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Feb 8 2016 11:09AM
News Announcement Notice of Recruitment for Oregon Dyslexia Advisory Council Membership
The Oregon Department of Education is seeking stakeholders from across the state to participate as members of the Oregon Dyslexia Advisory Council. A total of 30 to 35 members will be selected from across Oregon’s geographic areas. Members will include...
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Feb 8 2016 10:13AM
News Release State Officials Announce: Oregon Kindergarteners Better Prepared for School
Third year of data capture shows slight improvement in early math and literacy skills (Salem, Ore) – The Oregon Department of Education released results today from the third annual Kindergarten Assessment. The assessment is given each fall to e...
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Feb 8 2016 9:21AM
News Announcement SB 612 Implemention Requirements (Relating to Dyslexia) - update
SB 612 requires ODE to designate a Dyslexia Specialist to provide school districts with support to screen all students in kindergarten and first grade for risk factors of dyslexia and to communicate training opportunities related to dyslexia. Carrie Th...
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Feb 5 2016 1:41PM
News Announcement Register now for the State English Learners Alliance conference
Register now for the State English Learners Alliance conference, which will be held on March 9-11 in Eugene. Featured speakers include Dr. Samuel Ortiz, an expert on assessing culturally and linguistically diverse students, Dr. Kathryn Lindolm-Leary,...
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Feb 4 2016 1:29PM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - February 4, 2016
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for February 4, 2016. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS NOW Recruiting for ...
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Feb 4 2016 1:28PM
Calendar ELPA21 K-1 Writing Paper-Pencil Supplemental Section FAQ
ELPA21 includes a paper-pencil writing section for Kindergarten and 1st Grade that supplements the 4-domain online ELPA21 assessment. Since this is a new feature for Oregon school districts, ODE has developed an FAQ to assist with procedures regardin...
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Feb 4 2016 1:27PM
News Announcement What’s New with the ELPA21 Environment?
Oregon’s new assessment, the English Language Proficiency Assessment for the 21st Century (ELPA21) will open next week for all grade bands. This new test will assess students on the English Language Proficiency standards adopted by the State Board of...
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Feb 4 2016 1:26PM
Calendar ELPA21 Online Testing Opens February 9
The online test window for ELPA21 opens next Tuesday, February 9, 2016. As communicated in the January 28 AA Update, this represents a one-week delay compared to the original 2015-16 test schedule. To compensate for this delay, ODE has extended the w...
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Feb 4 2016 1:24PM
Calendar 2015-16 Statewide Kindergarten Assessment Release
The 2015-2016 Statewide Kindergarten Assessment Results will be available on the Kindergarten Resource Webpage starting Monday, February 8, 2016. The Oregon Department of Education will provide an Interpretive Guidance Overview and a developmental co...
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Feb 4 2016 1:22PM
Calendar Kindergarten Assessment 2015-16 Report Validation - Now Closed
The 2015-2016 Kindergarten Assessment (KA) Validation located in the Achievement Data Insight (ADI) Application is now closed. Districts are still able to log in to view their KA preliminary data by clicking on the “All” tab in the ADI Application. ...
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Feb 4 2016 1:21PM
News Announcement Essential Skills Accommodations for English Learners
The State Board of Education’s recent amendment to the Essential Skills for English Language Learners OAR (581-022-0617) includes several important policy changes. Table 1 summarizes the language of origin criteria and accommodations for Work Samples...
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Feb 4 2016 1:20PM
Calendar Essential Skills Assessment Option UPDATE: PSAT
There are many changes occurring across the standardized assessments that have been approved for students to use in demonstrating the Essential Skills. PSAT was revised in the fall and ODE has recently received new information about the timeline for ...
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Feb 4 2016 1:16PM
News Announcement NEW Test Lookup Report in Student Centered Staging
The new Test Lookup Report was rolled out in Student Centered Staging on January 28. The report allows a user to look up any student(s) by SSID for a selected school year and see what tests they have taken in any subject, regardless of the district o...
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Feb 4 2016 1:11PM
Calendar Second Period Cumulative ADM Audits
The Second Period Cumulative ADM Audit/Review Window closed last week. Districts that have additional audits will be receiving a spreadsheet via email from their Regional ESD Partner, and their collection will be opened for one week to address these ...
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Feb 4 2016 1:09PM
Calendar Staff Position Audit and Review Window
The Staff Position collection’s Audit and Review window will open Thursday, February 11 at 1 PM and remain open through Friday, February 19 at 11:59 PM. Every district should log into their Staff Position collection toward the beginning of this windo...
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Feb 4 2016 8:48AM
News Announcement ODE and OHA New School Nurse Training
When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, March 17, 2016 Location: Oregon Department of Education, Basement Room A. This full day workshop is targeted at new school nurses in Oregon. The goal is to equip school nurses with the knowledge and skills to...
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Feb 3 2016 5:36PM
News Announcement REVISION TO: Participation Determination for Smarter Balanced Assessments
For the 2014-15 administration of the Smarter Balanced English Language Arts and Mathematics assessments, ODE counted as participants all students who responded to at least five items on the computer adaptive (CAT) portion of the assessment and at le...
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Feb 3 2016 8:37AM
Calendar Save the Date Fall 2016!
ODE/COSA Special Education Administrators Annual Fall Conference Eugene Hilton Conference Center, Eugene, Oregon Pre-conference Seminars: Wednesday, October 5, 2016 General Conference Sessions: Thursday & Friday, October ...
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Feb 3 2016 8:25AM
News Announcement Course Equivalency Pilot Projects Grant
ODE has just released the Course Equivalency Pilot Projects Grant. Click here for the RFP. A webinar about the grant is scheduled for 3:30 to 4:30 on February 10. Click here to register for this webinar. The webinar will be recorded and poste...
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Feb 2 2016 4:11PM
News Announcement School Nutrition Program Newsletter: February 1, 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… Summer Food Service Program Nation...
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Feb 2 2016 10:08AM
Calendar State Advisory Council for Special Education & State Interagency Coordination Council March 2016 Public Meeting Notice
Friday, March 11, 2016 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. At the Public Service Building, Basement A 255 Capitol ST NE Salem, OR 97310 PUBLIC COMMENT IS WELCOME: Public Comment Will Be Received from 12:00 - 12:30 p.m. An agenda m...
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Feb 2 2016 9:30AM
News Announcement February 2016 Social Sciences Teacher Update Released
In the Oregon Social Sciences Teacher Update #150 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 vi...
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Feb 1 2016 8:52AM
Calendar ELPA21 Recruitment Extended to February 18: Contrasting Groups Study
The Oregon Department of Education, as a member of the ELPA21 consortium, is seeking educators to participate in a Contrasting Groups Study during February and March 2016. This Contrasting Groups Study will ask educators to evaluate their current Eng...
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Jan 28 2016 12:39PM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - January 28, 2016
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for January 28, 2016. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS NOW Recruiting for ...
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Jan 28 2016 12:29PM
Calendar ELPA21 Start Date UPDATED:
ONLINE ELPA21 Window Opens Tuesday, February 9, 2016 (Kindergarten & First Grade Paper Writing Section Opens on February 2) In preparation for the first operational year of Oregon’s new English Language proficiency assessment, ELPA21, the Oregon De...
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Jan 28 2016 10:03AM
Calendar Important Dates for February and March 2016
Date Event January 5 - June 10 OAKS Online Testing Window for Science and Social Sciences February 1 Collection Window Closes for: Staff Position 2015-16 February 1 - 26 Logramos Test Registration Window February 2 ELPA2...
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Jan 28 2016 7:31AM
News Release State Graduation Rate Rises Two Percent
More Oregon students earn diploma, graduate ready for next steps (Salem, Ore) – New numbers released today show a two percent increase in the state’s graduation rate, with 74 percent of students in the class of 2015 graduating in four years. Sta...
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Jan 27 2016 12:31PM
Calendar NOW Recruiting for Director of Assessment
The Oregon Department of Education is now recruiting for a permanent, full-time Director of Assessment position within the Office of Assessment and Accountability. To learn more about this position and to apply, please visit ODE’s website at http://w...
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Jan 27 2016 12:27PM
News Announcement TIDE User Guide Updated
The OAKS Online TIDE User Guide has been updated to correct a previous error in the Print on Request Values in the Test Settings Upload File Format. This edit will not impact any previous uploads. Please refer to Appendix E Change Log for a summary ...
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Jan 27 2016 12:15PM
News Announcement Support for Chrome OS 47
While testing Chrome OS 47, AIR found issues that affect sound and recording files. This affects all tests with pre-recorded sound files as well as student recordings made for the ELPA21 speaking test. AIR has been working with Google to get this iss...
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Jan 27 2016 12:04PM
News Announcement Restrict Access to Features on an iPad
Some features built into the iPad may give a student an unfair advantage when testing. These features include auto-correction, predictive keyboard, spell check, dictionary, and auto correction. iPads can be configured two ways for secure testing: usi...
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Jan 27 2016 11:36AM
News Announcement Extended Assessment 2013-14 & 2014-15 Cut Scores and Benchmarks
With the transition to an Extended Assessment based on new state content standards in ELA (i.e., Reading, Writing), Math, and Science, ODE is aware that IEP teams may need information that equates the Reading, Writing, Math, and Science cut scores of...
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Jan 27 2016 11:22AM
Calendar Final Fall Membership Data Available in ADI
The Fall Membership report for 2015-16 is now final, and is available in the Achievement Data Insight (ADI) application, on the “All” tab. Please note that the data is embargoed until the public release on February 4 -- please do not share it outside...
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Jan 27 2016 11:13AM
News Announcement African American/Black Student Success Plan Advisory Group Meeting February 5, 2016
African American/Black Student Success Plan Oregon Department of Education African American/Black Student Success Plan Advisory Group Meeting Friday, February 5, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Oregon Department of Education, Rooms 251A/B (2nd ...
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Jan 27 2016 10:24AM
Calendar Second Period Cumulative ADM Audit/Review Window Open
The Second Period Cumulative ADM Audit/Review Window is currently open and will remain open until Friday, January 29. Please log into your Second Period Cumulative ADM to review your audits, which are located in the Error Management menu. For more in...
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Jan 27 2016 9:50AM
Calendar ELPA21 Start Date Updated
ONLINE ELPA21 Window Opens Tuesday, February 9, 2016 (Kindergarten & First Grade Paper Writing Section Opens on February 2) On Monday, January 25, ODE communicated that, due to a late breaking change to the new ELPA21 test forms, the opening date o...
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Jan 27 2016 8:07AM
News Announcement Executive Numbered Memorandum 009-2015-16 - Reduced School Days
To: All School Superintendents and Special Education Directors From: Sarah Drinkwater, Assistant Superintendent, Student Services Re: Instructional Time & School Discipline: Senate Bills 553, 556; OAR 581-022-1620; Reduced School Days ...
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Jan 26 2016 12:00AM
News Announcement May 2016 OSCIM Program Application results
Click May 2016 OSCIM Application Results to view the results for the May 2016 OSCIM Program applications. These results include both the Priority List commitment recipients and the First in Time commitment recipients.
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Jan 25 2016 12:34PM
News Announcement School Nutrition Program Newsletter: January 25, 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… Verification Deadline Reminder USD...
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Jan 25 2016 9:47AM
News Announcement Holly Thompson named 2015 School Counselor of the Year
Each year the Oregon School Counselor association honors a professional who has devoted their career to serving as an advocate for Oregon’s students and addressing their academic and social/emotional development and college and career readiness. Holly ...
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Jan 23 2016 12:00AM
News Announcement January 2015 First Common School Payment for 2015-16
Click January 2015 First Common School Fund Payment for 2015-16 to view the latest Common School Fund payment information.
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Jan 22 2016 10:12AM
News Announcement Extended Assessment Vendor Decision
Following a process that started a few years ago, precipitated by new Common Core State Standards and the identification of consortia charged with the development of new alternate assessments based on alternate achievement standards, Oregon revisited...
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Jan 22 2016 9:18AM
News Announcement Notice of Recruitment for Health Education Standards Review Panel Membership
The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) establishes content standards and periodically reviews these standards to ensure that they meet the demands of the 21st Century. ODE is seeking highly qualified and motivated educators and community members comm...
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Jan 22 2016 9:13AM
News Announcement Notice of Recruitment for Physical Education Standards Review Panel Membership
The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) establishes content standards and periodically reviews these standards to ensure that they meet the demands of the 21st Century. ODE is seeking highly qualified and motivated educators and community members comm...
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Jan 21 2016 2:29PM
Calendar Logramos Available to Oregon Schools - Deadline Change
To support and encourage biliteracy development among English Learners and native English speakers, the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) has contracted with Riverside Publishing to offer their Spanish assessment, Logramos (Third Edition), to stud...
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Jan 21 2016 12:30PM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - January 21, 2016
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for January 21, 2016. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: Every Student Succeeds Act Update and Resource...
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Jan 21 2016 12:23PM
Calendar Online Reporting System Webinars
The Oregon Department of Education and the American Institutes for Research, Oregon’s test vendor for the OAKS, ELPA, and Smarter Balanced Assessments, will conduct two webinars focusing on how to use the Online Reporting System (ORS). Each webinar w...
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Jan 21 2016 12:20PM
News Announcement Informal DTC Webinar Materials
The materials from the Informal DTC Webinar held on January 13, 2016 have now been posted here toward the bottom of the webpage. They include the PowerPoint presented by ODE, along the questions asked by the field and ODE responses to those questions...
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Jan 21 2016 12:15PM
News Announcement OAKS Online Test Administrator User Guide
The OAKS Online Test Administrator User Guide has been updated to include new information on administering the ELPA21 Domain Exemptions in 2015-16, as well as the removal of classroom activities for Smarter Balanced Assessments. Please see Appendix ...
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Jan 21 2016 11:45AM
News Announcement ELPA21 Kindergarten and Grade 1 Paper-Pencil Testing
The ELPA21 K-1 Paper-Pencil Receipt of Test Materials in Schools document has been updated to include where to find tracking information and whom to contact with discrepancies with your order.
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Jan 21 2016 11:32AM
Calendar Kindergarten Assessment 2015-16 Report Validation Window - Updated
The 2015-2016 preliminary Oregon Kindergarten Assessment results are now available for districts to review in the Kindergarten Assessment Validation located in the Achievement Data Insight (ADI) Application through Monday, January 25, 2016. ODE will ...
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Jan 21 2016 11:27AM
Calendar Smarter Balanced Testing Opens February 9, 2016
The 2015-16 statewide test window for Smarter Balanced Assessments is open from February 9 - June 10. Smarter Balanced tests are available for English language arts and mathematics and are required for students in grades 3-8 and 11. Local test window...
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Jan 21 2016 11:24AM
News Announcement Final 2015-16 Oregon Accessibility Manual (OAM)
The 2015-16 Oregon Accessibility Manual is posted on the Statewide Assessment Accessibility Supports webpage at http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=487. ODE does not anticipate additional changes or updates being made to it for this school yea...
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Jan 21 2016 11:13AM
Calendar Staff Position Collection Currently Open
The Staff Position collection is currently open and will close at 11:59 PM on Monday, February 1. For more information regarding this collection, please view the Staff Position Manual located in the Documents section of the Schedule of Due Dates. You...
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Jan 21 2016 11:07AM
Calendar ODE to Release Graduation Rates January 28 - Embargoed Files Available January 25
Cohort Graduation and NCES Dropout rates will be released Thursday, January 28. To obtain a copy of the embargoed data files prior to the public release, please email Crystal Greene at crystal.greene@state.or.us and the files will be sent to you by ...
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Jan 21 2016 7:41AM
News Announcement Every Student Succeeds Act Update and Resources
We know that many of you have questions about the new Every Student Succeeds Act and what it means for schools, educators, and students here in Oregon. Over the coming months, we will be engaging with educators and communities across the state ...
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Jan 21 2016 12:00AM
News Announcement Executive Numbered Memo 008-2015-16 – Participation Determination for Smarter Balanced English Language Arts and Mathematics Assessments
To: All District Superintendents, Principals, and District Test Coordinators RE: Participation Determination for Smarter Balanced English language arts and Mathematics Assessments Summary: Revisions made to rules for determining when a stud...
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Jan 18 2016 2:46PM
News Announcement School Nutrition Program Newsletter: January 18, 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… WBSCM Mandatory Training Webinar Opp...
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Jan 14 2016 4:38PM
News Announcement January 2016 ESD Warrants
Click January 2016 ESD Warrants to view the January 2016 district payment information.
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Jan 14 2016 2:29PM
News Announcement Congratulations to the K-12 Biliteracy Pathways Grant recipients!
Congratulations to the K-12 Biliteracy Pathways Grant recipients! This grant was established to help Oregon identify model English Learner (EL) instructional practices and programs for statewide replication. The review committee consisted of three ODE ...
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Jan 14 2016 1:03PM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - January 14, 2016
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for January 14, 2016. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS Logramos Available to...
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Jan 14 2016 12:57PM
Calendar Logramos Available to Oregon Schools
To support and encourage biliteracy development among English Learners and native English speakers, the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) has contracted with Riverside Publishing to offer their Spanish assessment, Logramos (Third Edition), to stud...
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Jan 14 2016 12:44PM
Calendar Essential Skills Assessment Options Updates
Process for Evaluating Revised Assessments When assessment revisions result in changes to the assessment content and to the scale the revised assessments must be evaluated to determine whether the revised versions are still approved as an assessme...
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Jan 14 2016 12:00AM
News Announcement January 2016 District Warrants
Click January 2016 District Warrants to view the January 2016 district payment information.
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Jan 13 2016 4:50PM
Calendar ELPA21 Recruitment: Contrasting Groups Study
The Oregon Department of Education, as a member of the ELPA21 consortium, is seeking educators to participate in a Contrasting Groups Study during February and March 2016. This Contrasting Groups Study will ask educators to evaluate their current Eng...
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Jan 13 2016 4:40PM
News Announcement Setting Text-to-Speech in TIDE
As stated in Oregon’s Accessibility Manual, Text-to-Speech(TTS) is an Embedded Designated Support for the following: Items Only in English Language Arts Items and/or Stimuli in Math Items and/or Stimuli in OAKS Science & Social Sciences TTS...
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Jan 13 2016 2:09PM
Calendar Graduation and Dropout Rates Embargoed
The final 2014-15 Cohort Graduation and NCES Dropout rates are now available in the Achievement Data Insight application. They can be viewed by clicking the “All” validations tab, then selecting the tile for the validation you would like to view. Ple...
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Jan 13 2016 2:01PM
Calendar Second Period Cumulative ADM Audit/Review Window
The Second Period Cumulative ADM Audit/Review Window will open after 1 PM on Thursday, January 21 and will remain open until Friday, January 29. Please log into your Second Period Cumulative ADM on January 21 to review your audits. Audits are located...
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Jan 13 2016 1:56PM
Calendar REMINDER: Fall Membership Validation Closes Friday, January 22
The Fall Membership Validation (currently available in the Achievement Data Insight) will close at the end of the day on Friday, January 22. All changes to First Period Cumulative ADM must be completed on this date. The Fall Membership Report consist...
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Jan 13 2016 1:50PM
News Announcement New STEM Teaching Tools Now Available: Formative Assessment and NGSS
Learning any complex subject matter or practice is aided when the learner receives timely, quality feedback about how they should refine their understanding. This is what makes formative assessment such a powerful part of a teacher's day-to-day pract...
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Jan 12 2016 1:47PM
News Announcement Summer Meals Newsletter: January 2016
January 2016 This Summer Meals newsletter shares information on: Upcoming USDA and partner events, partnership of the month and school outreach. Click here  to view this Newsletter.
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Jan 12 2016 12:00PM
News Release Oregon expands career readiness with $9 million investment in hands-on learning for 142 schools
“A skilled workforce is the foundation of a healthy economy,” says Avakian PORTLAND, OR—One hundred and forty two Oregon middle schools and high schools – serving more than 85,000 students – have secured career readiness grants totaling $9 million...
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Jan 11 2016 3:03PM
News Announcement Memo: USDA Policy Memo: Disclosure Requirement for the Child Nutrition Programs SP16-2016, CACFP 06-2016, SFSP 10-2016
January 11, 2016 TO: Sponsors of Child Nutrition Programs RE: USDA Policy Memo: Disclosure Requirement for the Child Nutrition Programs SP16-2016, CACFP 06-2016, SFSP 10-2016        Action Required En...
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Jan 11 2016 12:59PM
News Announcement Oregon Students Selected for United States Senate Youth Program
January 11, 2016, Washington, D.C. -- Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley today announced the names of the two students who have been selected as delegates to the 54th annual United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) that will be held March 5 – 12, 20...
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Jan 11 2016 10:38AM
News Announcement Domain Exemptions for ELPA21 Practice Tests
Domain exemptions are not available for ELPA21 Practice Tests. They will be available on the ELPA21 Operational Tests. Whenever possible, teachers should have students complete all domains on the Practice Tests so they have the opportunity to determi...
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Jan 11 2016 10:02AM
News Announcement School Nutrition Program Newsletter: January 11, 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… Annual Financial Report ODE and US...
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Jan 11 2016 9:03AM
News Announcement Memo: USDA Policy Memos – Community Eligibility Provision SP 22-2016; SP 19-2016; SP 15-2016; SP 14-2016
January 11, 2016 TO: Sponsors of the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program RE: USDA Policy Memos – Community Eligibility Provision SP 22-2016; SP 19-2016; SP 15-2016; SP 14-2016 Action Required Enclosed are polic...
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Jan 11 2016 8:55AM
News Announcement Memo: Updated Serious Deficiency and Suspension Resources Required Training
January 11, 2016 TO: Sponsors of Family Day Care Home Providers RE: RUpdated Serious Deficiency and Suspension Resources Required Training – February 8, 2016, Webinar Action Required On February 28, 2011, the Oregon Department of Educatio...
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Jan 11 2016 8:38AM
News Announcement Memo: USDA Policy Memo - Paid Lunch Equity SP 11-2016; SP 10-2016; SP 09-2016
January 11, 2016 TO: Sponsors of National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program RE: USDA Policy Memo - Paid Lunch Equity SP 11-2016; SP 10-2016; SP 09-2016 Action Required Enclosed are policy memos issued by USDA for Spon...
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Jan 8 2016 12:49PM
News Announcement 2016 Bus Driver Instructor Workshops
School Bus Driver Instructor Workshop information is located here . This year’s classes are: Behind-the-Wheel Instructor Workshop: March 21 - March 25 Third-Party Examiner Workshop: June 27 - June 29 Core Instructor Workshop (Week 1): July 1...
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Jan 7 2016 12:33PM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - January 7, 2016
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for January 7, 2016. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS No articles this week ...
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Jan 6 2016 1:33PM
News Announcement January 2016 Social Sciences Teacher Update Released
In the Oregon Social Sciences Teacher Update #149 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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Jan 6 2016 12:18PM
Calendar Important Dates for January and February 2016
Date Event January 5 OAKS Online Reporting System (ORS) reports available through the OAKS Portal January 5 - June 10 OAKS Online Testing Window for Science and Social Sciences January 7 Preview of Final 2014-15 Dropout and Co...
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Jan 6 2016 12:12PM
Calendar ELPA21 Practice Test Available Starting Monday, January 11
The online practice tests for all grade bands of ELPA21 will be available for use beginning on Monday, January 11 , with the exception of the iPad version. The ELPA21 practice test for iPads requires an update to the operating system. ODE and AIR ant...
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Jan 6 2016 12:09PM
Calendar ELPA21 Kindergarten and Grade 1 Receipt of Paper Testing Materials
All Kindergarten and 1st Grade English Learners participating in ELPA21 are required to complete a paper writing section of the assessment. The ELPA21 paper-pencil writing forms will be packaged by school and shipped to districts, for delivery the we...
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Jan 6 2016 12:07PM
News Announcement ELPA21 Professional Development Modules: Updated Link Available
The ELPA21 professional development modules were created through joint efforts of the ELPA21 consortium, CCSSO, and the Understanding Language Initiative at Stanford University. Educator teams from Iowa, Oregon, and Washington completed the first thr...
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Jan 6 2016 12:04PM
News Announcement ELPA21 Headset Check Now Available for iPads & Chromebooks
As previously announced, the OAKS Diagnostic Tool includes a page that is designed for testing headsets for use with ELPA21. To access this tool, open the secure browser, click on the link to go to the Practice Test site, and then click on the link t...
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Jan 6 2016 11:55AM
Calendar Extended Assessment: Test Windows
Administration: Opens February 18, 2016 and closes at 5:00 p.m. on April 28, 2016. Assessment materials are available for download from ODE’s district secure site one week prior to the opening of the administration window (February 11, 2016). Dat...
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Jan 6 2016 11:47AM
Calendar Kindergarten Assessment 2015-16 Report Validation Window
The 2015-2016 preliminary Oregon Kindergarten Assessment results will be available for districts to review in the Kindergarten Assessment Validation located in the Achievement Data Insight (ADI) Application from January 11 through January 25, 2016. O...
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Jan 6 2016 11:19AM
Calendar OAKS Science and OAKS Social Sciences Testing Window Now Open
OAKS Science and OAKS Social Sciences assessments became available on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 and will close on June 10, 2016. Yes, state science assessments (in our case, OAKS) are required in grades 5, 8, and once in high school per ESSA, Tit...
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Jan 6 2016 11:14AM
Calendar Second Period Cumulative ADM Reporting Period Closes January 11
The Second Period Cumulative ADM collection is now open and will close on Monday, January 11 at 11:59 PM. Training materials can be found online at https://district.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=156 or the Schedule of Due Dates, and the video train...
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Jan 6 2016 11:07AM
Calendar 2015-16 Test Records in Student Centered Staging and Webinar Training
OAKS Online test records for Science and Social Sciences are available in Student Centered Staging, Accountability Warehouse Extract (AWE), and Secure Assessment Reports 2.0 (SAR) beginning January 7, 2016. OAKS Science and Social Sciences records wi...
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Jan 6 2016 11:01AM
Calendar Assessment and Accountability Checklist for 2015-16 Updated January 7, 2016
The Assessment and Accountability Checklist for 2015-16 has been revised and posted at: http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=472. Please note the revision history starting on page 49. Changes of note: Regional ESD Partners support for ...
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Jan 6 2016 10:48AM
News Announcement Circular of Information Announcing Upcoming Adoption of Instructional Materials in Science
The Circular of Information announces and provides details about the upcoming adoption of Science Instructional Materials in Oregon. Publisher Notice #1 contains information for publishers about the process to request to bid for this subject cycle. The...
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Jan 6 2016 12:00AM
News Release Salem-Keizer Area Middle School Teacher Surprised with Milken Educator Award and $25,000 in Cash
Salem, OR — In a school assembly today, in front of his principal, colleagues, students, and distinguished community members, Waldo Middle School teacher Ricardo Larios was honored with the prestigious Milken Educator Award and a $25,000 unrestricted f...
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Jan 5 2016 9:17AM
News Announcement Memo: Process for Adding New Day Care Home Providers
January 5, 2016 To: Sponsors of Family Day Care Home Providers Re: Process for Adding New Day Care Home Providers CNPweb - Provider Information Sheets Effective Immediately Action Required The Oregon Department of Education Child Nu...
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Jan 4 2016 2:12PM
News Announcement Secondary Career Pathway Funding
The Secondary Career Pathways Funding was established by the Oregon Legislature through HB 3072. This is a first attempt at a sustained funding source for Career and Technical Education (CTE). It is intended that the funds allocated through this progra...
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Jan 4 2016 9:05AM
News Announcement School Nutrition Program Newsletter: January 4, 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…Competitive Oregon Farm to School Grant f...
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Dec 31 2015 9:12AM
News Announcement Domestic Violence Posters
Senate Bill 790 requires the Oregon Department of Education to provide each school district with domestic violence posters. Posters must contain information in both English and Spanish regarding domestic violence and include at least one toll-free hot...
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Dec 31 2015 8:59AM
News Announcement Charter School Program Grants Released
The Oregon Department of Education is excited to release two RFPs for Charter School Program Grants as part of the federal charter school program grant the Department was awarded in September Information about the subgrant competitions and RFPs can ...
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Dec 30 2015 3:00PM
News Announcement EBISS Participation in 2015-2016
Regional opportunities for districts to receive EBISS support have been expanding across the state. During the 2015-2016 academic year, districts that have previously not been involved in EBISS are now eligible to receive EBISS fiscal support in additi...
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Dec 30 2015 2:56PM
News Announcement Scaling Up the SWIFT FRAMEWORK in Oregon
All Oregon districts are invited to participate! Please inform ODE regarding interest by January 30, 2016. The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) is expanding its’ engagement with the University of Kansas SWIFT Center and current ...
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Dec 29 2015 10:31AM
News Announcement Memo: USDA Policy Memos - Procurement Standards
December 29, 2015 TO: Sponsors of Child Nutrition Programs RE: USDA Policy Memos - Procurement Standards        Action Required Enclosed are policy memos issued by USDA for Sponsors of Child Nutrition ...
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Dec 28 2015 10:24AM
News Announcement African American/Black Student Success Plan Advisory Group Meeting- January 8, 2016
African American/Black Student Success Plan Oregon Department of Education African American/Black Student Success Plan Advisory Group Meeting Friday, January 8, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Oregon Department of Education, Rooms 251A/B (2nd f...
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Dec 22 2015 2:38PM
News Announcement Equitable Access to Excellent Educators Plan
Statement from Deputy Superintendent Salam Noor relating to the approved Equitable Access to Excellent Educators Plan: “Today the U.S. Department of Education approved Oregon’s plan for providing every student – especially those historically u...
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Dec 22 2015 12:32PM
News Announcement Memo: Procuring Local Meat, Poultry, Game, and Eggs for Child Nutrition Programs SP 01-2016; CACFP 01-2016; SFSP 01-2016
December 22, 2015 TO: Sponsors of Child Nutrition Programs RE: Procuring Local Meat, Poultry, Game, and Eggs for Child Nutrition Programs SP 01-2016; CACFP 01-2016; SFSP 01-2016        Action Required ...
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Dec 22 2015 10:37AM
News Announcement Memo: Child Nutrition Programs: How to Use State Price Agreements - Revised
December 22, 2015 TO: Sponsors of Child Nutrition Programs RE: Child Nutrition Programs: How to Use State Price Agreements Revised Changes are highlighted. This revised memo supersedes the memo dated December 7, 2015. The Oregon Depa...
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Dec 22 2015 8:48AM
News Announcement Year Two Mentors Professional Development Opportunity
The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) together with the Mid-Willamette Valley Consortium’s mentoring project and the Salem-Keizer School District is offering this FREE professional development opportunity on April 7, 2016. This workshop will...
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Dec 21 2015 10:40AM
News Announcement New Medical Examiner Paperwork Requirements for School Bus Drivers
Summary Under new requirements from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), all physical examinations of school bus drivers administered on or after April 20, 2016 SHALL be recorded on forms specified by the FMCSA. These new forms ...
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Dec 18 2015 1:36PM
News Announcement STEM Innovation Grant RFPs released
Thanks to the funding provided by the 2015 legislature, the Out of School STEM Innovation and The Digital Literacy and Computer Science Innovation Grants for 2015 -2017 have been released and can be found on the STEM Education Grants page
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Dec 18 2015 1:30PM
News Announcement Out of School STEM Innovation Grant
The Out of School STEM Innovation grant provides funding for development of a regional network to provide a series of STEM experiences for students in grades 4 through 8. These experiences will take place primarily outside of the regular school time: ...
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Dec 18 2015 1:08PM
News Announcement Digital Literacy and Computer Science Innovation Grant
The Digital Literacy and Computer Science Innovation grant’s purpose is to provide increased student access to computer science education in grades 7-12. Recipient(s) will design an ongoing professional development within a statewide network of educa...
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Dec 18 2015 12:55PM
News Announcement CTE Summer Programs Grant RFP Release
Thanks to the funding provided by the 2015 legislature, the CTE Summer Programs Grant for 2015 -2017 has been released and can be found on the CTE Initiatives & Partnerships page. Click here to access the RFP. The CTE Summer Programs project ...
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Dec 18 2015 10:57AM
News Announcement Extension of Due Dates for Emerging STEM Hubs and Math in Real Life Innovation Grants
The Oregon Department of Education, in partnership with the Oregon STEM Investment Council, will be extending the due date for the following grant applications: Emerging STEM Hubs – New due date January 19, 2016 STEM Innovation Grant: Math in Real...
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Dec 17 2015 12:57PM
News Announcement Institution Contact Changes
This is a reminder to update your Institution contact information on a regular basis. Please use the Institution Search tool located at http://www.ode.state.or.us/instID/ to look up your institution's information. If you have any questions, please co...
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Dec 17 2015 12:23PM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - December 17, 2015
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for December 17, 2015. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS Informal DTC Webinar...
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Dec 17 2015 11:09AM
Calendar Informal DTC Webinars Starting January 2016
Informal DTC Webinars will begin on January 13 from 9:30 - 10:30 AM PT and continue on the second Wednesday of each month through May. Informal DTCs webinars are an optional (but encouraged) space for DTCs to receive reminders & participation opport...
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Dec 17 2015 11:04AM
Calendar ELPA21 Interactive Demo Goes Offline December 18, 2015
This is a reminder that Questar’s ELPA21 “interactive demo,” which is similar to the Oregon ELPA21 practice test, goes offline on Friday, December 18. Oregon teachers were given access to the Questar interactive demo while the ELPA21 practice test is...
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Dec 17 2015 10:52AM
News Announcement Extended Assessment: Essential Skills Achievement Standards
Oregon’s State Board of Education adopted the following at their December 10, 2015 meeting: The achievement standard on the Extended Assessment English Language Arts Reading is set at 914 for the purposes of demonstrating proficiency on the Essent...
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Dec 17 2015 10:45AM
Calendar OAKS Science and OAKS Social Sciences Testing Window Opens January 5
OAKS Science and OAKS Social Sciences assessments will become available on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 and will close on June 10, 2016. Yes, state science assessments (in our case, OAKS) are required in grades 5, 8, and once in high school per ESSA...
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Dec 17 2015 10:36AM
News Announcement Work Sample Prompts and Scoring in Languages Other Than English
ODE contracted with MESD and other specialists to translate most of the writing and math ODE-developed Work Sample prompts into Tagalog, Chinese, Thai, Tongan, Amharic, Spanish, Japanese, Russian, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese. ODE also contracted with N...
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Dec 17 2015 10:25AM
Calendar Second Period Cumulative ADM Reporting Period Now Open
The Second Period Cumulative ADM collection is now open and will close on Monday, January 11 at 11:59 PM. Since many school and district staff will be on vacation or out of the office during the next couple of weeks, be sure to schedule time to submi...
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Dec 17 2015 10:20AM
Calendar Staff Position Collection Opens Today, December 17
The 2015-16 Staff Position collection opens at 1 PM on December 17 and will remain open until 11:59 PM on February 1. A recording of the December 10 training is available at https://district.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=250. If you have quest...
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Dec 15 2015 1:44PM
News Release State Highlights Need for Regular Attendance; Works to Reduce Chronic Absence
Data and report shine a light on attendance, stress link between attendance and outcomes (Salem, Ore) – The Oregon Department of Education today released data on K-12 attendance which highlights the high rates of chronic absenteeism in many sch...
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Dec 15 2015 7:39AM
News Announcement Annual Measurable Achievement Objective (AMAO) Report for 2015 Now Online
Today, the Oregon Department of Education released the Annual Measurable Achievement Objective (AMAO) report for 2015. This report describes the progress districts are making in helping English Learners gain proficiency in English and exit English Lan...
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Dec 14 2015 2:20PM
News Announcement School Nutrition Program Newsletter: December 14, 2015
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… USDA Foods Update ODE and USDA Policy Me...
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Dec 14 2015 12:59PM
News Announcement Memo: Child Nutrition Programs: New Civil Rights Nondiscrimination Statement
December 14, 2015 TO: Sponsors of Child Nutrition Programs RE: Child Nutrition Programs: New Civil Rights Nondiscrimination Statement Action Required: Immediately Update Websites and Electronic Materials The Oregon Department of Edu...
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Dec 14 2015 12:40PM
News Announcement USDA Foods Advisory Council: November 2015 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...
129
Dec 10 2015 3:36PM
News Release State to Match Local Investments in School Facilities
New grant program leverages state and local funding to improve schools (Salem, Ore) – The State Board of Education today approved temporary rules governing the new Oregon School Capital Improvement Matching program which will provide matching gr...
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Dec 10 2015 3:16PM
News Release Governor Kate Brown on President Obama's Signing of the Every Student Succeeds Act
(Salem, OR) — Today Governor Kate Brown and Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction Salam Noor issued a joint statement following President Obama's signing of the Every Student Succeeds Act into law earlier in the day. Governor Brown stateme...
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Dec 10 2015 1:49PM
News Announcement December 2015 ESD Warrants
Click December 2015 ESD Warrants to view the ESD payments for December 2015.
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Dec 10 2015 1:14PM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - December 10, 2015
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for December 10, 2015. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS OAKS Online Systems ...
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Dec 10 2015 11:44AM
News Announcement iOS 9.2 Now Available
Apple has released iOS 9.2. iOS 9.2 resolves security issues that were present in iOS 9.0 and 9.1. If you have iPads running iOS 9.0 or 9.1 that are being used for secure assessments, please update the iPads to iOS 9.2 as soon as possible. iOS 9.0 an...
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Dec 10 2015 11:40AM
News Announcement Revised 2015-16 Test Administration Manual Now Posted
ODE has posted a Revised 2015-16 Test Administration Manual (dated December 10, 2015) to http://www.ode.state.or.us/go/tam that contains the following critical updates to the Final version posted on October 1: Removed references to the Smarter Bal...
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Dec 10 2015 11:29AM
News Announcement ELPA21 Administration Updates
ELPA21 domain exemptions for 2015-16 Due to the change from the semi-adaptive algorithm to a fixed form ELPA21 this year, the test administration for any student with a programmed domain exemption must change. While the student-level domain exempt...
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Dec 10 2015 11:25AM
News Announcement Accessibility Supports: Line Reader
The line reader tool is available for OAKS science, social sciences, and ELPA21 tests as an embedded designated support. The default setting for the line reader is “off.” The line reader is not included in the “Upload Student Settings Template” this ...
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Dec 10 2015 11:19AM
News Announcement Essential Skills Manual Update
The 2015-16 Essential Skills and Local Performance Assessment Manual will be updated in the morning on December 11 to reflect updates and additional guidance in the following sections: Statewide Assessment section: Note about requirement that stud...
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Dec 10 2015 11:09AM
News Announcement ORSkills Work Sample Prompt Bank FAQ
To increase awareness about the ORSkills online system, Oregon Department of Education (ODE) has developed an FAQ. Several of the questions follow and the full document is available at http://www.ode.state.or.us/go/es. What is the ORSkills onlin...
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Dec 10 2015 10:59AM
Calendar Second Period Cumulative ADM Opens December 10
The Second Period Cumulative ADM collection will open today, Thursday, December 10 at 1 PM and close on Monday, January 11 at 11:59 PM. The training was presented last week and is posted at https://district.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=250. Traini...
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Dec 10 2015 10:28AM
Calendar REMINDER: Graduation and Dropout Validations Closing
The 2014-15 Graduation and Dropout Validations will close Friday, December 11. There are three validations in this set: 4-year Cohort Graduation, 5-year Cohort Graduation, and the NCES Dropout validation. Please make sure to review each validation pr...
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Dec 10 2015 10:16AM
Calendar REMINDER: Staff Position Training
The Staff Position Collection for 2015-16 will open on December 17, and training will be conducted at 2 pm December 10. Connection information can be found here.
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Dec 10 2015 12:00AM
News Announcement December 2015 District Warrants
Click December 2015 District Warrants to view the district payments for December 2015.
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Dec 8 2015 3:56PM
News Announcement USDA Foods Distribution Bulletin - December 2015
Click here  for the December 2015 USDA Foods Distribution Bulletin. This bulletin contains important information regarding the ODE USDA Foods program.
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Dec 8 2015 12:16PM
Calendar State Advisory Council for Special Education January 2016 Public Meeting Notice
January 21, 2016 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. At the Salem Keizer SD Student Services Building, Room 2 2575 Commercial St. SE Salem, OR 97302 PUBLIC COMMENT IS WELCOME: Public Comment Will Be Received from 12:00 - 12:30 p.m. An...
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Dec 7 2015 2:22PM
News Announcement School Nutrition Program Newsletter: December 7, 2015
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… Winter Break Food Donations ODE and USDA...
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Dec 7 2015 11:34AM
News Announcement December 2015 Social Sciences Teacher Update Released
In the Oregon Social Sciences Teacher Update #148 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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Dec 7 2015 9:47AM
News Announcement Memo: Child Nutrition Programs: How to Use State Price Agreements
December 7, 2015 TO: Sponsors of Child Nutrition Programs RE: Child Nutrition Programs: How to Use State Price Agreements The Oregon Department of Administrative Services (DAS) completed their process for obtaining new price agreements (...
148
Dec 7 2015 9:00AM
News Announcement Data Manager updated
The Data Manager has been updated. If the program does not auto update, it can be found on the SECC Application Download webpage. The current version number is 2.2015.11.24.
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Dec 4 2015 3:10PM
News Announcement Multi-Year Database updated
The SPR&I system has been updated with the 2014-15 Multi-Year Database. To access the Multi-Year Database go to the ODE District Website. After logging-in, select "Special Ed Performance Review & Improvement." From there, hover over the "SPED" d...
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Dec 3 2015 3:01PM
News Announcement Revised 2015-16 ADMw Breakouts
The Revised 2015-16 ADMw Breakouts as of December 3, 2015 are now available on the web. These ADMw breakouts are the latest for the 2015-16 school year.
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Dec 3 2015 10:25AM
News Announcement Summer Meals Newsletter: December 2015
December 3, 2015 This Summer Meals newsletter shares information on: Upcoming USDA and partner events, partnership of the month and school outreach. Click here  to view this Newsletter.
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Dec 3 2015 10:20AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - December 3, 2015
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for December 3, 2015. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS Using ODE-Developed S...
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Dec 3 2015 9:44AM
Calendar OAKS Online Systems Downtime 2015-2016
A schedule listing all of the times that Oregon online testing systems (operational tests, practice tests, TIDE, and online reporting) will be offline for scheduled maintenance and deployment has been posted in the Resources section of the OAKS Port...
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Dec 3 2015 9:24AM
Calendar Second Period Cumulative ADM Open December 10 - January 11
The Second Period Cumulative ADM collection will open Thursday, December 10 at 1 PM and close on Monday, January 11 at 11:59 PM. The training was presented today (December 3) and should be posted soon at https://district.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?...
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Dec 3 2015 9:20AM
News Announcement Youth Development Council Quarterly Meeting
Youth Development Council Quarterly Meeting Thursday, December 10, 2015 Chemeketa Eola Viticulture Center 215 Doaks Ferry Rd. NW, Salem, 97304 New Member Reception 11:30 a.m. Business Meeting 1:00 p.m.- 4:30 p.m. ...
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Dec 3 2015 12:00AM
News Announcement Revised 2015-16 District Estimates
The Revised 2015-16 District Estimates as of December 3, 2015 are now available on the web. These estimates are the latest State School Fund estimates for the 2015-16 school year.
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Dec 2 2015 3:36PM
Calendar Important Dates for December 2015 and January 2016
Date Event December 1 ELPA21 Braille Form Order Window CLOSES December 3 @ 2 PM Webinar: Training for Second Period Cumulative ADM Collection 2015-16 December 4 District Data Collection Audit Review Window CLOSES for: 2015-16 ...
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Dec 2 2015 3:18PM
News Announcement Using ODE-Developed State Testing Notice and Opt-out Form
On November 9, ODE published a combined 30-day notice and opt-out form for Oregon’s statewide summative tests as part of its implementation of House Bill 2655. As described in the accompanying numbered memo 003-2015-16: Exemption from Statewide Summa...
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Dec 2 2015 1:24PM
News Announcement Oregon Department of Education has received AMAO 3 Waiver from USDOE
Oregon Dept. of Education is pleased to announce that Oregon has received approval for the 2014-15 AMAO 3 waiver from the US Dept. of Education as proposed. The AMAO determinations reported in the Achievement Data Insight are now final. The AMAO repo...
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Dec 2 2015 11:29AM
News Announcement Governor Brown Appoints Members to Youth Development Council
December 1, 2015 (Salem)-Governor Kate Brown has appointed six new members to the Oregon Youth Development Council, including Chair Celeste Janssen, the executive director of the Institute for Youth Success at Education Northwest. Janssen has be...
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Dec 2 2015 9:55AM
News Announcement ELPA21 LEP Flag Requirements for Kindergarten and 1st Grade Students updated
This is a reminder that this Friday, December 4, is the deadline for the update to the Kindergarten and 1st grade LEP flags in TIDE as part of the ordering process for the ELPA21 Kindergarten and 1st grade paper-pencil writing portion. Student inform...
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Dec 2 2015 9:46AM
News Announcement Survey: Oregon Kindergarten Assessment Material Feedback
ODE sent out a survey to all District Test Coordinators on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 requesting feedback and recommendations for improvements to the layout of the Oregon Kindergarten Assessment Materials. Thank you to those who already responded to t...
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Dec 2 2015 9:36AM
News Announcement Smarter Balanced Expandable Blueprints
The new Smarter Balanced Mathematics Expandable Blueprints have been published and are available by grade band. These reference documents combine information from the Smarter Balanced Mathematics Summative Assessment Blueprints and Item Specification...
164
Dec 2 2015 9:32AM
News Announcement Essential Skills Modified Cut Scores Guidance
With the transition from the OAKS assessment to the Smarter Balanced assessment, ODE is aware that IEP teams may need guidance in calculating Essential Skills modified cut scores for students working toward a modified diploma. The new modified cut sc...
165
Nov 30 2015 2:47PM
News Announcement Math in Real Life RFA released
Thanks to the funding provided by the 2015 legislature, the Math in Real Life Grant for 2015 -2017 has been released and can be found on the STEM Education Grants page. The Math in Real Life project supports the expansion of regional networks to c...
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Nov 30 2015 1:29PM
News Announcement Memo: USDA Policy Memos - Summer Meal Programs
November 30, 2015 TO: Sponsors of the Summer Food Service Program and the National School Lunch Program's Seamless Summer Option RE: USDA Policy Memos - Summer Meal Programs        Action Required ...
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Nov 30 2015 11:30AM
News Announcement 2014-15 Oregon Statewide Report Card
The 2014-15 Oregon Statewide Report Card is now available on the ODE website. This annual report provides a statewide look at our education system including key data on our students, teachers, and schools. While no report can sum up education in our st...
168
Nov 30 2015 9:47AM
News Announcement Charter School Evaluation System Webinar - December 7th, 3-4 PM
As the result of HB 2680 charter schools are required to abide by the Oregon Framework (SB290) requirements of evaluation systems by the start of the 2016-2017 school year. As such, ODE has put together a set of supports for the 2015-16 school year to ...
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Nov 30 2015 8:56AM
News Announcement School Nutrition Program Newsletter: November 30, 2015
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… Let’s Do Breakfast, Oregon! Farm to Scho...
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Nov 25 2015 10:28AM
News Announcement African American/Black Student Success Plan Advisory Group Meeting- December 4, 2015
African American/Black Student Success Plan Oregon Department of Education African American/Black Student Success Plan Advisory Group Meeting Friday, December 4, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Oregon Department of Education, Rooms 251A/B (2nd ...
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Nov 24 2015 12:16PM
News Announcement ODE Awards Five Regional Promise Grants
The Oregon Department of Education has awarded Regional Promise Grants to 5 consortia. The grants leverage K-12 and higher education collaboration to design learning communities that align student expectations from high school through college, to guid...
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Nov 23 2015 9:07AM
News Announcement Juvenile Justice Committee Meeting
Juvenile Justice Committee Meeting Tuesday, November 24, 2015 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Public Service Building, Second Floor, Room 251-B 255 Capitol Street NE Salem, OR 97310 The Juvenile Justice Committee of the Youth Development C...
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Nov 19 2015 3:29PM
News Announcement Emerging Regional STEM Hub - Backbone Grant of 2015-2017
Thanks to funding provided by the 2015 legislature, the Emerging Regional STEM Hub - Backbone Grant of 2015-2017 has been released. Click here to view the RFA. The grant is intended to develop and expand collaborative efforts that leverage community...
174
Nov 19 2015 11:53AM
News Announcement Secure Work Sample Bank
Effective December 30, 2015, the ODE-developed Work Sample prompts will only be available through Willamette Education Service District’s ORSkills online system and the Secure Work Sample Bank application within the Secure District Site will be disco...
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Nov 19 2015 8:52AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - November 19, 2015
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for November 19, 2015. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS Regional ESD Partner...
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Nov 19 2015 8:46AM
News Announcement Regional ESD Partner Support
The Regional ESD partner contact list has been updated to reflect new contacts for the region 2 service area, which includes the following counties: Coos, Crook, Curry, Deschutes, Douglas, Jackson, Jefferson, Josephine, Klamath, Lake and Lane. R...
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Nov 19 2015 8:31AM
News Announcement Braille Requirements and Testing Manual
The 2015-2016 Oregon Braille Requirements and Testing Manual has been posted on the ODE Website. There is also a link to the manual in the Resources section of the OAKS Portal.
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Nov 19 2015 8:24AM
Calendar ELPA21 Braille Materials Order Window Closing Soon
The English Language Proficiency Assessment for the 21st Century (ELPA21), which replaces the previous Oregon ELPA, will be available in a Braille format in 2015-16. In addition to the raised Braille and graphics in thermoform format, there will be D...
179
Nov 19 2015 8:11AM
News Release State’s New Oregon Educator Network Connects Educators to Resources, Tools, and Each Other
(Salem, Ore) – This fall, the Oregon Department of Education and the Chief Education Office launched a new online resource to support educator professional development, connection, and collaboration. Designed as an interactive professional learning spa...
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Nov 16 2015 10:33AM
News Announcement School Nutrition Program Newsletter: November 16, 2015
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… 2015-2016 Wellness Awards Verification D...
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Nov 12 2015 12:57PM
Calendar Important Dates for November and December 2015
Date Event November 12 - December 11 Fall Collection Window for: Staff Assignment 2015-16 November 12 - January 22 Report Validation Window for: Fall Membership 2015-16 November 13 Deadline to submit completed fee-waiver rost...
182
Nov 12 2015 12:44PM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - November 12, 2015
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for November 12, 2015. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS No articles this wee...
183
Nov 12 2015 12:31PM
News Announcement Essential Skills Scores from Other States
ODE wanted to highlight a policy described in the Essential Skills and Local Performance Assessment Manual . Smarter Balanced high school math composite scores, reading claim scores, and writing claim scores from other states may be accepted as evide...
184
Nov 10 2015 4:34PM
Calendar Opt-Out Form and Related Materials
As required under House Bill 2655, the Oregon Department of Education developed a combined 30 day notice about testing and an opt-out form for the 2015-16 school year. This form is to be disseminated to parents at least 30 days prior to administering...
185
Nov 10 2015 4:20PM
Calendar Kindergarten Assessment Audit Review Window
The Kindergarten Assessment Audit Review Window is open from Thursday, November 19 through Friday December 4, 2015. During the review window, districts have the opportunity to view and correct identified audit items, checked against First Period Cumu...
186
Nov 10 2015 3:17PM
Calendar First Period Cumulative ADM Audit/Review Window Closes November 13
The First Period Cumulative ADM Audit/Review Window is currently open and will close on Friday, November 13 at 11:59 PM. All districts should log in during this window to check for and fix/confirm audits. Districts that have remaining errors or incom...
187
Nov 10 2015 2:59PM
News Announcement African American/Black Student Success Plan Advisory Group Meeting- November 17, 2015
African American/Black Student Success Plan Oregon Department of Education African American/Black Student Success Plan Advisory Group Meeting Tuesday, November 17, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Eola Chemeketa Center 215 Doaks Ferry Rd NW-Pin...
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Nov 10 2015 12:00AM
News Announcement November 2015 District Warrants
Click November 2015 District Warrants to view the latest district payment information.
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Nov 9 2015 8:33PM
News Announcement November 2015 ESD Warrants
Click November 2015 ESD Warrants to view the latest ESD payment information.
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Nov 9 2015 8:25AM
News Announcement School Nutrition Program Newsletter: November 9, 2015
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… Newsletter Distribution List Expansion Job...
191
Nov 5 2015 3:48PM
News Announcement Executive Numbered Memo 003-2015-16 - Exemption from Statewide Summative Tests Update
TO: Superintendents, Principals, and District Test Coordinators RE: Update on Exemption from Statewide Summative Tests This is an update to Executive Numbered Memo 003-2015-16 - Exemption from Statewide Summative Tests sent out earlier in th...
192
Nov 5 2015 11:56AM
News Announcement Assessment and Accountability Update - November 5, 2015
This is the Assessment & Accountability Update for November 5, 2015. You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website. In This Issue: GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS No articles this week...
193
Nov 5 2015 11:50AM
Calendar Reminder: District Test Coordinator (DTC) Training Webinars This Week
As a reminder, the required 2015-16 District Test Coordinator training’s final webinar is scheduled for today, November 5. Registered DTCs received an automated e-mail from GoToWebinar 24 hours prior to the webinar they signed up for that includes lo...
194
Nov 5 2015 11:34AM
News Announcement ELPA21 LEP Flag Requirements for Kindergarten and 1st Grade Students
Updating student LEP flags has been a required part of the ELPA administration process for the past 5 years, as only eligible English Learners whose LEP flag is set to “Y” are able to access the ELPA. In previous years, ODE has recommended that distr...
195
Nov 5 2015 11:15AM
Calendar First Period Cumulative ADM Audit/Review Window Opens Today
The First Period Cumulative ADM Audit/Review Window opens today, Thursday, November 5 at 1 PM and will remain open until the end of the day on Friday, November 13. All districts should log in during this window to check for and fix/confirm audits. Di...
196
Nov 4 2015 5:37PM
News Announcement Extended Assessment: Interpreting Scaled Scores Guide
A guide explaining how to interpret scores for the Oregon Extended Assessment in terms of annual performance, interpreting reading and writing sub-scores, making growth determinations, and rated observations for very low functioning students using th...
197
Nov 4 2015 5:23PM
News Announcement UPDATE: Oregon Accessibility Manual
Per our review of responses to the DTC training quiz, we have identified and made the following updates to the Oregon Accessibility Manual (which are noted in the Change Log, p. 120): Updated Text-to-Speech in Table 5 SB: Embedded Accommodations ...
198
Nov 4 2015 5:14PM
Calendar Reminder: Staff Position Language of Origin
Beginning in 2014-15, the Language of Origin field was added to the Staff Position collection, per the provisions of HB 3375 and SB 755 (the Educators Equity Act, formerly the Minority Teacher Act). This field is required for teachers and administrat...
199
Nov 4 2015 5:08PM
Calendar Fall Membership Validation
The Fall Membership validation will open in the Achievement Data Insight (ADI) application at 1 pm on November 12, and closes at 11:59 pm on January 22, 2016. For more information on this report, please see the student enrollment reports page or cont...
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Nov 4 2015 11:52AM
News Announcement November 2015 Social Sciences Teacher Update Released
In the Oregon Social Sciences Teacher Update #147 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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