules that all District Test Coordinators (DTCs) are required to view prior to completing the 2014-15 training survey and attending one of the required ODE-facilitated training WebExes. DTCs must also use th...
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Oct 8 2014 11:46AM
News Announcement Linux Operating Systems: Requirements for Text-to-Speech
Districts using Linux operating systems to deliver online tests with Text-to-Speech enabled must install Festival, SoX, and a supported voice pack prior to testing. Two voice packs are supported, and districts must select and install one: Kevin or Ku...
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