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Assessment and Accountability Update - September 20, 2012

This is the Assessment & Accountability Update PDF for September 20, 2012.

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


In This Issue:


Extended Assessments
  • CCSS and Oregon's Alternate Assessment - Overview and Opportunity
  • Extended Assessments: Test Administrators

Test Administration - OAKS Online, ELPA & Writing
  • ELPA Performance Standards Verification Event: November 6-9, 2012
  • New ELPA Feature for 2012-13: Exempting Domains for Students on an IEP or 504 Plan
  • Field Testing of Writing Prompts
  • TIDE Offline 9/22 to 9/30: ODE Recommends Download by Friday, September 21
  • 2012-13 OAKS Online Reporting System Training
  • Science Local Performance Assessment Clarifications for 2012-2013
  • Reminder: 2012-13 ODE-Provided DTC Training Required for all DTCs


  • TRANSITION TO CCSS ASSESSMENT IN 2014-2015
  • Smarter Balanced Technology Readiness Tool Update
  • Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium Small Scale Trials

Accountability Reporting
  • Reminder: High School Entry Year Appeals Process
  • Reminder: District Validations for 2011-12 School and District Report Cards
  • Test Score Percentiles and TAG Identification



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.
  • 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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