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Assessment and Accountability Update - September 6, 2012

This is the Assessment & Accountability Update PDF for September 6, 2012.

You can access this and past issues of the Assessment & Accountability Update on the ODE website.


In This Issue:


Extended Assessments
  • Extended Assessment: Field Test Item Review Opportunity
  • CCSS and Oregon’s Alternate Assessment - Overview & Opportunity
  • Extended Assessments: Test Administrators

Test Administration - OAKS Online, ELPA & Writing
  • New for 2012-13 - Exempting Domains for Students on an IEP or 504 Plan
  • Reminder: 2012-13 ODE-Provided DTC Training Required for all DTCs
  • TIDE Offline September 22 through September 30
  • 2012-13 OAKS Online Reporting System WebEx
  • Title III Annual Measureable Achievement Objectives (AMAOs) for 2012-13
  • Invitation to Participate: ELPA Performance Standards Verification November 6-9, 2012
  • Oregon Educators Selected to Participate in Smarter Balanced’s Assessment Development Process
  • TRANSITION TO CCSS ASSESSMENT IN 2014-2015
  • Smarter Balanced Announces Advisory Committees on English Language Learners and Student with Disabilities
  • Smarter Balanced Weekly Update Q & A

Accountability Reporting
  • First Period Cumulative ADM Training Announcement - 2012-13
  • Reminder: District Validations for 2011-12 School and District Report Cards



Assessment & Accountability Update Summer Schedule

Throughout the summer and until the 2012-13 OAKS Online test window opens on November 6, the Assessment & Accountability Update will be published every other week according to the following schedule.
  • September 20
  • October 4 & 18
  • November 1

Any special or urgent communications between issues will be sent through the DTC or AYP/RC Listservs, or as general news announcements. On Thursday, November 8, weekly issues will resume, starting with a special Back to School issue with important information about the 2012-2013 school year.

While many of us will continue working through the summer to provide our students a fresh start in the Fall, we wish a safe, fun, productive summer break for Oregon’s educators and students.

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