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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 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 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 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 9:39AM
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
News Announcement 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 ...
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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 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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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 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 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 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 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 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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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 2:04PM
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 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 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 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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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 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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May 28 2014 8:39AM
Calendar Third Period Cumulative ADM Audit Window Open
The Third Period Cumulative ADM Audit window opened yesterday, May 29. This window will be open to all Cum ADM data submitters through June 6. For questions regarding the audits, see the audit manual here: https://district.ode.state.or.us/apps/i...
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May 28 2014 7:53AM
Calendar Student Centered Staging Closed for 2013-14 Report Card Preliminary Processing
Student Centered Staging will be closed for editing 2013-2014 test records on May 30 at 5 PM for preliminary Report Card processing. Secure Assessment Reports (2013-2014 records) will also be unavailable during this time. Student Staging 2013-20...
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May 28 2014 7:47AM
News Announcement 2014-15 Oregon Statewide Assessments: Guidance for Documenting Accommodations on IEPs
Guidance regarding the documentation of accommodations on IEPs for the 2014-15 Oregon Statewide Assessments is posted on the Assessment Accommodations webpage at http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=487. Please note this guidance is for 2014-15...
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May 23 2014 8:57AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - May 23, 2014
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for May 23, 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 23 2014 8:46AM
News Announcement District Test Coordinator and Information Only Contact Form for 2014-15 Now Available
ODE requires that districts annually designate a District Test Coordinator (DTC) using the District Test Coordinator Designation Form. This form is used to maintain ODE’s internal contact database and email list serves. It should be noted, this form ...
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May 22 2014 3:36PM
News Announcement Smarter Balanced Updates
RELEASED: Newest Version of Practice Test Smarter Balanced released a refreshed version of the practice test Monday of this week. Included in the practice test are all the tools, designated supports, and accommodations included in the field test for...
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May 21 2014 12:01PM
Calendar OAKS Online and Writing Test Windows Closed
The OAKS Online, Online Writing, and paper-based Writing test windows closed on Thursday, May 22. Now that the test windows are closed, AIR will push through all partial OAKS Online and Online Writing tests for scoring. Paper-based writing tests comp...
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May 21 2014 11:51AM
Calendar Third Period Cumulative ADM Closing
The 2013-2014 Third Period Cumulative ADM submission window will be closing today, May 23, 2014 at 11:59 PM. Audits for this collection will be open for review from May 29 - June 6. You can find the audit manual online here: https://district.ode.stat...
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May 21 2014 10:59AM
News Announcement ELPA April 2014 Test Scores Available on May 23
Scores for students who completed the English Language Proficiency Assessment (ELPA) between April 1 and April 15, 2014 were posted in Student Centered Staging and Accountability Warehouse Extract (AWE) on the ODE secure district website and also in ...
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May 21 2014 10:53AM
News Announcement OAKS Extended Assessment 2013-14 Test Records Available May 23, 2014
OAKS Extended Mathematics, Extended Reading, Extended Science, and Extended Writing Assessment records were loaded in Student Centered Staging on May 23, 2014 and are currently available for editing in Student Centered Staging. Extended records are a...
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May 21 2014 9:07AM
Calendar Alert - Accountability Warehouse Extract (AWE) Application Downloads
Starting May 28 afternoon, assessment data with updated accountability reporting flags and student demographics will be available through the Accountability Warehouse Extract (AWE) application. The first major processing of 2013-2014 assessmen...
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May 21 2014 8:59AM
News Announcement Statewide Assessment Accessibility Supports (Formerly Accommodations)
In preparation for the 2014-15 statewide assessments, the Oregon Department of Education is working on a preliminary draft of the new accommodations manual (“Oregon Accessibility Manual”) that is expected out by the end of May. Until then, please ref...
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May 16 2014 11:28AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - May 16, 2014
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for May 16, 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 16 2014 11:23AM
News Announcement ELPA Batch 2 Reporting
The American Institutes for Research (AIR) changed several aspects of ELPA reporting procedures this year, including when student results appear in the Online Reporting System (ORS). Unlike previous years, student results appear in the ORS only after...
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May 14 2014 5:28PM
Calendar Opportunity to Contribute to Assessment Policy on Essential Skills
ODE is seeking current or former educators with assessment expertise for the Essential Skills Review Panel. For this year’s recruitment, we are seeking panelists who have a high-level of familiarity with Smarter Balanced and test development as well ...
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May 14 2014 12:32PM
Calendar Student Centered Staging Closes for 2013-14 Report Card Preliminary Processing
Student Centered Staging will be closed for editing all 2013-2014 test records at the following times: Friday, May 23 at 5 PM until noon on Wednesday, May 28. Friday, May 30 at 5 PM until noon on Tuesday, June 3. Secure Assessment Reports ...
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May 8 2014 10:36AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - May 9, 2014
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for May 9, 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 & Writi...
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May 7 2014 9:18AM
Calendar OAKS Online and Writing Test Windows Close May 22
The OAKS Online, Online Writing, and paper-based Writing test windows will close on Thursday, May 22. Once the window closes, students will no longer have access to their online tests, and AIR will push through all partial OAKS Online and Online Writ...
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May 7 2014 9:14AM
News Announcement ELPA March 2014 Test Scores Now Available
Scores for students who completed the English Language Proficiency Assessment (ELPA) between March 1 and March 31, 2014 were posted in Student Centered Staging and Accountability Warehouse Extract (AWE) on the ODE secure district website and also in ...
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May 6 2014 3:05PM
Calendar DTC Informal WebEx Date Changed to May 21, 2014
You are invited to join ODE staff and DTCs from around the state one Wednesday morning a month for an hour of questions and answers on upcoming changes and current hot topics. The monthly WebEx meetings provide an open forum for questions and dialogu...
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May 2 2014 11:20AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - May 2, 2014
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for May 2, 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 & Writi...
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May 1 2014 11:32AM
News Announcement Retesting Students in Grades 3 - 8
As a reminder, districts may not retest students in grades 3 - 8 who have already met or exceeded the standard unless the district first receives explicit consent from the student's parent or guardian for the current school year. Retesting a student ...
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May 1 2014 11:16AM
Calendar Student Centered Staging Video Training/WebEx on May 14, 2014
The Video Training/WebEx “Student Centered Staging - Editing and checking Staging, Third Period Cumulative ADM, and LEP data” is scheduled for Wednesday, May 14 at 2 PM and will be recorded for later viewing. This WebEx will focus on management of as...
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May 1 2014 11:13AM
News Announcement Smarter Balanced Field Test Help Desk Survey
Smarter Balanced is committed to improving the service and support we provide to you, and we would like to ask you few a questions about your experience if you have accessed our services. Please take a few minutes to complete our brief survey about y...
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May 1 2014 11:10AM
Calendar Smarter Balanced Digital Library Preview Rollout
In addition to next-generation summative and interim assessments aligned to the Common Core State Standards, Smarter Balanced is offering a Digital Library on Formative Assessment Tools and Practices to help teachers prepare students for college and ...
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May 1 2014 11:03AM
Calendar Smarter Balanced Practice Test Enhancements Release Schedule
On May 19, 2014, Smarter Balanced will be deploying a new enhanced version of the Smarter Balanced Practice Test. This new practice test will include all of the language supports (i.e. pop up glossaries, Braille, and American Sign Language (ASL), etc...
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May 1 2014 10:31AM
Calendar Important Dates for May and June 2014
Date Event May 2 Deadline for Submitting ELPA Content Panel Applications May 5 @ 2 PM WebEx for: Freshmen on Track Collection 2013-2014 May 7 @ 2 PM WebEx for: Class Roster Collection 2013-2014 May 8 @ 2 PM WebEx for: ...
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Apr 25 2014 8:55AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - April 25, 2014
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for April 25, 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 & Wr...
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Apr 24 2014 12:48PM
Calendar Third Period Cumulative ADM 2013-14 Open
The 2013-2014 Third Period Cumulative ADM submission window opened on Thursday, April 24, 2014. This submission window will run through May 23, 2014. Training for this collection can be found at: https://district.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=...
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Apr 18 2014 10:28AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - April 18, 2014
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for April 18, 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 & Wr...
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Apr 18 2014 9:30AM
News Announcement Important Announcement Regarding Oregon's 10th Grade Assessment
Oregon Revised Statute (ORS) 329.488 requires the state to provide a nationally normed assessment for all 10th grade students enrolled in a public school. For the last 10 years, that assessment has been the PSAT (College Board). The Oregon Department...
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Apr 17 2014 3:31PM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Checklist 2013-2014 Updated April 17, 2014
ODE provides District Test Coordinators, Data Submitters and Superintendents with an Assessment and Accountability Checklist which includes: Assessment testing windows for the 2013-14 school year Key events and district responsibilities related...
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Apr 17 2014 10:58AM
Calendar Kindergarten Assessment 2014-2015
The 2014-2015 Kindergarten Assessment will be similar to last year's with three assessed segments: Early Literacy measuring all students in English Letter Names and Early Letter Sounds. This year identified Spanish-speaking English language learne...
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Apr 17 2014 10:48AM
News Announcement 2014-2015 Preliminary Test Administration Manual Now Available
To help district test coordinators prepare for the 2014-15 school year, ODE has posted the 2014-15 Preliminary Test Administration Manual (TAM) to http://www.ode.state.or.us/go/tam. The purpose of the Preliminary TAM is to provide districts with adva...
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Apr 17 2014 10:41AM
Calendar District Contacts for Report Card Validations During Summer 2014
With the end of the year fast approaching, please make sure that you have contacted your Regional ESD Partner regarding summer schedules and contacts for testing coordinators. There will need to be someone available throughout the summer to submit, v...
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Apr 17 2014 10:29AM
News Announcement Smarter Balanced Field Test Participation
To keep our records as up-to-date as possible, we are tracking changes to field test participation across the state. Please notify your Regional ESD Partner if any of your field test schools need to make adjustments to their participation. For exampl...
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Apr 17 2014 10:24AM
News Announcement New Oregon Science Standards Webpage and Resources
On Thursday, March 6, 2014, the Oregon State Board of Education voted unanimously to adopt the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) as the new Oregon 2014 Science Standards. The adoption includes the grade level middle school science standards se...
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Apr 17 2014 10:15AM
News Announcement EQuIP Rubric for Science Released
The Educators Evaluating the Quality of Instructional Products (EQuIP) Rubric for Lessons & Units: Science has been released. The Rubric provides criteria by which to measure the alignment and overall quality of lessons and units with respect to the ...
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Apr 11 2014 10:03AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - April 11, 2014
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for April 11, 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 & Wr...
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Apr 11 2014 9:55AM
Calendar Teachers Needed: ELPA Content Panel for 2014-15
ODE is recruiting new members for the English Language Proficiency Assessment Content Panel. This advisory panel will calibrate items that were field tested this year, review potential test items for future years, and do work as needed with the new E...
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Apr 11 2014 9:50AM
Calendar Reminder: ELPA Window Closes on April 15, 2014
The 2013-14 testing window for the ELPA will close at the end of the day on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Test administrators and district personnel should ensure that all eligible students have completed and submitted their ELPAs on or before that date. ...
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Apr 11 2014 9:47AM
Calendar Spring Online Writing Window Now Open
The spring test window for the online writing assessment opened on Wednesday, April 2, 2014. Districts participating in the spring paper-based writing window should have received their secure test booklets by Thursday, April 3 in preparation for...
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Apr 11 2014 9:41AM
News Announcement ELPA February 2014 Test Scores Now Available
Scores for students who completed the English Language Proficiency Assessment (ELPA) between February 1 and February 28, 2014 were posted in Student Centered Staging and Accountability Warehouse Extract (AWE) on the ODE secure district website and al...
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Apr 11 2014 9:36AM
News Announcement Winter 2014 Writing Test Records Available
OAKS Writing test scores from the winter window (Paper-Pencil as well as Online) are currently available for download and editing in Student Centered Staging and for download only in the Accountability Warehouse Extract application on the ODE distric...
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Apr 11 2014 9:31AM
Calendar Extended Assessment: Reminders
Please remind Extended Assessment Test Administrators (i.e., Qualified Assessors and Qualified Trainers) that the administration window ends April 24, 2014 and the data entry window closes on May 9, 2014. Information regarding Oregon's process...
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Apr 11 2014 8:49AM
News Announcement Reporting Smarter Balanced Field Test Improprieties
As a reminder, districts participating in the Smarter Balanced Field Test must follow the procedures and policies described in the Oregon Customized Smarter Balanced Field Test Administration Manual . Section 4.6 Reporting Testing Improprieties and I...
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Apr 10 2014 1:23PM
Calendar Field Test School Accountability Appeals Process for 2013-14
Participation in the Smarter Balanced field test and the implementation of the Field Test School Accountability Rules may have an unforeseen impact on the overall school rating for field test schools. Given the potential impact, the Oregon Department...
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Apr 4 2014 9:01AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - April 4, 2014
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for April 4, 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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Apr 2 2014 9:18AM
Calendar DTC Informal WebEx April 9, 2014
You are invited to join ODE staff and DTCs from around the state one Wednesday morning a month for an hour of questions and answers on upcoming changes and current hot topics. The monthly WebEx meetings provide an open forum for questions and dialogu...
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Mar 31 2014 3:19PM
Calendar Field Test School Accountability Rules for 2013-14
Approximately 235 public schools in Oregon volunteered to participate in the Smarter Balanced field test which began on March 25, 2014 and will continue until June 6, 2014. Many of these schools will administer the field test in either English/langua...
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Mar 27 2014 10:42AM
Calendar Important Dates for April and May 2014
Date Event March 25 - June 6 Smarter Balanced Field Test Window April 2 - May 22 OAKS Online Writing Spring Testing Window April 3-28 Report Validation Window for: Staff FTE Staff Ethnicity April 9 @ 9:30 AM DTC ...
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Mar 27 2014 10:31AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - March 28, 2014
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for March 28, 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 & Wr...
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Mar 27 2014 10:12AM
Calendar Spring Online Writing Window Opens Next Wednesday
The spring test window for the online writing assessment opens next Wednesday, April 2, 2014. Students will have through May 22, 2014 to complete their writing assessments. As a reminder, districts participating in the spring paper-based writing...
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Mar 27 2014 10:03AM
News Announcement Smarter Balanced Field Test Research Study - Fourth Grade Calculator Use
As part of the Smarter Balanced Field Test, a small number of randomly selected fourth grade students will take some math items that will include embedded calculators. This means the calculator function will randomly occur for a few items of the test...
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Mar 27 2014 9:55AM
Calendar Participate in Field Testing of Elementary, Middle, and High School Science Assessment Items
AAAS Project 2061 is developing assessment items to measure elementary, middle, and high school students' understanding of ideas about energy and recruiting teachers willing to field test multiple-choice test items with their students in Spring 2014....
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Mar 27 2014 9:02AM
Calendar Closing: Public Review Period for Career Readiness Materials
The public review period to assess Smarter Balanced Career Readiness Materials closes this Friday, March 28. Smarter Balanced created Career Readiness Frameworks to provide a toolkit for students, parents, teachers, and counselors interested in char...
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Mar 21 2014 10:10AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - March 21, 2014
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for March 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 & Wr...
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Mar 21 2014 9:55AM
Calendar Smarter Balanced Field Test Delay - Next Steps
Smarter Balanced has shifted the first week of the Field Test and testing will now begin on Tuesday, March 25. SBAC has developed a general set of guidelines for Field Test schools to follow as we move forward together. To lessen the impact of t...
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Mar 20 2014 11:07AM
Calendar OAKS and ELPA Offline for Spring Break
All OAKS and ELPA operational tests will be offline for spring break from Monday, March 24 through Friday, March 28. Practice Tests will be available during this time period.
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Mar 20 2014 11:03AM
Calendar Updated iPad Mobile Secure Browser is Anticipated to be Released After Spring Break
ODE anticipates that the updated OAKS iPad secure browser will be available by March 21, 2014. AIR's Quality Assurance team concluded its testing without finding any further issues, and their lead developer submitted the new OAKS iPad Mobile Secure B...
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Mar 20 2014 10:53AM
Calendar Spring Writing Assessment Test Windows
The spring test window for the online writing assessment opens on Wednesday, April 2, 2014. The spring test window for the paper-based writing assessment opens on Friday, April 11, 2014. Districts that ordered spring paper-based writing tests will re...
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Mar 20 2014 10:39AM
Calendar Reminder: ELPA Expires After 45 Days
As we enter into the final weeks of the ELPA test window (which closes on April 15) and the busiest testing time for the ELPA, ODE would like to remind everyone that a student's ELPA will expire after 45 days of inactivity. Once a student logs in an...
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Mar 20 2014 10:21AM
News Announcement Smarter Balanced Field Test Updates
Performance Task In-Class Activity Assignments: The classroom activity assignment spreadsheet has been updated and the current posting should be accurate. ESD partners will send district/school specifications to DTCs. Please be sure to report a...
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Mar 14 2014 11:28AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - March 14, 2014
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for March 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 & Wr...
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Mar 14 2014 10:31AM
News Announcement Process for Updating Students in the Smarter Balanced Field Test
As you know, AIR updated Smarter Balanced TIDE to include students for schools participating in the Smarter Balanced Field Test. The student upload included students with current SSIDs and their resident school and district assignment as of February ...
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Mar 14 2014 10:19AM
News Announcement Smarter Balanced Field Test Resources
Smarter Balanced has released several new testing resources for schools and districts that are now available via the Field Test portal: The Smarter Balanced Field Test FAQ for Test Coordinators and Administrators provides answers to common questi...
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Mar 14 2014 9:18AM
News Announcement Oregon Customized Smarter Balanced Field Test Administration Manual (TAM) Now Available
ODE has posted an Oregon customized Smarter Balanced Field Test Administration Manual (TAM) to http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=3298. This Oregon customized Smarter Balanced TAM aligns terminology and protocols with Oregon requirements wher...
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Mar 13 2014 3:35PM
Calendar Smarter Balanced Field Test: Critical Documents and Release Dates
Smarter Balanced Field Test Important Dates TIDE Registration Window From January 14 to February 28, 2014 Field Test Administration Window March 25 - June 6, 2014 This list will help you in preparation for the field test.
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Mar 12 2014 5:20PM
News Announcement ELPA January 2014 Test Scores Now Available
Scores for students who completed the English Language Proficiency Assessment (ELPA) January 8 and January 31, 2014 were posted in Student Centered Staging and Accountability Warehouse Extract (AWE) on the ODE secure district website and also in OAKS...
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Mar 12 2014 5:12PM
Calendar Winter Online Writing Test Window Closes March 21
The winter Online Writing test window closes next Friday, March 21, 2014. Districts administering the winter Online Writing test must ensure that students complete the test by the end of the day on March 21. All un-submitted online writing tests will...
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Mar 7 2014 10:11AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - March 7, 2014
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for March 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 & Wri...
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Mar 7 2014 10:04AM
News Announcement Reminder: ELPA Domain Exemptions
2013-14 is the second year in which students on qualifying IEPs or 504 plans may be exempted from certain ELPA domains, per the specific IEP. Due to the nature of some students' disabilities, a student's IEP or 504 Plan might exempt the student from ...
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Mar 7 2014 9:55AM
News Announcement Extended Assessments: Quality Control
Per OAR 581-022-0610 (4ff), regarding school districts ensuring that students are administered the proper Oregon Statewide Assessment, please remind any/all qualified teachers or staff who are charged with downloading the Extended Assessments to ensu...
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Mar 7 2014 9:50AM
News Announcement Reminder: Collection Changes Announced
Collection changes for the 2014-15 school year were announced at the February 13 Data Collection Committee (DCC) meeting. If you were unable to attend, and have not yet reviewed these changes, please visit https://district.ode.state.or.us/search/page...
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Mar 7 2014 9:46AM
Calendar Reminder: Spring Paper-Based Writing Order Window Closes March 15
The order window for the spring paper-based Writing test closes next Saturday, March 15, 2014. Districts will have through the end of the day on March 15 to complete their spring test orders for 11th and 12th grade students who did not test during th...
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Mar 7 2014 9:40AM
Calendar Smarter Balanced Practice Test Software Update
Smarter Balanced had planned to update the Practice Test in late April 2014, and had originally announced plans to take the test offline to make those changes from April 26 to April 29, 2014. In order to ensure that the items on the Practice Test are...
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Mar 7 2014 9:39AM
News Announcement Smarter Balanced Releases Additional Resources to Support the Field Test
Smarter Balanced has released additional resources to support schools and districts that are participating in the Field Test: Embedded Designated Support - Glossaries Description (Instructions on how to access and use the embedded glossary desig...
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Mar 7 2014 9:38AM
Calendar Smarter Balanced Field Test Will Be Unavailable on Certain Dates
Field Test Downtime Thursday, April 10 - Sunday, April 13, 2014 Thursday, May 8 - Sunday, May 11, 2014
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Mar 7 2014 9:33AM
News Announcement Smarter Balanced Field Test Classroom Activity and Performance Task Administration Guidelines Released
The Field Test is comprised of two separate assessments, the non-performance task (non-PT) items and the classroom activity/performance task (PT). Smarter Balanced recommends that students take the PT and the non-PT items on separate days in the foll...
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Feb 28 2014 8:38AM
Calendar Public Review Period for Career Readiness Materials
A public review period to assess Smarter Balanced Career Readiness Materials is now open for teachers, higher education faculty, members of the business community, and other interested parties. Reviewable materials include a set of Career Readiness F...
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Feb 27 2014 9:20AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - February 28, 2014
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for February 28, 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 &...
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Feb 27 2014 9:09AM
Calendar Important Dates for March and April 2014
Date Event March 4 Deadline for shipping Winter Writing Paper-based Performance Assessments March 7 NAEP Testing Window Closes for selected schools March 14* ELPA Batch 1 Data Delivery to Districts (* dependent upon calibration...
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Feb 27 2014 8:58AM
News Announcement Language Supports for English Learners Ready for Smarter Balanced Field Tests
Starting in March, roughly 25,000 students in schools across Oregon will participate in the Smarter Balanced field tests for mathematics and English language arts, including students who are English language learners (ELLs). To support access for ELL...
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Feb 27 2014 8:53AM
News Announcement Smarter Balanced Field Test: Testing Device Requirements Clarification
Schools that are participating in the Smarter Balanced Field Test, will be required to use the following implements with their testing devices: Headphones/earphones are required for students to use during the English language arts test listening...
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Feb 21 2014 9:32AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - February 21, 2014
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for February 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 &...
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Feb 21 2014 9:26AM
Calendar Winter Paper Writing Assessment Shipping Deadline March 4, 2014
The winter window for the paper-based Statewide Writing Assessment closed yesterday, February 20, 2014. Districts must use the return kits delivered last week to package student responses in preparation for shipment, following the instructions on pp....
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Feb 21 2014 9:18AM
News Announcement Voice Over and Speak Selection on iPads
New for 2013-14, OAKS Online testing is supported on iPads. ODE's test vendor AIR has recently identified that the OAKS Secure Browser is not currently able to block the iPad Voice Over and Speak Selection accessibility features while testing is in p...
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Feb 18 2014 2:51PM
News Announcement Smarter Balanced Field Test: IEP Guidance Follow Up
In preparation for the Smarter Balanced field test that will involve students with disabilities, ODE is offering the following information based upon guidance provided by the U.S. Department of Education: Under 34 C.F.R. § 300.320(a)(6)(i), each...
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Feb 14 2014 9:45AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - February 14, 2014
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for February 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 &...
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Feb 14 2014 9:41AM
Calendar DTC Informal WebEx March 12, 2014
You are invited to join ODE staff and DTCs from around the state one Wednesday morning a month for an hour of questions and answers on upcoming changes and current hot topics. The monthly WebEx meetings provide an open forum for questions and dialogu...
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Feb 14 2014 9:25AM
News Announcement Double Testing Flexibility Approved by U.S. Dept of Education for Smarter Balanced Field Test
The Oregon Department of Education has received approval from the U.S. Department of Education to offer double-testing flexibility as part of the Smarter Balanced field test. The field test, which will take place March 18 through June 6, 2014, includ...
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Feb 7 2014 10:16AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - February 7, 2014
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for February 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 & ...
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Feb 7 2014 10:13AM
Calendar Important Dates for February and March 2014
Date Event February 3 Collection Window Closes for: Staff Position 2013-2014 February 6 2012-2013 Dropout and Cohort Graduation Rate reports released to the public February 6 2012-2013 Essential Skills report released to t...
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Feb 7 2014 10:08AM
Calendar Winter Paper Writing Assessment Window Closes February 20
The winter window for the paper-based Statewide Writing Assessment closes on Thursday, February 20, 2014. Students taking the winter paper writing assessment have through the end of the day on February 20 to complete testing. Districts must use the r...
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Jan 31 2014 10:24AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - January 31, 2014
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for January 31, 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 & ...
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Jan 31 2014 10:19AM
News Announcement Winter Paper-Based Writing Booklets
Districts administering the Winter Paper-Based Writing Assessment may have noticed that, while the test year was correctly written as 2014 on the pre-coded response booklets, the year was incorrectly bubbled as 2013 in the box for date of test admini...
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Jan 31 2014 9:46AM
News Announcement Teacher and Student Preparation Resources for the Smarter Balanced Field Test
Two testing resources have been developed to support teachers and students for the Spring 2014 Smarter Balanced Field Test: the Smarter Balanced Practice Tests and the Smarter Balanced Training Tests. Each resource is provided in both English languag...
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Jan 31 2014 9:42AM
News Announcement Smarter Balanced Practice Test Resources
Calculators are available for students to preview and practice with outside of the testing environment. http://sbac.portal.airast.org/practice-test/calculators/ Performance task writing rubrics (Argumentative, Informative-Explanatory, Narrativ...
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Jan 31 2014 9:38AM
News Announcement Smarter Balanced Field Test Training Modules
Smarter Balanced has released training modules to assist districts with preparing for the Spring 2014 Field Test. The following web-based training modules are now available on the Smarter Balanced Field Test portal (http://sbac.portal.airast.org/fiel...
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Jan 31 2014 9:31AM
Calendar Smarter Balanced Field Test Administration Manual (TAM)
The Smarter Balanced Field Test Administration Manual (TAM) is posted to the Smarter Balanced Field Test portal (http://sbac.portal.airast.org/field-test/resources/). The Test Administration Manual (TAM), developed with input from Consortium member s...
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Jan 24 2014 12:30PM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - January 24, 2014
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for January 24, 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 & ...
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Jan 22 2014 2:25PM
News Announcement Updates to Online Test Administrator User Guide, Online Reporting System User Guide, and TIDE User Guide
The following clarifying updates have been made to the OAKS System User Guides: Online Test Administrator User Guide. A statement has been added to page 40 warning users that if they log into a Practice Test as a Guest User on an iPad with iOS 7, ...
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Jan 22 2014 2:21PM
News Announcement OAKS Math and Science Rescores
Over the winter break, American Institutes for Research (AIR) discovered that a few of the machine-scored graphic response (Grid) items were not scoring correctly. No tests from prior years were impacted by this rescore. As soon as ODE was made aware...
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Jan 22 2014 2:16PM
Calendar DTC Informal WebEx February 12, 2014
You are invited to join ODE staff and DTCs from around the state one Wednesday morning a month for an hour of questions and answers on upcoming changes and current hot topics. The monthly WebEx meetings provide an open forum for questions and dialogu...
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Jan 22 2014 2:15PM
News Announcement Reminder: ELPA Field Test Items
As part of ODE's process for continuous improvement of the ELPA, new items and item types are being field tested during the 2013-14 test window. The field test items are mixed with operational items during both the core and speaking segments of the E...
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Jan 22 2014 2:14PM
News Announcement ELPA Allowable Resources and Restricted Resources Reminders
The 2012-13 English Language Proficiency Assessment (ELPA) window opened on Wednesday, January 8. The list below outlines the allowable resources for use during ELPA administration. This list and additional information can be found on page H-3 and H-...
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Jan 17 2014 10:01AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - January 17, 2014
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for January 17, 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 & ...
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Jan 17 2014 9:59AM
Calendar Smarter Balanced Field Test Volunteer Window
The volunteer participation window for the Smarter Balanced field test will close on Tuesday, January 21 (close of business). If you have any questions about the field test of volunteer process, please contact Derek Brown (derek.brown@state.or.us ).
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Jan 15 2014 8:45AM
Calendar Spring Paper-Based Writing Order Window Opens January 25
The order window for the winter paper-based Writing test opens next Saturday, January 25, 2014. Districts will have from January 25 through March 15, 2014 to complete their spring test orders for 11th and 12th grade students who did not test during t...
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Jan 10 2014 8:38AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - January 10, 2014
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for January 10, 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 & ...
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Jan 9 2014 10:06AM
News Announcement Reading Student Directions
As listed on p. 11 of the Test Administration Manual, to “read or re-read student directions to students,” formerly identified as an accommodation (Code A101), is a standard testing condition. The Accommodations Manual posted on 12/10/13 has removed...
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Jan 9 2014 10:02AM
News Announcement Decision-Making Around Retest Opportunities
OAKS Online testing resumed this week, and OAKS retest opportunities are now available for those districts with policies allowing for students to retest. As a reminder, districts may only retest students in grades 3 - 8 who have already met or exceed...
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Jan 6 2014 11:30AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - January 6, 2014
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for January 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 & W...
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Jan 6 2014 11:24AM
Calendar Important Dates for the Weeks and Months Ahead
Date Event December 19 - February 3 Collection Window for: Staff Position 2013-2014 January 6 Second Fall Membership Extract pulled from First Period Cumulative ADM January 7 Second Fall Membership preview available to di...
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Jan 6 2014 11:02AM
Calendar OAKS Testing Resumes January 6, 2014
Following scheduled downtime for maintenance, the OAKS Online test delivery system will reopen for testing on Monday, January 6, 2014. As of January 6, multiple OAKS test opportunities will be available for those districts with policies allowing for ...
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Jan 6 2014 10:58AM
Calendar ELPA Test Window Opens January 8, 2014
The English Language Proficiency Assessment (ELPA) window opens on Wednesday, January 8, 2014. This state assessment is required each year for all students eligible to receive Title III services. For additional information about the ELPA, please refe...
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Jan 6 2014 10:53AM
Calendar Writing Assessment Window Opens January 8, 2014
The winter window for the Statewide Writing Assessment opens for both online and paper and pencil administration on Wednesday, January 8, 2014. Students participating in this window have between January 8 and February 20 (paper administration) o...
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Jan 6 2014 10:46AM
Calendar Writing Security Reminders - 2014
In preparation for the start of the winter writing test window on Wednesday, January 8, 2014 ODE encourages districts to review the following security reminders with staff: All printed test materials must be collected, inventoried, and securely...
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Jan 6 2014 10:33AM
Calendar DTC Informal WebEx Wednesday, January 22, 2014
You are invited to join ODE staff and DTCs from around the state one Wednesday morning a month for an hour of questions and answers on upcoming changes and current hot topics. The monthly WebEx meetings provide an open forum for questions and dialogu...
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Dec 13 2013 1:37PM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - December 13, 2013
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for December 13, 2013. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: Test Administration - OAKS Online, ELPA &...
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Dec 13 2013 12:35PM
Calendar Writing Comparison Study Recruitment
ODE is seeking classrooms of students who are participating in the Smarter Balanced field test at grades 4 and 7 to also complete a writing assessment identical to the OAKS writing assessment previously given at those grades. The purpose of this stud...
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Dec 13 2013 12:17PM
Calendar Smarter Balanced Training Modules
Smarter Balanced is developing training modules to support Field Test administration. Most modules will be released and available for use by January 28, 2014. States are encouraged to promote awareness of these modules with the appropriate audience(s...
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Dec 11 2013 1:00PM
News Announcement Smarter Accessibility Crosswalk Now Available
On September 11, 2013, the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (Smarter) published the Smarter Usability, Accessibility, and Accommodations Guidelines which describes the accessibility features that will be available to students taking the Smarter ...
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Dec 10 2013 3:55PM
News Announcement Smarter Balanced Technology Strategy Framework and Testing Device Requirements
DRAFT Technology Strategy Framework and Testing Device Requirements Released for Smarter Balanced (UPDATED) Updated versions of two documents that will assist districts in planning their technology use for the Smarter Balanced Assessment are now...
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Dec 6 2013 10:11AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - December 6, 2013
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for December 6, 2013. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: Test Administration - OAKS Online, ELPA & ...
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Dec 5 2013 12:22PM
Calendar Winter Paper-Based Writing Order Window Closes December 10, 2013
The order window for the winter paper-based Writing test closes next Tuesday, December 10, 2013. Districts will have through December 10 to complete their winter test orders for 11th and 12th grade students who have not already met or exceeded the ac...
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Dec 5 2013 9:32AM
Calendar Reminder: OAKS Online Testing Offline for Maintenance
The OAKS Online Test Delivery System will be offline for maintenance from 6 AM PT on December 23, 2013 through 11:59 PM PT on January 3, 2014. The student and test administrator sites will not be available during this time. For additional information...
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