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Dec 5 2016 3:20PM
News Announcement Revised 2016-17 District Estimates as of December 5, 2016
Click Revised 2016-17 District Estimates as of December 5, 2016 to view the latest district estimates.
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Dec 5 2016 3:14PM
News Announcement Revised 2016-17 ADMw Breakouts as of December 5, 2016
Click Revised 2016-17 ADMw Breakouts as of December 5, 2016 to view the latest ADMw breakouts.
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Dec 5 2016 3:06PM
News Announcement Revised 2016-17 ESD Estimate as of December 5, 2016
Click Revised 2016-17 ESD Estimate as of December 5, 2016 to view the latest ESD estimates.
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Dec 2 2016 12:44PM
News Announcement Summer Meals Newsletter: December 2016
December 2016 This Summer Meals newsletter shares information on: 2017 Anti-Hunger Policy Conference, fall policy release, and increasing summer breakfast participation. Click here  to view this Newsletter.
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Dec 1 2016 11:57AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - December 1, 2016
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for December 1, 2016. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS Farewell Michelle M...
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Dec 1 2016 11:13AM
Calendar Informal DTC Webinars Starting This Month
Informal District Test Coordinator (DTC) Webinars will begin on December 14 from 9:30 - 10:30 AM PT and continue on the second Wednesday of each month through June. Informal DTC webinars are an optional (but encouraged) space for DTCs to receive remi...
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Dec 1 2016 10:40AM
News Announcement 2015-16 ELPA21 Score Interpretation Information
In October 2016, the Oregon State Board of Education adopted the ELPA21 performance standards (“cut scores”), the proficiency status descriptors of Emerging, Progressing, and Proficient, and also adopted the Achievement Level Descriptors. Each of the...
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Nov 30 2016 5:24PM
News Announcement Farewell Michelle McCoy
At the end of December, Michelle McCoy will be leaving ODE to pursue a new chapter of her career as the Assessment Design Manager with the ELPA21 consortium based out of UCLA’s National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testin...
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Nov 30 2016 5:03PM
News Announcement 2015-16 ELPA21 Scores in Online Reporting
The 2015-16 ELPA21 student results became available on Wednesday November 30, 2016. The results went live via the Online Reporting System (ORS) in the OAKS Portal for authorized users. In addition, authorized users of Student Centered Staging and the...
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Nov 30 2016 3:00PM
News Release 2015-16 Oregon Statewide Report Card Released
(Salem, Ore) – The 2015-16 Oregon Statewide Report Card is now available on the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) website. This annual report provides a statewide look at Oregon’s kindergarten through grade 12 education system, including key data on...
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Nov 30 2016 2:00PM
Calendar Extended Assessment Braille and Large Print Order Window 16-17
The window for ordering Braille and Large Print versions of the Extended Assessments is open. The deadline for order submissions is January 13, 2017. Incomplete or unsigned order forms will not be processed. Please find the Extended Assessment Braill...
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Nov 30 2016 1:26PM
Calendar 2016-17 Kindergarten Assessment Review Window Closes Monday, December 5
REMINDER: The Kindergarten Assessment Collections Review Window (Approaches to Learning, Early Literacy, and Early Math) will close Monday, December 5, 2016. Please make sure you log into each collection during this time and view the audits by going ...
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Nov 30 2016 1:18PM
News Announcement “Sign Language Interpreter” Accessibility Support: Update and Training Info
ODE continues to offer a training and proficiency system for test administrators using a sign language interpreter accessibility support for an applicable statewide assessment administration (i.e., OAKS Science and Social Sciences, Extended, and Kind...
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Nov 30 2016 12:51PM
Calendar REMINDER: Graduation and Dropout Validations
The Cohort Graduation and NCES Dropout Rate validations are currently available in the Achievement Data Insight (ADI) application. The deadline for viewing and correcting your data is Friday, December 9. See the Cohort technical manual and the Exit A...
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Nov 30 2016 12:17PM
Calendar Second Period Cumulative ADM Collection
At 1 PM on December 8, Second Period Cumulative ADM will open. This collection includes records on all enrollment occurring between July 1 and December 31, 2016 (excepting summer school). Training is at 2 PM on December 1, and a recording will be pos...
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Nov 30 2016 11:42AM
Calendar Staff Position Training on December 8, 2016
Training for the 16-17 Staff Position Collection will be held on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 2 PM. To log in, follow the link under Staff Position 16-17 on the Video Training 2016-2017 page. The 16-17 Staff Position Manual has also been recent...
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Nov 30 2016 11:23AM
News Announcement Question & Answer: Assessment and Accountability Update - December 1, 2016
Answers to Common Questions from the Field Question: Why are the changes I made to my First Period Cumulative ADM data not showing up in the Fall Membership validation? Answer: It’s possible that the data in the validation have not been ref...
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Nov 30 2016 9:00AM
News Announcement ELL Outcome Improvement Plan Advisory Group December Meeting
The Oregon Department of Education will be holding a meeting of the ELL Outcomes Advisory Group on Wednesday, December 7th, 2016 at the State Library in Salem: Rooms 102 and 103 250 Winter St. NE Salem, OR 97310 During this meeting, ...
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Nov 29 2016 2:01PM
News Announcement School Nutrition Program Newsletter: November 28, 2016
The Oregon Department of Education, Child Nutrition Programs (ODE CNP) provides a weekly newsletter for Sponsors of School Nutrition Programs. Click here to view this Newsletter. Inside this Issue… Wellness Policy Outreach Toolkit ODE and U...
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Nov 29 2016 12:00AM
News Announcement The Annual Stakeholders Meeting for IDEA State Performance Plan
The Annual Stakeholders Meeting for IDEA State Performance Plan. Annual Stakeholders meeting for the IDEA State Performance Plan is scheduled for November 29, 2016. The meeting will be held in Salem, OR, at the Public Service Building at 255 Capit...
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Nov 28 2016 11:10AM
News Announcement Memo: Nonprogram Food Reference Week for SY 2016-2017 Response Due: February 15, 2017
November 28, 2016 TO: Sponsors of the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program RE: Nonprogram Food Reference Week for SY 2016-2017 Response Due: February 15, 2017 Action Required The U.S. Department of Agriculture (...
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Nov 23 2016 11:07AM
News Announcement ODE Launches Measure 98 High School Graduation and College and Career Readiness Act of 2016 FAQ & Website
The High School Graduation and College and Career Readiness Act of 2016 - Measure 98, is a 2016 ballot initiative that provides direct funding to school districts to increase high school graduation rates. Measure 98 identifies 3 specific areas: ...
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Nov 22 2016 8:00AM
News Release Homeless Student Data Released
Despite improving economy, number of homeless students exceeds recession level (Salem, Ore) – For the third year in a row, Oregon’s population of homeless students is up over the previous year, reaching a level now exceeding that seen during the...
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Nov 21 2016 9:09AM
News Announcement USDA Foods/Procurement Advisory Council: November 2016 Meeting Minutes
The purpose of the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) USDA Foods Distribution Program & Procurement Advisory Council is to provide guidance to ODE that will ensure wise utilization of commodity funds to best benefit the health and education of stud...
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Nov 18 2016 9:17AM
News Announcement 2016 Oregon School Counselor of the Year
Each year the Oregon School Counseling Association (OSCA) honors the best of the best - school counselors who are running a top-notch, comprehensive school counseling program at either the elementary, middle or high school level. Holly Vaughn-Edmonds o...
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Nov 17 2016 11:18AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - November 17, 2016
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for November 17, 2016. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS PSAT Fee Waiver De...
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Nov 16 2016 2:08PM
Calendar PSAT Fee Waiver Deadline
A quick reminder that the deadline for schools to submit fee waiver rosters of eligible juniors is Friday, November 18. Schools that fail to provide rosters of students using fee waivers will be invoiced for these tests. Information about the fee wai...
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Nov 16 2016 2:02PM
Calendar Completing the Annual District Test Coordinator Training Requirement
Section 1.5 of the Test Administration Manual describes the training requirements for District Test Coordinators (DTCs), which include watching the ODE-provided training modules and responding to the training quiz, as well as participating in an ODE-...
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Nov 16 2016 1:24PM
Calendar Extended Assessment: Fall 2016 Alignment Study POSTPONED
Due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our control, we are needing to reschedule the Fall Alignment Study that was set for next week. We are shooting for a date within the first quarter of 2017. An updated invite for this Study will be posted as soon...
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Nov 16 2016 1:20PM
News Announcement Oregon Extended Assessment Administration Manual 2016-17
The 2016-17 Oregon Extended Assessment Administration Manual is posted at http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/results/?id=178. This manual is intended for educators and parents who are interested in a general overview of the Oregon's Extended Assessmen...
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Nov 16 2016 1:15PM
News Announcement Oregon Accessibility Manual
The 2016-17 Oregon Accessibility Manual (OAM) is posted at http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=487. The OAM provides districts, schools, and IEP teams with current and anticipated policies and requirements that will govern the provision of acc...
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Nov 16 2016 10:49AM
News Announcement Question & Answer: Assessment and Accountability Update - November 17, 2016
Answers to Common Questions from the Field Question: Where can I set the language for a student’s test to Spanish in the new TIDE? Answer: In the 2016-17 TIDE Student Settings page, the setting formerly labeled “Language” is now labeled as ...
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Nov 14 2016 8:32AM
News Announcement November 2016 ESD Payment Statements
To view the November 2016 ESD Payement Statements, clickhere
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Nov 14 2016 8:24AM
News Announcement November 2016 District Payment Statements
To view November 2016 District Payment Statements, clickhere
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Nov 10 2016 11:41AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - November 10, 2016
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for November 10, 2016. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS Score Week for Cou...
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Nov 10 2016 11:32AM
Calendar ELPA21 2015-16 Data and Student Reports Update
As previously announced, the 2015-16 ELPA21 student score results are expected to be available for districts in late November, after the assessment data has been reviewed and confirmed. ODE is conducting an intense review of the ELPA21 student data a...
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Nov 9 2016 10:56AM
Calendar 2016-17 Kindergarten Assessment Review Window
The 2016-17 Kindergarten Assessment Collections: Approaches to Learning, Early Literacy, and Early Mathematics closed on Monday, October 31. The Kindergarten Assessment Collections Review Window is open from Monday, November 14 through Monday, D...
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Nov 9 2016 9:56AM
Calendar Fall Membership Validation Opens Thursday, November 17
The Fall Membership validation will open in the Achievement Data Insight (ADI) application at 1 pm on November 17, and closes at 11:59 pm on January 27, 2017. Please log in early to view your information, as all changes to your First Period Cumulativ...
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Nov 9 2016 9:36AM
Calendar Score Week for Counselors: December 5 - 10
The College Board is devoting an entire week to making sure counselors know how to access, understand, and use PSAT/NMSQT® scores before they are released to students. Three webinars will be hosted on a rotating basis throughout Score Week and you ca...
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Nov 9 2016 6:29AM
News Announcement Request for Proposal - Financial Management Training for the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)
November 9, 2016 RE: Request for Proposal The State of Oregon, acting by and through the Department of Education, Child Nutrition Programs (Agency), is issuing this Request for Proposals (RFP) for a qualified company to provide Child and Adul...
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Nov 8 2016 3:22PM
News Announcement School Nutrition Program Newsletter: November 7, 2016
The Oregon Department of Education, Child Nutrition Programs (ODE CNP) provides a weekly newsletter for Sponsors of School Nutrition Programs. Click here to view this Newsletter. Inside this Issue… Webinar Opportunity ODE and USDA Policy Me...
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Nov 4 2016 11:39AM
News Announcement Executive Numbered Memo: 001-2016-17 Division 22 Assurances 2016-2017
To: District Superintendents RE: 2016-2017 Division 22 Standards Assurances From: Salam Noor, Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction Per Oregon Administrative Rule (OAR) 581-022-1610 Operating Policies and Procedures, school district ...
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Nov 3 2016 2:04PM
News Announcement Draft Health Education Standards and Performance Indicators 2nd Review
In its commitment to provide teachers with a standards-based educational system, the Oregon Department of Education (ODE), with assistance from stakeholders, has begun a review and revision of the Oregon Health Education Content Standards. In February...
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Nov 3 2016 11:20AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - November 3, 2016
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for November 3, 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 we...
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Nov 3 2016 10:51AM
News Announcement 2016-2017 Practice Tests Now Available
Updated Smarter Balanced Mathematics and English Language Arts (ELA), ELPA 21, and OAKS Science and Social Sciences practice tests and an updated Test Administrator (TA) Training Site are now available. Practice tests can be accessed using supported ...
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Nov 3 2016 9:04AM
News Announcement PSAT Invoices
Thank you for your incredible work to support your students with the PSAT/NMSQT®. As you complete the after test responsibilities including submitting a remittance form, please note that there has been an invoice process change, because of the ODE co...
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Nov 3 2016 8:53AM
News Announcement Oregon’s Observational Rating Assessment (ORora) Reports
The Oregon Observational Rating Assessment (ORora) Reports are now available on your district secure website. The ORora collects pre-academic performance and progress information for students with significant cognitive disabilities who are not able t...
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Nov 3 2016 7:55AM
Calendar Important Dates for November and December 2016
Date Event November 1 - 17 OAKS Extended Assessment Qualified Trainer Training November 3 - 14 Data Collection Audit Review Window for First Period Cumulative ADM 2016-17 November 4 Deadline for completing required District Tes...
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Nov 2 2016 11:52AM
News Announcement ELL Outcome Improvement Plan Advisory Group November Meeting
The Oregon Department of Education will be holding a meeting of the ELL Outcomes Advisory Group on Wednesday, November 9th, 2016 at ODE in Salem: ODE Room 251A&B 255 Capitol St. NE Salem, OR 97310 During this meeting, the Advisory G...
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Nov 1 2016 8:21AM
News Announcement Memo:Consuming Meals Off-site in the Child and Adult Care Food Program CACFP 22-2016
November 1, 2016 To: Sponsors of Child Care Centers, Adult Day Care, Head Start Centers, At-Risk Afterschool Programs, Homeless and Outside School Hours Programs RE: Consuming Meals Off-site in the Child and Adult Care Food Program CACFP 22-...
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Nov 1 2016 12:00AM
News Release Oregon Teachers Honored with Prestigious Mathematics and Science Award
Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (Salem, Ore.) – Deputy Superintendent Salam Noor is proud to announce Oregon’s awardees of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST), ...
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Oct 31 2016 8:20AM
News Announcement School Nutrition Program Newsletter: October 31, 2016
The Oregon Department of Education, Child Nutrition Programs (ODE CNP) provides a weekly newsletter for Sponsors of School Nutrition Programs. Click here to view this Newsletter. Inside this Issue… Grant Opportunities ODE and USDA Policy Me...
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Oct 28 2016 10:11AM
News Announcement African American/Black Student Success Plan Advisory Group Meeting - November 4, 2016
African American/Black Student Success Plan Oregon Department of Education African American/Black Student Success Plan Advisory Group Meeting Friday, November 4, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Oregon Department of Education, Room 251A/B...
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Oct 27 2016 12:00PM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - October 27, 2016
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for October 27, 2016. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS Farewell, Ken Herme...
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Oct 27 2016 9:24AM
News Announcement USDA Foods Service Fee Information
The Oregon Department of Education USDA Food Distribution Program is providing information on USDA Foods service fee information. Please click here to see the announcement.
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Oct 27 2016 8:00AM
News Release National Science Assessment Results Released
Oregon scores remain same while nation catches up (Salem, Ore) – The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) scores for science were released today, showing Oregon students remain at or above their peers nationwide. Called the Nation’...
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Oct 26 2016 4:26PM
News Announcement Farewell Ken Hermens
At the end of this month, Ken Hermens will be retiring from ODE to pursue a new career chapter as Director of English Language Arts at Smarter Balanced. During his twenty years at ODE, Ken has been a teacher, mentor, and friend to his colleagues who ...
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Oct 26 2016 4:19PM
Calendar 2016-2017 Practice Tests Open November 1
Updated Smarter Balanced Mathematics and English Language Arts (ELA), ELPA 21, and OAKS Science and Social Sciences practice tests and an updated Test Administrator (TA) Training Site will be available starting November 1. Practice tests can be acces...
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Oct 26 2016 4:16PM
News Announcement ELPA21 Performance Standards and Descriptors Adopted by the State Board of Education
On October 20, 2016, the Oregon State Board of Education unanimously voted to adopt the recommended ELPA21 performance standards (“cut scores”) and associated descriptors, as recommended and adopted by the ELPA21 Consortium. In the coming week, ODE w...
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Oct 26 2016 3:49PM
News Announcement ELPA21 Paper-Pencil Writing Supplement for 2016-17
In recent weeks, staff at ODE and its testing vendor, American Institutes for Research (AIR), have reviewed the paper-pencil writing supplement to the 2015-16 ELPA21 administration in Kindergarten and 1st grade. After examining the impact of the pape...
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Oct 26 2016 2:46PM
News Announcement Oregon's Statewide Transition Conference
Oregon's Statewide Transition Conference Building Bridges to the Future -- February 16 & 17, 2017 Marriott Waterfront, Portland Session Topics Educational Practices for Transition Aged Youth Vocational Rehabilitation and Youth Resea...
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Oct 26 2016 12:57PM
News Announcement Update on the Development of the ELPA21 Screener
Progress on the development of the ELPA21 screener is continuing with the ELPA21 governance and the multi-state task force assigned to this work. Negotiations continue between UCLA/CRESST (ELPA21’s governing partner) and a potential testing vendor wh...
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Oct 26 2016 9:53AM
News Announcement Final 2016-17 Oregon Accessibility Manual (OAM) Posted
The 2016-17 Final Oregon Accessibility Manual is posted on the ODE's Statewide Assessment Accessibility Supports webpage at http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=487. Contact Brad Lenhardt at brad.lenhardt@state.or.us or 503-947-5755.
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Oct 26 2016 9:48AM
Calendar Cohort Graduation and NCES Dropout Validations Open
The Cohort Graduation Rate (4-year and 5-year) and the NCES Dropout and Graduation Rate validations are available in the Achievement Data Insight application as of 1 PM today, and will remain open until 11:59 PM on December 9. If you do not see them,...
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Oct 26 2016 9:43AM
Calendar First Period Cumulative ADM 2016-17 - Closing October 28, 2016
The 2016-17 First Period Cumulative ADM collection will be closed to all at 11:59 PM on October 28, 2016. This collection will reopen on November 3 and will be open through November 14, 2016 for the ADM audit review window. Training for this collecti...
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Oct 26 2016 9:19AM
Calendar Institutions Database Contact Change
Beginning November 1, 2016, Beth Blumenstein will be the primary contact for Institutions. Additional Institution resources can be located online at: http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/results/?id=219. For any questions regarding institution requests ...
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Oct 25 2016 3:54PM
News Announcement School Nutrition Program Newsletter: October 24, 2016
The Oregon Department of Education, Child Nutrition Programs (ODE CNP) provides a weekly newsletter for Sponsors of School Nutrition Programs. Click here to view this Newsletter. Inside this Issue… On-site Monitoring of Breakfast and Lunch ...
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Oct 25 2016 3:05PM
News Announcement COSA EL Alliance Conference in March
The COSA EL Alliance Conference is to support English Language Learners throughout the state. The conference will be held March 8 to 10, 2017. For more information, go to their website.
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Oct 20 2016 10:45AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - October 20, 2016
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for October 20, 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 we...
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Oct 20 2016 10:00AM
News Announcement 2015-16 Class Size Report
The 2015-16 class size report is now available. You can find it online by clicking here. This is a more detailed version of the information provided last week in the school and district report cards. This report contains median class size for ev...
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Oct 19 2016 1:48PM
News Announcement Returning PSAT Assessments
After administering the PSAT on test day, Test Center Supervisors will return answer sheets for scoring and login to http://www.collegeboard.com/school/ to complete remittance. Please follow the instructions from supervisor’s manual (started on page ...
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Oct 19 2016 1:19PM
Calendar Kindergarten Assessment 2016-17 Data Collection Window Closes Monday, October 31
The Kindergarten Assessment Consolidated Collections Application (Approaches to Learning, Early Literacy, and Early Math) will close Monday, October 31, 2016. All three collections must be submitted error-free by Monday, October 31 close date. I...
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Oct 19 2016 10:56AM
News Announcement Question & Answer: Assessment and Accountability Update - October 20, 2016
Answers to Common Questions from the Field Question: I have a student who transferred to my school from another state and she took the Smarter Balanced high school test there. Would you provide me with some information about how to determine whe...
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Oct 18 2016 8:34AM
News Announcement 2015-16 Not Chronically Absent Report
The 2015-16 Not Chronically Absent report is now available. You can find it online by clicking here. This is a more detailed version of the information already provided on the school and district report cards which were released last week. The report l...
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Oct 17 2016 12:42PM
News Announcement PTA Hosting Community Forum on ESSA in Bend
The public is invited to a community forum hosted by the Oregon PTA, covering the topic of ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act). This relatively new legislation (signed into law on December 10, 2015) reforms the 50-year-old ESEA (Elementary and Se...
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Oct 17 2016 12:39PM
News Announcement School Nutrition Program Newsletter: October 17, 2016
The Oregon Department of Education, Child Nutrition Programs (ODE CNP) provides a weekly newsletter for Sponsors of School Nutrition Programs. Click here to view this Newsletter. Inside this Issue… Modifications to Accommodate Disabilities i...
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Oct 17 2016 12:31PM
News Announcement Memo: On-site Reviews for School Year 2016-2017
October 17, 2016 TO: Sponsors of the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program RE: On-site Reviews for School Year 2016-2017 Action Required The Oregon Department of Education Child Nutrition Programs (ODE CNP) annu...
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Oct 17 2016 10:57AM
News Announcement CLOSED - Job Opportunity - Director of Employee Services
Director of Employee Services Opening Salary: $74,184.00 - $109,416.00 Annually Location: Salem, Oregon Application Deadline: November 4, 2016 We are excited to announce that we are recruiting for a new Employee Services Director to mobi...
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Oct 17 2016 8:01AM
News Announcement Memo: Annual Food Safety Inspections
October 17, 2016 TO: Public School, Private School and Residential Child Care Institution (RCCI) Sponsors of the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs RE: Annual Food Safety Inspections Action Required Food Service Op...
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Oct 17 2016 7:53AM
News Announcement Memo: Community Eligibility Provision: Planning and Implementation Guidance SP 61-2016
October 17, 2016 TO:Sponsors of the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program RE: Community Eligibility Provision: Planning and Implementation Guidance SP 61-2016 Action Required Enclosed is a policy memo issue...
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Oct 17 2016 7:50AM
News Announcement Memo: Modifications to Accommodate Disabilities in the School Meal Programs SP 59-2016
October 17, 2016 TO:Sponsors of the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program RE: Modifications to Accommodate Disabilities in the School Meal Programs SP 59-2016 Action Required Enclosed is a policy memo issue...
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Oct 14 2016 12:34PM
News Announcement October 2016 ESD Payment Statements
To view the October 2016 ESD Payment Statements, click here
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Oct 14 2016 11:35AM
News Announcement October 2016 District Payment Statements
To view the October 2016 District Payment Statements, clickhere
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Oct 13 2016 12:59PM
News Announcement Memo: USDA Policy Memos – Unpaid Meals SP 58-2016; SP 57-2016
October 13, 2016 TO: Sponsors of the Child Nutrition Programs RE: USDA Policy Memos – Unpaid Meals SP 58-2016; SP 57-2016 Enclosed are policy memos issued by USDA for National School Lunch Program (NSLP) Sponsors. Please review these memos ...
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Oct 13 2016 12:53PM
News Announcement Memo: USDA Policy Memo – Indirect Cost Guidance SP 60-2016
October 13, 2016 TO: Sponsors of the Child Nutrition Programs RE: USDA Policy Memo – Indirect Cost Guidance SP 60-2016 Enclosed is a policy memo issued by USDA for National School Lunch Program (NSLP) Sponsors. Please review this memo caref...
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Oct 13 2016 11:39AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - October 13, 2016
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for October 13, 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 we...
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Oct 13 2016 11:19AM
News Announcement Question & Answer: Assessment and Accountability Update - October 13, 2016
Answers to Common Questions from the Field Question: In the Other Standardized Assessment Achievement Standards for Essential Skills table in the Essential Skills and Local Performance Assessment Manual, the SAT option lists a score of a 24, 27,...
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Oct 13 2016 11:09AM
News Announcement Update to the Essential Skills and Local Performance Assessment Manual
The Essential Skills and Local Performance Assessment Manual has been updated and is available at http://www.ode.state.or.us/go/es. The changes are summarized in a table on the cover page and include the addition of more details about which score(s) ...
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Oct 13 2016 11:02AM
News Announcement Fall Alignment Study
Fall Alignment Study We are looking for two special education teachers per grade level, per content area (ELA & Math Grades 3-8 & 11 and Science at Grades 5, 8, & 11) who have had at least five years working with Students With Significant Cognitive ...
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Oct 13 2016 11:01AM
Calendar Cohort Graduation Rate and NCES Dropout Rate Training
The Cohort Graduation Rate and NCES Dropout Rate validations will open Thursday, October 27, at 1 PM. Training will be conducted on Thursday, October 20, at 2 PM. For connection information and training details, see https://district.ode.state.or.us/s...
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Oct 13 2016 10:48AM
Calendar Assessment and Accountability Checklist for 2016-17 Updated October 13, 2016
The Assessment and Accountability Checklist for 2016-17 has been revised and posted at: http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=472. Please note the revision history starting on page 47. Changes of note: Webinars Instructional Unit Ide...
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Oct 13 2016 10:25AM
News Announcement Accessibility to Grade-Level Content for SWSCDs Training
In the interest of supporting special educators work with students with significant cognitive disabilities (SWSCDs) and to build capacity across Oregon—that supports and compliments our assessment efforts—an ODE-BRT endeavor has resulted in the develop...
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Oct 13 2016 9:58AM
Calendar Data Releases: Not Chronically Absent and Class Size
Two data releases are scheduled for the week of October 17. The Not Chronically Absent data will be released on October 18, and will contain state, district, and school level chronic absenteeism counts and rates, by grade level and student group. The...
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Oct 13 2016 12:00AM
News Release State Releases School and District Report Cards
State Education Leaders Plan for Report Card Redesign (Salem, Ore) – Today, the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) released report cards for the state’s 1,239 schools and 197 school districts. Report cards serve as a tool for helping schools ...
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Oct 11 2016 3:48PM
News Announcement School Nutrition Program Newsletter: October 10, 2016
The Oregon Department of Education, Child Nutrition Programs (ODE CNP) provides a weekly newsletter for Sponsors of School Nutrition Programs. Click here to view this Newsletter. Inside this Issue… Indirect Cost Webinar Opportunity ODE and...
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Oct 11 2016 7:55AM
News Announcement Memo: Meal Pattern Change: Cheese Cannot be Used as a Substitute for Milk Effective November 1, 2016
October 11, 2016 TO: Adult Day Care Sponsors RE: Meal Pattern Change: Cheese Cannot be Used as a Substitute for Milk Effective November 1, 2016 The Oregon Department of Education Child Nutrition Programs (ODE CNP) discovered an error in t...
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Oct 6 2016 11:02AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - October 6, 2016
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for October 6, 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 wee...
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Oct 5 2016 11:16AM
Calendar Important Dates for October and November 2016
Date Event October 1 - November 1 2016-17 Test Administration and Security Training modules posted to ODE website October 5 Report Validation Window CLOSES for Preliminary School and District Report Card Summary and Ratings Detail P...
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Oct 5 2016 10:35AM
Calendar Kindergarten Early Math Item Writing
The Oregon Department of Education is seeking educators interested in participating as items writers for the Early Math measure of the Kindergarten Assessment. The training and Early Math item writing is scheduled for November 3, 2016 at the Public S...
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Oct 5 2016 10:21AM
News Announcement Webinar Scheduled: Transition to the Revised Writing Scoring Guide
On October 27, 2016, ODE will be hosting a Webinar providing participants with information on making the transition from the current Official Scoring Guide to the newly-adopted Revised Writing Scoring Guide. The Webinar will begin at 3 PM and last fo...
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Oct 5 2016 10:17AM
Calendar Exit Adjustment Opening
The ADM Exit Adjustment Window for 2015-16 will open October 13, and remain open until November 28. This is an opportunity to review and edit your Annual ADM records; it is not a standalone collection. An updated manual is available at https://distr...
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Oct 3 2016 11:02AM
News Announcement Secondary Career Pathway Funding Preliminary Allocations Now Available
The Secondary Career Pathway Funding preliminary allocations are now available on the ODE website. This is the second year of a pilot designed to provide funding to CTE classrooms across the State. In order to be eligible the CTE Programs of Study mu...
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Oct 3 2016 8:53AM
News Announcement School Nutrition Program Newsletter: October 3, 2016
The Oregon Department of Education, Child Nutrition Programs (ODE CNP) provides a weekly newsletter for Sponsors of School Nutrition Programs. Click here to view this Newsletter. Inside this Issue… Verification Process and Reporting ODE an...
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Sep 29 2016 3:12PM
News Announcement Dispute Resolution Committee (DRC) Recruitment Notice
The Dispute Resolution Committee (DRC) has an opening for a new parent representative., with a preference that the parent be the parent of an infant, toddler, or child with a disability aged six or younger The committee will approve the new appointe...
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Sep 29 2016 12:34PM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - September 29, 2016
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for September 29, 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 ...
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Sep 29 2016 10:28AM
News Announcement ELL Outcome Improvement Plan Advisory Group October Meeting
The Oregon Department of Education will be holding a meeting of the ELL Outcomes Advisory Group on Thursday, October 6th, 2016 at the HECC Office in Salem: HECC Office Large Conference Room 775 Court St. NE Salem, OR 97301 During t...
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Sep 29 2016 8:49AM
News Announcement ELPA21 Braille Order Forms Available
During 2016-17, the English Language Proficiency Assessment for the 21st Century (ELPA21) will be available in a paper-pencil Braille format for students who need a Braille form. To order, District Test Coordinators should complete the order form fou...
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Sep 29 2016 8:44AM
News Announcement Last Minute Online Registration!
Last minute online registration for the State Special Education Administrators Annual Fall Conference available until October 1, 2016. On-site registration available after October 1st. Click here to visit the conference website for detailed i...
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Sep 28 2016 10:35AM
News Announcement School Nutrition Program Newsletter: September 26, 2016
The Oregon Department of Education, Child Nutrition Programs (ODE CNP) provides a weekly newsletter for Sponsors of School Nutrition Programs. Click here to view this Newsletter. Inside this Issue… Reimbursement of Testing for Lead in Wat...
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Sep 28 2016 9:08AM
News Release Medford Elementary Educator Named 2017 Oregon Teacher of the Year
Gloria Pereyra-Robertson identified as a strong advocate for students and teachers (Medford, Ore.) – In a surprise assembly today, Gloria Pereyra-Robertson, a bilingual kindergarten teacher from Howard Elementary School in the Medford School Dis...
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Sep 28 2016 8:58AM
News Announcement ELPA21 2015-16 Score Reporting Update
In recent weeks, the ELPA21 Consortium governance group has voted to recommend preliminary cut scores for the consortium states to use. This includes domain-level cut scores and the proficiency determination rules and descriptors for each ELPA21 grad...
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Sep 28 2016 8:55AM
Calendar First Period Cumulative ADM 2016-17 Open September 29 - October 28, 2016
The 2016-17 First Period Cumulative ADM collection will be open beginning September 29, 2016 until 11:59 PM on October 28, 2016. Training for this collection was presented on Tuesday, September 13, and the recording is posted to the Video Training we...
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Sep 28 2016 8:36AM
News Announcement Percentile Scores on Test Records
When test records are loaded into the ODE assessment system, we populate the percentile score from the previous school year’s computed score to percentile rank tables, which are based on the final scale scores for the entire state. For example, the 2...
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Sep 27 2016 7:00AM
News Release Oregon SAT Scores Continue to Exceed National Average
Scores, participation rates remain steady (Salem, Ore.) – Oregon students taking the SAT exam on average had scores at or slightly below last year, but still outperformed their peers around the country, according to results released today by Co...
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Sep 22 2016 3:34PM
News Announcement African American/Black Student Success Plan Advisory Group Meeting - September 30, 2016
African American/Black Student Success Plan Oregon Department of Education African American/Black Student Success Plan Advisory Group Meeting Friday, September 30, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Oregon Department of Education, Room 251A...
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Sep 22 2016 2:19PM
News Announcement COSA Annual Principals and Teacher Leaders Conference
Register now for COSA's Annual Principals and Teacher Leaders Conference, October 23-25, 2016 at The Riverhouse Hotel and Convention Center in Bend, OR. Please contact Sera Lockwood at COSA with any questions or visit the website to register, rev...
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Sep 22 2016 10:55AM
News Announcement ODE Guidance: Avoiding Mock Sheltered Workshop (MSW) activities in schools - What they are and how this requirement impacts planning for appropriate vocational instructional activities.
This guidance document is provided for special education directors, secondary special education teachers, administrators and transition specialists. The Settlement Agreement for the Lane vs. Brown case was approved in December 2015, and relates to p...
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Sep 22 2016 9:24AM
News Announcement Question & Answer: Assessment and Accountability Update - September 22, 2016
Answers to Common Questions from the Field Question: My school was selected for NAEP 2017. We were also selected for NAEP 2015 and NAEP 2013. I thought NAEP was a random sample of schools. Why is my school always selected? Answer: For the s...
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Sep 22 2016 8:18AM
News Announcement 2016 Oregon Statewide Teacher Inservice Opportunities
Click here to view a listing of opportunities and resources for the 2016 Statewide Teacher Inservice Day, compiled by the Oregon International Council. This year the statewide inservice day is Friday, October 14. Inservice activities are also availabl...
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Sep 21 2016 11:59AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - September 22, 2016
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for September 22, 2016. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS Farewell Assistan...
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Sep 21 2016 10:15AM
News Announcement Farewell Assistant Superintendent Brown
Derek Brown, the Assistant Superintendent of Assessment and Accountability, will be leaving ODE at the end of October to join Education Northwest as a manager in the Center for Strengthening Education Systems. Derek joined the department in 2010...
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Sep 21 2016 9:31AM
Calendar 2016-17 District Test Coordinator (DTC) Training Materials Available October 1
As described in the 2016-17 Preliminary Test Administration Manual, prior to participating in the required ODE-facilitated webinar sessions in November, all designated district test coordinators are required to independently review/complete the follo...
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Sep 21 2016 9:16AM
Calendar Registering for November District Test Coordinator (DTC) Trainings
The required 2016-17 District Test Coordinator Training will be held on the following dates (all times PST): November 8, 2016 from 3:00 - 4:30 PM November 9, 2016 from 9:00 - 10:30 AM November 10, 2016 from 3:45 - 5:15 PM ODE requires that ...
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Sep 21 2016 9:04AM
Calendar REMINDER: Report Card Narrative Data Collection Closing September 23
The Report Card Narrative Data Collection allows institutions to add narrative text to their school and district report cards, including letters from the superintendent and principal. It will close on September 23, at 11:59 PM. Remember that both Eng...
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Sep 21 2016 8:59AM
News Announcement UPDATED - 2015-16 Conversion Tables: Scale Score to Percentile Rank
The 2015-16 Conversion tables for Smarter Balanced (English Language Arts and Mathematics) and OAKS Science scale scores to percentile rank file was changed on September 15 and reposted. There was an error in the original file, which was corrected th...
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Sep 20 2016 4:49PM
News Announcement Professional Learning Series for Experienced Mentors: Locations & Registration
The Oregon Department of Education (ODE), together with the New Teacher Center (NTC), is offering two free professional learning opportunities for Teacher Mentors/Principals/Administrators. Year two focuses on reaching all students through differe...
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Sep 19 2016 2:07PM
News Announcement Community Eligibility Provision: Guidance and Updated Q&As
September 19, 2016 TO: Sponsors of the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program RE: Community Eligibility Provision: Guidance and Updated Q&AsStudents SP 54-2016 Action Required Enclosed is a policy memo issued...
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Sep 19 2016 10:11AM
News Announcement School Nutrition Program Newsletter: September 19, 2016
The Oregon Department of Education, Child Nutrition Programs (ODE CNP) provides a weekly newsletter for Sponsors of School Nutrition Programs. Click here to view this Newsletter. Inside this Issue… Administrative Review Training ODE an...
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Sep 15 2016 11:35AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - September 15, 2016
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for September 15, 2016. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS 2016-17 30-day No...
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Sep 15 2016 10:10AM
Calendar 2016-17 30-day Notice and Opt-out Form Now Available
The 2016-17 30-day notice and opt-out form are now posted to ODE’s webpage along with the 2016-17 annual notice at http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=4302. Districts are required to distribute the Annual Notice to parents at the start of each...
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Sep 15 2016 9:52AM
Calendar Reporting Test Improprieties in 2016-17
New for 2016-17, District Test Coordinators (DTCs) will submit their initial report electronically using an online form that will be posted to http://www.ode.state.or.us/go/TestSecurity by October 1, 2016. ODE will also post a step-by-step guide and ...
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Sep 15 2016 9:42AM
Calendar REMINDER: Deadline for Class Size Validation is September 20, 2016
The Class Size Validation will close at the end of the day on Tuesday, September 20, and no changes to Class Roster data will be allowed after that date. Please note that changes to Class Roster that require the IUID collection to be opened must be c...
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Sep 14 2016 10:05AM
News Release Assessment work group calls for investment in student tests to support improved teaching and learning
(Salem, Ore.) – A legislatively required work group charged with evaluating the state’s Smarter Balanced end-of-year assessment released a report with recommendations for consideration by the State Board of Education. The report, required under 2015 Ho...
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Sep 14 2016 9:59AM
Calendar First Period Cumulative ADM 2016-17 Open September 22 - October 24, 2016
The 2016-17 First Period Cumulative ADM collection will be open beginning September 22, 2016 until 11:59 PM on October 24, 2016. Training for this collection was presented on Tuesday, September 13 at 2:00 PM, and the recording will be posted to the V...
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Sep 14 2016 8:45AM
News Announcement Question & Answer: Assessment and Accountability Update - September 15, 2016
Answers to Common Questions from the Field Question: When do you use Administration Code ‘E’ (Eligible Student not Tested in Spanish) for the Kindergarten Assessment Early Math Collection? Answer: To use ‘E’ (Eligible Student not Tested in ...
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Sep 13 2016 3:34PM
News Announcement Free and Reduced Price Meal Income Guidelines for the School Year 2016-2017
The Oregon Department of Education Child Nutrition Programs announces annually the income guidelines for free and reduced price meals for students in schools operating the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs and for free milk in schoo...
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Sep 13 2016 3:04PM
News Announcement Systems Performance Review and Improvement (SPR&I) 2016 Annual Training - Registrations Open
Systems Performance Review and Improvement (SPR&I) 2016 Annual Training Registrations are OPEN ODE offers annual regional trainings which include various topics such as guidance for procedural compliance, hot topics in the field of special educ...
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Sep 13 2016 3:00PM
News Announcement School Nutrition Program Newsletter: September 12, 2016
The Oregon Department of Education, Child Nutrition Programs (ODE CNP) provides a weekly newsletter for Sponsors of School Nutrition Programs. Click here to view this Newsletter. Inside this Issue… Page 1 - Novermber School Breakfst Chall...
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Sep 13 2016 12:31PM
News Announcement 7th Annual Teaching With Purpose Conference
The 7th Annual Teaching With Purpose Conference will take place October 14-15, 2016 at Parkrose Middle School. This conference educates, inspires, and informs teachers, administrators, parents, students, and community organizers in Oregon and...
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Sep 13 2016 12:06PM
News Announcement September 2016 District Payment Statements
To view the September 2016 District Payment Statements, click here
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Sep 13 2016 10:50AM
News Announcement September 2016 ESD Payment Statements
To view the September 2016 ESD Payment Statements, click here
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Sep 12 2016 3:58PM
News Announcement COSA Early Learning Conference Pre-K-3
The COSA Early Learning Pre-K-3 Conference is November 17-18, 2016 at the Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel. Focusing on building the capacity of P-3 professionals to support children’s social-emotional development as a core component of ki...
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Sep 9 2016 10:38AM
Calendar Registration is Open: 2016 Fall Conference for Administrators of Special Education
Registration is now open for the annual ODE/COSA Special Education Fall Conference for Administrators. This year’s conference will be held at the Eugene Hilton Conference Center in Eugene, Oregon. Pre-conference Seminars: Wednesday, Octobe...
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Sep 9 2016 8:58AM
News Announcement Early Implementation of Eligibility Carryover Period for Students transitioning from Provision Schools: State Agency Extension Option
September 2, 2016 TO: Sponsors of the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program RE: Early Implementation of Eligibility Carryover Period for Students transitioning from Provision Schools: State Agency Extension Option SP...
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Sep 8 2016 9:27AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - September 8, 2016
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for September 8, 2016. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS Test Information D...
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Sep 8 2016 7:50AM
News Release 2016 Statewide Test Results Show Across-the-Board Student Progress
Scores provide information on students’ college and career readiness (Salem, Ore) –Oregon’s Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction Salam Noor announced the results of the state’s end-of-year tests today, administered to more than 290,000 st...
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Sep 7 2016 3:09PM
News Announcement State Advisory Council for Special Education September 2016 Public Meeting Notice
Thursday, September 15, 2016 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Public Service Building - Room 251A/B 255 Capitol St. NE Salem, OR 97310 Public Comment is Welcome: Public Comment Will Be Received from 12:30 - 1:00 p.m. A GoToMeeting remote option i...
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Sep 7 2016 9:32AM
Calendar Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) Webinars in November 2016
AIR redesigned TIDE in order to reduce the amount of time it takes users to complete their most critical tasks, offer a more visually pleasing user interface, make the design responsive to different devices that users may be using, and improve system p...
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Sep 7 2016 9:29AM
News Announcement ELPA21 Screener Project Update
For the past two years, the ELPA21 consortium of states has been working on the design and implementation of a new screener that will replace the commercial assessments used for initial identification of potential English Learners (ELs) who arrive in...
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Sep 7 2016 9:23AM
News Announcement ELPA21 Test Specifications Documents Are Posted
The first draft of the 2016-17 ELPA21 Test Specifications and Blueprints documents have been posted for the six ELPA21 grade bands. These documents should be considered preliminary, as there are a number of decisions that are still in process for thi...
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Sep 7 2016 9:20AM
News Announcement Qualified Assessor & Qualified Trainer Notice
Information for new and/or returning Qualified Assessors (QAs) and Qualified Trainers (QTs) who plan to serve in this capacity for the 2016-17 school year is provided in the New Oregon Extended Assessment QA & QT Training Notice posted on the Statew...
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Sep 7 2016 9:16AM
News Announcement Accessibility to Grade-Level Content for SWSCD Training
In the interest of supporting special educators work with Students With Significant Cognitive Disabilities (SWSCD) and to build capacity across Oregon - that supports and compliments our assessment efforts - an ODE/Behavioral Research & Teaching (UO)...
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Sep 7 2016 9:12AM
Calendar Extended Assessment: Fall 2016 Alignment Study
We are looking for teachers (2 SpEd/1 GenEd) per grade level, per content area (ELA & Math Grades 3-8 & 11 and Science Grades 5, 8, & 11) who are willing to participate in the Oregon Extended Assessment (ORExt) Alignment Study. We are hoping to selec...
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Sep 7 2016 9:06AM
News Announcement REMINDER: Do Not Share Embargoed Data
Please remember that data visible in the Achievement Data Insight (ADI) is generally unsuppressed and embargoed, and may also be preliminary (not final). Please do not share any data or reports from the Achievement Data Insight outside of authorized ...
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Sep 7 2016 8:33AM
News Announcement Question & Answer: Assessment and Accountability Update - September 8, 2016
Answers to Common Questions from the Field Question: When will I receive the ELPA21 scores from 2015-16? Answer: ODE is preparing to being the process to adopt the cut scores, proficiency determinations, and the Achievement Level Descriptor...
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Sep 6 2016 8:38AM
News Announcement School Nutrition Program Newsletter: September 5, 2016
The Oregon Department of Education, Child Nutrition Programs (ODE CNP) provides a weekly newsletter for Sponsors of School Nutrition Programs. Click here to view this Newsletter. Inside this Issue… Reducing Student Exposure to Lead ODE an...
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Sep 2 2016 9:17AM
News Announcement Memo: Ensuring Access to Free and Reduced Price School Meals for Low-Income Students SP 43-2016 (v.2)
September 2, 2016 TO: Sponsors of the National School Lunch Program and Special Milk Program RE: Ensuring Access to Free and Reduced Price School Meals for Low-Income Students SP 43-2016 (v.2) Action Required Enclosed is a revis...
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Sep 2 2016 9:14AM
News Announcement Memo: Ensuring Year-long Eligibility in the School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs SP 51-2016
September 2, 2016 TO: Sponsors of the National School Lunch Program and Special Milk Program RE: Ensuring Year-long Eligibility in the School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs SP 51-2016 Action Required Enclosed is a policy me...
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Sep 1 2016 9:49AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - September 1, 2016
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for September 1, 2016. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: TEST ADMINISTRATION ELPA21 ELPA21 Score...
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Sep 1 2016 9:40AM
Calendar Important Dates for September and October 2016
Date Event September 2 Report Validation Window CLOSES for Highly Qualified Teachers (HQT), Emergency Certification (and last day to make changes in Staff Assignment collection 2015-16) September 2 Last date to reduce test orders for...
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Sep 1 2016 9:35AM
News Announcement ELPA21 Score Reports for 2015-16
During 2015-16, Oregon’s English Learners participated in the first operational administration of ELPA21. Adoption of the domain-level cut scores, the proficiency determination rules, and the Achievement Level Descriptors (ALDs) will follow Oregon’s ...
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Sep 1 2016 9:29AM
News Announcement Kindergarten Assessment 2015-16 “Look Back” Report Now Available
The 2015-16 Kindergarten Assessment “Look Back” report is now available on the Kindergarten Assessment Resources webpage. This report is an update to the 2015-16 Kindergarten Assessment report released last winter and includes disaggregated student r...
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Sep 1 2016 9:22AM
News Announcement Revised Official Writing Scoring Guide Adopted by State Board
During their August 2016 retreat, the State Board of Education adopted a revised version of the Official Writing Scoring Guide, which reflects a stronger alignment to the adopted state standards for writing. During this first year of implementation (...
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Sep 1 2016 9:00AM
Calendar REMINDER: Deadline for Freshman On-Track Changes
All changes to the Freshman On-Track collection must be completed by September 2 in order to be included on this year’s school and district report cards. If you need to add or remove students from the collection, please contact Isabella Jacoby at isa...
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Sep 1 2016 8:54AM
News Announcement Question & Answer: Assessment and Accountability Update - September 1, 2016
Answers to Common Questions from the Field Question: Do I need to mail out a paper copy of the opt-out notice and form to every parent in my district? Answer: Districts may communicate with parents using existing communication protocols, in...
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Aug 31 2016 3:51PM
News Announcement Memo: Water Availability in the Child and Adult Care Food Program CACFP 20-2016
August 31, 2016 TO: Sponsors of Child Care Centers, Head Start Centers, At-Risk Afterschool Programs, Homeless and Outside School Hours Programs, and Family Day Care Homes RE: Water Availability in the Child and Adult Care Food Program CAC...
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Aug 31 2016 8:00AM
News Announcement Memo: Taking Food Components Off-site in the At-Risk Afterschool Component of the Child and Adult Care Food Program
August 31, 2016 TO: Sponsors of the Child and Adult Care Food Program Afterschool At-Risk Meals and Snacks Program RE: Taking Food Components Off-site in the At-Risk Afterschool Component of the Child and Adult Care Food Program CACFP 22-2...
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Aug 30 2016 9:29AM
News Announcement Oregon Title IIB Math and Science Partnership Request for Proposals (RFP)
The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) is opening the Request for Proposal (RFP) for its Title IIB MSP grant program for the 2016-18 funding cycle. New partnerships may apply for a two-year grant for their research projects. A total of $260,000 over ...
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Aug 30 2016 8:00AM
News Announcement Crediting Tofu and Soy Yogurt Products in the School Meal Programs and the Child and Adult Care Food Program
August 30,2016 TO: Sponsors of the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, and Child and Adult Care Food Program RE: CACFP New Meal Pattern Effective October 1, 2017 Crediting Tofu and Soy Yogurt Products in the School Mea...
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Aug 29 2016 2:02PM
News Announcement 2016 Edition of the Eligibility Manual for School Meals
August 29,2016 TO: Sponsors of the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, Child and Adult Care Food Program, and Summer Food Service Program RE: 2016 Edition of the Eligibility Manual for School Meals SP 50-2016; CACFP 19...
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Aug 29 2016 1:12PM
News Announcement CACFP New Meal Pattern Effective October 1, 2017 Nutrition Requirements for Fluid Milk and Fluid Milk Substitutions in the Child and Adult Care Food Program
August 26, 2016 TO: Sponsors of Child and Adult Care Food Program RE: CACFP New Meal Pattern Effective October 1, 2017 Nutrition Requirements for Fluid Milk and Fluid Milk Substitutions in the Child and Adult Care Food Program. The Oregon Dep...
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Aug 29 2016 9:32AM
News Announcement YDC Juvenile Justice Committee Meeting
The Juvenile Justice Committee of the Youth Development Council will be meeting on Wednesday, August 31, from 1:00- 4:00 p.m. in Room 251-A of the Public Service Building, 255 Capitol Street NE in Salem. The purpose of the meeting is the development o...
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Aug 26 2016 10:15AM
Calendar EIPA Video Conference Workshops 2016-2017
Boys Town National Research Hospital will be conducting four video conference trainings for sign language interpreters. These trainings will be hosted by Intermountain Education Service District, Southern Oregon Education Service District, and Willa...
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Aug 25 2016 4:34PM
News Announcement ELL Outcome Improvement Plan Advisory Group September Meeting
The Oregon Department of Education will be holding a meeting of the ELL Outcome Improvement Plan Advisory Group on Thursday, September 1st, 2016 at: ODE Basement A 255 Capitol St. NE Salem, OR 97310 During this meeting, the Advisory G...
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Aug 25 2016 9:35AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - August 25, 2016
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for August 25, 2016. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS Recommended: Schools...
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Aug 24 2016 6:18PM
Calendar Recommended: Schools and Districts Should Not Make TIDE Data Updates until 2016-17 TIDE Goes Live on October 27
On October 21, the Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) of the OAKS system will be taken offline in preparation for the launch of the 2016-17 version on October 27. Each year it is ODE policy to delete all students from TIDE and re-import basi...
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Aug 24 2016 5:51PM
News Announcement Kindergarten Assessment ODE Contacts
For questions regarding Kindergarten Assessment administration, policies and procedures and assessment results, contact: Holly Peterson (not Holly Carter, Ops & Policy Analyst) Kindergarten Assessment Specialist holly.peterson@state.or.us  ...
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Aug 24 2016 5:37PM
News Announcement Kindergarten Assessment 2016-17 Consolidated Collection Resources - Now Available
ODE has posted additional resources to support district staff who are responsible for submitting their Kindergarten Assessment data into Consolidated Collections: 2016-17 Kindergarten Assessment Data Collections and Reporting Frequently Asked Ques...
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Aug 24 2016 5:27PM
Calendar AESRP Meeting on August 26, 2016
The fall Assessment of Essential Skills Review Panel (AESRP) meeting will be August 26, 9 AM - 12 PM, via webinar. You can register to attend the meeting by clicking on the following link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/68325041700037...
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Aug 24 2016 5:20PM
Calendar Institution Lookup Tool Cleanup - Deadline September 15
Oregon Department of Education's Institution Lookup Tool is an easy way for Districts, schools, and the public to look up information about other buildings. The beginning of the school year is a great time to look up your institution and make changes...
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Aug 24 2016 4:33PM
News Announcement CACFP New Meal Pattern Early Implementation
August 25, 2016 TO: Sponsors of the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, and Child and Adult Care Food Program RE: CACFP New Meal Pattern Early Implementation Effective Immediately On April 25, 2016, Child and Adul...
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Aug 24 2016 3:15PM
News Announcement Food Service Management Company Crediting Value of Commodities Received
The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) Food Distribution Program (FDP) transitioned from CNPweb to the Federal Web Based Supply Chain Management (WBSCM) system for all FDP needs. Oregon uses fixed price per meal Food Service Management Company (FS...
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Aug 22 2016 9:38AM
News Announcement ADVISORY: State education and health officials to present webinar August 24 on new rules to support healthy school environments
Oregon state education leaders have adopted new rules for lead test planning in schools. Tune in to a live webinar to learn how these steps help Oregon students and families, and what state agencies are doing by joining us online at noon, August 24. Th...
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Aug 19 2016 11:58AM
News Announcement Guidance on Educator Evaluations for 2016-17
With the passage of ESSA, Oregon’s Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Waiver expired on August 1, 2016. However, state requirements for educator evaluations as defined by Oregon administrative rule (OAR 581-022-1723) remain in place. As ...
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Aug 18 2016 1:54PM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - August 18, 2016
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for August 18, 2016. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS Public Notice: House...
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Aug 18 2016 8:02AM
News Release State Board of Education Adopts Rules on Lead Testing
Health and Safety of Oregon Students a Top Priority for Education Leaders (Salem, Ore.) – Today the State Board of Education adopted new rules related to testing for lead in schools. This action represents a swift response by state education le...
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Aug 17 2016 5:27PM
Calendar Public Notice: House Bill 2680 Work Group Meeting August 24
On Wednesday, August 24, the House Bill 2680 Work Group will convene from 4 - 5 PM via an online meeting to formally adopt the final report of the work group’s findings and recommendations. This online meeting will be open to the public consistent wi...
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Aug 17 2016 5:10PM
Calendar Kindergarten Assessment Assurance of Test Security Form
Prior to administering the Kindergarten Assessment or handling confidential student responses, staff (including volunteers) must have a signed Kindergarten Assessment Assurance form (available here) on file at the District Office, valid for the curre...
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Aug 17 2016 4:47PM
Calendar Kindergarten Assessment 2016-17: Updated English Letter Sound Recognition Instructions
The English instructions for the English Letter Sound Recognition on page 5 of the Operational Assessor Booklet and Operational + Legacy Sounds Assessor Booklet and page 7 of the Operational + Legacy Letter Names Assessor Booklet have been updated. ...
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Aug 17 2016 2:50PM
Calendar Freshman On-Track Review
The Freshman On-Track Review runs from 1 pm on August 18 through 11:59 pm on August 26. There are no audits to review during this window, but districts should use it as an opportunity to add any additional students to the Freshman On-Track collection...
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Aug 17 2016 2:29PM
News Announcement Question & Answer: Assessment and Accountability Update - August 11, 2016
Answers to Common Questions from the Field Question: Why are my staff members not showing up in Web Submission for Class Roster? Answer: The Web Submission application will only pull up staff members associated with your school district for...
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Aug 16 2016 1:52PM
News Announcement Memo: Final Rule: Local School Wellness Policy Implementation under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Acts of 2010
August 15, 2016 TO: Sponsors of the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs RE: Final Rule: Local School Wellness Policy Implementation under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Acts of 2010 Action Required In an effort to p...
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Aug 16 2016 1:44PM
News Announcement Memo: Afterschool Snack Program Administration Regulations
August 15, 2016 TO: Sponsors of the National School Lunch Program Administering Afterschool Snack Programs RE: Afterschool Snack Program Action Required Sponsors of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) administering Afterschoo...
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Aug 16 2016 10:06AM
News Announcement School Nutrition Program Newsletter: August 15, 2016
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… Welcome to School Year 2016-2017! ...
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Aug 12 2016 3:52PM
News Announcement RESCHEDULED MEETING: Research, Data and Evaluation Committee
RESCHEDULED MEETING: Research, Data and Evaluation Committee Thursday, August 18, 2016 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Public Service Building, Room 200-A 255 Capitol Street NE, Salem 97310 The Research, Data, and Evaluation Committee of the You...
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Aug 12 2016 12:25PM
News Announcement CTE Revitalization Grant Advisory Committee Meeting
CTE Revitalization Grant Advisory Committee Meeting will be held on August 16, 2016 at: General Sheet Metal Works 16345 SE Evelyn St. Clackamas, OR 97015 8:30 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. Public Comment 1:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. The Career and ...
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Aug 11 2016 4:33PM
News Announcement August 2016 ESD Payment Statements
To view the August 2016 ESD Payment Statements, click here
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Aug 11 2016 4:20PM
News Announcement August 2016 District Payment Statements
To view the August 2016 District Payment Statements, click here
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Aug 11 2016 9:36AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - August 11, 2016
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for August 11, 2016. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS OAKS Downtime Schedu...
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Aug 10 2016 2:24PM
News Announcement OAKS Online Systems Downtime 2016-2017
The OAKS Online Systems Scheduled Downtime for the 2016-2017 school year is now available at oaksportal.org. This schedule lists the dates that OAKS Online Systems (operational tests, practice tests, TIDE, online reporting) will be offline for maint...
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