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Oct 1 2014 10:23AM
News Announcement Calibration and Feedback Institute for Supervisors of Teachers
The Oregon Department of Education in partnership with the Chalkboard Project is offering a free professional development opportunity for supervisors to build capacity for leaders to improve instructional practice and promote high levels of student lea...
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Sep 30 2014 2:40PM
News Announcement Professional Learning Series for Teacher Mentors: Year One Salem Session
The Oregon Department of Education (ODE), together with the New Teacher Center (NTC), is offering a third session of free professional development opportunities for Teacher Mentors. Review this informational flyer for titles, dates and loca...
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Sep 30 2014 8:00AM
Calendar Effective Behavioral & Instructional Support Systems (EBISS) Participation - 2014-2015
EBISS is now available to districts across the state through annual regional meetings. Districts in Coos, Curry, Douglas, Jackson, Josephine and Klamath counties may join EBISS by attending the first district leadership team meeting on November 12, 2...
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Sep 29 2014 4:08PM
Calendar AVAILABLE NOW!
Materials for the 2014 COSA/ODE Fall Conference for Special Education Administrators are now available. Please print handouts for the sessions that you plan to attend. Once again, the conference will be green this year. Click here
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Sep 29 2014 1:30PM
Calendar Engaging Challenging Conversations
ODE has partnered with conflict resolution experts to develop a two-year project focused on developing an identifiable district and regional cadre of trained personnel with the ability to facilitate difficult meetings and engage productively in conflic...
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Sep 29 2014 1:23PM
Calendar Youth Mental Health First Aid Course
This seminar will be offered as part of the preconference of the COSA/ODE Fall Conference for Special Education. Date: Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Click here for detailed information. Click here to register. The seminar w...
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Sep 26 2014 8:55AM
News Announcement 4th Annual Northwest Innovative Schools Network (NWISN) Conference
Please remember to attend the 4th annual NWISN Conference, October 10, 2014 in Gervais. Click here for the individual/group conference registration form. The NWISN was developed to address isolation expressed by alternative school educators ...
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Sep 25 2014 11:30AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - September 25, 2014
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for September 25, 2014. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: General Announcements Assessment Guidance R...
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Sep 25 2014 11:14AM
News Announcement Assessment Guidance Resources Available
Assessment planning resources are currently available at http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=512, and include those listed below. These materials are intended to be informational resources for districts. To develop the lists below, ODE surve...
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Sep 25 2014 9:21AM
Calendar Governor's YOUTH Award (Youth Overcoming Difficult Times and Hardship) Nominations
Governor's YOUTH Award (Youth Overcoming Difficult Times and Hardship) Nomination has been Revised and REOPENED - Submission Deadline: September 30th, 2014. The Governor's Youth Award honors minority youth in Oregon. Youth and young adults ...
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Sep 25 2014 8:30AM
Calendar Only 3 Days Left to Register for 2014 SPR&I Annual Trainings!
Registration for these events ends on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 5:00 PM. For your convenience, the links below will take you to the registration pages to register for the trainings. 10/14/14: Eagle Crest Resort - Redmond ...
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Sep 24 2014 2:23PM
Calendar 2014 Fall Conference for Special Education Administrators
The 2014 COSA/ODE Fall Conference for Special Education Administrators is offering 3 pre-conference seminars on Wednesday, October 1, 2014: Youth Mental Health First Aid Course Engaging Challenging Conversations SPR&I Annual Training ...
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Sep 24 2014 12:40PM
Calendar Important Announcement Regarding the Report Card Supplemental Data Collection
The ODE recently applied an update to the Report Card Supplemental Data Collection to fix a bug related to the accidental deletion of characters within submissions (i.e., the first character on the last line of a submission). This bug only impacted a...
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Sep 24 2014 11:56AM
Calendar Important Dates for October 2014
Date Event September 25 - October 27 Collection Window for: First Period Cumulative ADM 2014-15 October 1 TIDE available through the OAKS Portal (http://www.oaksportal.org) October 2 District preview on ODE secure website, pri...
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Sep 24 2014 11:51AM
Calendar CLOSING: Registration for Smarter Balanced Online Panel
Registration for the Smarter Balanced Online Panel closes tomorrow, September 26. Over 600 Oregonians have registered to participate in setting achievement levels for the new assessments, and will be reviewing test items and recommending proficiency ...
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Sep 24 2014 11:46AM
Calendar NEW Extended Assessment Item Review
The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) and Behavioral Research & Teaching (BRT) at the University of Oregon (i.e., test vendor) are requesting assistance in reviewing items (and alignment to standards) for the new Oregon Extended Assessment -- Oreg...
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Sep 24 2014 11:44AM
Calendar Extended Assessment: 2014-15 Operational Field Test Updates
The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) has partnered with Behavioral Research & Teaching (BRT) at the University of Oregon to develop a new Oregon Extended Assessment (ORExt). The substantive redesign will support measuring academic growth over tim...
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Sep 24 2014 11:39AM
News Announcement Reminder: Administration of the Kindergarten Assessment Early Spanish Literacy Measure
Participation in the Early Spanish Literacy measure of the Kindergarten Assessment is restricted to only those students who have been identified as Spanish-speaking English Learners who qualify for services. Further guidance on identification of Span...
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Sep 24 2014 11:34AM
Calendar Achievement Compact Collection: Freshman On Track Data Finalized
Data from the Freshman On Track Collection has been finalized and the corresponding data in the Achievement Compact Collection has been updated. Please review the updated data in the Achievement Compact Collection. Edits to targets/goals can be mad...
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Sep 24 2014 11:28AM
Calendar Updated IUID Manual and WebEx Reminder
The IUID manual for the 2014-15 reporting window has been updated and posted to the Schedule of Due Dates page. The manual has been updated with the most recent guidance for the coming collection. ODE will hold a WebEx on October 2 covering the upcom...
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Sep 24 2014 11:25AM
News Announcement Correction to First Period Cumulative ADM Training
There was an error in the slide and presentation for the First Period 2014-15 Cumulative ADM training on September 16, 2014. Slide 10 indicated that students whose 21 birthday falls on September 1, 2014 are eligible for state paid tuition. This is in...
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Sep 24 2014 8:00AM
Calendar EBISS Participation 2014-2015
Over the past several academic years, EBISS has been offered to districts across the state in different regional areas. For the 2014-2015 academic year, districts that have previously not been involved in EBISS can begin participating. Three introduct...
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Sep 23 2014 3:57PM
News Announcement Executive Numbered Memo 002-2014-15 - House Bill 2192-School Discipline
To: All School Superintendents and Special Education Directors From: Sarah Drinkwater, Assistant Superintendent, Office of Learning Re: House Bill 2192-School Discipline Summary House Bill 2192 revises Oregon’s school discipline code an...
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Sep 23 2014 11:41AM
News Announcement U.S. Department of Education “Future Ready District Pledge”
The U.S. Department of Education has released the Future Ready District Pledge, a roadmap to achieve success in the conversion to personalized digital learning, and called on superintendents to demonstrate their commitment to leading this transformatio...
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Sep 22 2014 3:47PM
News Announcement Two Weeks left for First Session: Educator Institute on Networking and Transition
Save the Date "Transition Together" ODE will offer a regional training which will provide a basic overview of agencies that assist with the transition from school to employment or postsecondary training. For more information: click here ...
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Sep 18 2014 2:51PM
News Announcement Perkins Technical Assistance Webinar 10-16-14
Please hold the date of Thursday, October 16, 2014, from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. for the first Perkins Grant Technical Assistance Webinar of the 2014-15 school year. As a project manager or fiscal officer for a Perkins Grant, we are extending a special invit...
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Sep 18 2014 1:00PM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - September 18, 2014
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for September 18, 2014. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: General Announcements HELP NEEDED! Set Smar...
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Sep 18 2014 11:53AM
News Announcement ODE Seeks Nominations for US Presidential Scholars Program
The Oregon Department of Education is currently seeking nominations for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program was established by President Lyndon Johnson in 1964 and since that time has honored more than 6,500 o...
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Sep 18 2014 10:32AM
Calendar HELP NEEDED! Set Smarter Balanced Achievement Levels
Smarter Balanced is seeking input from educators, parents, and business/community leaders via an online panel to establish a common set of performance standards on the Smarter Balanced assessments across grades 3-8 and high school. Currently, only 20...
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Sep 18 2014 10:28AM
Calendar Secure Browser Release Delayed for Windows and Mac Systems
The deployment of the OAKS Secure Browser 7.0 for Windows and Mac 10.6 to 10.9, which was anticipated to be available on the OAKS Portal on September 17, 2014, has been delayed. At this time a new deployment date has not been set. Please watch this s...
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Sep 18 2014 10:25AM
Calendar Coming Soon! Practice Tests for 2014-15
The Practice Tests for the Smarter Balanced Assessments, OAKS, and the ELPA are in the final review stages. ODE is working with our test vendor, American Institutes for Research (AIR), to provide Oregon teachers and students with up-to-date and engag...
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Sep 18 2014 10:22AM
News Announcement ELPA Test Specifications and Blueprints Updated for 2014-15
The ELPA Test Specifications and Blueprints documents have been updated for the new school year. Each ELPA grade band has its own test specification document, and the newly-posted documents can be found at http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=4...
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Sep 18 2014 10:20AM
News Announcement Commercial Common Core Interim and/or Formative Assessments
A new resource on commercial Common Core Interim and Formative Assessments is now available at http://www.ode.state.or.us/wma/teachlearn/testing/resources/ccss_asmt_interim_formative_info.xls . This spreadsheet includes a list of commercial interim a...
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Sep 18 2014 10:10AM
Calendar First Period Cumulative ADM 14-15 Open September 25 - October 27
The 14-15 First Period Cumulative ADM collection is open from 1:00 PM September 25 to 11:59 PM October 27. This collection is for all ADM records from July 1 - October 1, 2014. Training for this collection was on September 16 and can be found at http...
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Sep 18 2014 9:23AM
News Announcement Oregon Title IIB Math and Science Partnership Request for Proposals (RFP), rev.
The Oregon Department of Education has decided to move the 2014 Title IIB Math-Science Partnership RFP submission due date to Tuesday, October 21st at 12:00 PM (Noon). This decision was made to increase the quantity and quality of proposals by giving ...
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Sep 17 2014 1:41PM
News Announcement Executive Numbered Memo 001-2014-15 English Learner Students with Disabilities
To: All District Superintendents, ESD Superintendents, Principals, Special Education, Title I, and Title III Directors Re: English Learner Students with Disabilities Must Take ELPA The U.S. Department of Education has issued new guid...
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Sep 16 2014 10:12AM
News Announcement SECC 2014 Fall Training - Oct. 7 Boot Camp
SECC Boot Camp Training: The Special Education Data Unit offers two one-day trainings for new District and ESD staff responsible for reporting special education data. This in-depth training covers Special Education Child Count (SECC), Special Educat...
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Sep 12 2014 11:43AM
Calendar Report Card Supplemental Data Collection - Submission Period Ends September 26, 2014
The submission period for the Supplemental Data Collection September 26, 2014. Superintendents and school administrators should note the following: You can only submit the narrative components of the report card (i.e., letter, racial equity in h...
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Sep 11 2014 4:00PM
Calendar Kindergarten Assessment Collections Reopened September 11
The Kindergarten Assessment student collections (Early Literacy, Early Math, and Approaches to Learning) were reopened today Thursday, September 11 at 1 PM. Please contact your Regional ESD Partner with any questions.
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Sep 11 2014 1:26PM
News Announcement Accessible Instructional Materials Web-Ex
The Oregon Department of Education in collaboration with the Oregon Technology Access Program (OTAP) announces an online video module addressing various online resources and the accessibility supports available for students with print disabilities. T...
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Sep 11 2014 12:32PM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - September 11, 2014
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for September 11, 2014. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: General Announcements Stay tuned for future...
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Sep 11 2014 12:04PM
Calendar OAKS Secure Browser 7.0 for Windows and Mac 10.6 to 10.9
OAKS Secure Browser 7.0 for Windows and Mac 10.6 to 10.9 is anticipated to be available on the Oaks Portal on September 17, 2014. As previously announced, OAKS Secure Browser 6.5 for Linux will be available on October 15, 2014.
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Sep 11 2014 10:34AM
Calendar Online Reporting System Downtime
The Online Reporting System will be offline for updates from 6 AM PT on Friday, September 26 through 5 AM PT on Wednesday, October 1. The purpose of these updates is to ensure that the Online Reporting System is compatible with the changes that are b...
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Sep 11 2014 10:29AM
Calendar The Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE)
The Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) will be offline from September 22 through September 30, 2014. All institution-level users will be deleted from TIDE on September 22, 2014. The 2014-2015 TIDE will be available on October 1, 2014.
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Sep 11 2014 10:25AM
News Announcement Extended Assessment: 2014-15 Operational Field Test
The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) has partnered with Behavioral Research & Teaching (BRT) at the University of Oregon to develop a new Oregon Extended Assessment (ORExt). The substantive redesign will support measuring academic growth over tim...
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Sep 11 2014 10:14AM
News Announcement New Resource: Essential Skills and Local Performance Assessment Manual for 2014-15
The 2014-15 Essential Skills and Local Performance Assessment Manual is now available online. This resource is required reading for Test Administrators, School Test Coordinators, and District Test Coordinators, and describes the requirements for Ess...
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Sep 11 2014 10:09AM
Calendar First Period Cumulative ADM WebEx Training September 16, 2014
The WebEx training for the First Period 2014-15 Cumulative ADM collection will be on September 16 at 2 PM. This collection will be the submission of Cumulative ADM records for the period of July 1 - October 1 and will be open for data submission from...
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Sep 11 2014 9:54AM
Calendar School/Institution Update Deadline September 15, 2014
All institution-level updates for changes in name, grade range, address(es), open/close, and type are due on September 15. To submit this information, please fill out the Institution/School Directory Updates form: http://www.ode.state.or.us/pubs/inst...
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Sep 11 2014 9:47AM
Calendar Updated Class Roster Manual
The Class Roster collection for the 2014-15 school year will be opened on May 14, 2015. The Class Roster manual for the 2014-15 school year has been updated and posted to the Schedule of Due Dates page. The manual has been updated with the most recen...
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Sep 11 2014 9:44AM
Calendar IUID WebEx Training
The IUID manual for the 2014-15 school year will be posted shortly. To cover any new material and provide training for those interested, a WebEx will be held on October 2, covering the upcoming 2014-15 IUID collection. Please contact Bethany Mockerma...
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Sep 11 2014 9:39AM
Calendar REMINDER - Registration Closes Soon for the Smarter Balanced Online Panel
Smarter Balanced is seeking input from educators, parents, and business/community leaders via an online panel to establish a common set of performance standards on the Smarter Balanced assessments across grades 3-8 and high school. Panelists will sel...
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Sep 11 2014 9:34AM
Calendar ELPA21 Field Test Coming Soon
The English Language Proficiency Assessment for the 21st Century (ELPA21) Consortium is working with its field test vendor, Questar Assessment Inc., to prepare for the upcoming pilot and field tests of Oregon's new ELPA21 assessment. The pilot test i...
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Sep 11 2014 8:29AM
News Announcement September 2014 ESD Warrants
Click September 2014 ESD Warrants to view the latest ESD warrants.
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Sep 11 2014 12:00AM
News Announcement September 2014 District Warrants
Click September 2014 District Warrants to view the latest district warrants.
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Sep 10 2014 5:06PM
News Announcement Youth Development Council Quarterly Meeting
Youth Development Council Quarterly Meeting Thursday, September 18, 2014 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Hearing Room F Oregon State Capitol 900 Court St NE Salem, OR 97301 The Oregon Youth Development Council will be holding its q...
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Sep 10 2014 3:19PM
News Announcement Youth Development Council Announces Grant Awards
The Oregon Youth Development Council (YDC) is now in the process of distributing $5.24 million in grants to 70 applicants through four grant funds that align with the council’s mission to reconnect youth ages 16-20 to education and career, establish a ...
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Sep 10 2014 12:00PM
News Announcement Private Career Schools Advisory Committee Meeting
The Private Career Schools (PCS) Advisory Committee will be meeting on Friday, Septemeber 12, 2014 & Decemeber 12, 2014. The meeting will be held in the large conference room at the Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC). The HECC office is ...
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Sep 10 2014 9:43AM
News Announcement Anthem School Closure Update
We have established a hotline and email address to support students during this transition: Student can send via email their individual questions to: AnthemCollegeBeavertonClosure@gmail.com Students can call a dedicated Anthem School Closure Hotl...
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Sep 10 2014 7:00AM
News Release State Test Results Hold Steady During Time of Change
Plan for growth focuses on early literacy, new standards, and closing achievement gaps (Salem, Ore.) – Deputy Superintendent Rob Saxton announced today the results of the 2013-14 state tests in reading, math, science, and writing. Student perfo...
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Sep 9 2014 12:08PM
News Announcement Supporting English Learners In New Standards – a collaboration with Oregon State and Stanford Universities
The Oregon Department of Education is pleased to announce a unique collaboration with Stanford University’s Understanding Language and Oregon State University on a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). This course is designed to support all teachers of En...
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Sep 8 2014 1:00PM
News Announcement CLOSED Job Opening - Director of Business and Operations
Principal Executive/Manager F (Director of Business and Operations) $72,552.00 - $107,004.00 Annually Location: Salem, Oregon Application Deadline: September 29, 2014 OUR MISSION: The Oregon Department of Education fosters ex...
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Sep 8 2014 12:15PM
News Announcement Oregon ShakeOut
Oregon schools are now required by law to participate in two earthquake drills a year. The legislation passed in 2013 requires schools to instruct students on emergency procedures so that students can respond to an emergency without confusion or panic...
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Sep 8 2014 11:31AM
News Announcement Oregon Ed Tech Professional Development Cadre Registration
The Ed Tech Professional Development Cadre is a yearlong on-going professional development opportunity for those interested in improving their craft and expertise as instructional leaders and professional development providers while immersing in techno...
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Sep 5 2014 4:13PM
News Announcement Revised 2014-15 ESD Estimates as of September 5, 2014
Click Revised 2014-15 ESD Estimates as of September 5, 2014 to view the latest 2014-15 ESD estimates.
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Sep 5 2014 4:11PM
News Announcement Revised 2014-15 ADMw Breakouts as of September 5, 2014
Click Revised 2014-15 ADMw Breakouts as of September 5, 2014 to view the latest 2014-15 ADMw breakouts.
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Sep 5 2014 12:00AM
News Announcement Revised 2014-15 District Estimates as of September 5, 2014
Click Revised 2014-15 District Estimates as of September 5, 2014 to view the latest 2014-15 district estimates.
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Sep 4 2014 10:40AM
Calendar ALERT - Kindergarten Assessment Collections Closed Until September 11
The Kindergarten Assessment student collections (Early Literacy, Early Math, and Approaches to Learning) are closed as of 10 AM on September 4 and are scheduled to reopen on Thursday, September 11. ODE will be making some business rule changes to the...
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Sep 4 2014 8:38AM
News Announcement Professional Learning Series for Teacher Mentors: Year Two
The Oregon Department of Education (ODE), together with the New Teacher Center (NTC), is offering free professional development opportunities for Teacher Mentors. Information on the sessions can be found on the attached flyer. Registration is...
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Sep 3 2014 4:50PM
News Announcement Administrator Mentor Professional Development Opportunities
The Department of Education is once again partnering with New Teacher Center (NTC) and Clackamas ESD to offer several mentoring/coaching professional learning opportunities for administrators. Experienced principals and other administrators who coach b...
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Sep 3 2014 12:25PM
News Announcement September 2014 Mathematics Teacher Update Released
In the September 2014 Mathematics Teacher Update you will read about professional development opportunities, teacher and student competitions and awards, and much more. To learn about subscribing to the Mathematics Teacher Update, please visit the C...
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Sep 3 2014 12:15PM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - September 4, 2014
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for September 4, 2014. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: General Announcements Stay tuned for future ...
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Sep 3 2014 11:44AM
News Announcement Extended Assessment Transition Plan
Oregon is planning to administer the Extended Assessment for 2014-15 the same as in prior years. However, with the creation of the Common Core State Standards, the Oregon Department of Education has developed a process (approved by the State Board) f...
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Sep 3 2014 11:41AM
News Announcement Extended Assessment Sub Grants
The funding for the Extended Assessment sub grants for this school year is in process. These are going out early enough so you should have adequate time to use the funds as they are designated. The Extended Assessment sub grants are flat funded this ...
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Sep 3 2014 11:15AM
Calendar Qualified Trainer Training & Triennial Meeting
Official notice of Qualified Trainer Training will be sent to all returning QAs and QTs via email by September 15. In addition, every three years ODE convenes all returning and new Qualified Trainers (QT) at their respective regional QT training site...
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Sep 3 2014 11:10AM
News Announcement Revision to Universal Tools, Designated Supports, and Accommodations for Kindergarten Assessment
Please note the following edit to the Universal Tools, Designated Supports, and Accommodations for Kindergarten Assessment table included in the Oregon Accessibility Manual and also in the KA Assessor booklet A2. Administration of side-by-side S...
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Sep 3 2014 11:07AM
News Announcement Accommodations Documentation on IEP Guidance
A PDF providing guidance regarding the documentation of accommodations on IEPs for the 2014-15 Oregon Statewide Assessments is posted at http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?=487. Please note this guidance is for 2014-15 only.
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Sep 3 2014 10:37AM
Calendar AMAOs for 2013-2014
ODE recently received approval from the U.S. Department of Education to revise its AMAO calculations. These new calculations will be applied to the 2013-14 AMAO report. District preview for the 2013-14 AMAOs is tentatively scheduled to open in ADI (A...
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Sep 2 2014 3:14PM
News Announcement Registration now Open: Educator Institute on Networking and Transition
Save the Date "Transition Together" ODE will offer a regional training which will provide a basic overview of agencies that assist with the transition from school to employment or postsecondary training. For more information: click here ...
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Sep 2 2014 2:49PM
News Announcement September 2014 Social Sciences Teacher Update Released
In the Oregon Social Sciences Teacher Update #133 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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Sep 2 2014 1:13PM
News Announcement Modified Diplomas in Graduation Reporting
ODE recently sent out a numbered memo on the change in guidance regarding the eligibility of students with modified and extended diplomas for federal financial aid: Oregon students who receive a modified diploma are now eligible to apply for federal ...
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Aug 29 2014 10:31AM
Calendar Important Dates for Fall 2014
Date Event August 11 - October 23 2014-2015 Kindergarten Assessment Testing Window (Approaches to Learning, Early Math, Early Literacy) August 14 - October 31 Collection Window for: 2014-2015 Kindergarten Assessment (Approaches to ...
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Aug 28 2014 12:37PM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - August 28, 2014
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for August 28, 2014. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: General Announcements Make Your Voice Heard on...
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Aug 28 2014 12:14PM
Calendar Make Your Voice Heard on Smarter Balanced Achievement Level Scores!
Oregonians have the opportunity to engage in achievement level setting for the new Smarter Balanced assessments. Achievement levels are ranges of scores that indicate how students perform on tests, and we want to ensure Smarter Balanced achievement l...
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Aug 28 2014 11:40AM
Calendar Records Options for Kindergarten Assessment Literacy and Math
To facilitate timely access to student Kindergarten Assessment Early Literacy and Early Math records, ODE extends an option to districts to request preliminary Early Literacy/Early Math records from September 2 through October 24. To request the...
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Aug 28 2014 11:29AM
Calendar Free PSAT Workshops for School Counselors
These free workshops provide school counselors with the information they need to help students prepare for college and career success. The 2014 College Board Counselor Workshops will include: Updates on the SAT, the PSAT/NMSQT®, and AP Programs S...
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Aug 28 2014 11:07AM
News Announcement Individual Student Assessment Accessibility Profile Tool Released by Smarter Balanced
Smarter Balanced has released the Individual Student Assessment Accessibility Profile tool in order to assist schools with determining which accessibility supports (Universal Tools, Designated Supports and Accommodations) individual students will nee...
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Aug 26 2014 10:19AM
Calendar District Validations for Report Card Open in Achievement Data Insight (ADI)
Expulsions & Suspensions (August 25 - 29) Preliminary School and District Report Card Details w/ratings (closes October 2) Preliminary School and District Report Card Summary (closes October 2) Visit https://district.ode.state.or.us/search/p...
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Aug 26 2014 9:39AM
News Announcement Video of August 20 WebEx on Oregon Title IIB Math and Science Partnership Request for Proposals (RFP)
The video of the WebEx held on August 20 has been posted to the Mathematics and Science Partnership web page This page also has links to additional related materials. You may also click here to view the video of the WebEx. The Oregon Depar...
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Aug 26 2014 9:31AM
News Announcement The Skillful Use of Hands and Touch with Children Who are Deafblind
Presenter: Barbara Miles, M.A., M.Ed. - National/International Specialist in Deafblindness Topic: Barbara will discuss the significance of touch and cultural differences, the function of hands, and a variety of techniques to use. T...
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Aug 25 2014 10:23AM
News Announcement Educator Evaluation Update
Good news! The US Department of Education just indicated that they intend to grant states flexibility from using statewide summative assessment results in educator evaluations for the 2014-2015 school year. Therefore, we have decided to let you know de...
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Aug 25 2014 9:00AM
News Announcement Supports & Interventions for Oregon Priority and Focus Schools
The ODE School Improvement Team will expand their supports and interventions system this fall through a Tiered Service Delivery approach. As explained in the Approved Oregon ESEA Flex Waiver, the summers of 2014 and 2015 are critical points in ...
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Aug 25 2014 8:50AM
News Announcement Accessible Instructional Materials Update
As we move into a new school year, it’s important to start planning for students needing instructional materials in alternate formats. Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM) are specialized formats of curricular content that can be used by and wit...
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Aug 21 2014 2:03PM
News Announcement Teaching with Purpose Conference
The 5th Annual Teaching With Purpose Conference: Realizing the Potential of Culturally Responsive Practice will be held on October 10-11, 2014, featuring presenters nationally recognized for their pioneering work in culturally responsive practices in m...
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Aug 21 2014 1:30PM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - August 21, 2014
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for August 21, 2014. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: Test Administration - OAKS Online, ELPA & Wri...
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Aug 20 2014 4:32PM
News Announcement Save the Date: Educator Institute on Networking and Transition
"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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Aug 20 2014 3:45PM
News Announcement MONDAY AUGUST 25, 2014 Registration Continues for SPR&I 2014 Annual Trainings!!
Links to the registration page for each region are listed below. Registration for these events begins on Monday, August 25, 2014. 10/14/14: Eagle Crest Resort - Redmond 10/16/14 Geiser Grand Hotel - Baker City 10/21/14 Holiday Inn ...
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Aug 20 2014 1:06PM
News Announcement 2014 Oregon Statewide Teacher Inservice Opportunities
Click here for a listing of opportunities and resources for the 2014 Statewide Teacher Inservice, which is the weekend of October 10-11, 2014. Click here to view the fall flyer announcing the course opportunities and registration details for the Stat...
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Aug 20 2014 11:21AM
News Announcement Updated: Four-Domain Exemptions No Longer Allowed for the 2014-15 ELPA
Effective immediately, no identified English Learner (EL) is allowed to be exempted from all four domains (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) of the Oregon English Language Proficiency Assessment (ELPA). In July 2014, federal government staff...
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Aug 20 2014 11:07AM
Calendar Achievement Compact Collection Open August 28 - October 15, 2014
The Achievement Compact Collection opens on Thursday, August 28 at 1:00 p.m. and will close on Wednesday, October 15 at 11:59 p.m. A WebEx video training was conducted on Tuesday, August 12 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. and has been posted on the Video...
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Aug 20 2014 11:04AM
Calendar Smarter Balanced Digital Library Free Preview
The Digital Library was created by and for educators to support implementation of the Common Core State Standards using the formative assessment process. This is your opportunity to preview the library; the free preview period runs through September ...
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Aug 20 2014 10:59AM
News Announcement Revised Smarter Balanced Technology Strategy Framework and Testing Device Requirements
The summary of anticipated changes to the Smarter Balanced Technology Strategy Framework and Testing Device Requirements document and executive summary (“Framework changes 2014_08_07”) are now posted at http://www.ode.state.or.us/wma/teachlearn/commo...
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Aug 19 2014 12:37PM
News Announcement TWO OUTSTANDING OREGON HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WILL BE SELECTED TO SPEND A WEEK IN WASHINGTON OBSERVING THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IN ACTION
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Oregon Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley announced that the United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) has begun its statewide selection process. The two Oregon students will join 102 other delegates March 7—14, 2015 for the progra...
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Aug 15 2014 3:33PM
News Announcement SECC 2014 Fall Training - Portland
SECC Fall Regional Training Sessions: Regional trainings are half day sessions that outline collection updates and respond to district/ESD questions. On October 22, there will be a session in Portland, at Multnomah ESD, from 1 to 4 p.m. Re...
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Aug 15 2014 3:25PM
News Announcement SECC 2014 Fall Training - Medford
SECC Fall Regional Training Sessions: Regional trainings are half day sessions that outline collection updates and respond to district/ESD questions. On October 17, there will be a session in Medford, at Southern Oregon ESD, from 9 a.m. to noon...
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Aug 15 2014 2:08PM
News Announcement SECC 2014 Fall Training - Albany
SECC Fall Regional Training Sessions: Regional trainings are half day sessions that outline collection updates and respond to district/ESD questions. On October 16, there will be a session in Albany, at Linn-Benton-Lincoln ESD, from 9 a.m. to n...
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Aug 15 2014 2:05PM
News Announcement SECC 2014 Fall Training - Bend
SECC Fall Regional Training Sessions: Regional trainings are half day sessions that outline collection updates and respond to district/ESD questions. On October 10, there will be a session in Bend, at Bend-LaPine SD, from 9 a.m. to noon. R...
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Aug 15 2014 1:56PM
News Announcement SECC 2014 Fall Training - La Grande
SECC Fall Regional Training Sessions: Regional trainings are half day sessions that outline collection updates and respond to district/ESD questions. On October 9, there will be a session in La Grande, hosted by InterMountain ESD, at La Grande ...
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Aug 15 2014 10:10AM
News Announcement SECC 2014 Fall Training - Sept. 25 Boot Camp
SECC Boot Camp Training: The Special Education Data Unit offers two one-day trainings for new District and ESD staff responsible for reporting special education data. This in-depth training covers Special Education Child Count (SECC), Special Educat...
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Aug 15 2014 10:02AM
News Announcement SECC 2014 Fall Training - Sept. 23 Boot Camp
SECC Boot Camp Training: The Special Education Data Unit offers two one-day trainings for new District and ESD staff responsible for reporting special education data. This in-depth training covers Special Education Child Count (SECC), Special Educat...
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Aug 14 2014 2:43PM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - August 14, 2014
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for August 14, 2014. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: Test Administration - OAKS Online, ELPA & Wri...
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Aug 14 2014 10:12AM
Calendar Kindergarten Assessment Data Collection Trainings
Kindergarten Assessment Data Collection Training Dates and Times available: August 27, 2014 2:00 - 3:30 p PDT September 17, 2014 2:00 - 3:30 p PDT Staff only need to attend one of the training times. The same PowerPoint material will be shar...
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Aug 14 2014 10:10AM
News Announcement POSTED: Kindergarten Assessment Frequently Asked Questions
ODE has posted a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document to address some of the most common questions from school districts preparing to administer the statewide Kindergarten Assessment. The FAQ is organized by topic: Accessibility (formally...
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Aug 14 2014 9:57AM
Calendar District Validations in Achievement Data Insight Closing on August 15, 2014
Freshman On-Track Validation Highly Qualified Teachers Student Enrollment Not Chronically Absent Student Attendance Math Student Performance Reading Student Performance Writing Student Performance Science Student Performance
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Aug 14 2014 9:41AM
News Announcement Interim Oregon Accessibility Manual (OAM) and Additional Resources
The interim Oregon Accessibility Manual (OAM) is posted and can be found at http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=487. The OAM provides districts, schools, and IEP teams with advance notice on the final accessibility supports policies and requ...
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Aug 14 2014 8:46AM
News Announcement 2014 NASDPTS Illegal Passing Survey Results
Click on the links below to view the results from and the press release announcing the results from this year's Illegal Passing Survey. We appreciate the participation of school bus operators, school districts, contractors, state associations, and stat...
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Aug 13 2014 12:26PM
News Announcement August 2014 ESD Warrants
Click August 2014 ESD Warrants to view payment information for August 2014 for the ESDs.
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Aug 13 2014 7:12AM
News Announcement Meal Support for Child and Adult Care Food Program Sponsors That Do Charge for Meals
Meal Support for Child and Adult Care Food Program Sponsors That Do Charge for Meals Free or reduced price meals are available to participants meeting the approved eligibility criteria. Participants who are Temporary Assistance for Needy Families...
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Aug 13 2014 6:57AM
News Announcement Meal Support for Child and Adult Care Food Program Sponsors That Do Not Charge for Meals
Meal Support for Child and Adult Care Food Program Sponsors That Do Not Charge for Meals Free or reduced price meals are available to participants meeting the approved eligibility criteria. Participants who are Temporary Assistance for Needy Fami...
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Aug 13 2014 12:00AM
News Announcement August 2014 District Warrants
Click August 2014 District Warrants to view payment information for August 2014 for the districts.
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Aug 12 2014 3:46PM
News Announcement Oregon Title IIB Math and Science Partnership Request for Proposals (RFP)
The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) is opening the Request for Proposal (RFP) for its Title IIB MSP grant program for the 2014-17 funding cycle. New partnerships may apply for a three-year grant for their research projects. A total of $4.5 millio...
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Aug 12 2014 3:27PM
News Announcement USDA Foods Annual Storage Facility Evaluation
A revised USDA Foods annual storage facility evaluation form has been posted to the ODE website at http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=3846. Just a reminder that USDA regulations require facilities where USDA Foods are stored to be reviewed ...
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Aug 12 2014 2:57PM
Calendar REMINDER: School and District Report Card Appeals Due to ODE
A district may appeal the results of the 2013-2014 school and district report cards either on its own behalf or on behalf of its schools. Appeals are due to ODE no later than Wednesday, August 13, 2014, at 5 PM. Please note: If you are sending your ...
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Aug 12 2014 2:00PM
News Announcement MONDAY AUGUST 18, 2014- Registration starts for SPR&I 2014 Annual Trainings!!
Links to the registration page for each region are listed below. Registration for these events begins on Monday, August 18, 2014. 10/01/14: Hilton Eugene & Conference Center SPR&I Pre-Conference Training 10/07/14: Chemeketa Winema...
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Aug 7 2014 1:40PM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - August 7, 2014
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for August 7, 2014. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: Test Administration - OAKS Online, ELPA & Writ...
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Aug 7 2014 1:28PM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Checklist for 2014-15 Is Now Available Online
The Assessment and Accountability Checklist provides: Assessment testing windows for the 2014-15 school year Key events and district responsibilities related to the ordering, handling, administration, and reporting of Oregon Statewide Assessmen...
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Aug 7 2014 1:18PM
Calendar ODE Provided Kindergarten Assessment Training August 20 (Required Component of Annual DTC Training for districts supporting Kindergarten Programs)
The last Kindergarten Assessment WebEx is scheduled to occur on 8/20/14 from 9:00-10. Please see the guidance below regarding the Kindergarten Assessment WebEx participation requirements: Before the WebEx, it is a prerequisite to independently rev...
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Aug 7 2014 1:11PM
News Announcement CLOSED Job Opening - School Health and Sexual Health Educator
EDUC14-0803 Education Program Specialist 2 (School Health and Sexual Health Educator) $62,088.00 - $90,840.00 Annually Closes September 3, 2014 There is currently one limited duration position available with the Office of Learning - S...
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Aug 7 2014 11:31AM
Calendar Delivery Window for Kindergarten Assessment Booklets
Please note the following delivery windows for the Kindergarten Assessment Booklets: Delivery Window 1: August 4 - 8 Delivery Window 2: August 25 - 28 Districts must store all printed assessment materials in a secure area in accordance ...
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Aug 7 2014 11:30AM
Calendar Important Accountability Dates for August 2014
Date Event June 3 - September 30 Smarter Balanced Digital Library Preview June 12 - August 15 Report Validation Window for: Assessment Participation, Performance, Growth June 12 - August 15 Report Validation Window for: Not ...
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Aug 7 2014 11:19AM
Calendar Kindergarten Assessment 2014-2015 Testing Window Open August 11 - October 23
Monday, August 11, 2014 marks the opening of the Kindergarten Assessment window; the window will close Thursday, October 23, 2014. Many District Test Coordinators and some Kindergarten Teachers from all districts supporting Kindergarten programs have...
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Aug 7 2014 11:09AM
Calendar Kindergarten Assessment 2014-2015 Data Collection Window August 14-October 31
The 2014-2015 Kindergarten Assessment Data Collection window is open from August 14 - October 31. Districts can begin submitting data as soon as an assessment is complete. Final file formats for the 2014-2015 Oregon Kindergarten Assessment Coll...
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Aug 7 2014 11:06AM
News Announcement New Resource: Kindergarten Parent Brochure
This brochure provides parents with information about the Kindergarten Assessment and how their children will participate. Viewer-friendly version: Formatted for viewing on the computer screen. http://www.ode.state.or.us/gradelevel/kindergarten...
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Aug 7 2014 11:00AM
News Announcement How to Locate a Spanish Bilingual Assessor to Administer the Kindergarten Assessment Early Spanish Literacy Measure
In the 2014-2015 Oregon Kindergarten Assessment, all Spanish-Speaking English Learners will participate in an additional Early Spanish Literacy “Spanish Letter Names” measure. This measure must be administered by a bilingual Spanish assessor who is t...
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Aug 7 2014 10:41AM
Calendar Reminder: Key Dates for 2013-2014 Accountability Reporting
Public Assessment Group Reports (Education Data Explorer/Secure EdExplorer) August 7 - District preview of 2013-14 Test Results in Secure EdExplorer (on district web site) August 15 - Last date for changes to 3rd Period Cumulative ADM and math, r...
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Aug 7 2014 10:25AM
Calendar Student Centered Staging and Third Period Cumulative ADM to Close for Final 2013-14 Processing
Student Centered Staging will be closed for editing 2013-2014 test records on August 15 at 5 PM for final report processing. Secure Assessment Reports (2013-2014 records) will also be unavailable during this time. Third Period Cumulative ADM wil...
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Aug 7 2014 10:17AM
Calendar Setting the 1% Cap on Extended Assessments for Report Card
Extended assessment results meeting the alternate achievement standards can represent no more than 1% of the tests meeting the standard at the district level under Title I-A, final regulations, section 200.13. On July 18, ODE sent an email notificati...
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Aug 7 2014 10:12AM
Calendar WebEx Video Training for Supplemental Data Collection
A WebEx video training on the Supplemental Data Collection will be conducted on August 14 at 2 pm. This is a follow up to the WebEx training that was presented on July 31. ODE has developed a web-based data collection for school and district personne...
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Aug 6 2014 11:25AM
News Announcement ELPA21 Awarded Additional $2.8 million
The U.S. Department of Education has awarded the English Language Proficiency Assessment for the 21st Century (ELPA21) consortium an additional $2.8 million in funding, bringing ELPA21’s overall grant award to $9 million. Oregon is the lead state of th...
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Jul 31 2014 1:15PM
Calendar WebEx Video Training Updates
Supplemental Data Collection for Report Cards A WebEx video training on the Supplemental Data Collection will be conducted on July 31 at 2 pm. ODE has developed a web-based data collection for school and district personnel to input data for both Spa...
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Jul 31 2014 9:16AM
News Announcement 21st CCLC Cohort #3 Grantees Awards 2014 – 15
The Oregon Department of Education announces the awarding of Year #2 funds for all 22 current Title IV-B grantees for the 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) program. This year’s award from the U.S. Department of Education for 2014-15 was suf...
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Jul 29 2014 3:14PM
News Announcement Youth Development Council’s Prevention and Intervention Committee Meeting
The Youth Development Council’s Prevention and Intervention Committee will be holding a committee meeting on Tuesday, August 5, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in Room 251A of the Public Service Building, 255 Capitol Street NE, Salem, OR 97310. The commi...
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Jul 24 2014 3:51PM
News Announcement Youth Development Council Special Meeting
Youth Development Council Special Meeting Thursday, July 31, 2014 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Hearing Room F Oregon State Capitol 900 Court St NE Salem, OR 97301 The Oregon Youth Development Council will be holding a Special Mee...
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Jul 22 2014 4:22PM
News Announcement Professional Learning Series for Teacher Mentors: Year One
The Oregon Department of Education (ODE), together with the New Teacher Center (NTC), is offering free professional development opportunities for Teacher Mentors. Review this informational flyer for titles, dates and locations of the upcomi...
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Jul 22 2014 2:38PM
Calendar Oregon Department of Education State Advisory Council for Special Education Public Meeting Notice
September 18, 2014 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. At the Public Service Building, Basement A 255 Capitol ST NE Salem, OR 97310 PUBLIC COMMENT IS WELCOME: Public Comment Will Be Received from 12:30 – 1:00 p.m. If you are unable ...
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Jul 21 2014 12:00AM
News Announcement Second Common School Fund Payment for 2013-14
Click July 2014 Second Common School Fund Payment for 2013-14 to view the distributions for the second and last Common School Fund Payment for 2013-14.
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Jul 18 2014 8:51AM
Calendar Supplemental Report Card Data Validation Window
Supplemental Report Card Submission: The submission period runs from July 31 through September 26, 2014. The collection period is designed to allow districts and schools to submit information into the web based application for the Supplemental Report...
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Jul 17 2014 3:05PM
Calendar School and District Report Card Appeals Process
A district may appeal the results of the 2013-2014 school and district report cards either on its own behalf or on behalf of its schools. ODE will consider appeals for report card ratings and Annual Measurable Objectives designations when the distric...
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Jul 17 2014 11:27AM
News Announcement COMING SOON! 2014 System Performance Review & Improvement (SPR&I) Annual Trainings!
Registration for these events will open on August 18, 2014! Keep an eye on our ODE events pages or the district web pages for exact dates and times for each region. This year’s training schedule, including online registration dates, is a...
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Jul 16 2014 4:11PM
News Announcement 7/14/14 Chronological Events to Consider in Building Budget and Election Calendars for FY 15-16
Click 7/14/14 Chronological Events to Consider in Building Budget and Election Calendars for FY 15-16 to view the latest schedule of events for FY 2016.
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Jul 16 2014 12:00PM
Calendar Report Card Updates - Summer 2014
School and District Report Cards School and District Report Card Summary PDFs will be posted July 31 in the Achievement Data Insight (ADI) application on the district secure website. The Preliminary School Report Card Details PDFs will be refreshed ...
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Jul 15 2014 2:32PM
News Announcement CLOSED - Job Opening - Dean of Student Life (Oregon School for the Deaf)
The Oregon Department of Education/Oregon School for the Deaf is conducting a search for a Dean of Student Life. This position is permanent, full-time and is in management service. ABOUT THE OREGON SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF The Oregon School for ...
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Jul 15 2014 8:51AM
News Announcement 2013-2014 Annual Transportation Information Reports
The annual transportation information reports were mailed to all school district superintendents, head start organizations, private schools and charter schools on Monday, June 30, 2014. For your convenience, the reports are also available on our websi...
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Jul 14 2014 4:18PM
News Announcement July 2014 ESD Warrants
Click July 2014 ESD Warrants to view the July 2014 ESD warrants.
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Jul 14 2014 8:00AM
News Announcement CLOSED - Job Opening - Internal Auditor 3
EDUC14-0407 Internal Auditor 3 $61,536.00 - $86,388.00 Annually There is currently one permanent position available with the Office of the Deputy Superintendent at the Oregon Department of Education in Salem. This position is in manageme...
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Jul 14 2014 12:00AM
News Announcement July 2014 District Warrants
Click July 2014 District Warrants to view the July 2014 district warrants.
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Jul 10 2014 2:21PM
News Release ODE 2014-15 Data Release Calendar
Because no one likes surprises… Below are the dates for the Oregon Department of Education’s data releases for the 2014-15 school year. If you have any questions about these or other ODE press releases, please contact ODE Communications Directo...
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Jul 10 2014 8:38AM
News Announcement Oregon Charter Schools Annual Conference, August 13 & 14, 2014
The 2014 Oregon Charter Schools Annual Conference is coming August 13th and 14th. This event is designed for School Board Members, Administrators, Teachers, Parents, and prospective Charter Starters. Organized by the League of Oregon Charter Sc...
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Jul 7 2014 11:20AM
News Release Serilda Summers-McGee Hired as New HR Director
(Salem, Ore.) – Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction Rob Saxton announced today that Serilda Summers-McGee has been hired as the new Director of Human Resources for the Oregon Department of Education. A human resource and education professional...
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Jul 2 2014 3:19PM
Calendar EIPA Video Conference Workshops 2014-2015
Boys Town National Research Hospital will be conducting four video conference trainings for sign language interpreters. These trainings will be hosted by Intermountain Education Service District, Southern Oregon Education Service District, and Willa...
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Jul 1 2014 2:25PM
News Announcement Revised 2014-15 ESD Estimates as of July 1, 2014
Click Revised 2014-15 ESD Estimates as of July 1, 2014 to view the latest 2014-15 district estimates.
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Jul 1 2014 2:22PM
News Announcement Revised 2014-15 ADMw Breakouts as of July 1, 2014
Click Revised 2014-15 ADMw Breakouts as of July 1, 2014 to view the latest 2014-15 ADMw breakouts.
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Jul 1 2014 1:55PM
News Announcement 2014 Updated Procedural Safeguards
The July 2014 ODE Procedural Safeguards Notices for ages 0-5 and K-21 are available at the following link. The July 2014 versions replace any previous versions, and are aligned with the requirements of IDEA 2004, federal, and state regula...
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Jul 1 2014 12:00AM
News Announcement Revised 2014-15 District Estimates as of July 1, 2014
Click Revised 2014-15 District Estimates as of July 1, 2014 to view the latest 2014-15 district estimates.
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Jun 27 2014 12:00AM
News Announcement ConnectED Initiative
As part of the ConnectED Initiative, Connected Nation will serve as an independent third-party administrator for AT&T’s commitment. Through a nationwide application, schools can apply to receive free wireless broadband service for educational devices o...
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Jun 20 2014 3:37PM
Calendar Accountability Reminders and Updates for Summer 2014
School and District Report Cards The Preliminary School Report Card Details PDFs were posted June 19 on the district secure website with achievement, growth, graduation and participation data but without ratings or cutoffs. The Report Card Details w...
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Jun 19 2014 2:51PM
News Release Jerome Colonna Joins Oregon State Board of Education
(Salem, Ore.) – Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction Rob Saxton and State Board Chair Samuel Henry are pleased to announce Jerome Colonna has joined the State Board of Education. Colonna was confirmed by the Oregon Senate in May and will fill th...
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Jun 18 2014 3:02PM
News Announcement 2013-14 Value of USDA Foods Received Report
The 2013-14 Annual Value of USDA Foods Received Report for National School Lunch and Summer Food sponsors is now available. Please view the announcement memo for more details.
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Jun 18 2014 1:02PM
News Release Oregon Successfully Completes Field Test of New Assessment
Students say new test is harder but also more interesting and engaging (Salem, Ore.) – Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction Rob Saxton today announced that 25,000 Oregon students from 87 school districts across the state participated in t...
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Jun 13 2014 9:20AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - June 13, 2014
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for June 13, 2014. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: Oregon Assessment Guidance Resource Available t...
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Jun 13 2014 9:13AM
Calendar Important Accountability Dates for Summer 2014
Date Event June 3 - September 30 Smarter Balanced Digital Library Preview June 12 - 23 Data Collection Review Window for: ESEA Title III Limited English Proficiency 2013-2014 June 12 - August 15 Report Validation Window for: ...
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Jun 13 2014 8:54AM
News Announcement Oregon Assessment Guidance Resource Available to All Districts for Assessment Planning
Recognizing that educators at all levels of leadership are faced with many complex decisions around assessment planning, the Oregon Department of Education is providing guidance as well as developing additional professional learning materials to aid ...
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Jun 12 2014 2:38PM
News Announcement June 2014 Arts Teacher Update Released
In the June 2014 Arts Teacher Update you will read about professional development opportunities, teacher and student competitions and awards, and much more. To learn about subscribing to the Arts Teacher Update, please visit the Content Area Teacher ...
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Jun 12 2014 2:04PM
News Announcement Local Assessment Capacity Building Grant Awardees
As a part of Oregon's Strategic Initiatives, specifically House Bill 3233, the Oregon Department of Education is contracting four district partners to focus on developing local assessment capacity statewide so that Oregon educators can develop, admin...
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Jun 12 2014 10:05AM
Calendar Kindergarten Assessment File Formats
The draft file formats for the 2014-2015 Oregon Kindergarten Assessment can be viewed on the DCC meeting webpage, under the May 6, 2014 DCC Meeting, at https://district.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=231. The final file formats will be posted i...
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Jun 12 2014 9:55AM
Calendar Deadline Approaching for Ordering Kindergarten Assessment Materials
District Test Coordinators are responsible to order Kindergarten Assessment materials for all kindergarten students, including those in charter schools within the district boundary, by July 11, 2014. When ordering assessment materials, DTCs must also...
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Jun 12 2014 9:48AM
News Announcement Updated - Kindergarten Assessment - Use of Title I, Title I-C Funds, and Title III - Supplement, not Supplant
We've recently been asked to provide clarification regarding the use of Title I, Title I-C funded staff, and Title III to administer the Oregon Kindergarten Assessment. Our partners in the ODE Instruction and Standards Unit and the Equity Unit provid...
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Jun 12 2014 9:10AM
Calendar District Validations for Summer 2014 in Achievement Data Insight (ADI)
Assessment Participation, Performance, & Growth (June 12 - August 15) Student Enrollment from 3rd Period Cumulative ADM Collection 2013-14 (June 12 - August 15) Not Chronically Absent from 3rd Period Cumulative ADM Collection 2013-14 (June 12 - A...
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Jun 12 2014 8:20AM
Calendar NOW AVAILABLE: Digital Library Provisioning Help Desk
Smarter Balanced and Amplify are now providing Tier 1 Technology Help Desk assistance in regard to issues to the Digital Library Provisioning process (June and July,2014 Support Timeline). For assistance please send an email to: DigitalLibraryHe...
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Jun 11 2014 9:05AM
Calendar Student Attendance Validation Delayed
The Student Attendance validation, originally scheduled to open Thursday, June 12, has been rescheduled to open Thursday, June 19. The Not Chronically Absent and Student Enrollment validations’ schedule has not changed.
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Jun 10 2014 11:36AM
News Announcement PEEK-8 Professional Development Grants Available for 2014 - 15
The PEEK-8 grants were established by the 2007 Oregon Legislature through the passage of HB 3141. Professional Development grants are available for the 2014-15 school year. The Physical Education Expansion K-8 (PEEK-8) Teacher Hire and Professional De...
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Jun 10 2014 10:30AM
News Release Rob Saxton Statement on Reynolds High School Shooting
(Salem, OR) — Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction Rob Saxton released the following statement in response to today's shooting at Reynolds High School. “I am deeply shocked and saddened by this morning’s shooting at Reynolds High School,”...
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Jun 10 2014 9:02AM
Calendar REMINDER - Smarter Balanced Online Panel for Achievement Level Setting
In addition to the In-Person Achievement Level Setting Workshops, Smarter Balanced is seeking input from educators, parents, and business/community leaders via an online panel to establish a common set of performance standards on the Smarter Balanced...
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Jun 6 2014 10:57AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - June 6, 2014
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for June 6, 2014. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: Test Administration - OAKS Online, ELPA & Writ...
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Jun 6 2014 10:48AM
News Announcement OAKS Online 2013-14 Partials Available
OAKS Online partial test records (any test where the student completed one or more questions, but never finished the test) were loaded to Student Centered Staging on Friday, June 6. Records where the student completed 1-4 questions have a Test Attemp...
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Jun 6 2014 8:14AM
News Announcement Oregon Completes Smarter Balanced Field Test
As of today, June 6, 2014, Oregon students in select schools across the state successfully completed the Smarter Balanced field test. Along with more than 4 million students nationwide, approximately 40,000 Oregon students from 221 schools across 90 ...
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Jun 4 2014 3:20PM
News Announcement Reminder: NEW ELPA Individual Student Reports Now Available
During school year 2012-13, ODE worked with Title III directors and stakeholders to create an updated Individual Student Report (ISR) for the English Language Proficiency Assessment (ELPA) for use during the 2013-14 school year. After multiple opport...
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Jun 4 2014 3:11PM
Calendar Third Period Cumulative ADM Audit Window Closing
The Third Period Cumulative ADM Audit window is closing today, June 6 at 11:59 PM. Please be sure to check for any audits in the Third Period collection prior to this deadline. For questions, please consult the Cumulative ADM Audit Manual , or c...
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Jun 4 2014 3:02PM
Calendar Annual Cumulative ADM Collection 2013-14 Open
The Annual Cumulative ADM Collection is now open and will continue to be open through July 14. If you missed the WebEx training for this collection, you can find that here: https://district.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=234, under “Annual Cumulativ...
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Jun 4 2014 2:57PM
News Announcement 2014-15 Preliminary Oregon Accessibility Manual (formerly Oregon Accommodations Manual) Now Available
To help district test coordinators prepare for the 2014-15 school year, ODE has posted the 2014-15 Preliminary Oregon Accessibility Manual (OAM) to http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=487. The purpose of the Preliminary OAM is to provide distr...
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Jun 4 2014 1:01PM
Calendar Oral Motor Assessment & Intervention - October 9 & 10, 2014 - SAVE THE DATE
Regional and Statewide Services for Students with Orthopedic Impairments (RSOI) and Pacific University are co-hosting this event scheduled for October 9 & 10, 2014. All registrations are handled by BECKMAN ORAL MOTOR. In order to receive the reduced ...
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Jun 4 2014 8:33AM
News Announcement American Indian/Alaskan Native Culturally Relevant Teaching, Learning, and Pedagogy Grant Recipients
ODE is excited to announce the awarding of the American Indian / Alaskan Native Culturally Relevant Teaching, Learning, and Pedagogy Grant. The review committee selected 8 programs to receive awards ranging from $93,688 to $100,000 to support collabora...
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Jun 3 2014 2:43PM
Calendar Assessment and Growth ADI Validations Delayed until June 12
The opening of the 2013-14 assessment and growth validations in the Achievement Data Insight (ADI) application has been delayed. These validations had been scheduled to open on June 5, but will now open on Thursday, June 12.
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Jun 2 2014 8:36AM
News Release Families Encouraged to Participate in Free Summer Meals
National Summer Food Service Program offers nutritious meals to combat student hunger (Salem, Ore.) – Today Deputy Superintendent Rob Saxton announced the upcoming Summer Food Service Program which provides free, nutritious meals to students ove...
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May 30 2014 11:08AM
Calendar Important Dates for Summer 2014
Date Event May 29 - June 6 Audit Review Window for: Third Period Cumulative ADM 2013-2014 May 30 @ 11:59 PM Collection Window Closes for: ESEA Title III Limited English Proficiency 2013-2014 June 2 Winter Writing Appeals are ...
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May 30 2014 10:12AM
News Announcement PPS Nutrition Services Director Honored
Congratulations! Gitta Grether-Sweeney, Director of Nutrition Services at Portland Public Schools was honored for being a Women of Influence in the Portland Business Journal, April 25, 2014 issue, with an Orchid Award - Non-Profit Division. Por...
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May 30 2014 9:56AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - May 30, 2014
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for May 30, 2014. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: Test Administration - OAKS Online, ELPA & Writ...
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May 30 2014 8:55AM
News Announcement Guidance for Locating a Spanish Bilingual Assessor for the Oregon Kindergarten Assessment
The Early Spanish Literacy “Spanish Letter Names” measure included in the 2014-2015 Oregon Kindergarten Assessment is required to be administered to all identified Spanish-Speaking English Learners (ELs). This measure must be administered by a biling...
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May 28 2014 1:51PM
Calendar Reminder: Spring Paper Writing Assessment Shipping Deadline June 3
Districts participating in the spring paper-based Writing assessment must ship completed tests for scoring by next Tuesday, June 3, 2014. As stated on p. 19 of the Test Administration Manual, any tests that are shipped after June 3 will not be scored...
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May 28 2014 1:44PM
News Announcement Kindergarten Assessment - Use of Title I Funds - Supplement, not Supplant
We've recently been asked to provide clarification regarding the use of Title I funded staff to administer the Oregon Kindergarten Assessment. Our partners in the ODE Instruction and Standards Unit provided the following guidance, which applies to sc...
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May 28 2014 1:28PM
News Announcement Student Centered Staging Open for Editing 2013-2014 Test Records
Student Centered Staging is open for editing 2013-2014 test records as of noon on Wednesday, May 28. 2013-2014 subjects will close again at 5 PM on Friday, May 30 for preliminary Report Card processing, and will re-open for editing by noon on Tuesday...
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