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7/30/2012 3:05:00 PM
Final 2012-13 Test Administration Manual Now Available
ODE has posted the final 2012-13 Test Administration Manual to http://www.ode.state.or.us/go/tam. The 2012-13 manual contains the following important changes compared to the 2011-12 manual:
  • Added specific training requirements for district test coordinators, school test coordinators, and test administrators (pp. 5 – 7)
  • Clarified guidance on identifying accommodations ahead of time (p. 27)
  • Added a reduction in testing opportunities for grades 3 – 8 (p. 29)
  • Added criteria for collecting parental consent to retest students in grades 3 – 8 (p. 33)
  • Updated the ELPA Test Window to close April 30, 2013 (Appendix A)
  • Reorganized student directions for ease of reading (Appendices B, G, and H)
  • Updated subject-specific allowable resource lists (Appendices C, D, E, F, G, and H)
  • Updated procedure for exempting ELPA domains for students on an IEP or 504 Plan (Appendix H)
  • Added new Essential Skills assessment options (Appendix K)
  • Added guidance on ensuring the validity of student work samples (Appendix M)
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