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5/1/2013 4:49:00 PM
Preliminary Draft of 2013-14 Test Administration Manual Now Available

ODE has posted the preliminary draft of the 2013-14 Test Administration Manual to http://www.ode.state.or.us/go/tam. The preliminary draft contains several important changes compared to the 2012-13 manual. These changes are summarized below:
  • Added Kindergarten Assessment to Oregon's Statewide Assessment System
  • Updated training requirements for DTCs, STCs, and TAs
  • Added a new standard testing condition, formerly identified as an accommodation
  • Added clarification that the Writing Assessment will remain available only for eligible students in Grades 11 and 12
  • Updated the ELPA Test Window to close April 15, 2014
  • Added cell phone reminder to student directions
  • Reorganized student directions for ease of reading
  • Updated subject-specific allowable resource lists to include enlarged print size and computer-based read-aloud as available by subject, both formerly identified as accommodations
  • Combined Essential Skills, Local Performance Assessment, and Work Sample Appendix for ease of reading

ODE will post the final 2013-14 Test Administration Manual by August 1, 2013.

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