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Feb 27 2015 3:41PM
News Announcement K-12 OER Collaborative – Development of Open Educational Resources
The K-12 OER Collaborative is working with 12 states, including Oregon, to develop and evaluate comprehensive Open Educational Resources (OERs) that will align with the Common Core State Standards in Math and ELA. The OERs will be freely accessible mat...
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Feb 26 2015 3:11PM
News Announcement Educator Institute on Networking and Transition :Spring Registration for Roseburg is now Open
Save the Date "Transition Together" ODE will offer a regional training which will provide a basic overview of agencies that assist with the transition from school to employment or postsecondary training. For more information: click here ...
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Feb 26 2015 2:20PM
News Announcement Educator Institute on Networking and Transition :Spring Registration for Portland is now Open
Save the Date "Transition Together" ODE will offer a regional training which will provide a basic overview of agencies that assist with the transition from school to employment or postsecondary training. For more information: click here ...
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Feb 26 2015 11:41AM
Calendar Important Dates for March and April 2015
Date Event January 6 - April 15 English Language Proficiency Assessment (ELPA) K-12 Testing Window January 6 - June 12 OAKS Online Testing Window for Science, Social Sciences, and Grade 12 Retest in Reading and Math February 1...
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Feb 26 2015 11:23AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - February 26, 2015
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for February 26, 2015. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: General Announcements Secure Work Sample B...
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Feb 26 2015 11:18AM
News Announcement Kindergarten Assessment 2015-16 Data Entry and Reporting
Districts will again enter their Fall 2015 Kindergarten Assessment (KA) records into the Consolidated Collections using the same process as in Fall 2014. The anticipated file format and administration code revisions were presented to the Data Collect...
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Feb 26 2015 8:48AM
News Announcement Title IX Conference
We are pleased to announce that registration is open for the First Annual Title IX Conference. The conference will be held March 18-19, 2015 at Chemeketa Community College in Salem, Oregon. Federal Law requires that each School District have at least ...
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Feb 25 2015 11:17AM
Calendar More Than 21,000 ELPAs Successfully Submitted
The Oregon ELPA window has been open since January 6, 2015, and as of Monday morning, more than 20,000 ELPAs have been successfully submitted. The window will close at the end of the day on Tuesday, April 15, 2015, which means there are 49 more calen...
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Feb 25 2015 11:13AM
News Announcement Providing Access to Smarter Balanced Assessments for Home School Students
Consistent with past practice regarding Oregon’s statewide assessments, districts retain discretion to provide access to the Smarter Balanced assessments for home school students requesting access. Please note, however, that for 2014-15 the Smarter B...
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Feb 24 2015 5:00PM
News Announcement 2015-16 ESD Estimates as of February 24, 2015
Click 2015-16 ESD Estimates as of February 24, 2015 to view the first 2015-16 ESD estimates.
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Feb 24 2015 4:56PM
News Announcement 2015-16 ADMw Breakouts as of February 24, 2015
Click 2015-16 ADMw Breakouts as of February 24, 2015 to view the first 2015-16 ADMw breakouts.
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Feb 24 2015 9:32AM
News Announcement Memo: Waiver of Meal Time Restrictions and Offer-Versus-Serve for Non-School Sponsors
April 13, 2011 TO: Sponsors of the Summer Food Service Program RE: Waiver of Meal Time Restrictions and Offer-Versus-Serve for Non-School Sponsors The Oregon Department of Education Child Nutrition Programs (ODE CNP) received guidan...
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Feb 24 2015 12:00AM
News Announcement 2015-16 District Estimates
Click 2015-16 District Estimates as of February 24, 2015 to view the first 2015-16 estimates.
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Feb 23 2015 9:08AM
News Announcement SNP Newsletter: February 23, 2015
The Oregon Department of Education, Child Nutrition Programs (ODE CNP) provides a weekly newsletter for Sponsors of the School Nutrition Programs. Click here to view this Newsletter. Inside this Issue… USDA Food and Nutrition Services Email ...
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Feb 23 2015 8:16AM
Calendar Calendar Alert! Comment Period Opens - Part C Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
In accordance with federal law, the annual application for federal IDEA Part C funds is open for public review for sixty days, from Friday, February 20 through Tuesday, April 20, 2015. Public comment on this application will be accepted from Monday, ...
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Feb 19 2015 11:49AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - February 19, 2015
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for February 19, 2015. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: General Announcements Secure Work Sample B...
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Feb 19 2015 11:38AM
News Announcement Secure Work Sample Bank Now Available
Secure Work Samples in reading, writing, and math are now available within the ODE District Web Site at http://district.ode.state.or.us. These Work Samples serve as an alternative assessment option for students enrolled in grade 12 during the 2014-15...
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Feb 19 2015 11:32AM
Calendar Test Delivery System and Online Reporting System Offline March 5 or 6 through March 9
As stated in the 2014-15 State Test Schedule , the Test Delivery System (TDS) and the Online Reporting System (ORS) will be offline for the deployment of Smarter Balanced Summative Tests on the following dates: TDS (OAKS, ELPA, and Practice Tests)...
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Feb 19 2015 11:29AM
Calendar Smarter Balanced Classroom Activities Available through TIDE February 24
AIR will be making updates to TIDE the evening of Monday, February 23 starting at 5 PM (PT) in order to support the posting of Smarter Balanced Classroom Activities. TIDE will remain online but may be noticeably slower than usual during the deploymen...
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Feb 19 2015 10:31AM
News Announcement Smarter Balanced Achievement Levels for the 2014-15 School Year
On January 22, 2015, the State Board of Education adopted Smarter Balanced achievement levels to be used for systems accountability purposes. Achievement levels for English language arts and Mathematics are provided in the tables below. For more info...
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Feb 18 2015 4:02PM
Calendar Save the Date - Fall 2015
COSA/ODE Special Education Administrators Annual Fall Conference Eugene Hilton Conference Center, Eugene, Oregon Pre-conference Seminars: Wednesday, September 30, 2015 General Conference Sessions: Thursday & Friday, ...
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Feb 18 2015 3:57PM
Calendar Materials AVAILABLE NOW!
Materials from 2015 Winter Special Education Directors Workshop are now available. Click here
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Feb 18 2015 1:29PM
News Announcement Update for Android Mobile Secure Browser
As reported in an announcement posted on December 23 on the OAKS Portal, AIR encountered an issue with Android tablets where some students were unable to select and highlight text while working in the secure browser. Resolving this issue will require...
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Feb 18 2015 1:26PM
News Announcement Closing Oregon Help Desk Cases Because of Lack of Response
Occasionally a district or school opens a case with the AIR Help Desk and then does not follow up on the case or respond to Help Desk requests for additional information. For these situations, please note the following protocol: The AIR Help Desk wil...
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Feb 18 2015 1:04PM
Calendar Extended Assessment: Grade 12 Retake Performance Scores
To ensure performance scores will be available to districts by May 22, 2015, the data entry window for grade 12 retake will close on the same date and time as the administration window this school year: April 23, 2015 at 5:00 PM. Access to the Extend...
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Feb 18 2015 12:20PM
News Announcement Kindergarten Content and Assessment Advisory Committee
The Kindergarten Content and Assessment Advisory Committee met to review refinements to the Early Literacy segments of the 2015-16 Kindergarten Assessment and recommend an additional measure of early language/vocabulary. The Committee also developed ...
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Feb 18 2015 12:18PM
News Announcement Smarter Balanced Audio Glossaries
Smarter Balanced has made audio glossaries available for some words for students who use foreign-language glossaries on the Smarter Balanced tests. Students can access the audio glossaries by clicking on a word that is associated with a foreign-langu...
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Feb 18 2015 12:07PM
Calendar ELPA21 Field Test Now Open for All Grades K-12
The field test window for Kindergarten through 8th grade opened on Monday, February 16. The window for all grades K-12 will remain open through March 31, 2015. As a reminder, all district staff who registered to participate in the field test must com...
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Feb 18 2015 9:03AM
News Announcement EBISS Participation 2014-2015 Meeting 3
Over the past several academic years, EBISS has been offered to districts across the state in different regional areas. For the 2014-2015 academic year, districts that have previously not been involved in EBISS can begin participating. Three introduct...
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Feb 18 2015 8:00AM
News Announcement EBISS Depth Meetings for 2014-2015
EBISS Depth Meetings for 2014-2015 will occur at the University of Oregon in Eugene on Tuesday, April 7, 2014. EBISS Depth districts have been awarded subgrant funds to support EBISS and travel expenses to attend meetings. For more information cli...
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Feb 17 2015 3:20PM
Calendar I - M - ABLE
I-M-ABLE is an approach to teaching braille literacy to students, who are at risk, to learn to read using braille. The workshop will focus on the use of the approach with students who have intellectual/multiple disabilities. Participants will receive...
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Feb 17 2015 3:10PM
Calendar Transition Road Map for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Youth
Learn how to use innovative transition tools such as Map It Network with professionals, parents, and students from around the state Collaborate with regional professionals to improve local transition services Consult with State of Oregon Deaf...
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Feb 16 2015 11:52AM
News Announcement SNP Newsletter: February 16, 2015
The Oregon Department of Education, Child Nutrition Programs (ODE CNP) provides a weekly newsletter for Sponsors of the School Nutrition Programs. Click here to view this Newsletter. Inside this Issue… Community Eligibility Provision Webinar...
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Feb 12 2015 11:37AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - February 12, 2015
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for February 12, 2015. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: General Announcements Informal DTC Webinar...
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Feb 12 2015 8:58AM
Calendar Informal DTC Webinars
Archived PowerPoints and transcribed recordings of Informal DTC Webinars are posted to our District Test Coordinators webpage. PowerPoints are typically available the day after the webinar. Please allow 1-2 weeks for transcriptions to be posted. Rema...
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Feb 12 2015 8:42AM
News Announcement Translated Smarter Balanced Test Directions Now Available Through OAKS Portal
Smarter Balanced student test directions have been translated into the following languages: Arabic, Cantonese, Dakota, Filipino (Tagalog and Ilokano), Haitian Creole, Hmong, Japanese, Korean, Lakota, Mandarin, Punjabi, Russian, Somali, Ukrainian, Vie...
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Feb 12 2015 8:37AM
News Announcement Smarter Balanced Practice Tests Now Available in Braille
Over the weekend of February 6 - 8, AIR and ODE deployed the Braille Interface for the Smarter Balanced Practice Tests. The practice tests are now available for students who use Braille. As a reminder, operational tests administered through the Brail...
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Feb 11 2015 2:43PM
Calendar Onsite Registration Available! Winter Special Education Workshop
This workshop will focus on need to know topics for a strong finish to the year while preparing for next year's great start. Where: Red Lion Inn, Salem, Oregon When: Friday, February 13, 2015 9:00 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. Sessions will in...
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Feb 11 2015 1:31PM
Calendar State Advisory Council for Special Education Public & State Interagency Coordination Council Meeting Notice
March 12, 2015 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Oregon Child Development Coalition, Training Room 3 9140 SW Pioneer Ct. Ste E, Wilsonville, OR 97070 PUBLIC COMMENT IS WELCOME: Public Comment Will Be Received from 11:30 - 12:00 p.m. ...
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Feb 11 2015 12:23PM
News Announcement February 2015 ESD Warrants
Click February 2015 ESD Warrants to view the latest ESD payment information.
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Feb 11 2015 11:55AM
News Announcement Job Opening - Budget Manager
Principal Executive/Manager E (Budget Manager) $65,904.00 - $97,044.00 Annually Location: Salem, Oregon Application Deadline: March 4, 2015 OUR MISSION: The Oregon Department of Education fosters excellence for every learner...
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Feb 11 2015 10:15AM
News Announcement SFSP Newsletter: February 2015
February 11, 2015 This Summer Meals newsletter shares information on webinars; due dates for ODE CNP Summer Food trainings and renewals; and ideas for planning and outreach. Click here to view this Newsletter.
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Feb 11 2015 9:25AM
Calendar IMPORTANT! 2014-15 Extended Assessments: Ordering and Data Entry Guidance
The instructions for ordering the 2014-15 Extended Assessments as well as for entering data for grades 3-8, 11 are linked to their respective bullets (below) on the Extended Assessment webpage at http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/results/?id=178. Ord...
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Feb 11 2015 12:00AM
News Announcement February 2015 District Warrants
Click February 2015 District Warrants to view the latest district payment information.
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Feb 9 2015 4:26PM
Calendar Supporting Biliteracy in Oregon Schools: Logramos Available to Schools on a First Come, First Served Basis
Research indicates that well implemented bilingual programs that are designed to promote bilingualism, biliteracy, and academic achievement do a better job at preparing English Learners for academic success than programs that do not foster and susta...
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Feb 9 2015 12:01PM
News Announcement SNP Newsletter: February 9, 2015
The Oregon Department of Education, Child Nutrition Programs (ODE CNP) provides a weekly newsletter for Sponsors of the School Nutrition Programs. Click here to view this Newsletter. Inside this Issue… USDA Farm to School Census Smarter Lun...
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Feb 7 2015 1:40PM
News Announcement Oregon Beginning Teacher and Administrator Mentor Workshop Facilitator Application Now Available!
The Oregon Department of Education will be beginning the application process for selecting several new Oregon Department of Education/New Teacher Center Mentor Workshop facilitators. The Oregon Mentoring Program offers several professional learning op...
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Feb 6 2015 4:36PM
News Announcement Prevention/Intervention Committee Meeting
The Youth Development Council’s Prevention/Intervention Committee will be meeting on Friday, February 13, 2015, in Room 102 of the Oregon State Library from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. The committee will be hearing from current recipients of the Youth & Gangs Gr...
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Feb 6 2015 10:33AM
Calendar Register NOW! Winter Special Education Workshop
This workshop will focus on need to know topics for a strong finish to the year while preparing for next year's great start. Where: Red Lion Inn, Salem, Oregon When: Friday, February 13, 2015 9:00 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. Sessions will in...
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Feb 5 2015 4:17PM
News Announcement February 2015 Social Sciences Teacher Update Released
In the Oregon Social Sciences Teacher Update #138 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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Feb 5 2015 2:21PM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - February 5, 2015
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for February 5, 2015. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: General Announcements Informal DTC Webinar ...
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Feb 5 2015 11:25AM
Calendar ELPA Practice Test Will Be Updated This Weekend
As noted in the January 8, 2015 edition of the Assessment & Accountability Update, ODE has been working with our test vendor to update the ELPA practice test. The updated version of the ELPA practice test will be deployed over the weekend and wi...
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Feb 5 2015 11:22AM
News Announcement Accessing the Smarter Balanced Practice Tests Using Chrome Web Browser
AIR has identified a bug in the Chrome web browser versions 39 and 40 that prevents students from dragging text in the Smarter Balanced Practice Tests. If you are using one of these versions of the Chrome web browser and encounter this issue, please ...
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Feb 5 2015 11:17AM
Calendar ELPA21 Field Test Now Open for Grades 9-12
The field test window for the high school grade band opened on Monday, February 2. The window for Kindergarten through 8th grade will open on Monday, February 16. As a reminder, all district staff who registered to participate in the field test must ...
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Feb 4 2015 3:33PM
News Announcement 2014-15 Student Enrollment Report
According to counts by Oregon school districts, Education Service Districts, and state education agencies, there were 570,857 students enrolled in K-12 public schools last fall. This is an increase of 3,759 students, or 0.66% percent, over 2013-14 enr...
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Feb 4 2015 10:18AM
Calendar Field Test Recruitment for Task Development
ODE is looking for volunteers from Oregon’s high schools to participate in classroom field tests of tasks being developed to assess the Essential Skills of Reading and Mathematics. These classroom field tests will be a critical piece as we develop a ...
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Feb 4 2015 10:14AM
News Announcement REMINDER: 2013-14 ELPA Domain Exemptions Still in TIDE
As stated in the November 6, 2014 Assessment & Accountability Update, the 2013-14 ELPA domain exemptions that district staff entered into the TIDE system during last school year were not cleared at the start of the 2014-15 school year, with the ...
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Feb 4 2015 9:31AM
News Announcement Oregon Accessibility Manual Updated: Table 2 ELPA
The Oregon Accessibility Manual (OAM) has been updated to properly reflect allowable policy regarding the use and retention of scratch for the ELPA constructed response items. This information appears in Table 2 ELPA: Non-embedded Universal Tools. ...
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Feb 4 2015 9:08AM
News Announcement Extended Assessment: Clarification Regarding ELA
Please contact Brad Lenhardt at brad.lenhardt@state.or.us or Dan Farley (BRT/UO) at dfarley@uoregon.edu if you have questions. Per a November 19, 2014 news announcement http://www.ode.state.or.us/news/announcements/announcement.aspx?ID=10245 i...
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Feb 4 2015 8:55AM
News Announcement Equation Editor Tutorial Now Available Through OAKS Portal
An equation editor tutorial is now available through the OAKS Portal oaksportal.org to help prepare students to use the Smarter Balanced equation editor prior to participating in the Smarter Balanced mathematics assessment. There is a link to this tu...
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Feb 3 2015 9:13AM
News Announcement Memo: Smoothies Offered in Child Nutrition Programs - Updated
February 3, 2015 TO: Sponsors of the Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program RE: Smoothies Offered in Child Nutrition Programs        Action Required The Oregon Department...
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Feb 2 2015 12:54PM
News Announcement Youth Development Council Juvenile Justice Committee Meeting
The Juvenile Justice Committee of the Youth Development Council will meet on Friday, February 6, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Keizer Police Department. Committee members will develop recommendations to the full council on Oregon’s Three Year Plan...
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Feb 2 2015 12:04PM
News Announcement SNP Newsletter: February 2, 2015
The Oregon Department of Education, Child Nutrition Programs (ODE CNP) provides a weekly newsletter for Sponsors of the School Nutrition Programs. Click here to view this Newsletter. Inside this Issue… USDA Foods Webinar Series ODE and US...
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Feb 2 2015 10:52AM
News Announcement Help Increase Summer Meals for Children and Adolescents
The Oregon Department of Education Seeks to Increase Summer Meals for Children and Adolescents Please partner with the Oregon Department of Education to “Fuel Oregon’s Future” during the summer months by participating in the Summer Food Servic...
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Jan 30 2015 9:31AM
News Announcement Memo: Categorical Eligibility in the Summer Food Service Program
January 30, 2015 TO: Sponsors of the Summer Food Service Program RE: Categorical Eligibility in the Summer Food Service Program        Action Required The Oregon Department of Education Child Nutri...
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Jan 30 2015 8:00AM
News Announcement EBISS Participation 2014-2015 Meeting 2
Over the past several academic years, EBISS has been offered to districts across the state in different regional areas. For the 2014-2015 academic year, districts that have previously not been involved in EBISS can begin participating. Three introduct...
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Jan 29 2015 1:43PM
Calendar Winter Special Education Workshop
Mark your calendar for the Special Education Director/Coordinator Winter Workshop. This workshop will focus on need to know topics for a strong finish to the year while preparing for next year's great start. Learn about best practice on recruiti...
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Jan 29 2015 1:23PM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - January 29, 2015
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for January 29, 2015. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: General Announcements Informal DTC Webinar ...
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Jan 29 2015 1:11PM
Calendar Second Period Cumulative ADM Review Closing Friday
The Second Period Cumulative ADM review/audit window is currently open and will close at 11:59 PM on Friday, January 30. Please log into the Consolidated Collections application during this window and review your audits by clicking “Review Audits” un...
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Jan 29 2015 10:22AM
Calendar Informal DTC Webinar Information Available
Archived PowerPoints and transcribed recordings of Informal DTC Webinars are posted to our District Test Coordinators webpage. PowerPoints are typically available the day after the webinar. Please allow 1-2 weeks for transcriptions to be posted. Rema...
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Jan 29 2015 10:07AM
Calendar Mobile Secure Browser for iOS 8x Now Available
An updated mobile secure browser 3.0 for iPads using the iOS 8.x operating system is now available in the Apple Store. This secure browser must be installed on all iPads using the iOS 8.x operating system that will be used for secure student testing....
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Jan 29 2015 9:48AM
Calendar Scheduled Downtime for Online Reporting System and Test Delivery System February 6-9
The OAKS Online Reporting System, Test Delivery System and Test Administration Interface will be down as identified in the table below. This downtime is scheduled for OAKS and ELPA maintenance, and for the deployment of the Smarter Balanced Interim A...
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Jan 29 2015 9:03AM
Calendar REMINDER: Staff Position Collection Window Closes February 2
Please submit all Staff Position records and take care of any errors/warnings before the collection window closes on February 2 at 11:59 PM. Note that records in an error/warning status are not posted to the collection until the errors/warnings have ...
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Jan 29 2015 8:59AM
Calendar Final Fall Membership Refresh January 29 and Publication February 4
The Fall Membership report validation refreshes for the final time in the Achievement Data Insight (ADI) on January 29, reflecting all changes made in 1st Period CumADM through January 28 at 5 PM. The Fall Membership Report, including October 1 enrol...
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Jan 29 2015 8:56AM
News Announcement Graduation and Dropout Data Released January 29
The 2013-14 Cohort Graduation and Dropout data has been published. See http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=2644 for graduation data, and http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=1 for dropout data. Student-level data will remain available ...
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Jan 29 2015 8:51AM
News Announcement Title-funded (I-A, I-C, and III) Staff May Administer the ELPA21 Field Test
Although Title-funded staff were not allowed to assist with the administration of the SBAC field test, ODE will allow Title-funded staff to assist with the ELPA21 field test for the following reasons: The ELPA21 field test (which will be adminis...
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Jan 29 2015 7:00AM
News Release New Numbers Show Targeted Investments Accelerate Graduation Rates
Five-year trend highlights gains in rates for underserved communities (Salem, OR)- Oregon released the graduation rates for the 2013-14 school year today showing the number of students graduating up to 72 percent from 68.7 percent a year ago, r...
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Jan 28 2015 1:35PM
News Announcement February 2015 Physical Education Teacher Update Released
In the February 2015 Physical Education Teacher Update you will read about professional development opportunities, teacher and student competitions and awards, and much more. To learn about subscribing to the Physical Education Teacher Update, please ...
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Jan 27 2015 10:53AM
News Announcement Instructional Materials Adoption Schedule and Science Criteria - January 2015
At the January 2015 meeting, the Oregon State Board of Education approved the revision of the state adoption schedule to the one shown below. The State Board also approved the adoption of the criteria for science Oregon Instructional Mater...
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Jan 26 2015 12:12PM
News Announcement SNP Newsletter: January 26, 2015
The Oregon Department of Education, Child Nutrition Programs (ODE CNP) provides a weekly newsletter for Sponsors of the School Nutrition Programs. Click here to view this Newsletter. Inside this Issue… Summer Food Service Program Smoothie...
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Jan 23 2015 3:36PM
News Announcement Full-Day Kindergarten Implementation and Planning Conference
A full-day Kindergarten Implementation and Planning Conference is planned for Thursday, February 26 through Friday, February 27, 2015 at the Hilton Eugene. This conference is designed by and for Kindergarten Teachers and School Administrators who have ...
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Jan 23 2015 9:13AM
News Announcement Circular of Information Announcing Upcoming Adoption of Instructional Materials, "Call for Bids" in Oregon – 2015
The Circular of Information announces and provides details about the upcoming adoption of instructional materials for Mathematics in Oregon. Publisher Notice #1 will give publishers information about the process to request to bid for this subje...
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Jan 22 2015 12:57PM
News Announcement Teacher Nominations for 2015 Mathematics Instructional Materials Evaluation
The Oregon Department of Education is looking for nominations of teachers, curriculum specialists, and other experienced professionals who have interest and expertise in Mathematics to participate in the evaluation of instructional materials. Those ind...
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Jan 22 2015 11:37AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - January 22, 2015
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for January 22, 2015. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: General Announcements Informal DTC Webinar ...
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Jan 22 2015 11:10AM
Calendar Important Dates for February and March 2015
Date Event January - February Data disk with PSAT/NMSQT® scores shipped to schools February 2 @ 11:59 PM Collection Window Closes for: Staff Position 2014-15 February 2 ELPA21 Field Test Opens for Grade Band 9-12 Februar...
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Jan 21 2015 3:00PM
News Announcement URGENT! Nominations Sought for Oregon’s History Teacher of the Year
As of now, Oregon has 0 nomination(s) for the Gilder Lehrman National History Teacher of the Year Award. The 2015 award is open to K-6 teachers, with the deadline for nominations extended to February 15, 2015. Once nominated, teachers have until March ...
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Jan 21 2015 2:37PM
News Announcement REMINDER - FIRST IN SERIES: Digital Learning for the Modern Age - Schedule of Discussions
Brownbag discussion series begins January 22, 2015, from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. The Oregon Department of Education is working with districts to transform classrooms to reflect the world we and our students live in today. We are focusing our efforts...
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Jan 21 2015 2:29PM
News Announcement Youth Development Council Task Force Committee Meeting
A Youth Development Council Task Force Committee meeting will be held next Monday, January 26, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. in Room 102 of the Oregon State Library, 250 Winter Street NE, Salem, 97301. Agenda items include the development and structure o...
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Jan 21 2015 2:08PM
Calendar Informal DTC Webinar Information
Archived PowerPoints and transcribed recordings of Informal DTC Webinars are posted to our District Test Coordinators webpage. PowerPoints are typically available the day after the webinar. Please allow 1-2 weeks for transcriptions to be posted. Rema...
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Jan 21 2015 2:01PM
News Announcement OPTIONAL: Online Reporting System Training Video Now Available
On January 8, 15, and 20, AIR hosted live trainings via WebEx on the 2014-15 Online Reporting System. The training walked users through how to run performance and participation reports for OAKS Online and ELPA (the Online Reporting System will be upd...
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Jan 21 2015 1:33PM
News Announcement Activating your TIDE Account
As new TIDE accounts are created for district and school level users, TIDE sends the user an introductory email that includes a link for logging into TIDE as well as a temporary password. It is important to note that, as a security precaution, the te...
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Jan 21 2015 1:28PM
Calendar Kindergarten Assessment and Content Committee Update
In December 2014 and January 2015, the Kindergarten Content and Assessment committee reviewed refinements to the Early Literacy segments of the 2015-16 Kindergarten Assessment and an additional measure of early language/vocabulary. The committee also...
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Jan 21 2015 1:25PM
News Announcement Update on Braille Interface for Smarter Balanced Assessments
In the October 23, 2014 edition of the A&A Update, ODE alerted the field that the Braille Interface for the Smarter Balanced practice tests was not yet available pending implementation of improvements recommended by Oregon’s Vision Professional Learn...
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Jan 21 2015 1:21PM
News Announcement CLARIFICATION: Non-Embedded Designated Supports Not Required in TIDE
During the January 14 DTC Webinar, a question was raised about why TIDE itemizes non-embedded designated supports for the Smarter Balanced assessments but not for the other assessments (OAKS Online Science and Social Sciences, Grade 12 Retests, or EL...
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Jan 21 2015 1:10PM
Calendar Second Period Cumulative ADM Review Opens Today
The Second Period Cumulative ADM review/audit window opens at 1 PM today, Thursday, January 22 and will close at 11:59 PM on Friday, January 30. Please log into the Consolidated Collections application during this window and review your audits by cli...
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Jan 21 2015 1:05PM
News Announcement Scientific Inquiry (SI) Local Performance Assessment Requirement and 2014 Oregon Science Standards (NGSS) Clarification
Question from the Field: How can science teachers meet the scientific inquiry local performance assessment requirement during this transition period between the 2009 Oregon Science Standards and the newly adopted 2014 Oregon Science Standards (Next G...
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Jan 19 2015 12:15PM
News Announcement SNP Newsletter: January 19, 2015
The Oregon Department of Education, Child Nutrition Programs (ODE CNP) provides a weekly newsletter for Sponsors of the School Nutrition Programs. Click here to view this Newsletter. Inside this Issue… CACFP: Meal Pattern Revisions Related...
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Jan 15 2015 11:49AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - January 15, 2015
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for January 15, 2015. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: General Announcements ELPA21 Field Test Reg...
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Jan 15 2015 11:30AM
Calendar 2014-15 Statewide Kindergarten Assessment Results Released
The 2014-15 Statewide Kindergarten Assessment Results were released on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 and are now available on the Kindergarten Resource Webpage. For additional information or questions related to the 2014-15 Statewide Kindergarten ...
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Jan 14 2015 1:39PM
News Announcement January 2015 ESD Warrants
Click January 2015 ESD Warrants to view the payments for each ESD for January 2015.
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Jan 14 2015 10:54AM
Calendar ELPA21 Field Test Registration Ends Tomorrow
The registration window for the upcoming ELPA21 Field Test will close tomorrow. Oregon is continuing to recruit students for participation in the ELPA21 Field Test, which will debut on February 2, 2015. The ELPA21 Consortium States are focusing the f...
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Jan 14 2015 10:50AM
Calendar ORS Training Information
As a reminder, the American Institutes for Research (AIR) will host another OAKS Online Reporting System (ORS) training on January 15 via WebEx: Thursday, January 15, 2015, 3:00 pm PST (1 hr) WebEx Link Password: Salem14$ Call-in Number: 1...
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Jan 14 2015 10:45AM
News Announcement ELPA Decision-Making for English Learners with Disabilities
In July, 2014, the US Department of Education released guidance that prohibits English Learner Students with Disabilities (ELSWDs) from being exempted from all four domains on annual state English language proficiency assessments. For Oregon, this me...
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Jan 14 2015 10:42AM
News Announcement Paraphrased Student Directions for Smarter Balanced Now Available
Section 6. Administering the Smarter Balanced Mathematics and English Language Arts Assessments of the Test Administration Manual has been updated to include paraphrased student directions in both English and Spanish. In addition, this section has b...
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Jan 14 2015 10:30AM
News Announcement Accessing Smarter Balanced Performance Task Classroom Activities
The Smarter Balanced Performance Tasks require that schools conduct a non-secure classroom activity with students prior to administering the assessment. Schools will be assigned English language arts (ELA) and mathematics classroom activities for eac...
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Jan 14 2015 10:08AM
News Announcement Assigning Embedded Accessibility Supports for Smarter Balanced Performance Tasks
There are multiple performance task test forms associated with each classroom activity, so while all students in a specified grade and school will participate in the same non-secure classroom activity, they will not all receive the same secure perfor...
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Jan 14 2015 9:20AM
Calendar Second Period Cumulative ADM Review Opens Thursday, January 22
The Second Period Cumulative ADM review/audit window opens at 1 PM on Thursday, January 22 and will close at 11:59 PM on Friday, January 30. Please log into the Consolidated Collections application during this window and review your audits by clickin...
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Jan 14 2015 9:16AM
News Announcement Achieve Releases Next Generation Science Standards Evidence Statements for High School
The NGSS Evidence Statements for High School are now available (evidence statements for elementary and middle school are under development). These statements were developed by educators and scientists, including many members of the NGSS writing team....
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Jan 14 2015 8:18AM
News Release Statewide Kindergarten Assessment Results Released
A Statewide Snapshot of Early Skills, An Opportunity to Focus on Equity Salem, OR (January 14, 2015)—The results of the 2014-2015 Oregon Kindergarten Assessment were released today. This is the second year the state has collected a snapshot of...
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Jan 14 2015 12:00AM
News Announcement January 2015 District Warrants
Click January 2015 District Warrants to view the payments for each district for January 2015.
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Jan 12 2015 3:54PM
Calendar Update: 2014-15 Statewide Kindergarten Assessment Release
On Tuesday, January 13, 2015, the following three embargoed reports will be securely sent to District Testing Coordinators: Student Roster Report District Student Roster Report School summary (Results are disaggregated by gender and ethnicity. I...
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Jan 12 2015 12:17PM
News Announcement SNP Newsletter: January 12, 2015
The Oregon Department of Education, Child Nutrition Programs (ODE CNP) provides a weekly newsletter for Sponsors of the School Nutrition Programs. Click here to view this Newsletter. Inside this Issue… Annual Financial Report National Sch...
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Jan 12 2015 9:32AM
News Announcement Oregon Students Selected for United States Senate Youth Program
--Students Headed to Washington, D. C. and to Receive $5,000 Scholarship-- January 8, 2015, Washington, D.C. -- Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley today announced the names of the two students who have been selected as delegates to the 53rd annu...
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Jan 8 2015 9:21AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - January 8, 2015
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for January 8, 2015. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: General Announcements Informal DTC Webinar S...
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Jan 8 2015 9:17AM
News Announcement New Smarter Balanced Test Session How-to Video
ODE has developed this optional training video to help familiarize test administrators with using the TA Interface of OAKS Online to set up and manage a Smarter Balanced test session, as well as with the Student Interface. Using the practice tests av...
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Jan 8 2015 9:06AM
Calendar 2014-15 Test Records in Student Centered Staging and WebEx Training
OAKS Online test records for Science, Social Sciences, and the Grade 12 retest in Reading and Math are available in Student Centered Staging beginning January 8, 2015. OAKS Online records will typically be available in Student Centered Staging two da...
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Jan 7 2015 2:00PM
News Announcement Smarter Balanced Interim Assessments
Some districts have independently contracted with AIR for access to the Smarter Balanced Interim Tests and Digital Library. Districts that independently contracted to use the Smarter Balanced Interim Tests can set up a test session with these tests b...
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Jan 7 2015 1:56PM
News Announcement Update on Tablets (iPad, Android, Chromebooks)
The OAKS and ELPA testing windows opened on Tuesday, January 6. Following are several updates on administering tests on tablets and Chromebooks: Chromebooks. AIR has completed all testing on Chrome v. 39 and determined that it is compatible with t...
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Jan 7 2015 1:53PM
News Announcement ELPA Practice Test Update Planned
The 2014-15 ELPA Practice Test currently contains graphic response (drag and drop) items and hot text items that will not appear on the operational ELPA. ODE is working with our test vendor, AIR, to remove these item types to ensure that the ELPA Pra...
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Jan 7 2015 1:49PM
Calendar ELPA21 Platform and System Trial Window is Open
The ELPA21 Platform and System Trial window opened on Tuesday, January 6, 2015. District participants in the Platform and System Trial should have received user name and password information in mid-December from the field test vendor, Questar Assessm...
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Jan 7 2015 1:47PM
News Announcement January 2015 Social Sciences Teacher Update Released
In the Oregon Social Sciences Teacher Update #137 you will read about professional development opportunities, teacher and student competitions and awards, and much more. To learn about subscribing to the Social Sciences Teacher Update, please visit th...
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Jan 7 2015 12:12PM
Calendar Extended Assessment Braille and Large Print Orders DEADLINE January 16, 2015
The deadline for submitting Braille and Large Print orders of the Extended Assessment is January 16, 2015. Please visit the Extended Assessment website http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/results/?id=178 for additional information and to access the ord...
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Jan 7 2015 12:10PM
News Announcement Extended Assessment “Overview” Module
This module has been posted on the Extended Assessment website http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/results/?id=178 and is designed to: Provide an overview of Oregon’s Alternate (Extended) Assessment Based on Alternate Achievement Standards (AA-AAS)....
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Jan 7 2015 12:04PM
Calendar OAKS Science and OAKS Social Sciences Testing Window Opened January 6, 2015
OAKS Science and OAKS Social Sciences became available on Tuesday, January 6, 2015 and will close on June 12, 2015. Yes, state science assessments (in our case, OAKS) are required in grades 5, 8, and once in high school per ESEA, Title I Part A,...
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Jan 7 2015 11:56AM
Calendar Informal DTC Webinar Schedule
The next Informal DTC Webinar is Wednesday, January 14. As a reminder, ODE hosts Informal DTC Webinars monthly to provide updates, clarify information, and answer questions regarding assessment and accountability policies and procedures. The meeting ...
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Jan 7 2015 11:52AM
News Announcement ODE’s New Online Meeting Provider (GoToWebinar)
Effective January 5, 2015, the Oregon Department of Education’s subscription with Cisco WebEx has expired. Moving forward, we will use a new online meeting provider -- Citrix GoToMeetings and Webinars -- for all future meetings, training sessions, et...
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Jan 7 2015 11:37AM
Calendar Change in ORS Training Meeting Information
The American Institutes for Research (AIR), our test vendor, will continue to use WebEx for online meetings. As such, AIR will host the upcoming OAKS Online Reporting System (ORS) trainings on January 8 and January 15 via WebEx. Please access these t...
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Jan 7 2015 11:31AM
Calendar 2014-15 ELPA Test Window Has Opened
The English Language Proficiency Assessment (ELPA) window opened on Tuesday, January 6, 2015. This state assessment is required each year for all students eligible to receive Title III services. For additional information about the ELPA, please refer...
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Jan 7 2015 10:37AM
Calendar Extended Assessment Administration and Data Entry Timelines
Administration: Opens February 19, 2015 and closes at 5:00 p.m. on April 23, 2015. Assessment materials are available for download one week prior to the opening of the administration window (2/12/2015): For 2014-15: Grades 3-8, 11 Extended As...
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Jan 7 2015 10:29AM
Calendar OPPORTUNITY: Feedback and Requests for the Smarter Balanced Usability, Accessibility, and Accommodations Guidelines
Consistent with the improvement framework described in the Smarter Balanced Usability, Accessibility, and Accommodations Guidelines (UAAG), Smarter Balanced is collecting general recommendations regarding changes or additions that may be appropriate ...
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Jan 7 2015 10:11AM
Calendar Final Graduation and Dropout Data Available
The cohort graduation and NCES dropout validations are refreshed as of 1 PM Thursday, January 8. They are available via the Achievement Data Insight application on ODE’s secure district site. Please note that these validations represent a preview of ...
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Jan 7 2015 9:38AM
News Announcement January 2015 Physical Education Teacher Update Released
In the January 2015 Physical Education Teacher Update you will read about professional development opportunities, teacher and student competitions and awards, and much more. To learn about subscribing to the Physical Education Teacher Update, please v...
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Jan 7 2015 9:18AM
Calendar Second Period Cumulative ADM 14-15 Closes Monday, January 12, 1015
The 14-15 Second Period Cumulative ADM collection will be closing on Monday, January 12, 2015 at 11:59 PM. Training for this collection was presented on December 4 and can be found at https://district.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=236. The Aud...
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Jan 7 2015 9:14AM
News Announcement Title-funded Staff May Administer the ELPA21 Field Test
Although Title-funded staff were not allowed to assist with the administration of the SBAC field test, ODE will allow Title-funded staff to assist with the ELPA21 field test for the following reasons: The ELPA21 field test (which will be adminis...
135
Jan 5 2015 5:20PM
News Announcement YDC Youth Workforce Committee Meeting Notice
The Youth Development Council’s Youth Workforce Committee (formerly the Employment/Internships/Career Development Committee) will be holding its second joint workgroup meeting with the Oregon Workforce Investment Board on Friday, January 9, from 11:00...
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Jan 5 2015 12:20PM
News Announcement SNP Newsletter: January 5, 2015
The Oregon Department of Education, Child Nutrition Programs (ODE CNP) provides a weekly newsletter for Sponsors of the School Nutrition Programs. Click here to view this Newsletter. Inside this Issue… NFSMI Financial Management ODE and U...
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Jan 5 2015 10:41AM
News Announcement 2015 School Bus Driver Instructor Courses
Applications for 2015 School Bus Driver Instructor Courses are now being accepted. Register for classes though iLearn. Detailed registration instructions and further details can be found here .
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Dec 23 2014 11:43AM
News Announcement Alice Ott Middle School and Turner Elementary Receive National Recognition
Alice Ott Middle School in David Douglas School District and Turner Elementary in Cascade School District have been named 2015 Title I Distinguished Schools under the Federal Title I Distinguished Schools Program. For over a decade, this program has ho...
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Dec 19 2014 8:13AM
News Announcement CLOSED Job Opening - Public Affairs Specialist (Early Learning Engagement Coordinator)
Public Affairs Specialist 1 (Early Learning Engagement Coordinator) $43,284.00 - $63,324.00 Annually Location: Salem, Oregon Application Deadline: January 14, 2015 OUR MISSION: The Oregon Department of Education fosters excel...
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Dec 18 2014 3:42PM
Calendar Important Dates for January and February 2015
Date Event Oct 16 - Sept 18, 2015 Collection Window for: IUID 2014-15 January 6 OAKS Online Reports Available through the OAKS Portal (http://oaksportal.org/) January 6 - March 13 OAKS Online Writing Performance Assessment Te...
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Dec 18 2014 3:30PM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - December 18, 2014
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for December 18, 2014. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: General Announcements Holiday Pause for A&...
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Dec 18 2014 3:22PM
Calendar State English Learners Alliance Conference 2015
The third annual State English Learners Alliance Conference for 2015 will be held in March at the Eugene Hilton Hotel on the following dates: March 11: Pre-Conference March 12-13: Conference with keynotes: David Bautista, Dr. Virginia Col...
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Dec 18 2014 3:18PM
News Announcement Mac 10.10 Now Supported for Testing
On December 8, 2014, AIR released Secure Browser 7.2 for Mac 10.6 - 10.9 machines. The purpose behind releasing Secure Browser 7.2 was to address an issue with the text-to-speech functionality of the Mac 10.6 - 10.9 Secure Browser 7.0. ODE and AIR ar...
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Dec 18 2014 1:26PM
News Announcement New Tech Check Document Now Available
ODE has posted a simple Tech Check document to http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=4300 to help districts answer the question, “Is your technology ready for testing?” This document briefly leads districts through the process of logging into t...
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Dec 18 2014 1:22PM
News Announcement REMINDER: Headsets for Listening and Speaking Items
In preparation for the opening of the Oregon ELPA testing window on January 6, 2015, ODE would like to remind districts that our test vendor, American Institutes for Research (AIR), keeps a small stock of ELPA-recommended headsets for district orderi...
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Dec 18 2014 1:14PM
Calendar 2014-15 ELPA Test Window Will Open January 6, 2015
The English Language Proficiency Assessment (ELPA) window opens on Tuesday, January 6, 2015. This state assessment is required each year for all students eligible to receive Title III services. For additional information about the ELPA, please refer ...
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Dec 18 2014 1:09PM
Calendar REMINDER: 2014-15 Kindergarten Assessment Preliminary Report Review
Please report any discrepancies or errors about the 2014-15 Oregon Kindergarten Assessment (OKA) Preliminary Reports to amber.helvie@state.or.us by 5 PM on December 19. Statewide data will be released on January 13, 2015.
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Dec 18 2014 12:19PM
News Announcement Kindergarten Content and Assessment Advisory Committee Updates
The Kindergarten Content and Assessment Advisory Committee has been formed to make recommendations on the content of the Kindergarten Assessment and develop guidelines for Kindergarten Assessment report interpretation. The Committee convened for the ...
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Dec 18 2014 10:32AM
News Announcement Kindergarten Assessment 2013-14 “Look Back” Report Now Available
The 2013-14 "Look Back" report is now available on the Kindergarten Assessment Resources page. This report shows the school, district, and state level results from the 2013-14 Kindergarten Assessment. This report was updated with new subgroups for da...
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Dec 18 2014 10:15AM
Calendar OAKS Science and OAKS Social Sciences Testing Window Opens January 6
OAKS Science and OAKS Social Sciences will become available on Tuesday, January 6, 2015 and will close on June 12, 2015. Yes, state science assessments (in our case, OAKS) are required in grades 5, 8, and once in high school per ESEA, Title I Pa...
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Dec 17 2014 4:02PM
News Announcement Proposed Instructional Materials Adoption Schedule – December 2014
At the December 2014 meeting, the Oregon State Board of Education heard a first read of revising the state adoption schedule to the schedule shown below. The first read was positive and upon adoption at the January 22, 2015 meeting, the schedule below ...
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Dec 17 2014 3:06PM
Calendar State Advisory Council for Special Education Public Meeting Notice
January 15, 2015 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. At the Public Service Building, Basement A 255 Capitol ST NE Salem, OR 97310 PUBLIC COMMENT IS WELCOME: Public Comment Will Be Received from 12:30 - 1:00 p.m. An agenda may be r...
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Dec 17 2014 1:46PM
News Announcement CLOSING TOMORROW: Highlighting Teachers' Voices through the Kindergarten Assessment Survey
Thank you to those Kindergarten Teachers and Instructional Assistants who have already responded to the Kindergarten Assessment (KA) survey. If there are teachers and IAs who administered the KA but have not yet taken the survey, please help us conti...
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Dec 17 2014 1:42PM
News Announcement School-Level Test Schedule Promising Practice Now Available
In response to requests from the field, ODE has posted a new promising practice on establishing school-level test schedules for Smarter Balanced to http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?=2444. This document includes promising practices that distric...
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Dec 17 2014 1:36PM
News Announcement District Technology Capacity Report Now Available
To further support our schools during Oregon's transition to the Smarter Balanced assessments, ODE recently administered a survey to collect information regarding our state's technology readiness. To help districts gauge their technology capacity rel...
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Dec 17 2014 1:31PM
Calendar Grade 12 Retest Window Opens January 6
Grade 12 retest opportunities in the areas of reading, writing, and mathematics will become available for eligible seniors starting on Tuesday, January 6, 2015. The items on the retest are taken from the pool of high school items that comprised the ...
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Dec 17 2014 1:26PM
Calendar OPPORTUNITY: ELPA21 Recruitment Continues
Oregon is continuing to recruit students for participation in the ELPA21 Field Test, which will debut on February 2, 2015. The ELPA21 Consortium States are focusing the final recruitment push on grades Kindergarten and 1st, although additional partic...
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Dec 17 2014 9:20AM
Calendar APPLICATION CLOSING: Professional Development Event: Building Educator Assessment Literacy
As a reminder, the application for Building Educator Assessment Literacy, a free, two-day face-to-face professional development event with a five-week virtual learning extension opportunity, must be completed by this Saturday, December 20. Please app...
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Dec 17 2014 9:14AM
News Announcement Grade 12 Writing Retest Available in Spanish
To clarify, as in past years, the Grade 12 Writing Retest remains available in Spanish for eligible English Learner students. The description of the “Administration of the Spanish/English writing prompts” designated support has been clarified in the ...
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Dec 15 2014 12:22PM
News Announcement SNP Newsletter: December 15, 2014
The Oregon Department of Education, Child Nutrition Programs (ODE CNP) provides a weekly newsletter for Sponsors of the School Nutrition Programs. Click here to view this Newsletter. Inside this Issue… K-12 Cooking with USDA Foods ODE and U...
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Dec 14 2014 9:52AM
News Announcement Memo: Written Codes of Conduct and Performance of Employees Engaged in Award and Administration of Contracts
December 31, 2014 TO: Sponsors of the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program, Child and Adult Care Food Program, and Summer Food Service Program RE: Written Codes of Conduct and Performance of Employees Engaged in Award ...
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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 9:19AM
News Announcement Memo: Revised Civil Rights Nondiscrimination Statement & New Civil Rights Contact
December 12, 2013 TO: Sponsors of Child Nutrition Programs RE: Revised Civil Rights Nondiscrimination Statement & New Civil Rights Contact        Action Required/Effective Immediately The Oregon Depart...
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Dec 12 2014 9:09AM
News Announcement Title IIB MSP 2014-17 Award Recipients
The purpose of the Title IIB Mathematics and Science Partnerships (MSP) program is to encourage scientifically-based professional development, which enhances the content knowledge and teaching skills of classroom teachers, as a means for improving stud...
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Dec 11 2014 12:30PM
News Release Salem Teacher Surprised with Milken Educator Award and $25,000 Cash
The 2014 “Oscar of Teaching” Presented by Milken Family Foundation Is Sole Oregon Recipient (Salem, Ore.) —First grade teacher Julie Cleave won the prestigious 2014 Milken Educator Award for the state of Oregon and $25,000 during a morning assemb...
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Dec 11 2014 12:02PM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - December 11, 2014
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for December 11, 2014. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: General Announcements Professional Develop...
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Dec 11 2014 11:39AM
Calendar Kindergarten Assessment 2014-15 Preliminary Report Review
The preliminary student-level results of the 2014-15 Oregon Kindergarten Assessment (OKA) are now available for districts to review. Districts received reports through secure file transfer on Monday, December 8 and have until December 19 to review an...
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Dec 11 2014 11:29AM
Calendar New Professional Development Event: Building Educator Assessment Literacy
The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) and Oregon Education Investment Board (OEIB), in collaboration with WestEd and SCALE, want to let you know about Building Educator Assessment Literacy, a free, two-day face-to-face professional development eve...
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Dec 11 2014 11:07AM
Calendar Extended Assessment Standard Setting OPPORTUNITY
We are looking to identify special education teachers and content specialists (across Elementary, Middle, and High School) in ELA, Math, and Science to serve on our 2014-15 Extended Assessment Standard Setting Panel to set new cut scores and achievem...
171
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...
173
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...
175
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...
178
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...
184
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...
185
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...
187
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 ...
189
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 ...
191
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...
192
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...
193
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 ...
194
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/?...
195
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...
196
Dec 2 2014 2:00PM
News Announcement Nov 5-7, 2015 - 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. For additional information, see this.
197
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!
198
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...
199
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...
200
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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