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8/1/2013 2:12:00 PM
Kindergarten Assessment: Window Opens August 12, Training Required

Monday, August 12, 2013 marks the opening of the Kindergarten Assessment window; the window will close Thursday, October 24, 2013.

Many District Test Coordinators and some Kindergarten Teachers have already taken part in trainings for DTCs, from all districts supporting Kindergarten programs, held in May through July. If a DTC has not yet registered, you must contact their Regional ESD Partner PDF. DTCs who are unable to participate in one of these ODE-provided trainings must notify their Regional ESD Partner by August 8, 2013 and make arrangements for make-up training. The Kindergarten Assessment Training will follow a train-the-trainer model. Districts are welcome to include additional staff beyond the DTC (e.g., school test coordinators, kindergarten teachers, or others who will administer the assessment) at the ODE-provided trainings.

Kindergarten Assessment Training Schedule for District Test Coordinators

Location Time Date
Clackamas ESD, Clackamas 9:30 - 11:30a PDT 8/7/2013
InterMountain ESD, Pendleton 9:30 - 11:30a PDT 8/12/2013
Ridgeview High School, Redmond 10:00a - Noon PDT 8/15/2013
WebEx 1:30 - 3:30p PDT 8/29/2013

*Each training will be followed by an optional 30 minute question and answer session.

ODE has updated its Kindergarten Assessment Resources webpage to provide resources specifically to help district and school staff administer the new Kindergarten Assessment starting in 2013-14. This page contains information pertaining to the required ODE-provided Kindergarten Assessment Trainings, frequently asked questions, and links to additional resources.

For more information about the purpose and design of the Kindergarten Assessment, please continue to visit the official Kindergarten Assessment webpage available at http://oregonearlylearning.com/kindergarten-assessment/. The official Kindergarten Assessment webpage also includes links aimed at specific audiences including parents, schools, and early childcare providers.

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Contact(s) for this Announcement
  • Kara Williams Email    (503) 947-5728
    EI-ECSE - Early Education to K-3 – Education Specialist
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