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Apr 1 2015 11:22AM
Calendar Important Dates for April and May 2015
Date Event April 2 - 27 Report Validation Window for: Staff FTE, Staff Ethnicity April 8 @ 9:30 AM Informal DTC Webinar April 10 OAKS Online Writing Performance Assessment Results Available in Student Centered Staging and ORS ...
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Apr 1 2015 11:04AM
News Announcement ELPA21 Field Test Now Closed
As a reminder, the ELPA21 field test window closed Tuesday, March 31. ODE would like to extend thanks to all the district participants who were able to go through the training and testing with students. Your participation and hard work will lead dire...
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Apr 1 2015 11:02AM
News Announcement Bluetooth and Secure Student Testing
If the computer a student is using for testing, or other computers in the same room, have Bluetooth enabled, students may receive a message saying that the testing environment is no longer secure and they will be logged out of their test. To prevent ...
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Apr 1 2015 10:52AM
News Announcement Update on Tab Key and iPads Running iOS 8+
On Tuesday, March 17, ODE notified districts that when testing with the Mobile Secure Browser 3.0 on an iPad running iOS 8+, pressing the [Tab] key on an external keyboard may cause the browser to crash. We had expected that this issue would be fixed...
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Apr 1 2015 10:42AM
News Announcement Assessment Secure Browser Updates - March 26, 2015
Selecting Text Using New Android Secure Browser App On Friday, March 13, ODE announced the availability of an updated Secure Browser App for Android devices. ODE has now posted an updated Test Administrator (TA) User Guide that includes instruction...
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Apr 1 2015 9:28AM
News Announcement Smarter Balanced Pause Rules and Test Expirations
The Regional ESD helpdesks have been receiving an increasing number of questions regarding the pause rules that are in place for the Oregon statewide assessments, including Smarter Balanced computer adaptive tests (CATs) and Performance Tasks. As a r...
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Apr 1 2015 9:17AM
News Announcement Essential Skills Graduation Requirement During the Transition to Smarter Balanced
As previously communicated, the Essential Skills graduation requirements will remain constant during Oregon’s transition to the Smarter Balanced state tests in ELA/Literacy and mathematics. Per the State Board of Education’s adoption of these require...
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Apr 1 2015 9:00AM
Calendar Data Validations Open April 2 in ADI for Staff FTE and Staff Ethnicity
Data on staff FTE, Race/Ethnicity, grade bands served, total/average experience, and percentage of teachers with a graduate degree are available for review from April 2 through 11:59 p.m. on April 27, 2015. During this time, please check the data for...
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Mar 31 2015 1:01PM
News Announcement JDEP, LTCT and YCEP, Let’s Go Learn Training Session-4-SOESD
Teachers, administrators, specialists, and instructional support staff from Juvenile Detention Education Program (JDEP), Long Care and Treatment (LTCT), Youth Corrections Education Program (YCEP) programs are eligible to participate in this training se...
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Mar 31 2015 11:57AM
News Announcement JDEP, LTCT and YCEP, Let’s Go Learn Training Session-3-SOESD
Teachers, administrators, specialists, and instructional support staff from Juvenile Detention Education Program (JDEP), Long Care and Treatment (LTCT), Youth Corrections Education Program (YCEP) programs are eligible to participate in this training se...
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Mar 31 2015 11:39AM
News Announcement JDEP, LTCT and YCEP, Let’s Go Learn Training Session-2 WESD
Teachers, administrators, specialists, and instructional support staff from Juvenile Detention Education Program (JDEP), Long Care and Treatment (LTCT), Youth Corrections Education Program (YCEP) programs are eligible to participate in this training ...
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Mar 30 2015 12:10PM
News Announcement McKinney-Vento (Title X) Homeless Education Subgrants Available
A new competitive subgrant round is now open to Oregon Districts and ESDs for two-year subgrants for school years 2015-16 through 2016-17. Individual Districts and Consortia of Districts with one fiscal agency (ESD or District) are eligible to apply. ...
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Mar 30 2015 11:57AM
News Release Oregon Schools Honored for Commitment to Wellness
Robert Gray Middle, Lent Elementary, and Elk Meadow Elementary receive 2015 Wellness Award (Salem, Ore) – Robert Gray Middle School (Portland Public Schools), Lent Elementary (Portland Public Schools), and Elk Meadow Elementary (Bend-LaPine S...
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Mar 30 2015 9:41AM
News Announcement SNP Newsletter: March 30, 2015
The Oregon Department of Education, Child Nutrition Programs (ODE CNP) provides a weekly newsletter for Sponsors of the School Nutrition Programs. Click here to view this Newsletter. Inside this Issue… Community Eligibility Provision ODE a...
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Mar 30 2015 9:04AM
News Announcement JDEP, LTCT and YCEP, Let’s Go Learn Training Session-1-SOESD
Teachers, administrators, specialists, and instructional support staff from Juvenile Detention Education Program (JDEP), Long Care and Treatment (LTCT), Youth Corrections Education Program (YCEP) programs are eligible to participate in this training ...
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Mar 30 2015 9:03AM
News Announcement EBISS Participation 2014-2015 Meeting 3
Over the past several academic years, EBISS has been offered to districts across the state in different regional areas. For the 2014-2015 academic year, districts that have previously not been involved in EBISS can begin participating. Three introduct...
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Mar 30 2015 9:00AM
Calendar JDEP, LTCT and YCEP, Let’s Go Learn Training Session-WESD
Teachers, administrators, specialists, and instructional support staff from Juvenile Detention Education Program (JDEP), Long Care and Treatment (LTCT), Youth Corrections Education Program (YCEP) programs are eligible to participate in this training se...
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Mar 30 2015 8:00AM
News Announcement EBISS Depth Meetings for 2014-2015
EBISS Depth Meetings for 2014-2015 will occur at the University of Oregon in Eugene on Tuesday, April 7, 2014. EBISS Depth districts have been awarded subgrant funds to support EBISS and travel expenses to attend meetings. For more information cli...
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Mar 27 2015 9:36PM
News Announcement Revised ESD Estimates as of March 27, 2015
Click Revised ESD Estimates as of March 27, 2015 to review latest ESD estimates for 2013-14.
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Mar 27 2015 9:34PM
News Announcement Revised 2013-14 ADMw Breakouts as of March 27, 2015
Click Revised 2013-14 ADMw Breakouts as of March 27, 2015 to review latest ADMw breakouts for 2013-14.
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Mar 27 2015 10:54AM
News Announcement Perkins Basic Grant Application Workshop
CTE Regional Coordinator Sherry Cole will lead a workshop to help grant writers understand and draft a workable 2015-16 Perkins Basic Grant Application. PIPE participants will learn how to integrate their PIPE plan into the Perkins Basic Grant Plan. ...
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Mar 27 2015 12:00AM
News Announcement Revised 2013-14 District Estimates as of March 27, 2015
Click Revised 2013-14 District Estimates as of March 27, 2015 to review latest district estimates for 2013-14.
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Mar 26 2015 8:28AM
News Announcement To register for the 2015 ESEA Odyssey!
To register for the 2015 ESEA Odyssey Conference Click Here Conference Dates and Locations: August 11-13, 2015 - Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel, Portland Click Here for the Portland DRAFT Agenda August 18-20, 2015 - Sunriver Resort, Su...
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Mar 25 2015 4:07PM
News Announcement Spring: Educator Institute on Networking and Transition: Roseburg Registration 'Open'
Save the Date "Transition Together" ODE will offer a regional training which will provide a basic overview of agencies that assist with the transition from school to employment or postsecondary training. For more information: click here ...
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Mar 25 2015 4:02PM
News Announcement Reminder: Educator Institute on Networking and Transition: Portland Spring Registration 'Open'
Save the Date "Transition Together" ODE will offer a regional training which will provide a basic overview of agencies that assist with the transition from school to employment or postsecondary training. For more information: click here ...
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Mar 25 2015 12:01PM
News Announcement Summer Meals Newsletter: March 2015
March 25, 2015 This Summer Meals newsletter shares information on webinars; due dates for ODE CNP Summer Food trainings and renewals; and ideas for planning and outreach. Click here to view this Newsletter.
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Mar 25 2015 10:50AM
News Announcement USDA/FNS Presents “Summer Meals Shorts” a series of YouTube videos about the Summer Meals Program
March 25, 2015 When school lets out for break, millions of kids and teens are at risk of going hungry because they no longer have access to free or reduced-price school meals. To help increase excitement and public awareness of Summer Meals, USDA/...
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Mar 23 2015 10:57PM
News Announcement Revised 2015-16 ESD Estimates as of March 23, 2015
Click Revised 2015-16 ESD Estimates as of March 23, 2015 to view the latest ESD Estimates.
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Mar 23 2015 10:53PM
News Announcement Revised 2015-16 ADMw Breakouts as of March 23, 2015
Click Revised 2015-16 ADMw Breakouts as of March 23, 2015 to view the latest ADMw breakouts.
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Mar 23 2015 11:19AM
News Announcement JDEP, LTCT and YCEP, Let’s Go Learn Training Session-2-SOESD
Teachers, administrators, specialists, and instructional support staff from Juvenile Detention Education Program (JDEP), Long Care and Treatment (LTCT), Youth Corrections Education Program (YCEP) programs are eligible to participate in this training se...
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Mar 23 2015 12:00AM
News Announcement Revised 2015-16 District Estimates as of March 23, 2015
Click Revised 2015-16 District Estimates as of March 23, 2015 to view the latest estimates.
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Mar 19 2015 11:04AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - March 19, 2015
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for March 19, 2015. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: General Announcements ODE System Upgrades - W...
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Mar 19 2015 8:37AM
News Announcement Approving Students to Take the Correct Test
Recently, ODE has heard several reports of test administrators inadvertently approving students to start the operational Smarter Balanced assessment instead of the interim assessments. To avoid this irregularity, please remember that, by default, all...
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Mar 19 2015 7:48AM
News Announcement Memo: 2015 USDA Farm to School Census Questionnaire
March 19, 2015 TO: Sponsor of the National Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program RE: 2015 USDA Farm to School Census Questionnaire Deadline May 29, 2015Action Required The Oregon Department of Education Child Nutrition Programs e...
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Mar 18 2015 10:08AM
Calendar ODE System Upgrades - Website and Collections Down March 21-23
ODE will be performing system upgrades beginning March 21 at 8:00 AM and ending no later than March 23 at 8:00 AM. During these system upgrades, all ODE services will be affected, including our websites. The following collections were scheduled to be...
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Mar 18 2015 9:58AM
Calendar REMINDER: Test Delivery System Offline March 21 - 29
As stated in the 2014-15 Test Schedule , OAKS, ELPA, and Smarter Balanced operational and practice tests will be offline for scheduled maintenance starting at 6 AM PT on Saturday, March 21. All tests will re-open at 6 AM PT on Monday, March 30. TIDE ...
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Mar 18 2015 9:55AM
News Announcement Tab Key and iPads Running iOS 8+
Using the tab key on an external keyboard to move from one test question to the next in iOS 8 causes iOS 8 to crash. AIR has been in touch with Apple about this issue and Apple is working on a solution. In the meantime, students testing on an iPad wi...
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Mar 18 2015 9:51AM
News Announcement 2014 SECC Feedback Session - April 9
The 2014 SECC Feedback Session will be held at Linn-Benton-Lincoln ESD from 9 a.m. to noon on April 9, 2015. Registration is still open. Handouts will be available at the session and posted online as soon as they are available. The session will...
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Mar 18 2015 9:51AM
News Announcement Spring 2015 Operational Test Accessibility Resources Document Now Available
Smarter Balanced has created a document to compare the Universal Tools, Designated Supports, and Accommodations that were available on the Spring 2014 Field Test to accessibility resources that are available on the Spring 2015 Operational Test. Any u...
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Mar 18 2015 8:34AM
Calendar Renewals for Special Education Private Schools 2015-2016
Special Education approved private school renewal applications were posted in March 2015 for the 2015-16 school year. Currently approved schools were notified by e-mail or letter that the renewal forms are posted online. Renewals will be effective th...
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Mar 16 2015 11:45AM
News Announcement Title IX Conference
We are pleased to announce that registration is open for the First Annual Title IX Conference. The conference will be held March 18-19, 2015 at Chemeketa Community College in Salem, Oregon. Federal Law requires that each School District have at least ...
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Mar 16 2015 10:38AM
News Announcement SNP Newsletter: March 16, 2015
The Oregon Department of Education, Child Nutrition Programs (ODE CNP) provides a weekly newsletter for Sponsors of the School Nutrition Programs. Click here to view this Newsletter. Inside this Issue… USDA Farm to School Community Eligib...
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Mar 16 2015 8:06AM
News Announcement Memo: USDA Policy Memo – CN Labels Copied with a Watermark – Version 2
March 16, 2015 TO: Sponsors of the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program RE: USDA Policy Memo – CN Labels Copied with a Watermark – Version 2Action Required Enclosed is an updated policy memo issued by USDA for Nat...
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Mar 13 2015 3:07PM
Calendar Calendar Alert: IDEA Part B Public Notice and Comment Periods Open
Public Notice Period: Friday, March 13, 2015 through Monday, May 11, 2015 Public Comment Accepted: Wednesday, April 1, 2015 through Thursday, April 30, 2015 In accordance with federal law, the annual application for federal special educ...
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Mar 13 2015 11:32AM
News Announcement Memo: Non-Profit and Public Sponsors - 2015 Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) Renewal Information
March 13, 2015 TO: Summer Food Service Program – Non-Profit and Public Sponsors RE: Fiscal Year 2015 Program Participation Renewal Information        Action Required - Due: April 15, 2015 Sponso...
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Mar 13 2015 11:28AM
News Announcement Memo: School Sponsors - 2015 Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) Renewal Information
March 13, 2015 TO: Summer Food Service Program – School Sponsors RE: Fiscal Year 2015 Program Participation Renewal Information        Action Required - Due: April 15, 2015 Sponsors of the Summe...
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Mar 13 2015 11:23AM
News Announcement Memo: Camp Sponsors - 2015 Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) Renewal Information
March 13, 2015 TO: Summer Food Service Program – Camp Sponsors RE: Fiscal Year 2015 Program Participation Renewal Information        Action Required - Due: April 15, 2015 Sponsors of the Summer ...
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Mar 13 2015 11:17AM
News Announcement Memo: Fiscal Year 2015 Program Participation Renewal Information - Camp Sponsors
March 13, 2015 TO: Sponsors of Summer Food Service Program RE: Fiscal Year 2015 Program Participation Renewal Information - Camp Sponsors        Action Required Sponsors of the Summer Food Servi...
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Mar 13 2015 11:14AM
News Announcement Memo: Fiscal Year 2015 Program Participation Renewal Information - Non Profit and Public Sponsors
March 13, 2015 TO: Sponsors of Summer Food Service Program RE: Fiscal Year 2015 Program Participation Renewal Information - Non Profit and Public Sponsors        Action Required Sponsors of the ...
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Mar 13 2015 11:11AM
News Announcement Memo: Fiscal Year 2015 Program Participation Renewal Information - School Sponsors
March 13, 2015 TO: Sponsors of Summer Food Service Program RE: Fiscal Year 2015 Program Participation Renewal Information - School Sponsors        Action Required Sponsors of the Summer Food Ser...
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Mar 13 2015 9:50AM
News Announcement March 2015 ESD Warrants
Click March 2015 ESD Warrants to view the latest payment information for the ESDs.
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Mar 13 2015 12:00AM
News Announcement March 2015 District Warrants
Click March 2015 District Warrants to view the latest payment information for the districts.
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Mar 12 2015 3:42PM
Calendar Smarter Balanced Test Window Now Open
The statewide Smarter Balanced Mathematics and English Language Arts Test Window opened Tuesday, March 10. Please refer to Section 4.6 School Imposed Test Windows of the Test Administration Manual for the requirements around school level test windows...
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Mar 12 2015 11:34AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - March 12, 2015
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for March 12, 2015. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: General Announcements ODE System Upgrades - W...
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Mar 12 2015 10:51AM
News Announcement Proposed CACFP Meal Pattern Changes
March 12, 2015 TO: Sponsors of Child Nutrition Programs RE: Proposed CACFP Meal Pattern Changes On January 9, 2015, USDA FNS released a proposed rule to update the CACFP meal patterns. This is the first time the CACFP meal patterns hav...
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Mar 12 2015 9:11AM
News Announcement Publisher Notice #2 – 2015 Oregon Instructional Materials
The following materials are available for publisher action for the next portion of the Oregon Mathematics Adoption process. Take note of the deadlines for each form to be submitted. 2015 Notice #2 Adopted Math Criteria 2014-12-11 Prop...
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Mar 11 2015 5:14PM
News Announcement Youth Development Council Quarterly Meeting
A day-long Youth Development Council Quarterly meeting will be held on Thursday, March 19, at the Oregon State Library, Rooms 102-103. The morning informational discussion session will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Agenda items include a YDC ...
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Mar 11 2015 3:55PM
News Announcement Educator Institute on Networking and Transition II: Salem Registration 'Open'
Save the Date "Transition Together" ODE will offer a regional training which will provide a basic overview of agencies that assist with the transition from school to employment or postsecondary training. For more information: click here ...
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Mar 11 2015 3:52PM
News Announcement Educator Institute on Networking and Transition II: Portland Registration 'Open'
Save the Date "Transition Together" ODE will offer a regional training which will provide a basic overview of agencies that assist with the transition from school to employment or postsecondary training. For more information: click here ...
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Mar 11 2015 3:49PM
News Announcement Educator Institute on Networking and Transition: Medford Registration 'Open'
Save the Date "Transition Together" ODE will offer a regional training which will provide a basic overview of agencies that assist with the transition from school to employment or postsecondary training. For more information: click here ...
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Mar 11 2015 3:45PM
News Announcement Educator Institute on Networking and Transition: Eugene/Springfield Registration 'Open'
Save the Date "Transition Together" ODE will offer a regional training which will provide a basic overview of agencies that assist with the transition from school to employment or postsecondary training. For more information: click here ...
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Mar 11 2015 3:26PM
News Announcement Educator Institute on Networking and Transition: Bend Registration 'Open'
Save the Date "Transition Together" ODE will offer a regional training which will provide a basic overview of agencies that assist with the transition from school to employment or postsecondary training. For more information: click here ...
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Mar 11 2015 3:20PM
News Announcement Educator Institute on Networking and Transition: Seaside Registration 'Open'
Save the Date "Transition Together" ODE will offer a regional training which will provide a basic overview of agencies that assist with the transition from school to employment or postsecondary training. For more information: click here ...
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Mar 11 2015 2:58PM
News Announcement Educator Institute on Networking and Transition: La Grande Registration 'Open'
Save the Date "Transition Together" ODE will offer a regional training which will provide a basic overview of agencies that assist with the transition from school to employment or postsecondary training. For more information: click here ...
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Mar 11 2015 2:50PM
Calendar Informal DTC Webinars in April and May
Archived PowerPoints and transcribed recordings of Informal DTC Webinars are posted to our District Test Coordinators webpage. PowerPoints are typically available the day after the webinar. Please allow 1-2 weeks for transcriptions to be posted. Rema...
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Mar 11 2015 2:45PM
Calendar Available to Schools on a First Come, First Served Basis: Logramos
To support and encourage biliteracy development among English Learners and native English speakers, the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) recently entered into a contract with Riverside Publishing to offer their Spanish assessment, Logramos (Third...
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Mar 11 2015 2:40PM
News Announcement Order of Tests in the TA Interface
When the TA interface is opened, it defaults to a view where tests are ordered by grade within subject with the subjects appearing alphabetically in the following order: ELA (includes grade 12 reading retest) ELPA Mathematics Science Social Sc...
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Mar 11 2015 2:27PM
Calendar Grade 12 Writing Re-Test Window Closes March 13
The online writing re-test opportunity for eligible grade 12 students closes Friday, March 13. Any tests that have been started but not submitted by the end of the day on that date will be automatically moved over to the scoring queue. Papers will be...
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Mar 11 2015 2:21PM
News Announcement Smarter Balanced Spanish-English Math Tests
Students who take a Smarter Balanced Mathematics test using the stacked Spanish/English version can respond to open-ended questions in Spanish or English. If they respond in Spanish, their response will be scored by a trained Spanish-speaking scorer....
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Mar 11 2015 2:14PM
News Announcement New Accommodation for Smarter Balanced ELA Assessment
The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium voted this weekend (March 6, 2015) to adopt a new non-embedded accommodation for the Smarter Balanced ELA assessment. Effective immediately, the Read Aloud non-embedded accommodation is allowed in Grades 3 -...
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Mar 11 2015 1:55PM
Calendar ELPA January 2015 Test Scores Available March 13
Scores for students who completed the English Language Proficiency Assessment (ELPA) January 6 and January 31, 2015 will be posted in Student Centered Staging and Accountability Warehouse Extract (AWE) on the ODE secure district website and also in O...
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Mar 9 2015 3:36PM
News Announcement Dispute Resolution Committee Recruitment Notice
The Oregon Department of Education’s Dispute Resolution Committee (DRC) has current openings for new members. The DRC meets three times per year in Salem to discuss IDEA dispute resolution matters and administrative orders including Due Process order...
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Mar 9 2015 2:02PM
News Announcement Smarter Balanced Participation Rules for 2014-15
ODE will implement the following participation rules that will apply to the 2014-15 Smarter Balanced English language arts and mathematics assessments. To be considered a participant in 2014-15, a student must respond to: at least five items ...
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Mar 9 2015 1:25PM
News Announcement 2015 ESEA Flexibility Waiver Renewal – Seeking Stakeholder Input
Oregon’s current Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Flexibility waiver for No Child Left Behind will expire at the end of the 2014-2015 school year. The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) will be submitting a request for a three-year waive...
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Mar 9 2015 11:17AM
News Announcement 2015 Manual Update!
The Special Education Assessment Process for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students has been updated. This manual provides guidelines and resources for evaluation. It was developed for the Oregon Department of Education by The Educa...
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Mar 9 2015 7:44AM
News Announcement SNP Newsletter: March 9, 2015
The Oregon Department of Education, Child Nutrition Programs (ODE CNP) provides a weekly newsletter for Sponsors of the School Nutrition Programs. Click here to view this Newsletter. Inside this Issue… Professional Standards Community Eli...
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Mar 6 2015 2:25PM
News Announcement Indistar® Training for District Continuous Improvement Planning (CIP), and School Improvement Planning
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. Click here to register today. Contacts...
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Mar 6 2015 1:10PM
News Announcement 2015 Publisher Briefing
We will be holding a Publisher Briefing on March 12th from 10:00am – 11:30am Pacific Time to provide information about the process for submitting instructional materials for review in Oregon’s 2015 Instructional Materials Evaluation in Mathematics. ...
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Mar 5 2015 10:40AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - March 5, 2015
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for March 5, 2015. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: General Announcements Informal DTC Webinar Inf...
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Mar 5 2015 10:13AM
News Announcement Now Supporting Chrome OS version 40
ODE and AIR are now supporting Chrome OS version 40.0.2214.115 and higher. Please note that earlier versions of Chrome version 40 are not supported because they have a bug that causes the testing application to occasionally crash. If you wish to use ...
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Mar 5 2015 9:57AM
News Announcement Updates to Sign-In Page for Oregon Online Testing Systems
The Single Sign On login page that is used by TIDE, the Online Reporting System, and the TA Interface will be updated tonight, Thursday, March 5, 2015 to provide more explicit instructions on how users log into the system. The login process, and all ...
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Mar 5 2015 8:58AM
Calendar Informal DTC Webinars
Archived PowerPoints and transcribed recordings of Informal DTC Webinars are posted to our District Test Coordinators webpage. PowerPoints are typically available the day after the webinar. Please allow 1-2 weeks for transcriptions to be posted. Rema...
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Mar 4 2015 5:40PM
News Announcement ELPA Domain Exemption Follow Up for English Learner Students with Disabilities
As originally communicated on August 21, 2014 and in compliance with guidance from the US Department of Education in July, 2014, no 4-domain exemptions are allowed for the 2014-15 ELPA administration. To help with the decision-making process: T...
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Mar 4 2015 3:42PM
News Announcement USDA Sets Goal of Serving 200 Million Summer Meals
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has set a National Goal of Serving 200 million Summer Meals in the US this year. In an effort to increase Summer meal participation in Oregon, the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) Child Nutrition Program (...
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Mar 4 2015 3:38PM
News Announcement Using iPads for Smarter Balanced Testing
In order to meet test security requirements, all testing devices must run an approved secure browser. Additional requirements for iPads are that they run iOS 8.1.3 and that certain security settings are made to prevent the unauthorized use of the iPa...
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Mar 4 2015 3:33PM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Checklist for 2014-15 Updated
The Assessment & Accountability Checklist for 2014-15 has been revised and posted at: http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=472. Please note the revision history on pages 50-52.
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Mar 4 2015 3:29PM
Calendar Kindergarten Student ADM Reporting for 15-16
ODE will provide an online training on Thursday, March 19 at 2 PM regarding how to report Kindergarten Students in the 2015-2016 Cumulative ADM Collections. To access the training, please click on the link under the heading, Kindergarten Student ADM ...
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Mar 4 2015 3:18PM
Calendar 2014-15 Smarter Balanced Test Records in Student Centered Staging
Smarter Balanced test records for English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics will be available in the Online Reporting System (ORS) Student Centered Staging (the official database of record) beginning May 15, 2015. Smarter Balanced records will t...
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Mar 4 2015 1:54PM
News Announcement March 2015 Physical Education Teacher Update Released
In the March 2015 Physical Education Teacher Update you will read about professional development opportunities, teacher and student competitions and awards, and much more. To learn about subscribing to the Physical Education Teacher Update, please vis...
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Mar 3 2015 4:03PM
News Announcement 2015 ESEA Flexibility Waiver Renewal - Stakeholder Feedback
Oregon’s current ESEA Flexibility waiver for No Child Left Behind will expire at the end of the 2014-2015 school year. The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) will be submitting a request for a three-year renewal of Oregon’s ESEA waiver by March 31, 2...
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Mar 3 2015 2:02PM
News Announcement March 2015 Social Sciences Teacher Update Released
In the Oregon Social Sciences Teacher Update #139 you will read about professional development opportunities, teacher and student competitions and awards, and much more. To learn about subscribing to the Social Sciences Teacher Update, please visit th...
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Mar 3 2015 9:53AM
News Announcement Revised District Continuous Improvement Plan (CIP) Due Dates - reposted
The Oregon Department of Education will, on the due date each year (June 30, 2014, June 30, 2015 and June 30, 2016), capture copies of each district’s Continuous Improvement Plans (CIP). Reviewers will evaluate these copies given the content included o...
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Mar 3 2015 8:21AM
News Announcement Memo: Paid Lunch Equity Guidance for School Years 2015-16 and 2016-17
March 3, 2015 TO: Sponsors of the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs RE: USDA Policy Memo - Paid Lunch Equity: Guidance for SY 2015-16 and 2016 -17        Action Required Enclosed ...
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Mar 3 2015 8:14AM
News Announcement SNP Newsletter: March 2, 2015
The Oregon Department of Education, Child Nutrition Programs (ODE CNP) provides a weekly newsletter for Sponsors of the School Nutrition Programs. Click here to view this Newsletter. Inside this Issue… National School Breakfast Week ODE a...
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Mar 3 2015 8:05AM
News Announcement Memo: Requests for Exemption from the School Meals’ Whole Grain-Rich Requirement for School Years 2014-2015 and 2015-2016
March 3, 2015 TO: Sponsors of the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs RE: USDA Policy Memo – Requests for Exemption from the School Meals’ Whole Grain-Rich Requirement for School Years 2014-2015 and 2015-2016   ...
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Mar 2 2015 2:03PM
News Announcement 2015 - 2016 Private Alternative Registration
The 2015-2016 Private Alternative Registration is available here This application is for new and renewing programs and is due March 31, 2015.
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Mar 2 2015 1:48PM
News Announcement EBISS Breadth II & III
EBISS Breadth II & III System Alignment/Implementation Science. Offsite meeting for District leadership team. March 16, 2015 At Clackamas ESD. 8:30 am - 1:30 pm Workgroup & Activities. 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm ODE Supported District Team ...
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Mar 2 2015 12:30PM
News Announcement Memo: Health and Safety Inspection Requirements
March 2, 2015 TO: Sponsors of the Child and Adult Food Care Program and Summer Food Service Program RE: Health and Safety Inspection Requirements        Action Required The Oregon Department of Edu...
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Feb 27 2015 3:41PM
News Announcement K-12 OER Collaborative – Development of Open Educational Resources
The K-12 OER Collaborative is working with 12 states, including Oregon, to develop and evaluate comprehensive Open Educational Resources (OERs) that will align with the Common Core State Standards in Math and ELA. The OERs will be freely accessible mat...
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Feb 26 2015 3:11PM
News Announcement Educator Institute on Networking and Transition: Roseburg Spring Registration 'Open'
Save the Date "Transition Together" ODE will offer a regional training which will provide a basic overview of agencies that assist with the transition from school to employment or postsecondary training. For more information: click here ...
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Feb 26 2015 2:20PM
News Announcement Educator Institute on Networking and Transition: Portland Spring Registration 'Open'
Save the Date "Transition Together" ODE will offer a regional training which will provide a basic overview of agencies that assist with the transition from school to employment or postsecondary training. For more information: click here ...
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Feb 26 2015 11:41AM
Calendar Important Dates for March and April 2015
Date Event January 6 - April 15 English Language Proficiency Assessment (ELPA) K-12 Testing Window January 6 - June 12 OAKS Online Testing Window for Science, Social Sciences, and Grade 12 Retest in Reading and Math February 1...
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Feb 26 2015 11:23AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - February 26, 2015
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for February 26, 2015. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: General Announcements Secure Work Sample B...
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Feb 26 2015 11:18AM
News Announcement Kindergarten Assessment 2015-16 Data Entry and Reporting
Districts will again enter their Fall 2015 Kindergarten Assessment (KA) records into the Consolidated Collections using the same process as in Fall 2014. The anticipated file format and administration code revisions were presented to the Data Collect...
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Feb 25 2015 11:17AM
Calendar More Than 21,000 ELPAs Successfully Submitted
The Oregon ELPA window has been open since January 6, 2015, and as of Monday morning, more than 20,000 ELPAs have been successfully submitted. The window will close at the end of the day on Tuesday, April 15, 2015, which means there are 49 more calen...
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Feb 25 2015 11:13AM
News Announcement Providing Access to Smarter Balanced Assessments for Home School Students
Consistent with past practice regarding Oregon’s statewide assessments, districts retain discretion to provide access to the Smarter Balanced assessments for home school students requesting access. Please note, however, that for 2014-15 the Smarter B...
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Feb 24 2015 5:00PM
News Announcement 2015-16 ESD Estimates as of February 24, 2015
Click 2015-16 ESD Estimates as of February 24, 2015 to view the first 2015-16 ESD estimates.
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Feb 24 2015 4:56PM
News Announcement 2015-16 ADMw Breakouts as of February 24, 2015
Click 2015-16 ADMw Breakouts as of February 24, 2015 to view the first 2015-16 ADMw breakouts.
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Feb 24 2015 12:00AM
News Announcement 2015-16 District Estimates
Click 2015-16 District Estimates as of February 24, 2015 to view the first 2015-16 estimates.
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Feb 23 2015 9:08AM
News Announcement SNP Newsletter: February 23, 2015
The Oregon Department of Education, Child Nutrition Programs (ODE CNP) provides a weekly newsletter for Sponsors of the School Nutrition Programs. Click here to view this Newsletter. Inside this Issue… USDA Food and Nutrition Services Email ...
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Feb 23 2015 8:16AM
Calendar Calendar Alert! Comment Period Opens - Part C Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
In accordance with federal law, the annual application for federal IDEA Part C funds is open for public review for sixty days, from Friday, February 20 through Tuesday, April 20, 2015. Public comment on this application will be accepted from Monday, ...
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Feb 19 2015 11:49AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - February 19, 2015
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for February 19, 2015. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: General Announcements Secure Work Sample B...
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Feb 19 2015 11:38AM
News Announcement Secure Work Sample Bank Now Available
Secure Work Samples in reading, writing, and math are now available within the ODE District Web Site at http://district.ode.state.or.us. These Work Samples serve as an alternative assessment option for students enrolled in grade 12 during the 2014-15...
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Feb 19 2015 11:32AM
Calendar Test Delivery System and Online Reporting System Offline March 5 or 6 through March 9
As stated in the 2014-15 State Test Schedule , the Test Delivery System (TDS) and the Online Reporting System (ORS) will be offline for the deployment of Smarter Balanced Summative Tests on the following dates: TDS (OAKS, ELPA, and Practice Tests)...
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Feb 19 2015 11:29AM
Calendar Smarter Balanced Classroom Activities Available through TIDE February 24
AIR will be making updates to TIDE the evening of Monday, February 23 starting at 5 PM (PT) in order to support the posting of Smarter Balanced Classroom Activities. TIDE will remain online but may be noticeably slower than usual during the deploymen...
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Feb 19 2015 10:31AM
News Announcement Smarter Balanced Achievement Levels for the 2014-15 School Year
On January 22, 2015, the State Board of Education adopted Smarter Balanced achievement levels to be used for systems accountability purposes. Achievement levels for English language arts and Mathematics are provided in the tables below. For more info...
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Feb 18 2015 4:02PM
Calendar Save the Date - Fall 2015
COSA/ODE Special Education Administrators Annual Fall Conference Eugene Hilton Conference Center, Eugene, Oregon Pre-conference Seminars: Wednesday, September 30, 2015 General Conference Sessions: Thursday & Friday, ...
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Feb 18 2015 3:57PM
Calendar Materials AVAILABLE NOW!
Materials from 2015 Winter Special Education Directors Workshop are now available. Click here
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Feb 18 2015 1:29PM
News Announcement Update for Android Mobile Secure Browser
As reported in an announcement posted on December 23 on the OAKS Portal, AIR encountered an issue with Android tablets where some students were unable to select and highlight text while working in the secure browser. Resolving this issue will require...
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Feb 18 2015 1:26PM
News Announcement Closing Oregon Help Desk Cases Because of Lack of Response
Occasionally a district or school opens a case with the AIR Help Desk and then does not follow up on the case or respond to Help Desk requests for additional information. For these situations, please note the following protocol: The AIR Help Desk wil...
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Feb 18 2015 1:04PM
Calendar Extended Assessment: Grade 12 Retake Performance Scores
To ensure performance scores will be available to districts by May 22, 2015, the data entry window for grade 12 retake will close on the same date and time as the administration window this school year: April 23, 2015 at 5:00 PM. Access to the Extend...
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Feb 18 2015 12:20PM
News Announcement Kindergarten Content and Assessment Advisory Committee
The Kindergarten Content and Assessment Advisory Committee met to review refinements to the Early Literacy segments of the 2015-16 Kindergarten Assessment and recommend an additional measure of early language/vocabulary. The Committee also developed ...
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Feb 18 2015 12:18PM
News Announcement Smarter Balanced Audio Glossaries
Smarter Balanced has made audio glossaries available for some words for students who use foreign-language glossaries on the Smarter Balanced tests. Students can access the audio glossaries by clicking on a word that is associated with a foreign-langu...
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Feb 18 2015 12:07PM
Calendar ELPA21 Field Test Now Open for All Grades K-12
The field test window for Kindergarten through 8th grade opened on Monday, February 16. The window for all grades K-12 will remain open through March 31, 2015. As a reminder, all district staff who registered to participate in the field test must com...
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Feb 17 2015 3:20PM
Calendar I - M - ABLE
I-M-ABLE is an approach to teaching braille literacy to students, who are at risk, to learn to read using braille. The workshop will focus on the use of the approach with students who have intellectual/multiple disabilities. Participants will receive...
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Feb 17 2015 3:10PM
Calendar Transition Road Map for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Youth
Learn how to use innovative transition tools such as Map It Network with professionals, parents, and students from around the state Collaborate with regional professionals to improve local transition services Consult with State of Oregon Deaf...
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Feb 16 2015 11:52AM
News Announcement SNP Newsletter: February 16, 2015
The Oregon Department of Education, Child Nutrition Programs (ODE CNP) provides a weekly newsletter for Sponsors of the School Nutrition Programs. Click here to view this Newsletter. Inside this Issue… Community Eligibility Provision Webinar...
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Feb 12 2015 11:37AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - February 12, 2015
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for February 12, 2015. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: General Announcements Informal DTC Webinar...
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Feb 12 2015 8:42AM
News Announcement Translated Smarter Balanced Test Directions Now Available Through OAKS Portal
Smarter Balanced student test directions have been translated into the following languages: Arabic, Cantonese, Dakota, Filipino (Tagalog and Ilokano), Haitian Creole, Hmong, Japanese, Korean, Lakota, Mandarin, Punjabi, Russian, Somali, Ukrainian, Vie...
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Feb 12 2015 8:37AM
News Announcement Smarter Balanced Practice Tests Now Available in Braille
Over the weekend of February 6 - 8, AIR and ODE deployed the Braille Interface for the Smarter Balanced Practice Tests. The practice tests are now available for students who use Braille. As a reminder, operational tests administered through the Brail...
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Feb 11 2015 2:43PM
Calendar Onsite Registration Available! Winter Special Education Workshop
This workshop will focus on need to know topics for a strong finish to the year while preparing for next year's great start. Where: Red Lion Inn, Salem, Oregon When: Friday, February 13, 2015 9:00 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. Sessions will in...
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Feb 11 2015 1:31PM
Calendar State Advisory Council for Special Education Public & State Interagency Coordination Council Meeting Notice
March 12, 2015 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Oregon Child Development Coalition, Training Room 3 9140 SW Pioneer Ct. Ste E, Wilsonville, OR 97070 PUBLIC COMMENT IS WELCOME: Public Comment Will Be Received from 11:30 - 12:00 p.m. ...
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Feb 11 2015 12:23PM
News Announcement February 2015 ESD Warrants
Click February 2015 ESD Warrants to view the latest ESD payment information.
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Feb 11 2015 11:55AM
News Announcement CLOSED Job Opening - Budget Manager
Principal Executive/Manager E (Budget Manager) $65,904.00 - $97,044.00 Annually Location: Salem, Oregon Application Deadline: March 4, 2015 OUR MISSION: The Oregon Department of Education fosters excellence for every learner...
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Feb 11 2015 11:45AM
News Announcement Memo: Demonstration Project for Non-Congregate Feeding for Outdoor Summer Meal Sites Experiencing Excessive Heat with Q & As
February 11, 2015 TO: Sponsors of the Summer Food Service Program and Seamless Summer Option of the National School Lunch Program RE: Demonstration Project for Non-Congregate Feeding for Outdoor Summer Meal Sites Experiencing Excessive Heat...
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Feb 11 2015 11:40AM
News Announcement Memo: Rural Designations in the Summer Food Service Program
February 11, 2015 TO: Sponsors of Summer Food Service Program RE: Rural Designations in the Summer Food Service Program        Action Required Note: This memorandum supersedes SFSP policy memora...
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Feb 11 2015 11:34AM
News Announcement Memo: Summer Food Service Program Updated Questions and Answers 2014
February 11, 2015 TO: Sponsors of Summer Food Service Program RE: Updated Questions and Answers 2014        Action Required The Oregon Department of Education Child Nutrition Programs (ODE CNP) ...
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Feb 11 2015 10:15AM
News Announcement Summer Meals Newsletter: February 2015
February 11, 2015 This Summer Meals newsletter shares information on webinars; due dates for ODE CNP Summer Food trainings and renewals; and ideas for planning and outreach. Click here to view this Newsletter.
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Feb 11 2015 9:25AM
Calendar IMPORTANT! 2014-15 Extended Assessments: Ordering and Data Entry Guidance
The instructions for ordering the 2014-15 Extended Assessments as well as for entering data for grades 3-8, 11 are linked to their respective bullets (below) on the Extended Assessment webpage at http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/results/?id=178. Ord...
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Feb 11 2015 12:00AM
News Announcement February 2015 District Warrants
Click February 2015 District Warrants to view the latest district payment information.
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Feb 9 2015 4:26PM
Calendar Supporting Biliteracy in Oregon Schools: Logramos Available to Schools on a First Come, First Served Basis
Research indicates that well implemented bilingual programs that are designed to promote bilingualism, biliteracy, and academic achievement do a better job at preparing English Learners for academic success than programs that do not foster and susta...
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Feb 9 2015 12:01PM
News Announcement SNP Newsletter: February 9, 2015
The Oregon Department of Education, Child Nutrition Programs (ODE CNP) provides a weekly newsletter for Sponsors of the School Nutrition Programs. Click here to view this Newsletter. Inside this Issue… USDA Farm to School Census Smarter Lun...
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Feb 7 2015 1:40PM
News Announcement Oregon Beginning Teacher and Administrator Mentor Workshop Facilitator Application Now Available!
The Oregon Department of Education will be beginning the application process for selecting several new Oregon Department of Education/New Teacher Center Mentor Workshop facilitators. The Oregon Mentoring Program offers several professional learning op...
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Feb 6 2015 4:36PM
News Announcement Prevention/Intervention Committee Meeting
The Youth Development Council’s Prevention/Intervention Committee will be meeting on Friday, February 13, 2015, in Room 102 of the Oregon State Library from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. The committee will be hearing from current recipients of the Youth & Gangs Gr...
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Feb 6 2015 10:33AM
Calendar Register NOW! Winter Special Education Workshop
This workshop will focus on need to know topics for a strong finish to the year while preparing for next year's great start. Where: Red Lion Inn, Salem, Oregon When: Friday, February 13, 2015 9:00 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. Sessions will in...
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Feb 5 2015 4:17PM
News Announcement February 2015 Social Sciences Teacher Update Released
In the Oregon Social Sciences Teacher Update #138 you will read about professional development opportunities, teacher and student competitions and awards, and much more. To learn about subscribing to the Social Sciences Teacher Update, please visit th...
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Feb 5 2015 2:21PM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - February 5, 2015
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for February 5, 2015. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: General Announcements Informal DTC Webinar ...
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Feb 5 2015 11:25AM
Calendar ELPA Practice Test Will Be Updated This Weekend
As noted in the January 8, 2015 edition of the Assessment & Accountability Update, ODE has been working with our test vendor to update the ELPA practice test. The updated version of the ELPA practice test will be deployed over the weekend and wi...
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Feb 5 2015 11:22AM
News Announcement Accessing the Smarter Balanced Practice Tests Using Chrome Web Browser
AIR has identified a bug in the Chrome web browser versions 39 and 40 that prevents students from dragging text in the Smarter Balanced Practice Tests. If you are using one of these versions of the Chrome web browser and encounter this issue, please ...
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Feb 5 2015 11:17AM
Calendar ELPA21 Field Test Now Open for Grades 9-12
The field test window for the high school grade band opened on Monday, February 2. The window for Kindergarten through 8th grade will open on Monday, February 16. As a reminder, all district staff who registered to participate in the field test must ...
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Feb 4 2015 3:33PM
News Announcement 2014-15 Student Enrollment Report
According to counts by Oregon school districts, Education Service Districts, and state education agencies, there were 570,857 students enrolled in K-12 public schools last fall. This is an increase of 3,759 students, or 0.66% percent, over 2013-14 enr...
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Feb 4 2015 10:18AM
Calendar Field Test Recruitment for Task Development
ODE is looking for volunteers from Oregon’s high schools to participate in classroom field tests of tasks being developed to assess the Essential Skills of Reading and Mathematics. These classroom field tests will be a critical piece as we develop a ...
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Feb 4 2015 10:14AM
News Announcement REMINDER: 2013-14 ELPA Domain Exemptions Still in TIDE
As stated in the November 6, 2014 Assessment & Accountability Update, the 2013-14 ELPA domain exemptions that district staff entered into the TIDE system during last school year were not cleared at the start of the 2014-15 school year, with the ...
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Feb 4 2015 9:31AM
News Announcement Oregon Accessibility Manual Updated: Table 2 ELPA
The Oregon Accessibility Manual (OAM) has been updated to properly reflect allowable policy regarding the use and retention of scratch for the ELPA constructed response items. This information appears in Table 2 ELPA: Non-embedded Universal Tools. ...
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Feb 4 2015 9:08AM
News Announcement Extended Assessment: Clarification Regarding ELA
Please contact Brad Lenhardt at brad.lenhardt@state.or.us or Dan Farley (BRT/UO) at dfarley@uoregon.edu if you have questions. Per a November 19, 2014 news announcement http://www.ode.state.or.us/news/announcements/announcement.aspx?ID=10245 i...
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Feb 4 2015 8:55AM
News Announcement Equation Editor Tutorial Now Available Through OAKS Portal
An equation editor tutorial is now available through the OAKS Portal oaksportal.org to help prepare students to use the Smarter Balanced equation editor prior to participating in the Smarter Balanced mathematics assessment. There is a link to this tu...
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Feb 3 2015 9:13AM
News Announcement Memo: Smoothies Offered in Child Nutrition Programs - Updated
February 3, 2015 TO: Sponsors of the Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program RE: Smoothies Offered in Child Nutrition Programs        Action Required The Oregon Department...
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Feb 2 2015 12:54PM
News Announcement Youth Development Council Juvenile Justice Committee Meeting
The Juvenile Justice Committee of the Youth Development Council will meet on Friday, February 6, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Keizer Police Department. Committee members will develop recommendations to the full council on Oregon’s Three Year Plan...
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Feb 2 2015 12:04PM
News Announcement SNP Newsletter: February 2, 2015
The Oregon Department of Education, Child Nutrition Programs (ODE CNP) provides a weekly newsletter for Sponsors of the School Nutrition Programs. Click here to view this Newsletter. Inside this Issue… USDA Foods Webinar Series ODE and US...
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Feb 2 2015 10:52AM
News Announcement Help Increase Summer Meals for Children and Adolescents
The Oregon Department of Education Seeks to Increase Summer Meals for Children and Adolescents Please partner with the Oregon Department of Education to “Fuel Oregon’s Future” during the summer months by participating in the Summer Food Servic...
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Jan 30 2015 9:31AM
News Announcement Memo: Categorical Eligibility in the Summer Food Service Program
January 30, 2015 TO: Sponsors of the Summer Food Service Program RE: Categorical Eligibility in the Summer Food Service Program        Action Required The Oregon Department of Education Child Nutri...
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Jan 30 2015 8:00AM
News Announcement EBISS Participation 2014-2015 Meeting 2
Over the past several academic years, EBISS has been offered to districts across the state in different regional areas. For the 2014-2015 academic year, districts that have previously not been involved in EBISS can begin participating. Three introduct...
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Jan 29 2015 1:43PM
Calendar Winter Special Education Workshop
Mark your calendar for the Special Education Director/Coordinator Winter Workshop. This workshop will focus on need to know topics for a strong finish to the year while preparing for next year's great start. Learn about best practice on recruiti...
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Jan 29 2015 1:23PM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - January 29, 2015
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for January 29, 2015. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: General Announcements Informal DTC Webinar ...
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Jan 29 2015 1:11PM
Calendar Second Period Cumulative ADM Review Closing Friday
The Second Period Cumulative ADM review/audit window is currently open and will close at 11:59 PM on Friday, January 30. Please log into the Consolidated Collections application during this window and review your audits by clicking “Review Audits” un...
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Jan 29 2015 10:22AM
Calendar Informal DTC Webinar Information Available
Archived PowerPoints and transcribed recordings of Informal DTC Webinars are posted to our District Test Coordinators webpage. PowerPoints are typically available the day after the webinar. Please allow 1-2 weeks for transcriptions to be posted. Rema...
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Jan 29 2015 10:07AM
Calendar Mobile Secure Browser for iOS 8x Now Available
An updated mobile secure browser 3.0 for iPads using the iOS 8.x operating system is now available in the Apple Store. This secure browser must be installed on all iPads using the iOS 8.x operating system that will be used for secure student testing....
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Jan 29 2015 9:48AM
Calendar Scheduled Downtime for Online Reporting System and Test Delivery System February 6-9
The OAKS Online Reporting System, Test Delivery System and Test Administration Interface will be down as identified in the table below. This downtime is scheduled for OAKS and ELPA maintenance, and for the deployment of the Smarter Balanced Interim A...
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Jan 29 2015 9:03AM
Calendar REMINDER: Staff Position Collection Window Closes February 2
Please submit all Staff Position records and take care of any errors/warnings before the collection window closes on February 2 at 11:59 PM. Note that records in an error/warning status are not posted to the collection until the errors/warnings have ...
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Jan 29 2015 8:59AM
Calendar Final Fall Membership Refresh January 29 and Publication February 4
The Fall Membership report validation refreshes for the final time in the Achievement Data Insight (ADI) on January 29, reflecting all changes made in 1st Period CumADM through January 28 at 5 PM. The Fall Membership Report, including October 1 enrol...
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Jan 29 2015 8:56AM
News Announcement Graduation and Dropout Data Released January 29
The 2013-14 Cohort Graduation and Dropout data has been published. See http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=2644 for graduation data, and http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=1 for dropout data. Student-level data will remain available ...
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Jan 29 2015 8:51AM
News Announcement Title-funded (I-A, I-C, and III) Staff May Administer the ELPA21 Field Test
Although Title-funded staff were not allowed to assist with the administration of the SBAC field test, ODE will allow Title-funded staff to assist with the ELPA21 field test for the following reasons: The ELPA21 field test (which will be adminis...
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Jan 29 2015 7:00AM
News Release New Numbers Show Targeted Investments Accelerate Graduation Rates
Five-year trend highlights gains in rates for underserved communities (Salem, OR)- Oregon released the graduation rates for the 2013-14 school year today showing the number of students graduating up to 72 percent from 68.7 percent a year ago, r...
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Jan 28 2015 1:35PM
News Announcement February 2015 Physical Education Teacher Update Released
In the February 2015 Physical Education Teacher Update you will read about professional development opportunities, teacher and student competitions and awards, and much more. To learn about subscribing to the Physical Education Teacher Update, please ...
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Jan 27 2015 10:53AM
News Announcement Instructional Materials Adoption Schedule and Science Criteria - January 2015
At the January 2015 meeting, the Oregon State Board of Education approved the revision of the state adoption schedule to the one shown below. The State Board also approved the adoption of the criteria for science Oregon Instructional Mater...
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Jan 26 2015 12:12PM
News Announcement SNP Newsletter: January 26, 2015
The Oregon Department of Education, Child Nutrition Programs (ODE CNP) provides a weekly newsletter for Sponsors of the School Nutrition Programs. Click here to view this Newsletter. Inside this Issue… Summer Food Service Program Smoothie...
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Jan 23 2015 3:36PM
News Announcement Full-Day Kindergarten Implementation and Planning Conference
A full-day Kindergarten Implementation and Planning Conference is planned for Thursday, February 26 through Friday, February 27, 2015 at the Hilton Eugene. This conference is designed by and for Kindergarten Teachers and School Administrators who have ...
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Jan 23 2015 9:13AM
News Announcement Circular of Information Announcing Upcoming Adoption of Instructional Materials, "Call for Bids" in Oregon – 2015
The Circular of Information announces and provides details about the upcoming adoption of instructional materials for Mathematics in Oregon. Publisher Notice #1 will give publishers information about the process to request to bid for this subje...
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Jan 22 2015 12:57PM
News Announcement Teacher Nominations for 2015 Mathematics Instructional Materials Evaluation
The Oregon Department of Education is looking for nominations of teachers, curriculum specialists, and other experienced professionals who have interest and expertise in Mathematics to participate in the evaluation of instructional materials. Those ind...
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Jan 22 2015 11:37AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - January 22, 2015
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for January 22, 2015. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: General Announcements Informal DTC Webinar ...
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Jan 22 2015 11:10AM
Calendar Important Dates for February and March 2015
Date Event January - February Data disk with PSAT/NMSQT® scores shipped to schools February 2 @ 11:59 PM Collection Window Closes for: Staff Position 2014-15 February 2 ELPA21 Field Test Opens for Grade Band 9-12 Februar...
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Jan 21 2015 3:00PM
News Announcement URGENT! Nominations Sought for Oregon’s History Teacher of the Year
As of now, Oregon has 0 nomination(s) for the Gilder Lehrman National History Teacher of the Year Award. The 2015 award is open to K-6 teachers, with the deadline for nominations extended to February 15, 2015. Once nominated, teachers have until March ...
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Jan 21 2015 2:37PM
News Announcement REMINDER - FIRST IN SERIES: Digital Learning for the Modern Age - Schedule of Discussions
Brownbag discussion series begins January 22, 2015, from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. The Oregon Department of Education is working with districts to transform classrooms to reflect the world we and our students live in today. We are focusing our efforts...
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Jan 21 2015 2:29PM
News Announcement Youth Development Council Task Force Committee Meeting
A Youth Development Council Task Force Committee meeting will be held next Monday, January 26, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. in Room 102 of the Oregon State Library, 250 Winter Street NE, Salem, 97301. Agenda items include the development and structure o...
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Jan 21 2015 2:08PM
Calendar Informal DTC Webinar Information
Archived PowerPoints and transcribed recordings of Informal DTC Webinars are posted to our District Test Coordinators webpage. PowerPoints are typically available the day after the webinar. Please allow 1-2 weeks for transcriptions to be posted. Rema...
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Jan 21 2015 2:01PM
News Announcement OPTIONAL: Online Reporting System Training Video Now Available
On January 8, 15, and 20, AIR hosted live trainings via WebEx on the 2014-15 Online Reporting System. The training walked users through how to run performance and participation reports for OAKS Online and ELPA (the Online Reporting System will be upd...
187
Jan 21 2015 1:33PM
News Announcement Activating your TIDE Account
As new TIDE accounts are created for district and school level users, TIDE sends the user an introductory email that includes a link for logging into TIDE as well as a temporary password. It is important to note that, as a security precaution, the te...
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Jan 21 2015 1:28PM
Calendar Kindergarten Assessment and Content Committee Update
In December 2014 and January 2015, the Kindergarten Content and Assessment committee reviewed refinements to the Early Literacy segments of the 2015-16 Kindergarten Assessment and an additional measure of early language/vocabulary. The committee also...
189
Jan 21 2015 1:25PM
News Announcement Update on Braille Interface for Smarter Balanced Assessments
In the October 23, 2014 edition of the A&A Update, ODE alerted the field that the Braille Interface for the Smarter Balanced practice tests was not yet available pending implementation of improvements recommended by Oregon’s Vision Professional Learn...
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Jan 21 2015 1:21PM
News Announcement CLARIFICATION: Non-Embedded Designated Supports Not Required in TIDE
During the January 14 DTC Webinar, a question was raised about why TIDE itemizes non-embedded designated supports for the Smarter Balanced assessments but not for the other assessments (OAKS Online Science and Social Sciences, Grade 12 Retests, or EL...
191
Jan 21 2015 1:10PM
Calendar Second Period Cumulative ADM Review Opens Today
The Second Period Cumulative ADM review/audit window opens at 1 PM today, Thursday, January 22 and will close at 11:59 PM on Friday, January 30. Please log into the Consolidated Collections application during this window and review your audits by cli...
192
Jan 21 2015 1:05PM
News Announcement Scientific Inquiry (SI) Local Performance Assessment Requirement and 2014 Oregon Science Standards (NGSS) Clarification
Question from the Field: How can science teachers meet the scientific inquiry local performance assessment requirement during this transition period between the 2009 Oregon Science Standards and the newly adopted 2014 Oregon Science Standards (Next G...
193
Jan 19 2015 12:15PM
News Announcement SNP Newsletter: January 19, 2015
The Oregon Department of Education, Child Nutrition Programs (ODE CNP) provides a weekly newsletter for Sponsors of the School Nutrition Programs. Click here to view this Newsletter. Inside this Issue… CACFP: Meal Pattern Revisions Related...
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Jan 15 2015 11:49AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - January 15, 2015
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for January 15, 2015. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: General Announcements ELPA21 Field Test Reg...
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Jan 15 2015 11:30AM
Calendar 2014-15 Statewide Kindergarten Assessment Results Released
The 2014-15 Statewide Kindergarten Assessment Results were released on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 and are now available on the Kindergarten Resource Webpage. For additional information or questions related to the 2014-15 Statewide Kindergarten ...
196
Jan 14 2015 1:39PM
News Announcement January 2015 ESD Warrants
Click January 2015 ESD Warrants to view the payments for each ESD for January 2015.
197
Jan 14 2015 10:54AM
Calendar ELPA21 Field Test Registration Ends Tomorrow
The registration window for the upcoming ELPA21 Field Test will close tomorrow. Oregon is continuing to recruit students for participation in the ELPA21 Field Test, which will debut on February 2, 2015. The ELPA21 Consortium States are focusing the f...
198
Jan 14 2015 10:50AM
Calendar ORS Training Information
As a reminder, the American Institutes for Research (AIR) will host another OAKS Online Reporting System (ORS) training on January 15 via WebEx: Thursday, January 15, 2015, 3:00 pm PST (1 hr) WebEx Link Password: Salem14$ Call-in Number: 1...
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Jan 14 2015 10:45AM
News Announcement ELPA Decision-Making for English Learners with Disabilities
In July, 2014, the US Department of Education released guidance that prohibits English Learner Students with Disabilities (ELSWDs) from being exempted from all four domains on annual state English language proficiency assessments. For Oregon, this me...
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Jan 14 2015 10:42AM
News Announcement Paraphrased Student Directions for Smarter Balanced Now Available
Section 6. Administering the Smarter Balanced Mathematics and English Language Arts Assessments of the Test Administration Manual has been updated to include paraphrased student directions in both English and Spanish. In addition, this section has b...
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