The order window for the winter paper-based Writing test opens October 19, 2013. Districts will have from October 19 through December 10, 2013 to complete their winter test orders for 11th and 12th grade students who have not already met or exceeded the achievement standard during a previous administration.
Districts may order paper-based writing tests for their students using the Test Information Delivery Engine (TIDE) of the OAKS Online System. Either the District Security and Test Administrator (DTSA) or District Security Administrator (DSA) will need to upload a CSV file containing the SSID and DOB for all students who will need to receive a writing test booklet. Based on the student information already loaded into TIDE and linked to the SSID, TIDE will then be able to supply all additional information for that student such as district, school, and grade. When uploading orders, the district may also choose to include teacher name and class period; if a district includes these optional fields, the district's shipment will be organized and shrink-wrapped by teacher/class period. The TIDE User guide which is posted at http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?391, includes detailed instructions on the order process.