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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 9:45AM
Calendar DTC Informal WebEx May 14, 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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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 9:34AM
News Announcement Eastern Promise Replication Grant Recipients
Nancy Golden announced that the Oregon Education Investment Board (OEIB), along with the Oregon Department of Education (ODE), awarded three grants ranging from $445,000-$500,000 designed to replicate effective accelerated learning models, leverage sys...
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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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Apr 4 2014 3:15PM
News Announcement Revised 2013-14 ADMw Breakouts as of April 4, 2014
Click Revised 2013-14 ADMw Breakouts as of April 4, 2014 to view the latest ADMw breakouts for 2013-14.
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Apr 4 2014 9:01AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - April 4, 2014
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for April 4, 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 & Wri...
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Apr 4 2014 12:00AM
News Announcement Revised 2013-14 District Estimates as of April 4, 2014
Click Revised 2013-14 District Estimates as of April 4, 2014 to view the latest District estimates for 2013-14.
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Apr 2 2014 10:23AM
News Announcement Annual TIES Conference - April 14 & 15, 2014
The Annual "Therapy in Educational Settings" (TIES) Conference will be held at the Valley River Inn, in Eugene on April 14 & 15, 2014. Monday, April 14 will feature multiple sessions by presenters from throughout Oregon as well as vendor displays. Da...
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Apr 2 2014 9:18AM
Calendar DTC Informal WebEx April 9, 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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Apr 2 2014 9:16AM
Calendar Data Validations Open 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 3 through 11:59 p.m. on April 28, 2014. During this time, please check the data for...
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Apr 2 2014 9:14AM
Calendar Reminder: Third Period Cumulative ADM WebEx Training
The WebEx will be held on Wednesday, April 9, at 2 PM. Access to the WebEx training and handouts will be posted on the video training link prior to the WebEx date at https://district.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=234. If you cannot participate in t...
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Apr 2 2014 8:55AM
News Release State Releases Special Education Child Count and Report Cards
Strategic Initiative Funds Support Expansion of Proven Program (Salem, Ore) –Today, Deputy Superintendent Rob Saxton released the 2013-14 Special Education Child Count which provides the current number of special education students, by disabil...
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Apr 1 2014 12:18PM
News Announcement April 2014 Social Sciences Teacher Update Released
In the Oregon Social Sciences Teacher Update #128 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 1 2014 10:52AM
News Announcement Executive Numbered Memo 006-2013-14 - Vision Screening Certification
To: Superintendents and Principals From: Sarah Drinkwater, Assistant Superintendent, Office of Learning Re: House Bill 3000 – student vision screening certification In 2013, the Legislature passed House Bill 3000 which requires educati...
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Apr 1 2014 8:20AM
News Announcement Proficiency-Based Teaching and Learning Grant Recipients
Congratulations to the recipients of the Proficiency-Based Teaching and Learning Grant. The review team was impressed by the degree of expertise and community support to improving outcomes for students and educators through proficiency-based teaching a...
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Mar 31 2014 3:19PM
Calendar Field Test School Accountability Rules for 2013-14
Approximately 235 public schools in Oregon volunteered to participate in the Smarter Balanced field test which began on March 25, 2014 and will continue until June 6, 2014. Many of these schools will administer the field test in either English/langua...
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Mar 31 2014 3:13PM
News Announcement 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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Mar 28 2014 12:57PM
News Announcement Culturally Responsive Pedagogy and Practices Grant Recipients
Congratulations to the recipients of the Culturally Responsive Pedagogy and Practices Grant! The review team evaluated a total of 13 grant proposals. The proposal was reviewed by a highly diverse committee of 12 individuals, including eight external re...
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Mar 28 2014 10:48AM
News Announcement April 2014 Arts Teacher Update Released
In the April 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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Mar 28 2014 8:59AM
News Announcement Job Opening - Executive Assistant to the Deputy Superintendent
Executive Assistant (Executive Assistant to the Deputy Superintendent) $46,056.00 - $64,608.00 Annually Location: Salem, Oregon Application Deadline: April 28, 2014 OUR MISSION: The Oregon Department of Education fosters exc...
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Mar 27 2014 10:42AM
Calendar Important Dates for April and May 2014
Date Event March 25 - June 6 Smarter Balanced Field Test Window April 2 - May 22 OAKS Online Writing Spring Testing Window April 3-28 Report Validation Window for: Staff FTE Staff Ethnicity April 9 @ 9:30 AM DTC ...
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Mar 27 2014 10:31AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - March 28, 2014
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for March 28, 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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Mar 27 2014 10:12AM
Calendar Spring Online Writing Window Opens Next Wednesday
The spring test window for the online writing assessment opens next Wednesday, April 2, 2014. Students will have through May 22, 2014 to complete their writing assessments. As a reminder, districts participating in the spring paper-based writing...
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Mar 27 2014 10:03AM
News Announcement Smarter Balanced Field Test Research Study - Fourth Grade Calculator Use
As part of the Smarter Balanced Field Test, a small number of randomly selected fourth grade students will take some math items that will include embedded calculators. This means the calculator function will randomly occur for a few items of the test...
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Mar 27 2014 9:55AM
Calendar Participate in Field Testing of Elementary, Middle, and High School Science Assessment Items
AAAS Project 2061 is developing assessment items to measure elementary, middle, and high school students' understanding of ideas about energy and recruiting teachers willing to field test multiple-choice test items with their students in Spring 2014....
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Mar 27 2014 9:02AM
Calendar Closing: Public Review Period for Career Readiness Materials
The public review period to assess Smarter Balanced Career Readiness Materials closes this Friday, March 28. Smarter Balanced created Career Readiness Frameworks to provide a toolkit for students, parents, teachers, and counselors interested in char...
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Mar 27 2014 12:00AM
News Announcement Expanding Professional Learning: The Impact of SB 290
With the passage of Senate Bill 290 in 2011 and Oregon’s Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Flexibility waiver in 2012, Oregon has embarked on a journey to significantly change education in the state as it relates to educator professional g...
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Mar 26 2014 3:46PM
News Announcement Revised 2012-13 ESD Estimates as of March 26, 2014
Click Revised 2012-13 ESD Estimates as of March 26, 2014 to view the latest 2012-13 ESD estimates.
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Mar 26 2014 3:44PM
News Announcement Revised 2012-13 ADMw Breakouts as of March 26, 2014
Click Revised 2012-13 ADMw Breakouts as of March 26, 2014 to view the latest 2012-13 district ADMw breakouts.
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Mar 26 2014 12:00AM
News Announcement Revised 2012-13 District Estimates as of March 26, 2014
Click Revised 2012-13 District Estimates as of March 26, 2014 to view the latest 2012-13 district estimates.
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Mar 21 2014 12:44PM
News Release Oregon School Wellness Award Winners Announced
Three Oregon schools recognized for strong wellness programs (Salem, Ore) – Deputy Superintendent Rob Saxton today announced that Crescent Valley High School (Corvallis School District), Lincoln Elementary (Corvallis School District), and Lynch ...
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Mar 21 2014 11:38AM
News Announcement TELL Survey Deadline Extended Until April 7
School-based teachers and administrators are currently being asked to complete the TELL survey and share information on the teaching and learning conditions in their schools. This survey will provide important information to schools, districts, and th...
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Mar 21 2014 10:10AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - March 21, 2014
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for March 21, 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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Mar 21 2014 9:55AM
Calendar Smarter Balanced Field Test Delay - Next Steps
Smarter Balanced has shifted the first week of the Field Test and testing will now begin on Tuesday, March 25. SBAC has developed a general set of guidelines for Field Test schools to follow as we move forward together. To lessen the impact of t...
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Mar 20 2014 11:07AM
Calendar OAKS and ELPA Offline for Spring Break
All OAKS and ELPA operational tests will be offline for spring break from Monday, March 24 through Friday, March 28. Practice Tests will be available during this time period.
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Mar 20 2014 11:03AM
Calendar Updated iPad Mobile Secure Browser is Anticipated to be Released After Spring Break
ODE anticipates that the updated OAKS iPad secure browser will be available by March 21, 2014. AIR's Quality Assurance team concluded its testing without finding any further issues, and their lead developer submitted the new OAKS iPad Mobile Secure B...
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Mar 20 2014 10:53AM
Calendar Spring Writing Assessment Test Windows
The spring test window for the online writing assessment opens on Wednesday, April 2, 2014. The spring test window for the paper-based writing assessment opens on Friday, April 11, 2014. Districts that ordered spring paper-based writing tests will re...
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Mar 20 2014 10:39AM
Calendar Reminder: ELPA Expires After 45 Days
As we enter into the final weeks of the ELPA test window (which closes on April 15) and the busiest testing time for the ELPA, ODE would like to remind everyone that a student's ELPA will expire after 45 days of inactivity. Once a student logs in an...
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Mar 20 2014 10:32AM
Calendar Third Period Cumulative ADM Training Date Changed
The WebEx Training for Third Period Cumulative ADM, originally scheduled for April 10, has been rescheduled to Wednesday, April 9. The time will still be 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. If you cannot make this new training date, the WebEx will be recorded and poste...
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Mar 20 2014 10:21AM
News Announcement Smarter Balanced Field Test Updates
Performance Task In-Class Activity Assignments: The classroom activity assignment spreadsheet has been updated and the current posting should be accurate. ESD partners will send district/school specifications to DTCs. Please be sure to report a...
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Mar 19 2014 12:01PM
News Announcement 21st CCLC Spring Conference Registration is now open
This is a mandatory training for ALL Cohort 3 Year 1 – 21st CCLC grantee Project Directors, Site Coordinators, and (at least) one front line-staff member from each site. Thursday, May 29 from 1 to 4 pm and Friday, May 30 from 8 am to 4 pm. ...
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Mar 19 2014 8:21AM
News Release Three Schools Recognized for Commitment to Sustainability
State announces 2014 Oregon Sustainable School Award winners (Salem, Ore.) – Today Deputy Superintendent Rob Saxton and Sustainable Oregon Schools Initiative representative Lori Stole announced the recipients of the 2014 Oregon Sustainable Schoo...
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Mar 19 2014 8:17AM
News Announcement Job Opening - Early Learning Professional Development Specialist
Program Analyst 4 (Early Learning Professional Development Specialist) $56,364.00 - $82,620.00 Annually Location: Salem, Oregon Application Deadline: April 9, 2014 OUR MISSION: The Oregon Department of Education fosters excel...
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Mar 18 2014 10:06AM
Calendar Renewals for Special Education Private Schools 2014-2015
Special Education approved private school renewal applications were posted in March 2014 for the 2014-15 school year. Currently approved schools were notified by e-mail or letter that the renewal forms are now posted online. Renewals will be effectiv...
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Mar 18 2014 7:49AM
News Announcement Public Testimony on the State School Distribution Formula
The School Funding Task Force will take public testimony on the State School Distribution Formula on Friday, March 21, 2014 from 1:00-4:00 in Hearing Room A, State Capitol Building, 900 Court Street NE, Salem OR. Witness signup sheets will be availabl...
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Mar 17 2014 12:07PM
News Announcement March 2014 ESD Warrants
Click March 2014 ESD Warrants to view the March 2014 payments to the ESDs.
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Mar 17 2014 12:01PM
News Announcement March 2014 District Warrants
Click March 2014 District Warrants to view the March 2014 payments to the school districts.
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Mar 17 2014 8:38AM
News Announcement STEM, STEAM and/or CTE Program and Activity Grant -- Awardees
Congratulations to the recipients of the STEM, STEAM and/or CTE Program & Activity Grant! We were very pleased by the level of enthusiasm as well as the thoughtful and innovative approaches that we received. The grant review team evaluated a total of...
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Mar 14 2014 1:22PM
News Announcement American Indian/Alaskan Native Closing the Achievement Gap Grant- COMING SOON
In early April 2014, the Oregon Department of Education will be re-releasing the American Indian/Alaskan Native Closing the Achievement Gap Request for Proposals. Please direct questions to April Campbell, Indian Education Specialist, at 503-94...
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Mar 14 2014 11:28AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - March 14, 2014
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for March 14, 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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Mar 14 2014 10:31AM
News Announcement Process for Updating Students in the Smarter Balanced Field Test
As you know, AIR updated Smarter Balanced TIDE to include students for schools participating in the Smarter Balanced Field Test. The student upload included students with current SSIDs and their resident school and district assignment as of February ...
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Mar 14 2014 10:19AM
News Announcement Smarter Balanced Field Test Resources
Smarter Balanced has released several new testing resources for schools and districts that are now available via the Field Test portal: The Smarter Balanced Field Test FAQ for Test Coordinators and Administrators provides answers to common questi...
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Mar 14 2014 9:18AM
News Announcement Oregon Customized Smarter Balanced Field Test Administration Manual (TAM) Now Available
ODE has posted an Oregon customized Smarter Balanced Field Test Administration Manual (TAM) to http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=3298. This Oregon customized Smarter Balanced TAM aligns terminology and protocols with Oregon requirements wher...
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Mar 13 2014 3:35PM
Calendar Smarter Balanced Field Test: Critical Documents and Release Dates
Smarter Balanced Field Test Important Dates TIDE Registration Window From January 14 to February 28, 2014 Field Test Administration Window March 25 - June 6, 2014 This list will help you in preparation for the field test.
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Mar 12 2014 5:20PM
News Announcement ELPA January 2014 Test Scores Now Available
Scores for students who completed the English Language Proficiency Assessment (ELPA) January 8 and January 31, 2014 were posted in Student Centered Staging and Accountability Warehouse Extract (AWE) on the ODE secure district website and also in OAKS...
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Mar 12 2014 5:12PM
Calendar Winter Online Writing Test Window Closes March 21
The winter Online Writing test window closes next Friday, March 21, 2014. Districts administering the winter Online Writing test must ensure that students complete the test by the end of the day on March 21. All un-submitted online writing tests will...
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Mar 12 2014 4:42PM
Calendar Upcoming Accountability Reporting Dates
Data Collections Opening in April and May: Third Period Cumulative ADM (April 24 - May 23) Title III Limited English Proficiency (April 24 - May 30) Supplemental Data Collection (May 1 - September 25) Freshmen on Track (May 15 - June 27) D...
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Mar 12 2014 4:35PM
Calendar ELPA21 Item Writing Opportunity
ELPA21 is a consortium of 11 states developing an English Language Proficiency assessment based on new ELP standards that correspond to more rigorous college and career ready content standards. Educator participation in the development of the tests i...
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Mar 12 2014 1:30PM
News Announcement Youth Development Council Meeting Notice
Thursday, March 20 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon Hearing Room F Oregon State Capitol The Oregon Youth Development Council will be holding its quarterly meeting on Thursday, March 20, from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. in Hearing Room ‘F’ of th...
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Mar 11 2014 4:01PM
News Announcement March 2014 Arts Teacher Update Released
In the March 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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Mar 10 2014 12:55PM
News Announcement 2013-15 Biennium: Round Two District Collaboration Implementation Grants
The second round Requests for Proposals of District Collaboration Implementation Grants will be available the week of March 31, 2014. This round, only implementation grants will be offered; Collaboration Design grants are scheduled to be available agai...
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Mar 10 2014 9:47AM
News Announcement Oregon adopts the Next Generation Science Standards as the new Oregon Science Standards!
In April 2013, the final Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), a new set of voluntary, rigorous, and internationally benchmarked standards for K-12 science education, were released. Oregon was one of 26 lead states that worked with Achieve and the...
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Mar 7 2014 2:56PM
News Announcement Oregon Publisher Briefing WebEx for English Language Proficiency 2014
The Oregon Publisher Briefing is intended for educational publishers and organizations. The meeting is facilitated by Oregon Department of Education staff and seeks to provide an overview of the Oregon Content Standards, Criteria, and the Oregon rev...
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Mar 7 2014 10:11AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - March 7, 2014
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for March 7, 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 & Wri...
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Mar 7 2014 10:04AM
News Announcement Reminder: ELPA Domain Exemptions
2013-14 is the second year in which students on qualifying IEPs or 504 plans may be exempted from certain ELPA domains, per the specific IEP. Due to the nature of some students' disabilities, a student's IEP or 504 Plan might exempt the student from ...
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Mar 7 2014 9:55AM
News Announcement Extended Assessments: Quality Control
Per OAR 581-022-0610 (4ff), regarding school districts ensuring that students are administered the proper Oregon Statewide Assessment, please remind any/all qualified teachers or staff who are charged with downloading the Extended Assessments to ensu...
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Mar 7 2014 9:50AM
News Announcement Reminder: Collection Changes Announced
Collection changes for the 2014-15 school year were announced at the February 13 Data Collection Committee (DCC) meeting. If you were unable to attend, and have not yet reviewed these changes, please visit https://district.ode.state.or.us/search/page...
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Mar 7 2014 9:46AM
Calendar Reminder: Spring Paper-Based Writing Order Window Closes March 15
The order window for the spring paper-based Writing test closes next Saturday, March 15, 2014. Districts will have through the end of the day on March 15 to complete their spring test orders for 11th and 12th grade students who did not test during th...
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Mar 7 2014 9:41AM
News Announcement Introducing: Achievement Compacts Collection Page
The collection listed as the OEIB Achievement Compact (SB1581) 14-15 on ODE's District site Schedule of Due Dates (SODD) now has a supporting web page. The web page is entitled Achievement Compact Collection and can be found here: https://district.o...
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Mar 7 2014 9:40AM
Calendar Smarter Balanced Practice Test Software Update
Smarter Balanced had planned to update the Practice Test in late April 2014, and had originally announced plans to take the test offline to make those changes from April 26 to April 29, 2014. In order to ensure that the items on the Practice Test are...
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Mar 7 2014 9:39AM
News Announcement Smarter Balanced Releases Additional Resources to Support the Field Test
Smarter Balanced has released additional resources to support schools and districts that are participating in the Field Test: Embedded Designated Support - Glossaries Description (Instructions on how to access and use the embedded glossary desig...
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Mar 7 2014 9:38AM
Calendar Smarter Balanced Field Test Will Be Unavailable on Certain Dates
Field Test Downtime Thursday, April 10 - Sunday, April 13, 2014 Thursday, May 8 - Sunday, May 11, 2014
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Mar 7 2014 9:33AM
News Announcement Smarter Balanced Field Test Classroom Activity and Performance Task Administration Guidelines Released
The Field Test is comprised of two separate assessments, the non-performance task (non-PT) items and the classroom activity/performance task (PT). Smarter Balanced recommends that students take the PT and the non-PT items on separate days in the foll...
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Mar 6 2014 9:49AM
News Announcement CTE Data Collection Webinar May 15, 2014
This annual webinar is strongly recommended for Regional CTE Coordinators, CTE data input staff, and others. The webinar will commence at 2:00 p.m. PDT and end at 3:30 p.m. PDT For more information click here. To join the webinar click here o...
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Mar 5 2014 3:08PM
News Announcement Oregon Minority Educator Pipeline Models Grant and Oregon Minority Educator Retention Grant Recipients
Congratulations to the recipients of the Oregon Minority Educator Pipeline Models Grant and Oregon Minority Educator Retention Grant! The review team evaluated a total of 12 Pipeline Models Grant proposals and 4 Retention Grant proposals. The applica...
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Mar 5 2014 1:18PM
News Announcement March 2014 Social Sciences Teacher Update Released
In the March 2014 Social Sciences Teacher Update 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 5 2014 10:58AM
News Announcement Accelerated College Credit Grant - Awardees
We are pleased to announce the Awardees of the Accelerated College Credit Grant. We want to thank everyone involved with supporting applicants who submitted proposals to increase student participation in accelerated college courses. The vetting has b...
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Mar 5 2014 9:09AM
News Announcement Job Opening - Common Core Communications Coordinator
Program Analyst 4 (Common Core Communications Coordinator) $56,364.00 - $82,620.00 Annually Location: Salem, Oregon Application Deadline: March 30, 2014 OUR MISSION: The Oregon Department of Education fosters excellence for ...
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Mar 5 2014 7:51AM
News Announcement Committee Meeting Notice: Juvenile Justice Committee of the Youth Development Council
Juvenile Justice Committee of the Youth Development Council Meeting Monday, March 10 Oregon State Library, 250 Winter Street, Salem Room 103 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon The Juvenile Justice Committee will be reviewing and discussing th...
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Mar 5 2014 12:00AM
News Announcement Revised Instructional Materials Adoption Schedule - January 2014
At the January 2014 meeting, the Oregon State Board of Education approved state staff recommendations to begin work revising current state laws relating to the state review of instructional materials. The goal of a revised process is to better support...
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Mar 4 2014 11:49AM
Calendar Culturally Responsive Pedagogy and Practices Grant
There will be a second webinar to answer questions and clarify RFP requirements for the Culturally Responsive Pedagogy and Practices Grant on March 6th at 10:00 am. Please click on the link below for access. If you have additional questions or concer...
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Mar 3 2014 8:40AM
News Announcement Private Career Schools Advisory Committee Meeting WebEx Information
The PCS Advisory Committee meeting will be held on March 14, 2014, in the large conference room of the Somerville Building located at: 775 Court St. NE Salem, OR 97301 The meeting will begin at 9:00 am and is scheduled to last until 12:40 pm. To v...
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Mar 3 2014 12:00AM
News Announcement First Common School Fund Payment for 2013-14
To see the distributions by school district for the first common school fund payment of the 2013-14 school year, please click March 2014 First Common School Fund Payment for 2013-14
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Feb 28 2014 4:06PM
News Announcement 2014-15 ESD Estimates as of February 28, 2014
Click 2014-15 ESD Estimates as of February 28, 2014 to review the latest 2014-15 estimates for ESDs.
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Feb 28 2014 3:50PM
News Announcement 2014-15 ADMw breakouts as of February 28, 2014
Click 2014-15 ADMw Breakouts as of February 28, 2014 to review the latest 2014-15 ADMw breakouts for the school districts.
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Feb 28 2014 9:37AM
News Announcement 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: March 17, 2014 OUR MISSION: The Oregon Department of Education fosters excellence for every ...
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Feb 28 2014 8:38AM
Calendar Public Review Period for Career Readiness Materials
A public review period to assess Smarter Balanced Career Readiness Materials is now open for teachers, higher education faculty, members of the business community, and other interested parties. Reviewable materials include a set of Career Readiness F...
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Feb 28 2014 12:00AM
News Announcement 2014-15 District Estimates as of February 28, 2014
Click 2014-15 District Estimates as of February 28, 2014 to review the latest 2014-15 estimates for the school districts.
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Feb 27 2014 1:41PM
News Announcement Executive Numbered Memo 005-2013-14 - Freshman On-Track
To: All School District Superintendents and Principals From: Doug Kosty, Assistant Superintendent and Jim Carlile, Assistant Superintendent Re: Freshman On-Track The ODE has revised how Freshman On-Track information is collected starting in...
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Feb 27 2014 9:20AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - February 28, 2014
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for February 28, 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 &...
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Feb 27 2014 9:09AM
Calendar Important Dates for March and April 2014
Date Event March 4 Deadline for shipping Winter Writing Paper-based Performance Assessments March 7 NAEP Testing Window Closes for selected schools March 14* ELPA Batch 1 Data Delivery to Districts (* dependent upon calibration...
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Feb 27 2014 8:58AM
News Announcement Language Supports for English Learners Ready for Smarter Balanced Field Tests
Starting in March, roughly 25,000 students in schools across Oregon will participate in the Smarter Balanced field tests for mathematics and English language arts, including students who are English language learners (ELLs). To support access for ELL...
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Feb 27 2014 8:53AM
News Announcement Smarter Balanced Field Test: Testing Device Requirements Clarification
Schools that are participating in the Smarter Balanced Field Test, will be required to use the following implements with their testing devices: Headphones/earphones are required for students to use during the English language arts test listening...
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Feb 25 2014 2:23PM
News Announcement 2/25/14 Job Opportunity
Click here to view the latest ODE job posting.
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Feb 25 2014 2:20PM
Calendar ELPA21 Educator Recruitment
ELPA21 is a consortium of 11 states developing an English Language Proficiency (ELP) assessment based on new ELP standards that correspond to more rigorous college and career ready content standards. Educator participation in the development of the t...
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Feb 24 2014 8:39AM
News Release Deputy Superintendent Rob Saxton Statement on TELL Survey Launch
“Starting today, teachers and principals around our state will have the opportunity to share vital information about the teaching and learning conditions in their schools through the Teaching, Empowering, Leading, and Learning (TELL) Survey. We want ...
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Feb 24 2014 12:00AM
News Announcement Calendar Alert! Comment Period Opens Today Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
As required by federal law, the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) is accepting public comment on its annual applications for federal IDEA funds beginning today, February 24, 2014, and ending Tuesday, March 25, 2014. Find copies of these applications...
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Feb 21 2014 12:42PM
Calendar Oregon Department of Education State Advisory Council for Special Education Public Meeting Notice
March 13, 2014 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Redmond School District Office 145 SE Salmon Redmond, OR 97756 PUBLIC COMMENT IS WELCOME: Public Comment Will Be Received from 12:30 – 1:00 p.m. If you are unable to appear in perso...
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Feb 21 2014 9:32AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - February 21, 2014
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for February 21, 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 &...
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Feb 21 2014 9:26AM
Calendar Winter Paper Writing Assessment Shipping Deadline March 4, 2014
The winter window for the paper-based Statewide Writing Assessment closed yesterday, February 20, 2014. Districts must use the return kits delivered last week to package student responses in preparation for shipment, following the instructions on pp....
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Feb 21 2014 9:18AM
News Announcement Voice Over and Speak Selection on iPads
New for 2013-14, OAKS Online testing is supported on iPads. ODE's test vendor AIR has recently identified that the OAKS Secure Browser is not currently able to block the iPad Voice Over and Speak Selection accessibility features while testing is in p...
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Feb 18 2014 2:51PM
News Announcement Smarter Balanced Field Test: IEP Guidance Follow Up
In preparation for the Smarter Balanced field test that will involve students with disabilities, ODE is offering the following information based upon guidance provided by the U.S. Department of Education: Under 34 C.F.R. § 300.320(a)(6)(i), each...
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Feb 18 2014 8:32AM
Calendar Save the Date!
COSA/ODE Special Education Administrators Annual Fall Conference 2014 Eugene Hilton Conference Center, Eugene, Oregon Pre-conference Seminars: Wednesday, October 1, 2014 General Conference Sessions: Thursday & Friday, October 2 & 3...
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Feb 18 2014 12:00AM
Calendar Braille Clinic: Computer-Generated Tactile Graphics - April 14, 2014
Oregon school district Braille providers of all skill and experience levels are invited to join presenters Trumbull Ogilby and Peggy Spiess for this hands-on workshop. Learn to use Adobe Illustrator and the Tiger embosser to create tactile graphics b...
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Feb 14 2014 2:01PM
Calendar Technical Assistance Webinar for Proficiency-Based Teaching and Learning Grant
A technical assistance and application webinar about the Proficiency-Based Teaching and Learning Grant will be held on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 11:30 am. To join the online meeting click here or to join by audio conference, call 1-877-668-4493 or ...
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Feb 14 2014 11:05AM
Calendar Mark Your Calendars - Public Notice and Comment - Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
As required by federal law, the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) announces its annual applications for federal IDEA funds are opening for public review for sixty days, beginning Sunday, February 16, 2014, and ending Wednesday, April 16, 2014. OD...
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Feb 14 2014 10:08AM
Calendar Second Eastern Promise Replication Grant Webinar
We are inviting you to join us for the second Eastern Promise Replication Grant application and submission webinar connected to Oregon’s support of HB 3232 for the expansion and replication of the Eastern Promise Early College program. The Eastern Pr...
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Feb 14 2014 9:51AM
Calendar Accelerated College Credit Grant Application
The Accelerated College Credit Grant received a tremendous response. There was a breadth of opportunities presented to request funding to pay ancillary costs for teachers and students participating in the early college programs. A committed and cons...
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Feb 14 2014 9:45AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - February 14, 2014
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for February 14, 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 &...
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Feb 14 2014 9:41AM
Calendar DTC Informal WebEx March 12, 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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Feb 14 2014 9:25AM
News Announcement Double Testing Flexibility Approved by U.S. Dept of Education for Smarter Balanced Field Test
The Oregon Department of Education has received approval from the U.S. Department of Education to offer double-testing flexibility as part of the Smarter Balanced field test. The field test, which will take place March 18 through June 6, 2014, includ...
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Feb 14 2014 7:42AM
News Announcement School Funding Task Force taking public testimony on the State School Distribution Formula
The School Funding Task Force will take public testimony on the State School Distribution Formula on Thursday, February 27, 2014 from 1:00-4:00 in Hearing Room B, State Capitol Building, 900 Court Street NE, Salem OR. Witness signup sheets will be ava...
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Feb 13 2014 1:38PM
Calendar Oregon School for the Deaf Advisory Board of Directors Meeting
February 28, 2014 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 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 ...
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Feb 13 2014 9:51AM
News Announcement Publisher Notice # 2 - 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.The forms and materials included in this notice contain deadlines which will guide you throughout the Instructional Materials process. OREGO...
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Feb 12 2014 5:12PM
Calendar Staff Position Audit Review Window Closes February 21
The Staff Position Collection will be open for audit review February 13 through 21. This is an opportunity for you to review records that ODE has flagged for review, and make corrections as necessary. Remember that audits are not necessarily errors -...
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Feb 12 2014 2:51PM
News Announcement 2014-2015 Private Alternative Registration
The 2014-2015 Private Alternative Registration is available here This application is for new and renewing programs and is due March 31, 2014.
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Feb 11 2014 4:03PM
Calendar American Indian/Alaskan Native Closing the Achievement Gap Grant Revision
At the end of January, ODE announced a Strategic Initiative grant: American Indian/Alaskan Native Closing the Achievement Gap Grant. After receiving feedback and questions from stakeholders in the field, this grant is being revised. A group of stakehol...
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Feb 11 2014 10:00AM
Calendar Eastern Promise Replication Grant Webinar
We are inviting you to join us for the first of two Eastern Promise Replication Grant application and submission webinars connected to Oregon’s support of HB3232 for the expansion and replication of the Eastern Promise Early College program. The Easte...
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Feb 11 2014 7:40AM
News Release Many Students With Potential Fail to Take Advanced Placement Exams
Participation and performance continue to increase but large achievement gaps remain (Salem, Ore.) – According to information released today in the College Board’s annual Advanced Placement Report to the Nation, the number of Oregon students tak...
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Feb 11 2014 7:30AM
News Release Oregon K-12 Enrollment Hits All-Time High
After five years of declining enrollment, state sees second year of increases (Salem, Ore.) – Deputy Superintendent Rob Saxton today announced that Oregon K-12 enrollment has hit an all-time high. This is the second year of increases after fi...
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Feb 10 2014 4:09PM
Calendar Private Career Schools Licensing Unit Advisory Committee Meeting Schedule
The following dates have been scheduled for the Advisory Committee meetings this year: March 14 June 13 September 12 December 12 The meeting will take place in the large conference room of the Somerville Building located at: 775 Court...
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Feb 7 2014 10:16AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - February 7, 2014
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for February 7, 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 & ...
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Feb 7 2014 10:13AM
Calendar Important Dates for February and March 2014
Date Event February 3 Collection Window Closes for: Staff Position 2013-2014 February 6 2012-2013 Dropout and Cohort Graduation Rate reports released to the public February 6 2012-2013 Essential Skills report released to t...
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Feb 7 2014 10:08AM
Calendar Winter Paper Writing Assessment Window Closes February 20
The winter window for the paper-based Statewide Writing Assessment closes on Thursday, February 20, 2014. Students taking the winter paper writing assessment have through the end of the day on February 20 to complete testing. Districts must use the r...
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Feb 6 2014 2:29PM
News Announcement Grant Reviewers Wanted for Oregon Minority Educator Pipeline Models and Retention Grants
The Education Equity Unit seeks to build a diverse reviewer pool —across gender, ethnicity/race, and professional experience - to review grant applications for the Oregon Minority Educator Pipeline Models Grant and Oregon Minority Educator retention Gr...
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Feb 6 2014 1:28PM
News Announcement English Language Development - Instructional Materials Evaluation: 2014-01
Oregon's English Learners need you! The Equity Unit seeks teachers to form part of the review team for Instructional Materials Review in July. All interested teachers are encouraged to apply. The online application can be also be used to nominate teachers.
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Feb 6 2014 11:55AM
News Announcement Career and Technical Education (CTE) Celebrated in February
Governor John Kitzhaber proclaimed February as Oregon Career and Technical Education month. The proclamation recognizes the applied and advanced academic instruction provided through CTE in collaboration with business, industry and labor partners. Ore...
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Feb 6 2014 10:39AM
News Announcement Student Source Recognition
Student Source, a project at Raleigh Hills K-8 in Beaverton, was featured during the February 5th National Digital Learning Day broadcast. Raleigh Hills students, under the guidance of teacher Doug Bundy, create gaming modules for their younger collea...
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Feb 6 2014 6:27AM
News Release Education Leaders Reflect on Grad Rates, Reaffirm Commitment to Long-term System Reforms
State sees minimal gains in graduation rates; New dropout data captures more kids (Salem, Ore.) –Deputy Superintendent Rob Saxton today announced that Oregon’s 4-year graduation rate for 2013 was 68.7%, up only slightly from the previous year’s ...
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Feb 5 2014 1:19PM
News Announcement February 2014 ESD Warrants
Click February 2014 ESD Warrants to view the February 2014 payments to the ESDs.
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Feb 5 2014 11:06AM
News Announcement February 2014 Social Sciences Teacher Update Released
In the February 2014 Social Sciences Teacher Update 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...
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Feb 5 2014 12:00AM
News Announcement February 2014 District Warrants
Click February 2014 District Warrants to view the February 2014 payments to the school districts.
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Feb 4 2014 12:16PM
News Announcement January and February 2014 Arts Teacher Update Released
In the January and February 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 Conte...
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Feb 4 2014 9:57AM
News Announcement Teacher Nominations for 2014 English Language Proficiency Instructional Materials Evaluation
The Oregon Department of Education is looking for nominations of teachers, curriculum specialists and others who have interest and expertise in English Language Proficiency to participate in the evaluation of instructional materials. This includes re...
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Jan 31 2014 3:45PM
News Release Governor Kitzhaber releases statewide Kindergarten Assessment results
On January 31, Governor John Kitzhaber released the results of Oregon’s statewide Kindergarten Assessment.The assessment was called for by Governor Kitzhaber and passed by the Legislature in 2012, and is a key aspect of the Governor’s early childhood...
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Jan 31 2014 2:50PM
News Announcement STEM Lab School Grant
The STEM Lab School Grant is part of House Bill 3232, Strategic Initiatives for Student Success, and is designed to increase student proficiency in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), in addition to connecting studen...
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Jan 31 2014 1:12PM
News Announcement FFY 2012 State Performance Plan/Annual Performance Report (Part B and Part C)
The general purposes of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA 2004) are "to ensure that all children with disabilities have available a free appropriate public education that emphasizes special education and related services designed to...
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Jan 31 2014 10:24AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - January 31, 2014
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for January 31, 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 & ...
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Jan 31 2014 10:19AM
News Announcement Winter Paper-Based Writing Booklets
Districts administering the Winter Paper-Based Writing Assessment may have noticed that, while the test year was correctly written as 2014 on the pre-coded response booklets, the year was incorrectly bubbled as 2013 in the box for date of test admini...
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Jan 31 2014 10:00AM
Calendar Final Graduation and Dropout Rates Available for Preview - WebEx
The final Graduation and Dropout Rate reports are available for preview in the ADI application. They are embargoed until the public release date, February 6. On Monday, February 3, at 11:00 am, ODE will conduct a WebEx to review the embargoed st...
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Jan 31 2014 9:50AM
Calendar Final Fall Membership Report Available for Preview
The final Fall Membership reports will be available for preview in the ADI application on Tuesday, February 4, and will reflect all edits made to First Period Cumulative ADM by Friday, January 31 at midnight. The reports are embargoed until the publi...
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Jan 31 2014 9:46AM
News Announcement Teacher and Student Preparation Resources for the Smarter Balanced Field Test
Two testing resources have been developed to support teachers and students for the Spring 2014 Smarter Balanced Field Test: the Smarter Balanced Practice Tests and the Smarter Balanced Training Tests. Each resource is provided in both English languag...
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Jan 31 2014 9:42AM
News Announcement Smarter Balanced Practice Test Resources
Calculators are available for students to preview and practice with outside of the testing environment. http://sbac.portal.airast.org/practice-test/calculators/ Performance task writing rubrics (Argumentative, Informative-Explanatory, Narrativ...
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Jan 31 2014 9:38AM
News Announcement Smarter Balanced Field Test Training Modules
Smarter Balanced has released training modules to assist districts with preparing for the Spring 2014 Field Test. The following web-based training modules are now available on the Smarter Balanced Field Test portal (http://sbac.portal.airast.org/fiel...
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Jan 31 2014 9:31AM
Calendar Smarter Balanced Field Test Administration Manual (TAM)
The Smarter Balanced Field Test Administration Manual (TAM) is posted to the Smarter Balanced Field Test portal (http://sbac.portal.airast.org/field-test/resources/). The Test Administration Manual (TAM), developed with input from Consortium member s...
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Jan 30 2014 11:22AM
News Announcement Culturally Responsive Pedagogy and Practices Grant
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 closing the academic achievement gap and promoting equity in our schoo...
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Jan 29 2014 1:34PM
News Announcement February 2014 Science Teacher Update Released
In the February 2014 Science Teacher Update you will read about professional development opportunities, teacher and student competitions and awards, and much more. To learn about subscribing to the Science Teacher Update, please visit the Content Are...
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Jan 27 2014 8:12AM
News Announcement Eastern Promise Replication Program Grant
We are pleased to announce the next grant connected to Oregon’s Strategic Initiatives. As part of House Bill 3232 - Strategic Initiatives for Student Success, there are several grants aimed at addressing the needs of underserved students in our schools...
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Jan 24 2014 12:30PM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - January 24, 2014
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for January 24, 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 & ...
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Jan 24 2014 12:00AM
News Announcement English Language Proficiency (ELP) Standards Status Update: 2014-01
On Thursday, January 23, 2014, the State Board of Education passed the temporary rules approving the ELP Standards Professional Learning Grant . The details of the ELP Standards Professional Learning Grant, as they were presented at the Title III...
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Jan 23 2014 3:57PM
News Release State Board of Education Updates Poverty Calculation
New calculation aligns funding with current poverty around the state (Salem, Ore.) – Today in a unanimous vote, the State Board of Education adopted a new method for calculating poverty for use in the State School Funding formula. This vote rep...
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Jan 22 2014 2:25PM
News Announcement Updates to Online Test Administrator User Guide, Online Reporting System User Guide, and TIDE User Guide
The following clarifying updates have been made to the OAKS System User Guides: Online Test Administrator User Guide. A statement has been added to page 40 warning users that if they log into a Practice Test as a Guest User on an iPad with iOS 7, ...
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Jan 22 2014 2:21PM
News Announcement OAKS Math and Science Rescores
Over the winter break, American Institutes for Research (AIR) discovered that a few of the machine-scored graphic response (Grid) items were not scoring correctly. No tests from prior years were impacted by this rescore. As soon as ODE was made aware...
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Jan 22 2014 2:16PM
Calendar DTC Informal WebEx February 12, 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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Jan 22 2014 2:15PM
News Announcement Reminder: ELPA Field Test Items
As part of ODE's process for continuous improvement of the ELPA, new items and item types are being field tested during the 2013-14 test window. The field test items are mixed with operational items during both the core and speaking segments of the E...
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Jan 22 2014 2:14PM
News Announcement ELPA Allowable Resources and Restricted Resources Reminders
The 2012-13 English Language Proficiency Assessment (ELPA) window opened on Wednesday, January 8. The list below outlines the allowable resources for use during ELPA administration. This list and additional information can be found on page H-3 and H-...
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Jan 22 2014 2:09PM
Calendar Final Graduation and Dropout Rates Available for Preview - Release Date Changed
When ODE sent out the winter/spring data release calendar a few weeks ago, we did not have a set timeline for the release of the Kindergarten Assessment results. We would like to publically distribute the Kindergarten Assessment results later this mo...
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Jan 22 2014 11:03AM
News Announcement Bus Driver Instructor Courses
The application for 2014 Bus Driver Instructor Courses is now on the Pupil Transportation web site. You can go directly to the registration information by clicking here .
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Jan 21 2014 3:55PM
News Announcement 2013 Tax Exemption Memo
The 2013 Tax Exemption Memo is now available online in English and Spanish. The Oregon Tax Code provides an additional tax exemption for parents of certain IDEA-eligible children with disabilities.
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Jan 17 2014 10:01AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - January 17, 2014
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for January 17, 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 & ...
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Jan 17 2014 9:59AM
Calendar Smarter Balanced Field Test Volunteer Window
The volunteer participation window for the Smarter Balanced field test will close on Tuesday, January 21 (close of business). If you have any questions about the field test of volunteer process, please contact Derek Brown (derek.brown@state.or.us ).
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Jan 15 2014 1:06PM
News Release Tualatin Elementary and Self Enhancement Inc. Academy Receive National Recognition
Two Oregon schools named Title I Distinguished Schools (Salem, Ore.) – Today Deputy Superintendent Rob Saxton announced that two Oregon schools have been named 2014 Title I Distinguished Schools under the federal Title I Distinguished Schools Pr...
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Jan 15 2014 8:45AM
Calendar Spring Paper-Based Writing Order Window Opens January 25
The order window for the winter paper-based Writing test opens next Saturday, January 25, 2014. Districts will have from January 25 through March 15, 2014 to complete their spring test orders for 11th and 12th grade students who did not test during t...
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