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Apr 29 2016 9:26AM
News Announcement Executive Numbered Memo 003-2015-16 - Exemption from Statewide Summative Tests
TO: Superintendents, Principals, and District Test Coordinators RE: Exemption from Statewide Summative Tests Summary: House Bill 2655 establishes a new policy for exempting students from the statewide summative tests. House Bill 2655...
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Apr 28 2016 3:21PM
News Announcement YDC REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS: Youth & Innovation Entrepreneurship and Career Readiness Grants
The Youth Development Council is announcing the following funding opportunity: Youth & Innovation: Entrepreneurship and Career Readiness Grants will be awarded in regions across Oregon beginning in mid-July 2016, through June 30, 2017. There i...
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Apr 28 2016 10:50AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - April 28, 2016
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for April 28, 2016. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS No articles this week...
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Apr 28 2016 10:14AM
News Announcement ELA Performance Tasks Have a Variable Number of Items
AIR has received inquiries regarding the number of items on English Language Arts (ELA) Performance Tasks (PT). While the Test Administration Manual notes that Performance Tasks have four items, some PT forms only have three. ELA Performance Tasks ha...
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Apr 28 2016 9:46AM
News Announcement Smarter Balanced Participation Rules for 2015-16
For the 2014-15 administration of the Smarter Balanced English Language Arts and Mathematics assessments, ODE counted as participants all students who responded to at least five items on the computer adaptive (CAT) portion of the assessment and at le...
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Apr 28 2016 8:38AM
News Announcement Title II-A Technical Assistance Webinar - Planning for 2016-17
To assist districts in planning for their Title II-A submissions for 2016-17, the Oregon Department of Education will hold a technical assistance webinar at 9:00 AM on Monday, May 16th. Topics covered will include a review the requirements of II-A as w...
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Apr 25 2016 3:26PM
News Announcement Adaptive Math RFP - Submission Date Change
The Oregon Department of Education will be changing the due date for the Adaptive Math Learning Pilot RFP. It has come to our attention that the deadline for submissions as stated in the RFP was not identified clearly. To resolve this issue, the offi...
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Apr 25 2016 1:43PM
News Announcement School Nutrition Program Newsletter: April 25, 2016
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… End of the Year Food Donations Webin...
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Apr 22 2016 11:57AM
News Announcement African American Black Student Success Plan - Request for Proposal
The Oregon Department of Education is pleased to issue the Request for Proposal (“RFP”) to provide support for Oregon’s African American/Black students. The programs and services to be provided under the grant will assist African American and Black st...
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Apr 21 2016 11:15AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - April 21, 2016
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for April 21, 2016. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS ODE's New Director of...
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Apr 21 2016 10:08AM
News Announcement ODE’s New Director of Assessment - Mary Anderson
ODE is very excited to announce Mary Anderson will be joining our team as the new Director of Assessment. Mary joins ODE from Portland Public Schools, where she most recently served as Senior Manager of Educational Measurement and Assessment in the D...
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Apr 21 2016 9:44AM
Calendar NAEP Request for Information on Late Start or Early Release Days
In 2016-2017, the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) will transition from paper-pencil testing to testing on NAEP-provided tablets with keyboards. In most schools, testing on tablets will require two sequential sessions of up to two h...
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Apr 21 2016 9:40AM
News Announcement Test Administrator (TA) Interface Label of “Custom Settings” Now Resolved
On April 6 ODE communicated an issue where the “custom settings” label displayed in the TA interface approval screen for students with standard settings. AIR has resolved this issue so that “Standard” is now displaying in the TA Interface test approv...
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Apr 21 2016 9:34AM
News Announcement ELPA21 Window Now Closed
The 2015-16 ELPA21 window closed on Tuesday, April 19. The final number of 4-domain assessments that were submitted is 52,325. In addition, numerous ELPA21s with domain exemptions were submitted separately. Student tests that had 100% of online items...
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Apr 21 2016 9:28AM
Calendar ELPA21 K-1 Paper-Pencil Writing Materials Return Deadline
The deadline for returning the completed student booklets for the Kindergarten and 1st Grade paper-pencil writing portion of the ELPA21 is next Tuesday, April 26. The shipping instructions for returning the materials can be found in the Resources sec...
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Apr 21 2016 9:22AM
Calendar Extended Assessment: Grade 12 Performance Scores
Performance scores will be available May 13, 2016 for all grade 12 Extended Assessment data entered by/on April 28, 2016. Otherwise, performance scores for Grade 12 Extended Assessment data entered after April 28, 2016 will be available May 27, 2016....
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Apr 21 2016 9:14AM
News Announcement Audio Word Pronunciation for Dictionary Unavailable on iOS (ELA Performance Tasks)
For English Language Arts Performance Tasks, the word pronunciation feature of the embedded dictionary is only available on non-iOS devices. Please ensure that another supported platform is available for students who need access to this feature.
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Apr 21 2016 9:08AM
News Announcement Performance Task Reassignment Requests
This year Smarter Balanced Performance Tasks are randomly assigned to students within schools, however, when a student changes schools the system automatically assigns the student a new Performance Task (PT) even if the student had already started a ...
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Apr 20 2016 5:54PM
News Announcement Test Improprieties and Accessibility Supports
ODE has received a number of adult-initiated impropriety reports related to the administration of an assessment that is inconsistent with a student’s IEP; specifically, all of the statewide assessment accessibility supports identified in a student’s ...
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Apr 20 2016 5:37PM
Calendar Essential Skills Assessment Updates
ACT Scores for Writing Students who complete more than one administration of ACT may combine their highest English and Writing scores from across administrations for the purpose of demonstrating proficiency in the Essential Skill of writing. Fo...
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Apr 20 2016 5:24PM
Calendar Staff FTE and Ethnicity Validations Close Wednesday, April 27
The Staff FTE and Staff Ethnicity Validations will close at the end of the day on Wednesday, April 27. If you have not logged into the Achievement Data Insight (ADI) via the District site yet to check your data, or if you’ve recently changed your dat...
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Apr 20 2016 5:01PM
Calendar Class Roster Web Training Wednesday, April 27
The Web Training for the 2015-16 Class Roster Collection will be held on Wednesday, April 27 at 2 PM. The purpose of the Class Roster Collection is to link teachers and students with the instructional courses. Collecting these data makes it possible ...
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Apr 20 2016 4:14PM
News Announcement Memo: Community Eligibility Provision Renewal Notification for 2016-17 School Year
April 20, 2016 TO: Sponsors Participating in the Community Eligibility Provision RE: Community Eligibility Provision Renewal Notification for 2016-17 School Year Action Required due August 31, 2016 Your school district or school is curr...
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Apr 20 2016 12:24PM
News Announcement College and Career Readiness Program Grants (Re-Issued)
Background In 2015, the Oregon Legislature tasked the Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC) with convening a (SB418) workgroup that was charged to advise HECC leadership on recommendations to the Commission for a legislative request of f...
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Apr 19 2016 1:32PM
News Announcement Memo: School Food Authority’s with Food Service Management Company Contracts, Contract Renewal for SY 2016-2017
April 19, 2016 TO: School Food Authority’s with Food Service Management Company Contracts RE: Contract Renewal for SY 2016-2017 The Oregon Department of Education Child Nutrition Programs (ODE CNP) is required to annually review the one ...
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Apr 19 2016 8:52AM
News Announcement Summer Meals Newsletter: April 2016
April 2016 This Summer Meals newsletter shares information on: Upcoming USDA and partner events, partnership of the month and school outreach. Click here  to view this Newsletter.
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Apr 18 2016 3:00PM
News Announcement School Nutrition Program Newsletter: April 18, 2016
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 Recipes for Schools School Lunc...
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Apr 18 2016 12:18PM
News Announcement April 2016 ESD Warrants
Click April 2016 ESD Warrants to view the payment information for the ESDs for April 2016.
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Apr 18 2016 11:06AM
News Announcement Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Work Group Convening- April 26, 2016
The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) has launched a comprehensive and collaborative effort to develop Oregon’s State Plan for the implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the newly reauthorized Elementary and Secondary Education Act...
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Apr 18 2016 12:00AM
News Announcement April 2016 District Warrants
Click April 2016 District Warrants to view the payment information for the districts for April 2016.
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Apr 15 2016 3:45PM
News Announcement Memo: Notice of Potential Eligibility for Participation in the Community Eligibility Provision
April 15, 2016 TO: Sponsors of the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs RE: Notice of Potential Eligibility for Participation in the Community Eligibility Provision Your school district or school is currently participating...
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Apr 15 2016 9:51AM
News Announcement ELL Outcome Improvement Plan Advisory Group - Oregon Department of Education
Monday, April 18, 2015 from 1-4 p.m. HECC Office-Large Conference Room 775 Court St NE Salem, OR 97310 The Oregon Department of Education will be holding a meeting of the ELL Outcome Improvement Plan Advisory Group on Monday, April 1...
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Apr 14 2016 11:35AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - April 14, 2016
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for April 14, 2016. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS No articles this week...
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Apr 13 2016 3:05PM
News Announcement Opt-Out Communication Requirements
Beginning in 2016-17, districts are required to share an Annual Notice about state testing with parents at the start of each school year. As outlined in House Bill 2655, the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) will make this Annual Notice available ...
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Apr 13 2016 11:47AM
News Announcement Adaptive Math Learning Pilots - Project Update
We are excited to update you on the status of the Adaptive Math Learning Pilots project. ODE hosted a webinar on April 6, 2016. The webinar has been posted to the ODE site and is available to view here. We have also posted a Questions & Answers doc...
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Apr 13 2016 11:27AM
News Announcement State Advisory Council for Special Education May 2016 Public Meeting Notice
Thursday, May 12, 2016 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. InterMountain ESD 2001 SW Nye Ave Pendleton, OR 97801 Public Comment is Welcome: Public Comment Will Be Received from 11:30 - 12:00 p.m. A GoToMeeting remote option is available for public c...
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Apr 13 2016 11:21AM
Calendar ELPA21 Testing Window Closes Tuesday, April 19, 2016
The 2015-16 ELPA21 testing window will close as scheduled at the end of the day next Tuesday, April 19. District staff can use the Online Reporting System to run participation reports for tests that are still in progress, tests not started, and tests...
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Apr 13 2016 11:15AM
News Announcement U.S. Department of Education: Proposals for Consideration by ESSA Negotiated Rulemaking Committee
The U.S. Department of Education sent proposals today to the committee working on suggested regulations for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Of particular note, the Department proposes language, consistent with the law, that adopts safeguards t...
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Apr 13 2016 10:19AM
Calendar Staff FTE and Ethnicity Validations Open Through April 27
The Staff FTE and Staff Ethnicity Validations are currently open in the Achievement Data Insight (ADI) through the end of the day on Wednesday, April 27, 2016. These validations include information on staff FTE, race/ethnicity, grade bands served, to...
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Apr 13 2016 10:09AM
Calendar Institutions for Accountability Reporting Validation Open April 21 - May 16
Institution data used in the 2015-16 School and District Report Cards will be open for review on Thursday, April 21 at 1 PM and remain open through the end of the day on Monday, May 16. Please check the data for your institution to ensure accuracy an...
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Apr 13 2016 10:05AM
Calendar REMINDER: Post-Graduate Scholars Training on April 20
SB 1537, relating to payment for community college coursework by school districts, adds restrictions to districts’ current fifth-year programs, and will require some changes to ADM reporting. ODE invites districts who have fifth-year programs, advanc...
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Apr 13 2016 9:26AM
Calendar Kindergarten Assessment 2016-17
Kindergarten Assessment Overview: The 2016-17 Kindergarten Assessment includes three segments: Early Literacy: an untimed, direct assessment of upper and lowercase English Letter Names and English Letter Sounds Recognition. *Officially identifie...
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Apr 11 2016 1:21PM
News Announcement April 2016 Social Sciences Teacher Update Released
In the Oregon Social Sciences Teacher Update #152 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 vi...
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Apr 11 2016 11:36AM
News Announcement School Nutrition Program Newsletter: April 11, 2016
The Oregon Department of Education, Child Nutrition Programs (ODE CNP) provides a weekly newsletter for Sponsors of the School Nutrition Programs. Click here to view this Newsletter. Inside this Issue… Oregon Schools Honored for Commitment t...
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Apr 8 2016 10:33AM
News Announcement Requesting Feedback on Draft Physical Education Standards and Grade Level Outcomes
In its commitment to provide teachers with a standards-based educational system, the Oregon Department of Education (ODE), with assistance from stakeholders, has begun a review and revision of the Oregon physical education content standards. In Februa...
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Apr 8 2016 8:15AM
News Announcement Oregon Schools Honored for Commitment to Wellness
Hudson Park Elementary (Rainer School District), Sams Valley Elementary (Central Point School District), and Serendipity Center have been awarded the 2016 Oregon School Wellness Awards. This award, now in its ninth year, recognizes outstanding school w...
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Apr 7 2016 10:41AM
News Announcement Special Education Child Count and Report Cards
New numbers released by the Oregon Department of Education show little change in the count of students receiving special education services in our state. This school year, 88,132 students aged 0-21 were identified as needing special education services,...
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Apr 7 2016 10:32AM
Calendar Important Dates for April and May 2016
Date Event April 8 @ 11:59 PM Spring Collection Window Closes for: Staff Assignment 2015-16 April 13 @ 2 PM Webinar: Training for Third Period Cumulative ADM Collection 2015-16 April 14 @ 9 AM Webinar: Training for Limited E...
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Apr 7 2016 9:52AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - April 7, 2016
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for April 7, 2016. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS No articles this week ...
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Apr 7 2016 9:11AM
News Announcement Smarter Balanced Composite vs. Claim Scores
We have received inquiries concerning the relationship between Smarter Balanced claim scores and the composite score. Composite scores are not computed by averaging the four claim scores, nor is there some other formula where the composite score is d...
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Apr 7 2016 7:07AM
News Announcement Youth Development Council Workforce Committee Meeting
Youth Development Council Workforce Committee Meeting Oregon State Capitol, Room 167-A 900 Court Street NE, Salem 97301 Wednesday, April 13, 2016 The Workforce Committee of the Youth Development Council will be meeting on Wednesday, Apr...
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Apr 7 2016 6:40AM
News Announcement Youth Development Council Research, Data and Evaluation Committee Meeting
Research, Data and Evaluation Committee Meeting Friday, April 15, 2016 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Public Service Building, Room 251-A 255 Capitol Street NE, Salem, 97310 The Research, Data and Evaluation Committee of the Youth Development Co...
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Apr 6 2016 4:47PM
News Announcement OAKS Science Assessment Clarification
Yes, state science assessments (in our case, OAKS) are required in grades 5, 8, and once in high school per ESSA, Title I Part A, sec. 1111 (b)(3); ORS 329.485; and OAR 581-22-0610. Each student has two test opportunities for grades 3-8 and three ann...
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Apr 6 2016 4:21PM
News Announcement Immunization Data Validation: April 15 Deadline
This year, as a result of SB 895, the Oregon Department of Education will include data on immunization rates on school and district report cards. This data comes to us from the Oregon Health Authority, which is currently conducting a validation on th...
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Apr 6 2016 4:10PM
Calendar Third Period Cumulative ADM 2015-16 Open April 21 - May 27, 2016
The 2015-16 Third Period Cumulative ADM collection will be open beginning April 21, 2016 until 11:59 PM on May 27, 2016. Training for this collection will be presented on Wednesday, April 13 at 2 PM, and the recording will be posted to the Video Trai...
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Apr 6 2016 3:57PM
News Announcement Data Owners for Accountability and Reporting Team
The Accountability and Reporting Team has added two new research analysts, Emily Bowen and Lindy Wortman. This has allowed us to reassign staff to the various collections and reports. Below are the assigned duties of the four members of our data coll...
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Apr 6 2016 3:42PM
News Announcement Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Work Group Convening
The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) has launched a comprehensive and collaborative effort to develop Oregon’s State Plan for the implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the newly reauthorized Elementary and Secondary Education Act...
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Apr 5 2016 10:51PM
News Announcement Revised 2015-16 ESD Estimates as of April 5, 2016
Click Revised 2015-16 ESD Estimates as of April 5, 2016 to view the latest ESD estimates.
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Apr 5 2016 10:50PM
News Announcement Revised 2015-16 ADMw Breakouts as of April 5, 2016
Click Revised 2015-16 ADMw Breakouts as of April 5, 2016 to view the latest ADMw breakouts.
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Apr 5 2016 7:40AM
News Announcement College and Career Readiness Program Grants
This grant has been reissued. Click here to view the complete announcement with the Re-Issued RFQ and list of schools eligible to apply.
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Apr 5 2016 12:00AM
News Announcement Revised 2015-16 District Estimates as of April 5, 2016
Click Revised 2015-16 District Estimates as of April 5, 2016 to view the latest district estimates.
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Apr 4 2016 2:59PM
News Announcement School Nutrition Program Newsletter: April 04, 2016
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 Activit...
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Apr 4 2016 12:43PM
News Announcement Memo: Food and Drug Administration Requirements for Vending Machines SP28-2016; CACFP 09-2016; SFSP 11-2016
April 4, 2016 TO: Sponsors of Child Nutrition Programs RE: Food and Drug Administration Requirements for Vending Machines SP28-2016; CACFP 09-2016; SFSP 11-2016        Action Required/Effective Immediate...
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Apr 4 2016 10:44AM
News Announcement Attention: 2nd day for Salem "Transforming the Future with PSO Data Workshop"
In the next three months ODE will be offering seven Post School Outcome workshops across Oregon. This workshop is designed to provide participants the opportunity to learn strategies for collecting, analyzing, and using their PSO data to make informed...
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Apr 4 2016 9:50AM
News Announcement Revised 2014-15 ESD Estimates as of April 4, 2016
Click Revised 2014-15 ESD Estimates as of April 4, 2016 to view the latest 2014-15 ESD Estimates.
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Apr 4 2016 9:48AM
News Announcement Revised 2014-15 ADMw Breakouts as of April 4, 2016
Click Revised 2014-15 ADMw Breakouts as of April 4, 2016 to view the latest 2014-15 ADMw Breakouts.
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Apr 4 2016 9:48AM
News Announcement Systems Performance Review and Improvement (SPR&I) 2016 Annual Training Registrations Open
Systems Performance Review and Improvement (SPR&I) 2016 Annual Training Registrations are OPEN ODE offers annual regional trainings which include various topics such as guidance for procedural compliance, hot topics in the field of special educ...
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Apr 4 2016 8:20AM
Calendar Mental/Behavioral Health Roundtable - Cancelled
After careful consideration and listening to our local partners throughout the state the Oregon Department of Education and the Oregon Health Authority have decided that we need to post-pone the current behavioral/mental health and roundtables in Coo...
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Apr 4 2016 12:00AM
News Announcement Revised 2014-15 District Estimates
Click Revised 2014-15 District Estimates as of April 4, 2016 to view the latest 2014-15 district estimates.
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Apr 1 2016 4:04PM
News Announcement Adaptive Math Learning Pilot Projects Grant
The adaptive math learning grants will provide the opportunity to pilot learning technologies in Oregon classrooms, grades K to 8. An adaptive learning technology is software or a Web-based application that can personalize education for a student, ada...
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Mar 31 2016 12:00PM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - March 31, 2016
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for March 31, 2016. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS Performance Assessmen...
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Mar 31 2016 11:56AM
Calendar AESRP Meeting on April 8
The spring Assessment of Essential Skills Review Panel (AESRP) meeting will be April 8, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., via webinar. You can register to attend the meeting by clicking on the following link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/348419878528558...
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Mar 31 2016 8:53AM
News Announcement National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 2017 Assessments
In 2016-2017, the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) will transition from paper-pencil testing to testing on NAEP-provided tablets with keyboards. In order to understand how to report trend results for the 2017 math and reading assess...
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Mar 30 2016 4:11PM
News Release State and Local Education Leaders to Hold Community Forums to Reimagine Education in Oregon
*Dates and locations updated April 28, 2016 (Salem, Ore) – Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction Salam Noor, in partnership with local education leaders, is asking Oregonians to help reimagine education in our state. Community members are inv...
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Mar 30 2016 1:17PM
News Announcement Changing Student Settings in the Test Administrator Interface
Before approving students for testing, it is essential that Test Administrators (TAs) carefully review assigned student settings from the TA Interface. If the TA notices that settings are incorrectly applied or are missing for a particular student, t...
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Mar 30 2016 1:14PM
News Announcement Operating System Support Update
AIR has released a new version of the Secure Browser for iOS devices. Version 3.3 of the Secure Browser can be used on iOS 7 - 9.3. Note that previous versions of the Secure Browser are not supported on the recently released iOS 9.3, so districts who...
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Mar 30 2016 1:06PM
Calendar ELPA21 Completion and New Students
Oregon’s 2015-16 ELPA21 window will be open until the end of the day on Tuesday, April 19, 2016. Students who enroll in grades Kindergarten through 12th and who have been identified as English Learners are required to participate in the assessment. T...
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Mar 30 2016 12:22PM
Calendar REMINDER: ELPA21 K-1 Paper-Pencil Section Completion by April 19
The ELPA21 includes a new writing section for Kindergarten and 1st grade students only that is completed via paper-pencil. Oregon’s English Learners who qualify to be annually assessed on the ELPA21 must also complete the paper-pencil section within ...
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Mar 30 2016 12:14PM
Calendar ELPA21 Testing 45-day Expiration Reminder Updated
As noted in the 2015-16 Test Administration Manual, Section 9.4, ELPA21 testing opportunities expire after 45 calendar days from the first log in attempt. The 45th day of the ELPA21 testing window occurred on March 24. Each day thereafter, tests from...
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Mar 30 2016 12:09PM
Calendar New School Status for the School and District Report Cards
Schools may request a new school status on their report card if they had a significant enrollment change due to boundary or attendance area, consolidation, or grades reconfiguration for the current (2015-16) school year, provided they have not alread...
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Mar 30 2016 11:48AM
News Announcement Banked Science Records Reloaded
Last week, ODE discovered a problem with the new process that allows test records to be loaded into Student Centered Staging when the Test End Date has been changed (i.e., when a test has to be reset). This resulted in a number of “banked” science te...
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Mar 30 2016 10:37AM
Calendar Staff FTE and Ethnicity Validation Opens on March 31 in ADI
Data on staff FTE, Race/Ethnicity, grade bands served, total/average experience, and percentage of teachers with a graduate degree are available for review from 1 PM on Thursday, March 31 through 11:59 p.m. on Monday, April 25. During this time, plea...
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Mar 30 2016 10:20AM
Calendar Report Card Narrative (Supplemental) Collection Delayed
The Report Card Narrative collection, formerly known as the Supplemental Data Collection, is now scheduled to open on Thursday, July 14. The close date, September 23, will remain unchanged. If you have questions, please contact Isabella Jacoby .
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Mar 30 2016 12:00AM
News Announcement ODE Child Nutrition Programs, Announces "Healthy Meals: Adventures in Eating" Poster Contest Winners
ODE Child Nutrition Programs celebrated National Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Week and with a poster contest for program participants. National CACFP Week was March 13-19, 2016. ODE CNP challenged the participants of the CACFP to creat...
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Mar 29 2016 2:58PM
News Announcement Performance Assessment Grant: Request for Qualifications
Click here to view a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for schools interested in applying for performance assessment demonstration site grants (for more information see the Purpose section in the RFQ). The RFQ will be used to develop a list of school...
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Mar 29 2016 2:21PM
Calendar Mental/Behavioral Health Roundtable
The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) and the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) are co-sponsoring two Mental/Behavioral Health Roundtable events to be held in Coos Bay on April 26th and in Pendleton on May 16th from 8am to 4pm. The intent of these ev...
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Mar 28 2016 1:52PM
News Announcement Nominations for the 2016 Instructional Materials Evaluation for Science
The Oregon Department of Education is seeking nominations for reviewers in the State Instructional Materials Evaluation and Adoption for Science. Reviewers may be teachers, curriculum specialists, or other experienced professionals who have interest an...
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Mar 28 2016 10:05AM
News Announcement School Nutrition Program Newsletter: March 28, 2016
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… Nonprogram Food Revenue Webinar Series ...
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Mar 28 2016 9:05AM
News Announcement Memo: USDA Policy Memo – Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) SP 26-2016; SP 30-2016
March 28, 2016 TO: Sponsors of National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program RE: USDA Policy Memo – Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) SP 26-2016; SP 30-2016 Action Required Enclosed are policy memos issued by USDA for Sponsors of ...
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Mar 25 2016 11:01AM
News Announcement New Accountability Reporting Staff
Please welcome our new staff members on the Accountability and Reporting team. Emily Bowen will be the data owner for Cumulative ADM and the Institutions Database, and Lindy Wortman will be working on Class Size and Spring Membership reporting. We ...
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Mar 23 2016 10:59AM
News Announcement Math Adaptive Learning Pilots Grant
The Oregon STEM Council in collaboration with the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) intends to conduct a series of pilot tests of math adaptive learning technologies in Oregon classrooms grades K to 8. An adaptive learning technology is software tha...
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Mar 23 2016 8:54AM
News Announcement African American/Black Student Success Plan Advisory Group Meeting April 1, 2016
African American/Black Student Success Plan Oregon Department of Education African American/Black Student Success Plan Advisory Group Meeting Friday, April 1, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Oregon Department of Education, Rooms 251A/B (2nd flo...
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Mar 17 2016 11:36AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - March 17, 2016
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for March 17, 2016. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS No articles this week...
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Mar 17 2016 11:26AM
News Announcement Essential Skills Manual Updated 3/16/2016
The 2015-16 Essential Skills and Local Performance Assessment Manual was updated on March 16 to reflect new information and additional guidance in the following sections: Other Standardized Assessments section: Updated information on ACT Writing. ...
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Mar 17 2016 10:11AM
News Announcement Farm to School and School Garden Grants Continue to Transform Oregon School Lunch
Farm to School and School Garden grants continue to transform Oregon school lunch. To read more about how twenty-four awardees are using nearly $900,000 in state funding for food-, agriculture-, and garden-based educational opportunities, click he...
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Mar 16 2016 5:59PM
Calendar REMINDER: ELPA21 K-1 Paper-Pencil Section Completion
The ELPA21 includes a new writing section for Kindergarten and 1st grade students only that is completed via paper-pencil. All English Learners who qualify to be annually assessed on the ELPA21 must also complete the paper-pencil section within Orego...
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Mar 16 2016 5:49PM
Calendar ELPA21 Testing 45-day Expiration Reminder
As noted in the 2015-16 Test Administration Manual, Section 9.4, ELPA21 testing opportunities expire after 45 calendar days from the first log in attempt. The 45th day of the ELPA21 testing window will occur next week, on March 24. With most school d...
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Mar 16 2016 5:39PM
Calendar Training Opportunity: Smarter Balanced Hand Scoring Pilot
ODE is seeking educators interested in participating in a pilot to determine the feasibility of using Oregon teachers to assist in the scoring of Smarter Balanced test items for the ELA and mathematics summative assessments. The initial training for ...
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Mar 16 2016 5:33PM
News Announcement Revised 2015-16 ADMw breakouts as of March 17, 2016
Click Revised 2015-16 ADMw Breakouts as of March 17, 2016 to view the latest ADMw information for 2015-16.
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Mar 16 2016 5:31PM
News Announcement Revised 2015-16 ESD Estimates as of March 17, 2016
Click Revised 2015-16 District Estimates as of March 17, 2016 to view the latest ESD estimates for 2015-16.
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Mar 16 2016 5:29PM
Calendar Professional Development Opportunity: Smarter Balanced Item Writing
ODE is seeking educators interested in participating as item writers for Smarter Balanced ELA and mathematics summative assessments. Successful applicants would be signed on as temporary employees of ODE and would receive compensation at the standard...
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Mar 16 2016 5:21PM
News Announcement “One or More” Accommodations Flag: Reminder
It is a federal requirement to indicate whether or not a student on an IEP or 504 Plan who takes the general assessment received one or more Accommodations (cf TAM, p. 99). While authorized users can indicate such through the “one or more” flag in TI...
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Mar 16 2016 4:30PM
Calendar Virtual School Status Due Friday, March 18
The Oregon Department of Education is now collecting virtual school status for each public school. A spreadsheet went out via email to Superintendents and Business Managers last month to collect this information. Submission of this status is mandator...
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Mar 16 2016 12:00AM
News Announcement Revised 2015-16 District Estimates as of March 17, 2016
Click Revised 2015-16 District Estimates as of March 17, 2016 to view the latest district estimates for 2015-16.
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Mar 15 2016 9:38AM
News Announcement 2016 Summer Procedural Compliance Review (PCR) Training
Registration is Open for the 2016 Summer Procedural Compliance Review (PCR) Training! This will be an overview of the Procedural Compliance Review (PCR) process with an emphasis on ODE’s interpretation of the most commonly misinterpreted or challe...
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Mar 14 2016 2:46PM
News Announcement School Nutrition Program Newsletter: March 14, 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… Nonprogram Food Revenue Webinar Series ...
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Mar 14 2016 11:20AM
News Announcement Oregon Accelerated College Credit Program Grant - How to Apply
ODE has just released the Oregon Accelerated College Credit Program Grant. The RFP application can be found here Applications are due April 4, 2016. Information on how to apply for this grant was presented in a webinar held on March 11, 2016. The v...
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Mar 14 2016 9:45AM
News Announcement March 2016 ESD Warrants
Click March 2016 ESD Warrants to view the payment information for the ESDs for March 2016.
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Mar 14 2016 12:00AM
News Announcement March 2016 District Warrants
Click March 2016 District Warrants to view the payment information for the districts for March 2016.
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Mar 11 2016 11:24AM
News Announcement Summer Meals Newsletter: February 2016
February 2016 This Summer Meals newsletter shares information on: Upcoming USDA and partner events, partnership of the month and school outreach. Click here  to view this Newsletter.
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Mar 11 2016 10:33AM
News Announcement Memo: Site Monitoring Report for CACFP Revisions Effective Immediately
March 11, 2016 TO: All Child and Adult Care Food Program Multi-Site Sponsors RE: Memo: Site Monitoring Report for CACFP Revisions Effective Immediatley        Action Required The Oregon Department of E...
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Mar 11 2016 9:55AM
Calendar Calendar Alert! Public Notice and Comment - Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Part B
In accordance with federal law, the annual application for federal IDEA Part B funds is open for public review for sixty days from Friday, March 11 through Monday, May 9, 2016. IDEA Part B funds help support special education services for children and ...
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Mar 11 2016 9:50AM
News Announcement Public Comment Period - IDEA Part C Application for Funds
The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) is accepting public comment on its annual application for federal IDEA Part C funds from March 11 through Wednesday April 13, 2016. Find a copy of this application here: IDEA Policy. Please share this i...
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Mar 11 2016 7:16AM
News Announcement Youth Development Council Quarterly Meeting
Quarterly Meeting Thursday, March 17, 2016 Morning Work Session 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon Oregon State Capitol, Room 350, 900 Court Street NE, Salem 97301 Afternoon Business Meeting 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Oregon State Capitol, Hea...
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Mar 10 2016 12:17PM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - March 10, 2016
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for March 10, 2016. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS Support for Chrome OS...
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Mar 10 2016 9:31AM
News Announcement Support for Chrome OS 41-48
AIR and ODE are now supporting Chrome OS 41-48 for student testing. AIR has posted an updated Support Plan that reflects support for versions 41-48 and was able to implement an update that does not require any new app to be downloaded if using Chrom...
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Mar 10 2016 9:22AM
Calendar Update for Users of Android MSB 2.0 Using Android 5+ Devices
The current version of Android MSB (2.0) when used with Android 5+ devices does not support use of the keyboard. An updated MSB for Android 5+ (version number 2.1.) will be in the store by March 11. Anyone using Android 5+ should upgrade to MSB 2.1 i...
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Mar 10 2016 9:09AM
News Announcement Writing Essential Skills Achievement Standard for ACT
In September 2015 ACT discontinued reporting a Combined English/Writing score and released a revised version of the Writing test. As a result, a new Writing Essential Skills achievement standard for ACT was needed. Because the Combined English/W...
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Mar 9 2016 10:35AM
News Announcement Update: "Transforming the Future with PSO Data Workshop", Please Register
In the next three months ODE will be offering seven Post School Outcome workshops across Oregon. This workshop is designed to provide participants the opportunity to learn strategies for collecting, analyzing, and using their PSO data to make informed...
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Mar 9 2016 10:09AM
News Announcement School Nutrition Program Newsletter: March 7, 2016
The Oregon Department of Education, Child Nutrition Programs (ODE CNP) provides a weekly newsletter for Sponsors of the School Nutrition Programs. Click here to view this Newsletter. Inside this Issue… National School Breakfast Week 2016...
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Mar 8 2016 3:19PM
News Announcement ESSA Essentials: What You Need to Know Now
To: Superintendents, Principals, and District Administrators From: Salam Noor, Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction Re: Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and Oregon’s State Plan Good Afternoon, As you are aware, the Ever...
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Mar 8 2016 2:11PM
News Announcement "Transforming the Future with PSO Data Workshop", Please Register
In the next three months ODE will be offering seven Post School Outcome workshops across Oregon. This workshop is designed to provide participants the opportunity to learn strategies for collecting, analyzing, and using their PSO data to make informed...
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Mar 7 2016 4:04PM
News Announcement 2016-17 ADMw Breakouts as of March 7, 2016
The first estimates for 2016-17 are available. You can access the ADMw breakouts here: 2016-17 ADMw Breakouts as of March 7, 2016 .
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Mar 7 2016 3:59PM
News Announcement 2016-17 ESD Estimates as of March 7, 2016
The first estimates for 2016-17 are available. You can access the ESD estimates here: 2016-17 ESD Estimates as of March 7, 2016 .
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Mar 7 2016 12:00AM
News Announcement 2016-17 District Estimates as of March 7, 2016
The first estimates for 2016-17 are available. You can access the district estimates here: 2016-17 District Estimates as of March 7, 2016 .
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Mar 4 2016 8:15AM
News Announcement ODE Now Accepting Applications for ESSA Workgroups
The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) is bringing together four central workgroups to help inform the implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) . ESSA, which replaces No Child Left Behind (NCLB), was signed into law by the President ...
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Mar 3 2016 1:40PM
News Announcement Update to Executive Numbered Memorandum 006-2015-16 Reclassification and Retention Procedures For English Learners (ELs) During School Year 2015-16
To: All District Superintendents, Principals, and Title III Directors Re: Reclassifying and Retaining Students in English Language Development (ELD) Programs This is an update to a previously issued numbered memo. New language has been italic...
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Mar 3 2016 11:56AM
Calendar Important Dates for March and April 2016
Date Event March 1 - 11 Districts submit to ODE demographic information for students participating in Logramos March 3 @ 2 PM Webinar: Training for Staff Assignment Collection 2015-16 March 4 Testing Window Closes for NAEP in ...
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Mar 3 2016 11:40AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - March 3, 2016
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for March 3, 2016. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS ODE Now Accepting Appl...
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Mar 3 2016 8:18AM
News Release Seeking Oregon’s Next Teacher of the Year
State opens nomination process for 2017 Teacher of the Year (Salem, Ore) – Every year, the Oregon Department of Education honors teachers and their impact on students’ lives through the Oregon Teacher of the Year award. The award recognizes an...
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Mar 2 2016 9:40PM
News Announcement Preventing ELPA21 Testing Improprieties and Irregularities
Since the ELPA21 test window opened on February 9, ODE has received several test impropriety and irregularity reports that fall in the following categories, in some cases resulting in test invalidation and the loss of the 2015-16 test opportunity: ...
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Mar 2 2016 9:34PM
Calendar ELPA21 Recruitment Re-Opened: Contrasting Groups Study
The ELPA21 consortium is continuing to recruit for participants in the Contrasting Groups Study, which will take place during the months of March and April. ODE seeks additional teacher participants, particularly in grades 6 through 12. If you have p...
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Mar 2 2016 9:31PM
News Announcement ELPA21: Changing Segments
Due to the separate domain segmenting on ELPA21 this year, if a student pauses a domain before responding to all items in the final task set of items, the test may restart at the next segment (inadvertently skipping some items) when it is resumed. If...
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Mar 2 2016 9:20PM
News Announcement ELPA21 Items: Putting a Box Around a Word
Some ELPA21 tests include listening items that require students to select a word in a sentence. When a response is chosen, a box appears around the word the student has selected. For example: The AIR Help Desk has received reports tha...
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Mar 2 2016 9:07PM
News Announcement Inter-District Transfer of Secure, Restricted Access Work Samples Prohibited
In early 2015, ODE launched a bank of secure, restricted access Work Sample prompts. As a reminder, prompts downloaded from the bank may not be transferred between districts. Downloading these secure, restricted access Work Sample prompts requires us...
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Mar 2 2016 8:49AM
News Announcement March 2016 Social Sciences Teacher Update Released
In the Oregon Social Sciences Teacher Update #151 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 vi...
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Mar 1 2016 3:29PM
News Announcement Oregon Accelerated College Credit Program Grant
ODE has just released the Oregon Accelerated College Credit Program Grant. The RFP application can be found here Applications are due April 4, 2016. A webinar about the grant is scheduled for 9:00 am to 9:30 am on March 11. Click here to register ...
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Mar 1 2016 2:37PM
News Announcement Spring 2016 Perkins Technical Assistance Webinar
The Spring 2016 Perkins Technical Assistance Webinar will take place on Thursday, March 10, 2016 from 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. As a project manager or fiscal officer for a Perkins Grant, we are extending a special invitation to you. The content of the webin...
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Feb 29 2016 12:00PM
News Announcement Spring 2016 CIP and School Planning Training
Indistar® Training for District Continuous Improvement Planning (CIP) and School Planning (including Title 1 Schoolwide and TAS) is coming to a region near you! For more information click here. To register click here
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Feb 29 2016 10:12AM
News Announcement School Nutrition Program Newsletter: February 29, 2016
The Oregon Department of Education, Child Nutrition Programs (ODE CNP) provides a weekly newsletter for Sponsors of the School Nutrition Programs. Click here to view this Newsletter. Inside this Issue… National School Breakfast Week 2016...
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Feb 26 2016 1:59PM
News Announcement African American/Black Student Success Plan Advisory Group Meeting March 4, 2016
African American/Black Student Success Plan Oregon Department of Education African American/Black Student Success Plan Advisory Group Meeting Friday, March 4, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Oregon Department of Education, Rooms 251A/B (2nd flo...
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Feb 26 2016 1:39PM
News Announcement Creating and Maintaining Equitable Teaching and Learning Environments
Date: Wednesday, April 6, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. -3:30 p.m. Location: Southern Oregon Education Service District – 101 N. Grape Street | Medford, OR This no cost professional development activity for school and district administrators, cou...
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Feb 26 2016 10:00AM
News Release State Joins #GoOpen Initiative
Oregon one of 13 states announcing commitment to openly licensed education resources (Salem, Ore) – Today Deputy Superintendent Salam Noor announced the launch of a new statewide #GoOpen initiative. Oregon is joining states from across the coun...
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Feb 25 2016 2:54PM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - February 25, 2016
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for February 25, 2016. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS ODE Now Accepting ...
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Feb 25 2016 10:00AM
News Announcement Notice of Recruitment for Oregon Dyslexia Advisory Council Membership
The Oregon Department of Education is seeking stakeholders from across the state to participate as members of the Oregon Dyslexia Advisory Council. A total of 30 to 35 members will be selected from across Oregon’s geographic areas. Members will include...
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Feb 25 2016 9:30AM
News Release Statement from Deputy Superintendent Noor on the College Board’s AP Report to the Nation
Deputy Superintendent Salam Noor released the following statement about the College Board’s AP Report to the Nation. Click here to access national and Oregon-specific data. “We know access to rigorous, engaging content and the opportunity to e...
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Feb 25 2016 9:00AM
News Announcement Information on how to Apply to be a Member of Fair Dismissal Appeals Board
The Interest Form is a basic application that tells our office about you, your background and why you want to participate on a Governor-appointed Board or Commission. You may apply at any time, regardless of whether there is a current opening, as resig...
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Feb 25 2016 12:00AM
News Announcement Registration is now open for the 'Transforming the Future with PSO Data Workshop'
In the next three months ODE will be offering seven Post School Outcome workshops across Oregon. This workshop is designed to provide participants the opportunity to learn strategies for collecting, analyzing, and using their PSO data to make informed...
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Feb 24 2016 3:39PM
Calendar Support for Chrome OS 48
AIR and ODE are now supporting Chrome OS 48 for student testing. AIR has posted an updated Support Plan that reflects the support for Chrome 48. For Chrome OS 47, as previously reported on January 22, AIR found issues with sound and recording. ...
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Feb 24 2016 3:33PM
News Announcement Updating Computers to Windows 10
Users who update their Windows computers to Windows 10 after installing the OAKS Secure Browser have reported that the Secure Browser often does not open correctly following the update. When this happens, resetting the Secure Browser profile as descr...
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Feb 24 2016 3:18PM
News Announcement Before Approving Students to Test
If a student incorrectly selects the wrong test, or selects the correct test, but the Test Administrator realizes student settings have been entered incorrectly before approving the student to test, the student’s test will be automatically reset for ...
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Feb 24 2016 3:13PM
News Announcement Update on ELPA21 Issue: Some Items Not Loading
On Friday, February 12 we reported that a small number of ELPA21 items were not generating an error message when students tried to skip them. Students were able to skip these items but then receive a message for subsequent items indicating that the i...
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Feb 24 2016 2:48PM
News Announcement ELPA21 Scribe Guidelines
Guidelines describing the qualifications and preparation of a Scribe as well as the valid implementation of this non-embedded accommodation for students with IEPs or 504 plans who, per the Oregon Accessibility Manual (OAM), have an identified need to...
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Feb 24 2016 2:15PM
News Announcement Job Opportunity - Chief Information Officer
Chief Information Officer Opening! Salary: $85,860.00 - $126,456.00 Annually Location: Salem, Oregon Application Deadline: March 20, 2016 The Oregon Department of Education fosters excellence for every learner through innovation, colla...
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Feb 24 2016 8:21AM
News Announcement ODE Ahora Está Aceptando Solicitudes para los Grupos de Trabajo ESSA
El Departamento de Educación de Oregón (ODE por sus siglas en inglés) está reuniendo cuatro grupos de trabajo central para ayudar a informar acerca de la aplicación de la Ley Cada Estudiante Triunfa (ESSA por sus siglas en inglés). ESSA, que sustituye...
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Feb 23 2016 12:47PM
News Announcement Executive Numbered Memo 010-2015-16 - District Continuous Improvement Plans
To: Superintendents and District Administrators From: Dawne Huckaby, Assistant Superintendent, Office of Teaching & Learning Re: 2016-2017 District Continuous Improvement Plan Submissions The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) is suspe...
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Feb 22 2016 10:41AM
News Announcement School Nutrition Program Newsletter: February 22, 2016
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… Nonprogram Food Revenue Webinar Series ...
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Feb 22 2016 9:52AM
Calendar Writing Scoring Guide Training Application
ODE is seeking applicants to participate in a writing scoring guide training at Lane ESD on March 21 and 22, 2016. The training is intended for individuals who would like to gain experience scoring Essential Skills writing work samples at the high sc...
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Feb 19 2016 11:12AM
News Announcement Calendar Alert!- Public Notice and Comment - 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, beginning today, February 19 through Monday, April 18, 2016. IDEA Part C funds help support early intervention services t...
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Feb 18 2016 3:54PM
News Announcement Publisher Notice #2 - 2016 Oregon Science Instructional Materials
The following items are available for publisher action for the next portion of the Oregon Science Adoption process. Take note of the deadlines for each form to be submitted. 2016 Notice #2 Adopted Science Criteria Form 4538 - 2016 Proposal Form ...
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Feb 18 2016 3:27PM
News Announcement Five New STEM Hubs Receive Capacity-Building Support
Today, the Chief Education Office, in partnership with the Department of Education, announced state support for a new cohort of five STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) Hubs to build capacity for regional, cross-sector partnerships. STEM H...
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Feb 18 2016 1:29PM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - February 18, 2016
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for February 18, 2016. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS February 10 Inform...
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Feb 18 2016 1:15PM
News Announcement Administering Smarter Balanced Performance Tasks
Test Administrators will need to include all Performance Tasks in the grade and subject for which they are administering tests in their test sessions. To do this, expand the list of Smarter Balanced tests in the test selection window by clicking on t...
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Feb 18 2016 9:06AM
Calendar Virtual School Status
The Oregon Department of Education is now collecting virtual school status for each public school. A spreadsheet went out via email to Superintendents and Business Managers today (February 18) to collect this information. Submission of this status is...
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Feb 16 2016 4:29PM
News Announcement February 10 Informal DTC Webinar Materials Posted
The materials from the Informal DTC Webinar held on February 10, 2016 have now been posted here toward the bottom of the webpage. They include the PowerPoint presented by ODE, along the questions asked by the field and ODE responses to those question...
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Feb 16 2016 4:20PM
News Announcement Essential Skills Manual Updated
The 2015-16 Essential Skills and Local Performance Assessment Manual was updated on February 8 to reflect new information and additional guidance in the following sections: Other Standardized Assessments section: Updated footnotes on ACT, Compass,...
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Feb 16 2016 3:59PM
Calendar Staff Position Audit and Review Window Closes February 19
The Staff Position collection’s Audit and Review window will close Friday, February 19 at 11:59 PM. Every district should log into their Staff Position collection if they have not done so already to view their audits, which can be found under Error M...
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Feb 16 2016 2:26PM
News Announcement 2016 - 2017 Private Alternative Registration
The 2016-2017 Private Alternative Registration is available here This application is for new and renewing programs, due March 31, 2016.
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Feb 16 2016 11:39AM
News Announcement School Nutrition Program Newsletter: February 16, 2016
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… Establishing a Communication Plan for N...
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Feb 16 2016 11:05AM
News Announcement 2015 SECC Feedback Session - April 8
The 2015 SECC Feedback Session will be held at Linn-Benton-Lincoln ESD from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 8, 2016. Registration is open. Handouts will be available at the session and posted online as soon as they are available. The session will rev...
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Feb 11 2016 11:09AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - February 11, 2016
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for February 11, 2016. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS No articles this w...
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Feb 11 2016 10:51AM
News Announcement ELPA21 Line Reader
For the 2015-16 ELPA21 administration, a line reader is available for select reading items. As this is a new feature on a new assessment, this feature is only programmable in the Test Administrator (TA) Interface this year. Unlike other features, the...
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Feb 11 2016 10:47AM
Calendar ELPA21 Testing Window Now Open
Oregon’s English Language Proficiency Assessment for the 21st Century (ELPA21) testing window opened on Tuesday, February 9 for all grades Kindergarten through 12th. The window will remain open through the end of the day on Tuesday, April 19. This ne...
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Feb 11 2016 10:24AM
News Announcement Improvements to the Kindergarten Assessment for 2016-17
The Oregon Kindergarten Assessment will become non-secure in 2016-17. The benefits of the assessment becoming non-secure include greater communication with parents and early childcare providers around the self-regulatory behaviors and interpersona...
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Feb 11 2016 10:08AM
News Announcement REVISED: FINAL 2015-16 Oregon Accessibility Manual (OAM) Posted
The updated 2015-16 Oregon Accessibility Manual is posted on the Statewide Assessment Accessibility Supports webpage at http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=487. It contains the following anticipated mid-year updates to the Final version that a...
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Feb 11 2016 9:42AM
News Announcement February 2016 ESD Payment Information
Click February 2016 ESD Warrants to view the February payment information for the ESDs.
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Feb 11 2016 12:00AM
News Announcement February 2016 District Payment Information
Click February 2016 District Warrants to view the February payment information for the districts.
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Feb 10 2016 7:37AM
News Announcement Update Regarding Oregon Department of Education Offices
The Oregon Department of Education is committed to continuously improving the quality of our service and support to Oregon schools and districts. To guide this commitment, ODE is focusing on what we are calling the 3 C’s: Communication, Collaboration, ...
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Feb 8 2016 10:19PM
News Announcement Memo: Match Requirements for the National School Lunch Program Documentation due by: June 30, 2016
February 8, 2016 TO:Sponsors of National School Lunch Program Business Managers RE: Match Requirements for the National School Lunch ProgramDocumentation due by: June 30, 2016 Action Required State-appropriated general purpose or unde...
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Feb 8 2016 12:40PM
News Announcement Memo: USDA School Policy Memo 20-2016: Nonprofit School Food Service Account Nonprogram Food Revenue Requirements
February 8, 2016 TO:Sponsors of the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs RE: USDA School Policy Memo 20-2016: Nonprofit School Food Service Account Nonprogram Food Revenue Requirements Effective Immediately Action Requi...
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Feb 8 2016 11:25AM
News Announcement School Nutrition Program Newsletter: February 8, 2016
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… On-Site Monitoring Requirements ODE ...
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Feb 8 2016 10:13AM
News Release State Officials Announce: Oregon Kindergarteners Better Prepared for School
Third year of data capture shows slight improvement in early math and literacy skills (Salem, Ore) – The Oregon Department of Education released results today from the third annual Kindergarten Assessment. The assessment is given each fall to e...
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Feb 8 2016 9:21AM
News Announcement SB 612 Implemention Requirements (Relating to Dyslexia) - update
SB 612 requires ODE to designate a Dyslexia Specialist to provide school districts with support to screen all students in kindergarten and first grade for risk factors of dyslexia and to communicate training opportunities related to dyslexia. Carrie Th...
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Feb 5 2016 1:41PM
News Announcement Register now for the State English Learners Alliance conference
Register now for the State English Learners Alliance conference, which will be held on March 9-11 in Eugene. Featured speakers include Dr. Samuel Ortiz, an expert on assessing culturally and linguistically diverse students, Dr. Kathryn Lindolm-Leary,...
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Feb 4 2016 1:29PM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - February 4, 2016
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for February 4, 2016. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS NOW Recruiting for ...
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Feb 4 2016 1:28PM
Calendar ELPA21 K-1 Writing Paper-Pencil Supplemental Section FAQ
ELPA21 includes a paper-pencil writing section for Kindergarten and 1st Grade that supplements the 4-domain online ELPA21 assessment. Since this is a new feature for Oregon school districts, ODE has developed an FAQ to assist with procedures regardin...
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Feb 4 2016 1:27PM
News Announcement What’s New with the ELPA21 Environment?
Oregon’s new assessment, the English Language Proficiency Assessment for the 21st Century (ELPA21) will open next week for all grade bands. This new test will assess students on the English Language Proficiency standards adopted by the State Board of...
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Feb 4 2016 1:26PM
Calendar ELPA21 Online Testing Opens February 9
The online test window for ELPA21 opens next Tuesday, February 9, 2016. As communicated in the January 28 AA Update, this represents a one-week delay compared to the original 2015-16 test schedule. To compensate for this delay, ODE has extended the w...
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Feb 4 2016 1:24PM
Calendar 2015-16 Statewide Kindergarten Assessment Release
The 2015-2016 Statewide Kindergarten Assessment Results will be available on the Kindergarten Resource Webpage starting Monday, February 8, 2016. The Oregon Department of Education will provide an Interpretive Guidance Overview and a developmental co...
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Feb 4 2016 1:22PM
Calendar Kindergarten Assessment 2015-16 Report Validation - Now Closed
The 2015-2016 Kindergarten Assessment (KA) Validation located in the Achievement Data Insight (ADI) Application is now closed. Districts are still able to log in to view their KA preliminary data by clicking on the “All” tab in the ADI Application. ...
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Feb 4 2016 1:21PM
News Announcement Essential Skills Accommodations for English Learners
The State Board of Education’s recent amendment to the Essential Skills for English Language Learners OAR (581-022-0617) includes several important policy changes. Table 1 summarizes the language of origin criteria and accommodations for Work Samples...
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Feb 4 2016 1:20PM
Calendar Essential Skills Assessment Option UPDATE: PSAT
There are many changes occurring across the standardized assessments that have been approved for students to use in demonstrating the Essential Skills. PSAT was revised in the fall and ODE has recently received new information about the timeline for ...
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Feb 4 2016 1:16PM
News Announcement NEW Test Lookup Report in Student Centered Staging
The new Test Lookup Report was rolled out in Student Centered Staging on January 28. The report allows a user to look up any student(s) by SSID for a selected school year and see what tests they have taken in any subject, regardless of the district o...
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Feb 4 2016 1:11PM
Calendar Second Period Cumulative ADM Audits
The Second Period Cumulative ADM Audit/Review Window closed last week. Districts that have additional audits will be receiving a spreadsheet via email from their Regional ESD Partner, and their collection will be opened for one week to address these ...
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Feb 4 2016 1:09PM
Calendar Staff Position Audit and Review Window
The Staff Position collection’s Audit and Review window will open Thursday, February 11 at 1 PM and remain open through Friday, February 19 at 11:59 PM. Every district should log into their Staff Position collection toward the beginning of this windo...
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Feb 4 2016 8:48AM
News Announcement ODE and OHA New School Nurse Training
When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, March 17, 2016 Location: Oregon Department of Education, Basement Room A. This full day workshop is targeted at new school nurses in Oregon. The goal is to equip school nurses with the knowledge and skills to...
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Feb 3 2016 5:36PM
News Announcement REVISION TO: Participation Determination for Smarter Balanced Assessments
For the 2014-15 administration of the Smarter Balanced English Language Arts and Mathematics assessments, ODE counted as participants all students who responded to at least five items on the computer adaptive (CAT) portion of the assessment and at le...
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Feb 3 2016 8:37AM
Calendar Save the Date Fall 2016!
ODE/COSA Special Education Administrators Annual Fall Conference Eugene Hilton Conference Center, Eugene, Oregon Pre-conference Seminars: Wednesday, October 5, 2016 General Conference Sessions: Thursday & Friday, October ...
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Feb 3 2016 8:25AM
News Announcement Course Equivalency Pilot Projects Grant
ODE has just released the Course Equivalency Pilot Projects Grant. Click here for the RFP. A webinar about the grant is scheduled for 3:30 to 4:30 on February 10. Click here to register for this webinar. The webinar will be recorded and poste...
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Feb 2 2016 4:11PM
News Announcement School Nutrition Program Newsletter: February 1, 2016
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 Nation...
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