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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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Jan 21 2016 12:20PM
News Announcement Informal DTC Webinar Materials
The materials from the Informal DTC Webinar held on January 13, 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 questions...
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Jan 21 2016 12:15PM
News Announcement OAKS Online Test Administrator User Guide
The OAKS Online Test Administrator User Guide has been updated to include new information on administering the ELPA21 Domain Exemptions in 2015-16, as well as the removal of classroom activities for Smarter Balanced Assessments. Please see Appendix ...
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Jan 21 2016 11:45AM
News Announcement ELPA21 Kindergarten and Grade 1 Paper-Pencil Testing
The ELPA21 K-1 Paper-Pencil Receipt of Test Materials in Schools document has been updated to include where to find tracking information and whom to contact with discrepancies with your order.
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Jan 21 2016 11:32AM
Calendar Kindergarten Assessment 2015-16 Report Validation Window - Updated
The 2015-2016 preliminary Oregon Kindergarten Assessment results are now available for districts to review in the Kindergarten Assessment Validation located in the Achievement Data Insight (ADI) Application through Monday, January 25, 2016. ODE will ...
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Jan 21 2016 11:27AM
Calendar Smarter Balanced Testing Opens February 9, 2016
The 2015-16 statewide test window for Smarter Balanced Assessments is open from February 9 - June 10. Smarter Balanced tests are available for English language arts and mathematics and are required for students in grades 3-8 and 11. Local test window...
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Jan 21 2016 11:24AM
News Announcement Final 2015-16 Oregon Accessibility Manual (OAM)
The 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. ODE does not anticipate additional changes or updates being made to it for this school yea...
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Jan 21 2016 11:07AM
Calendar ODE to Release Graduation Rates January 28 - Embargoed Files Available January 25
Cohort Graduation and NCES Dropout rates will be released Thursday, January 28. To obtain a copy of the embargoed data files prior to the public release, please email Crystal Greene at crystal.greene@state.or.us and the files will be sent to you by ...
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Jan 14 2016 1:03PM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - January 14, 2016
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for January 14, 2016. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS Logramos Available to...
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Jan 14 2016 12:57PM
Calendar Logramos Available to Oregon Schools
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 13 2016 4:50PM
Calendar ELPA21 Recruitment: 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 13 2016 4:40PM
News Announcement Setting Text-to-Speech in TIDE
As stated in Oregon’s Accessibility Manual, Text-to-Speech(TTS) is an Embedded Designated Support for the following: Items Only in English Language Arts Items and/or Stimuli in Math Items and/or Stimuli in OAKS Science & Social Sciences TTS...
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Jan 13 2016 1:50PM
News Announcement New STEM Teaching Tools Now Available: Formative Assessment and NGSS
Learning any complex subject matter or practice is aided when the learner receives timely, quality feedback about how they should refine their understanding. This is what makes formative assessment such a powerful part of a teacher's day-to-day pract...
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Jan 11 2016 10:38AM
News Announcement Domain Exemptions for ELPA21 Practice Tests
Domain exemptions are not available for ELPA21 Practice Tests. They will be available on the ELPA21 Operational Tests. Whenever possible, teachers should have students complete all domains on the Practice Tests so they have the opportunity to determi...
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Jan 7 2016 12:33PM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - January 7, 2016
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for January 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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Jan 6 2016 12:18PM
Calendar Important Dates for January and February 2016
Date Event January 5 OAKS Online Reporting System (ORS) reports available through the OAKS Portal January 5 - June 10 OAKS Online Testing Window for Science and Social Sciences January 7 Preview of Final 2014-15 Dropout and Co...
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Jan 6 2016 12:12PM
Calendar ELPA21 Practice Test Available Starting Monday, January 11
The online practice tests for all grade bands of ELPA21 will be available for use beginning on Monday, January 11 , with the exception of the iPad version. The ELPA21 practice test for iPads requires an update to the operating system. ODE and AIR ant...
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Jan 6 2016 12:09PM
Calendar ELPA21 Kindergarten and Grade 1 Receipt of Paper Testing Materials
All Kindergarten and 1st Grade English Learners participating in ELPA21 are required to complete a paper writing section of the assessment. The ELPA21 paper-pencil writing forms will be packaged by school and shipped to districts, for delivery the we...
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Jan 6 2016 12:07PM
News Announcement ELPA21 Professional Development Modules: Updated Link Available
The ELPA21 professional development modules were created through joint efforts of the ELPA21 consortium, CCSSO, and the Understanding Language Initiative at Stanford University. Educator teams from Iowa, Oregon, and Washington completed the first thr...
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Jan 6 2016 12:04PM
News Announcement ELPA21 Headset Check Now Available for iPads & Chromebooks
As previously announced, the OAKS Diagnostic Tool includes a page that is designed for testing headsets for use with ELPA21. To access this tool, open the secure browser, click on the link to go to the Practice Test site, and then click on the link t...
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Jan 6 2016 11:55AM
Calendar Extended Assessment: Test Windows
Administration: Opens February 18, 2016 and closes at 5:00 p.m. on April 28, 2016. Assessment materials are available for download from ODE’s district secure site one week prior to the opening of the administration window (February 11, 2016). Dat...
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Jan 6 2016 11:47AM
Calendar Kindergarten Assessment 2015-16 Report Validation Window
The 2015-2016 preliminary Oregon Kindergarten Assessment results will be available for districts to review in the Kindergarten Assessment Validation located in the Achievement Data Insight (ADI) Application from January 11 through January 25, 2016. O...
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Jan 6 2016 11:19AM
Calendar OAKS Science and OAKS Social Sciences Testing Window Now Open
OAKS Science and OAKS Social Sciences assessments became available on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 and will close on June 10, 2016. Yes, state science assessments (in our case, OAKS) are required in grades 5, 8, and once in high school per ESSA, Tit...
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Jan 6 2016 11:14AM
Calendar Second Period Cumulative ADM Reporting Period Closes January 11
The Second Period Cumulative ADM collection is now open and will close on Monday, January 11 at 11:59 PM. Training materials can be found online at https://district.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=156 or the Schedule of Due Dates, and the video train...
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Jan 6 2016 11:07AM
Calendar 2015-16 Test Records in Student Centered Staging and Webinar Training
OAKS Online test records for Science and Social Sciences are available in Student Centered Staging, Accountability Warehouse Extract (AWE), and Secure Assessment Reports 2.0 (SAR) beginning January 7, 2016. OAKS Science and Social Sciences records wi...
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Jan 6 2016 11:01AM
Calendar Assessment and Accountability Checklist for 2015-16 Updated January 7, 2016
The Assessment and Accountability Checklist for 2015-16 has been revised and posted at: http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=472. Please note the revision history starting on page 49. Changes of note: Regional ESD Partners support for ...
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Dec 17 2015 12:23PM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - December 17, 2015
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for December 17, 2015. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS Informal DTC Webinar...
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Dec 17 2015 11:09AM
Calendar Informal DTC Webinars Starting January 2016
Informal DTC Webinars will begin on January 13 from 9:30 - 10:30 AM PT and continue on the second Wednesday of each month through May. Informal DTCs webinars are an optional (but encouraged) space for DTCs to receive reminders & participation opport...
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Dec 17 2015 11:04AM
Calendar ELPA21 Interactive Demo Goes Offline December 18, 2015
This is a reminder that Questar’s ELPA21 “interactive demo,” which is similar to the Oregon ELPA21 practice test, goes offline on Friday, December 18. Oregon teachers were given access to the Questar interactive demo while the ELPA21 practice test is...
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Dec 17 2015 10:52AM
News Announcement Extended Assessment: Essential Skills Achievement Standards
Oregon’s State Board of Education adopted the following at their December 10, 2015 meeting: The achievement standard on the Extended Assessment English Language Arts Reading is set at 914 for the purposes of demonstrating proficiency on the Essent...
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Dec 17 2015 10:45AM
Calendar OAKS Science and OAKS Social Sciences Testing Window Opens January 5
OAKS Science and OAKS Social Sciences assessments will become available on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 and will close on June 10, 2016. Yes, state science assessments (in our case, OAKS) are required in grades 5, 8, and once in high school per ESSA...
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Dec 17 2015 10:36AM
News Announcement Work Sample Prompts and Scoring in Languages Other Than English
ODE contracted with MESD and other specialists to translate most of the writing and math ODE-developed Work Sample prompts into Tagalog, Chinese, Thai, Tongan, Amharic, Spanish, Japanese, Russian, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese. ODE also contracted with N...
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Dec 17 2015 10:25AM
Calendar Second Period Cumulative ADM Reporting Period Now Open
The Second Period Cumulative ADM collection is now open and will close on Monday, January 11 at 11:59 PM. Since many school and district staff will be on vacation or out of the office during the next couple of weeks, be sure to schedule time to submi...
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Dec 10 2015 1:14PM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - December 10, 2015
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for December 10, 2015. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS OAKS Online Systems ...
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Dec 10 2015 11:44AM
News Announcement iOS 9.2 Now Available
Apple has released iOS 9.2. iOS 9.2 resolves security issues that were present in iOS 9.0 and 9.1. If you have iPads running iOS 9.0 or 9.1 that are being used for secure assessments, please update the iPads to iOS 9.2 as soon as possible. iOS 9.0 an...
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Dec 10 2015 11:40AM
News Announcement Revised 2015-16 Test Administration Manual Now Posted
ODE has posted a Revised 2015-16 Test Administration Manual (dated December 10, 2015) to http://www.ode.state.or.us/go/tam that contains the following critical updates to the Final version posted on October 1: Removed references to the Smarter Bal...
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Dec 10 2015 11:29AM
News Announcement ELPA21 Administration Updates
ELPA21 domain exemptions for 2015-16 Due to the change from the semi-adaptive algorithm to a fixed form ELPA21 this year, the test administration for any student with a programmed domain exemption must change. While the student-level domain exempt...
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Dec 10 2015 11:25AM
News Announcement Accessibility Supports: Line Reader
The line reader tool is available for OAKS science, social sciences, and ELPA21 tests as an embedded designated support. The default setting for the line reader is “off.” The line reader is not included in the “Upload Student Settings Template” this ...
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Dec 10 2015 11:09AM
News Announcement ORSkills Work Sample Prompt Bank FAQ
To increase awareness about the ORSkills online system, Oregon Department of Education (ODE) has developed an FAQ. Several of the questions follow and the full document is available at http://www.ode.state.or.us/go/es. What is the ORSkills onlin...
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Dec 10 2015 10:59AM
Calendar Second Period Cumulative ADM Opens December 10
The Second Period Cumulative ADM collection will open today, Thursday, December 10 at 1 PM and close on Monday, January 11 at 11:59 PM. The training was presented last week and is posted at https://district.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=250. Traini...
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Dec 3 2015 10:20AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - December 3, 2015
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for December 3, 2015. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS Using ODE-Developed S...
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Dec 3 2015 9:44AM
Calendar OAKS Online Systems Downtime 2015-2016
A schedule listing all of the times that Oregon online testing systems (operational tests, practice tests, TIDE, and online reporting) will be offline for scheduled maintenance and deployment has been posted in the Resources section of the OAKS Port...
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Dec 3 2015 9:24AM
Calendar Second Period Cumulative ADM Open December 10 - January 11
The Second Period Cumulative ADM collection will open Thursday, December 10 at 1 PM and close on Monday, January 11 at 11:59 PM. The training was presented today (December 3) and should be posted soon at https://district.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?...
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Dec 2 2015 3:36PM
Calendar Important Dates for December 2015 and January 2016
Date Event December 1 ELPA21 Braille Form Order Window CLOSES December 3 @ 2 PM Webinar: Training for Second Period Cumulative ADM Collection 2015-16 December 4 District Data Collection Audit Review Window CLOSES for: 2015-16 ...
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Dec 2 2015 3:18PM
News Announcement Using ODE-Developed State Testing Notice and Opt-out Form
On November 9, ODE published a combined 30-day notice and opt-out form for Oregon’s statewide summative tests as part of its implementation of House Bill 2655. As described in the accompanying numbered memo 003-2015-16: Exemption from Statewide Summa...
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Dec 2 2015 9:55AM
News Announcement ELPA21 LEP Flag Requirements for Kindergarten and 1st Grade Students updated
This is a reminder that this Friday, December 4, is the deadline for the update to the Kindergarten and 1st grade LEP flags in TIDE as part of the ordering process for the ELPA21 Kindergarten and 1st grade paper-pencil writing portion. Student inform...
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Dec 2 2015 9:46AM
News Announcement Survey: Oregon Kindergarten Assessment Material Feedback
ODE sent out a survey to all District Test Coordinators on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 requesting feedback and recommendations for improvements to the layout of the Oregon Kindergarten Assessment Materials. Thank you to those who already responded to t...
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Dec 2 2015 9:36AM
News Announcement Smarter Balanced Expandable Blueprints
The new Smarter Balanced Mathematics Expandable Blueprints have been published and are available by grade band. These reference documents combine information from the Smarter Balanced Mathematics Summative Assessment Blueprints and Item Specification...
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Dec 2 2015 9:32AM
News Announcement Essential Skills Modified Cut Scores Guidance
With the transition from the OAKS assessment to the Smarter Balanced assessment, ODE is aware that IEP teams may need guidance in calculating Essential Skills modified cut scores for students working toward a modified diploma. The new modified cut sc...
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Nov 19 2015 11:53AM
News Announcement Secure Work Sample Bank
Effective December 30, 2015, the ODE-developed Work Sample prompts will only be available through Willamette Education Service District’s ORSkills online system and the Secure Work Sample Bank application within the Secure District Site will be disco...
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Nov 19 2015 8:52AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - November 19, 2015
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for November 19, 2015. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS Regional ESD Partner...
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Nov 19 2015 8:46AM
News Announcement Regional ESD Partner Support
The Regional ESD partner contact list has been updated to reflect new contacts for the region 2 service area, which includes the following counties: Coos, Crook, Curry, Deschutes, Douglas, Jackson, Jefferson, Josephine, Klamath, Lake and Lane. R...
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Nov 19 2015 8:31AM
News Announcement Braille Requirements and Testing Manual
The 2015-2016 Oregon Braille Requirements and Testing Manual has been posted on the ODE Website. There is also a link to the manual in the Resources section of the OAKS Portal.
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Nov 19 2015 8:24AM
Calendar ELPA21 Braille Materials Order Window Closing Soon
The English Language Proficiency Assessment for the 21st Century (ELPA21), which replaces the previous Oregon ELPA, will be available in a Braille format in 2015-16. In addition to the raised Braille and graphics in thermoform format, there will be D...
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Nov 12 2015 12:57PM
Calendar Important Dates for November and December 2015
Date Event November 12 - December 11 Fall Collection Window for: Staff Assignment 2015-16 November 12 - January 22 Report Validation Window for: Fall Membership 2015-16 November 13 Deadline to submit completed fee-waiver rost...
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Nov 12 2015 12:44PM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - November 12, 2015
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for November 12, 2015. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS No articles this wee...
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Nov 12 2015 12:31PM
News Announcement Essential Skills Scores from Other States
ODE wanted to highlight a policy described in the Essential Skills and Local Performance Assessment Manual . Smarter Balanced high school math composite scores, reading claim scores, and writing claim scores from other states may be accepted as evide...
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Nov 10 2015 4:34PM
Calendar Opt-Out Form and Related Materials
As required under House Bill 2655, the Oregon Department of Education developed a combined 30 day notice about testing and an opt-out form for the 2015-16 school year. This form is to be disseminated to parents at least 30 days prior to administering...
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Nov 10 2015 4:20PM
Calendar Kindergarten Assessment Audit Review Window
The Kindergarten Assessment Audit Review Window is open from Thursday, November 19 through Friday December 4, 2015. During the review window, districts have the opportunity to view and correct identified audit items, checked against First Period Cumu...
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Nov 5 2015 11:56AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - November 5, 2015
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for November 5, 2015. 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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Nov 5 2015 11:50AM
Calendar Reminder: District Test Coordinator (DTC) Training Webinars This Week
As a reminder, the required 2015-16 District Test Coordinator training’s final webinar is scheduled for today, November 5. Registered DTCs received an automated e-mail from GoToWebinar 24 hours prior to the webinar they signed up for that includes lo...
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Nov 5 2015 11:34AM
News Announcement ELPA21 LEP Flag Requirements for Kindergarten and 1st Grade Students
Updating student LEP flags has been a required part of the ELPA administration process for the past 5 years, as only eligible English Learners whose LEP flag is set to “Y” are able to access the ELPA. In previous years, ODE has recommended that distr...
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Nov 4 2015 5:37PM
News Announcement Extended Assessment: Interpreting Scaled Scores Guide
A guide explaining how to interpret scores for the Oregon Extended Assessment in terms of annual performance, interpreting reading and writing sub-scores, making growth determinations, and rated observations for very low functioning students using th...
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Nov 4 2015 5:23PM
News Announcement UPDATE: Oregon Accessibility Manual
Per our review of responses to the DTC training quiz, we have identified and made the following updates to the Oregon Accessibility Manual (which are noted in the Change Log, p. 120): Updated Text-to-Speech in Table 5 SB: Embedded Accommodations ...
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Oct 29 2015 1:07PM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - October 29, 2015
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for October 29, 2015. 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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Oct 28 2015 4:08PM
Calendar District Test Coordinator Training Survey: Due November 2
As a reminder, after watching all 2015-16 ODE-provided training modules, all District Test Coordinators must complete the 2015-16 Training Survey by November 2, 2015. The survey has 12 required questions covering content from each module (9 pages). I...
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Oct 28 2015 4:00PM
News Announcement Update on iOS 9
AIR and Smarter Balanced are continuing to work with Apple to resolve iOS 9 issues that impact test security so that AIR can add support of iOS 9 for operational test administration. Recognizing that many iPads used for student testing were set to au...
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Oct 28 2015 3:18PM
Calendar Reminder: District Test Coordinator Training Webinars Next Week
As a reminder, the required 2015-16 District Test Coordinator (DTC) training webinars will take place on November 3, 4, and 5. Registered DTCs will receive an automated e-mail from GoToWebinar 24 hours prior to the webinar they have signed up for tha...
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Oct 28 2015 3:12PM
News Announcement Testing Headsets for Use with ELPA21
The OAKS Diagnostic Tool includes a page that is designed for testing headsets for use with ELPA21. To access this tool, open the secure browser and click on the link for the network diagnostic tool. When the diagnostic tool opens, click on “ELPA Che...
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Oct 28 2015 3:08PM
News Announcement UPDATED: Oregon Extended Assessment Decision Making Guidance
New guidance regarding the selection of statewide assessments for students on Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) -- that was adopted by the State Board at their October meeting -- is not reflected in the 2015-16 TAM. For this year, please refer to...
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Oct 22 2015 1:22PM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - October 22, 2015
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for October 22, 2015. 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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Oct 22 2015 1:14PM
News Announcement Updates to Oregon Support Plan - Support for Chrome OS 46
AIR and ODE are now supporting Chrome OS 46 for student testing. AIR has posted an updated Support Plan that reflects the support for Chrome OS 46. Chrome version 46 is also now supported for Oregon Practice Tests. The Supported Web Browsers page of...
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Oct 22 2015 1:07PM
Calendar Extended Assessment Braille and Large Print Order Window
The window for submitting Braille and Large Print orders of the Extended Assessment is November 16, 2015 - January 15, 2016. Please visit the “Administration” section of the Statewide Alternate (Extended) Assessment website http://www.ode.state.or.us...
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Oct 22 2015 12:57PM
Calendar CLOSING October 22 (Thursday): Kindergarten Assessment 2015-16 Testing Window
The Kindergarten Assessment Testing Window closes today, Thursday, October 22. Districts must complete all Kindergarten Assessment administration by the end of the day. Districts must submit all Kindergarten Assessment data by Friday, October 30...
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Oct 22 2015 12:44PM
News Announcement OAKS and Smarter Balanced Practice and Training Tests Now Available
On October 20, AIR launched the OAKS Online Science and Social Sciences Practice Tests and the Smarter Balanced Mathematics and English Language Arts Practice and Training Tests to the OAKS Portal. These practice and training tests are a valuable res...
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Oct 22 2015 12:34PM
News Announcement Documentation of Accessibility Supports on IEPs
Under 34 C.F.R. § 300.320(a)(6)(i), each student’s IEP must include a statement of any individual accommodations that are necessary to measure the academic achievement and functional performance of the child on State and district-wide assessments. Wi...
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Oct 16 2015 2:52PM
Calendar Important Dates for October and November 2015
Date Event October 1 Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) available through the OAKS Portal (http://oaksportal.org) October 1 - December 1 ELPA21 Braille Form Order Window October 8 District preview on ODE secure websit...
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Oct 15 2015 12:01PM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - October 15, 2015
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for October 15, 2015. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. As a reminder, anyone is welcome to become a subscriber to the Ass...
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Oct 15 2015 10:31AM
News Announcement Extended Assessment: 2014-15 Technical Report
The 2014-15 Oregon Alternate (“Extended”) Assessment Technical Report (and Appendices) are now posted under the Assessment Development and Transitions section of the Statewide Alternate (Extended) Assessment webpage at http://www.ode.state.or.us/sear...
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Oct 15 2015 10:22AM
News Announcement Updates to Oregon Support Plan - Support for Linux Fedora, Firefox, and Safari
Oregon Department of Education (ODE) and American Institutes for Research, Inc. (AIR) are now supporting Fedora 22 for secure student testing. We will continue to support Fedora versions 20 and 21. The current Linux secure browser can be installed on...
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Oct 15 2015 10:18AM
Calendar All OAKS Online Systems Offline for Maintenance Weekend of October 23
All Oregon Online Systems (TIDE (Test Information Distribution Engine), ORS (Online Reporting System), practice tests) will be offline from 5 PM PT on Friday, October 23 until 7 PM PT on Sunday, October 25 for scheduled maintenance.
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Oct 15 2015 9:58AM
Calendar Become Familiar with ELPA21 Items Now and Then the Platform in January
TAs and students can become familiar with the look of the new ELPA21 items from Tuesday, October 20, 2015 until Friday, December 18, 2015 through Questar Assessment Incorporated’s (QAI) ELPA21 Interactive Demos at https://elpa21ft.questarai.com/stud...
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Oct 14 2015 11:18AM
News Announcement Kindergarten Assessment 2014-15 “Look Back” Report Now Available
The 2014-15 Kindergarten Assessment "Look Back" report is now available on the Kindergarten Assessment Resources webpage. This report is an update to the 2014-15 Kindergarten Assessment report released last winter and includes disaggregated student r...
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Oct 14 2015 10:55AM
Calendar CLOSING: Kindergarten Assessment 2015-16 Testing Window
To assure the state has adequate representation, all designated schools in your district that were selected participate in one of the Early Literacy Field Test(FT) Measures need to administer the FT measure by Thursday, October 22 and submit the requ...
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Oct 14 2015 10:49AM
Calendar First Period Cumulative ADM 2015-16 Closes Monday, October 26, 2015
This is a reminder that the 2015-2016 First Period Cumulative ADM will close for data submission at 11:59 PM on Monday, October 26. Be sure to get all of your data reported before this time. If you have any questions, please contact your Regional ESD...
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Oct 14 2015 10:03AM
Calendar Assessment and Accountability Checklist for 2015-16 Updated October 15, 2015
The Assessment and Accountability Checklist for 2015-16 has been revised and posted at: http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=472. Please note the revision history starting on page 49. Changes of note: Validation/Preview Windows Secu...
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Oct 8 2015 11:03AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - October 8, 2015
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for October 8, 2015. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. As a reminder, anyone is welcome to become a subscriber to the Asse...
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Oct 8 2015 10:44AM
News Announcement Updated ESD Partner Contact Information
If you are a Region 2 program, school, district or ESD staff member, and you have a data collection question, please contact Kristine Keizer. Kristine is available Monday-Thursday 8:00-3:00. If Kristine is not available, please contact Karen Brown...
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Oct 7 2015 3:42PM
Calendar Oregon Practice Tests and Test Administrator (TA) Interface Training Site Offline for Updates October 16-19
The Oregon Practice Tests and the Test Administrator (TA) Interface Training Site will be offline for updates from October 16 through 19. Updated 2015-2016 OAKS and Smarter Balanced Practice Tests, and an updated TA Interface Training Site, will be a...
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Oct 7 2015 3:31PM
Calendar ELPA21 Braille Form Order Window Now Open
The English Language Proficiency Assessment for the 21st Century (ELPA21), which replaces the previous Oregon ELPA, will be available in a paper-pencil Braille format in 2015-16. To order, District Test Coordinators should complete the order form fou...
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Oct 7 2015 3:26PM
News Announcement ELPA21 Headsets Available for 2015-16
Appendix C of the Oregon Technical Specifications for Online Testing includes a list of headphones and headsets that AIR has tested with the Online Test Delivery System (TDS). Students participating in ELPA21 will need to use a headset with a built-...
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Oct 7 2015 3:12PM
News Announcement Final 2015-16 Oregon Accessibility Manual
The Final version of the 2015-16 Oregon Accessibility Manual (OAM) is now posted on Statewide Assessment Accessibility Supports webpage at http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=487. The OAM provides districts, schools, and IEP teams policies and...
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Oct 7 2015 3:10PM
News Announcement Assessment Resources
As a follow up to the previous articles about the 2015-16 Smarter Balanced Interim Assessments & Digital Library Access, ODE would like to point out the resources posted on the Local Assessment Resources page; these are designed to support districts ...
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Oct 1 2015 2:15PM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - October 1, 2015
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for October 1, 2015. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. As a reminder, anyone is welcome to become a subscriber to the Asse...
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Oct 1 2015 11:52AM
Calendar Now Posted: Final 2015-16 Test Administration Manual
The final 2015-16 Test Administration Manual is now available at http://www.ode.state.or.us/go/tam. The table below identifies specific reading requirements by role (District Test Coordinator, School Test Coordinator, and Test Administrator). ...
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Oct 1 2015 11:44AM
Calendar Now Posted: 2015-16 District Test Coordinator (DTC) Training Modules and Quiz
The 2015-16 Test Administration and Security modules are now available in both PowerPoint and video format at http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=2744 (Exception: the video for Module 3: Accessibility Options will not be available until Octob...
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Oct 1 2015 11:34AM
News Announcement Now Posted: Final 2015-16 Oregon Accessibility Manual
The final 2015-16 Oregon Accessibility Manual is now available at http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=487. The table below identifies specific reading requirements by role. User Role OAM Reading Requirement District Test Coordin...
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Sep 30 2015 12:29PM
Calendar UPDATED: Change in TIDE User Roles for 2015-16
The Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) of the OAKS Online System will be offline for updates from September 22 - October 1, 2015. The TIDE User Guide is also now posted here: http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?=391. On October 1, d...
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Sep 30 2015 10:35AM
Calendar Kindergarten Assessment Consolidated Collection Student Roster Reports
The Kindergarten Assessment (KA) Data Collection window opened on Monday, August 24, 2015 and will close on Friday, October 30. ODE would like to remind districts and schools that as soon as they submit their KA data into Consolidated Collections, a ...
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Sep 30 2015 10:30AM
News Announcement Updated Equation Editor Tutorial - Smarter Balanced Mathematics
The equation editor tutorial posted on the Student page of the OAKS Portal has been updated. The new tutorial has a dropdown box that allows students to choose a grade band: 3-5 or 6-12. The content of the tutorial for each of the grade bands reflect...
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Sep 30 2015 9:10AM
News Announcement Science Local Performance Assessment Clarifications for 2015-2016
In June 2008, the State Board of Education adopted OAR 581-022-0615: Assessment of Essential Skills. This rule requires school districts and public charter schools to administer local performance assessments on an annual basis to all students in Grad...
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Sep 24 2015 11:02AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - September 24, 2015
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for September 24, 2015. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS Release of iOS 9 ...
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Sep 24 2015 11:00AM
Calendar First Period Cumulative ADM 2015-16 Opens September 24, 2015
The First Period Cumulative ADM collection for the 2015-2016 school year opens Thursday, September 24 and will remain open until 11:59 PM on Monday, October 26. This collection will be the submission of Cumulative ADM records for the period of July ...
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Sep 24 2015 10:21AM
News Announcement Kindergarten Assessment Early Math Sample #2: Spanish Directions
It has been brought to our attention that the directions for sample item number 2 in math measure on the Kindergarten Assessment are incorrect. Please provide the test administrators with the proper directions. We apologize for the inconvenience. ...
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Sep 23 2015 12:54PM
Calendar Release of iOS 9
Apple released the iOS 9 operating system for iPads on September 16. iOS 9 is not currently supported for student testing in Oregon (see the Oregon Support Plan ). However, recognizing that many iPads are set to automatically install operating system...
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Sep 23 2015 12:44PM
Calendar Support for Windows 10 and Chrome OS 45
AIR and ODE are now supporting testing on computers using the Windows 10 operating system that was released on July 29, 2015. The 2015-2016 Windows Secure Browser 8.0 released in July can be installed on computers running Windows 10. AIR has posted a...
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Sep 23 2015 12:40PM
Calendar District Test Coordinator Training Modules and Quiz Available October 1
As described in the 2015-16 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 the 2015-16 ODE-provided recor...
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Sep 23 2015 12:32PM
Calendar UPDATED: Change in TIDE User Roles
The Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) of the OAKS Online System will be offline for updates from September 22 - October 1, 2015. When TIDE launches on October 1, all TIDE user accounts from the 2014-15 school year will be removed. Based on ...
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Sep 23 2015 11:37AM
News Announcement Oregon Extended Assessment Administration Manual
The 2015-16 Oregon Extended Assessment Administration Manual is now posted on the Statewide Alternate (Extended) Assessment webpage at http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/results/?id=178. This manual intended for educators and parents who are intereste...
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Sep 23 2015 11:34AM
News Announcement Oregon Extended Assessment Guidance
ODE has updated guidance on the selection process used by IEP teams in determining whether a student should take the Oregon Extended Assessment. This updated guidance takes into account the current policies regarding the new Smarter Balanced Assessme...
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Sep 17 2015 3:07PM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - September 17, 2015
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for September 17, 2015. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS No articles this we...
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Sep 17 2015 2:57PM
News Announcement State Board of Education’s Vote Relating to the Essential Skills Requirements
In Oregon, students must demonstrate proficiency in the Essential Skills of reading, writing, and math in order to earn a diploma. While students can demonstrate that proficiency in a number of ways including locally scored assessments and national s...
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Sep 17 2015 10:17AM
News Announcement Writing Tasks Still Scored Using the Official Writing Scoring Guide
Consistent with previous years’ policy, the Official Writing Scoring Guide is the only approved/adopted tool for scoring high school writing work samples to be used for demonstrating proficiency in the Essential Skill of writing. Scores derived by ap...
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Sep 17 2015 9:56AM
Calendar First Period Cumulative ADM Opens September 24, 2015
First Period Cumulative ADM will open on Thursday, September 24 in the afternoon. This collection will be open until Monday, October 26. If you were unable to attend the First Period Cumulative ADM Web Training, please review the recording at https:/...
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Sep 10 2015 9:01AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - September 10, 2015
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for September 10, 2015. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS No articles this we...
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Sep 9 2015 3:49PM
Calendar TIDE User Roles for 2015-16
The Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) of the OAKS Online System will be offline for updates from September 22 - October 1, 2015. When TIDE launches on October 1, all TIDE user accounts from the 2014-15 school year will be removed. Based on ...
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Sep 9 2015 3:47PM
News Announcement NEW RESOURCE: Kindergarten Assessment Parent Informational Flyer
ODE has recently released a parent/guardian resource that provides parents with information about their child’s participation in the Kindergarten Assessment. You can also visit the Oregon’s Early Learning System’s Kindergarten Assessment webpage that...
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Sep 9 2015 3:45PM
News Announcement Identification of Spanish-Speaking English Learners for the Kindergarten Assessment
In order to ensure that kindergarten students receive the appropriate test form, districts must develop and implement a plan for properly identifying students whose primary language is not English. This identification must take place during the firs...
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Sep 9 2015 3:40PM
Calendar Smarter Balanced Interim Assessments/Digital Library 2015-16
On September 3, District Test Coordinators received an e-mail with information regarding a possibility for districts to purchase of 2015-16 Smarter Balanced Interim Assessments/Digital Library packages through AIR. In order to provide this opportunit...
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Sep 9 2015 3:29PM
Calendar First Period Cumulative ADM Web Training for NEW Submitters, September 22 at 2:00 PM
An additional First Period Cumulative ADM Web Training has been scheduled for Tuesday, September 22 at 2 PM. This is not the same training as the session on September 15. It will be focused on submitting the ADM data and reviewing Errors and Audits, ...
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Sep 3 2015 12:23PM
Calendar Secure Preview of 2014-15 Assessment Data in Achievement Data Insight on District Website
Districts can preview unsuppressed versions of their final 2014-15 assessment group data on the district secure web site as of 11 AM on September 3. These data reflect districts’ edits as of August 21 to test records in Student Staging and to the Thi...
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Sep 3 2015 11:43AM
Calendar Important Dates for September and October 2015
Date Event July 30 - October 7 Report Validation Window for: Preliminary School and District Report Card Summary and Detail PDFs August 10 - October 22 2015-16 Kindergarten Assessment Testing Window (Early Literacy, Early Math, App...
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Sep 3 2015 11:23AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - September 3, 2015
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for September 3, 2015. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS Interim Assessment D...
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Sep 3 2015 11:12AM
News Announcement Interim Assessment Director: Holly Carter
Holly Carter has been appointed as the interim Director of Assessment for the Office of Learning, ISAA-2. Holly studied law at Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon and started a career in public service working for the State of Oregon after g...
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Sep 3 2015 10:52AM
Calendar Panelists Needed: Kindergarten Assessment Advisory Panel
ODE is recruiting for the Kindergarten Assessment Advisory Panel. This panel will calibrate items that were field tested this year, consider strategies for introducing an online Data Entry Interface, do work as needed with the results of the recent s...
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Sep 3 2015 10:23AM
News Announcement Preliminary 2015-16 Oregon Accessibility Manual (OAM) Available
As a reminder, the 2015-16 Preliminary Oregon Accessibility Manual was posted on the Statewide Assessment Accessibility Supports webpage at http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=487 on July 8, 2015. The OAM provides districts, schools, and IEP t...
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Sep 2 2015 5:52PM
Calendar DEADLINE: Required 2015-16 District Test Coordinator Training Registration
Tuesday, September 1, was the deadline for District Test Coordinators to register for the Required DTC Training with their Regional ESD Partner (See Section 1.5 of the Test Administration Manual for a full list of training requirements). District te...
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Sep 2 2015 5:50PM
News Announcement POSTED: Kindergarten Assessment Frequently Asked Questions Updated
ODE has posted a final version of the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document to address some of the most common questions from school districts preparing to administer the statewide Kindergarten Assessment. The FAQ is organized by topic: ...
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Sep 2 2015 5:47PM
Calendar Additional Considerations to the Kindergarten Assessment Early Literacy Measures
In response to questions from the field, ODE would like to clarify that, when administering the Early Literacy Measures (English Letter Names, English Letter Sounds, and Spanish Letter Sounds) of the Kindergarten Assessment, if a student does not nam...
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Sep 2 2015 5:45PM
News Announcement Qualified Trainer and Qualified Assessor Training for 2015-16
As a result of additional refinements to Oregon’s Extended Assessment for 2015-16, ODE is requesting (as your Extended Assessment sub grant allocations can support) that both returning Qualified Assessors (QAs) and Qualified Trainers (QTs) as well as...
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Sep 2 2015 5:15PM
Calendar First Period Cumulative ADM Web Training, September 15 at 2:00 PM
The Web Training for the 2015-16 First Period Cumulative ADM collection will be held on Tuesday, September 15 at 2:00 PM. This collection will be the submission of Cumulative ADM records for the period of July 1, 2015 - October 1, 2015 and will be op...
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Aug 27 2015 11:46AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - August 27, 2015
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for August 27, 2015. 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 26 2015 12:19PM
Calendar Required 2015-16 District Test Coordinator Training Registration
As part of the annual DTC training for 2015-16 (as outlined in the Test Administration Manual ), district test coordinators must register for one of the three following dates with your Regional ESD partner before September 1: November 3: 3:00 PM -...
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Aug 26 2015 12:04PM
News Announcement High School Science Participation Rates in Online Reporting System
ODE and its test vendor AIR recently discovered an error in the display of the “Percent of Students Tested” for high school science on the score reports landing page of the Online Reporting System (ORS). The participation rate that was displayed did ...
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Aug 26 2015 11:54AM
News Announcement Oregon Accessibility Manual Reading Requirements
Section 1.5 Training Requirements of the 2015-16 Test Administration Manual states that all District Test Coordinators, School Test Coordinators, and Test Administrators are required to read the Oregon Accessibility Manual (OAM). New for 2015-16, ODE...
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Aug 20 2015 1:43PM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - August 20, 2015
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for August 20, 2015. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS Scheduled Maintenance ...
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Aug 20 2015 8:22AM
Calendar REMINDER: Validations Closing August 21, 2015
The following validations will close on August 21, 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 19 2015 4:06PM
News Announcement Kindergarten Assessment Participation
Participation for the 2015-16 Kindergarten Assessment is defined as the following: A participant in the Kindergarten assessment is defined a Kindergarten student who has a completed Approaches to Learning record and has attempted at least one of...
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Aug 19 2015 4:02PM
Calendar Assessment Results Available on the ODE District Website
Secure Assessment Reports 2.0 - Individual Student Reports (ISRs), Combined ISRs, Class Rosters, and Class Summary reports for English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics will become available on Friday, August 21. Achievement Data Insight (ADI)...
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Aug 13 2015 11:33AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - August 13, 2015
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for August 13, 2015. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS Reminder: Operating Sy...
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Aug 13 2015 11:09AM
Calendar Kindergarten Assessment 2015-16 Data Collection Window: Opening Delayed to August 20
The opening of the Kindergarten Assessment Consolidated Collections Application (Early Literacy, Early Math, and Approaches to Learning) is delayed one week, from August 13 to August 20 in order to complete rigorous quality control testing for each o...
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Aug 13 2015 11:05AM
Calendar Kindergarten Assessment 2015-16 Data Collection Trainings - Updated
The Kindergarten Assessment data collection window will open a week from today (August 13) on August 20 - October 30, 2015. There are three Kindergarten Assessment collections: Approaches to Learning, Early Literacy, and Early Mathematics. ODE will h...
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Aug 13 2015 10:52AM
Calendar Kindergarten Assessment 2015-16: Summary of Upcoming Events and Reminders
KA Administration Window opened on Monday, August 10, 2015; the window will close Thursday, October 22, 2015. The final KA DTC Webinar training will be held on Tuesday, August 18 from 9:00-10:30 AM. Before the Webinar, it is a prerequisite to inde...
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Aug 12 2015 3:39PM
News Announcement Reminder: Operating System Support Plan for Test Delivery System
Microsoft released Windows 10 on July 29. As a reminder, major version upgrades to an Operating System released after May 1 may not be supported by the Test Delivery System for the following school year unless it works with the existing Secure Browse...
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Aug 12 2015 3:36PM
News Announcement Technical Specifications Manual for 2015-2016 Online Testing is Now Available
The 2015-2016 Technical Specifications Manual for Online Testing is now available on ODE’s webpage at http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?=391. This manual provides the most recent information about the hardware, software, and network configurati...
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Aug 12 2015 3:31PM
News Announcement Now Supporting Chrome OS Versions 43 and 44
ODE and AIR are now supporting testing on Chrome OS versions 43 and 44 for Chromebooks. Upgrading to Chrome OS version 43 or 44 is optional. We continue to support Chrome OS 41 and 42 in addition to Chrome OS versions 43 and 44. An updated 2015-16 Su...
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Aug 12 2015 3:27PM
Calendar OAKS Online Scheduled Maintenance August 21-23
Oregon’s online testing system (OAKS Online) will be offline for scheduled maintenance from 5 PM PT on Friday August 21 until 7 PM PT on Sunday August 23, 2015. During this time, TIDE, the Training Site and Practice Tests, and the Online Reporting Sy...
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Aug 12 2015 3:20PM
News Announcement Kindergarten Assessment 2015-2016 Overview
As the start of the 2015-16 school year is rapidly approaching, a new group of kindergarten students will start school. These students will participate in the statewide Kindergarten Assessment during the first six weeks of school. The Kindergarten As...
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Aug 12 2015 3:08PM
Calendar Student Centered Staging and Third Period Cumulative ADM to Close for Final 2014-15 Processing
Student Centered Staging will be closed for editing 2014-15 test records on August 21 at 5 PM for final report processing. Secure Assessment Reports for 2014-15 will also be unavailable during this time. Third Period Cumulative ADM will close on...
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Aug 12 2015 2:49PM
Calendar Deadline for School and District Report Card Appeals Extended to August 31, 2015
The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) is extending the deadline for submitting school and district report card appeals to Monday, August 31, 2015 at 5:00 PM. See School and District Report Card Appeals Process - 2014-2015 for further details. If ...
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Aug 12 2015 2:44PM
Calendar REMINDER: Validations Closing in One Week
The following validations will close on August 21, 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 12 2015 2:40PM
Calendar RE-OPENING: Freshman On-Track Collection August 20-28
The Freshman On-Track Collection will re-open on Thursday, August 20 and run through 11:59 p.m. on Friday, August 28. This window is designed to allow for the updating of records for students that earned credits over the summer. However, it is also t...
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Aug 6 2015 10:54AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - August 6, 2015
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for August 6, 2015. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS Formative Assessment In...
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Aug 5 2015 10:40AM
Calendar ODE Provided Kindergarten Assessment Training August 18, 2015
As previously communicated, the final Kindergarten Assessment training is scheduled for Tuesday, August 18, 2015 from 9 AM - 10:30 AM PT. See the guidance below regarding the Kindergarten Assessment Webinar participation requirements. In efforts to m...
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Aug 5 2015 10:35AM
Calendar Twelve-week Smarter Balanced Test Window Now Permitted at Grade 11
The statewide Smarter Balanced test window opens February 9, 2016 and runs through June 10, 2016. To ensure that testing occurs at the appropriate time in relation to student instruction, schools are required to establish school-level test windows fo...
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Aug 5 2015 10:29AM
Calendar CLOSING: Freshman On-Track Validation Closes August 14
The Freshman On-Track Validation will close at 11:59 PM on Friday, August 14. Please take the opportunity to review Freshman On-Track records through the Achievement Data Insight (ADI) application. If you have questions, please contact Bill Hansell a...
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Aug 5 2015 10:26AM
Calendar Setting the 1% Cap on Extended Assessments for 2014-15 Report Card
Extended assessment results meeting the alternate achievement standards can represent no more than 1% of the English language arts and mathematics tests meeting the standard at the district level under Title I-A, final regulations, section 200.13. On...
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Jul 30 2015 1:44PM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - July 30, 2015
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for July 30, 2015. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS Formative Assessment Ins...
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Jul 29 2015 6:05PM
Calendar Formative Assessment Insights Online Course
Free online course offered through a partnership between ODE and WestEd for K-12 teachers in all content areas, instructional coaches, and professional development staff. Visit our e-brochure to learn more about the course requirements and to see sam...
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Jul 29 2015 5:59PM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Checklist for 2015-16 Is Now Available Online
The Assessment and Accountability Checklist provides: Assessment testing windows for the 2015-16 school year Key events and district responsibilities related to the ordering, handling, administration, and reporting of Oregon Statewide Assessmen...
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Jul 29 2015 5:35PM
News Announcement New Secure Browser Auto-Update Process
The Oregon Help Desk has been receiving a lot of questions about the new secure browser auto-update process. We have added nine new Secure Browser FAQs to the OAKS Portal to address the questions we have received.
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Jul 29 2015 5:32PM
News Announcement Oregon's Alternate (Extended) Assessment: Achievement/Performance Standards
The new Alternate Achievement/Performance Standards for Oregon's alternate (Extended) assessment are now posted on the Statewide Alternate (Extended) Assessment webpage at http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/results/?id=178. The alternate achievement s...
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Jul 29 2015 5:06PM
News Announcement Extended Assessment 2015-16 Qualified Trainer and Qualified Assessor Training
As a result of additional refinements to Oregon’s Extended Assessment for 2015-16, ODE is requesting that both returning Qualified Assessors (QAs) as well as Qualified Assessors planning to become Qualified Trainers (QTs) plan to attend one of the tr...
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Jul 29 2015 4:58PM
Calendar Kindergarten Assessment: ESDs Added to Audience in Consolidated Collections
ESDs have been added as an audience in Consolidated Collections. This feature will allow them to submit Kindergarten Assessment responses to all three KA Collections: Early Literacy, Early Math and Approaches to Learning, as well as access student ro...
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Jul 29 2015 4:52PM
Calendar Kindergarten Assessment 2015-16 Testing Window Open August 10 - October 22
Monday, August 10, 2015 marks the opening of the Kindergarten Assessment window; the window will close Thursday, October 22, 2015. Many District Test Coordinators from districts supporting Kindergarten programs have already taken part in this mandato...
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Jul 29 2015 4:39PM
Calendar Kindergarten Assessment 2015-16 Data Collection Trainings
The Kindergarten Assessment data collection window is August 13 - October 30, 2015. There are three Kindergarten Assessment collections: Approaches to Learning, Early Literacy, and Early Mathematics. ODE will host two optional data collection trainin...
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Jul 29 2015 4:21PM
Calendar Delivery Windows for Kindergarten Assessment Materials
When placing their Kindergarten Assessment material order, districts were asked to specify one of the two delivery windows: Delivery Window 1: August 3-7 (to arrive prior to the start of administration window) Delivery Window 2: August 24-28 (to...
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Jul 29 2015 4:17PM
News Announcement Preliminary 2015-16 Oregon Accessibility Manual (OAM)
The 2015-16 Preliminary Oregon Accessibility Manual is now available and posted on the Statewide Assessment Accessibility Supports webpage at http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=487. The OAM provides districts, schools, and IEP teams policies ...
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Jul 29 2015 4:12PM
Calendar School and District Report Card Appeals Due to ODE on August 10, 2015
The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) will consider appeals regarding (a) accountability data displayed on the 2014-15 school and district report cards, and (b) Annual Measurable Objectives (AMO) designations. Appeals are due to ODE no later than ...
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Jul 29 2015 3:11PM
News Announcement Documents Posted on Report Card Policy Webpage
There are two new documents currently available on the Report Card Policy page at http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=24. School and District Report Card Appeals Process - this document explains the process of submitting an appeal of the...
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Jul 29 2015 11:01AM
Calendar Important Dates for Fall 2015
Date Event July 30 - October 7 Report Validation Window for: Preliminary School and District Report Card Summary and Detail PDFs July 31 Data Collection Audit Review Window Closes for: Annual Cumulative ADM 2014-15 August 3 - 7...
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Jul 12 2015 8:57AM
Calendar Important Dates for Summer 2015 - updated 7/13/2015
Date Event July 9 - 17 Data Collection Audit Review Window for: Class Roster 2014-15 July 9 - August 14 Report Validation Window for: Freshman On-Track 2014-15 July 9 - September 22 Report Validation Window for: Class Size 20...
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Jun 25 2015 2:25PM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - June 25, 2015
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for June 25, 2015. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS Support for Desktops, La...
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Jun 25 2015 10:36AM
Calendar Important Dates for Summer 2015
Date Event June 11 - August 21 Report Validation Window for: Student Enrollment, Not Chronically Absent June 18 - August 21 Report Validation Window for: Student Attendance June 18 - August 21 Report Validation Window for: A...
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Jun 25 2015 10:30AM
Calendar Deadline Approaching for Ordering 2015-16 Kindergarten Assessment Materials
District Test Coordinators are responsible to order Kindergarten Assessment materials for all kindergarten students, including those in charter schools within the district boundary, by Tuesday, June 30, 2015. When ordering assessment materials, DTCs ...
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Jun 23 2015 10:46AM
News Announcement Achievement Data Insight (ADI) Assessment Validation Correction
ODE opened the Assessment validations within the Achievement Data Insight (ADI) application on June 18. Unfortunately, the “Percent Met” on the English language arts and Mathematics validations is incorrect. This column is currently showing the perce...
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Jun 18 2015 12:15PM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - June 18, 2015
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for June 18, 2015. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS Support for Desktops, La...
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Jun 18 2015 12:08PM
Calendar CLOSING: Freshman On-Track Collection Closes June 29
The Freshman On-Track Collection will close at 11:59 PM on Monday, June 29. Please submit Freshman On-Track records through the Consolidated Collections application. If you have questions, please refer to the Freshman On-Track Manual available here: ...
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Jun 18 2015 9:19AM
Calendar Support for Desktops, Laptops, Tablets, and Chromebooks 2015-16
Secure Browser 8.0 for Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1), Mac OS X (10.6 - 10.9), and Linux (Ubuntu 12.04 and 14.04, Fedora 20 and 21, OpenSuse 13.1) will be posted on the OAKS Portal for download and installation on Tuesday, June 30, 2015. An updated S...
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