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Assessment and Accountability Update - October 4, 2012

This is the Assessment & Accountability Update PDF for October 4, 2012.

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


In This Issue:


  • Important Dates for October 2012
  • Technology Readiness Update
  • Assessment and Accountability Checklist Updated on September 28
Extended Assessments
  • MEMORANDUM NO. 002-2012-13 – Extended Assessment: High School Retake Policy
  • Extended Assessments: Test Administrators
Assessment of Essential Skills
  • Work Sample Spreadsheet posted on ODE Website

Test Administration - OAKS Online, ELPA & Writing
  • Reminder: New ELPA Feature for 2012-13: Exempting Domains for Students on an IEP or 504 Plan
  • ELPA Test Specifications and Blueprints Now Available
  • 2012-13 TIDE Now Available
  • 2012-13 Writing Assessment Available for Eligible Students in Grade 12
  • NEW 2012 -2013 Subject Specific Assessment Updates
  • TRANSITION TO CCSS ASSESSMENT IN 2014-2015
  • Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium Mathematics Webinar Available
  • Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium Sample Items Public Release
  • Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium Achievement Level Descriptors Development
Accountability Reporting
  • Banked Assessment Tests in Student Centered Staging
  • First Period Cumulative ADM 2012-13 Training and Handouts Posted
  • 2012-13 Test Records in Student Centered Staging
  • 2011-12 Dropout Report, Cohort Graduation Report, and Exit Adjustment
  • Fall Membership Reporting

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 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.

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