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Jun 30 2015 10:01AM
News Announcement Memo: USDA Policy Memo 39-2015: Questions & Answers on the Final Rule Professional Standards for State and Local School Nutrition Programs Personnel as Required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010
June 30, 2015 TO: Sponsors of National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program RE: USDA Policy Memo 39-2015: Questions & Answers on the Final Rule Professional Standards for State and Local School Nutrition Programs Personnel as Req...
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Jun 29 2015 3:44PM
News Announcement HOLD THE DATE - Summer IEP Training for Teachers Coming Soon!
Toolkit for Writing IEPs: This is an all-day training for special education teachers, but is open to other special education staff (SPED directors, related services providers, etc). Participants will learn best practices when writing high-quality IEPs ...
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Jun 26 2015 10:10AM
News Announcement PRESS RELEASE: House Passes Expansion of Free Lunch for Low-Income Kids Students who currently qualify for reduced-price lunch will now qualify for free lunch.
June 26, 2015 House Passes Expansion of Free Lunch for Low-Income Kids Students who currently qualify for reduced-price lunch will now qualify for free lunch Today, the Oregon House of Representatives voted 58-1 to pass House Bill 2545, which ex...
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Jun 26 2015 8:44AM
News Release Three Oregon Schools to Receive $5 Million in Federal Turnaround Dollars
Fourth round of School Improvement Grants aim to boost student outcomes (Salem, OR) – Three Oregon schools will receive a total of $5.1 million through the U.S. Department of Education’s School Improvement Grant (SIG) program to help improve st...
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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 25 2015 10:20AM
Calendar Important Dates for Annual Cumulative ADM 2014-15
The 14-15 Annual Cumulative ADM collection will close on Monday, July 13 at 11:59 PM. The Audit and Review Period will open on Thursday, July 23 in the afternoon and remain open until 11:59 pm on Friday, July 31. Resources for this collection can be ...
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Jun 23 2015 2:25PM
News Announcement Closing today: Educator Institute on Networking and Transition II: Salem Registration
Save the Date "Transition Together" ODE will offer a regional training which will provide a basic overview of agencies that assist with the transition from school to employment or postsecondary training. For more information: click here ...
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Jun 23 2015 11:01AM
News Release New State Biliteracy Seal Honors Bilingualism as an Asset
450 graduates to earn state’s first ever biliteracy seal (Salem, OR) – This year, 450 Oregon graduates will earn the state’s first ever biliteracy seal as part of a pilot program in seven Oregon school districts and one charter school. The Or...
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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 23 2015 9:19AM
News Announcement LAST DAY: Educator Institute on Networking and Transition II: Clackamas Community College
Save the Date "Transition Together" ODE will offer a regional training which will provide a basic overview of agencies that assist with the transition from school to employment or postsecondary training. For more information: click here ...
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Jun 22 2015 10:09PM
News Announcement Memo: 2015-2016 Confidential Income Statements (CIS) and Income Eligibility Guidelines - Child and Adult Care Food Program - Sponsors of Family Day Care Homes
June 22, 2015 TO: Sponsors of Family Day Care Homes RE: 2015-2016 Confidential Income Statements (CIS) and Income Eligibility Guidelines - Child and Adult Care Food Program Action Required Effective July 1, 2015, Child and Adult Care Food Pr...
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Jun 22 2015 9:41PM
News Announcement Memo: 2015-2016 Confidential Income Statements (CIS) and Income Eligibility Guidelines - Child and Adult Care Food Program - Sponsors of Adult Day Care Centers
June 22, 2015 TO: Sponsors of Adult Day Care Centers RE: 2015-2016 Confidential Income Statements (CIS) and Income Eligibility Guidelines - Child and Adult Care Food Program Action Required Effective July 1, 2015, Child and Adult Care Food P...
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Jun 22 2015 8:43PM
News Announcement Memo: 2015-2016 Confidential Income Statements (CIS) and Income Eligibility Guidelines - Child and Adult Care Food Program
June 22, 2015 TO: Sponsors of Child Care Centers, Head Start, and Outside-School-Hours Centers RE: 2015-2016 Confidential Income Statements (CIS) and Income Eligibility Guidelines - Child and Adult Care Food Program Action Required Effective...
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Jun 22 2015 9:27AM
News Announcement Memo: Administrative Review Process Regarding the Child Nutrition (CN) Label, Watermarked CN Label and Manufacturer’s Product Formulation Statement - SP27-2015; CACFP09-2015; SFSP12-2015
June 22, 2015 TO: Sponsors of the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program; Child and Adult Care Food Program, and Summer Food Service Program RE: SP27-2015; CACFP09-2015; SFSP12-2015 Administrative Review Process Regardi...
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Jun 22 2015 9:07AM
News Announcement Memo: Summer Meal Programs Meal Service Requirements Q&As - SP 13-2015, SFSP 05-2015
June 22, 2015 TO: Sponsors of the National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option and Summer Food Service Program RE: SP 13-2015, SFSP 05-2015 Summer Meal Programs Meal Service Requirements Q&As      &nbs...
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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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Jun 18 2015 9:16AM
News Announcement Reminder on Student Confidentiality
As districts engage in end-of-year data reconciliations, please remember that personally identifiable student information must remain secure at all times and must not be transmitted in an unsecure manner. As stated in Section 2.5 Student Confidential...
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Jun 18 2015 9:09AM
Calendar Ordering Kindergarten Assessment Braille Forms
The 2015-16 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 15, 2015 (one week before the close of the statewide test wi...
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Jun 18 2015 9:00AM
Calendar Preparing for 2014-15 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 30 for the first preview. The purpose of preliminary reports is to provide a...
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Jun 18 2015 8:31AM
News Announcement Updated Mental Health Page
Specific contact information has been added to the Mental Health Page. Please see the updates that give specific phone numbers, links & texting information to county and federal crisis/hotlines.
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Jun 17 2015 10:50AM
News Announcement Job Opening - Assistant Superintendent, Office of Instruction, Standards, Assessment and Accountability
Assistant Superintendent, Office of Instruction, Standards, Assessment and Accountability (ISAA) Principal Executive/Manager H Salary: $97,092.00 - $143,208.00 Annually Location: Salem, Oregon Application Review: Begins July 8...
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Jun 15 2015 8:06AM
News Announcement Memo: Site Caps in the Summer Food Service Program - Revised SFSP 16-2015
June 15, 2015 TO: Sponsors of the Summer Food Service Program RE: Site Caps in the Summer Food Service Program - Revised SFSP 16-2015        Action Required Note: This memorandum is effective fo...
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Jun 12 2015 10:54AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - June 11, 2015
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for June 11, 2015. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS Farewell Assistant Super...
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Jun 11 2015 1:33PM
News Release Summer Meals Help Bridge the Gap
National Summer Food Service Program offers nutritious meals to combat childhood hunger (Salem, OR) – When school lets out for the summer, thousands of Oregon children lose access to breakfast, lunch, and afterschool meals that are available du...
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Jun 11 2015 12:55PM
News Announcement Youth Development Council Quarterly Work Session and Meeting
Youth Development Council Quarterly Work Session and Meeting Thursday, June 18, 2015 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oregon State Library, Room 103, 250 Winter Street NE Salem, Oregon 97301 The Youth Development Council will be hol...
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Jun 11 2015 9:32AM
Calendar Clarification to the Kindergarten Assessment Data Collection Trainings
On page 14, Table 5 of the 2015-16 Preliminary Test Administration Manual, please note there was an error in both the August and September Kindergarten Assessment Data Collection training dates. These errors have been corrected. The August training d...
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Jun 10 2015 5:25PM
News Announcement Reporting Smarter Balanced Claims and Targets in the Online Reporting System
The Online Reporting System (ORS) provides results at the scale level (ELA or mathematics) and the claim (reporting category) level for students, schools, and districts for all Smarter Balanced tests. For ELA, the claims include: Claim 1 - Read...
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Jun 10 2015 12:59PM
News Announcement Reviewing Smarter Balanced Assessment Results
On June 5, Smarter Balanced Assessment results were posted in the Online Reporting System (ORS), Student Centered Staging (SCS), and the Accountability Warehouse Extract (AWE). As you review these data, please keep the following in mind: You shoul...
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Jun 10 2015 12:11PM
News Announcement Smarter Balanced Score Reports and Updated Online Reporting Users Guide Now Available
Scores for Smarter Balanced tests are now available in the Online Reporting System (ORS) for all Smarter Balanced assessments for which the student has completed both parts (the Computer Adaptive Test and the Performance Task Test) and for which all ...
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Jun 10 2015 12:06PM
Calendar REMINDER: Freshman On-Track Collection is Open Until June 29
The Freshman On-Track Collection is currently open and 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-Tr...
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Jun 10 2015 11:51AM
News Announcement Student Centered Staging Open for Editing 2014-15 Test Records
Student Centered Staging is open for editing 2014-15 test records as of 9 AM on Tuesday, June 9. All 2014-15 subjects will close again at 5 PM on Friday, June 12 for preliminary Report Card processing, and will re-open for editing by 9 AM on Tuesday,...
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Jun 10 2015 11:19AM
Calendar Achievement Data Insight Validations Opening
The Not Chronically Absent and Student Enrollment validations opened at 1 PM on June 11, and the Student Attendance validation will open on the afternoon of June 18. These three validations will remain open until August 21. The validations are access...
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Jun 9 2015 11:05AM
News Announcement 2013-2014 School Nurses Annual Report
Nurses in schools and students with certain medical impairments report. An annual report that provides information regarding the availability of nurses and number of students with medical impairments. For more information, please go t...
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Jun 8 2015 11:39AM
News Announcement Memo: Assessing Costs in the Summer Food Service Program SFSP 11-2015
June 8, 2015 TO: Sponsors of the Summer Food Service Program RE: Assessing Costs in the Summer Food Service Program SFSP 11-2015 The attached tip sheet on Assessing Costs in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) provides guidance on th...
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Jun 8 2015 11:20AM
News Announcement Memo: Rural Designations in the Summer Food Service Program - Revised SFSP 04-2015 v3
June 8, 2015 TO: Sponsors of the Summer Food Service Program RE: Rural Designations in the Summer Food Service Program - Revised SFSP 04-2015 v3        Action Required Note: This memorandum supersed...
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Jun 8 2015 11:16AM
News Announcement Memo: Role and Requirements of Administrative Review Officials CACFP 02-2015
June 8, 2015 TO: Sponsors of the Child and Adult Care Food Program RE: Role and Requirements of Administrative Review Officials CACFP 02-2015 The Oregon Department of Education Child Nutrition Programs (ODE CNP) received guidance fr...
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Jun 8 2015 11:11AM
News Announcement Memo: Assessing Costs in the Child and Adult Care Food Program CACFP 08-2015
June 8, 2015 TO: Sponsors of the Child and Adult Care Food Program RE: Assessing Costs in the Child and Adult Care Food Program CACFP 08-2015 The attached tip sheet on Assessing Costs in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)...
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Jun 8 2015 11:05AM
News Announcement Memo: Voluntary Menu Labeling in the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program SP 36 - 2015, CACFP 17 - 2015, SFSP 19 - 2015
June 8, 2015 TO: Sponsors of the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program; Child and Adult Care Food Program, and Summer Food Service Program RE: Voluntary Menu Labeling in the National School Lunch Program and School Breakf...
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Jun 8 2015 10:21AM
News Announcement Memo: USDA Policy Memo 38-2015: Mid-Year Elections under the Community Eligibility Provision in School Year 2015-16
June 8, 2015 TO: Sponsors of National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program RE: USDA Policy Memo 38-2015: Mid-Year Elections under the Community Eligibility Provision in School Year 2015-16 Action Required Enclosed is a po...
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Jun 5 2015 11:22AM
Calendar Accountability Warehouse Extract (AWE) Application Alert
Starting June 9 after 9 AM, assessment data with updated accountability reporting flags and student demographics will be available through the Accountability Warehouse Extract (AWE) application. The first major processing of 2014-2015 assessment data...
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Jun 5 2015 9:58AM
News Announcement Oregon Response to Intervention Elementary Math Applications available now for 2015-2016
The Oregon Department of Education is pleased to announce that applications are available on the ODE website at http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=315. The Oregon Response to Instruction and Intervention (ORTIi) project has supporte...
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Jun 4 2015 2:37PM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - June 4, 2015
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for June 4, 2015. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS REMINDER: Instructional T...
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Jun 4 2015 9:48AM
Calendar Smarter Balanced Test Scores Available June 5
Scores for Smarter Balanced tests will be available in the Online Reporting System (ORS), Student Centered Staging, and the Accountability Warehouse Extract (AWE) application on June 5. Smarter Balanced assessments are reported only after a student h...
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Jun 4 2015 9:27AM
Calendar Kindergarten Assessment 2015-16 Order Window Open
The PowerPoint presentation for the first 2015-16 Kindergarten Assessment DTC training is now available on the Kindergarten Assessment webpage located here. The slides include presenter's notes for your reference and any local trainings you may condu...
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Jun 4 2015 8:59AM
Calendar Ordering 2015-16 Kindergarten Assessments for Schools not in TIDE
If your school district has a new kindergarten program/school, and the institution is not listed in TIDE, please contact your Regional ESD Partner with the estimated enrollment numbers before June 30 (end of the TIDE ordering window).
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Jun 4 2015 8:55AM
Calendar Preliminary Oregon Accessibility Manual 2015-16
The Oregon Department of Education preliminary Oregon Accessibility Manual (OAM) will be posted by July 1, 2015. Per the Smarter Balanced Consortium policy, we anticipate posting a final OAM upon receiving the mid-year updates. Contact Brad Lenh...
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Jun 3 2015 2:23PM
Calendar Save the Date Fall 2015
ODE/COSA Annual Special Education Fall Conference Eugene Hilton Conference Center, Eugene, Oregon Pre-conference Seminars: Wednesday, September 30, 2015 General Conference Sessions: Thursday & Friday, October 1 & 2, 2...
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Jun 3 2015 1:47PM
News Announcement REMINDER: Instructional Time Rule Changes
As you are preparing your calendars for the upcoming school year, please note that in January 2015, the State Board of Education adopted several changes to Oregon Administrative Rules regarding instructional time. These changes impact the number of ...
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Jun 3 2015 9:37AM
Calendar District Test Coordinator and Information Only Contact Form for 2015-16
ODE requires that districts annually designate a District Test Coordinator (DTC) using the District Test Coordinator Designation Form. This form is used to maintain ODE’s internal contact database and email list serves. Please note that this form doe...
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Jun 3 2015 9:23AM
Calendar Smarter Balanced and OAKS Online Test Windows Close June 12
The 2014-15 test windows for Smarter Balanced Mathematics and ELA, OAKS Online Science and Social Sciences, and the Grade 12 OAKS Online Mathematics and Reading Retests close on Friday, June 12, 2015. In the final days of the test window, district sh...
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Jun 3 2015 9:17AM
Calendar Third Period Cumulative ADM Review Closing Friday, June 5
The Third Period Cumulative ADM review/audit window is currently open and will close at 11:59 PM on Friday, June 5. Please log into the Consolidated Collections application during this window and review your audits by clicking “Review Audits” under ...
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Jun 3 2015 9:13AM
Calendar Student Centered Staging Closes for Preliminary Report Processing 2014-15
Student Centered Staging will be closed for editing all 2014-15 test records at the following times: Friday, June 5 at 5 PM until 9 AM on Tuesday, June 9. Friday, June 12 at 5 PM until 9 AM on Tuesday, June 16. Secure Assessment Reports for ...
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Jun 3 2015 9:01AM
Calendar District Validations for Summer 2015 in Achievement Data Insight (ADI)
Not Chronically Absent from 3rd Period Cumulative ADM Collection 2014-15 (June 11 - August 21) Student Enrollment from 3rd Period Cumulative ADM Collection 2014-15 (June 11 - August 21) Student Attendance from 3rd Period Cumulative ADM Collection...
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Jun 3 2015 8:56AM
Calendar Report Card Details - Video Training on June 8, 2015
A video training webinar on the School and District Report Card Details will be conducted on June 8 at 2 PM. This webinar will focus on review of assessment targets, subgroups, new graduation cohort targets, and the use of Smarter Balanced assessment...
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Jun 1 2015 2:27PM
News Announcement June 2015 Social Sciences Teacher Update Released
In the Oregon Social Sciences Teacher Update #142 you will read about professional development opportunities, teacher and student competitions and awards, and much more. To learn about subscribing to the Social Sciences Teacher Update, please visit th...
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Jun 1 2015 9:39AM
News Announcement Memo: USDA Policy Memo – Revised Prototype Free and Reduced Price Application Materials: Policy Change and Design Overview
TO: Sponsors of National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program RE: USDA Policy Memo – Revised Prototype Free and Reduced Price Application Materials: Policy Change and Design Overview Action Required Enclosed is a policy memo iss...
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Jun 1 2015 9:23AM
News Announcement School Nutrition Programs Newsletter: June 1, 2015
The Oregon Department of Education, Child Nutrition Programs (ODE CNP) provides a weekly newsletter for Sponsors of the School Nutrition Programs. Click here to view this Newsletter. Final Newsletter for 2014-2015 School Year ODE and USDA Pol...
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Jun 1 2015 9:20AM
News Announcement Memo: Revised Sponsor Specialist List
TO: Sponsors of the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs RE: Revised Sponsor Specialist List Effective: June 1, 2015 The Oregon Department of Education Child Nutrition Programs (ODE CNP) is making changes in the Child Nutritio...
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May 29 2015 12:00AM
News Announcement Memo: 2015-2016 Renewal Information for State Agency-Sponsor Permanent Agreement
TO: Sponsors of the Special Milk Program RE: 2015-2016 Renewal Information for State Agency-Sponsor Permanent Agreement Special Milk Program Sponsors are required to complete the 2015-2016 Program Agreement Renewal with the Oregon Department of...
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May 28 2015 2:54PM
Calendar Important Dates for June 2015
Date Event June 3 @ 2 PM Webinar: Training for Achievement Data Insight and Enrollment/Attendance Validations June 3 - 4 Online Reporting System (ORS) Offline for Smarter Balanced Updates June 5 Smarter Balanced English Langua...
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May 28 2015 2:42PM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - May 28, 2015
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for May 28, 2015. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS Open Online Smarter Balan...
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May 28 2015 2:17PM
Calendar Open Online Smarter Balanced Feedback Forum
On Tuesday, June 16, 2015 ODE will host an online Smarter Balanced Feedback Forum from 9 - 10 a.m. PT for district and school staff to share their impressions of the first year of Smarter Balanced operational testing. This feedback opportunity is ope...
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May 28 2015 1:43PM
News Announcement Don't Forget, Sign Up Now: Educator Institute on Networking and Transition-Round ll, 2015
ODE will provide a round II training that will focus on collaboration and implementation of strategies that will assist in successful transition from school to employment. Participants will walk away with examples and resources to use as th...
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May 28 2015 10:45AM
News Announcement Smarter Balanced Data Sharing
Questions have been raised regarding sharing of student scores among Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium states for system accountability and student graduation requirements. At this time, there are no policies or data sharing agreements establish...
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May 27 2015 1:28PM
Calendar Kindergarten Assessment 2015-16 Order Window Now Open
The order window for the 2015-16 Kindergarten Assessment is now open. Districts that will enroll Kindergarten students for the 2015-16 school year must order their Kindergarten Assessment materials through TIDE between May 26 and June 30, 2015. Note:...
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May 27 2015 1:20PM
News Announcement District Contacts for Report Card Validations During Summer 2015
With the end of the year fast approaching, please make sure that you fill out the form located here to let ODE know who will be responsible for data submissions and validations over the summer months: The name, email and phone number of the perso...
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May 27 2015 1:17PM
Calendar Smarter Balanced Test Scores Begin Loading in the Online Reporting System on June 5
Scores for Smarter Balanced tests will be available in the Online Reporting System (ORS) on June 5 for all Smarter Balanced assessments for which the student has completed both parts (the Computer Adaptive Test and the Performance Task) and for which...
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May 27 2015 1:03PM
Calendar Third Period Cumulative ADM Review Opens Thursday, May 28
The Third Period Cumulative ADM review/audit window opens at 1 PM, Thursday, May 28 and will close at 11:59 PM on Friday, June 5. Please log into the Consolidated Collections application during this window and review your audits by clicking Review Au...
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May 26 2015 10:41AM
News Announcement Memo: Revised Sponsor Specialist List
TO: Sponsors of the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs RE: Revised Sponsor Specialist List Effective: June 1, 2015 The Oregon Department of Education Child Nutrition Programs (ODE CNP) is making changes in the Child Nutrition ...
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May 25 2015 10:42AM
News Announcement School Nutrition Program Newsletter: May 25, 2015
The Oregon Department of Education, Child Nutrition Programs (ODE CNP) provides a weekly newsletter for Sponsors of the School Nutrition Programs. Click here to view this Newsletter. Inside this Issue… End of the Year Food Donations ODE and...
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May 22 2015 1:24PM
News Announcement Marta Civil Presentation at OSU
On Tuesday, June 2, 5:30-6:45 pm at the LaSells Stewart Center Agricultural Room at Oregon State University, Professor Marta Civil will be presenting on language and culture considerations in the mathematics education of Latino/a students. This presen...
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May 21 2015 2:09PM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - May 21, 2015
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for May 21, 2015. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS Stay tuned for future art...
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May 21 2015 1:37PM
News Announcement Providing Access to the Kindergarten Assessment for Private School Students
The Kindergarten Assessment will not be available to private school students during the 2015-16 administration. ODE is evaluating the feasibility of making this assessment available to private school students in subsequent years.
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May 21 2015 12:23PM
News Announcement Culinary Training Opportunity, June 4-5, 2015, Ontario, OR “Cooking up Delicious Nutrition” a hands-on culinary training.
To: Sponsors of the National School Lunch, and School Break fast Programs, and Child and Adult Care Food Program Multi-Site Centers RE: Culinary Training Opportunity The Oregon Department of Education Child Nutrition Programs and t...
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May 20 2015 5:10PM
Calendar Preliminary 2015-16 Test Administration Manual Now Available
ODE has posted the Preliminary 2015-16 Test Administration Manual to http://www.ode.state.or.us/go/tam. The Preliminary TAM contains all final policies for the 2015-16 Kindergarten Assessment administration (Section 10). For all other assessments, th...
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May 20 2015 5:05PM
Calendar OAKS Extended Assessment 2014-15 Test Records Available
OAKS Extended Assessment Grade 12 Retest records (reading, writing, and math) are currently available Student Centered Staging, Accountability Warehouse Extract (AWE), and Secure Assessment Reports 2.0 on the ODE secure district website. District Tes...
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May 20 2015 5:01PM
Calendar ELPA April 2015 Test Scores Available on May 22
Scores for students who completed the English Language Proficiency Assessment (ELPA) between April 1 and April 15, 2015 will be posted in Student Centered Staging, Accountability Warehouse Extract (AWE), and Secure Assessment Reports 2.0 on the ODE s...
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May 20 2015 4:55PM
News Announcement New Tab in Class Roster Collection
Due to the addition of new fields (Class Room ID and Class Period ID) in the Class Roster collection for 2014-15, a new tab has been created to expedite editing those fields on submitted records, if necessary. The new tab is called Class Identifiers ...
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May 20 2015 4:23PM
Calendar 2015 ODE/COSA Annual Special Education Pre-Conference
Pre-Conference Seminar: Wednesday, September 30, 2015 Youth Mental Health First Aid Course (8:00 AM - 5:00 PM) Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, ...
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May 19 2015 3:52PM
News Announcement Memo: ODE Policy Memo – 2015-16 Renewal Information for State Agency-Sponsor Permanent Agreement
May 19, 2015 TO: Sponsors of the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program RE: ODE Policy Memo – 2015-2016 Renewal Information for State Agency-Sponsor Permanent Agreement Sponsors participating in the National Schoo...
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May 18 2015 8:58PM
News Announcement Memo: Procedure for Submitting Site Claims for May, June, and July
May 18, 2015 TO: Sponsors of the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs RE: Procedure for Submitting Site Claims for May, June, and July Sponsors of the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs are required ...
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May 18 2015 9:20AM
News Announcement School Nutrition Program Newsletter: May 18, 2015
The Oregon Department of Education, Child Nutrition Programs (ODE CNP) provides a weekly newsletter for Sponsors of the School Nutrition Programs. Click here to view this Newsletter. Inside this Issue… Program Agreement Renewal Process OD...
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May 15 2015 3:45PM
News Announcement Beginning Principals Three-Part Seminar Series
This three part seminar series for secondary, elementary, and assistant principals will be held at three locations this summer: the COSA Seaside Conference on June 17, the Oregon Assessment Institute on August 5-6, and the Annual Principals Conference ...
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May 14 2015 2:20PM
News Announcement May 2015 ESD Warrants
Click May 2015 ESD Warrants to view the May 2015 payment information for ESDs.
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May 14 2015 1:33PM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - May 14, 2015
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for May 14, 2015. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS Stay tuned for future art...
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May 14 2015 1:28PM
Calendar Change of Dates for Online Reporting System Downtime
We previously announced that the Online Reporting System (ORS) would be offline on May 14 for updates prior to posting Smarter Balanced test results. Due to the need for additional data review, ODE communicated on May 7 that Smarter Balanced test res...
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May 14 2015 11:19AM
Calendar PSAT 2015 Ordering Information and Important Deadlines
The Oregon Department of Education will once again fund PSAT/NMSQT tests taken by eligible grade 10 students per ORS 329.488 (http://www.oregonlaws.org/ors/329.488). For additional information visit https://www.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt/administeri...
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May 14 2015 11:09AM
Calendar Changing Test Settings After a Student Begins a Test
Language (including Braille and foreign-language glossaries), ASL, closed captioning, streamlined mode, item type exclusions, and ELPA domain exemptions cannot be changed after a student starts a test. All other test settings can be changed if the st...
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May 14 2015 11:04AM
Calendar Feedback Request: Secure Browser and Operating System Support Survey
ODE is working with its test vendor, AIR, on development for the 2015-16 online testing system. As part of this process, ODE and AIR have several policy questions related to the secure browser and supported operating systems on which we would like di...
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May 14 2015 10:56AM
News Announcement Now Supporting Chrome OS version 42
ODE and AIR are now supporting testing on Chrome OS version 42 for Chromebooks. Upgrading to Chrome OS version 42 is optional. We continue to support Chrome OS 31 to 41 in addition to Chrome OS version 42. An updated 2014-15 Support Plan is availabl...
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May 14 2015 10:51AM
Calendar Extended Assessments: Performance Scores
Due to the rollout of a new Extended Assessment (linked to CCSS) this year and, consequently, the need to establish new cut scores, grades 3-8 and 11 performance scores will be available to districts July 10, 2015. For districts who submitted Grade 1...
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May 14 2015 10:48AM
Calendar REMINDER: Kindergarten Assessment TIDE Window Opens May 26
The 2015-16 Kindergarten Assessment order window will open May 26, 2015 and close on June 30, 2015. Districts will order assessment materials through OAKS TIDE based on anticipated Kindergarten enrollment. When ordering, districts will specify one of...
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May 14 2015 10:44AM
News Announcement Oregon Kindergarten Assessment 2015-16 Field Test
Over the past 7 months, ODE has convened several stakeholder groups including the Kindergarten Assessment Content and Advisory Panel, Spanish Kindergarten Assessment Advisory workshop group, and the Assessment Advisory Committee to gather feedback re...
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May 14 2015 10:38AM
Calendar Institution Validation Closes May 18 in ADI
Institution data used in the 2014-15 School and District Report Cards will be available for review until 11:59 PM on May 18, 2015. Please check the data for your institution to ensure accuracy and completeness. To view the data: log in via the Distri...
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May 14 2015 10:31AM
Calendar Third Period Cumulative ADM 2014-15 Closes May 22, 2015
The 2014-15 Third Period Cumulative ADM collection will be closing at 11:59 PM on May 22, 2015. Training for this collection was presented on April 16 and has been posted to the Video Training website at https://district.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?...
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May 14 2015 10:24AM
Calendar Annual Cumulative ADM 2014-15 Opens May 21, 2015
The 2014-15 Annual Cumulative ADM collection opens May 21, 2015 and will remain open until 11:59 PM on July 13, 2015. Training for this collection was presented on May 12 and is posted on the Video Training website at https://district.ode.state.or.us...
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May 14 2015 12:00AM
News Announcement May 2015 District Warrants
Click May 2015 District Warrants to view the May 2015 payment information for school districts.
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May 13 2015 10:44AM
News Announcement Sign Up Now: Educator Institute on Networking and Transition-Round ll, 2015
Educator Institute on Networking and Transition Due to room size the Portland event has moved it's location and date. See below: ODE will provide a round II training that will focus on collaboration and implementation of strategies that w...
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May 12 2015 4:41PM
News Announcement NEW DATE: Youth Development Council Special Meeting
Thursday, May 21, 2015 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Oregon State Library, Rooms 102 and 103 250 Winter Street NE Salem, Oregon 97301 The Youth Development Council Special Meeting to ratify Community Investment Awards for the 2015-2017 bienn...
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May 12 2015 2:30PM
News Announcement 2015 Oregon Charter School Leadership Conference
Oregon Charter Schools and Developers are invited to the 2015 Oregon Charter School Leadership Conference. The Oregon Department of Education, in partnership with the League of Oregon Charter Schools, will be hosting the conference this year at t...
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May 11 2015 11:30AM
News Announcement School Nutrition Program Newsletter: May 11, 2015
The Oregon Department of Education, Child Nutrition Programs (ODE CNP) provides a weekly newsletter for Sponsors of the School Nutrition Programs. Click here to view this Newsletter. Inside this Issue… Summer Food Service Program Outreach ...
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May 11 2015 11:28AM
News Announcement Text Set Project
Register by May 18, 2015. Who Should Attend: K-5 Teachers, Teacher Librarians, and District Librarians (Attendees should form teams of one librarian and two-three classroom teachers. It is suggested that the librarian serve as the team lead. Plea...
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May 11 2015 8:27AM
Calendar EI/ECSE Professional Development Opportunity
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! We are excited to offer a 1.5 hour webinar on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 from 2:30-4:00 P.M. on the topic of DEMYSTIFYING ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY FOR YOUNG CHILDREN (0-5) WITH DISABILITIES. This webinar will be presented by Sue Mistr...
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May 11 2015 8:01AM
News Announcement Memo: Outreach to Households on the Availability of Summer Food Service Program Meals
May 11, 2015 TO: Sponsors of the National School Lunch Program RE: Outreach to Households on the Availability of Summer Food Service Program Meals Section 112 of The Healthy, Hunger-Free Act of 2010 (the Act) amends section 13(a) of the...
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May 10 2015 12:11AM
News Announcement Revised ESD Estimates as of May 10, 2015
Click Revised ESD Estimates as of May 10, 2015 to view the latest ESD estimates which will be the basis for the May payment.
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May 10 2015 12:08AM
News Announcement Revised 2014-15 ADMw Breakouts as of May 10, 2015
Click Revised 2014-15 ADMw Breakouts as of May 10, 2015 to view the latest ADMw breakouts which will be the basis for the May payment.
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May 10 2015 12:00AM
News Announcement Revised 2014-15 District Estimates as of May 10, 2015
Click Revised 2014-15 District Estimates as of May 10, 2015 to view the latest district estimates which will be the basis for the May payment.
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May 9 2015 11:38PM
News Announcement Revised ESD Estimates as of May 9, 2015
Click Revised ESD Estimates as of May 9, 2015 to view the 2013-14 ESD Estimates which are the basis for the May reconciliation.
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May 9 2015 11:36PM
News Announcement Revised 2013-14 ADMw Breakouts as of May 9, 2015
Click Revised 2013-14 ADMw Breakouts as of May 9, 2015 to view the 2013-14 ADMw breakouts which are the basis for the May reconciliation.
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May 9 2015 12:00AM
News Announcement Revised 2013-14 District Estimates as of May 9, 2015
Click Revised 2013-14 District Estimates as of May 9, 2015 to view the 2013-14 district estimates which are the basis for the May reconciliation.
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May 8 2015 8:27AM
News Announcement Youth Development Council Special Meeting
The Youth Development Council (YDC) will be holding a special meeting to ratify the YDC Community Investment Awards for the 2015-2017 Biennium. The meeting will take place on Thursday, May 14, 2015, in Room 103 of the Oregon State Library from ...
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May 7 2015 11:29AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - May 7, 2015
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for May 7, 2015. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS Final Informal DTC Webinar...
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May 7 2015 11:10AM
News Announcement Names of Classroom Activities and Performance Tasks
Every Smarter Balanced classroom activity has several performance task forms associated with it. These performance task forms all include content that is related to the classroom activity, but the title the student sees in the Test Delivery System fo...
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May 7 2015 9:17AM
Calendar Final Informal DTC Webinar - Wednesday, May 13
The final Informal DTC Webinar of the school year is scheduled for 9:30 to 10:30 AM on Wednesday, May 13. Please register for this webinar by clicking on the following link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2555661210625425665. After registe...
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May 7 2015 9:14AM
News Announcement Remember Support for All of your Test Administrators
In addition to ensuring that all test administrators administering tests to students in your district have received their annual test administration and security training, it is critical that District Test Coordinators disseminate ODE-issued testing ...
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May 7 2015 9:08AM
News Announcement Submitting Student Comments for Smarter Balanced Assessments
Section 3.3 Responding to Student Questions During an Assessment of the 2014-15 Test Administration Manual states that, “If a student is concerned about an item, TAs may direct the student to enter the concern in Online Comments.” ODE has heard conc...
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May 7 2015 9:03AM
Calendar ELPA Batch 3 Test Scores Available May 8, 2015
Scores for students who completed the English Language Proficiency Assessment (ELPA) between March 1 and March 31, 2015 will be posted in Student Centered Staging, Accountability Warehouse Extract (AWE), and Secure Assessment Reports 2.0 on the ODE s...
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May 7 2015 8:58AM
Calendar Smarter Balanced Data Available June 5
Due to the need for additional data review, the Smarter Balanced test records will be posted in Student Centered Staging and Accountability Warehouse Extract (AWE) on Friday, June 5, 2015. The results are going through additional quality control at A...
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May 7 2015 8:53AM
Calendar Annual Cumulative ADM Web Training May 12 at 2 PM
The Web Training for the 2014-15 Annual Cumulative ADM collection will be held on Tuesday, May 12 at 2:00 PM. This collection will be the submission of Cumulative ADM records for the period of July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015 and will be open for data su...
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May 6 2015 3:31PM
News Announcement May 2015 Physical Education Teacher Update Released
In the May 2015 Physical Education Teacher Update you will read about professional development opportunities, teacher and student competitions and awards, and much more. To learn about subscribing to the Physical Education Teacher Update, please visit...
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May 6 2015 11:56AM
News Release 2015-16 Oregon Teacher of the Year Nominations Now Open
Oregon Lottery Partners with Department of Education to Recognize 2015-16 Oregon Teacher of the Year May 6, 2015 - Salem, Ore. – Teachers all across the state are helping prepare Oregon’s children to become the leaders of tomorrow. The Departme...
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May 6 2015 9:35AM
News Announcement NEW Info on Educator Institute on Networking and Transition-Round ll, 2015
Educator Institute on Networking and Transition Due to room size the Portland event has moved it's location and date. See below: ODE will provide a round II training that will focus on collaboration and implementation of strategies that w...
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May 5 2015 12:07PM
News Announcement IMPORTANT Update: Educator Institute on Networking and Transition
Change to the Portland location and date. Full day training has been designed especially for middle and high school special education teachers to learn more about adult service agencies and effective strategies to assist students with disabili...
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May 5 2015 9:48AM
News Announcement Memo: Local Foods in the Child and Adult Care Food Program with Questions & Answers CACFP 11-2015 CACFP 14-2015
May 5, 2015 TO: Sponsors of the Child and Adult Food Care Program RE: Local Foods in the Child and Adult Care Food Program with Questions & Answers CACFP 11-2015 The Oregon Department of Education Child Nutrition Programs (ODE CNP) received...
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May 5 2015 9:44AM
News Announcement Memo: Infant Feeding in the CACFP CACFP 14-2015
May 5, 2015 TO: Child and Adult Care Food Program Sponsors of Child Care Centers and Family Day Care Home Providers RE: Infant Feeding in the CACFP CACFP 14-2015 The Oregon Department of Education Child Nutrition Programs (ODE CNP) recent...
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May 4 2015 2:34PM
News Announcement Oregon Statewide Starting Strong Conference
The purpose of Starting Strong is to bring together early learning professional and K-12 educators for common professional learning. This conference will support the needs of kindergarten-3rd grade teachers, early learning staff, and administrators. ...
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May 4 2015 11:06AM
News Announcement May 2015 Social Sciences Teacher Update Released
In the Oregon Social Sciences Teacher Update #141 you will read about professional development opportunities, teacher and student competitions and awards, and much more. To learn about subscribing to the Social Sciences Teacher Update, please visit th...
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May 4 2015 10:58AM
Calendar Call for Presenters
Are you interested in presenting at the COSA/ODE Special Education Administrators Annual Fall Conference? We would love to hear from you! Please submit a proposal no later than June 1, 2015. Proposal topic areas should relate to special educatio...
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May 4 2015 8:56AM
News Announcement School Nutrition Program Newsletter: May 4, 2015
The Oregon Department of Education, Child Nutrition Programs (ODE CNP) provides a weekly newsletter for Sponsors of the School Nutrition Programs. Click here to view this Newsletter. Inside this Issue… Managing Food Allergies in Schools O...
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Apr 30 2015 2:13PM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - April 30, 2015
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for April 30, 2015. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS SPECIAL TOPIC: Smarter ...
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Apr 30 2015 1:21PM
News Announcement Regional EL Plan Reviews in June
Four EL District Plan Review sessions have been scheduled in June, at the following dates and locations: June 9 & 10, at Intermountain ESD, Pendleton June 11 & 12, at ODE, Salem June 15 & 16 at Douglas ESD, Roseburg June 22 & 23, at ODE, Sale...
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Apr 30 2015 1:11PM
Calendar Important Dates for May 2015
Date Event May 1 OAKS Online Writing Appeals Due to ODE May 4 @ 2 PM Webinar: Training for Freshman On-Track Collection 2014-15 May 7 @ 2 PM Webinar: Student Centered Staging (Editing/Checking Assessment Records) May 7 -...
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Apr 30 2015 1:10PM
News Announcement Publisher Notice #3 – 2015 Oregon Instructional Materials
The following forms and documents are available for publisher action for the next portion of the Oregon Mathematics Adoption process. Please take note of the deadlines for each item to be completed. Deadline dates will be enforced in order to comply wi...
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Apr 30 2015 12:58PM
News Announcement Communication Resources: Essential Skills Handouts
Two Essential Skills resources are now available to better support teachers and district personnel as they communicate about graduation requirements during the transition to Smarter Balanced assessments. The Teacher Handout includes key talking p...
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Apr 30 2015 12:47PM
News Announcement Work Sample Tasks and Exemplars Posted
Work has been completed on two major projects relating to Essential Skills Work Sample tasks, and the results are now posted on the ODE website. First, additional reading, writing, and mathematics tasks have been added to the Secure Work Sample Task...
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Apr 29 2015 4:59PM
News Announcement Revised ESD Estimates as of April 29, 2015
Click Revised ESD Estimates as of April 29, 2015 to view the the latest 2014-15 ESD estimates.
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Apr 29 2015 4:57PM
News Announcement Revised 2014-15 ADMw Breakouts as of April 29, 2015
Click Revised 2014-15 ADMw Breakouts as of April 29, 2015 to view the the latest 2014-15 ADMw breakouts.
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Apr 29 2015 4:07PM
News Announcement Smarter Balanced Hand-Scoring Information
While multiple parts of the Smarter Balanced assessments are computer-scored, others require hand-scoring (human scoring). Our test vendor, the American Institutes for Research (AIR), subcontracts with Data Recognition Corporation (DRC) for hand-scor...
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Apr 29 2015 4:05PM
News Announcement Information to Include in Help Desk Emails
Often users email the AIR Help Desk about an issue but do not include key information that the Help Desk needs in order to work on the case. This can result in a delay while the Help Desk agents attempt to reach the school or district to collect more...
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Apr 29 2015 3:59PM
News Announcement Both Valid Performance Task and CAT Required to Generate a Score
In order for a student to receive a score on the Smarter Balanced English language arts (ELA) or mathematics assessments, the student must have completed both the performance task (PT) and computer-adaptive test (CAT) for that content area. Please no...
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Apr 29 2015 3:56PM
News Announcement Number of Items on Smarter Balanced Performance Tasks
Each Smarter Balanced Classroom Activity is associated with multiple Performance Task test forms. Students taking a Performance Task in the same classroom at the same time are likely to receive different test forms with different numbers of questions...
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Apr 29 2015 2:08PM
News Announcement AP and IB Examination Reimbursement and Invoicing
Schools and school districts with students taking Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate examinations must complete their invoicing processes as soon as possible after students complete the exams. State funding which pays a portion of all ...
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Apr 29 2015 11:44AM
Calendar Supplemental Data Collection Video Training on May 11, 2015
The video training webinar “Supplemental Data Collection” is scheduled for Monday, May 11 at 2 PM and will be recorded for later viewing. The focus of this training is on how to submit narratives in the collection and have them look good on the Repor...
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Apr 29 2015 12:00AM
News Announcement Revised 2014-15 District Estimates as of April 29, 2015
Click Revised 2014-15 District Estimates as of April 29, 2015 to view the the latest 2014-15 district estimates.
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Apr 28 2015 10:00AM
News Announcement Memo: 2015-2016 SNP Mandatory Annual Trainings
TO: Sponsors of the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program RE: 2015-2016 SNP Mandatory Annual TrainingsDeadline for Completion: Friday, June 5, 2015 The Oregon Department of Education Child Nutrition Programs (ODE C...
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Apr 27 2015 9:08AM
News Announcement School Nutrition Program Newsletter: April 27, 2015
The Oregon Department of Education, Child Nutrition Programs (ODE CNP) provides a weekly newsletter for Sponsors of the School Nutrition Programs. Click here to view this Newsletter. Inside this Issue… School Nutrition Programs Mandatory A...
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Apr 27 2015 7:59AM
News Announcement Memo: USDA Policy Memo SP 35-2015 – Community Eligibility Provision: Revised Department of Education Title I Guidance
April 27, 2015 TO: Sponsors of the National School Lunch Program RE: Community Eligibility Provision: Revised Department of Education Title I Guidance As CEP moves into its second year of nationwide implementation and school district...
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Apr 24 2015 2:41PM
News Announcement Revised 2015-16 ESD Estimates as of April 24, 2015
Click Revised 2015-16 ESD Estimates as of April 24, 2015 to view the latest 2015-16 ESD Estimates.
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Apr 24 2015 2:36PM
News Announcement Revised 2015-16 ADMw Breakouts as of April 24, 2015
Click Revised 2015-16 ADMw Breakouts as of April 24, 2015 to view the latest 2015-16 ADMw breakouts.
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Apr 24 2015 9:38AM
News Announcement Educator Institute on Networking and Transition-Round I & ll: 2015
Educator Institute on Networking and Transition Full day training has been designed especially for middle and high school special education teachers to learn more about adult service agencies and effective strategies to assist students with disa...
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Apr 24 2015 12:00AM
News Announcement Revised 2015-16 District Estimates as of April 24, 2015
Click Revised 2015-16 District Estimates as of April 24, 2015 to view the latest 2015-16 district estimates.
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Apr 23 2015 1:50PM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - April 23, 2015
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for April 23, 2015. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: General Announcements CONTACT TREE: Assessmen...
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Apr 23 2015 1:14PM
Calendar Freshman On-Track Video Training on May 4, 2015
The video training webinar “Freshman On-Track” is scheduled for Monday, May 4 at 2 PM and will be recorded for later viewing. The focus of the training is on how to navigate the Freshman On-Track collection which opens May 14 and runs through June 29...
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Apr 23 2015 12:50PM
News Announcement Assessment with iOS 8.3
As announced earlier, preliminary testing by AIR identified security issues with iOS 8.3 when it is used with a wireless keyboard. Further testing by AIR has identified a security issue that affects both wired and wireless keyboards. In some cases, w...
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Apr 23 2015 11:41AM
News Announcement 2015-2016 IDEA Annual Application for Federal Funds
The Annual Application is used by school districts and other agencies to apply for 2015-2016 federal flow-through grant funds under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Part B Flow-Through Funds under the IDEA are provided to distr...
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Apr 23 2015 10:56AM
News Announcement REMINDER: 10 Day Expiration in Effect for Smarter Balanced Performance Tasks (PT)
Section 4.4 Pause Rules and Expirations of the 2014-15 Test Administration Manual states that, “the PT portion of the Smarter Balanced assessments … remains active for only ten calendar days after the student has begun the PT. As a best practice, ODE...
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Apr 23 2015 10:47AM
Calendar Assessment System Maintenance in May 2015
May 1-3 Test Delivery System Maintenance Cancelled The 2014-15 Test Schedule states that the Test Delivery System (TDS) is scheduled to go offline May 1 - 3 for scheduled maintenance. However, ODE’s test vendor AIR has confirmed that no maintenance ...
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Apr 23 2015 10:43AM
News Announcement Security Issue with iOS 8.3 and Wireless Keyboards
Apple recently released iOS 8.3 for iPads. Preliminary testing by AIR found that there are security issues when iOS 8.3 is used with a wireless keyboard for student testing. Apple has been alerted to these issues and has confirmed that there are pote...
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Apr 23 2015 9:54AM
Calendar REMINDER: Extended Assessment Data Entry Confirmation
Per our Oregon’s Qualified Assessor and Qualified Trainer trainings and information posted on the respective Oregon Alternate (Extended) Assessment websites, for 2014-15 only, our system is not set-up to generate a message or report confirming the q...
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Apr 23 2015 9:40AM
Calendar Kindergarten Assessment Training Webinars
If you are a District Testing Coordinator, please sign up at http://goo.gl/forms/zMtbE5H0hZ to attend one of the following Kindergarten Assessment Webinar Trainings by Thursday, April 30, 2015: Tuesday, May 26, 2015: 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Tuesday, Au...
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Apr 23 2015 9:10AM
News Announcement Smarter Balanced: Is the Test Delivery System Skipping Items?
When reviewing items on a test, students sometimes go back and delete a response to an item. For example, a student may answer questions 1 through 14 on a Smarter Balanced CAT test during a testing session and then when reviewing responses decide to ...
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Apr 23 2015 9:01AM
Calendar Student Centered Staging Video Training on May 7, 2015
The video training webinar “Student Centered Staging (Editing/Checking Assessment Data)” is scheduled for Thursday, May 7 at 2 PM and will be recorded for later viewing. This webinar will focus on management of assessment data in Student Centered Sta...
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Apr 23 2015 8:56AM
Calendar Formative Assessment Insights - Free, Online Course
The Oregon Department of Education, in partnership with WestEd, is offering a free, online course to develop participants’ knowledge and skills in implementing formative assessment practices effectively in support of deeper learning. K-12 teachers in...
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Apr 22 2015 3:53PM
News Announcement Memo: USDA Policy Memo – Q & As Related to the Smart Snacks Interim Final Rule – Version 3
March 22, 2015 TO: Sponsors of the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program RE: USDA Policy Memo – Q & As Related to the Smart Snacks Interim Final Rule – Version 3Action Required Enclosed is an updated policy memo is...
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Apr 22 2015 1:59PM
News Announcement Math Professor Dev Sinha Takes Common Core Training Statewide
Dr. Dev Sinha, Associate Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oregon, has worked with ODE as a keynote and facilitator for the Winter 2015 District Professional Learning Team Conferences, the goal of which was to encourage collaboration among ...
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Apr 21 2015 10:53AM
News Announcement Memo: Food Service Management Company Contract Renewal for SY 2015-2016
TO: School Food Authority’s with Food Service Management Company Contracts RE: Contract Renewal for SY 2015-2016 The Oregon Department of Education Child Nutrition Programs (ODE CNP) is required to annually review the one (1) year contr...
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Apr 21 2015 8:49AM
News Announcement School Nutrition Program Newsletter: April 20, 2015
The Oregon Department of Education, Child Nutrition Programs (ODE CNP) provides a weekly newsletter for Sponsors of the School Nutrition Programs. Click here to view this Newsletter. Inside this Issue… Elimination of the Reduced Price Paym...
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Apr 20 2015 1:51PM
News Announcement Title II-A Technical Assistance Webinar - Planning for 2015-16
To assist districts in planning for their Title II-A submissions for 2015-16, the Oregon Department of Education will hold a technical assistance webinar at 3:00 PM on Monday, May 18th. Topics covered will include a review the requirements of II-A and ...
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Apr 17 2015 10:55PM
News Announcement Revised 2013-14 ESD Estimates as of April 17, 2015
Click Revised ESD Estimates as of April 17, 2015 to view the latest 2013-14 ESD estimates.
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Apr 17 2015 10:50PM
News Announcement Revised 2013-14 ADMw Breakouts as of April 17, 2015
Click Revised 2013-14 ADMw Breakouts as of April 17, 2015 to view the latest 2013-14 ADMw breakouts.
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Apr 17 2015 12:00AM
News Announcement Revised 2013-14 District Estimates as of April 17, 2015
ClickRevised 2013-14 District Estimates as of April 17, 2015 to view the latest 2013-14 district estimates.
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Apr 16 2015 1:21PM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - April 16, 2015
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for April 16, 2015. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: General Announcements CONTACT TREE: Assessmen...
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Apr 16 2015 1:10PM
News Announcement Achievement Standards Summary 2014-15 Now Available
Available through our Achievement/Performance Standards webpage, this summary outlines the achievement standards for Oregon’s Statewide Assessments by content area and grade/benchmark level, and now includes cut scores (“levels”) for the Smarter Bala...
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Apr 16 2015 1:07PM
News Announcement Assessment Webpage Renovation
Our team is pleased to announce that we will be renovating our assessment webpages in the coming weeks to better assist visitors in site and resource access. This project will include improving page navigation, merging pages that duplicate informatio...
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Apr 16 2015 12:59PM
News Announcement Text-to-Speech Options
A document providing a brief overview of the options for Text-to-Speech (TTS) on the ELA and Mathematics tests for Items, Passages, and Stimuli has been posted on the Statewide Assessment Accessibility Supports webpage at http://www.ode.state.or.us/s...
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Apr 16 2015 12:54PM
News Announcement Postsecondary Smarter Balanced Placement Agreements
In support of our state’s implementation of high academic standards and corresponding assessments, Oregon community colleges and universities recently adopted preliminary statewide agreements uniting Smarter Balanced test scores with placement in hig...
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Apr 16 2015 9:48AM
News Announcement CLOSED Job Opening - Director of Operations, Data and Oregon Online Learning Services
Job Opening - Director of Operations, Data and Oregon Online Learning Services $72,876.00 - $106,920.00 Annually Location: Salem, Oregon Closes April 29, 2015 The Oregon Department of Education fosters excellence for every learn...
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Apr 16 2015 8:34AM
News Announcement Oregon Schools Recognized for Commitment to Sustainability
Two Oregon schools have been recognized as recipients of the 2015 Oregon Sustainable School Awards. The awards recognize schools for addressing sustainability in Environmental Impacts; Healthy, Safe Students and Staff; Education for Sustainability; and...
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Apr 15 2015 2:06PM
News Announcement CONTACT TREE: Assessment and Accountability Supports
The following are primary contacts for test administration and accountability reporting support covering a range of needs: Regional ESD Partners: http://www.ode.state.or.us/wma/teachlearn/testing/oaks/esdpartners.pdf First point of contac...
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Apr 15 2015 2:00PM
News Announcement Target Up
Students who have “target up” enabled in TIDE should only be able to access the test in the subject for which “target up” is enabled in the targeted up grade. However, the testing system was configured so that students could access both the on-grade ...
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Apr 15 2015 1:58PM
News Announcement Using iPads with iOS 8.1.3+ for Student Testing
iPads using version 8.1.3 and higher of iOS can be configured with custom profiles that restrict student access to the iOS dictionary, predictive keyboard, spell check, and auto-correction. For detailed information on how to configure an iPad using i...
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Apr 15 2015 1:54PM
Calendar ELPA Window Now Closed
The 2014-15 testing window for the ELPA closed at the end of the day on Wednesday, April 15, 2015. ELPA Batch 3 results are expected to be available in Online Reporting and to be posted in Student Centered Staging on Friday, May 8 for students who su...
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Apr 15 2015 1:50PM
Calendar REMINDER: Extended Assessment Data Entry
With the advent of the 2014-15 Extended Assessment -- including the change to accessing and entering student test data for grades 3-8,11 -- this notice is intended to serve as a gentle reminder that when all of the data entry for these students is co...
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Apr 15 2015 1:43PM
Calendar Preparing for the 2015-16 Kindergarten Assessment - Updates
KA Training Webinars If you are a District Testing Coordinator, please register with your Regional ESD Partner to attend one of the following Kindergarten Assessment Webinar Trainings by Thursday, April 30, 2015: Tuesday, May 26, 2015: 3:30 PM ...
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Apr 15 2015 1:37PM
Calendar Grade 12 OAKS Writing Retest Scores Available
The scores for the Grade 12 OAKS Writing retest opportunity are now available to districts. They can be accessed through Student Staging, the Accountability Warehouse Extract (AWE), or through the Online Reporting System. Appealing the scores is stil...
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Apr 15 2015 1:32PM
Calendar Third Period Cumulative ADM 2014-15 Open April 23 - May 22, 2015
The 2014-15 Third Period Cumulative ADM collection will be open beginning April 23, 2015 until 11:59 PM on May 22, 2015. Training for this collection was presented April 16, and the recording has been posted to the Video Training website at: https://...
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Apr 15 2015 1:28PM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Checklist for 2014-15 Updated April 13, 2015
The Assessment & Accountability Checklist for 2014-15 has been revised and posted at: http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=472. Please note the revision history on pages 50-52. Changes of note: Webinar Training Dates LEP and Recent A...
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Apr 15 2015 8:45AM
News Announcement School Nutrition Program Newsletter: April 13, 2015
The Oregon Department of Education, Child Nutrition Programs (ODE CNP) provides a weekly newsletter for Sponsors of the School Nutrition Programs. Click here to view this Newsletter. Inside this Issue… USDA Farm to School Census Reminder ...
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Apr 13 2015 3:41PM
News Announcement April 2015 ESD Warrants
Click April 2015 ESD Warrants to view the April payment information for ESDs.
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Apr 13 2015 2:41PM
News Announcement Save the Date Round I & ll: 2015 - Educator Institute on Networking and Transition
Educator Institute on Networking and Transition Full day training has been designed especially for middle and high school special education teachers to learn more about adult service agencies and effective strategies to assist students with disa...
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Apr 13 2015 12:00AM
News Announcement April 2015 District Warrants
Click April 2015 District Warrants to view the April payment information for districts.
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Apr 9 2015 11:26AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - April 9, 2015
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for April 9, 2015. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: General Announcements Stay tuned for future ar...
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Apr 8 2015 5:24PM
News Announcement Selecting the Correct Test in the Test Administrator (TA) Interface
ODE has received numerous reports of test administrators selecting the wrong tests in the TA interface mainly, but not solely, in regards to the Smarter Balanced Interim Assessments. Due to the amount of exposure students receive when being administe...
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Apr 8 2015 5:21PM
News Announcement Smarter Balanced English Language Arts (ELA) Item Type Clarification
ODE has received a number of questions about an item type on the Smarter Balanced ELA assessment that requires students to identify evidence by selecting a word or phrase embedded within a passage. To address student confusion regarding these item ty...
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Apr 8 2015 4:47PM
Calendar ELPA Window Closes on April 15
The 2014-15 testing window for the ELPA will close at the end of the day on Wednesday, April 15, 2015. Test administrators and district personnel should ensure that all eligible students have completed and submitted their ELPAs on or before that date...
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News Announcement Extended Assessment Access and Data Entry: Grades 3-8, 11
Access to the Extended Assessments as well as data entry for grades 3-8, 11 are through the Oregon Extended Assessment Training and Proficiency website at https://or.k12test.com/. Guidance regarding accessing the test materials and data entry is post...
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