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Jul 31 2014 9:16AM
News Announcement 21st CCLC Cohort #3 Grantees Awards 2014 – 15
The Oregon Department of Education announces the awarding of Year #2 funds for all 22 current Title IV-B grantees for the 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) program. This year’s award from the U.S. Department of Education for 2014-15 was suf...
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Jul 31 2014 9:15AM
Calendar WebEx Video Training Updates
Supplemental Data Collection for Report Cards A WebEx video training on the Supplemental Data Collection will be conducted on July 31 at 2 pm. ODE has developed a web-based data collection for school and district personnel to input data for both Spa...
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Jul 29 2014 3:14PM
News Announcement Youth Development Council’s Prevention and Intervention Committee Meeting
The Youth Development Council’s Prevention and Intervention Committee will be holding a committee meeting on Tuesday, August 5, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in Room 251A of the Public Service Building, 255 Capitol Street NE, Salem, OR 97310. The commi...
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Jul 24 2014 3:51PM
News Announcement Youth Development Council Special Meeting
Youth Development Council Special Meeting Thursday, July 31, 2014 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Hearing Room F Oregon State Capitol 900 Court St NE Salem, OR 97301 The Oregon Youth Development Council will be holding a Special Mee...
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Jul 23 2014 4:37PM
News Announcement One week left to register: Educator Institute on Networking and Transition
Last Session"Transition Together" August 7th, 2014 ODE will offer a regional training which will provide a basic overview of agencies that assist with the transition from school to employment or postsecondary training. For more information: cli...
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Jul 23 2014 10:10AM
News Announcement Kindergarten Assessment 2014-2015 - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Initial Posting
ODE has posted a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document to address some of the most common questions from school districts preparing to administer the statewide Kindergarten Assessment. The FAQ is organized according to the following topics:...
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Jul 22 2014 4:22PM
News Announcement Professional Learning Series for Teacher Mentors: Year One
The Oregon Department of Education (ODE), together with the New Teacher Center (NTC), is offering free professional development opportunities for Teacher Mentors. Review this informational flyer for titles, dates and locations of the upcomi...
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Jul 22 2014 2:38PM
Calendar Oregon Department of Education State Advisory Council for Special Education Public Meeting Notice
September 18, 2014 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. If you are unable ...
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Jul 21 2014 12:00AM
News Announcement Second Common School Fund Payment for 2013-14
Click July 2014 Second Common School Fund Payment for 2013-14 to view the distributions for the second and last Common School Fund Payment for 2013-14.
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Jul 18 2014 8:51AM
Calendar Supplemental Report Card Data Validation Window
Supplemental Report Card Submission: The submission period runs from July 31 through September 26, 2014. The collection period is designed to allow districts and schools to submit information into the web based application for the Supplemental Report...
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Jul 17 2014 3:05PM
Calendar School and District Report Card Appeals Process
A district may appeal the results of the 2013-2014 school and district report cards either on its own behalf or on behalf of its schools. ODE will consider appeals for report card ratings and Annual Measurable Objectives designations when the distric...
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Jul 17 2014 11:27AM
News Announcement COMING SOON! 2014 System Performance Review & Improvement (SPR&I) Annual Trainings!
Registration for these events will open on August 18, 2014! Keep an eye on our ODE events pages or the district web pages for exact dates and times for each region. This year’s training schedule, including online registration dates, is a...
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Jul 16 2014 4:11PM
News Announcement 7/14/14 Chronological Events to Consider in Building Budget and Election Calendars for FY 15-16
Click 7/14/14 Chronological Events to Consider in Building Budget and Election Calendars for FY 15-16 to view the latest schedule of events for FY 2016.
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Jul 16 2014 12:00PM
Calendar Report Card Updates - Summer 2014
School and District Report Cards School and District Report Card Summary PDFs will be posted July 31 in the Achievement Data Insight (ADI) application on the district secure website. The Preliminary School Report Card Details PDFs will be refreshed ...
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Jul 16 2014 8:00AM
News Announcement Job Opening - Internal Auditor 3
EDUC14-0407 Internal Auditor 3 $61,536.00 - $86,388.00 Annually There is currently one permanent position available with the Office of the Deputy Superintendent at the Oregon Department of Education in Salem. This position is in manageme...
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Jul 15 2014 2:32PM
News Announcement Job Opening - Dean of Student Life (Oregon School for the Deaf)
The Oregon Department of Education/Oregon School for the Deaf is conducting a search for a Dean of Student Life. This position is permanent, full-time and is in management service. ABOUT THE OREGON SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF The Oregon School for ...
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Jul 15 2014 8:51AM
News Announcement 2013-2014 Annual Transportation Information Reports
The annual transportation information reports were mailed to all school district superintendents, head start organizations, private schools and charter schools on Monday, June 30, 2014. For your convenience, the reports are also available on our websi...
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Jul 14 2014 4:18PM
News Announcement July 2014 ESD Warrants
Click July 2014 ESD Warrants to view the July 2014 ESD warrants.
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Jul 14 2014 12:00AM
News Announcement July 2014 District Warrants
Click July 2014 District Warrants to view the July 2014 district warrants.
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Jul 10 2014 2:21PM
News Release ODE 2014-15 Data Release Calendar
Because no one likes surprises… Below are the dates for the Oregon Department of Education’s data releases for the 2014-15 school year. If you have any questions about these or other ODE press releases, please contact ODE Communications Directo...
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Jul 10 2014 8:59AM
News Announcement Last Session: Educator Institute on Networking and Transition
Last Session"Transition Together" August 7th, 2014 ODE will offer a regional training which will provide a basic overview of agencies that assist with the transition from school to employment or postsecondary training. For more information: cli...
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Jul 10 2014 8:38AM
News Announcement Oregon Charter Schools Annual Conference, August 13 & 14, 2014
The 2014 Oregon Charter Schools Annual Conference is coming August 13th and 14th. This event is designed for School Board Members, Administrators, Teachers, Parents, and prospective Charter Starters. Organized by the League of Oregon Charter Sc...
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Jul 7 2014 11:20AM
News Release Serilda Summers-McGee Hired as New HR Director
(Salem, Ore.) – Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction Rob Saxton announced today that Serilda Summers-McGee has been hired as the new Director of Human Resources for the Oregon Department of Education. A human resource and education professional...
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Jul 2 2014 3:19PM
Calendar EIPA Video Conference Workshops 2014-2015
Boys Town National Research Hospital will be conducting four video conference trainings for sign language interpreters. These trainings will be hosted by Intermountain Education Service District, Southern Oregon Education Service District, and Willa...
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Jul 1 2014 2:25PM
News Announcement Revised 2014-15 ESD Estimates as of July 1, 2014
Click Revised 2014-15 ESD Estimates as of July 1, 2014 to view the latest 2014-15 district estimates.
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Jul 1 2014 2:22PM
News Announcement Revised 2014-15 ADMw Breakouts as of July 1, 2014
Click Revised 2014-15 ADMw Breakouts as of July 1, 2014 to view the latest 2014-15 ADMw breakouts.
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Jul 1 2014 1:55PM
News Announcement 2014 Updated Procedural Safeguards
The July 2014 ODE Procedural Safeguards Notices for ages 0-5 and K-21 are available at the following link. The July 2014 versions replace any previous versions, and are aligned with the requirements of IDEA 2004, federal, and state regula...
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Jul 1 2014 12:00AM
News Announcement Revised 2014-15 District Estimates as of July 1, 2014
Click Revised 2014-15 District Estimates as of July 1, 2014 to view the latest 2014-15 district estimates.
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Jun 27 2014 12:00AM
News Announcement ConnectED Initiative
As part of the ConnectED Initiative, Connected Nation will serve as an independent third-party administrator for AT&T’s commitment. Through a nationwide application, schools can apply to receive free wireless broadband service for educational devices o...
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Jun 26 2014 10:57AM
News Announcement YDC Quarterly Meeting
Youth Development Council Meeting Tuesday, July 1, 2014 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. State Capitol, Hearing Room F 900 Court Street NE Salem, OR 97301 The Youth Development Council Quarterly Meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 1, in Hearing Room ...
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Jun 20 2014 3:37PM
Calendar Accountability Reminders and Updates for Summer 2014
School and District Report Cards The Preliminary School Report Card Details PDFs were posted June 19 on the district secure website with achievement, growth, graduation and participation data but without ratings or cutoffs. The Report Card Details w...
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Jun 19 2014 2:51PM
News Release Jerome Colonna Joins Oregon State Board of Education
(Salem, Ore.) – Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction Rob Saxton and State Board Chair Samuel Henry are pleased to announce Jerome Colonna has joined the State Board of Education. Colonna was confirmed by the Oregon Senate in May and will fill th...
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Jun 18 2014 3:02PM
News Announcement 2013-14 Value of USDA Foods Received Report
The 2013-14 Annual Value of USDA Foods Received Report for National School Lunch and Summer Food sponsors is now available. Please view the announcement memo for more details.
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Jun 18 2014 1:02PM
News Release Oregon Successfully Completes Field Test of New Assessment
Students say new test is harder but also more interesting and engaging (Salem, Ore.) – Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction Rob Saxton today announced that 25,000 Oregon students from 87 school districts across the state participated in t...
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Jun 17 2014 1:22PM
News Announcement Dispute Resolution Committee Recruitment Notice
The Oregon Department of Education’s Dispute Resolution Committee (DRC) has a current opening for a new member. The DRC meets three times per year in Salem to discuss IDEA dispute resolution matters and administrative orders including Due Process ord...
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Jun 13 2014 9:20AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - June 13, 2014
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for June 13, 2014. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: Oregon Assessment Guidance Resource Available t...
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Jun 13 2014 9:13AM
Calendar Important Accountability Dates for Summer 2014
Date Event June 3 - September 30 Smarter Balanced Digital Library Preview June 12 - 23 Data Collection Review Window for: ESEA Title III Limited English Proficiency 2013-2014 June 12 - August 15 Report Validation Window for: ...
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Jun 13 2014 8:54AM
News Announcement Oregon Assessment Guidance Resource Available to All Districts for Assessment Planning
Recognizing that educators at all levels of leadership are faced with many complex decisions around assessment planning, the Oregon Department of Education is providing guidance as well as developing additional professional learning materials to aid ...
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Jun 12 2014 2:38PM
News Announcement June 2014 Arts Teacher Update Released
In the June 2014 Arts Teacher Update you will read about professional development opportunities, teacher and student competitions and awards, and much more. To learn about subscribing to the Arts Teacher Update, please visit the Content Area Teacher ...
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Jun 12 2014 2:04PM
News Announcement Local Assessment Capacity Building Grant Awardees
As a part of Oregon's Strategic Initiatives, specifically House Bill 3233, the Oregon Department of Education is contracting four district partners to focus on developing local assessment capacity statewide so that Oregon educators can develop, admin...
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Jun 12 2014 10:05AM
Calendar Kindergarten Assessment File Formats
The draft file formats for the 2014-2015 Oregon Kindergarten Assessment can be viewed on the DCC meeting webpage, under the May 6, 2014 DCC Meeting, at https://district.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=231. The final file formats will be posted i...
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Jun 12 2014 9:55AM
Calendar Deadline Approaching for Ordering Kindergarten Assessment Materials
District Test Coordinators are responsible to order Kindergarten Assessment materials for all kindergarten students, including those in charter schools within the district boundary, by July 11, 2014. When ordering assessment materials, DTCs must also...
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Jun 12 2014 9:48AM
News Announcement Updated - Kindergarten Assessment - Use of Title I, Title I-C Funds, and Title III - Supplement, not Supplant
We've recently been asked to provide clarification regarding the use of Title I, Title I-C funded staff, and Title III to administer the Oregon Kindergarten Assessment. Our partners in the ODE Instruction and Standards Unit and the Equity Unit provid...
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Jun 12 2014 9:10AM
Calendar District Validations for Summer 2014 in Achievement Data Insight (ADI)
Assessment Participation, Performance, & Growth (June 12 - August 15) Student Enrollment from 3rd Period Cumulative ADM Collection 2013-14 (June 12 - August 15) Not Chronically Absent from 3rd Period Cumulative ADM Collection 2013-14 (June 12 - A...
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Jun 12 2014 8:20AM
Calendar NOW AVAILABLE: Digital Library Provisioning Help Desk
Smarter Balanced and Amplify are now providing Tier 1 Technology Help Desk assistance in regard to issues to the Digital Library Provisioning process (June and July,2014 Support Timeline). For assistance please send an email to: DigitalLibraryHe...
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Jun 11 2014 9:05AM
Calendar Student Attendance Validation Delayed
The Student Attendance validation, originally scheduled to open Thursday, June 12, has been rescheduled to open Thursday, June 19. The Not Chronically Absent and Student Enrollment validations’ schedule has not changed.
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Jun 10 2014 11:36AM
News Announcement PEEK-8 Professional Development Grants Available for 2014 - 15
The PEEK-8 grants were established by the 2007 Oregon Legislature through the passage of HB 3141. Professional Development grants are available for the 2014-15 school year. The Physical Education Expansion K-8 (PEEK-8) Teacher Hire and Professional De...
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Jun 10 2014 10:50AM
News Announcement Private Career Schools Advisory Committee Meeting
The Private Career Schools (PCS) Advisory Committee will be meeting on Friday, June 13, 2014. The meeting will be held in the large conference room at the Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC). The HECC office is located at 775 Court St. NE...
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Jun 10 2014 10:30AM
News Release Rob Saxton Statement on Reynolds High School Shooting
(Salem, OR) — Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction Rob Saxton released the following statement in response to today's shooting at Reynolds High School. “I am deeply shocked and saddened by this morning’s shooting at Reynolds High School,”...
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Jun 10 2014 9:02AM
Calendar REMINDER - Smarter Balanced Online Panel for Achievement Level Setting
In addition to the In-Person Achievement Level Setting Workshops, Smarter Balanced is seeking input from educators, parents, and business/community leaders via an online panel to establish a common set of performance standards on the Smarter Balanced...
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Jun 6 2014 10:57AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - June 6, 2014
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for June 6, 2014. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: Test Administration - OAKS Online, ELPA & Writ...
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Jun 6 2014 10:48AM
News Announcement OAKS Online 2013-14 Partials Available
OAKS Online partial test records (any test where the student completed one or more questions, but never finished the test) were loaded to Student Centered Staging on Friday, June 6. Records where the student completed 1-4 questions have a Test Attemp...
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Jun 6 2014 10:29AM
News Announcement Last day for Registration: Educator Institute on Networking and Transition
"Transition Together" ODE will offer a regional training which will provide a basic overview of agencies that assist with the transition from school to employment or postsecondary training. For more information: click here For registratio...
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Jun 6 2014 8:14AM
News Announcement Oregon Completes Smarter Balanced Field Test
As of today, June 6, 2014, Oregon students in select schools across the state successfully completed the Smarter Balanced field test. Along with more than 4 million students nationwide, approximately 40,000 Oregon students from 221 schools across 90 ...
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Jun 4 2014 3:20PM
News Announcement Reminder: NEW ELPA Individual Student Reports Now Available
During school year 2012-13, ODE worked with Title III directors and stakeholders to create an updated Individual Student Report (ISR) for the English Language Proficiency Assessment (ELPA) for use during the 2013-14 school year. After multiple opport...
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Jun 4 2014 3:11PM
Calendar Third Period Cumulative ADM Audit Window Closing
The Third Period Cumulative ADM Audit window is closing today, June 6 at 11:59 PM. Please be sure to check for any audits in the Third Period collection prior to this deadline. For questions, please consult the Cumulative ADM Audit Manual , or c...
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Jun 4 2014 3:02PM
Calendar Annual Cumulative ADM Collection 2013-14 Open
The Annual Cumulative ADM Collection is now open and will continue to be open through July 14. If you missed the WebEx training for this collection, you can find that here: https://district.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=234, under “Annual Cumulativ...
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Jun 4 2014 2:57PM
News Announcement 2014-15 Preliminary Oregon Accessibility Manual (formerly Oregon Accommodations Manual) Now Available
To help district test coordinators prepare for the 2014-15 school year, ODE has posted the 2014-15 Preliminary Oregon Accessibility Manual (OAM) to http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=487. The purpose of the Preliminary OAM is to provide distr...
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Jun 4 2014 1:01PM
Calendar Oral Motor Assessment & Intervention - October 9 & 10, 2014 - SAVE THE DATE
Regional and Statewide Services for Students with Orthopedic Impairments (RSOI) and Pacific University are co-hosting this event scheduled for October 9 & 10, 2014. All registrations are handled by BECKMAN ORAL MOTOR. In order to receive the reduced ...
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Jun 4 2014 8:33AM
News Announcement American Indian/Alaskan Native Culturally Relevant Teaching, Learning, and Pedagogy Grant Recipients
ODE is excited to announce the awarding of the American Indian / Alaskan Native Culturally Relevant Teaching, Learning, and Pedagogy Grant. The review committee selected 8 programs to receive awards ranging from $93,688 to $100,000 to support collabora...
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Jun 3 2014 2:43PM
Calendar Assessment and Growth ADI Validations Delayed until June 12
The opening of the 2013-14 assessment and growth validations in the Achievement Data Insight (ADI) application has been delayed. These validations had been scheduled to open on June 5, but will now open on Thursday, June 12.
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Jun 2 2014 2:36PM
News Announcement FINAL Week for Registration : Educator Institute on Networking and Transition
"Transition Together" ODE will offer a regional training which will provide a basic overview of agencies that assist with the transition from school to employment or postsecondary training. For more information: click here For registratio...
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Jun 2 2014 8:36AM
News Release Families Encouraged to Participate in Free Summer Meals
National Summer Food Service Program offers nutritious meals to combat student hunger (Salem, Ore.) – Today Deputy Superintendent Rob Saxton announced the upcoming Summer Food Service Program which provides free, nutritious meals to students ove...
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May 30 2014 11:08AM
Calendar Important Dates for Summer 2014
Date Event May 29 - June 6 Audit Review Window for: Third Period Cumulative ADM 2013-2014 May 30 @ 11:59 PM Collection Window Closes for: ESEA Title III Limited English Proficiency 2013-2014 June 2 Winter Writing Appeals are ...
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May 30 2014 10:12AM
News Announcement PPS Nutrition Services Director Honored
Congratulations! Gitta Grether-Sweeney, Director of Nutrition Services at Portland Public Schools was honored for being a Women of Influence in the Portland Business Journal, April 25, 2014 issue, with an Orchid Award - Non-Profit Division. Por...
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May 30 2014 9:56AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - May 30, 2014
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for May 30, 2014. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: Test Administration - OAKS Online, ELPA & Writ...
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May 30 2014 8:55AM
News Announcement Guidance for Locating a Spanish Bilingual Assessor for the Oregon Kindergarten Assessment
The Early Spanish Literacy “Spanish Letter Names” measure included in the 2014-2015 Oregon Kindergarten Assessment is required to be administered to all identified Spanish-Speaking English Learners (ELs). This measure must be administered by a biling...
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May 28 2014 1:51PM
Calendar Reminder: Spring Paper Writing Assessment Shipping Deadline June 3
Districts participating in the spring paper-based Writing assessment must ship completed tests for scoring by next Tuesday, June 3, 2014. As stated on p. 19 of the Test Administration Manual, any tests that are shipped after June 3 will not be scored...
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May 28 2014 1:44PM
News Announcement Kindergarten Assessment - Use of Title I Funds - Supplement, not Supplant
We've recently been asked to provide clarification regarding the use of Title I funded staff to administer the Oregon Kindergarten Assessment. Our partners in the ODE Instruction and Standards Unit provided the following guidance, which applies to sc...
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May 28 2014 1:28PM
News Announcement Student Centered Staging Open for Editing 2013-2014 Test Records
Student Centered Staging is open for editing 2013-2014 test records as of noon on Wednesday, May 28. 2013-2014 subjects will close again at 5 PM on Friday, May 30 for preliminary Report Card processing, and will re-open for editing by noon on Tuesday...
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May 28 2014 1:20PM
News Announcement Institutions for Accountability Reporting Refreshed
The Institutions for Accountability Reporting validation refreshed Thursday, May 29. Note that this validation closed May 19 - the refresh will include all changes made by that deadline, as well as approved boundary change requests made by the bounda...
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May 28 2014 1:15PM
Calendar Achievement Data Insight Training
There will be training on June 5, from 2-3:30 pm, discussing how to use the Achievement Data Insight (ADI) application. It will also cover the calculations used in the Student Enrollment, Student Attendance, and Not Chronically Absent validations, wh...
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May 28 2014 12:26PM
News Release Educators Report Teaching and Learning Conditions are Good But Class-size and Time Remain Serious Issues
State education leaders reflect on results and call for continued investment in education (Salem, Ore.) – Today Oregon Department of Education Deputy Superintendent Rob Saxton, Oregon Education Association President Hanna Vaandering, and Confede...
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May 28 2014 8:51AM
News Announcement USDA Foods Distribution Bulletin - May 2014
Click here  for the May 2014 USDA Foods Distribution Bulletin. This bulletin contains important information regarding the ODE USDA Foods program.
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May 28 2014 8:39AM
Calendar Third Period Cumulative ADM Audit Window Open
The Third Period Cumulative ADM Audit window opened yesterday, May 29. This window will be open to all Cum ADM data submitters through June 6. For questions regarding the audits, see the audit manual here: https://district.ode.state.or.us/apps/i...
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May 28 2014 7:53AM
Calendar Student Centered Staging Closed for 2013-14 Report Card Preliminary Processing
Student Centered Staging will be closed for editing 2013-2014 test records on May 30 at 5 PM for preliminary Report Card processing. Secure Assessment Reports (2013-2014 records) will also be unavailable during this time. Student Staging 2013-20...
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May 28 2014 7:47AM
News Announcement 2014-15 Oregon Statewide Assessments: Guidance for Documenting Accommodations on IEPs
Guidance regarding the documentation of accommodations on IEPs for the 2014-15 Oregon Statewide Assessments is posted on the Assessment Accommodations webpage at http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=487. Please note this guidance is for 2014-15...
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May 27 2014 3:58PM
News Announcement CLOSED - Job Opening - Public Affairs Specialist (Communications Director)
Public Affairs Specialist 3 (Communications Director) $61,536.00 - $86,388.00 Annually Location: Salem, Oregon Application Deadline: June 16, 2014 OUR MISSION: The Oregon Department of Education fosters excellence for every l...
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May 23 2014 1:04PM
News Announcement PEEK-8 Grants Available for 2014 - 15
The PEEK-8 grants were established by the 2007 Oregon Legislature through the passage of HB 3141. Additional Teacher Hire grants are available for the 2014-15 school year. The Physical Education Expansion K-8 (PEEK-8) Teacher Hire and Professional Dev...
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May 23 2014 8:57AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - May 23, 2014
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for May 23, 2014. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: Test Administration - OAKS Online, ELPA & Writ...
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May 23 2014 8:46AM
News Announcement District Test Coordinator and Information Only Contact Form for 2014-15 Now Available
ODE requires that districts annually designate a District Test Coordinator (DTC) using the District Test Coordinator Designation Form. This form is used to maintain ODE’s internal contact database and email list serves. It should be noted, this form ...
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May 22 2014 3:36PM
News Announcement Smarter Balanced Updates
RELEASED: Newest Version of Practice Test Smarter Balanced released a refreshed version of the practice test Monday of this week. Included in the practice test are all the tools, designated supports, and accommodations included in the field test for...
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May 21 2014 12:01PM
Calendar OAKS Online and Writing Test Windows Closed
The OAKS Online, Online Writing, and paper-based Writing test windows closed on Thursday, May 22. Now that the test windows are closed, AIR will push through all partial OAKS Online and Online Writing tests for scoring. Paper-based writing tests comp...
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May 21 2014 11:56AM
News Announcement New Data Owner for Class Roster
Bethany Mockerman is a new Research Analyst on the Accountability Team. Bethany will be the data owner for the Class Roster collection. An Oregon native, Bethany received her Bachelor's degree from Western Oregon University in Business Management wi...
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May 21 2014 11:51AM
Calendar Third Period Cumulative ADM Closing
The 2013-2014 Third Period Cumulative ADM submission window will be closing today, May 23, 2014 at 11:59 PM. Audits for this collection will be open for review from May 29 - June 6. You can find the audit manual online here: https://district.ode.stat...
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May 21 2014 11:20AM
Calendar Annual Cumulative ADM Collection Opening
The 2013-2014 Annual Cumulative ADM submission window has opened. The submission period for this collection is from May 22 - July 14, 2014. Training for this collection can be found at: https://district.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=234 - scroll do...
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May 21 2014 10:59AM
News Announcement ELPA April 2014 Test Scores Available on May 23
Scores for students who completed the English Language Proficiency Assessment (ELPA) between April 1 and April 15, 2014 were posted in Student Centered Staging and Accountability Warehouse Extract (AWE) on the ODE secure district website and also in ...
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May 21 2014 10:53AM
News Announcement OAKS Extended Assessment 2013-14 Test Records Available May 23, 2014
OAKS Extended Mathematics, Extended Reading, Extended Science, and Extended Writing Assessment records were loaded in Student Centered Staging on May 23, 2014 and are currently available for editing in Student Centered Staging. Extended records are a...
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May 21 2014 9:07AM
Calendar Alert - Accountability Warehouse Extract (AWE) Application Downloads
Starting May 28 afternoon, assessment data with updated accountability reporting flags and student demographics will be available through the Accountability Warehouse Extract (AWE) application. The first major processing of 2013-2014 assessmen...
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May 21 2014 8:59AM
News Announcement Statewide Assessment Accessibility Supports (Formerly Accommodations)
In preparation for the 2014-15 statewide assessments, the Oregon Department of Education is working on a preliminary draft of the new accommodations manual (“Oregon Accessibility Manual”) that is expected out by the end of May. Until then, please ref...
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May 20 2014 5:18PM
Calendar Preparing for 2013-14 School and District Report Cards
Preliminary school and district Report Card Details will be posted on the district secure website Thursday, June 19 for the first preview. The purpose of preliminary reports is to provide an early estimate of student assessment results and data submi...
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May 20 2014 10:31AM
News Announcement Executive Numbered Memo 010-2013-14 - Physical Examination Requirements for School Bus Drivers
To: Superintendents, Principals and Transportation Directors From: Sue MacGlashan, Assistant Superintendent, Office of Finance and Administration Re: Physical Examination Requirements for School Bus Drivers Summary Under new requirement...
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May 19 2014 12:08PM
News Announcement Registration Closing Soon: Educator Institute on Networking and Transition
Save the Date "Transition Together" ODE will offer a regional training which will provide a basic overview of agencies that assist with the transition from school to employment or postsecondary training. For more information: click here Fo...
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May 16 2014 4:29PM
News Announcement Revised 2014-15 ESD Estimates as of May 16, 2014
Click Revised 2014-15 ESD Estimates as of May 16, 2014 to view the latest 2014-15 ESD estimates.
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May 16 2014 4:27PM
News Announcement Revised 2014-15 ADMw Breakouts as of May 16, 2014
Click Revised 2014-15 ADMw Breakouts as of May 16, 2014 to view the latest 2014-15 ADMw breakouts.
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May 16 2014 11:28AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - May 16, 2014
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for May 16, 2014. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: Test Administration - OAKS Online, ELPA & Writ...
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May 16 2014 11:23AM
News Announcement ELPA Batch 2 Reporting
The American Institutes for Research (AIR) changed several aspects of ELPA reporting procedures this year, including when student results appear in the Online Reporting System (ORS). Unlike previous years, student results appear in the ORS only after...
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May 16 2014 8:52AM
News Announcement Eight "World of Work" Projects Awarded to Introduce Underserved Oregon Youth to Arts Careers
(December 18, 2013) Dozens of underserved Oregon youth will test drive artistic careers alongside working professionals in eight “Connecting Students to the World of Work” projects announced today by the Oregon Arts Commission. Designed to expose under...
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May 16 2014 12:00AM
News Announcement Revised 2014-15 District Estimates as of May 16, 2014
Click Revised 2014-15 District Estimates as of May 16, 2014 to view the latest 2014-15 estimates.
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May 15 2014 12:38PM
News Announcement Chief Education Officer Announces Eastern Promise Replication Grant Recipients
(Salem, OR April 9, 2014)- Nancy Golden announced that the Oregon Education Investment Board (OEIB), along with the Oregon Department of Education (ODE), awarded five grants ranging from $250,000-$500,000 designed to replicate effective accelerated l...
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May 14 2014 5:28PM
Calendar Opportunity to Contribute to Assessment Policy on Essential Skills
ODE is seeking current or former educators with assessment expertise for the Essential Skills Review Panel. For this year’s recruitment, we are seeking panelists who have a high-level of familiarity with Smarter Balanced and test development as well ...
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May 14 2014 1:29PM
News Announcement Title II-A Technical Assistance Appointments
Districts that would like early feedback on their Title II-A applications for 2014-15 can schedule an appointment with ODE staff this summer. Staff will be available for 1 hour appointments at each of the following scheduled summer events: COSA...
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May 14 2014 12:32PM
Calendar Student Centered Staging Closes for 2013-14 Report Card Preliminary Processing
Student Centered Staging will be closed for editing all 2013-2014 test records at the following times: Friday, May 23 at 5 PM until noon on Wednesday, May 28. Friday, May 30 at 5 PM until noon on Tuesday, June 3. Secure Assessment Reports ...
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May 14 2014 12:29PM
Calendar Class Roster Collection Open
The class roster 2013-14 collection, encompassing courses from summer 2013 through spring 2014, opened May 15. It will close June 30. The manual and other documentation is available at the schedule of due dates page. The training was conducted May 7,...
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May 14 2014 12:24PM
Calendar Institutions Validation Closing
Reminder: The Institutions for Accountability Reporting validation, part of the Achievement Data Insight (ADI) application, will close on Monday, May 19. Please contact Leah Thorp if you have any questions. Use the “Ask A Question” feature of the AD...
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May 13 2014 2:39PM
News Announcement Free Access to Florida Virtual Courses and Free SketchUp Pro licensing Available through ODE’s Oregon Virtual School District Program (ORVSD)
Florida Virtual School Online Courses Oregon Virtual School District (ORVSD) is providing Oregon schools free access to 35 middle school and high school online courses from the Florida Virtual School (FLVS). The current ORVSD Agreement for distr...
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May 13 2014 12:55PM
News Announcement May 2014 ESD Warrants
Click May 2014 ESD Warrants to view the ESD warrants for the May payment.
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May 13 2014 11:19AM
News Release Third Round of School Improvement Grants Awarded
Three Oregon schools to receive total of $5.25 million in federal turnaround dollars over three years (Salem, Ore.) – Today Deputy Superintendent Rob Saxton announced that three Oregon schools will be receiving a total of $5.25 million through t...
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May 13 2014 12:00AM
News Announcement May 2014 District Warrants
Click May 2014 District Warrants to view the district warrants for the May payment.
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May 9 2014 1:03PM
News Announcement May 2014 Arts Teacher Update Released
In the May 2014 Arts Teacher Update you will read about professional development opportunities, teacher and student competitions and awards, and much more. To learn about subscribing to the Arts Teacher Update, please visit the Content Area Teacher N...
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May 8 2014 11:27AM
News Release Career Technical Education Grants Expand Hands-on Learning to More Than 200 Schools
“Modern learning and career education supports job creation, communities,” says Avakian PORTLAND, OR—Eight Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs serving Oregon high schools and middle schools will receive $2 million to expand opportunities...
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May 8 2014 10:36AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - May 9, 2014
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for May 9, 2014. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: Test Administration - OAKS Online, ELPA & Writi...
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May 8 2014 8:17AM
News Announcement Oregon FIRST Robotics Grant
Oregon FIRST Robotics Grant application period is now open, and closes on June 13, 2014. FIRST is an international program with the stated mission to: "...inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in excitin...
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May 7 2014 9:54PM
News Announcement Revised 2013-14 ESD Estimates as of May 7, 2014
Click Revised 2013-14 ESD Estimates as of May 7, 2014 to view the latest ESD estimates. The May payment will be based on these estimates.
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May 7 2014 9:52PM
News Announcement Revised 2013-14 ADMw Breakouts as of May 7, 2014
Click Revised 2013-14 ADMw Breakouts as of May 7, 2014 to view the latest ADMw breakouts. The May payment will be based on these breakouts.
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May 7 2014 7:17PM
News Announcement Revised 2012-13 ESD Estimates as of May 7, 2014
Click Revised 2012-13 ESD Estimates as of May 7, 2014 to view the latest ADMw breakouts. The May Payment will be based on these estimates.
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May 7 2014 7:15PM
News Announcement Revised 2012-13 ADMw Breakouts as of May 7, 2014
Click Revised 2012-13 ADMw Breakouts as of May 7, 2014 to view the latest ADMw breakouts. The May Payment will be based on these breakouts.
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May 7 2014 2:22PM
Calendar Educational Explorations Summer Academy
The 2014 Educational Explorations Summer Academy will be held June 23-26 at the Maresh Red Hills Vineyard Retreat in Dundee, OR. Educators can gain valuable ways to improve their classroom experience from the extensive course selection. All courses ar...
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May 7 2014 12:11PM
News Announcement Test Fee Program 2013-2015
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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May 7 2014 9:18AM
Calendar OAKS Online and Writing Test Windows Close May 22
The OAKS Online, Online Writing, and paper-based Writing test windows will close on Thursday, May 22. Once the window closes, students will no longer have access to their online tests, and AIR will push through all partial OAKS Online and Online Writ...
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May 7 2014 9:14AM
News Announcement ELPA March 2014 Test Scores Now Available
Scores for students who completed the English Language Proficiency Assessment (ELPA) between March 1 and March 31, 2014 were posted in Student Centered Staging and Accountability Warehouse Extract (AWE) on the ODE secure district website and also in ...
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May 7 2014 12:00AM
News Announcement Revised 2012-13 District Estimates as of May 7, 2014
Click Revised 2012-13 District Estimates as of May 7, 2014 to view the latest district estimates. The May Payment will be based on these estimates.
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May 7 2014 12:00AM
News Announcement Revised 2013-14 District Estimates as of May 7, 2014
Click Revised 2013-14 District Estimates as of May 7, 2014 to view the latest district estimates. The May payment will be based on these estimates.
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May 6 2014 3:05PM
Calendar DTC Informal WebEx Date Changed to May 21, 2014
You are invited to join ODE staff and DTCs from around the state one Wednesday morning a month for an hour of questions and answers on upcoming changes and current hot topics. The monthly WebEx meetings provide an open forum for questions and dialogu...
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May 6 2014 11:07AM
Calendar Oregon School for the Deaf Advisory Board of Directors Meeting
May 9, 2014 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. At the Oregon School for the Deaf, Video Conference Room 999 Locust Street NE Salem, Oregon 97301 PUBLIC PARTICIPATION IS WELCOME: From 9:05 A.M. to 9:10 A.M. Public Comment will be ...
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May 5 2014 10:12PM
News Announcement Revised 2013-14 ESD Estimates as of May 5, 2014
Click Revised ESD Estimates as of May 5, 2014 to view the latest districtESD estimates. The May Payment will be based on these estimates.
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May 5 2014 10:07PM
News Announcement Revised 2013-14 ADMw Breakouts as of May 5, 2014
Click Revised 2013-14 ADMw Breakouts as of May 5, 2014 to view the latest district ADMw breakouts. The May Payment will be based on these breakouts.
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May 5 2014 10:55AM
News Announcement Title II-A Technical Assistance Webinar May 12th
To assist districts in planning for their Title II-A submissions for 2014-15, the Oregon Department of Education will hold a technical assistance webinar at 3:30 PM on Monday, May 12th. Topics covered will include a review the requirements of II-A and ...
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May 5 2014 12:00AM
News Announcement Revised 2013-14 District Estimates as of May 5, 2014
Click Revised 2013-14 District Estimates as of May 5, 2014 to view the latest district estimates. The May Payment will be based on these estimates.
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May 2 2014 4:33PM
News Announcement Register now for the 2014 ESEA Odyssey!
August 4-6 – Portland Airport Sheraton August 12-14 – Eastern Oregon University – La Grande Start the school year with updates and guidance on federal ESEA Title Program implementation. This year our concurrent sessions will include presentati...
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May 2 2014 3:58PM
News Announcement Revised 2012-13 ESD Estimates
Click Revised 2012-13 ESD Estimates as of May 2, 2014 to view the latest ESD Estimates. The May reconciliation will be based on these estimates.
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May 2 2014 3:56PM
News Announcement Revised 2012-13 ADMw Breakouts
Click Revised 2012-13 ADMw Breakouts as of May 2, 2014 to view the latest ADMw breakouts. The May reconciliation will be based on these breakouts.
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May 2 2014 11:20AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - May 2, 2014
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for May 2, 2014. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: Test Administration - OAKS Online, ELPA & Writi...
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May 2 2014 12:00AM
News Announcement Revised 2012-13 District Estimates
Click Revised 2012-13 District Estimates as of May 2, 2014 to view the latest district estimates. The May reconciliation will be based on these estimates.
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May 1 2014 2:32PM
News Announcement 2014-2015 IDEA Annual Application for Federal Funds
The Annual Application is used by school districts and other agencies to apply for 2014-2015 federal flow-through grant funds under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Part B Flow-Through Funds under the IDEA are provided to distr...
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May 1 2014 11:32AM
News Announcement Retesting Students in Grades 3 - 8
As a reminder, districts may not retest students in grades 3 - 8 who have already met or exceeded the standard unless the district first receives explicit consent from the student's parent or guardian for the current school year. Retesting a student ...
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May 1 2014 11:20AM
News Announcement Executive Numbered Memorandum 009-2013-14 - Proper Identification of Spanish-Speaking English Learners for the Kindergarten Assessment
To: All School District Superintendents, District Test Coordinators, and Title III Directors Re: Proper Identification of Spanish-Speaking English Learners for the Kindergarten Assessment Summary In fall 2013, kindergarten students partici...
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May 1 2014 11:16AM
Calendar Student Centered Staging Video Training/WebEx on May 14, 2014
The Video Training/WebEx “Student Centered Staging - Editing and checking Staging, Third Period Cumulative ADM, and LEP data” is scheduled for Wednesday, May 14 at 2 PM and will be recorded for later viewing. This WebEx will focus on management of as...
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May 1 2014 11:13AM
News Announcement Smarter Balanced Field Test Help Desk Survey
Smarter Balanced is committed to improving the service and support we provide to you, and we would like to ask you few a questions about your experience if you have accessed our services. Please take a few minutes to complete our brief survey about y...
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May 1 2014 11:10AM
Calendar Smarter Balanced Digital Library Preview Rollout
In addition to next-generation summative and interim assessments aligned to the Common Core State Standards, Smarter Balanced is offering a Digital Library on Formative Assessment Tools and Practices to help teachers prepare students for college and ...
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May 1 2014 11:03AM
Calendar Smarter Balanced Practice Test Enhancements Release Schedule
On May 19, 2014, Smarter Balanced will be deploying a new enhanced version of the Smarter Balanced Practice Test. This new practice test will include all of the language supports (i.e. pop up glossaries, Braille, and American Sign Language (ASL), etc...
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May 1 2014 10:31AM
Calendar Important Dates for May and June 2014
Date Event May 2 Deadline for Submitting ELPA Content Panel Applications May 5 @ 2 PM WebEx for: Freshmen on Track Collection 2013-2014 May 7 @ 2 PM WebEx for: Class Roster Collection 2013-2014 May 8 @ 2 PM WebEx for: ...
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May 1 2014 8:00AM
News Announcement June Special Education Exit, Child Find, Post School Outcomes WebEx has been posted
This year’s WebEx for June Exit, Child Find and Post School Outcomes that was held 2-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, 2014, has been posted on the ODE website. Information regarding the WebEx is located in the ODE Video Training 2013-2014 page. Scro...
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Apr 29 2014 1:52PM
News Announcement Limited Registration now Open: Educator Institute on Networking and Transition
Save the Date "Transition Together" ODE will offer a regional training which will provide a basic overview of agencies that assist with the transition from school to employment or postsecondary training. For more information: click here Fo...
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Apr 28 2014 4:16PM
News Announcement Revised 2014-15 ESD Estimates as of April 28, 2014
Click Revised 2014-15 ESD Estimates as of April 28, 2014 to view the latest 2014-15 ESD estimates.
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Apr 28 2014 4:14PM
News Announcement Revised 2014-15 ADMw Breakouts as of April 28, 2014
Click Revised 2014-15 ADMw Breakouts as of April 28, 2014 to view the latest 2014-15 ADMw breakouts.
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Apr 28 2014 1:52PM
Calendar Youth Development Council’s Research, Evaluation and Data Committee Meeting
The Youth Development Council’s Research, Evaluation and Data Committee will meet on Monday, May 5, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. in Room 102 of the Oregon State Library at 250 Winter Street NE, Salem, 97301. The committee will be discussing and planning upc...
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Apr 28 2014 12:00AM
News Announcement Revised 2014-15 District Estimates as of April 28, 2014
Click Revised 2014-15 District Estimates as of April 28, 2014 to view the latest 2014-15 district estimates.
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Apr 25 2014 8:55AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - April 25, 2014
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for April 25, 2014. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: Test Administration - OAKS Online, ELPA & Wr...
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Apr 24 2014 1:00PM
Calendar Institutions for Accountability Reporting Validation Open
The 2013-2014 Institutions Validation opened on Thursday, April 24, 2014. This validation window will run through May 19, 2014. New this year in ADI, this validation is in place to ensure that the Oregon Department of Education has the correct i...
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Apr 24 2014 12:58PM
Calendar Staff FTE and Staff Ethnicity ADI Validations Closing April 28
Data on staff FTE, Race/Ethnicity, grade bands served, total/average experience, and percentage of teachers with a graduate degree are available for review from April 3 through 11:59 p.m. on April 28, 2014. During this time, please check the data for...
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Apr 24 2014 12:48PM
Calendar Third Period Cumulative ADM 2013-14 Open
The 2013-2014 Third Period Cumulative ADM submission window opened on Thursday, April 24, 2014. This submission window will run through May 23, 2014. Training for this collection can be found at: https://district.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=...
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Apr 24 2014 9:43AM
News Announcement 2014 Northwest Innovative Schools Network Conference
SAVE THE DATE! Please mark your calendar for the 4th annual Innovative Schools Conference, October 10, 2014 in Gervais: The Northwest Innovative Schools Network (NWISN) Conference was developed to address isolation expressed by alternative s...
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Apr 23 2014 3:41PM
News Announcement CLOSED - Job Opening - Director of Human Resources
Director of Human Resources $82,332.00 - $121,248.00 Annually Location: Salem, Oregon Application Deadline: May 23, 2014 OUR MISSION: The Oregon Department of Education fosters excellence for every learner through innovation...
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Apr 23 2014 3:19PM
News Announcement Educational Explorations Summer Academy for Educators
The 2014 Educational Explorations Summer Academy will be held June 23-26 at the Maresh Red Hills Vineyard Retreat in Dundee, OR. Educators can gain valuable ways to improve their classroom experience from the extensive course selection. All courses ar...
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Apr 23 2014 9:28AM
News Announcement General Guidance for HB 4150
The 2014 Legislature passed HB 4150. HB 4150 makes changes to HB 2220 which was passed in the 2011 legislative session. The purpose of this memo is to provide general guidance to districts before the end of the school year on the changes to grading, re...
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Apr 22 2014 1:43PM
News Announcement Initial Interest Survey for School Support Teams
The Oregon Department of Education School Improvement Group is now accepting Initial Interest Surveys from education professionals who would like to be considered as candidates to serve on School Support Teams during the 2014-2015 school year. T...
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Apr 22 2014 9:14AM
News Announcement Upcoming Technical Assistance Webinar for Early Learning Professional Development Grant April 23
Salem, OR - April 22, 2014 - Technical Assistance Webinar for the Professional Development Grant taking place April 23rd: ------------------------------------------------------- Meeting information -------------------------------...
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Apr 22 2014 9:02AM
News Announcement STEM Lab School Grant Recipients
Salem, OR - April 22, 2014 - Congratulations to the recipients of the STEM Lab School Grant! The grant review team evaluated a total of 6 grant proposals. The proposals were reviewed by a highly diverse committee of seven individuals with experti...
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Apr 21 2014 2:16PM
News Announcement Executive Numbered Memorandum 008-2013-14 - Modified and Extended Diplomas – Clarification Regarding Federal Financial Aid
To: Superintendents, Principals, and Counselors From: Sarah Drinkwater, Assistant Superintendent, Office of Learning RE: Modified and Extended Diplomas – Clarification Regarding Federal Financial Aid Summary Oregon has received furthe...
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Apr 21 2014 10:59AM
Calendar American Indian / Alaskan Native Culturally Relevant Teaching, Learning, and Pedagogy Grant Webinar
A second technical assistance webinar for the American Indian / Alaskan Native Culturally Relevant Teaching, Learning, and Pedagogy Grant will be held on May 6, 2014 at 10:30 am. The webinar will include a complete review of the eligibility and criter...
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Apr 18 2014 2:39PM
News Announcement Perkins Technical Assistance Webinar 4-24-14
Next Thursday, April 24, 2014 is the final Perkins Grant Technical Assistance Webinar for the 2013-14 school year. As a project manager or fiscal officer for a Perkins Grant, we are extending a special invitation to you! This is the third part ...
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Apr 18 2014 10:28AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - April 18, 2014
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for April 18, 2014. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: Test Administration - OAKS Online, ELPA & Wr...
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Apr 18 2014 9:30AM
News Announcement Important Announcement Regarding Oregon's 10th Grade Assessment
Oregon Revised Statute (ORS) 329.488 requires the state to provide a nationally normed assessment for all 10th grade students enrolled in a public school. For the last 10 years, that assessment has been the PSAT (College Board). The Oregon Department...
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Apr 17 2014 3:31PM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Checklist 2013-2014 Updated April 17, 2014
ODE provides District Test Coordinators, Data Submitters and Superintendents with an Assessment and Accountability Checklist which includes: Assessment testing windows for the 2013-14 school year Key events and district responsibilities related...
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Apr 17 2014 10:58AM
Calendar Kindergarten Assessment 2014-2015
The 2014-2015 Kindergarten Assessment will be similar to last year's with three assessed segments: Early Literacy measuring all students in English Letter Names and Early Letter Sounds. This year identified Spanish-speaking English language learne...
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Apr 17 2014 10:48AM
News Announcement 2014-2015 Preliminary Test Administration Manual Now Available
To help district test coordinators prepare for the 2014-15 school year, ODE has posted the 2014-15 Preliminary Test Administration Manual (TAM) to http://www.ode.state.or.us/go/tam. The purpose of the Preliminary TAM is to provide districts with adva...
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Apr 17 2014 10:41AM
Calendar District Contacts for Report Card Validations During Summer 2014
With the end of the year fast approaching, please make sure that you have contacted your Regional ESD Partner regarding summer schedules and contacts for testing coordinators. There will need to be someone available throughout the summer to submit, v...
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Apr 17 2014 10:29AM
News Announcement Smarter Balanced Field Test Participation
To keep our records as up-to-date as possible, we are tracking changes to field test participation across the state. Please notify your Regional ESD Partner if any of your field test schools need to make adjustments to their participation. For exampl...
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Apr 17 2014 10:24AM
News Announcement New Oregon Science Standards Webpage and Resources
On Thursday, March 6, 2014, the Oregon State Board of Education voted unanimously to adopt the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) as the new Oregon 2014 Science Standards. The adoption includes the grade level middle school science standards se...
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Apr 17 2014 10:15AM
News Announcement EQuIP Rubric for Science Released
The Educators Evaluating the Quality of Instructional Products (EQuIP) Rubric for Lessons & Units: Science has been released. The Rubric provides criteria by which to measure the alignment and overall quality of lessons and units with respect to the ...
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Apr 16 2014 3:17PM
News Announcement Oregon School District Superintendents and CDS Program Directors - 2014-2015 Forms Available
The Child Development Specialist (CDS) forms for 2014-2015 are now available. To access these forms, please visit the ODE Child Development Specialists web page.
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Apr 15 2014 5:14PM
News Announcement Registration now Open: Educator Institute on Networking and Transition
Save the Date "Transition Together" ODE will offer a regional training which will provide a basic overview of agencies that assist with the transition from school to employment or postsecondary training. For more information: click here Fo...
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Apr 15 2014 1:30PM
News Release Portland Public Schools Teacher Surprised with $25,000 Milken Educator Award
PORTLAND, OR — When cheers erupted this afternoon in the gymnasium of Robert Gray Middle School in Portland, Oregon, they were in honor of Teresa Chan Seidel, a sixth-grade math teacher, who was surprised with a $25,000 Milken Educator Award. Joining ...
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Apr 15 2014 9:54AM
News Announcement Chief Education Officer Announces Regional STEM Hub Grantees
(Salem, OR)-February 25, 2014 - Chief Education Officer Dr. Nancy Golden announced today that the Oregon Education Investment Board (OEIB) and the Oregon Department of Education have awarded grants totaling $2.8 million dollars to six regional STEM H...
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Apr 14 2014 1:16PM
News Announcement 2013-14 High Cost Disability Grant Preliminary Payments
Click 2013-14 High Cost Disability Grant Preliminary Payment to view the preliminary payments for the 2013-14 High Cost Disability Grant.
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Apr 14 2014 1:11PM
News Announcement 2012-13 High Cost Disability Grant Actual Payments
Click 2012-13 High Cost Disability Actual Payments as of April 14, 2015 to view the reconciled payments for the 2012-13 High Cost Disability Grant.
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Apr 11 2014 6:54PM
News Announcement Early Childhood Professional Development Strategic Initiative
We are pleased to announce the next grant connected to Oregon’s Strategic Initiatives. As part of the new Network of Quality Teaching and Learning, there are several grants aimed at better supporting both teachers and students as we work toward our 40-...
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Apr 11 2014 10:50AM
News Announcement Announcing new page for December Special Education Child Count Media Files
The December SECC Media Files page is now available. This page includes a link for the 2013-2014 Media Files and will be updated annually. To make these data more readily available the Special Education Data Unit has made available the following...
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Apr 11 2014 10:03AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - April 11, 2014
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for April 11, 2014. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: Test Administration - OAKS Online, ELPA & Wr...
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Apr 11 2014 9:55AM
Calendar Teachers Needed: ELPA Content Panel for 2014-15
ODE is recruiting new members for the English Language Proficiency Assessment Content Panel. This advisory panel will calibrate items that were field tested this year, review potential test items for future years, and do work as needed with the new E...
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Apr 11 2014 9:50AM
Calendar Reminder: ELPA Window Closes on April 15, 2014
The 2013-14 testing window for the ELPA will close at the end of the day on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Test administrators and district personnel should ensure that all eligible students have completed and submitted their ELPAs on or before that date. ...
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Apr 11 2014 9:47AM
Calendar Spring Online Writing Window Now Open
The spring test window for the online writing assessment opened on Wednesday, April 2, 2014. Districts participating in the spring paper-based writing window should have received their secure test booklets by Thursday, April 3 in preparation for...
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Apr 11 2014 9:41AM
News Announcement ELPA February 2014 Test Scores Now Available
Scores for students who completed the English Language Proficiency Assessment (ELPA) between February 1 and February 28, 2014 were posted in Student Centered Staging and Accountability Warehouse Extract (AWE) on the ODE secure district website and al...
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Apr 11 2014 9:36AM
News Announcement Winter 2014 Writing Test Records Available
OAKS Writing test scores from the winter window (Paper-Pencil as well as Online) are currently available for download and editing in Student Centered Staging and for download only in the Accountability Warehouse Extract application on the ODE distric...
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Apr 11 2014 9:31AM
Calendar Extended Assessment: Reminders
Please remind Extended Assessment Test Administrators (i.e., Qualified Assessors and Qualified Trainers) that the administration window ends April 24, 2014 and the data entry window closes on May 9, 2014. Information regarding Oregon's process...
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Apr 11 2014 9:10AM
News Announcement April 2014 ESD Warrants
Click April 2014 ESD Warrants to view the ESD warrants for the April 2014 State School Fund payment.
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Apr 11 2014 8:49AM
News Announcement Reporting Smarter Balanced Field Test Improprieties
As a reminder, districts participating in the Smarter Balanced Field Test must follow the procedures and policies described in the Oregon Customized Smarter Balanced Field Test Administration Manual . Section 4.6 Reporting Testing Improprieties and I...
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Apr 11 2014 12:00AM
News Announcement April 2014 District Warrants
Click April 2014 District Warrants to view the district warrants for the April 2014 State School Fund payment.
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Apr 11 2014 12:00AM
News Announcement Small High School Grant for 2012-13
Click Small High School Grant for 2012-13 and Preliminary Payments for 2013-14 to view the reconciled payments for 2012-13 and the preliminary payments for 2013-14 for the Small High School Grant.
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Apr 10 2014 3:10PM
Calendar ODE Announces a Joint Meeting of State Interagency Coordinating Council and State Advisory Council for Special Education
May 15, 2014 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. If you are unable to app...
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Apr 10 2014 1:23PM
Calendar Field Test School Accountability Appeals Process for 2013-14
Participation in the Smarter Balanced field test and the implementation of the Field Test School Accountability Rules may have an unforeseen impact on the overall school rating for field test schools. Given the potential impact, the Oregon Department...
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Apr 9 2014 3:18PM
News Announcement IDEA Part B, Sections 611 and 619 Estimates and Awards
The 2013-2014 IDEA Part B Final Awards for Sections 611 and 619 has been posted to the ODE website. To view the Awards, click here. The 2014-2015 IDEA Part B Funding Estimates for Sections 611 and 619 has also been posted to the ODE website. To ...
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Apr 9 2014 8:56AM
News Announcement Executive Numbered Memo 007-2013-14 - Reclassification and Retention Procedures for English Learners (ELs)
Revision to Memo# 002-2008-09 Promoting, Retaining and Exiting English Learners from English Language Development Program To: All District Superintendents, Principals, and Title III Directors Re: Reclassifying and Retaining Students in Engli...
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Apr 8 2014 8:52AM
News Release Deputy Superintendent Rob Saxton Statement on TELL Survey
“I want to thank the 19,369 Oregon educators who took the time to participate in the Oregon Teaching, Empowering, Leading, and Learning (TELL) Survey over the past month and a half. This represents just under 60% of our school-based teachers and ...
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Apr 8 2014 12:00AM
News Announcement Youth Development Council Grant Training Session Registration
The Youth Development Division is hosting day-long grant information and training sessions at six locations around the state. It is also hosting two Webinars. Click here to register.
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Apr 7 2014 2:50PM
News Announcement American Indian / Alaskan Native Culturally Relevant Teaching, Learning, and Pedagogy Grant
ODE is excited to announce the re-release of the American Indian / Alaskan Native Culturally Relevant Teaching, Learning, and Pedagogy Grant to support the collaborative efforts to design, implement, improve, expand, or otherwise infuse American India...
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Apr 7 2014 1:32PM
News Announcement Publisher Notice # 3 - 2014 Oregon State Adoption Process for Instructional Materials English Language Proficiency
The following materials have been posted for publisher action as the next step in the Oregon ELP process. (There will be one more publisher notice sent in May)The forms and materials included in this notice contain deadlines which will continue to gu...
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Apr 7 2014 11:26AM
News Announcement New Science Standards Webpage and Resources!
On Thursday, March 6, 2014, the Oregon State Board of Education voted unanimously to adopt the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) as the new Oregon 2014 Science Standards. The adoption includes the grade level middle school science standards sequ...
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Apr 4 2014 3:18PM
News Announcement Revised 2013-14 ESD Estimates as of April 4, 2014
Click Revised 2013-14 ESD Estimates as of April 4, 2014 to view the latest ESD Estimates for 2013-14.
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