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  • Preliminary 2015-16 TAM PDF   06/12/2015 (987.37 KB)
    The Preliminary TAM contains all final policies for the 2015-16 Kindergarten Assessment administration (Section 10). For all other assessments, the preliminary manual describes anticipated policies. The Preliminary TAM also contains the 2015-16 Statewide Test Schedule (Appendix A). ODE will publish the Final 2015-16 Test Administration Manual by October 1, 2015.

Best Practices Guide for Administering OAKS

In response to ORS 329.486, ODE has collaborated with stakeholders to produce a best practices guide for administering OAKS to help schools and districts develop test administration policies and procedures that maximize the usefulness of assessment data and minimize the impact on instruction. As directed by ORS 329.486, the Best Practices Guide includes guidance around appropriately administering the OAKS as a summative assessment and around retesting students in grades 3 - 8 who have already met or exceeded the achievement standards. The Oregon State Board of Education formally adopted the Best Practices Guide on January 20, 2012. To assist districts in developing their communication strategies around retesting, ODE has also provided sample parent letters in both English and Spanish.

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