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Dec 17 2014 4:02PM
News Announcement Proposed Instructional Materials Adoption Schedule – December 2014
At the December 2014 meeting, the Oregon State Board of Education heard a first read of revising the state adoption schedule to the schedule shown below. The first read was positive and upon adoption at the January 22, 2015 meeting, the schedule below ...
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Dec 17 2014 3:06PM
Calendar State Advisory Council for Special Education Public Meeting Notice
January 15, 2015 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. At the Public Service Building, Basement A 255 Capitol ST NE Salem, OR 97310 PUBLIC COMMENT IS WELCOME: Public Comment Will Be Received from 12:30 - 1:00 p.m. An agenda may be r...
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Dec 17 2014 9:06AM
Calendar 2014-15 Test Records in Student Centered Staging
OAKS Online test records for Science, Social Sciences, and the Grade 12 retest in Reading and Math are available in Student Centered Staging beginning January 8, 2015. OAKS Online records will typically be available in Student Centered Staging two da...
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Dec 12 2014 11:04AM
News Announcement December 2014 ESD Warrants
Click December 2014 ESD Warrants to view the state school fund payment information for December 2014 for ESDs.
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Dec 12 2014 10:51AM
News Announcement December 2014 District Warrants
Click December 2014 District Warrants to view the state school fund payment information for December 2014 for school districts.
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Dec 12 2014 9:09AM
News Announcement Title IIB MSP 2014-17 Award Recipients
The purpose of the Title IIB Mathematics and Science Partnerships (MSP) program is to encourage scientifically-based professional development, which enhances the content knowledge and teaching skills of classroom teachers, as a means for improving stud...
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Dec 11 2014 12:30PM
News Release Salem Teacher Surprised with Milken Educator Award and $25,000 Cash
The 2014 “Oscar of Teaching” Presented by Milken Family Foundation Is Sole Oregon Recipient (Salem, Ore.) —First grade teacher Julie Cleave won the prestigious 2014 Milken Educator Award for the state of Oregon and $25,000 during a morning assemb...
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Dec 11 2014 12:02PM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - December 11, 2014
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for December 11, 2014. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: General Announcements Professional Develop...
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Dec 11 2014 11:39AM
Calendar Kindergarten Assessment 2014-15 Preliminary Report Review
The preliminary student-level results of the 2014-15 Oregon Kindergarten Assessment (OKA) are now available for districts to review. Districts received reports through secure file transfer on Monday, December 8 and have until December 19 to review an...
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Dec 11 2014 11:29AM
Calendar New Professional Development Event: Building Educator Assessment Literacy
The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) and Oregon Education Investment Board (OEIB), in collaboration with WestEd and SCALE, want to let you know about Building Educator Assessment Literacy, a free, two-day face-to-face professional development eve...
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Dec 11 2014 11:11AM
Calendar Online Reporting System Trainings January 8 and 15
The Oregon Department of Education and the American Institutes for Research, Oregon’s test vendor for the OAKS, ELPA, and Smarter Balanced Assessments, will offer two online trainings focusing on how to use the Online Reporting System (ORS). The firs...
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Dec 11 2014 11:07AM
Calendar Extended Assessment Standard Setting OPPORTUNITY
We are looking to identify special education teachers and content specialists (across Elementary, Middle, and High School) in ELA, Math, and Science to serve on our 2014-15 Extended Assessment Standard Setting Panel to set new cut scores and achievem...
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Dec 11 2014 11:04AM
News Announcement Highlighting Teachers' Voices through the Kindergarten Assessment Survey
Thank you to those with Kindergarten Teachers and Instructional Assistants who already responded to the Kindergarten Assessment (KA) survey. If there are teachers and IAs who administered the KA but have not yet taken the survey, this message is for ...
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Dec 11 2014 11:00AM
News Announcement New Classroom Activity Promising Practice Now Available
In response to requests from the field, ODE has posted a new promising practice on administering the Smarter Balanced classroom activity to http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?=2444. This document includes several promising practices that teacher...
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Dec 11 2014 10:43AM
News Announcement Smarter Balanced Achievement Level Setting Video Now Available
Smarter Balanced recently released a video highlighting the Achievement Level Setting process for the new assessments and featuring panelists from Oregon and other member states. The video is just over 8 minutes and is available through YouTube at ht...
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Dec 11 2014 10:33AM
News Announcement Closing Tomorrow: Cohort Graduation and NCES Dropout Validations
If you have not validated your data yet, please do so immediately! The rates and students can be securely previewed in the Achievement Data Insight application. There are three validations: 4-year Cohort Graduation Rates, 5-year Cohort Graduation Rat...
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Dec 10 2014 3:19PM
News Announcement USDA Foods Distribution Bulletin - December 2014
Click here  for the December 2014 USDA Foods Distribution Bulletin. This bulletin contains important information regarding the ODE USDA Foods program.
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Dec 9 2014 11:35AM
News Announcement Digital Learning for the Modern Age - Schedule of Discussions
Brownbag discussion series begins in January. The Oregon Department of Education is working with districts to transform classrooms to reflect the world we and our students live in today. We are focusing our efforts on improving connectivity, increa...
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Dec 8 2014 8:54AM
News Announcement Executive Numbered Memo: 004-2014-15 Division 22 Assurances 2014-2015
To: District Superintendents RE: 2014-2015 Division 22 Standards Assurances By January 15 of each year, school district superintendents are required by OAR 581-022-1610 Operating Policies and Procedures to report to their communities the...
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Dec 5 2014 2:09PM
News Announcement Revised 2014-15 ESD Estimates
Click Revised 2014-15 ESD Estimates as of December 5, 2014 to view the latest ESD estimates for the 2014-15 school year.
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Dec 5 2014 2:05PM
News Announcement Revised 2014-15 ADMw Breakouts
Click Revised 2014-15 ADMw Breakouts as of December 5, 2014 to view the latest ADMw breakouts for the 2014-15 school year.
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Dec 5 2014 12:00AM
News Announcement Revised 2014-15 District Estimates
Click Revised 2014-15 District Estimates as of December 5, 2014 to view the latest district estimates for the 2014-15 school year.
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Dec 4 2014 4:15PM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - December 4, 2014
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for December 4, 2014. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: General Announcements Professional Developm...
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Dec 4 2014 4:09PM
News Announcement New Secure Browser 7.2 for Mac 10.6 to 10.9 Available Dec. 8
In the November 13 issue of the AA Update, ODE alerted the field to an issue with the text-to-speech functionality of the Mac 10.6 - 10.9 Secure Browser 7.0 (released October 1, 2014). As identified in that November 13 communication, resolution of th...
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Dec 3 2014 3:11PM
Calendar Upcoming Webinar: Proposed Federal Teacher Preparation Regulation Changes and Their Effects
The U.S. Department of Education has released long-awaited proposed regulations that will require greater accountability for outcomes of teacher preparation. Title II provisions have allowed flexibility for states to determine the quality and effecti...
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Dec 3 2014 2:32PM
Calendar Professional Development Event: Building Educator Assessment Literacy
The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) and Oregon Education Investment Board (OEIB), in collaboration with WestEd and SCALE, want to let you know about Building Educator Assessment Literacy, a free, two-day face-to-face professional development eve...
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Dec 3 2014 2:26PM
News Announcement Oregon Students Selected for USSYP Scholarship Program
Students Headed to Washington DC to Receive $5,000 Scholarship The Oregon Department of Education is pleased to announce the 53rd Annual United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) primary and alternate delegates for Oregon. PRIMARIES: Mr. Carter...
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Dec 3 2014 2:24PM
Calendar Informal DTC WebEx Meetings Begin December 10
Beginning Wednesday, December 10, ODE will host Informal DTC WebEx meetings monthly to provide updates, clarify information, and answer questions regarding assessment and accountability policies and procedures. The first Informal DTC WebEx will begin...
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Dec 3 2014 2:15PM
Calendar REMINDER: DTC Training Feedback Requested
ODE would like your feedback on the new DTC training format used this year. If you would like to share your thoughts, please click here to respond to a brief survey by December 12, 2014. ODE will use your input to identify improvements for future yea...
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Dec 3 2014 2:05PM
Calendar REMINDER: Upcoming Downtime for Practice Tests and Online Reporting System
All Practice Tests (OAKS, ELPA, Smarter Balanced) will be offline from 6 AM (PT) on Monday, December 15 until 6 AM (PT) on Tuesday, December 30 for maintenance and testing of the servers in preparation for deployment of the operational OAKS and ELPA ...
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Dec 3 2014 2:02PM
News Announcement Secure Browser for Windows 8.0 and 8.1 Computers with Touchscreens
Windows Secure Browser 7.0 should not be used on computers with Windows 8.0 and 8.1 that have touchscreens. If you are planning to administer OAKS, ELPA, or Smarter Balanced tests on a Windows 8.0 or 8.1 computer with a touchscreen please notify your...
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Dec 3 2014 1:48PM
News Announcement Smarter Balanced Training Modules Now Available
Smarter Balanced-provided training modules are now available under the General Section of the Common Core State Standards - Assessment webpage. Modules cover a broad range of topics, including: Accessibility and Accommodations Embedded Universal ...
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Dec 3 2014 1:45PM
News Announcement NEW RESOURCE: 5 Quick Facts About Oregon's New State Tests
Available in both English and Spanish, this document provides a short overview of the Smarter Balanced tests by addressing target misinformation areas, including test development, teacher input, and use of student information. You can access the Spa...
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Dec 3 2014 1:30PM
Calendar ODE Applications Temporarily Unavailable December 6
ODE will be conducting server maintenance on Saturday, December 6. This may cause applications such as the Achievement Data Insight and Consolidated Collections to be unavailable. To avoid lost work, if you intend to work in these applications over t...
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Dec 3 2014 1:27PM
Calendar Reminder: Cohort Graduation and NCES Dropout Validations Closing December 12
Friday, December 12 will be the last day to make changes to the 2013-14 Graduation and Dropout Rates. If you have not validated your data yet, please do so immediately! The rates and students can be securely previewed in the Achievement Data Insight ...
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Dec 3 2014 1:21PM
Calendar Second Period Cumulative ADM 14-15 Open December 11 - January 12
The 14-15 Second Period Cumulative ADM collection will be open beginning December 11, 2014 until 11:59 PM on January 12, 2015. Training for this collection was presented on December 4 and can be found at https://district.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?...
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Dec 3 2014 1:12PM
News Announcement Achieve Releases Classroom Sample Assessment Tasks for the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
These sample high school and middle school tasks, written by secondary science and math teachers, provide examples of how content and practices from both the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in Mathe...
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Dec 2 2014 2:00PM
News Announcement The 19th International DCDT Conference - Portland, Oregon - Save the Date!
We are proud to announce the 19th International DCDT Conference will be held in Portland Oregon, November 5-7, 2015 at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower. Get all the details here and save this flyer.
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Dec 2 2014 9:45AM
News Announcement Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) is gearing up for YTP funding for the 2015-2017 Biennium!
Click here to learn more!
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Dec 2 2014 8:54AM
News Announcement Oregon Response to Intervention Middle School Level (6-8) Applications available now
APPLICATION DEADLINE DECEMBER 19, 2014 AT 5:00 PM The Oregon Department of Education is pleased to announce that applications are available on the ODE website at http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=315. Districts that have part...
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Dec 2 2014 8:37AM
News Announcement December 2014 Social Sciences Teacher Update Released
In the Oregon Social Sciences Teacher Update #136 you will read about professional development opportunities, teacher and student competitions and awards, and much more. To learn about subscribing to the Social Sciences Teacher Update, please visit th...
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Nov 26 2014 1:59PM
News Announcement Youth Development Council Quarterly Meeting
Youth Development Council Quarterly Meeting Friday, December 5, 2014 1:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Department of State Lands Building, Land Board Room 775 Summer Street NE, Salem 97301 The Youth Development Council will be meeting on Friday ...
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Nov 26 2014 12:00AM
News Announcement New 2014-15 Oregon Extended Assessment
New 2014-15 Oregon Extended Assessment The Oregon Department of Education has partnered with Behavioral Research & Teaching at the University of Oregon to develop a new Oregon Extended Assessment (ORExt). The substantive redesign will support measuri...
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Nov 25 2014 8:18AM
News Announcement 2013-14 Oregon Statewide Report Card
The 2013-14 Oregon Statewide Report Card is now available on the ODE website. This annual report provides a statewide look at our education system including key data on our students, teachers, and schools. While no report can sum up education in our st...
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Nov 24 2014 1:26PM
News Announcement Update: Preparing for College and Career - The Common Career Technical Core, and Career Ready Practices
The Common Career Technical Core (CCTC) includes a set of standards for each of the 16 Career Clusters® and their corresponding Career Pathways (or, in Oregon, Career Focus Areas) that define what students should know and be able to do after completing...
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Nov 20 2014 1:36PM
News Announcement Executive Numbered Memorandum 003-2014-15 - Requirements for Teacher and Administrator Evaluation and Support Systems for the 2014-15 School Year
To: All School District Superintendents and Education Service District Superintendents Re: ESEA Waiver Approved; Educator Evaluation Requirements for the 2014-2015 School Year; Regional Peer Review Panels Summary For the 2014-15 school yea...
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Nov 20 2014 12:14PM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - November 20, 2014
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for November 20, 2014. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: General Announcements Districts Needed to ...
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Nov 20 2014 12:11PM
Calendar Districts Needed to Participate in the ELPA21 Field Test
Additional Oregon involvement in the ELPA21 Field Test is needed to ensure we are able to gauge how well the test works and what improvements are necessary prior to going operational. ELPA21 offers flexible participation and administration of the Fie...
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Nov 20 2014 12:00PM
Calendar Technology Readiness Survey Closes December 1, 2014
As a reminder, ODE is currently collecting information from districts regarding their overall technological capacity to deploy the Smarter Balanced assessments. If you have not already done so, please complete the survey with your Information Technol...
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Nov 20 2014 11:57AM
News Announcement New Resource: Lessons Learned from the Smarter Balanced Field Test
Lessons Learned - Smarter Balanced Field Test provides an overview of the Smarter Balanced field test and feedback efforts, Oregon- and Consortium-specific insights collected across 13 member states, and recommended practices for preparing test admi...
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Nov 19 2014 3:55PM
News Announcement Notice: ELPA21 Registration Confirmation
For schools that have registered or intend to register for the ELPA21 Field Test and/or Platform and System Trial, please note that registration confirmation emails will be sent to your contact (listed during the registration process) directly from Q...
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Nov 19 2014 3:50PM
Calendar New STC/TA Training Resource Available and DTC Training Feedback Requested
In response to several requests from District Test Coordinators, ODE has posted a copy of the PowerPoint used in the ODE-facilitated DTC training WebEx to http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=2744. While not a requirement, districts may use thi...
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Nov 19 2014 3:47PM
News Announcement No Updates on Secure Browser for Mac 10.6 - 10.9
Last week, ODE shared that AIR had learned of an issue with the text-to-speech functionality of the Mac 10.6 - 10.9 secure browser 7.0 (released on October 1, 2014). AIR is working on an updated secure browser for Mac 10.6 - 10.9 computers that will ...
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Nov 19 2014 3:42PM
News Announcement Statewide ELA Assessments and IEP Team Decision Making
In an effort to parallel the changes brought about by the Common Core standards and new Smarter Balanced assessments, the new Extended Assessment has combined reading and writing into ELA (English/Language Arts). Further, the new IEP under developmen...
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Nov 19 2014 3:37PM
Calendar Kindergarten Assessment Review Window
The Kindergarten Assessment Review Window is open from Tuesday, November 18 to Friday, November 28. During the review window, districts have the opportunity to view and correct identified audit items, checked against 1st Period ADM, that include: Mis...
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Nov 19 2014 3:35PM
News Announcement Smarter Balanced States Approve Preliminary Achievement Levels
The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) voted to approve preliminary achievement levels for the ELA and math assessments Friday, November 14. The vote marks the culmination of an extensive collaborative process spanning several months and i...
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Nov 13 2014 10:53AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - November 13, 2014
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for November 13, 2014. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: General Announcements Stay tuned for futur...
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Nov 13 2014 12:00AM
News Announcement Educational Supports and Developmental Assets Committee Meeting - November 21, 2014
Educational Supports and Developmental Assets Committee Meeting November 21, 2014 NAYA Family Center, Room 201, at 5135 NE Columbia Blvd., Portland, OR 97218 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The Youth Development Council’s Educational Supports ...
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Nov 12 2014 2:54PM
Calendar Online Reporting System Offline for Updates December 19 - January 5
The Oregon Online Reporting System will be offline for updates from 6 AM (PT) on Friday, December 19 until 6 AM (PT) on Tuesday, January 6. This is a change from the previously posted dates of December 24 through January 5.
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Nov 12 2014 2:50PM
News Announcement November 2014 ESD Warrants
Click November 2014 ESD Warrants to view the November 2014 State School Fund payment information for each ESD.
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Nov 12 2014 2:50PM
News Announcement Title I-A Funds May Not Be Used for State Testing
During last week's 2014-15 DTC training, several DTCs asked whether staff funded solely out of Title I-A may administer Oregon's statewide assessments. The answer is no, these staff may not administer statewide assessments because it is considered su...
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Nov 12 2014 2:48PM
News Announcement Secure Browser for Mac 10.6 - 10.9
AIR has learned of an issue with the text-to-speech functionality of the Mac 10.6 - 10.9 secure browser 7.0 (released on October 1, 2014). If a student testing on a Mac 10.6 - 10.9 computer tries to pause the text-to-speech feature in the middle of a...
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Nov 12 2014 2:44PM
News Announcement Comparison Group Reports for 2013-14
Socioeconomic status (SES) Ranks and Comparison Groups for the 2013-14 Oregon Statewide Assessment results for reading/literature and mathematics (grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 11), writing (grade 11), and science (grades 5, 8, and 11) are now availab...
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Nov 12 2014 2:42PM
News Announcement Cohort and NCES Dropout Rate Validations Refreshed
The 4-year cohort, 5-year cohort, and NCES Dropout Rate validations have been refreshed as of 1 PM November 13. Updated GED data is now included in all three validations, and all three now reflect data changes as of November 11. We recommend that you...
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Nov 12 2014 2:38PM
Calendar Reminder: First Period Cumulative ADM Review Closes November 14
The First Period Audit Review Window will close tomorrow, November 14. You may be asked to review any audits that remain unaddressed after that deadline via spreadsheet. If you have questions about the audits, please contact your Regional ESD Partner...
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Nov 12 2014 10:48AM
News Announcement 2013-14 Student Homeless Data
Each year, the Oregon Department of Education releases data on the number of K-12 homeless students in Oregon schools. The numbers for last year are now available on the ODE website. In Oregon, 18,902 K-12 students experienced homelessness at some poi...
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Nov 12 2014 12:00AM
News Announcement November 2014 District Warrants
Click November 2014 District Warrants to view the November 2014 State School Fund payment information for each school district.
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Nov 10 2014 7:59AM
News Announcement Measure 91: Recreational Use of Marijuana and Bus Drivers
With the recent passage of Measure 91, Oregon voters have chosen to allow the recreational use of marijuana. The Oregon Department of Education wants to remind you and your school bus drivers that other state and federal rules continue to prohibit the...
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Nov 6 2014 10:36AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - November 6, 2014
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for November 6, 2014. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: General Announcements NEW RESOURCES: Assess...
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Nov 6 2014 10:24AM
News Announcement Sign Language Interpreter Accessibility Support: Update & Training Information
ODE continues to offer a training and proficiency system for test administrators using a sign language interpreter accessibility support for an applicable statewide assessment administration. The website has a NEW address this year and a little bit o...
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Nov 6 2014 10:14AM
News Announcement Support for Chrome OS 36 and 37
The Oregon Support Plan released in July 2014 indicated that secure testing is supported on Chromebooks using versions 31 to 35 of the Chrome Operating system (OS). Since that time, versions 36-38 of Chrome OS have been released. The American Institu...
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Nov 5 2014 1:29PM
News Announcement NEW RESOURCES: Assessment Communications
The following resources are now available to assist schools and districts in communicating about state assessments: Smarter Balanced Communications Toolkit for Oregon Educators : Tailored to Oregon and further customizable per your school or distr...
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Nov 5 2014 1:22PM
News Announcement ELPA Training Module Updated
Training Module 7 for the ELPA has been updated due to an incorrect date on Slide 13, bullet #4. The corrected version of the slideshow has been posted to the Test Coordinators Training Materials page at http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=274...
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Nov 5 2014 12:07PM
News Announcement ELPA 4-Domain Exemption Option Removed from TIDE
As a reminder, no 4-domain exemptions will be allowed on the ELPA for 2014-15 based on a recent clarification from the US Department of Education. ODE's test vendor, American Institutes for Research, has updated the TIDE system so that the option to...
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Nov 5 2014 12:01PM
Calendar Cohort Graduation Rate Validations Open Today
The 4-year and 5-year Cohort Graduation Rate validations open at 1 PM November 6. They will remain open until 11:59 PM December 12. This validation is located in the Achievement Data Insight application. If you cannot see it, please contact your dist...
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Nov 5 2014 11:56AM
Calendar First Period Cumulative ADM Review Opens Today
The First Period Cumulative ADM review/audit window opens at 1 PM November 6, and will close at 11:59 PM November 14. Please log into the Consolidated Collections application during this window and review your audits by clicking “Review Audits” under...
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Nov 5 2014 11:34AM
News Announcement Accessible Instructional Materials WebEx Posted
A live WebEx, held September 24th, 2014, provided an overview of Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM) for school and district teams working with students with print disabilities. This WebEx is now posted on the Oregon Technology Access Program (...
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Nov 5 2014 8:59AM
News Announcement Annual Measurable Achievement Objective (AMAO) report for 2014
Today, the Oregon Department of Education released the Annual Measurable Achievement Objective (AMAO) report for 2014. This report describes the progress districts are making in helping English Learners gain proficiency in English and exit English Lan...
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Nov 3 2014 1:30PM
News Announcement 2014 Annual SPP/APR Stakeholder Meeting
As a member of advisory groups for special education at the Oregon Department of Education (ODE), or as a key stakeholder involved with special education, you are invited to attend a very important annual meeting. The purpose of the meeting, as in the...
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Nov 3 2014 1:20PM
News Announcement November 2014 Social Sciences Teacher Update Released
In the Oregon Social Sciences Teacher Update #135 you will read about professional development opportunities, teacher and student competitions and awards, and much more. To learn about subscribing to the Social Sciences Teacher Update, please visit th...
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Nov 3 2014 8:00AM
Calendar EBISS Participation 2014-2015
Over the past several academic years, EBISS has been offered to districts across the state in different regional areas. For the 2014-2015 academic year, districts that have previously not been involved in EBISS can begin participating. Three introduct...
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Nov 3 2014 12:00AM
News Announcement EBISS Depth Meetings for 2014-2015
EBISS Depth Meetings for 2014-2015 will occur at the University of Oregon in Eugene on Thursday, November 13, 2014; Wednesday, February 11, 2015; and Tuesday, April 7, 2014. EBISS Depth districts have been awarded subgrant funds to support EBISS and ...
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Oct 31 2014 2:20PM
News Release Gresham High Educator Named Oregon Teacher of the Year
Michael Lindblad honored for focus on equity and high standards for all (Salem, Ore.) – At a school celebration attended by friends, family, students, and educators, the Oregon Department of Education today named Michael Lindblad, a Gresham Hig...
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Oct 31 2014 12:07PM
Calendar Important Dates for November and December 2014
Date Event Oct 16 - Sept 18, 2015 Collection Window for: IUID 2014-15 November 1 Deadline for DTCs to independently review required DTC training modules and complete DTC training survey November 4 - 6 Required 2014-15 DTC Trai...
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Oct 30 2014 11:34AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - October 30, 2014
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for October 30, 2014. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: General Announcements Stay tuned for future...
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Oct 29 2014 11:54AM
Calendar Two Days Remaining to Review 2014-15 DTC Training Modules and Complete Survey
As a reminder, to satisfy the 2014-15 District Test Coordinator (DTC) training requirements, all DTCs must watch all 2014-15 DTC training modules and complete the training survey posted to http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=2744 by November 1...
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Oct 29 2014 11:12AM
News Announcement Extended Assessment High School Retake Policy
Executive Numbered memo 002-2012-13 has been revised slightly to clarify that the extended assessment high school retake policy applies to those assessments used to demonstrate proficiency in the Essential Skills. To access the full wording of the nu...
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Oct 29 2014 11:09AM
Calendar CLOSING: The Kindergarten Assessment Data Submission Window
Districts must submit all Kindergarten Assessment data by Friday, October 31.
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Oct 29 2014 11:03AM
Calendar NCES Dropout and Graduation Rates Validation Opens Today
The NCES Dropout and Graduation Rates validation opens at 1 PM October 30. It will remain open until 11:59 PM December 12. This validation is located in the Achievement Data Insight application. If you cannot see it, please contact your district secu...
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Oct 29 2014 9:38AM
News Announcement Test Fee Program 2015 - Update
The Oregon Department of Education has received funds through the USDOE’s Advanced Placement Test Fee Program since 2002. This federal grant has provided the necessary funding to pay the Advanced Placement (AP) examination fees and the International Ba...
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Oct 27 2014 2:13PM
News Announcement YDC Committees to Discuss Gang-Affected Youth Workforce Issues
The Youth Development Council's Prevention and Intervention and Employment/Internships/Career Development Committees will be meeting on Wednesday, November 5, 2014, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Room 102 of the Oregon State Library Building, 250 Winte...
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Oct 23 2014 1:28PM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - October 23, 2014
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for October 23, 2014. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: General Announcements Draft Versions of Com...
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Oct 23 2014 1:17PM
News Announcement Register for the ELPA21 Field Test Today!
Registration for the ELPA21 Field Test and Platform and System Trial has been extended. If you haven't already registered your school or district, you can do so today by clicking here. Participating in the field test is an excellent opportunity ...
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Oct 23 2014 9:18AM
News Announcement Draft Versions of Common Core-Aligned Writing Scoring Guide Posted
As part of the shift to the Common Core State Standards, ODE has undertaken a process of determining the degree of alignment of official scoring guides to the skills and language embedded in the Common Core. As part of that project, ODE has worked wi...
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Oct 23 2014 9:11AM
News Announcement 2014-15 Practice Tests Now Available
The Smarter Balanced Math and ELA, OAKS Science and Social Sciences, Grade 12 Retest, and ELPA practice tests are now available through the OAKS Portal www.oaksportal.org. All practice tests can be accessed through the Oregon Secure Browser. OAKS and...
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Oct 23 2014 9:06AM
Calendar Deadline for 2014-15 DTC Training Modules and Survey is November 1
As a reminder, to satisfy the 2014-15 District Test Coordinator (DTC) training requirements, all DTCs must: Watch the 2014-15 DTC training modules posted to http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=2744 by November 1; Complete the 2014-15 Train...
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Oct 23 2014 9:03AM
News Announcement Windows 7 Drivers for USB Headsets
For districts testing on Windows 7 machines, updated drivers must be installed before using USB headsets purchased through AIR for the ELPA, Smarter ELA listening items, or any test including text-to-speech. These drivers are necessary to properly co...
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Oct 23 2014 8:59AM
News Announcement Update on Support for iOS 8
In the October 16 AA Update, ODE announced that its test vendor AIR was investigating the compatibility of iOS 8 with the 2014-15 secure browser to determine whether they could support iOS 8 for testing this year despite its release after the May 1 d...
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Oct 23 2014 8:55AM
Calendar Kindergarten Assessment Review
The open date for the Kindergarten Assessment Review Window has been changed. The window will open on Tuesday, November 18 and close on Friday, November 28. During the review window, districts have the opportunity to view and correct identified audi...
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Oct 23 2014 8:32AM
Calendar Extended Assessment: Braille and Large Print Order Window
The window for ordering Braille and Large Print versions of the Extended Assessments will open November 17. The deadline for ordering submissions is January 16, 2015. Incomplete or unsigned order forms will not be processed. Please find additional in...
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Oct 22 2014 12:11PM
News Announcement CLOSED Job Opening - Internal Auditor
$62,772.00 - $88,116.00 Annually Open Until Filled The Oregon Department of Education We are recruiting for a full-time Internal Auditor 3. This position is located with the Office of the Deputy Superintendent at the Oregon Department of Edu...
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Oct 17 2014 1:02PM
News Announcement Fair Dismissal Appeals Board Notice of Public Meeting
The Fair Dismissal Appeals Board will hold its annual meeting on Monday, October 27, 2014, beginning at 9:00 a.m. The meeting will be held in Conference Room 251B at the Department of Education offices located in the Public Service Building, 255 Capito...
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Oct 16 2014 3:57PM
Calendar Important Dates for October and November 2014
Date Event October 1 - November 1 DTCs independently review required DTC training modules and complete DTC training survey October 6 ELPA21 Field Test and Platform and System Trial Registration Opens October 15 or 18 PSAT/NMSQ...
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Oct 16 2014 3:35PM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - October 16, 2014
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for October 16, 2014. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: General Announcements REGISTRATION EXTENDED...
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Oct 15 2014 1:43PM
Calendar REGISTRATION EXTENDED: ELPA21 Platform and System Trial and Field Test Registration
Registration for both the ELPA21 Platform and System Trial and Field Test will continue beyond the initial October 17 deadline. Register today for this important practice run of our incoming ELPA21 assessment. Please view Oregon ELPA21 registrat...
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Oct 15 2014 1:40PM
Calendar Smarter Balanced Assessments In-Person Training Workshops
The Oregon Department of Education, in collaboration with your Regional ESD Partners, is pleased to offer Smarter Balanced Assessments in-person training workshops on the following dates: Math - Bryan Toller ELA - Ken Hermens Date Loc...
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Oct 15 2014 1:39PM
News Announcement 2014-15 Secure Browser Clarification
There has been some confusion whether schools will need to download two different Secure Browsers (one from the Smarter Balanced portal and one from the OAKS portal) in order to be ready for testing this year. Schools will only need to download the a...
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Oct 15 2014 1:38PM
News Announcement 2014-15 Practice Tests Still Under Development
The release of the Smarter Balanced Math and ELA, OAKS Science and Social Sciences, Grade 12 Retests, and ELPA practice tests has been delayed so that the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) and their contractor, the American Institutes for Research...
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Oct 15 2014 1:38PM
News Announcement Linux Secure Browser Now Available
The OAKS Secure Browser 6.5 for Linux was released on October 15 and is now available for download through the OAKS Portal at www.oaksportal.org. After installing the Secure Browser you must reboot your computer before administering any tests. The br...
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Oct 15 2014 1:35PM
News Announcement Investigating Support for iOS 8
The 2014-15 secure browser for iPads supports iOS 6.0, 6.1, 7.0, and 7.1. However, many schools have begun buying new iPads which use the new iOS 8 operating system, which was released in September 2014. As described in the 2014-15 Support Plan , maj...
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Oct 15 2014 1:33PM
Calendar CLOSING: Kindergarten Assessment Testing Window
The Kindergarten Assessment Testing Window closes Thursday, October 23. Districts must complete all Kindergarten Assessments by the end of the day and submit all Kindergarten Assessment data by Friday, October 31.
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Oct 15 2014 1:31PM
News Announcement Proper Identification of and Kindergarten Assessment Administration Procedures for Spanish-Speaking English Learners
It has come to ODE's attention that there have been instances where students have been administered both the English and Spanish forms for the Kindergarten Assessment. In these cases, students have been double assessed. As a reminder, districts are e...
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Oct 15 2014 1:28PM
News Announcement Parents in the Secure Test Environment
In many cases, Kindergarten is a child's first experience of a formalized education setting, and parents may feel anxious about the Kindergarten Assessment. To support districts in sharing information about the assessment with parents, ODE has create...
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Oct 15 2014 9:08AM
News Announcement Access to Student assistance Programs in Reach of Everyone (ASPIRE)
Established in 2007 in HB 2729, the program is designed to help students access education and training beyond high school. Students receive information about college options, admissions, and financial aid from trained and supportive volunteers who ment...
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Oct 14 2014 8:00AM
Calendar Effective Behavioral & Instructional Support Systems (EBISS) Participation - 2014-2015
EBISS is now available to districts across the state through annual regional meetings. Districts in Coos, Curry, Douglas, Jackson, Josephine and Klamath counties may join EBISS by attending the first district leadership team meeting on November 12, 2...
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Oct 13 2014 3:40PM
Calendar Oregon Response to Intervention APPLICATIONS ARE NOW AVAILABLE
APPLICATION DEADLINE NOVEMBER 7, 2014 AT 5:00 PM The Oregon Department of Education is pleased to announce that applications are available on the ODE website at http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=315 Districts that have not...
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Oct 13 2014 8:11AM
News Announcement Private Career Schools - Anthem College Update
Anthem College Students The Higher Education Coordinating Commission, in concern of the students who were affected by the Anthem College school closure, wishes to reach-out to each student and continue to communicate additional information that ...
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Oct 10 2014 2:30PM
News Announcement October 2014 ESD Warrants
Click October 2014 ESD Warrants to view the October State School Fund payment by ESD.
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Oct 10 2014 12:27PM
News Announcement Comparison Schools and Districts for Report Card
The Oregon Department of Education released the 2013-14 school and district report cards on Thursday, October 9, 2014. In addition to the overall school rating and demographic, performance, outcome, and curriculum and learning environment data, the s...
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Oct 10 2014 12:00AM
News Announcement October 2014 District Warrants
Click October 2014 District Warrants to view the October State School Fund payment by district.
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Oct 9 2014 12:04PM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - October 9, 2014
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for October 9, 2014. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: General Announcements Opportunity: Essential S...
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Oct 9 2014 11:03AM
News Release Oregon’s Federal Flexibility Waiver Approved
Oregon launches new educator evaluation system designed to improve teaching and learning (Salem, Ore.) – Today the U.S. Department of Education approved Oregon’s federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (formerly known as No Child Left Beh...
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Oct 9 2014 10:55AM
Calendar ELPA21 Platform and System Trial and Field Test Registration
Registration for both the ELPA21 Field Test and the Platform and System Trial is open October 6 - 17, 2014. Oregon's participation in the computer-based Field Test and the Platform and System Trial will lead to a better operational assessment ...
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Oct 9 2014 6:59AM
News Release State Releases School and District Report Cards: 28 High-Poverty Schools Receive Model School Designations For Stellar Performance
(Salem, Ore) – This year, 28 high-poverty schools in 20 Oregon districts made strong gains or sustained high levels of performance to earn Model School designations. Deputy Superintendent Rob Saxton today released the report cards for Oregon’s K-12 pub...
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Oct 8 2014 3:30PM
Calendar Oregon Response to Intervention Applications Available for 2014-2015
The Oregon Department of Education is pleased to announce that applications will be available on October 13th. Click here for more information.
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Oct 8 2014 11:50AM
News Announcement Test Administrator Training
On October 1, ODE posted the 2014-15 DTC Modules that all District Test Coordinators (DTCs) are required to view prior to completing the 2014-15 training survey and attending one of the required ODE-facilitated training WebExes. DTCs must also use th...
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Oct 8 2014 11:46AM
News Announcement Linux Operating Systems: Requirements for Text-to-Speech
Districts using Linux operating systems to deliver online tests with Text-to-Speech enabled must install Festival, SoX, and a supported voice pack prior to testing. Two voice packs are supported, and districts must select and install one: Kevin or Ku...
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Oct 8 2014 11:42AM
News Announcement External Keyboards Required for Smarter Balanced Tests Administered Via Tablet
External keyboards are required in all cases unless specified differently by a student's Individualized Education Program (IEP) or 504 plan. Any form of external keyboard that disables the on-screen virtual keyboard is acceptable. This includes mecha...
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Oct 8 2014 11:37AM
News Announcement 2014-15 Oregon Extended Assessment Administration Manual
The 2014-15 Oregon Extended Assessment Administration Manual is posted on Oregon's Extended Assessment webpage at http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/results/?id=178. This manual is intended for educators and . parents who are interested in a general o...
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Oct 8 2014 11:26AM
Calendar Essential Skills and Local Performance Assessment Manual Posted and Training WebEx Dates Announced
The final version of the Essential Skills and Local Performance Assessment Manual has been posted. This document describes the requirements for Essential Skills assessment options - including requirements regarding development, administration, and s...
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Oct 8 2014 11:20AM
Calendar CLOSING: The Achievement Compact Collection - Wednesday, October 15
The Achievement Compact Collection closes at 11:59 PM on October 15. Step by step instructions for accessing the collection can be found in the Achievement Compact How To Guide starting on page 17. The How To Guide and other useful information ...
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Oct 7 2014 9:35AM
Calendar ODE Offering Essential Skills Work Sample Scoring Opportunity
ODE will be offering a training/calibration opportunity for a panel of educators to participate in Essential Skills work sample scoring during the second week of November: November 12-13 for mathematics scoring, and November 13-14 for reading scoring...
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Oct 6 2014 2:32PM
News Announcement CLOSED Job Opening - Dean of Student Life (Oregon School for the Deaf)
The Oregon Department of Education/Oregon School for the Deaf is conducting a search for a Dean of Student Life. This position is permanent, full-time and is in management service. ABOUT THE OREGON SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF The Oregon School for ...
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Oct 6 2014 2:30PM
News Announcement Last Day to register for Hood River: 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 ...
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Oct 6 2014 12:00AM
News Announcement Teaching with Purpose Conference
The 5th Annual Teaching With Purpose Conference: Realizing the Potential of Culturally Responsive Practice will be held on October 10-11, 2014, featuring presenters nationally recognized for their pioneering work in culturally responsive practices in m...
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Oct 3 2014 5:16PM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Checklist for 2014-15 Revised
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 49-50.
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Oct 2 2014 2:18PM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - October 2, 2014
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for October 2, 2014. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: General Announcements Opportunity: Assessment ...
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Oct 2 2014 2:16PM
Calendar Opportunity: Assessment Professional Development Providers Needed - Application Due Noon Friday, October, 10
ODE has partnered with WestEd, SCALE (Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning and Equity), and several other states to implement a project that will provide professional development to build educators’ assessment knowledge. ODE is seeking applicati...
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Oct 2 2014 2:14PM
News Announcement Assessment Communication Resources for Parents and Educators
Visit ODE’s Assessment Communication Tools and Networks page at http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=1308 for parent-friendly communication resources on assessments, including: Smarter Balanced Factsheet, FAQ, and PowerPoints ELPA21 Informa...
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Oct 2 2014 2:12PM
News Announcement Final 2014-15 Test Administration Manual Now Available
ODE has posted the final 2014-15 Test Administration Manual (TAM) to http://www.ode.state.or.us/go/tam. The TAM provides districts with all policies and requirements governing administration of the 2014-15 Oregon Statewide Assessments, including the ...
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Oct 2 2014 2:10PM
Calendar 2014-15 DTC Training Modules Now Available
ODE has posted the 2014-15 Test Administration and Security Training Modules and a 2014-15 Training Survey to http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=2744. New for 2014-15, all District Test Coordinators (DTCs) must watch these modules independent...
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Oct 2 2014 2:08PM
News Announcement 2014-15 TIDE and TIDE User Guide Now Available
The Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) of the OAKS Online System is now available for authorized users through the OAKS Portal http://oaksportal.org/. TIDE allows authorized district and school personnel to manage user and student informatio...
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Oct 2 2014 2:07PM
Calendar Secure Browser 7.0 for Windows and Mac 10.6 - 10.9 Now Available
Secure Browser 7.0 for Windows and Mac 10.6 - 10.9 is now available for download. Secure Browser 7.0 may be downloaded and installed on all supported operating systems running Mac 10.6-10.9 or Windows except for touch-screen laptops running Windows 8...
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Oct 2 2014 2:05PM
News Announcement New Essential Skills Resources Available Online
Communicate with your Parents and Students about 2014-15 Graduation Requirements Oregon's Transition to Smarter Balanced Assessments is a document for schools and districts to customize and use to communicate about graduation requirements and t...
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Oct 2 2014 1:59PM
Calendar Upcoming Cohort Graduation and NCES Dropout Validations
The NCES Dropout Rate validation will open on October 30. The Cohort Graduation Rate validations will open November 6. Both validations close on December 12. The Exit Adjustment Window will be open October 16 through December 1. Trainings o...
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Oct 2 2014 1:57PM
News Announcement Reminder: Guidelines for Fifth-year Program Reporting
Beginning September 25, 2014, ODE has introduced a new ADM End Date Code (4F), which allows districts to report that a student has met diploma requirements but has not been awarded a diploma, and is continuing enrollment with the same district. If yo...
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Oct 2 2014 8:55AM
News Announcement October 2014 Social Sciences Teacher Update Released
In the Oregon Social Sciences Teacher Update #134 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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Oct 1 2014 10:23AM
News Announcement Calibration and Feedback Institute for Supervisors of Teachers
The Oregon Department of Education in partnership with the Chalkboard Project is offering a free professional development opportunity for supervisors to build capacity for leaders to improve instructional practice and promote high levels of student lea...
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Sep 30 2014 2:40PM
News Announcement Professional Learning Series for Teacher Mentors: Year One Salem Session
The Oregon Department of Education (ODE), together with the New Teacher Center (NTC), is offering a third session of free professional development opportunities for Teacher Mentors. Review this informational flyer for titles, dates and loca...
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Sep 29 2014 4:08PM
Calendar AVAILABLE NOW!
Materials for the 2014 COSA/ODE Fall Conference for Special Education Administrators are now available. Please print handouts for the sessions that you plan to attend. Once again, the conference will be green this year. Click here
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Sep 29 2014 1:30PM
Calendar Engaging Challenging Conversations
ODE has partnered with conflict resolution experts to develop a two-year project focused on developing an identifiable district and regional cadre of trained personnel with the ability to facilitate difficult meetings and engage productively in conflic...
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Sep 29 2014 1:23PM
Calendar Youth Mental Health First Aid Course
This seminar will be offered as part of the preconference of the COSA/ODE Fall Conference for Special Education. Date: Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Click here for detailed information. Click here to register. The seminar w...
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Sep 26 2014 8:55AM
News Announcement 4th Annual Northwest Innovative Schools Network (NWISN) Conference
Please remember to attend the 4th annual NWISN Conference, October 10, 2014 in Gervais. Click here for the individual/group conference registration form. The NWISN was developed to address isolation expressed by alternative school educators ...
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Sep 25 2014 11:30AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - September 25, 2014
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for September 25, 2014. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: General Announcements Assessment Guidance R...
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Sep 25 2014 11:14AM
News Announcement Assessment Guidance Resources Available
Assessment planning resources are currently available at http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=512, and include those listed below. These materials are intended to be informational resources for districts. To develop the lists below, ODE surve...
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Sep 25 2014 9:21AM
Calendar Governor's YOUTH Award (Youth Overcoming Difficult Times and Hardship) Nominations
Governor's YOUTH Award (Youth Overcoming Difficult Times and Hardship) Nomination has been Revised and REOPENED - Submission Deadline: September 30th, 2014. The Governor's Youth Award honors minority youth in Oregon. Youth and young adults ...
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Sep 24 2014 2:23PM
Calendar 2014 Fall Conference for Special Education Administrators
The 2014 COSA/ODE Fall Conference for Special Education Administrators is offering 3 pre-conference seminars on Wednesday, October 1, 2014: Youth Mental Health First Aid Course Engaging Challenging Conversations SPR&I Annual Training ...
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Sep 24 2014 12:40PM
Calendar Important Announcement Regarding the Report Card Supplemental Data Collection
The ODE recently applied an update to the Report Card Supplemental Data Collection to fix a bug related to the accidental deletion of characters within submissions (i.e., the first character on the last line of a submission). This bug only impacted a...
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Sep 24 2014 11:56AM
Calendar Important Dates for October 2014
Date Event September 25 - October 27 Collection Window for: First Period Cumulative ADM 2014-15 October 1 TIDE available through the OAKS Portal (http://www.oaksportal.org) October 2 District preview on ODE secure website, pri...
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Sep 24 2014 11:51AM
Calendar CLOSING: Registration for Smarter Balanced Online Panel
Registration for the Smarter Balanced Online Panel closes tomorrow, September 26. Over 600 Oregonians have registered to participate in setting achievement levels for the new assessments, and will be reviewing test items and recommending proficiency ...
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Sep 24 2014 11:46AM
Calendar NEW Extended Assessment Item Review
The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) and Behavioral Research & Teaching (BRT) at the University of Oregon (i.e., test vendor) are requesting assistance in reviewing items (and alignment to standards) for the new Oregon Extended Assessment -- Oreg...
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Sep 24 2014 11:44AM
Calendar Extended Assessment: 2014-15 Operational Field Test Updates
The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) has partnered with Behavioral Research & Teaching (BRT) at the University of Oregon to develop a new Oregon Extended Assessment (ORExt). The substantive redesign will support measuring academic growth over tim...
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Sep 24 2014 11:39AM
News Announcement Reminder: Administration of the Kindergarten Assessment Early Spanish Literacy Measure
Participation in the Early Spanish Literacy measure of the Kindergarten Assessment is restricted to only those students who have been identified as Spanish-speaking English Learners who qualify for services. Further guidance on identification of Span...
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Sep 24 2014 11:34AM
Calendar Achievement Compact Collection: Freshman On Track Data Finalized
Data from the Freshman On Track Collection has been finalized and the corresponding data in the Achievement Compact Collection has been updated. Please review the updated data in the Achievement Compact Collection. Edits to targets/goals can be mad...
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Sep 24 2014 11:28AM
Calendar Updated IUID Manual and WebEx Reminder
The IUID manual for the 2014-15 reporting window has been updated and posted to the Schedule of Due Dates page. The manual has been updated with the most recent guidance for the coming collection. ODE will hold a WebEx on October 2 covering the upcom...
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Sep 24 2014 11:25AM
News Announcement Correction to First Period Cumulative ADM Training
There was an error in the slide and presentation for the First Period 2014-15 Cumulative ADM training on September 16, 2014. Slide 10 indicated that students whose 21 birthday falls on September 1, 2014 are eligible for state paid tuition. This is in...
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Sep 23 2014 3:57PM
News Announcement Executive Numbered Memo 002-2014-15 - House Bill 2192-School Discipline
To: All School Superintendents and Special Education Directors From: Sarah Drinkwater, Assistant Superintendent, Office of Learning Re: House Bill 2192-School Discipline Summary House Bill 2192 revises Oregon’s school discipline code an...
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Sep 23 2014 11:41AM
News Announcement U.S. Department of Education “Future Ready District Pledge”
The U.S. Department of Education has released the Future Ready District Pledge, a roadmap to achieve success in the conversion to personalized digital learning, and called on superintendents to demonstrate their commitment to leading this transformatio...
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Sep 22 2014 3:47PM
News Announcement Two Weeks left for First Session: 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 ...
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Sep 18 2014 2:51PM
News Announcement Perkins Technical Assistance Webinar 10-16-14 - this webinar has been cancelled.
Please hold the date of Thursday, October 16, 2014, from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. for the first Perkins Grant Technical Assistance Webinar of the 2014-15 school year. As a project manager or fiscal officer for a Perkins Grant, we are extending a special invit...
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Sep 18 2014 1:00PM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - September 18, 2014
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for September 18, 2014. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: General Announcements HELP NEEDED! Set Smar...
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Sep 18 2014 11:53AM
News Announcement ODE Seeks Nominations for US Presidential Scholars Program
The Oregon Department of Education is currently seeking nominations for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program was established by President Lyndon Johnson in 1964 and since that time has honored more than 6,500 o...
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Sep 18 2014 10:32AM
Calendar HELP NEEDED! Set Smarter Balanced Achievement Levels
Smarter Balanced is seeking input from educators, parents, and business/community leaders via an online panel to establish a common set of performance standards on the Smarter Balanced assessments across grades 3-8 and high school. Currently, only 20...
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Sep 18 2014 10:28AM
Calendar Secure Browser Release Delayed for Windows and Mac Systems
The deployment of the OAKS Secure Browser 7.0 for Windows and Mac 10.6 to 10.9, which was anticipated to be available on the OAKS Portal on September 17, 2014, has been delayed. At this time a new deployment date has not been set. Please watch this s...
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Sep 18 2014 10:25AM
Calendar Coming Soon! Practice Tests for 2014-15
The Practice Tests for the Smarter Balanced Assessments, OAKS, and the ELPA are in the final review stages. ODE is working with our test vendor, American Institutes for Research (AIR), to provide Oregon teachers and students with up-to-date and engag...
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Sep 18 2014 10:22AM
News Announcement ELPA Test Specifications and Blueprints Updated for 2014-15
The ELPA Test Specifications and Blueprints documents have been updated for the new school year. Each ELPA grade band has its own test specification document, and the newly-posted documents can be found at http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=4...
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Sep 18 2014 10:20AM
News Announcement Commercial Common Core Interim and/or Formative Assessments
A new resource on commercial Common Core Interim and Formative Assessments is now available at http://www.ode.state.or.us/wma/teachlearn/testing/resources/ccss_asmt_interim_formative_info.xls . This spreadsheet includes a list of commercial interim a...
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Sep 18 2014 10:10AM
Calendar First Period Cumulative ADM 14-15 Open September 25 - October 27
The 14-15 First Period Cumulative ADM collection is open from 1:00 PM September 25 to 11:59 PM October 27. This collection is for all ADM records from July 1 - October 1, 2014. Training for this collection was on September 16 and can be found at http...
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Sep 18 2014 9:23AM
News Announcement Oregon Title IIB Math and Science Partnership Request for Proposals (RFP), rev.
The Oregon Department of Education has decided to move the 2014 Title IIB Math-Science Partnership RFP submission due date to Tuesday, October 21st at 12:00 PM (Noon). This decision was made to increase the quantity and quality of proposals by giving ...
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Sep 17 2014 2:01PM
News Announcement Early Years to Early Grade Summit – Register Now
Earlier the Early Learning Divsion extended an invitation to early learning service providers and K-12 educators to participate in the upcoming Early Years to Early Grades Summit, which will take place on November 6, 2014 at the Airport Sheraton in Por...
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Sep 17 2014 1:41PM
News Announcement Executive Numbered Memo 001-2014-15 English Learner Students with Disabilities
To: All District Superintendents, ESD Superintendents, Principals, Special Education, Title I, and Title III Directors Re: English Learner Students with Disabilities Must Take ELPA The U.S. Department of Education has issued new guid...
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Sep 16 2014 10:12AM
News Announcement SECC 2014 Fall Training - Oct. 7 Boot Camp
SECC Boot Camp Training: The Special Education Data Unit offers two one-day trainings for new District and ESD staff responsible for reporting special education data. This in-depth training covers Special Education Child Count (SECC), Special Educat...
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Sep 15 2014 12:52PM
News Announcement Race to the Top Preschool Development Grant
The purpose of the grant is to expand high-quality preschool programs, through comprehensive services and family engagement, for preschool-aged children from families at or below 200% of the Federal poverty line. Oregon is eligible for an expansion gra...
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Sep 12 2014 11:43AM
Calendar Report Card Supplemental Data Collection - Submission Period Ends September 26, 2014
The submission period for the Supplemental Data Collection September 26, 2014. Superintendents and school administrators should note the following: You can only submit the narrative components of the report card (i.e., letter, racial equity in h...
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Sep 11 2014 4:00PM
Calendar Kindergarten Assessment Collections Reopened September 11
The Kindergarten Assessment student collections (Early Literacy, Early Math, and Approaches to Learning) were reopened today Thursday, September 11 at 1 PM. Please contact your Regional ESD Partner with any questions.
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Sep 11 2014 1:26PM
News Announcement Accessible Instructional Materials Web-Ex
The Oregon Department of Education in collaboration with the Oregon Technology Access Program (OTAP) announces an online video module addressing various online resources and the accessibility supports available for students with print disabilities. T...
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Sep 11 2014 12:32PM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - September 11, 2014
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for September 11, 2014. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: General Announcements Stay tuned for future...
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Sep 11 2014 12:04PM
Calendar OAKS Secure Browser 7.0 for Windows and Mac 10.6 to 10.9
OAKS Secure Browser 7.0 for Windows and Mac 10.6 to 10.9 is anticipated to be available on the Oaks Portal on September 17, 2014. As previously announced, OAKS Secure Browser 6.5 for Linux will be available on October 15, 2014.
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Sep 11 2014 10:34AM
Calendar Online Reporting System Downtime
The Online Reporting System will be offline for updates from 6 AM PT on Friday, September 26 through 5 AM PT on Wednesday, October 1. The purpose of these updates is to ensure that the Online Reporting System is compatible with the changes that are b...
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Sep 11 2014 10:29AM
Calendar The Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE)
The Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) will be offline from September 22 through September 30, 2014. All institution-level users will be deleted from TIDE on September 22, 2014. The 2014-2015 TIDE will be available on October 1, 2014.
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Sep 11 2014 10:25AM
News Announcement Extended Assessment: 2014-15 Operational Field Test
The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) has partnered with Behavioral Research & Teaching (BRT) at the University of Oregon to develop a new Oregon Extended Assessment (ORExt). The substantive redesign will support measuring academic growth over tim...
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Sep 11 2014 10:14AM
News Announcement New Resource: Essential Skills and Local Performance Assessment Manual for 2014-15
The 2014-15 Essential Skills and Local Performance Assessment Manual is now available online. This resource is required reading for Test Administrators, School Test Coordinators, and District Test Coordinators, and describes the requirements for Ess...
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Sep 11 2014 10:09AM
Calendar First Period Cumulative ADM WebEx Training September 16, 2014
The WebEx training for the First Period 2014-15 Cumulative ADM collection will be on September 16 at 2 PM. This collection will be the submission of Cumulative ADM records for the period of July 1 - October 1 and will be open for data submission from...
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Sep 11 2014 9:54AM
Calendar School/Institution Update Deadline September 15, 2014
All institution-level updates for changes in name, grade range, address(es), open/close, and type are due on September 15. To submit this information, please fill out the Institution/School Directory Updates form: http://www.ode.state.or.us/pubs/inst...
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Sep 11 2014 9:47AM
Calendar Updated Class Roster Manual
The Class Roster collection for the 2014-15 school year will be opened on May 14, 2015. The Class Roster manual for the 2014-15 school year has been updated and posted to the Schedule of Due Dates page. The manual has been updated with the most recen...
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Sep 11 2014 9:44AM
Calendar IUID WebEx Training
The IUID manual for the 2014-15 school year will be posted shortly. To cover any new material and provide training for those interested, a WebEx will be held on October 2, covering the upcoming 2014-15 IUID collection. Please contact Bethany Mockerma...
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Sep 11 2014 9:39AM
Calendar REMINDER - Registration Closes Soon for the Smarter Balanced Online Panel
Smarter Balanced is seeking input from educators, parents, and business/community leaders via an online panel to establish a common set of performance standards on the Smarter Balanced assessments across grades 3-8 and high school. Panelists will sel...
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Sep 11 2014 9:34AM
Calendar ELPA21 Field Test Coming Soon
The English Language Proficiency Assessment for the 21st Century (ELPA21) Consortium is working with its field test vendor, Questar Assessment Inc., to prepare for the upcoming pilot and field tests of Oregon's new ELPA21 assessment. The pilot test i...
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Sep 11 2014 8:29AM
News Announcement September 2014 ESD Warrants
Click September 2014 ESD Warrants to view the latest ESD warrants.
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Sep 11 2014 12:00AM
News Announcement September 2014 District Warrants
Click September 2014 District Warrants to view the latest district warrants.
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