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Apr 24 2015 2:41PM
News Announcement Revised 2015-16 ESD Estimates as of April 24, 2015
Click Revised 2015-16 ESD Estimates as of April 24, 2015 to view the latest 2015-16 ESD Estimates.
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Apr 24 2015 2:36PM
News Announcement Revised 2015-16 ADMw Breakouts as of April 24, 2015
Click Revised 2015-16 ADMw Breakouts as of April 24, 2015 to view the latest 2015-16 ADMw breakouts.
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Apr 24 2015 9:38AM
News Announcement Educator Institute on Networking and Transition-Round I & ll: 2015
Educator Institute on Networking and Transition Full day training has been designed especially for middle and high school special education teachers to learn more about adult service agencies and effective strategies to assist students with disa...
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Apr 24 2015 12:00AM
News Announcement Revised 2015-16 District Estimates as of April 24, 2015
Click Revised 2015-16 District Estimates as of April 24, 2015 to view the latest 2015-16 district estimates.
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Apr 23 2015 1:50PM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - April 23, 2015
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for April 23, 2015. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: General Announcements CONTACT TREE: Assessmen...
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Apr 23 2015 1:14PM
Calendar Freshman On-Track Video Training on May 4, 2015
The video training webinar “Freshman On-Track” is scheduled for Monday, May 4 at 2 PM and will be recorded for later viewing. The focus of the training is on how to navigate the Freshman On-Track collection which opens May 14 and runs through June 29...
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Apr 23 2015 12:50PM
News Announcement Assessment with iOS 8.3
As announced earlier, preliminary testing by AIR identified security issues with iOS 8.3 when it is used with a wireless keyboard. Further testing by AIR has identified a security issue that affects both wired and wireless keyboards. In some cases, w...
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Apr 23 2015 11:41AM
News Announcement 2015-2016 IDEA Annual Application for Federal Funds
The Annual Application is used by school districts and other agencies to apply for 2015-2016 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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Apr 23 2015 10:56AM
News Announcement REMINDER: 10 Day Expiration in Effect for Smarter Balanced Performance Tasks (PT)
Section 4.4 Pause Rules and Expirations of the 2014-15 Test Administration Manual states that, “the PT portion of the Smarter Balanced assessments … remains active for only ten calendar days after the student has begun the PT. As a best practice, ODE...
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Apr 23 2015 10:47AM
Calendar Assessment System Maintenance in May 2015
May 1-3 Test Delivery System Maintenance Cancelled The 2014-15 Test Schedule states that the Test Delivery System (TDS) is scheduled to go offline May 1 - 3 for scheduled maintenance. However, ODE’s test vendor AIR has confirmed that no maintenance ...
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Apr 23 2015 10:43AM
News Announcement Security Issue with iOS 8.3 and Wireless Keyboards
Apple recently released iOS 8.3 for iPads. Preliminary testing by AIR found that there are security issues when iOS 8.3 is used with a wireless keyboard for student testing. Apple has been alerted to these issues and has confirmed that there are pote...
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Apr 23 2015 9:54AM
Calendar REMINDER: Extended Assessment Data Entry Confirmation
Per our Oregon’s Qualified Assessor and Qualified Trainer trainings and information posted on the respective Oregon Alternate (Extended) Assessment websites, for 2014-15 only, our system is not set-up to generate a message or report confirming the q...
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Apr 23 2015 9:40AM
Calendar Kindergarten Assessment Training Webinars
If you are a District Testing Coordinator, please sign up at http://goo.gl/forms/zMtbE5H0hZ to attend one of the following Kindergarten Assessment Webinar Trainings by Thursday, April 30, 2015: Tuesday, May 26, 2015: 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Tuesday, Au...
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Apr 23 2015 9:10AM
News Announcement Smarter Balanced: Is the Test Delivery System Skipping Items?
When reviewing items on a test, students sometimes go back and delete a response to an item. For example, a student may answer questions 1 through 14 on a Smarter Balanced CAT test during a testing session and then when reviewing responses decide to ...
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Apr 23 2015 9:01AM
Calendar Student Centered Staging Video Training on May 7, 2015
The video training webinar “Student Centered Staging (Editing/Checking Assessment Data)” is scheduled for Thursday, May 7 at 2 PM and will be recorded for later viewing. This webinar will focus on management of assessment data in Student Centered Sta...
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Apr 23 2015 8:56AM
Calendar Formative Assessment Insights - Free, Online Course
The Oregon Department of Education, in partnership with WestEd, is offering a free, online course to develop participants’ knowledge and skills in implementing formative assessment practices effectively in support of deeper learning. K-12 teachers in...
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Apr 22 2015 3:53PM
News Announcement Memo: USDA Policy Memo – Q & As Related to the Smart Snacks Interim Final Rule – Version 3
March 22, 2015 TO: Sponsors of the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program RE: USDA Policy Memo – Q & As Related to the Smart Snacks Interim Final Rule – Version 3Action Required Enclosed is an updated policy memo is...
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Apr 22 2015 1:59PM
News Announcement Math Professor Dev Sinha Takes Common Core Training Statewide
Dr. Dev Sinha, Associate Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oregon, has worked with ODE as a keynote and facilitator for the Winter 2015 District Professional Learning Team Conferences, the goal of which was to encourage collaboration among ...
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Apr 21 2015 8:49AM
News Announcement SNP Newsletter: April 20, 2015
The Oregon Department of Education, Child Nutrition Programs (ODE CNP) provides a weekly newsletter for Sponsors of the School Nutrition Programs. Click here to view this Newsletter. Inside this Issue… Elimination of the Reduced Price Paym...
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Apr 20 2015 1:51PM
News Announcement Title II-A Technical Assistance Webinar - Planning for 2015-16
To assist districts in planning for their Title II-A submissions for 2015-16, the Oregon Department of Education will hold a technical assistance webinar at 3:00 PM on Monday, May 18th. Topics covered will include a review the requirements of II-A and ...
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Apr 17 2015 10:55PM
News Announcement Revised 2013-14 ESD Estimates as of April 17, 2015
Click Revised ESD Estimates as of April 17, 2015 to view the latest 2013-14 ESD estimates.
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Apr 17 2015 10:50PM
News Announcement Revised 2013-14 ADMw Breakouts as of April 17, 2015
Click Revised 2013-14 ADMw Breakouts as of April 17, 2015 to view the latest 2013-14 ADMw breakouts.
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Apr 17 2015 12:00AM
News Announcement Revised 2013-14 District Estimates as of April 17, 2015
ClickRevised 2013-14 District Estimates as of April 17, 2015 to view the latest 2013-14 district estimates.
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Apr 16 2015 1:21PM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - April 16, 2015
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for April 16, 2015. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: General Announcements CONTACT TREE: Assessmen...
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Apr 16 2015 1:10PM
News Announcement Achievement Standards Summary 2014-15 Now Available
Available through our Achievement/Performance Standards webpage, this summary outlines the achievement standards for Oregon’s Statewide Assessments by content area and grade/benchmark level, and now includes cut scores (“levels”) for the Smarter Bala...
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Apr 16 2015 1:07PM
News Announcement Assessment Webpage Renovation
Our team is pleased to announce that we will be renovating our assessment webpages in the coming weeks to better assist visitors in site and resource access. This project will include improving page navigation, merging pages that duplicate informatio...
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Apr 16 2015 12:59PM
News Announcement Text-to-Speech Options
A document providing a brief overview of the options for Text-to-Speech (TTS) on the ELA and Mathematics tests for Items, Passages, and Stimuli has been posted on the Statewide Assessment Accessibility Supports webpage at http://www.ode.state.or.us/s...
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Apr 16 2015 12:54PM
News Announcement Postsecondary Smarter Balanced Placement Policies
In support of our state’s implementation of high academic standards and corresponding assessments, Oregon community colleges and universities recently adopted preliminary statewide policies uniting Smarter Balanced test scores with placement in highe...
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Apr 16 2015 9:48AM
News Announcement Job Opening - Director of Operations, Data and Oregon Online Learning Services
Job Opening - Director of Operations, Data and Oregon Online Learning Services $72,876.00 - $106,920.00 Annually Location: Salem, Oregon Closes April 29, 2015 The Oregon Department of Education fosters excellence for every learn...
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Apr 16 2015 8:34AM
News Announcement Oregon Schools Recognized for Commitment to Sustainability
Two Oregon schools have been recognized as recipients of the 2015 Oregon Sustainable School Awards. The awards recognize schools for addressing sustainability in Environmental Impacts; Healthy, Safe Students and Staff; Education for Sustainability; and...
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Apr 15 2015 2:06PM
News Announcement CONTACT TREE: Assessment and Accountability Supports
The following are primary contacts for test administration and accountability reporting support covering a range of needs: Regional ESD Partners: http://www.ode.state.or.us/wma/teachlearn/testing/oaks/esdpartners.pdf First point of contac...
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Apr 15 2015 2:00PM
News Announcement Target Up
Students who have “target up” enabled in TIDE should only be able to access the test in the subject for which “target up” is enabled in the targeted up grade. However, the testing system was configured so that students could access both the on-grade ...
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Apr 15 2015 1:58PM
News Announcement Using iPads with iOS 8.1.3+ for Student Testing
iPads using version 8.1.3 and higher of iOS can be configured with custom profiles that restrict student access to the iOS dictionary, predictive keyboard, spell check, and auto-correction. For detailed information on how to configure an iPad using i...
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Apr 15 2015 1:54PM
Calendar ELPA Window Now Closed
The 2014-15 testing window for the ELPA closed at the end of the day on Wednesday, April 15, 2015. ELPA Batch 3 results are expected to be available in Online Reporting and to be posted in Student Centered Staging on Friday, May 8 for students who su...
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Apr 15 2015 1:50PM
Calendar REMINDER: Extended Assessment Data Entry
With the advent of the 2014-15 Extended Assessment -- including the change to accessing and entering student test data for grades 3-8,11 -- this notice is intended to serve as a gentle reminder that when all of the data entry for these students is co...
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Apr 15 2015 1:43PM
Calendar Preparing for the 2015-16 Kindergarten Assessment - Updates
KA Training Webinars If you are a District Testing Coordinator, please register with your Regional ESD Partner to attend one of the following Kindergarten Assessment Webinar Trainings by Thursday, April 30, 2015: Tuesday, May 26, 2015: 3:30 PM ...
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Apr 15 2015 1:37PM
Calendar Grade 12 OAKS Writing Retest Scores Available
The scores for the Grade 12 OAKS Writing retest opportunity are now available to districts. They can be accessed through Student Staging, the Accountability Warehouse Extract (AWE), or through the Online Reporting System. Appealing the scores is stil...
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Apr 15 2015 1:32PM
Calendar Third Period Cumulative ADM 2014-15 Open April 23 - May 22, 2015
The 2014-15 Third Period Cumulative ADM collection will be open beginning April 23, 2015 until 11:59 PM on May 22, 2015. Training for this collection was presented April 16, and the recording has been posted to the Video Training website at: https://...
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Apr 15 2015 1:28PM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Checklist for 2014-15 Updated April 13, 2015
The Assessment & Accountability Checklist for 2014-15 has been revised and posted at: http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=472. Please note the revision history on pages 50-52. Changes of note: Webinar Training Dates LEP and Recent A...
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Apr 15 2015 8:45AM
News Announcement SNP Newsletter: April 13, 2015
The Oregon Department of Education, Child Nutrition Programs (ODE CNP) provides a weekly newsletter for Sponsors of the School Nutrition Programs. Click here to view this Newsletter. Inside this Issue… USDA Farm to School Census Reminder ...
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Apr 13 2015 3:41PM
News Announcement April 2015 ESD Warrants
Click April 2015 ESD Warrants to view the April payment information for ESDs.
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Apr 13 2015 2:41PM
News Announcement Save the Date Round I & ll: 2015 - Educator Institute on Networking and Transition
Educator Institute on Networking and Transition Full day training has been designed especially for middle and high school special education teachers to learn more about adult service agencies and effective strategies to assist students with disa...
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Apr 13 2015 12:00AM
News Announcement April 2015 District Warrants
Click April 2015 District Warrants to view the April payment information for districts.
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Apr 9 2015 11:26AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - April 9, 2015
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for April 9, 2015. 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 ar...
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Apr 8 2015 5:24PM
News Announcement Selecting the Correct Test in the Test Administrator (TA) Interface
ODE has received numerous reports of test administrators selecting the wrong tests in the TA interface mainly, but not solely, in regards to the Smarter Balanced Interim Assessments. Due to the amount of exposure students receive when being administe...
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Apr 8 2015 5:21PM
News Announcement Smarter Balanced English Language Arts (ELA) Item Type Clarification
ODE has received a number of questions about an item type on the Smarter Balanced ELA assessment that requires students to identify evidence by selecting a word or phrase embedded within a passage. To address student confusion regarding these item ty...
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Apr 8 2015 4:47PM
Calendar ELPA Window Closes on April 15
The 2014-15 testing window for the ELPA will close at the end of the day on Wednesday, April 15, 2015. 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 8 2015 4:44PM
News Announcement Extended Assessment Access and Data Entry: Grades 3-8, 11
Access to the Extended Assessments as well as data entry for grades 3-8, 11 are through the Oregon Extended Assessment Training and Proficiency website at https://or.k12test.com/. Guidance regarding accessing the test materials and data entry is post...
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Apr 8 2015 4:06PM
Calendar Preparing for the 2015-16 Kindergarten Assessment
Test Overview The 2015-16 Kindergarten Assessment includes three segments: Early Literacy: a direct assessment of English Letter Names and Early Letter Sounds. Like last year, identified Spanish-speaking English learners must also take Spanish ...
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Apr 8 2015 3:57PM
News Announcement Clarification on Using iPads for Smarter Balanced Testing
In the March 5 AA Update , ODE shared a communication from Smarter Balanced with the field about restrictions on using iPads for Smarter Balanced Testing. The communication stipulated that iPads run iOS 8.1.3 or higher with security settings to preve...
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Apr 8 2015 3:54PM
News Announcement The 20-Minute Pause Rule and CAT Constructed Response Item Types
The test delivery system is designed to register a constructed response item as having been answered as soon as the student types anything in the box, whether a single character or three paragraphs. With the 20-minute pause rule in effect for the Sma...
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Apr 8 2015 3:50PM
News Release Message to Education Stakeholders from Deputy Superintendent Rob Saxton
Dear colleagues, It has been a true honor to head up the Oregon Department of Education for the past three years, and it is bittersweet to announce that I will be leaving ODE soon. My last day as Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction wil...
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Apr 8 2015 3:44PM
Calendar Institution Validation Opens April 23 in Achievement Data Insight (ADI) Application
Institution data used in the 2014-15 School and District Report Cards will be available for review from 1 PM April 23, 2015 through 11:59 PM on May 18, 2015. During this time, please check the data for your institution to ensure accuracy and complete...
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Apr 8 2015 3:33PM
Calendar ELPA Batch 2 and Grade 12 Online Writing Test Records Available April 10, 2015
Batch 2 ELPA scores from February 2015 and OAKS Online Writing scores from the Grade 12 Retest will be posted in Student Centered Staging, Accountability Warehouse Extract (AWE), and Secure Assessment Reports 2.0 on the ODE secure district website an...
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Apr 8 2015 9:26AM
News Announcement Repeated JDEP, LTCT and YCEP Training Session-Math 1-WESD
This session is a repeat of a previous session. Teachers, administrators, specialists, and instructional support staff from Juvenile Detention Education Program (JDEP), Long Care and Treatment (LTCT), Youth Corrections Education Program (YCEP) progr...
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Apr 8 2015 12:45AM
News Announcement Revised 2014-15 ESD Estimates as of April 8, 2015
Click Revised 2014-15 ESD Estimates as of April 8, 2015 to view the latest 2014-15 ESD Estimates.
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Apr 8 2015 12:42AM
News Announcement Revised 2014-15 ADMw breakouts as of April 8, 2015
Click Revised 2014-15 ADMw breakouts as of April 8, 2015 to view the latest 2014-15 ADMw breakouts.
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Apr 8 2015 12:00AM
News Announcement Revised 2014-15 District Estimates as of April 8, 2015
Click Revised 2014-15 District Estimates as of April 8, 2015 to view the latest 2014-15 district estimates.
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Apr 7 2015 3:51PM
News Announcement Essential Skills Graduation Requirement During the Transition to Smarter Balanced (updated)
As previously communicated, the Essential Skills graduation requirements will remain constant during Oregon’s transition to the Smarter Balanced state tests in ELA/Literacy and mathematics. Per the State Board of Education’s adoption of these require...
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Apr 7 2015 11:35AM
News Announcement Digital Learning for the Modern Age - Schedule of Discussions - Last in Series
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, increasing access to content and providing opportunit...
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Apr 6 2015 11:31AM
Calendar Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) Introductory Workshop
Date: 06/05/2015 Venue: Oregon Health & Science University Address: School of Nursing (SON) 144 Auditorium 3455 SW US Veterans Hospital Rd, Portland, Oregon Registrant Cost: $350 Parent rate Cost: $275 Educator group rate (3 or m...
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Apr 6 2015 11:21AM
News Announcement SNP Newsletter: April 6, 2015
The Oregon Department of Education, Child Nutrition Programs (ODE CNP) provides a weekly newsletter for Sponsors of the School Nutrition Programs. Click here to view this Newsletter. Inside this Issue… Oregon Dairy Council Milk Toolkit In...
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Apr 6 2015 8:38AM
News Announcement April 2015 Physical Education Teacher Update Released
In the April 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 vis...
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Apr 3 2015 10:09PM
News Announcement Revised 2014-15 ESD Estimates as of April 3, 2015
Click Revised 2014-15 ESD Estimates as of April 3, 2015 to view the latest 2014-15 ESD estimates.
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Apr 3 2015 10:06PM
News Announcement Revised 2014-15 ADMw Breakouts as of April 3, 2015
Click Revised 2014-15 ADMw Breakouts as of April 3, 2015 to view the latest 2014-15 ADMw breakouts.
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Apr 3 2015 10:39AM
News Announcement April 2015 Social Sciences Teacher Update Released
In the Oregon Social Sciences Teacher Update #140 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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Apr 3 2015 12:00AM
News Announcement Revised 2014-15 District Estimates
Click Revised 2014-15 District Estimates as of April 3, 2015 to view the latest 2014-15 district estimates.
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Apr 2 2015 2:35PM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - April 2, 2015
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for April 2, 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 Now Cl...
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Apr 2 2015 2:04PM
News Announcement Job Opening - CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Job Opening - Chief Financial Officer Principal Executive/Manager H Salary: $97,092.00 - $143,208.00 Annually Location: Salem, Oregon Application Review: Begins April 15, 2015 The Oregon Department of Education fosters excell...
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Apr 2 2015 11:49AM
News Release More Than 1 in 8 Oregon Students Receive Special Education Services
State focuses on expanding proven programs and early intervention New numbers released today by the Oregon Department of Education show little change in the count of students receiving special education services in our state. This school year,...
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Apr 2 2015 11:05AM
Calendar Informal DTC Webinar - Wednesday, April 8
Remaining Informal DTC Webinars are scheduled for 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM on the following dates: Wednesday, April 8 Wednesday, May 13 If you have not already done so, please register for upcoming Informal DTC Webinars by clicking on the follo...
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Apr 1 2015 11:22AM
Calendar Important Dates for April and May 2015
Date Event April 2 - 27 Report Validation Window for: Staff FTE, Staff Ethnicity April 8 @ 9:30 AM Informal DTC Webinar April 10 OAKS Online Writing Performance Assessment Results Available in Student Centered Staging and ORS ...
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Apr 1 2015 11:04AM
News Announcement ELPA21 Field Test Now Closed
As a reminder, the ELPA21 field test window closed Tuesday, March 31. ODE would like to extend thanks to all the district participants who were able to go through the training and testing with students. Your participation and hard work will lead dire...
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Apr 1 2015 11:02AM
News Announcement Bluetooth and Secure Student Testing
If the computer a student is using for testing, or other computers in the same room, have Bluetooth enabled, students may receive a message saying that the testing environment is no longer secure and they will be logged out of their test. To prevent ...
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Apr 1 2015 10:52AM
News Announcement Update on Tab Key and iPads Running iOS 8+
On Tuesday, March 17, ODE notified districts that when testing with the Mobile Secure Browser 3.0 on an iPad running iOS 8+, pressing the [Tab] key on an external keyboard may cause the browser to crash. We had expected that this issue would be fixed...
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Apr 1 2015 10:42AM
News Announcement Assessment Secure Browser Updates - March 26, 2015
Selecting Text Using New Android Secure Browser App On Friday, March 13, ODE announced the availability of an updated Secure Browser App for Android devices. ODE has now posted an updated Test Administrator (TA) User Guide that includes instruction...
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Apr 1 2015 10:33AM
News Announcement Updated Smarter Balanced Classroom Activities Now Available
On March 20, ODE sent out a communication to the DTC listserv notifying the field that Smarter Balanced had received a report that during the administration of some classroom activities, teachers and/or students were clicking on embedded URLs and vis...
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Apr 1 2015 9:31AM
News Announcement Setting Color Contrast for Smarter Balanced vs. Grade 12 Math and Reading Retests
In TIDE, test settings are assigned by test subject: ELA, ELPA, ELA-PT, Mathematics, Science, Social Sciences, and Writing. To assign test settings for either the Smarter Balanced ELA computer-adaptive test or the Grade 12 Reading Retest, users would...
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Apr 1 2015 9:28AM
News Announcement Smarter Balanced Pause Rules and Test Expirations
The Regional ESD helpdesks have been receiving an increasing number of questions regarding the pause rules that are in place for the Oregon statewide assessments, including Smarter Balanced computer adaptive tests (CATs) and Performance Tasks. As a r...
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Apr 1 2015 9:09AM
News Announcement Smarter Balanced Test Administration for Unique Circumstances
ODE continues to receive questions regarding Smarter Balanced test administration for students in their third year of high school who are not in grade 11 or transfer students who have already completed Smarter Balanced testing in other states. The fo...
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Apr 1 2015 9:04AM
Calendar Third Period Cumulative ADM Web Training April 16 at 2 PM
The Web Training for the 2014-15 Third Period Cumulative ADM collection will be held on Thursday, April 16 at 2:00 PM. This collection will be the submission of Cumulative ADM records for the period of July 1, 2014 - May 1, 2015 and will be open for ...
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Apr 1 2015 9:00AM
Calendar Data Validations Open April 2 in ADI for Staff FTE and Staff Ethnicity
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 2 through 11:59 p.m. on April 27, 2015. During this time, please check the data for...
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Mar 31 2015 11:57AM
News Announcement JDEP, LTCT and YCEP, Let’s Go Learn Training Session-3-SOESD
Teachers, administrators, specialists, and instructional support staff from Juvenile Detention Education Program (JDEP), Long Care and Treatment (LTCT), Youth Corrections Education Program (YCEP) programs are eligible to participate in this training se...
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Mar 31 2015 11:39AM
News Announcement JDEP, LTCT and YCEP, Let’s Go Learn Training Session-2 WESD
Teachers, administrators, specialists, and instructional support staff from Juvenile Detention Education Program (JDEP), Long Care and Treatment (LTCT), Youth Corrections Education Program (YCEP) programs are eligible to participate in this training ...
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Mar 31 2015 8:01AM
News Announcement Memo: CN Labels Copied with a Watermark: SP 11-2015; CACFP 10-2015; SFSP 13-2015
March 31, 2015 TO: Sponsors of the Child and Adult Food Care Program and Summer Food Service Program RE: SP 11-2015; CACFP 10-2015; SFSP 13-2015 CN Labels Copied with a Watermark        Action Required...
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Mar 30 2015 12:10PM
News Announcement McKinney-Vento (Title X) Homeless Education Subgrants Available
A new competitive subgrant round is now open to Oregon Districts and ESDs for two-year subgrants for school years 2015-16 through 2016-17. Individual Districts and Consortia of Districts with one fiscal agency (ESD or District) are eligible to apply. ...
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Mar 30 2015 11:57AM
News Release Oregon Schools Honored for Commitment to Wellness
Robert Gray Middle, Lent Elementary, and Elk Meadow Elementary receive 2015 Wellness Award (Salem, Ore) – Robert Gray Middle School (Portland Public Schools), Lent Elementary (Portland Public Schools), and Elk Meadow Elementary (Bend-LaPine S...
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Mar 30 2015 9:41AM
News Announcement SNP Newsletter: March 30, 2015
The Oregon Department of Education, Child Nutrition Programs (ODE CNP) provides a weekly newsletter for Sponsors of the School Nutrition Programs. Click here to view this Newsletter. Inside this Issue… Community Eligibility Provision ODE a...
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Mar 30 2015 9:04AM
News Announcement JDEP, LTCT and YCEP, Let’s Go Learn Training Session-1-SOESD
Teachers, administrators, specialists, and instructional support staff from Juvenile Detention Education Program (JDEP), Long Care and Treatment (LTCT), Youth Corrections Education Program (YCEP) programs are eligible to participate in this training ...
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Mar 30 2015 9:03AM
News Announcement EBISS Participation 2014-2015 Meeting 3
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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Mar 30 2015 9:00AM
Calendar JDEP, LTCT and YCEP, Let’s Go Learn Training Session-WESD
Teachers, administrators, specialists, and instructional support staff from Juvenile Detention Education Program (JDEP), Long Care and Treatment (LTCT), Youth Corrections Education Program (YCEP) programs are eligible to participate in this training se...
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Mar 30 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 Tuesday, April 7, 2014. EBISS Depth districts have been awarded subgrant funds to support EBISS and travel expenses to attend meetings. For more information cli...
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Mar 27 2015 9:36PM
News Announcement Revised ESD Estimates as of March 27, 2015
Click Revised ESD Estimates as of March 27, 2015 to review latest ESD estimates for 2013-14.
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Mar 27 2015 9:34PM
News Announcement Revised 2013-14 ADMw Breakouts as of March 27, 2015
Click Revised 2013-14 ADMw Breakouts as of March 27, 2015 to review latest ADMw breakouts for 2013-14.
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Mar 27 2015 10:54AM
News Announcement Perkins Basic Grant Application Workshop
CTE Regional Coordinator Sherry Cole will lead a workshop to help grant writers understand and draft a workable 2015-16 Perkins Basic Grant Application. PIPE participants will learn how to integrate their PIPE plan into the Perkins Basic Grant Plan. ...
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Mar 27 2015 12:00AM
News Announcement Revised 2013-14 District Estimates as of March 27, 2015
Click Revised 2013-14 District Estimates as of March 27, 2015 to review latest district estimates for 2013-14.
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Mar 26 2015 8:28AM
News Announcement To register for the 2015 ESEA Odyssey!
To register for the 2015 ESEA Odyssey Conference Click Here Conference Dates and Locations: August 11-13, 2015 - Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel, Portland Click Here for the Portland DRAFT Agenda August 18-20, 2015 - Sunriver Resort, Su...
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Mar 25 2015 4:07PM
News Announcement Spring: Educator Institute on Networking and Transition: Roseburg Registration 'Open'
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 ...
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Mar 25 2015 4:02PM
News Announcement Reminder: Educator Institute on Networking and Transition: Portland Spring Registration 'Open'
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 ...
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Mar 25 2015 12:01PM
News Announcement Summer Meals Newsletter: March 2015
March 25, 2015 This Summer Meals newsletter shares information on webinars; due dates for ODE CNP Summer Food trainings and renewals; and ideas for planning and outreach. Click here to view this Newsletter.
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Mar 25 2015 10:50AM
News Announcement USDA/FNS Presents “Summer Meals Shorts” a series of YouTube videos about the Summer Meals Program
March 25, 2015 When school lets out for break, millions of kids and teens are at risk of going hungry because they no longer have access to free or reduced-price school meals. To help increase excitement and public awareness of Summer Meals, USDA/...
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Mar 23 2015 10:57PM
News Announcement Revised 2015-16 ESD Estimates as of March 23, 2015
Click Revised 2015-16 ESD Estimates as of March 23, 2015 to view the latest ESD Estimates.
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Mar 23 2015 10:53PM
News Announcement Revised 2015-16 ADMw Breakouts as of March 23, 2015
Click Revised 2015-16 ADMw Breakouts as of March 23, 2015 to view the latest ADMw breakouts.
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Mar 23 2015 11:19AM
News Announcement JDEP, LTCT and YCEP, Let’s Go Learn Training Session-2-SOESD
Teachers, administrators, specialists, and instructional support staff from Juvenile Detention Education Program (JDEP), Long Care and Treatment (LTCT), Youth Corrections Education Program (YCEP) programs are eligible to participate in this training se...
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Mar 23 2015 12:00AM
News Announcement Revised 2015-16 District Estimates as of March 23, 2015
Click Revised 2015-16 District Estimates as of March 23, 2015 to view the latest estimates.
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Mar 19 2015 11:04AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - March 19, 2015
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for March 19, 2015. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: General Announcements ODE System Upgrades - W...
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Mar 19 2015 8:37AM
News Announcement Approving Students to Take the Correct Test
Recently, ODE has heard several reports of test administrators inadvertently approving students to start the operational Smarter Balanced assessment instead of the interim assessments. To avoid this irregularity, please remember that, by default, all...
108
Mar 19 2015 7:48AM
News Announcement Memo: 2015 USDA Farm to School Census Questionnaire
March 19, 2015 TO: Sponsor of the National Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program RE: 2015 USDA Farm to School Census Questionnaire Deadline May 29, 2015Action Required The Oregon Department of Education Child Nutrition Programs e...
109
Mar 18 2015 10:08AM
Calendar ODE System Upgrades - Website and Collections Down March 21-23
ODE will be performing system upgrades beginning March 21 at 8:00 AM and ending no later than March 23 at 8:00 AM. During these system upgrades, all ODE services will be affected, including our websites. The following collections were scheduled to be...
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Mar 18 2015 9:58AM
Calendar REMINDER: Test Delivery System Offline March 21 - 29
As stated in the 2014-15 Test Schedule , OAKS, ELPA, and Smarter Balanced operational and practice tests will be offline for scheduled maintenance starting at 6 AM PT on Saturday, March 21. All tests will re-open at 6 AM PT on Monday, March 30. TIDE ...
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Mar 18 2015 9:55AM
News Announcement Tab Key and iPads Running iOS 8+
Using the tab key on an external keyboard to move from one test question to the next in iOS 8 causes iOS 8 to crash. AIR has been in touch with Apple about this issue and Apple is working on a solution. In the meantime, students testing on an iPad wi...
112
Mar 18 2015 9:51AM
News Announcement 2014 SECC Feedback Session - April 9
The 2014 SECC Feedback Session will be held at Linn-Benton-Lincoln ESD from 9 a.m. to noon on April 9, 2015. Registration is still open. Handouts will be available at the session and posted online as soon as they are available. The session will...
113
Mar 18 2015 9:51AM
News Announcement Spring 2015 Operational Test Accessibility Resources Document Now Available
Smarter Balanced has created a document to compare the Universal Tools, Designated Supports, and Accommodations that were available on the Spring 2014 Field Test to accessibility resources that are available on the Spring 2015 Operational Test. Any u...
114
Mar 18 2015 8:34AM
Calendar Renewals for Special Education Private Schools 2015-2016
Special Education approved private school renewal applications were posted in March 2015 for the 2015-16 school year. Currently approved schools were notified by e-mail or letter that the renewal forms are posted online. Renewals will be effective th...
115
Mar 16 2015 11:45AM
News Announcement Title IX Conference
We are pleased to announce that registration is open for the First Annual Title IX Conference. The conference will be held March 18-19, 2015 at Chemeketa Community College in Salem, Oregon. Federal Law requires that each School District have at least ...
116
Mar 16 2015 10:38AM
News Announcement SNP Newsletter: March 16, 2015
The Oregon Department of Education, Child Nutrition Programs (ODE CNP) provides a weekly newsletter for Sponsors of the School Nutrition Programs. Click here to view this Newsletter. Inside this Issue… USDA Farm to School Community Eligib...
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Mar 16 2015 8:06AM
News Announcement Memo: USDA Policy Memo – CN Labels Copied with a Watermark – Version 2
March 16, 2015 TO: Sponsors of the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program RE: USDA Policy Memo – CN Labels Copied with a Watermark – Version 2Action Required Enclosed is an updated policy memo issued by USDA for Nat...
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Mar 13 2015 3:07PM
Calendar Calendar Alert: IDEA Part B Public Notice and Comment Periods Open
Public Notice Period: Friday, March 13, 2015 through Monday, May 11, 2015 Public Comment Accepted: Wednesday, April 1, 2015 through Thursday, April 30, 2015 In accordance with federal law, the annual application for federal special educ...
119
Mar 13 2015 11:32AM
News Announcement Memo: Non-Profit and Public Sponsors - 2015 Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) Renewal Information
March 13, 2015 TO: Summer Food Service Program – Non-Profit and Public Sponsors RE: Fiscal Year 2015 Program Participation Renewal Information        Action Required - Due: April 15, 2015 Sponso...
120
Mar 13 2015 11:28AM
News Announcement Memo: School Sponsors - 2015 Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) Renewal Information
March 13, 2015 TO: Summer Food Service Program – School Sponsors RE: Fiscal Year 2015 Program Participation Renewal Information        Action Required - Due: April 15, 2015 Sponsors of the Summe...
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Mar 13 2015 11:23AM
News Announcement Memo: Camp Sponsors - 2015 Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) Renewal Information
March 13, 2015 TO: Summer Food Service Program – Camp Sponsors RE: Fiscal Year 2015 Program Participation Renewal Information        Action Required - Due: April 15, 2015 Sponsors of the Summer ...
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Mar 13 2015 11:17AM
News Announcement Memo: Fiscal Year 2015 Program Participation Renewal Information - Camp Sponsors
March 13, 2015 TO: Sponsors of Summer Food Service Program RE: Fiscal Year 2015 Program Participation Renewal Information - Camp Sponsors        Action Required Sponsors of the Summer Food Servi...
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Mar 13 2015 11:14AM
News Announcement Memo: Fiscal Year 2015 Program Participation Renewal Information - Non Profit and Public Sponsors
March 13, 2015 TO: Sponsors of Summer Food Service Program RE: Fiscal Year 2015 Program Participation Renewal Information - Non Profit and Public Sponsors        Action Required Sponsors of the ...
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Mar 13 2015 11:11AM
News Announcement Memo: Fiscal Year 2015 Program Participation Renewal Information - School Sponsors
March 13, 2015 TO: Sponsors of Summer Food Service Program RE: Fiscal Year 2015 Program Participation Renewal Information - School Sponsors        Action Required Sponsors of the Summer Food Ser...
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Mar 13 2015 9:50AM
News Announcement March 2015 ESD Warrants
Click March 2015 ESD Warrants to view the latest payment information for the ESDs.
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Mar 13 2015 12:00AM
News Announcement March 2015 District Warrants
Click March 2015 District Warrants to view the latest payment information for the districts.
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Mar 12 2015 3:42PM
Calendar Smarter Balanced Test Window Now Open
The statewide Smarter Balanced Mathematics and English Language Arts Test Window opened Tuesday, March 10. Please refer to Section 4.6 School Imposed Test Windows of the Test Administration Manual for the requirements around school level test windows...
128
Mar 12 2015 11:34AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - March 12, 2015
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for March 12, 2015. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: General Announcements ODE System Upgrades - W...
129
Mar 12 2015 10:51AM
News Announcement Proposed CACFP Meal Pattern Changes
March 12, 2015 TO: Sponsors of Child Nutrition Programs RE: Proposed CACFP Meal Pattern Changes On January 9, 2015, USDA FNS released a proposed rule to update the CACFP meal patterns. This is the first time the CACFP meal patterns hav...
130
Mar 12 2015 9:11AM
News Announcement Publisher Notice #2 – 2015 Oregon Instructional Materials
The following materials are available for publisher action for the next portion of the Oregon Mathematics Adoption process. Take note of the deadlines for each form to be submitted. 2015 Notice #2 Adopted Math Criteria 2014-12-11 Prop...
131
Mar 11 2015 5:14PM
News Announcement Youth Development Council Quarterly Meeting
A day-long Youth Development Council Quarterly meeting will be held on Thursday, March 19, at the Oregon State Library, Rooms 102-103. The morning informational discussion session will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Agenda items include a YDC ...
132
Mar 11 2015 3:55PM
News Announcement Educator Institute on Networking and Transition II: Salem Registration 'Open'
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 ...
133
Mar 11 2015 3:52PM
News Announcement Educator Institute on Networking and Transition II: Portland Registration 'Open'
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 ...
134
Mar 11 2015 3:49PM
News Announcement Educator Institute on Networking and Transition: Medford Registration 'Open'
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 ...
135
Mar 11 2015 3:45PM
News Announcement Educator Institute on Networking and Transition: Eugene/Springfield Registration 'Open'
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 ...
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Mar 11 2015 3:26PM
News Announcement Educator Institute on Networking and Transition: Bend Registration 'Open'
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 ...
137
Mar 11 2015 3:20PM
News Announcement Educator Institute on Networking and Transition: Seaside Registration 'Open'
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 ...
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Mar 11 2015 2:58PM
News Announcement Educator Institute on Networking and Transition: La Grande Registration 'Open'
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 ...
139
Mar 11 2015 2:50PM
Calendar Informal DTC Webinars in April and May
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...
140
Mar 11 2015 2:45PM
Calendar Available to Schools on a First Come, First Served Basis: Logramos
To support and encourage biliteracy development among English Learners and native English speakers, the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) recently entered into a contract with Riverside Publishing to offer their Spanish assessment, Logramos (Third...
141
Mar 11 2015 2:40PM
News Announcement Order of Tests in the TA Interface
When the TA interface is opened, it defaults to a view where tests are ordered by grade within subject with the subjects appearing alphabetically in the following order: ELA (includes grade 12 reading retest) ELPA Mathematics Science Social Sc...
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Mar 11 2015 2:27PM
Calendar Grade 12 Writing Re-Test Window Closes March 13
The online writing re-test opportunity for eligible grade 12 students closes Friday, March 13. Any tests that have been started but not submitted by the end of the day on that date will be automatically moved over to the scoring queue. Papers will be...
143
Mar 11 2015 2:21PM
News Announcement Smarter Balanced Spanish-English Math Tests
Students who take a Smarter Balanced Mathematics test using the stacked Spanish/English version can respond to open-ended questions in Spanish or English. If they respond in Spanish, their response will be scored by a trained Spanish-speaking scorer....
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Mar 11 2015 2:14PM
News Announcement New Accommodation for Smarter Balanced ELA Assessment
The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium voted this weekend (March 6, 2015) to adopt a new non-embedded accommodation for the Smarter Balanced ELA assessment. Effective immediately, the Read Aloud non-embedded accommodation is allowed in Grades 3 -...
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Mar 11 2015 1:55PM
Calendar ELPA January 2015 Test Scores Available March 13
Scores for students who completed the English Language Proficiency Assessment (ELPA) January 6 and January 31, 2015 will be posted in Student Centered Staging and Accountability Warehouse Extract (AWE) on the ODE secure district website and also in O...
146
Mar 9 2015 3:36PM
News Announcement Dispute Resolution Committee Recruitment Notice
The Oregon Department of Education’s Dispute Resolution Committee (DRC) has current openings for new members. The DRC meets three times per year in Salem to discuss IDEA dispute resolution matters and administrative orders including Due Process order...
147
Mar 9 2015 2:02PM
News Announcement Smarter Balanced Participation Rules for 2014-15
ODE will implement the following participation rules that will apply to the 2014-15 Smarter Balanced English language arts and mathematics assessments. To be considered a participant in 2014-15, a student must respond to: at least five items ...
148
Mar 9 2015 1:25PM
News Announcement 2015 ESEA Flexibility Waiver Renewal – Seeking Stakeholder Input
Oregon’s current Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Flexibility waiver for No Child Left Behind will expire at the end of the 2014-2015 school year. The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) will be submitting a request for a three-year waive...
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Mar 9 2015 11:17AM
News Announcement 2015 Manual Update!
The Special Education Assessment Process for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students has been updated. This manual provides guidelines and resources for evaluation. It was developed for the Oregon Department of Education by The Educa...
150
Mar 9 2015 7:44AM
News Announcement SNP Newsletter: March 9, 2015
The Oregon Department of Education, Child Nutrition Programs (ODE CNP) provides a weekly newsletter for Sponsors of the School Nutrition Programs. Click here to view this Newsletter. Inside this Issue… Professional Standards Community Eli...
151
Mar 6 2015 2:25PM
News Announcement Indistar® Training for District Continuous Improvement Planning (CIP), and School Improvement Planning
Indistar® Training for District Continuous Improvement Planning (CIP) and School Planning (including Title 1 Schoolwide and TAS) is coming to a region near you! For more information click here. Click here to register today. Contacts...
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Mar 6 2015 1:10PM
News Announcement 2015 Publisher Briefing
We will be holding a Publisher Briefing on March 12th from 10:00am – 11:30am Pacific Time to provide information about the process for submitting instructional materials for review in Oregon’s 2015 Instructional Materials Evaluation in Mathematics. ...
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Mar 5 2015 10:40AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - March 5, 2015
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for March 5, 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 Inf...
154
Mar 5 2015 10:13AM
News Announcement Now Supporting Chrome OS version 40
ODE and AIR are now supporting Chrome OS version 40.0.2214.115 and higher. Please note that earlier versions of Chrome version 40 are not supported because they have a bug that causes the testing application to occasionally crash. If you wish to use ...
155
Mar 5 2015 9:57AM
News Announcement Updates to Sign-In Page for Oregon Online Testing Systems
The Single Sign On login page that is used by TIDE, the Online Reporting System, and the TA Interface will be updated tonight, Thursday, March 5, 2015 to provide more explicit instructions on how users log into the system. The login process, and all ...
156
Mar 5 2015 8:58AM
Calendar Informal DTC Webinars
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...
157
Mar 4 2015 5:40PM
News Announcement ELPA Domain Exemption Follow Up for English Learner Students with Disabilities
As originally communicated on August 21, 2014 and in compliance with guidance from the US Department of Education in July, 2014, no 4-domain exemptions are allowed for the 2014-15 ELPA administration. To help with the decision-making process: T...
158
Mar 4 2015 3:42PM
News Announcement USDA Sets Goal of Serving 200 Million Summer Meals
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has set a National Goal of Serving 200 million Summer Meals in the US this year. In an effort to increase Summer meal participation in Oregon, the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) Child Nutrition Program (...
159
Mar 4 2015 3:38PM
News Announcement Using iPads for Smarter Balanced Testing
In order to meet test security requirements, all testing devices must run an approved secure browser. Additional requirements for iPads are that they run iOS 8.1.3 and that certain security settings are made to prevent the unauthorized use of the iPa...
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Mar 4 2015 3:33PM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Checklist for 2014-15 Updated
The Assessment & Accountability Checklist for 2014-15 has been revised and posted at: http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=472. Please note the revision history on pages 50-52.
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Mar 4 2015 3:29PM
Calendar Kindergarten Student ADM Reporting for 15-16
ODE will provide an online training on Thursday, March 19 at 2 PM regarding how to report Kindergarten Students in the 2015-2016 Cumulative ADM Collections. To access the training, please click on the link under the heading, Kindergarten Student ADM ...
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Mar 4 2015 3:18PM
Calendar 2014-15 Smarter Balanced Test Records in Student Centered Staging
Smarter Balanced test records for English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics will be available in the Online Reporting System (ORS) Student Centered Staging (the official database of record) beginning May 15, 2015. Smarter Balanced records will t...
163
Mar 4 2015 1:54PM
News Announcement March 2015 Physical Education Teacher Update Released
In the March 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 vis...
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Mar 3 2015 4:03PM
News Announcement 2015 ESEA Flexibility Waiver Renewal - Stakeholder Feedback
Oregon’s current ESEA Flexibility waiver for No Child Left Behind will expire at the end of the 2014-2015 school year. The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) will be submitting a request for a three-year renewal of Oregon’s ESEA waiver by March 31, 2...
165
Mar 3 2015 2:02PM
News Announcement March 2015 Social Sciences Teacher Update Released
In the Oregon Social Sciences Teacher Update #139 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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Mar 3 2015 9:53AM
News Announcement Revised District Continuous Improvement Plan (CIP) Due Dates - reposted
The Oregon Department of Education will, on the due date each year (June 30, 2014, June 30, 2015 and June 30, 2016), capture copies of each district’s Continuous Improvement Plans (CIP). Reviewers will evaluate these copies given the content included o...
167
Mar 3 2015 8:21AM
News Announcement Memo: Paid Lunch Equity Guidance for School Years 2015-16 and 2016-17
March 3, 2015 TO: Sponsors of the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs RE: USDA Policy Memo - Paid Lunch Equity: Guidance for SY 2015-16 and 2016 -17        Action Required Enclosed ...
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Mar 3 2015 8:14AM
News Announcement SNP Newsletter: March 2, 2015
The Oregon Department of Education, Child Nutrition Programs (ODE CNP) provides a weekly newsletter for Sponsors of the School Nutrition Programs. Click here to view this Newsletter. Inside this Issue… National School Breakfast Week ODE a...
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Mar 3 2015 8:05AM
News Announcement Memo: Requests for Exemption from the School Meals’ Whole Grain-Rich Requirement for School Years 2014-2015 and 2015-2016
March 3, 2015 TO: Sponsors of the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs RE: USDA Policy Memo – Requests for Exemption from the School Meals’ Whole Grain-Rich Requirement for School Years 2014-2015 and 2015-2016   ...
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Mar 2 2015 2:03PM
News Announcement 2015 - 2016 Private Alternative Registration
The 2015-2016 Private Alternative Registration is available here This application is for new and renewing programs and is due March 31, 2015.
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Mar 2 2015 1:48PM
News Announcement EBISS Breadth II & III
EBISS Breadth II & III System Alignment/Implementation Science. Offsite meeting for District leadership team. March 16, 2015 At Clackamas ESD. 8:30 am - 1:30 pm Workgroup & Activities. 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm ODE Supported District Team ...
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Mar 2 2015 12:30PM
News Announcement Memo: Health and Safety Inspection Requirements
March 2, 2015 TO: Sponsors of the Child and Adult Food Care Program and Summer Food Service Program RE: Health and Safety Inspection Requirements        Action Required The Oregon Department of Edu...
173
Feb 27 2015 3:41PM
News Announcement K-12 OER Collaborative – Development of Open Educational Resources
The K-12 OER Collaborative is working with 12 states, including Oregon, to develop and evaluate comprehensive Open Educational Resources (OERs) that will align with the Common Core State Standards in Math and ELA. The OERs will be freely accessible mat...
174
Feb 26 2015 3:11PM
News Announcement Educator Institute on Networking and Transition: Roseburg Spring Registration 'Open'
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 ...
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Feb 26 2015 2:20PM
News Announcement Educator Institute on Networking and Transition: Portland Spring Registration 'Open'
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 ...
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Feb 26 2015 11:41AM
Calendar Important Dates for March and April 2015
Date Event January 6 - April 15 English Language Proficiency Assessment (ELPA) K-12 Testing Window January 6 - June 12 OAKS Online Testing Window for Science, Social Sciences, and Grade 12 Retest in Reading and Math February 1...
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Feb 26 2015 11:23AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - February 26, 2015
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for February 26, 2015. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: General Announcements Secure Work Sample B...
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Feb 26 2015 11:18AM
News Announcement Kindergarten Assessment 2015-16 Data Entry and Reporting
Districts will again enter their Fall 2015 Kindergarten Assessment (KA) records into the Consolidated Collections using the same process as in Fall 2014. The anticipated file format and administration code revisions were presented to the Data Collect...
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Feb 25 2015 11:17AM
Calendar More Than 21,000 ELPAs Successfully Submitted
The Oregon ELPA window has been open since January 6, 2015, and as of Monday morning, more than 20,000 ELPAs have been successfully submitted. The window will close at the end of the day on Tuesday, April 15, 2015, which means there are 49 more calen...
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Feb 25 2015 11:13AM
News Announcement Providing Access to Smarter Balanced Assessments for Home School Students
Consistent with past practice regarding Oregon’s statewide assessments, districts retain discretion to provide access to the Smarter Balanced assessments for home school students requesting access. Please note, however, that for 2014-15 the Smarter B...
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Feb 24 2015 5:00PM
News Announcement 2015-16 ESD Estimates as of February 24, 2015
Click 2015-16 ESD Estimates as of February 24, 2015 to view the first 2015-16 ESD estimates.
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Feb 24 2015 4:56PM
News Announcement 2015-16 ADMw Breakouts as of February 24, 2015
Click 2015-16 ADMw Breakouts as of February 24, 2015 to view the first 2015-16 ADMw breakouts.
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Feb 24 2015 12:00AM
News Announcement 2015-16 District Estimates
Click 2015-16 District Estimates as of February 24, 2015 to view the first 2015-16 estimates.
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Feb 23 2015 9:08AM
News Announcement SNP Newsletter: February 23, 2015
The Oregon Department of Education, Child Nutrition Programs (ODE CNP) provides a weekly newsletter for Sponsors of the School Nutrition Programs. Click here to view this Newsletter. Inside this Issue… USDA Food and Nutrition Services Email ...
185
Feb 23 2015 8:16AM
Calendar Calendar Alert! Comment Period Opens - Part C Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
In accordance with federal law, the annual application for federal IDEA Part C funds is open for public review for sixty days, from Friday, February 20 through Tuesday, April 20, 2015. Public comment on this application will be accepted from Monday, ...
186
Feb 19 2015 11:49AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - February 19, 2015
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for February 19, 2015. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: General Announcements Secure Work Sample B...
187
Feb 19 2015 11:38AM
News Announcement Secure Work Sample Bank Now Available
Secure Work Samples in reading, writing, and math are now available within the ODE District Web Site at http://district.ode.state.or.us. These Work Samples serve as an alternative assessment option for students enrolled in grade 12 during the 2014-15...
188
Feb 19 2015 11:32AM
Calendar Test Delivery System and Online Reporting System Offline March 5 or 6 through March 9
As stated in the 2014-15 State Test Schedule , the Test Delivery System (TDS) and the Online Reporting System (ORS) will be offline for the deployment of Smarter Balanced Summative Tests on the following dates: TDS (OAKS, ELPA, and Practice Tests)...
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Feb 19 2015 11:29AM
Calendar Smarter Balanced Classroom Activities Available through TIDE February 24
AIR will be making updates to TIDE the evening of Monday, February 23 starting at 5 PM (PT) in order to support the posting of Smarter Balanced Classroom Activities. TIDE will remain online but may be noticeably slower than usual during the deploymen...
190
Feb 19 2015 10:31AM
News Announcement Smarter Balanced Achievement Levels for the 2014-15 School Year
On January 22, 2015, the State Board of Education adopted Smarter Balanced achievement levels to be used for systems accountability purposes. Achievement levels for English language arts and Mathematics are provided in the tables below. For more info...
191
Feb 18 2015 4:02PM
Calendar Save the Date - Fall 2015
COSA/ODE Special Education Administrators Annual Fall Conference Eugene Hilton Conference Center, Eugene, Oregon Pre-conference Seminars: Wednesday, September 30, 2015 General Conference Sessions: Thursday & Friday, ...
192
Feb 18 2015 3:57PM
Calendar Materials AVAILABLE NOW!
Materials from 2015 Winter Special Education Directors Workshop are now available. Click here
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Feb 18 2015 1:29PM
News Announcement Update for Android Mobile Secure Browser
As reported in an announcement posted on December 23 on the OAKS Portal, AIR encountered an issue with Android tablets where some students were unable to select and highlight text while working in the secure browser. Resolving this issue will require...
194
Feb 18 2015 1:26PM
News Announcement Closing Oregon Help Desk Cases Because of Lack of Response
Occasionally a district or school opens a case with the AIR Help Desk and then does not follow up on the case or respond to Help Desk requests for additional information. For these situations, please note the following protocol: The AIR Help Desk wil...
195
Feb 18 2015 1:04PM
Calendar Extended Assessment: Grade 12 Retake Performance Scores
To ensure performance scores will be available to districts by May 22, 2015, the data entry window for grade 12 retake will close on the same date and time as the administration window this school year: April 23, 2015 at 5:00 PM. Access to the Extend...
196
Feb 18 2015 12:20PM
News Announcement Kindergarten Content and Assessment Advisory Committee
The Kindergarten Content and Assessment Advisory Committee met to review refinements to the Early Literacy segments of the 2015-16 Kindergarten Assessment and recommend an additional measure of early language/vocabulary. The Committee also developed ...
197
Feb 18 2015 12:18PM
News Announcement Smarter Balanced Audio Glossaries
Smarter Balanced has made audio glossaries available for some words for students who use foreign-language glossaries on the Smarter Balanced tests. Students can access the audio glossaries by clicking on a word that is associated with a foreign-langu...
198
Feb 18 2015 12:07PM
Calendar ELPA21 Field Test Now Open for All Grades K-12
The field test window for Kindergarten through 8th grade opened on Monday, February 16. The window for all grades K-12 will remain open through March 31, 2015. As a reminder, all district staff who registered to participate in the field test must com...
199
Feb 17 2015 3:20PM
Calendar I - M - ABLE
I-M-ABLE is an approach to teaching braille literacy to students, who are at risk, to learn to read using braille. The workshop will focus on the use of the approach with students who have intellectual/multiple disabilities. Participants will receive...
200
Feb 17 2015 3:10PM
Calendar Transition Road Map for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Youth
Learn how to use innovative transition tools such as Map It Network with professionals, parents, and students from around the state Collaborate with regional professionals to improve local transition services Consult with State of Oregon Deaf...
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