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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 9:45AM
Calendar DTC Informal WebEx May 14, 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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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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Dec 5 2013 9:27AM
News Announcement Approving Students to Test
When approving students to test in the OAKS Online System, it is strongly recommended to carefully review individual student names and test settings before approving students to test. This practice can help to prevent improprieties such as giving stu...
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Dec 5 2013 9:20AM
Calendar English Language Proficiency Standards Webinar December 13, 2013
Please join us for an introduction to the newly-developed 2013 English Language Proficiency (ELP) Standards which correspond to the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics and the Next Generation Science Standar...
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Dec 5 2013 9:10AM
News Announcement Targeting Up and Banking Scores
Students need to be assessed each year in grades 3 through 8 to meet participation requirements; however, they may take any OAKS test they like that is at or above grade level, and the best score will be counted, regardless of the grade associated wi...
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Dec 5 2013 8:52AM
News Announcement Smarter Balanced Field Test - Secure Browser
The Field Test Secure Browser must be downloaded on each computer for the Field Test. This browser can be installed individually or deployed to all computers through a network. The secure browser download is required for all schools participating in ...
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Dec 5 2013 8:46AM
News Announcement Smarter Balanced Field Test Volunteer Portal Closed
The Smarter Balanced Field Test volunteer portal is now closed. ODE would like to thank districts that applied to participate in the Smarter Balanced Field Test.
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Nov 22 2013 10:38AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - November 22, 2013
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for November 22, 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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Nov 22 2013 10:25AM
Calendar Smarter Balanced Alignment Study - Educator Recruitment
Smarter Balanced is developing an assessment system for ELA/literacy and mathematics that is aligned to the CCSS. Smarter Balanced developed content specifications with claims and assessment targets for ELA/literacy and mathematics at each grade leve...
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Nov 22 2013 10:17AM
Calendar DTC Informal WebEx - December 11, 2013
Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2013 Time: 9:30 AM, Pacific Standard Time (San Francisco, GMT-08:00) Meeting Number/Access Code: 921 934 017 Meeting Password: information To start or join the online meeting: Go to https://oregoned.webex.co...
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Nov 22 2013 8:48AM
Calendar Braille and Large Print Order Window
As of November 18, the window for ordering Braille and Large Print versions of the Extended Assessments is now open. The deadline for order submission is January 17, 2014. Incomplete or unsigned order forms will not be processed. Please find addition...
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Nov 20 2013 9:27AM
Calendar Important Dates for November and December 2013
Date Event November 1 @ 11:59 PM Kindergarten Assessment Data Collection Window closes for: Early Literacy Early Mathematics Approaches to Learning November 5 OAKS Online Reports available through the OAKS Portal http://www....
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Nov 15 2013 9:47AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - November 15, 2013
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for November 15, 2013. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: Accountability Reporting Fall Membership V...
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Nov 8 2013 3:55PM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - November 8, 2013
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for November 8, 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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Nov 8 2013 3:31PM
News Announcement Smarter Balanced Field Test Recruitment Update: VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED
ODE WOULD LIKE TO THANK THOSE DISTRICTS THAT HAVE VOLUNTEERED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SMARTER BALANCED FIELD TEST in the spring (mid-March to early June) of 2014. Oregon has successfully recruited the number of students needed to participate at grades ...
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Nov 7 2013 3:21PM
Calendar Science Content and Assessment Panel Recruitment
The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) is seeking highly qualified and motivated educators and community members to serve on a Science Content and Assessment Panel to provide information to the ODE and the State Board of Education regarding adoptio...
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Nov 6 2013 3:12PM
News Announcement ELPA Practice Tests are Available Via the Secure Browser
The 2013-14 ELPA Practice Tests went live on August 15, 2013. This year, the ELPA Practice Tests are only accessible using the Secure Browser, which can be downloaded for free at www.oaks.k12.or.us. New messages have been added to the practice test “...
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Nov 6 2013 3:08PM
Calendar Reminder: 2013-14 OAKS Online Testing and Reporting System Now Available
The 2013-2014 OAKS Online Reporting Systems launched on Tuesday, November 5, 2013. OAKS Online reading, mathematics, science, and social sciences tests are now open. The updated 2013-2014 OAKS Online Test Administrator User Guide and Online Reporting...
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Nov 6 2013 3:00PM
Calendar 2013-14 Test Records Available in Student Staging and AWE
OAKS Online test records for Mathematics, Reading, Science, and Social Sciences are loaded into Student Centered Staging beginning November 7, 2013. OAKS Online records will typically be available in Staging two days after the student completes a tes...
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Nov 6 2013 2:55PM
Calendar Video Training/WebEx on November 13, 2013
The Video Training/WebEx “Student Centered Staging and Accountability Warehouse Extract” is scheduled for Wednesday, November 13 at 2 PM. Handouts will be available on the Video Training website: https://district.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=234....
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Oct 31 2013 10:56AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - November 1, 2013
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for November 1, 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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Oct 31 2013 10:22AM
Calendar Smarter Balanced Field Test Recruitment Date Extended
The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium is developing a robust, groundbreaking assessment system to provide high-quality information on learning--and ultimately help prepare all students to graduate high school college- and career-ready. Mult...
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Oct 30 2013 9:05AM
Calendar Reminder: 2013-14 OAKS Online Reporting System Available November 5
The Online Reporting System is currently offline for updates. The 2013-2014 Online Reporting System will be available by 7 a.m. PT on November 5, 2013. To support districts in using the Online Reporting System, AIR will present two WebEx training ses...
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Oct 30 2013 8:50AM
Calendar Kindergarten Assessment Test Window: SUBMIT all data TODAY
The Kindergarten Assessment test window closed on Thursday, October 24. Districts have through Friday, November 1 to submit all Kindergarten Assessment data. For assistance with data submission, please contact your Regional ESD Helpdesk .
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Oct 25 2013 8:50AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - October 25, 2013
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for October 25, 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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Oct 24 2013 4:27PM
Calendar Kindergarten Assessment Test Window Closed October 24
The Kindergarten Assessment test window closed on Thursday, October 24. Districts have through Friday, November 1 to submit all Kindergarten Assessment data. For assistance with data submission, please contact your Regional ESD Helpdesk .
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Oct 24 2013 4:21PM
Calendar Reminder: 2013-14 OAKS Online Test Window Opens November 5
The 2013-14 OAKS Online test window opens on Tuesday, November 5, 2013. Between November 5 and January 6, 2014, each student will have access to only one test opportunity per subject. Additional opportunities will become available as of January 6. St...
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Oct 24 2013 4:19PM
Calendar Online Reporting System Offline for Updates October 29 through November 4
The Online Reporting System will be offline from Tuesday, October 29 through Monday, November 4 for updates for the 2013-2014 academic year. The 2013-2014 Online Reporting System will be available by 7 a.m. PT on November 5, 2013.
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Oct 24 2013 4:14PM
Calendar 2013 - 2014 Assessment and Accountability Checklist Updated
The 2013-14 Assessment and Accountability Checklist has been updated and is available at: http://www.ode.state.or.us/wma/teachlearn/testing/admin/asmtacctbltychecklist1314.pdf The current version covers the period of July 1, 2013 through June ...
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Oct 24 2013 4:02PM
Calendar Deadline for Making Up the DTC Accountability Reports Training
The deadline for making up the October 23 DTC Accountability Reports Training previously presented by ODE will be offered again on December 20, 2013. To make up the training you will need to view the archived WebEx, which will be located at http://ww...
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Oct 24 2013 3:56PM
News Announcement Sign Language Interpreter Training
In February 2013, ODE approved the use of the Sign Language Interpretation Accommodation for the applicable OAKS, OAKS Extended Assessment, and Kindergarten Assessment. Specifically, for sign language interpreters who plan to provide this support fo...
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Oct 18 2013 9:48AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - October 18, 2013
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for October 18, 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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Oct 17 2013 9:16AM
Calendar Student and Classroom Reports for 2013-2014
Student and classroom level reports for 2013-2014 were made available on December 19, 2013 on the ODE secure district site under the “Secure Assessment Reports 2.0” application. The application includes Individual Student Reports (ISR), Combined ISRs...
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Oct 11 2013 9:03AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - October 11, 2013
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for October 11, 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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Oct 10 2013 3:25PM
Calendar OAKS Online Testing Supported for iPads running iOS 7
Apple released an updated operating system, iOS 7.0, for iPad tablets on September 18, 2013. The American Institutes for Research, ODE’s contractor for the OAKS assessments, has completed testing of iOS 7.0 and determined that iOS 7.0 is compatible w...
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Oct 8 2013 5:11PM
News Announcement Announcing Derek Brown - Director of Assessment at ODE
The Oregon Department of Education is pleased to announce that Derek Brown will be the Director of Assessment at ODE. Derek will continue in his role overseeing the Assessment of Essential Skills, and in addition will be the State Lead Delegate for o...
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Oct 8 2013 5:07PM
Calendar Winter Paper-Based Writing Order Window Opens October 19
The order window for the winter paper-based Writing test opens October 19, 2013. Districts will have from October 19 through December 10, 2013 to complete their winter test orders for 11th and 12th grade students who have not already met or exceeded ...
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Oct 8 2013 4:34PM
Calendar Reminder: Kindergarten Assessment Test Window Closes October 24, 2013
The Kindergarten Assessment test window closes on Thursday, October 24. Districts must complete all Kindergarten Assessments by the end of the day on the 24th and must submit all Kindergarten Assessment data by November 1.
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Oct 8 2013 2:46PM
News Announcement NCES Code Accessibility - Smarter Balanced Field Test Volunteer Interest Submission
Due to the partial shutdown of the Federal Government, the systems that host nces.ed.gov are currently unavailable. As a result, those districts interested in volunteering for the Smarter Balanced Field Test are not able to access their NCES codes, w...
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Oct 4 2013 10:44AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - October 4, 2013
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for October 4, 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 & W...
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Oct 4 2013 10:19AM
Calendar Smarter Balanced Field Test: Districts Encouraged to Participate
In the spring (mid-March to early June) of 2014, Smarter Balanced will conduct the Field Test of its innovative next-generation assessments. Schools in Oregon have the opportunity to participate in and experience an assessment that is closely aligned...
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Oct 4 2013 8:57AM
Calendar Important Dates for October and November 2013
Date Event October 1 TIDE 2013-2014 available October 3 District preview on ODE secure website of Final 2012-13 School and District Report Cards and Detail Sheets October 7 @ 9:30 AM WebEx for: Release of 2012-13 School and Di...
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Oct 3 2013 8:59AM
Calendar Mandatory DTC Training on Accountability Reporting
A required DTC Training WebEx has been scheduled for Wednesday, October 23 from 10:00 to 11:30 AM covering Accountability Reporting. In the past, this material has been part of the regular set of training modules, but given that the accountability re...
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Oct 3 2013 8:49AM
Calendar Extended Assessment Field Test Review (Online)
The Oregon Department of Education extends an invitation to special and general education teachers to participate in an upcoming online review of some recently developed assessment items at all grade levels/bands and subject areas of the Extended Ass...
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Oct 3 2013 8:40AM
Calendar Spanish and English School and District Report Cards Final Preview
The final preview of the school and district report cards will be October 3, 2013. A WebEx will be held Monday, October 7, 2013 from 9:30 to 10:30 AM to present embargoed report card results. The public release of the Report Cards will be Thursday, O...
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Oct 2 2013 8:38AM
News Announcement TIDE Now Open for 2013-2014 Academic Year
TIDE is now open for the 2013-2014 academic year. All 2012-13 school-level users have been deleted from TIDE and will need to be added to TIDE by their DTSA or DSA if they should have an account this year. DTSAs and DSAs who need a list of users in t...
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Oct 2 2013 8:32AM
News Announcement Clarification: Stylus Not Required for Smarter Field Test
ODE has received inquiries from districts regarding whether Smarter plans to require use of a stylus when administering the Smarter Mathematics Assessment. While Smarter is investigating the use of a stylus for future administrations of the Smarter M...
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Sep 27 2013 1:57PM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - September 27, 2013
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for September 27, 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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Sep 25 2013 11:31AM
News Announcement Transfer Students and the Kindergarten Assessment
If a student participates in the kindergarten assessment and then transfers to another school, the school should still enter the student response data into Consolidated Collections and then securely destroy the assessor form consistent with the requi...
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Sep 25 2013 10:44AM
Calendar TIDE Opens for 2013-14 on October 1
The Test Information Delivery Engine (TIDE) will open for the 2013-14 school year next Tuesday, October 1. At that time, authorized DSAs and DTSAs may begin creating user accounts for their district. TIDE manages users across all OAKS systems, includ...
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Sep 25 2013 8:51AM
Calendar Spring Writing Appeals 2012-13
Appeals of 2012-13 spring writing records are due to ODE on Monday, September 30. Spring writing appeals will be loaded to Student Centered Staging by noon on Tuesday, October 22, 2013. For more information on writing appeals, contact Ken.Hermen...
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Sep 25 2013 8:46AM
Calendar Writing Appeals Deadline Nears
The deadline for districts to submit appeals for writing assessments that were completed during the spring 2013 writing window is Monday, September 30, 2013. All submissions need to be received by ODE by close of business on that date. Informati...
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Sep 25 2013 8:43AM
News Announcement Kindergarten Assessment Data Collection Update
The collection file formats for the early literacy, early math, and approaches to learning segments have been added to the Kindergarten Assessment Collection Details Pages in the Schedule of Due Dates at https://district.ode.state.or.us/apps/info/. T...
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Sep 20 2013 9:22AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - September 20, 2013
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for September 20, 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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Sep 19 2013 1:00PM
Calendar Spanish School and District Report Cards Available for Preview
The Spanish versions of the 2012-13 school and district report cards are now available for district preview. The English versions of the report cards have been available since Thursday, September 12. The report cards have been redesigned based o...
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Sep 19 2013 9:45AM
News Announcement Testing and Media Requests
This school year, many schools will be administering new assessments -- the Kindergarten Assessment this fall and the Smarter Balanced Field Test in the spring. We know that your communities, parents, and local media may have a lot of questions, curi...
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Sep 19 2013 9:40AM
News Announcement Sign Language Interpretation Accommodation and Statewide Assessments
In February 2013, the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) approved the use of the Sign Language Interpretation Accommodation during the OAKS, Extended assessments, and Kindergarten assessment for all content areas except Reading (K&S)/Early Literacy...
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Sep 19 2013 9:34AM
News Announcement Comparison Group Reports for 2012-2013
Socioeconomic status (SES) Ranks and Comparison Groups for the 2012-2013 Oregon Statewide Assessment results for reading/literature and mathematics (grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 11), writing (grades 11 and 12), and science (grades 5, 8, and 11) are n...
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Sep 19 2013 9:31AM
News Announcement Secure Assessment Group Reports Updated for 2012-2013
Participation, Performance, Non-Linked Trend, and Strand/Trait Reports within the Assessment Group Reports application have been updated with 2012-13 data on the secure district web site (https://district.ode.state.or.us/apps/login/) as of September ...
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Sep 19 2013 8:57AM
News Announcement Smarter Balanced Adopts Usability, Accessibility, and Accommodations Guidelines
The Governing States of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (Smarter Balanced) voted to approve the Usability, Accessibility, and Accommodations Guidelines in advance of a large-scale Field Test of the assessment system in early 2014. The unan...
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Sep 19 2013 8:53AM
News Announcement Smarter Balanced Launches Webpage to Reach Broader Audience
The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (Smarter Balanced) recently launched a Spanish webpage with downloadable factsheets for teachers, parents, and students. The webpage provides information on the assessment system and the Consortium's work to...
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Sep 19 2013 8:49AM
News Announcement Oregon's State Network of Educators (SNE)
A group of Oregon state educators will begin identifying resources to assist states' transitions to the new Common Core State Standards and accompanying assessments. This group, the State Network of Educators (SNE), is composed of 85 educators and ad...
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Sep 19 2013 8:39AM
Calendar Smarter Balanced Field Test: Participation Opportunities for Schools and Districts
In the spring (mid-March to early June) of 2014, Smarter Balanced will conduct the Field Test of its innovative next-generation assessments. Schools in Oregon have the opportunity to participate in and experience an assessment that is closely aligned...
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Sep 13 2013 9:32AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - September 13, 2013
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for September 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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Sep 13 2013 8:39AM
News Announcement Mobile Secure Browsers for iPad and Android Tablets User Guide
In 2013-2014 we will support OAKS Online and Online Writing secure student testing on iPads and Android tablets for the first time. ELPA will continue to be available on desktops and laptops only. A User Guide with information about the installation ...
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Sep 12 2013 11:43AM
Calendar School and District Report Card Validation Opened on September 12, 2013
The redesigned 2012-2013 School and District report cards are now available for district preview on the ODE secure district site. These reports are available in the "Report Card" validation within the Achievement Data Insight application. This p...
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Sep 12 2013 10:28AM
News Announcement Monthly Informal WebEx for District Test Coordinators
This venue is to answer participants’ questions informally; in addition this webinar brings forward important questions from front line DTCs for ODE’s planning purposes and to improve ODE’s ability as stewards of Oregon’s Assessment and Accountabilit...
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Sep 11 2013 5:05PM
News Announcement New Test Security Resources Available
As districts prepare to provide school test coordinators and test administrators with test administration and security training for 2013-14, ODE has released a 2012-13 Test Impropriety Trends Report identifying trends in reported test improprieties. ...
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Sep 11 2013 4:41PM
Calendar Important Dates for September and October 2013
Date Event September 12 Public release of Test Results for 2012-13 September 12 @ 2 PM WebEx: Report Card Summary (Part 3 of 3) September 12-23 Validation period for submitting revised data for the Supplemental Report Card Dat...
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Sep 11 2013 4:30PM
News Announcement Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium Releases New Performance Tasks
Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) has released a set of sample assessment items and performance tasks in English language arts/literacy and mathematics. The sample items and tasks provide an advance look at the types of questions student...
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Sep 6 2013 9:24AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - September 6, 2013
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for September 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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Sep 5 2013 9:21AM
News Announcement Updated Training Modules for the Kindergarten Assessment Now Available
ODE has updated the training notes for Kindergarten Assessment training modules 3, 4, and 5. An updated version of module 6 is also posted. These resources are available at http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?=3915.
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Sep 4 2013 4:54PM
Calendar School and District Report Cards Available for Preview on September 12, 2013
The 2012-13 school and district report cards will be available for district preview on Thursday, September 12. The report cards have been redesigned based on recommendations from an external Report Card Steering Committee. Key features of the redesig...
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Sep 4 2013 1:56PM
Calendar Deletion of 2012-13 Users from TIDE
The 2012-2013 institution-level users will be deleted from the Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) at 7 PM PT on September 21, 2013. Please download and save the institution-level users in your district before 7 PM PT on Friday, September 20....
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Sep 4 2013 1:47PM
News Announcement Extended Assessment: Test Administrator Training Info
Background: To administer Extended Assessments to students in the state of Oregon, educators must be appropriately trained as either a Qualified Assessor or a Qualified Trainer of the Extended Assessments. Educators who are trained in the process of ...
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Aug 30 2013 9:43AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - August 30, 2013
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for August 30, 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 & W...
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Aug 28 2013 5:55PM
Calendar TIDE Offline September 21-30: ODE Recommends Download by 7 PM, September 20
The Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) will be offline from Saturday, September 21 through Monday, September 30, 2013 and will re-open for the 2013-14 academic year on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 8 a.m. PDT. As a reminder, all institution-le...
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Aug 28 2013 5:32PM
News Announcement 2013-14 Secure Browsers and Practice Tests Now Available
Following extensive internal and external quality control testing in partnership with school districts around Oregon, ODE and AIR have confirmed that all issues with the Java-free secure browsers have been successfully resolved. The following applica...
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Aug 28 2013 5:07PM
News Announcement Oregon's Alternate ("Extended") Assessment: Qualified Trainer and Qualified Assessor Trainings
Important information on the Qualified Trainer (QT) and Qualified Assessor (QA) training requirements and opportunities for the current school year can be found under the “Training” icon at http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/results/?id=178. Please no...
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Aug 28 2013 5:03PM
News Announcement Oregon's Alternate ("Extended") Assessment: Data Entry
Please note: Beginning in 2013-14, the window for entering Extended Assessment data will now close a week earlier to allow for the submission and analysis of grade 12 students data which are using this assessment to demonstrate proficiency in some or...
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Aug 26 2013 1:11PM
News Announcement Updated Appendix L - Kindergarten Assessment Now Available
Based on questions raised during ODE-provided Kindergarten Assessment training sessions, ODE has updated Appendix L - Kindergarten Assessment to add clarification and corrections around administration of the Kindergarten Assessment. Updated language ...
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Aug 23 2013 10:08AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - August 23, 2013
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for August 23, 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 & W...
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Aug 22 2013 3:27PM
Calendar Important Accountability Dates for Summer - Fall 2013
Date Event August 29 District preview on ODE secure website, prior to public release for Final AMAO 1, 2, and 3 August 30 Supplemental Report Card Data completed templates due September 5 Public release of Final AMAO 1, 2, and ...
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Aug 21 2013 3:44PM
News Announcement Oregon's 2013-14 Accommodations Manual
The 2013-14 Accommodations Manual has been posted at http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=487. Of particular note, with the advent of the Kindergarten Assessment required to be administered this fall and the unique nature of this assessment, OD...
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Aug 21 2013 3:40PM
News Announcement Oregon's Alternate ("Extended") Assessment
Please note: Beginning in 2013-14, the window for entering Extended Assessment data will now close a week earlier to allow for the submission and analysis of grade 12 students' data who are using this assessment to demonstrate proficiency in some or ...
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Aug 21 2013 3:27PM
News Announcement How to Enter Freshmen on Track Data
The instructions given in the Supplemental Report Card Data template seem to have caused some confusion. Although the definition given for Freshman on Track is correct, it is not clear what needs to be input into the cells. For the Supplemental ...
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Aug 16 2013 10:23AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - August 16, 2013
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for August 16, 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 & W...
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Aug 16 2013 10:08AM
News Announcement 2013-14 Secure Browser, Practice Tests, and Training Site
On Thursday, August 8, 2013, ODE communicated a delay in the release of the 2013-2014 Secure Browsers used to administer Oregon's OAKS Online, ELPA, and Online Writing assessments because of issues related to supporting Java-free recording for ELPA. ...
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Aug 16 2013 9:51AM
Calendar District Test Coordinator Training Reminder
DTCs must register annually with ODE using the DTC Designation Form and participate in annual test security and administration training provided by ODE. DTCs who do not participate in annual test security and administration training may have their ac...
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Aug 13 2013 4:25PM
News Announcement Administering Spanish/English Kindergarten Early Math
Guidance for Administering the English-only Early Math Assessment: Refer to the Assessor copy for the verbatim directions that should be read to the students. The bolded text is what is allowed to be read. Assessors must not describe any graphics or...
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Aug 9 2013 9:09AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - August 9, 2013
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for August 9, 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 & Wr...
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Aug 8 2013 2:53PM
News Announcement New Mathematics Assessment Specialist comes to ODE
Bryan Toller is the new Mathematics Assessment Specialist for the Oregon Department of Education. He brings with him thirteen years of classroom teaching experience, including six years at Southridge High School in the Beaverton School District and s...
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Aug 8 2013 2:44PM
News Announcement Refinement of Freshmen on Track
In order to better align Achievement Compacts with the New Oregon Report Card, OEIB has authorized using the data provided in the Supplemental Report Card Data Submission for Freshmen on Track for next year's Achievement Compacts (the ones setting ta...
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Aug 8 2013 2:19PM
Calendar New Report Card Validations Now Open in ADI
Two new report card validations opened in the Achievement Data Insight (ADI) application last week. These validations will be used to populate portions of the School Profile and District Profile sections on the new report cards (see sample report ca...
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Aug 8 2013 2:05PM
Calendar Interpreting School Ratings
When interpreting report card ratings, it is helpful to keep the following descriptions in mind for the overall rating: Level 1 = Falls into the bottom 5% of schools Level 2 = Falls between 5% and 15% of schools Level 3 = Falls between 15% and 4...
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Aug 8 2013 12:02PM
Calendar Information for the Smarter Balanced Field Test
Testing Window: The Smarter Balanced Field Test is scheduled to be administered March 18 - June 6, 2014.
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Aug 8 2013 12:00PM
Calendar Smarter Balanced Practice Test News
Help Desk Support: On August 1, support for the Practice Test opened. The scheduled days and hours of operation will be Monday through Friday 7 a.m. eastern time to 4 p.m. Hawaii time (excluding holidays). You can call the Help Desk toll-free at 1-8...
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Aug 7 2013 8:09AM
Calendar District Details/AMO Validation Available August 8
The District Detail/AMO reports will be available for review on August 8 on the ODE secure district site. These reports are available in the "Report Card" validation within the Achievement Data Insight application. The validation will close on August...
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Aug 1 2013 2:45PM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - August 1, 2013
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for August 1, 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 & Wr...
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Aug 1 2013 2:32PM
News Announcement Scientific Inquiry and Engineering Design Student Anchor Papers Wanted
ODE would like to update the science assessment web page with new student anchor papers for Scientific Inquiry and Engineering Design at all benchmark levels and needs educators in the field to send in sample student papers. Each student paper m...
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Aug 1 2013 2:12PM
Calendar Kindergarten Assessment: Window Opens August 12, Training Required
Monday, August 12, 2013 marks the opening of the Kindergarten Assessment window; the window will close Thursday, October 24, 2013. Many District Test Coordinators and some Kindergarten Teachers have already taken part in trainings for DTCs, from...
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Aug 1 2013 2:03PM
Calendar District Test Coordinators: Trainings and Registration Required
DTCs must register annually with ODE using the DTC Designation Form located at http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=499 and participate in annual test security and administration training provided by ODE. DTCs who do not participate in annual t...
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Aug 1 2013 1:57PM
News Announcement Test Administration Manual Now Available: Final for 2013-14
ODE has posted the final 2013-14 Test Administration Manual to http://www.ode.state.or.us/go/tam. The 2013-14 Test Administration Manual contains several important changes compared to the 2012-13 Test Administration Manual. These changes are summariz...
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