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Sep 22 2016 9:24AM
News Announcement Question & Answer: Assessment and Accountability Update - September 22, 2016
Answers to Common Questions from the Field Question: My school was selected for NAEP 2017. We were also selected for NAEP 2015 and NAEP 2013. I thought NAEP was a random sample of schools. Why is my school always selected? Answer: For the s...
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Sep 21 2016 11:59AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - September 22, 2016
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for September 22, 2016. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS Farewell Assistan...
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Sep 21 2016 10:15AM
News Announcement Farewell Assistant Superintendent Brown
Derek Brown, the Assistant Superintendent of Assessment and Accountability, will be leaving ODE at the end of October to join Education Northwest as a manager in the Center for Strengthening Education Systems. Derek joined the department in 2010...
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Sep 21 2016 9:31AM
Calendar 2016-17 District Test Coordinator (DTC) Training Materials Available October 1
As described in the 2016-17 Preliminary Test Administration Manual, prior to participating in the required ODE-facilitated webinar sessions in November, all designated district test coordinators are required to independently review/complete the follo...
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Sep 21 2016 9:16AM
Calendar Registering for November District Test Coordinator (DTC) Trainings
The required 2016-17 District Test Coordinator Training will be held on the following dates (all times PST): November 8, 2016 from 3:00 - 4:30 PM November 9, 2016 from 9:00 - 10:30 AM November 10, 2016 from 3:45 - 5:15 PM ODE requires that ...
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Sep 21 2016 9:04AM
Calendar REMINDER: Report Card Narrative Data Collection Closing September 23
The Report Card Narrative Data Collection allows institutions to add narrative text to their school and district report cards, including letters from the superintendent and principal. It will close on September 23, at 11:59 PM. Remember that both Eng...
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Sep 21 2016 8:59AM
News Announcement UPDATED - 2015-16 Conversion Tables: Scale Score to Percentile Rank
The 2015-16 Conversion tables for Smarter Balanced (English Language Arts and Mathematics) and OAKS Science scale scores to percentile rank file was changed on September 15 and reposted. There was an error in the original file, which was corrected th...
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Sep 15 2016 11:35AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - September 15, 2016
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for September 15, 2016. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS 2016-17 30-day No...
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Sep 15 2016 10:10AM
Calendar 2016-17 30-day Notice and Opt-out Form Now Available
The 2016-17 30-day notice and opt-out form are now posted to ODE’s webpage along with the 2016-17 annual notice at http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=4302. Districts are required to distribute the Annual Notice to parents at the start of each...
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Sep 15 2016 9:52AM
Calendar Reporting Test Improprieties in 2016-17
New for 2016-17, District Test Coordinators (DTCs) will submit their initial report electronically using an online form that will be posted to http://www.ode.state.or.us/go/TestSecurity by October 1, 2016. ODE will also post a step-by-step guide and ...
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Sep 15 2016 9:42AM
Calendar REMINDER: Deadline for Class Size Validation is September 20, 2016
The Class Size Validation will close at the end of the day on Tuesday, September 20, and no changes to Class Roster data will be allowed after that date. Please note that changes to Class Roster that require the IUID collection to be opened must be c...
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Sep 14 2016 9:59AM
Calendar First Period Cumulative ADM 2016-17 Open September 22 - October 24, 2016
The 2016-17 First Period Cumulative ADM collection will be open beginning September 22, 2016 until 11:59 PM on October 24, 2016. Training for this collection was presented on Tuesday, September 13 at 2:00 PM, and the recording will be posted to the V...
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Sep 14 2016 8:45AM
News Announcement Question & Answer: Assessment and Accountability Update - September 15, 2016
Answers to Common Questions from the Field Question: When do you use Administration Code ‘E’ (Eligible Student not Tested in Spanish) for the Kindergarten Assessment Early Math Collection? Answer: To use ‘E’ (Eligible Student not Tested in ...
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Sep 8 2016 9:27AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - September 8, 2016
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for September 8, 2016. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS Test Information D...
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Sep 7 2016 9:32AM
Calendar Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) Webinars in November 2016
AIR redesigned TIDE in order to reduce the amount of time it takes users to complete their most critical tasks, offer a more visually pleasing user interface, make the design responsive to different devices that users may be using, and improve system p...
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Sep 7 2016 9:29AM
News Announcement ELPA21 Screener Project Update
For the past two years, the ELPA21 consortium of states has been working on the design and implementation of a new screener that will replace the commercial assessments used for initial identification of potential English Learners (ELs) who arrive in...
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Sep 7 2016 9:23AM
News Announcement ELPA21 Test Specifications Documents Are Posted
The first draft of the 2016-17 ELPA21 Test Specifications and Blueprints documents have been posted for the six ELPA21 grade bands. These documents should be considered preliminary, as there are a number of decisions that are still in process for thi...
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Sep 7 2016 9:20AM
News Announcement Qualified Assessor & Qualified Trainer Notice
Information for new and/or returning Qualified Assessors (QAs) and Qualified Trainers (QTs) who plan to serve in this capacity for the 2016-17 school year is provided in the New Oregon Extended Assessment QA & QT Training Notice posted on the Statew...
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Sep 7 2016 9:16AM
News Announcement Accessibility to Grade-Level Content for SWSCD Training
In the interest of supporting special educators work with Students With Significant Cognitive Disabilities (SWSCD) and to build capacity across Oregon - that supports and compliments our assessment efforts - an ODE/Behavioral Research & Teaching (UO)...
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Sep 7 2016 9:12AM
Calendar Extended Assessment: Fall 2016 Alignment Study
We are looking for teachers (2 SpEd/1 GenEd) per grade level, per content area (ELA & Math Grades 3-8 & 11 and Science Grades 5, 8, & 11) who are willing to participate in the Oregon Extended Assessment (ORExt) Alignment Study. We are hoping to selec...
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Sep 7 2016 9:06AM
News Announcement REMINDER: Do Not Share Embargoed Data
Please remember that data visible in the Achievement Data Insight (ADI) is generally unsuppressed and embargoed, and may also be preliminary (not final). Please do not share any data or reports from the Achievement Data Insight outside of authorized ...
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Sep 7 2016 8:33AM
News Announcement Question & Answer: Assessment and Accountability Update - September 8, 2016
Answers to Common Questions from the Field Question: When will I receive the ELPA21 scores from 2015-16? Answer: ODE is preparing to being the process to adopt the cut scores, proficiency determinations, and the Achievement Level Descriptor...
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Sep 1 2016 9:49AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - September 1, 2016
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for September 1, 2016. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: TEST ADMINISTRATION ELPA21 ELPA21 Score...
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Sep 1 2016 9:40AM
Calendar Important Dates for September and October 2016
Date Event September 2 Report Validation Window CLOSES for Highly Qualified Teachers (HQT), Emergency Certification (and last day to make changes in Staff Assignment collection 2015-16) September 2 Last date to reduce test orders for...
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Sep 1 2016 9:35AM
News Announcement ELPA21 Score Reports for 2015-16
During 2015-16, Oregon’s English Learners participated in the first operational administration of ELPA21. Adoption of the domain-level cut scores, the proficiency determination rules, and the Achievement Level Descriptors (ALDs) will follow Oregon’s ...
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Sep 1 2016 9:29AM
News Announcement Kindergarten Assessment 2015-16 “Look Back” Report Now Available
The 2015-16 Kindergarten Assessment “Look Back” report is now available on the Kindergarten Assessment Resources webpage. This report is an update to the 2015-16 Kindergarten Assessment report released last winter and includes disaggregated student r...
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Sep 1 2016 9:22AM
News Announcement Revised Official Writing Scoring Guide Adopted by State Board
During their August 2016 retreat, the State Board of Education adopted a revised version of the Official Writing Scoring Guide, which reflects a stronger alignment to the adopted state standards for writing. During this first year of implementation (...
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Sep 1 2016 8:54AM
News Announcement Question & Answer: Assessment and Accountability Update - September 1, 2016
Answers to Common Questions from the Field Question: Do I need to mail out a paper copy of the opt-out notice and form to every parent in my district? Answer: Districts may communicate with parents using existing communication protocols, in...
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Aug 25 2016 9:35AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - August 25, 2016
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for August 25, 2016. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS Recommended: Schools...
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Aug 24 2016 6:18PM
Calendar Recommended: Schools and Districts Should Not Make TIDE Data Updates until 2016-17 TIDE Goes Live on October 27
On October 21, the Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) of the OAKS system will be taken offline in preparation for the launch of the 2016-17 version on October 27. Each year it is ODE policy to delete all students from TIDE and re-import basi...
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Aug 24 2016 5:51PM
News Announcement Kindergarten Assessment ODE Contacts
For questions regarding Kindergarten Assessment administration, policies and procedures and assessment results, contact: Holly Peterson (not Holly Carter, Ops & Policy Analyst) Kindergarten Assessment Specialist holly.peterson@state.or.us  ...
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Aug 24 2016 5:37PM
News Announcement Kindergarten Assessment 2016-17 Consolidated Collection Resources - Now Available
ODE has posted additional resources to support district staff who are responsible for submitting their Kindergarten Assessment data into Consolidated Collections: 2016-17 Kindergarten Assessment Data Collections and Reporting Frequently Asked Ques...
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Aug 24 2016 5:27PM
Calendar AESRP Meeting on August 26, 2016
The fall Assessment of Essential Skills Review Panel (AESRP) meeting will be August 26, 9 AM - 12 PM, via webinar. You can register to attend the meeting by clicking on the following link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/68325041700037...
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Aug 24 2016 5:20PM
Calendar Institution Lookup Tool Cleanup - Deadline September 15
Oregon Department of Education's Institution Lookup Tool is an easy way for Districts, schools, and the public to look up information about other buildings. The beginning of the school year is a great time to look up your institution and make changes...
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Aug 18 2016 1:54PM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - August 18, 2016
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for August 18, 2016. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS Public Notice: House...
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Aug 17 2016 5:27PM
Calendar Public Notice: House Bill 2680 Work Group Meeting August 24
On Wednesday, August 24, the House Bill 2680 Work Group will convene from 4 - 5 PM via an online meeting to formally adopt the final report of the work group’s findings and recommendations. This online meeting will be open to the public consistent wi...
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Aug 17 2016 5:10PM
Calendar Kindergarten Assessment Assurance of Test Security Form
Prior to administering the Kindergarten Assessment or handling confidential student responses, staff (including volunteers) must have a signed Kindergarten Assessment Assurance form (available here) on file at the District Office, valid for the curre...
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Aug 17 2016 4:47PM
Calendar Kindergarten Assessment 2016-17: Updated English Letter Sound Recognition Instructions
The English instructions for the English Letter Sound Recognition on page 5 of the Operational Assessor Booklet and Operational + Legacy Sounds Assessor Booklet and page 7 of the Operational + Legacy Letter Names Assessor Booklet have been updated. ...
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Aug 17 2016 2:50PM
Calendar Freshman On-Track Review
The Freshman On-Track Review runs from 1 pm on August 18 through 11:59 pm on August 26. There are no audits to review during this window, but districts should use it as an opportunity to add any additional students to the Freshman On-Track collection...
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Aug 17 2016 2:29PM
News Announcement Question & Answer: Assessment and Accountability Update - August 11, 2016
Answers to Common Questions from the Field Question: Why are my staff members not showing up in Web Submission for Class Roster? Answer: The Web Submission application will only pull up staff members associated with your school district for...
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Aug 11 2016 9:36AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - August 11, 2016
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for August 11, 2016. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS OAKS Downtime Schedu...
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Aug 10 2016 2:24PM
News Announcement OAKS Online Systems Downtime 2016-2017
The OAKS Online Systems Scheduled Downtime for the 2016-2017 school year is now available at oaksportal.org. This schedule lists the dates that OAKS Online Systems (operational tests, practice tests, TIDE, online reporting) will be offline for maint...
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Aug 10 2016 1:52PM
Calendar Kindergarten Assessment 2016-17 Testing Window: August 9 - October 20
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 marked the opening of the Kindergarten Assessment window; the window will close Thursday, October 20, 2016. Many District Test Coordinators (DTCs) from districts supporting Kindergarten programs have already taken part in the ...
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Aug 10 2016 1:10PM
Calendar Kindergarten Assessment 2016-17 Data Collection Window Opens August 11, 2016
The Kindergarten Assessment Consolidated Collections Application (Approaches to Learning, Early Literacy, and Early Math) window opens Thursday, August 11; the window will close Monday, October 31, 2016. All three collections must be submitted error-...
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Aug 10 2016 12:09PM
Calendar Third Period Cumulative ADM 2015-16 - Last day to make changes is August 19, 2016
The last day to make any changes to the 2015-2016 Third Period Cumulative ADM collection is on August 19, 2016 at 11:59 PM. This collection will not be eligible to be reopened after that date. Training for this collection is posted at the Video Train...
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Aug 10 2016 11:54AM
Calendar Freshman On-Track Validation Closes Friday, August 12
The Freshman on Track Validation is currently open and will close at 5 PM on Friday, August 12. Please check the data for your school/district to ensure accuracy and completeness. The Freshman on Track review window will open on August 18 to report y...
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Aug 10 2016 11:26AM
Calendar REMINDER: Validations Closing on August 19, 2016
The following validations will close on August 19, and no changes will be allowed beyond that date. Make sure that you review your data thoroughly before that deadline, and contact the data owner using the “Ask A Question” feature if you need to make...
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Aug 10 2016 11:03AM
Calendar Student Centered Staging and Third Period Cumulative ADM to Close for Final Report Processing
Student Centered Staging will be closed for editing 2015-2016 test records on August 19 at 5 PM for final report processing. Secure Assessment Reports for 2015-2016 will also be unavailable during this time. Third Period Cumulative ADM will clos...
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Aug 4 2016 10:41AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - August 4, 2016
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for August 4, 2016. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS No articles this week...
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Aug 3 2016 9:26AM
Calendar Essential Skills Panel Recruitment
Opportunity to Contribute to Assessment Policy 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 experience working with high sc...
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Aug 3 2016 9:19AM
News Announcement Preliminary 2016-17 Oregon Accessibility Manual (OAM) Now Available
The 2016-17 Preliminary Oregon Accessibility Manual (OAM) is posted on the Statewide Assessment Accessibility Supports webpage at http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=487. The Preliminary OAM provides districts, schools, and IEP teams with curr...
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Jul 28 2016 11:23AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - July 28, 2016
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for July 28, 2016. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS All-System Downtime fo...
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Jul 28 2016 11:02AM
Calendar REMINDER: 2016-17 Kindergarten Assessment Data Collection Trainings
To attend one of the following Kindergarten Assessment Data Collection trainings, register here. Tuesday, August 23, 2016: 2-4 PM PDT Thursday, September 22, 2016: 2-4 PM PDT You will receive a confirmation email with webinar information. Pl...
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Jul 27 2016 11:28AM
Calendar Important Dates for August and September 2016
Date Event July 21 - October 5 Report Validation Window for Preliminary School and District Report Card Ratings Detail PDFs July 28 - October 5 Report Validation Window for Preliminary School and District Report Card Summary PDFs ...
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Jul 27 2016 11:09AM
Calendar System Downtime for Upgrades
All-System Downtime for Upgrades The Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE), Test Delivery System (TDS), and the Online Reporting System will be offline to upgrade the systems for the 2016-2017 school year from 9 PM PT on Friday, July 29 throug...
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Jul 27 2016 10:40AM
Calendar Report Card Summary Webinar Rescheduled for Tuesday, August 2 at 2 PM
The video training webinar on the School and District Report Card Summary Reports has been rescheduled for Tuesday, August 2 at 2 PM. This webinar will focus on changes to the 2015-16 School and District Report Cards and Rating Detail Reports. A...
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Jul 21 2016 1:25PM
Calendar Assessment and Report Card Documents Posted on ODE website
There are new documents currently available on the Report Card Policy and Report Card Tools pages on the ODE public website: Report Card Policy School and District Report Card Appeals Process   - this document explains the process of sub...
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Jul 8 2016 9:39AM
Calendar School and District Report Card Appeals Due to ODE on August 10, 2016
The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) will consider appeals regarding (a) accountability data displayed on the 2015-16 school and district report cards. Appeals are due to ODE no later than Wednesday, August 10, 2016, at 5 PM. More information abo...
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Jul 7 2016 1:11PM
Calendar Important Dates for July and August 2016
Date Event July 1 Collection Window Closes for Discipline Incidents 2015-16 July 7 - 15 Data Collection Audit Review Window for Class Roster 2015-16 July 7 - August 12 Report Validation Window for Freshman On-Track 2015-16 ...
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Jun 30 2016 11:45AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - June 30, 2016
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for June 30, 2016. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS No articles this week ...
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Jun 30 2016 10:53AM
News Announcement PSAT, SAT, & Aspire Essential Skills
On Thursday, June 23, the Oregon State Board of Education adopted the following cut scores for demonstrating proficiency in the Essential Skills. These cut scores (also known as achievement standards) can be applied for students who have test scores ...
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Jun 30 2016 10:43AM
Calendar OAKS Online Partials and Key Dates for Summer 2016
OAKS Online Science and Social Sciences partial test records (any test where the student completed one or more questions, but never finished the test) are currently available in the Student Centered Staging, Accountability Warehouse Extract (AWE) and...
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Jun 30 2016 10:36AM
Calendar Class Roster Audit and Review Period
The Class Roster collection’s Audit and Review window will open Thursday, July 7 (at 1 PM) and will close Friday, July 15 at 11:59 PM. Every district should log into their Class Roster collection to view their audits, which can be found under Error ...
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Jun 23 2016 11:59AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - June 23, 2016
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for June 23, 2016. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS Oregon Will Not Rate S...
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Jun 23 2016 11:39AM
News Announcement Assessment & Accountability Update Feedback Survey
There are no new A&A Updates during the month of July. During that time, we would like to use your input to improve upon our current newsletter and better meet your needs. The five-question survey is located here and should take less than 5 minutes t...
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Jun 22 2016 11:37AM
News Announcement Oregon Will Not Rate Schools in 2015-16
Background In December 2015, President Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which replaces No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and offers states greater flexibility in the areas of assessment, accountability, school improvement, and educator ...
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Jun 22 2016 10:47AM
Calendar Kindergarten Assessment Data Collection Trainings 2016-17
Kindergarten Assessment data collection window is August 11 - October 31, 2016. There are three Kindergarten Assessment collections: Approaches to Learning, Early Literacy, and Early Mathematics. ODE will host two optional data collection webinar tra...
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Jun 22 2016 10:43AM
Calendar Preliminary 2016-17 Oregon Accessibility Manual (OAM) Posting
Final Accessibility Supports for the Smarter Balanced Assessments will be decided on July 1. The Preliminary 2016-17 Oregon Accessibility Manual will be posted here soon after.
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Jun 22 2016 10:33AM
News Announcement Comparison Group Reports for 2014-2015
Socioeconomic status (SES) Ranks and Comparison Groups for the 2014-15 Oregon Statewide Assessment results for English language arts and mathematics (grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 11), and science (grades 5, 8, and 11) are now available online at http...
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Jun 16 2016 11:39AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - June 16, 2016
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for June 16, 2016. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS ODE/COSA Summer Assess...
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Jun 15 2016 1:34PM
Calendar Preparing for 2016 School and District Report Cards
Preliminary school and district Report Cards and Detail sheets will be posted in the Achievement Data Insight (ADI) application on the district secure website Thursday, July 21 for the first preview. The purpose of preliminary reports is to provide a...
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Jun 14 2016 6:53PM
Calendar Student Centered Staging, Secure Assessment Reports and Accountability Warehouse Extract (AWE) Applications Alert - June 14, 2016
Student Centered Staging and Secure Assessment Reports for 2015-2016 will be reopened on June 15 at 9 AM. The Accountability Warehouse Extract is open, but processing of some test records did not complete by the earlier scheduled time of 9 AM on June...
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Jun 14 2016 9:25AM
Calendar Student Centered Staging & Secure Assessment Reports Applications Alert - June 14, 2016
Student Centered Staging and Secure Assessment Reports were scheduled to open today (June 14) at 9 AM, but there was an issue with processing of some test records over the weekend, and we are still working to fix the problem. We will send out another...
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Jun 9 2016 12:04PM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - June 9, 2016
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for June 9, 2016. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS ODE/COSA Summer Assessm...
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Jun 9 2016 11:49AM
Calendar ODE/COSA Summer Assessment Institute, August 4-5
The ODE/COSA Oregon Summer Assessment Institute will occur August 4-5, 2016 at the Hilton Conference Center in Eugene. The keynote speakers will be: Margaret Heritage, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, Program Services, WestED, who will speak about th...
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Jun 9 2016 11:45AM
Calendar 2016-17 District Test Coordinator and Information Only Contact Forms Updated
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 listservs. (Please note that this form does...
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Jun 9 2016 11:16AM
News Announcement Kindergarten Assessment 2016-17 Data Collection Resources - Now Available
ODE has created additional guidance documents available to schools and districts to assist them with the Kindergarten Assessment Data Collections submission process, and is posted to the Kindergarten Assessment Resources District webpage. Kindergarte...
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Jun 9 2016 11:13AM
Calendar Kindergarten Assessment 2016-17 Braille Order Form
The 2016-17 Kindergarten Assessment Braille Order Form is now available online at http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=625. Districts may place their order at any time through October 7, 2016; however, districts should keep their local Kinderga...
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Jun 9 2016 10:54AM
Calendar Student Enrollment Validation Opens Today, June 9, in ADI
The Validation for Student Enrollment opens today, June 9, at 1 PM and will remain open until August 19, 2016. Student Enrollment includes all students attending your school or district on the first school day in May, as submitted in the 3rd Period C...
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Jun 8 2016 5:47PM
Calendar Student Centered Staging Open for Editing 2015-16 Test Records
Student Centered Staging is open for editing 2015-16 test records as of 9 AM on Tuesday, June 7. All 2015-2016 subjects will close again at 5 PM on Friday, June 10 for preliminary Report Card processing over the weekend, and will re-open for editing ...
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Jun 8 2016 5:41PM
Calendar Volunteers Needed: New Student Groups
New federal regulations will require us to collect and report on two new student groups: Children in Foster Care and Children in Military Families. Proposed definitions are available here . The Accountability & Reporting team is currently seeking ad...
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Jun 2 2016 1:47PM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - June 2, 2016
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for June 2, 2016. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS No articles this week ...
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Jun 2 2016 1:34PM
News Announcement PSAT Achievement Standard for Reading; Status of Achievement Standard for Math UPDATE
ODE has now received the final PSAT concordance tables (showing the scores on the old and revised PSAT that would have been met by the same percentage of students) from College Board. Because the final concorded reading score is the same as the pr...
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Jun 2 2016 10:51AM
Calendar Important Dates for June and July 2016
Date Event June 1 @ 2 PM Webinar: Training for Achievement Data Insight and Enrollment/Attendance Validations June 2 - 10 District Data Collection Audit Review Window for Third Period Cumulative ADM 2015-16 June 2 - August 19 ...
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Jun 1 2016 6:06PM
Calendar Smarter Balanced and OAKS Online Test Windows Close June 10
The 2015-16 test windows for Smarter Balanced Mathematics and ELA and OAKS Online Science and Social Sciences close next Friday, June 10, 2016. In the final days of the test window, districts should use the Test Management Center of the Online Report...
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Jun 1 2016 5:54PM
Calendar PSAT Important Deadlines for 2016
ODE will once again be paying for PSAT/NMSQT® tests taken by eligible 10th graders. Please note the following important dates: June 30:    Order by this date to ensure delivery of Student Guides by September and availability of ...
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Jun 1 2016 5:10PM
Calendar District Validations for Summer 2016 in Achievement Data Insight (ADI)
JUNE Not Chronically Absent from Third Period Cumulative ADM Collection 2015-16 (June 2 - August 19) Student Enrollment from Third Period Cumulative ADM Collection 2015-16 (June 9 - August 19) Student Attendance from Third Period Cumulative ADM ...
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May 26 2016 9:49AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - May 26, 2016
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for May 26, 2016. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS Content and Assessment ...
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May 25 2016 2:24PM
News Announcement Math Items with Spanish-Only Answer Areas
As stated in the Oregon Accessibility Manual, the Smarter Balanced Math tests support full Spanish translation of each Math stimulus and item that appears stacked above the original English. In the past weeks, ODE has received a number of questions r...
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May 25 2016 2:20PM
Calendar AESRP Meeting on June 1, 2016
The spring Assessment of Essential Skills Review Panel (AESRP) meeting will be June 1, 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m., via webinar. You can register to attend the meeting by clicking on the following link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/389762...
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May 25 2016 2:12PM
Calendar OAKS Extended Assessment 2015-16 Test Records Available May 27, 2016
OAKS Extended English Language Arts (ELA), Extended Mathematics, and Extended Science records will be available on Friday, May 27 in Student Centered Staging, Accountability Warehouse Extract (AWE), and Secure Assessment Reports 2.0 on the ODE secure...
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May 25 2016 2:09PM
Calendar Student Centered Staging Closes 2015-2016 Subjects for Preliminary Report Processing
Student Centered Staging will be closed for editing all 2015-2016 test records at the following times: Friday, June 3 at 5 PM until 9 AM on Tuesday, June 7. Friday, June 10 at 5 PM until 9 AM on Tuesday, June 14. Secure Assessment Reports an...
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May 24 2016 10:31AM
Calendar 2016-17 District Test Coordinator and Information Only Contact Forms
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 listservs. (Please note that this form does...
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May 24 2016 9:51AM
Calendar Notice: Oregon Department of Education Seeking Speaking and Listening Waiver from ESSA
On behalf of the State of Oregon, the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) has requested a waiver from the U.S. Department of Education of the requirement under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) that Oregon’s assessment system measure the full ra...
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May 19 2016 11:12AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - May 19, 2016
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for May 19, 2016. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS Content and Assessment ...
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May 19 2016 11:07AM
Calendar Preliminary 2016-17 Test Administration Manual Now Available
The Preliminary 2016-17 Test Administration Manual is now available at http://www.ode.state.or.us/go/tam. The Preliminary 2016-2017 TAM contains all final policies for the 2016-2017 Kindergarten Assessment administration (Section 10). For all other a...
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May 19 2016 11:00AM
Calendar Kindergarten Assessment 2016-17 Reminders UPDATED
KA TRAINING WEBINAR: If you are a District Testing Coordinator, please register here to attend one of the required ODE provided Kindergarten Assessment webinar trainings: Wednesday May 25, 2016 from 3 - 4 PM    The deadline to regi...
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May 18 2016 5:46PM
Calendar Content and Assessment Advisory Panel Recruitment
The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) establishes content standards and reviews these standards and their assessments to ensure that they meet the needs of students in preparing them for college, career, and civic life. ODE is seeking highly qual...
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May 18 2016 5:38PM
News Announcement PSAT Achievement Standard for Reading; Status of Achievement Standard for Math
ODE has now received the final PSAT concordance tables (showing the scores on the old and revised PSAT that would have been met by the same percentage of students) from College Board. Because the final concorded reading score is the same as the pr...
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May 12 2016 11:42AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - May 12, 2016
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for May 12, 2016. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS Last 2015-16 Informal D...
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May 12 2016 11:36AM
Calendar Last 2015-16 Informal DTC Webinar June 15
Our last Informal District Test Coordinators Webinar will be held on June 15, 2016. DTCs need to register for this webinar at the link provided here even if you had previously registered for the DTC webinar series.
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May 12 2016 11:13AM
Calendar Kindergarten Assessment 2016-17 Reminders
KA TRAINING WEBINAR: If you are a District Testing Coordinator, please register here to attend one of the required ODE provided Kindergarten Assessment webinar trainings: Wednesday May 25, 2016 from 3 - 4 PM    The deadline to regi...
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May 12 2016 11:08AM
News Announcement Smarter Balanced Scoring Rules
ODE revised the participation rule for the 2015-16 administration of Smarter Balanced English Language Arts and Mathematics assessments: students are considered participants if they respond to at least five CAT items or at least one PT item. Students...
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May 12 2016 10:57AM
Calendar OAKS Extended Assessment 2015-16 Test Records Available
OAKS Extended Assessment records for 12th graders (if submitted in the Extended Assessment data entry application by April 28) will be available on Friday, May 13 in Student Centered Staging, Accountability Warehouse Extract (AWE), and Secure Assessm...
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May 5 2016 1:43PM
News Announcement Stacked Spanish-English Stimulus Issue Resolved
AIR identified an issue on May 4, 2016 in which Math Performance Task (PT) stimuli which should have shown both Spanish and English appeared only in Spanish. This issue has been resolved, and stacked Spanish-English Math PT stimuli now display in bot...
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May 5 2016 10:58AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - May 5, 2016
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for May 5, 2016. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS No articles this week ...
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May 5 2016 8:32AM
News Announcement Stacked Spanish-English Item Issues
AIR is working with Smarter Balanced to resolve issues related to Math Performance Task (PT) stimuli that are appearing only in Spanish but should show both Spanish and English. A resolution for this issue should be available by Monday, May 9. AIR an...
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May 4 2016 9:59AM
Calendar Student Centered Staging Video Training on May 10, 2016
The video training webinar “Student Centered Staging (Editing/Checking Assessment Data)” is scheduled for Tuesday, May 10 at 2 PM and will be recorded for later viewing. This webinar will focus on management of assessment data in Student Centered St...
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May 4 2016 9:50AM
Calendar 2015-16 Summer Contacts for Accountability
With the end of the year fast approaching, and in an effort to best serve your district/school during the summer months, we are compiling a list of summer contact information for the individuals who play a key role in working with your accountability...
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May 4 2016 9:13AM
Calendar Important Dates for May and June 2016
Date Event May 2 - 13 Logramos Test Window May 5 - 13 Spring Collection Validation Window for: Staff Assignment 2015-16 May 5 - June 20 Collection Window for: Title III Recent Arrivers 2015-16 May 10 @ 2 PM Webinar: Tra...
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Apr 28 2016 10:50AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - April 28, 2016
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for April 28, 2016. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS No articles this week...
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Apr 28 2016 10:14AM
News Announcement ELA Performance Tasks Have a Variable Number of Items
AIR has received inquiries regarding the number of items on English Language Arts (ELA) Performance Tasks (PT). While the Test Administration Manual notes that Performance Tasks have four items, some PT forms only have three. ELA Performance Tasks ha...
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Apr 28 2016 9:46AM
News Announcement Smarter Balanced Participation Rules for 2015-16
For the 2014-15 administration of the Smarter Balanced English Language Arts and Mathematics assessments, ODE counted as participants all students who responded to at least five items on the computer adaptive (CAT) portion of the assessment and at le...
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Apr 21 2016 11:15AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - April 21, 2016
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for April 21, 2016. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS ODE's New Director of...
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Apr 21 2016 10:08AM
News Announcement ODE’s New Director of Assessment - Mary Anderson
ODE is very excited to announce Mary Anderson will be joining our team as the new Director of Assessment. Mary joins ODE from Portland Public Schools, where she most recently served as Senior Manager of Educational Measurement and Assessment in the D...
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Apr 21 2016 9:44AM
Calendar NAEP Request for Information on Late Start or Early Release Days
In 2016-2017, the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) will transition from paper-pencil testing to testing on NAEP-provided tablets with keyboards. In most schools, testing on tablets will require two sequential sessions of up to two h...
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Apr 21 2016 9:40AM
News Announcement Test Administrator (TA) Interface Label of “Custom Settings” Now Resolved
On April 6 ODE communicated an issue where the “custom settings” label displayed in the TA interface approval screen for students with standard settings. AIR has resolved this issue so that “Standard” is now displaying in the TA Interface test approv...
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Apr 21 2016 9:34AM
News Announcement ELPA21 Window Now Closed
The 2015-16 ELPA21 window closed on Tuesday, April 19. The final number of 4-domain assessments that were submitted is 52,325. In addition, numerous ELPA21s with domain exemptions were submitted separately. Student tests that had 100% of online items...
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Apr 21 2016 9:28AM
Calendar ELPA21 K-1 Paper-Pencil Writing Materials Return Deadline
The deadline for returning the completed student booklets for the Kindergarten and 1st Grade paper-pencil writing portion of the ELPA21 is next Tuesday, April 26. The shipping instructions for returning the materials can be found in the Resources sec...
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Apr 21 2016 9:22AM
Calendar Extended Assessment: Grade 12 Performance Scores
Performance scores will be available May 13, 2016 for all grade 12 Extended Assessment data entered by/on April 28, 2016. Otherwise, performance scores for Grade 12 Extended Assessment data entered after April 28, 2016 will be available May 27, 2016....
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Apr 21 2016 9:14AM
News Announcement Audio Word Pronunciation for Dictionary Unavailable on iOS (ELA Performance Tasks)
For English Language Arts Performance Tasks, the word pronunciation feature of the embedded dictionary is only available on non-iOS devices. Please ensure that another supported platform is available for students who need access to this feature.
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Apr 21 2016 9:08AM
News Announcement Performance Task Reassignment Requests
This year Smarter Balanced Performance Tasks are randomly assigned to students within schools, however, when a student changes schools the system automatically assigns the student a new Performance Task (PT) even if the student had already started a ...
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Apr 20 2016 5:54PM
News Announcement Test Improprieties and Accessibility Supports
ODE has received a number of adult-initiated impropriety reports related to the administration of an assessment that is inconsistent with a student’s IEP; specifically, all of the statewide assessment accessibility supports identified in a student’s ...
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Apr 20 2016 5:37PM
Calendar Essential Skills Assessment Updates
ACT Scores for Writing Students who complete more than one administration of ACT may combine their highest English and Writing scores from across administrations for the purpose of demonstrating proficiency in the Essential Skill of writing. Fo...
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Apr 14 2016 11:35AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - April 14, 2016
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for April 14, 2016. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS No articles this week...
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Apr 13 2016 3:05PM
News Announcement Opt-Out Communication Requirements
Beginning in 2016-17, districts are required to share an Annual Notice about state testing with parents at the start of each school year. As outlined in House Bill 2655, the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) will make this Annual Notice available ...
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Apr 13 2016 11:21AM
Calendar ELPA21 Testing Window Closes Tuesday, April 19, 2016
The 2015-16 ELPA21 testing window will close as scheduled at the end of the day next Tuesday, April 19. District staff can use the Online Reporting System to run participation reports for tests that are still in progress, tests not started, and tests...
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Apr 13 2016 11:15AM
News Announcement U.S. Department of Education: Proposals for Consideration by ESSA Negotiated Rulemaking Committee
The U.S. Department of Education sent proposals today to the committee working on suggested regulations for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Of particular note, the Department proposes language, consistent with the law, that adopts safeguards t...
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Apr 13 2016 9:26AM
Calendar Kindergarten Assessment 2016-17
Kindergarten Assessment Overview: The 2016-17 Kindergarten Assessment includes three segments: Early Literacy: an untimed, direct assessment of upper and lowercase English Letter Names and English Letter Sounds Recognition. *Officially identifie...
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Apr 7 2016 10:32AM
Calendar Important Dates for April and May 2016
Date Event April 8 @ 11:59 PM Spring Collection Window Closes for: Staff Assignment 2015-16 April 13 @ 2 PM Webinar: Training for Third Period Cumulative ADM Collection 2015-16 April 14 @ 9 AM Webinar: Training for Limited E...
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Apr 7 2016 9:52AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - April 7, 2016
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for April 7, 2016. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS No articles this week ...
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Apr 7 2016 9:11AM
News Announcement Smarter Balanced Composite vs. Claim Scores
We have received inquiries concerning the relationship between Smarter Balanced claim scores and the composite score. Composite scores are not computed by averaging the four claim scores, nor is there some other formula where the composite score is d...
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Apr 6 2016 4:47PM
News Announcement OAKS Science Assessment Clarification
Yes, state science assessments (in our case, OAKS) are required in grades 5, 8, and once in high school per ESSA, Title I Part A, sec. 1111 (b)(3); ORS 329.485; and OAR 581-22-0610. Each student has two test opportunities for grades 3-8 and three ann...
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Apr 6 2016 3:57PM
News Announcement Data Owners for Accountability and Reporting Team
The Accountability and Reporting Team has added two new research analysts, Emily Bowen and Lindy Wortman. This has allowed us to reassign staff to the various collections and reports. Below are the assigned duties of the four members of our data coll...
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Mar 31 2016 12:00PM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - March 31, 2016
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for March 31, 2016. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS Performance Assessmen...
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Mar 31 2016 11:56AM
Calendar AESRP Meeting on April 8
The spring Assessment of Essential Skills Review Panel (AESRP) meeting will be April 8, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., via webinar. You can register to attend the meeting by clicking on the following link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/348419878528558...
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Mar 31 2016 8:53AM
News Announcement National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 2017 Assessments
In 2016-2017, the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) will transition from paper-pencil testing to testing on NAEP-provided tablets with keyboards. In order to understand how to report trend results for the 2017 math and reading assess...
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Mar 30 2016 1:17PM
News Announcement Changing Student Settings in the Test Administrator Interface
Before approving students for testing, it is essential that Test Administrators (TAs) carefully review assigned student settings from the TA Interface. If the TA notices that settings are incorrectly applied or are missing for a particular student, t...
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Mar 30 2016 1:14PM
News Announcement Operating System Support Update
AIR has released a new version of the Secure Browser for iOS devices. Version 3.3 of the Secure Browser can be used on iOS 7 - 9.3. Note that previous versions of the Secure Browser are not supported on the recently released iOS 9.3, so districts who...
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Mar 30 2016 1:06PM
Calendar ELPA21 Completion and New Students
Oregon’s 2015-16 ELPA21 window will be open until the end of the day on Tuesday, April 19, 2016. Students who enroll in grades Kindergarten through 12th and who have been identified as English Learners are required to participate in the assessment. T...
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Mar 30 2016 12:22PM
Calendar REMINDER: ELPA21 K-1 Paper-Pencil Section Completion by April 19
The ELPA21 includes a new writing section for Kindergarten and 1st grade students only that is completed via paper-pencil. Oregon’s English Learners who qualify to be annually assessed on the ELPA21 must also complete the paper-pencil section within ...
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Mar 30 2016 12:14PM
Calendar ELPA21 Testing 45-day Expiration Reminder Updated
As noted in the 2015-16 Test Administration Manual, Section 9.4, ELPA21 testing opportunities expire after 45 calendar days from the first log in attempt. The 45th day of the ELPA21 testing window occurred on March 24. Each day thereafter, tests from...
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Mar 30 2016 11:48AM
News Announcement Banked Science Records Reloaded
Last week, ODE discovered a problem with the new process that allows test records to be loaded into Student Centered Staging when the Test End Date has been changed (i.e., when a test has to be reset). This resulted in a number of “banked” science te...
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Mar 29 2016 2:58PM
News Announcement Performance Assessment Grant: Request for Qualifications
Click here to view a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for schools interested in applying for performance assessment demonstration site grants (for more information see the Purpose section in the RFQ). The RFQ will be used to develop a list of school...
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Mar 25 2016 11:01AM
News Announcement New Accountability Reporting Staff
Please welcome our new staff members on the Accountability and Reporting team. Emily Bowen will be the data owner for Cumulative ADM and the Institutions Database, and Lindy Wortman will be working on Class Size and Spring Membership reporting. We ...
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Mar 17 2016 11:36AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - March 17, 2016
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for March 17, 2016. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS No articles this week...
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Mar 16 2016 5:59PM
Calendar REMINDER: ELPA21 K-1 Paper-Pencil Section Completion
The ELPA21 includes a new writing section for Kindergarten and 1st grade students only that is completed via paper-pencil. All English Learners who qualify to be annually assessed on the ELPA21 must also complete the paper-pencil section within Orego...
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Mar 16 2016 5:49PM
Calendar ELPA21 Testing 45-day Expiration Reminder
As noted in the 2015-16 Test Administration Manual, Section 9.4, ELPA21 testing opportunities expire after 45 calendar days from the first log in attempt. The 45th day of the ELPA21 testing window will occur next week, on March 24. With most school d...
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Mar 16 2016 5:39PM
Calendar Training Opportunity: Smarter Balanced Hand Scoring Pilot
ODE is seeking educators interested in participating in a pilot to determine the feasibility of using Oregon teachers to assist in the scoring of Smarter Balanced test items for the ELA and mathematics summative assessments. The initial training for ...
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Mar 16 2016 5:29PM
Calendar Professional Development Opportunity: Smarter Balanced Item Writing
ODE is seeking educators interested in participating as item writers for Smarter Balanced ELA and mathematics summative assessments. Successful applicants would be signed on as temporary employees of ODE and would receive compensation at the standard...
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Mar 16 2016 5:21PM
News Announcement “One or More” Accommodations Flag: Reminder
It is a federal requirement to indicate whether or not a student on an IEP or 504 Plan who takes the general assessment received one or more Accommodations (cf TAM, p. 99). While authorized users can indicate such through the “one or more” flag in TI...
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Mar 10 2016 12:17PM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - March 10, 2016
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for March 10, 2016. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS Support for Chrome OS...
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Mar 10 2016 9:31AM
News Announcement Support for Chrome OS 41-48
AIR and ODE are now supporting Chrome OS 41-48 for student testing. AIR has posted an updated Support Plan that reflects support for versions 41-48 and was able to implement an update that does not require any new app to be downloaded if using Chrom...
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Mar 10 2016 9:22AM
Calendar Update for Users of Android MSB 2.0 Using Android 5+ Devices
The current version of Android MSB (2.0) when used with Android 5+ devices does not support use of the keyboard. An updated MSB for Android 5+ (version number 2.1.) will be in the store by March 11. Anyone using Android 5+ should upgrade to MSB 2.1 i...
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Mar 10 2016 9:09AM
News Announcement Writing Essential Skills Achievement Standard for ACT
In September 2015 ACT discontinued reporting a Combined English/Writing score and released a revised version of the Writing test. As a result, a new Writing Essential Skills achievement standard for ACT was needed. Because the Combined English/W...
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Mar 4 2016 8:15AM
News Announcement ODE Now Accepting Applications for ESSA Workgroups
The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) is bringing together four central workgroups to help inform the implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) . ESSA, which replaces No Child Left Behind (NCLB), was signed into law by the President ...
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Mar 3 2016 11:56AM
Calendar Important Dates for March and April 2016
Date Event March 1 - 11 Districts submit to ODE demographic information for students participating in Logramos March 3 @ 2 PM Webinar: Training for Staff Assignment Collection 2015-16 March 4 Testing Window Closes for NAEP in ...
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Mar 3 2016 11:40AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - March 3, 2016
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for March 3, 2016. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS ODE Now Accepting Appl...
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Mar 2 2016 9:40PM
News Announcement Preventing ELPA21 Testing Improprieties and Irregularities
Since the ELPA21 test window opened on February 9, ODE has received several test impropriety and irregularity reports that fall in the following categories, in some cases resulting in test invalidation and the loss of the 2015-16 test opportunity: ...
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Mar 2 2016 9:34PM
Calendar ELPA21 Recruitment Re-Opened: Contrasting Groups Study
The ELPA21 consortium is continuing to recruit for participants in the Contrasting Groups Study, which will take place during the months of March and April. ODE seeks additional teacher participants, particularly in grades 6 through 12. If you have p...
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Mar 2 2016 9:31PM
News Announcement ELPA21: Changing Segments
Due to the separate domain segmenting on ELPA21 this year, if a student pauses a domain before responding to all items in the final task set of items, the test may restart at the next segment (inadvertently skipping some items) when it is resumed. If...
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Mar 2 2016 9:20PM
News Announcement ELPA21 Items: Putting a Box Around a Word
Some ELPA21 tests include listening items that require students to select a word in a sentence. When a response is chosen, a box appears around the word the student has selected. For example: The AIR Help Desk has received reports tha...
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Mar 2 2016 9:07PM
News Announcement Inter-District Transfer of Secure, Restricted Access Work Samples Prohibited
In early 2015, ODE launched a bank of secure, restricted access Work Sample prompts. As a reminder, prompts downloaded from the bank may not be transferred between districts. Downloading these secure, restricted access Work Sample prompts requires us...
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Feb 25 2016 2:54PM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - February 25, 2016
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for February 25, 2016. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS ODE Now Accepting ...
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Feb 24 2016 3:39PM
Calendar Support for Chrome OS 48
AIR and ODE are now supporting Chrome OS 48 for student testing. AIR has posted an updated Support Plan that reflects the support for Chrome 48. For Chrome OS 47, as previously reported on January 22, AIR found issues with sound and recording. ...
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Feb 24 2016 3:33PM
News Announcement Updating Computers to Windows 10
Users who update their Windows computers to Windows 10 after installing the OAKS Secure Browser have reported that the Secure Browser often does not open correctly following the update. When this happens, resetting the Secure Browser profile as descr...
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Feb 24 2016 3:18PM
News Announcement Before Approving Students to Test
If a student incorrectly selects the wrong test, or selects the correct test, but the Test Administrator realizes student settings have been entered incorrectly before approving the student to test, the student’s test will be automatically reset for ...
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Feb 24 2016 3:13PM
News Announcement Update on ELPA21 Issue: Some Items Not Loading
On Friday, February 12 we reported that a small number of ELPA21 items were not generating an error message when students tried to skip them. Students were able to skip these items but then receive a message for subsequent items indicating that the i...
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Feb 24 2016 2:48PM
News Announcement ELPA21 Scribe Guidelines
Guidelines describing the qualifications and preparation of a Scribe as well as the valid implementation of this non-embedded accommodation for students with IEPs or 504 plans who, per the Oregon Accessibility Manual (OAM), have an identified need to...
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Feb 22 2016 9:52AM
Calendar Writing Scoring Guide Training Application
ODE is seeking applicants to participate in a writing scoring guide training at Lane ESD on March 21 and 22, 2016. The training is intended for individuals who would like to gain experience scoring Essential Skills writing work samples at the high sc...
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Feb 18 2016 1:29PM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - February 18, 2016
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for February 18, 2016. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS February 10 Inform...
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Feb 18 2016 1:15PM
News Announcement Administering Smarter Balanced Performance Tasks
Test Administrators will need to include all Performance Tasks in the grade and subject for which they are administering tests in their test sessions. To do this, expand the list of Smarter Balanced tests in the test selection window by clicking on t...
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Feb 16 2016 4:29PM
News Announcement February 10 Informal DTC Webinar Materials Posted
The materials from the Informal DTC Webinar held on February 10, 2016 have now been posted here toward the bottom of the webpage. They include the PowerPoint presented by ODE, along the questions asked by the field and ODE responses to those question...
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Feb 11 2016 11:09AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - February 11, 2016
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for February 11, 2016. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS No articles this w...
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Feb 11 2016 10:51AM
News Announcement ELPA21 Line Reader
For the 2015-16 ELPA21 administration, a line reader is available for select reading items. As this is a new feature on a new assessment, this feature is only programmable in the Test Administrator (TA) Interface this year. Unlike other features, the...
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Feb 11 2016 10:47AM
Calendar ELPA21 Testing Window Now Open
Oregon’s English Language Proficiency Assessment for the 21st Century (ELPA21) testing window opened on Tuesday, February 9 for all grades Kindergarten through 12th. The window will remain open through the end of the day on Tuesday, April 19. This ne...
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Feb 11 2016 10:24AM
News Announcement Improvements to the Kindergarten Assessment for 2016-17
The Oregon Kindergarten Assessment will become non-secure in 2016-17. The benefits of the assessment becoming non-secure include greater communication with parents and early childcare providers around the self-regulatory behaviors and interpersona...
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Feb 11 2016 10:08AM
News Announcement REVISED: FINAL 2015-16 Oregon Accessibility Manual (OAM) Posted
The updated 2015-16 Oregon Accessibility Manual is posted on the Statewide Assessment Accessibility Supports webpage at http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=487. It contains the following anticipated mid-year updates to the Final version that a...
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Feb 4 2016 1:29PM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - February 4, 2016
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for February 4, 2016. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS NOW Recruiting for ...
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Feb 4 2016 1:28PM
Calendar ELPA21 K-1 Writing Paper-Pencil Supplemental Section FAQ
ELPA21 includes a paper-pencil writing section for Kindergarten and 1st Grade that supplements the 4-domain online ELPA21 assessment. Since this is a new feature for Oregon school districts, ODE has developed an FAQ to assist with procedures regardin...
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Feb 4 2016 1:27PM
News Announcement What’s New with the ELPA21 Environment?
Oregon’s new assessment, the English Language Proficiency Assessment for the 21st Century (ELPA21) will open next week for all grade bands. This new test will assess students on the English Language Proficiency standards adopted by the State Board of...
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Feb 4 2016 1:26PM
Calendar ELPA21 Online Testing Opens February 9
The online test window for ELPA21 opens next Tuesday, February 9, 2016. As communicated in the January 28 AA Update, this represents a one-week delay compared to the original 2015-16 test schedule. To compensate for this delay, ODE has extended the w...
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Feb 4 2016 1:24PM
Calendar 2015-16 Statewide Kindergarten Assessment Release
The 2015-2016 Statewide Kindergarten Assessment Results will be available on the Kindergarten Resource Webpage starting Monday, February 8, 2016. The Oregon Department of Education will provide an Interpretive Guidance Overview and a developmental co...
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Feb 4 2016 1:22PM
Calendar Kindergarten Assessment 2015-16 Report Validation - Now Closed
The 2015-2016 Kindergarten Assessment (KA) Validation located in the Achievement Data Insight (ADI) Application is now closed. Districts are still able to log in to view their KA preliminary data by clicking on the “All” tab in the ADI Application. ...
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Feb 4 2016 1:16PM
News Announcement NEW Test Lookup Report in Student Centered Staging
The new Test Lookup Report was rolled out in Student Centered Staging on January 28. The report allows a user to look up any student(s) by SSID for a selected school year and see what tests they have taken in any subject, regardless of the district o...
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Feb 3 2016 5:36PM
News Announcement REVISION TO: Participation Determination for Smarter Balanced Assessments
For the 2014-15 administration of the Smarter Balanced English Language Arts and Mathematics assessments, ODE counted as participants all students who responded to at least five items on the computer adaptive (CAT) portion of the assessment and at le...
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Feb 1 2016 8:52AM
Calendar ELPA21 Recruitment Extended to February 18: Contrasting Groups Study
The Oregon Department of Education, as a member of the ELPA21 consortium, is seeking educators to participate in a Contrasting Groups Study during February and March 2016. This Contrasting Groups Study will ask educators to evaluate their current Eng...
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Jan 28 2016 12:39PM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - January 28, 2016
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for January 28, 2016. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS NOW Recruiting for ...
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Jan 28 2016 12:29PM
Calendar ELPA21 Start Date UPDATED:
ONLINE ELPA21 Window Opens Tuesday, February 9, 2016 (Kindergarten & First Grade Paper Writing Section Opens on February 2) In preparation for the first operational year of Oregon’s new English Language proficiency assessment, ELPA21, the Oregon De...
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Jan 28 2016 10:03AM
Calendar Important Dates for February and March 2016
Date Event January 5 - June 10 OAKS Online Testing Window for Science and Social Sciences February 1 Collection Window Closes for: Staff Position 2015-16 February 1 - 26 Logramos Test Registration Window February 2 ELPA2...
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Jan 27 2016 12:31PM
Calendar NOW Recruiting for Director of Assessment
The Oregon Department of Education is now recruiting for a permanent, full-time Director of Assessment position within the Office of Assessment and Accountability. To learn more about this position and to apply, please visit ODE’s website at http://w...
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Jan 27 2016 12:27PM
News Announcement TIDE User Guide Updated
The OAKS Online TIDE User Guide has been updated to correct a previous error in the Print on Request Values in the Test Settings Upload File Format. This edit will not impact any previous uploads. Please refer to Appendix E Change Log for a summary ...
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Jan 27 2016 12:15PM
News Announcement Support for Chrome OS 47
While testing Chrome OS 47, AIR found issues that affect sound and recording files. This affects all tests with pre-recorded sound files as well as student recordings made for the ELPA21 speaking test. AIR has been working with Google to get this iss...
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Jan 27 2016 12:04PM
News Announcement Restrict Access to Features on an iPad
Some features built into the iPad may give a student an unfair advantage when testing. These features include auto-correction, predictive keyboard, spell check, dictionary, and auto correction. iPads can be configured two ways for secure testing: usi...
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Jan 27 2016 11:36AM
News Announcement Extended Assessment 2013-14 & 2014-15 Cut Scores and Benchmarks
With the transition to an Extended Assessment based on new state content standards in ELA (i.e., Reading, Writing), Math, and Science, ODE is aware that IEP teams may need information that equates the Reading, Writing, Math, and Science cut scores of...
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Jan 27 2016 9:50AM
Calendar ELPA21 Start Date Updated
ONLINE ELPA21 Window Opens Tuesday, February 9, 2016 (Kindergarten & First Grade Paper Writing Section Opens on February 2) On Monday, January 25, ODE communicated that, due to a late breaking change to the new ELPA21 test forms, the opening date o...
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Jan 22 2016 10:12AM
News Announcement Extended Assessment Vendor Decision
Following a process that started a few years ago, precipitated by new Common Core State Standards and the identification of consortia charged with the development of new alternate assessments based on alternate achievement standards, Oregon revisited...
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Jan 21 2016 2:29PM
Calendar Logramos Available to Oregon Schools - Deadline Change
To support and encourage biliteracy development among English Learners and native English speakers, the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) has contracted with Riverside Publishing to offer their Spanish assessment, Logramos (Third Edition), to stud...
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Jan 21 2016 12:30PM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - January 21, 2016
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for January 21, 2016. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: Every Student Succeeds Act Update and Resource...
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Jan 21 2016 12:23PM
Calendar Online Reporting System Webinars
The Oregon Department of Education and the American Institutes for Research, Oregon’s test vendor for the OAKS, ELPA, and Smarter Balanced Assessments, will conduct two webinars focusing on how to use the Online Reporting System (ORS). Each webinar w...
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