Testing - Student Assessment
Essential Skills Assessment Requirement
Writing Essential Skill Assessment
Overview and District Planning
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Share and Find Work Sample Resources
Essential Skill Assessment
Write clearly and accurately
Students first enrolled in Grade 9 in the 2009-2010 school year and beyond are required to demonstrate that they are proficient in the Writing Essential Skill in order to graduate.
Students fulfill this graduation requirement by earning at, or above, a specific score (the achievement standard) on one of the approved assessments.
Overview of the Essential Skill of Writing
Overview of the Essential Skill of Writing (Spanish)
Approved Assessment Categories
Writing Approved Assessment Categories and Specific Assessments
List of all approved assessments and the accompanying achievement standards
Secure Work Sample Bank
Secure Work Sample Bank FAQ
Information about ODE’s Secure Work Sample Bank which may be used to provide up to two Secure Work Samples for students enrolled in grade 12 during the 2014-15 school year who do not have a passing Essential Skills score using any of the approved assessment options.
List of Available Secure Work Samples
Title and descriptive information about the Secure Work Samples that are currently posted in the Secure Work Sample Bank application.
Work Sample Resources
Essential Skills Work Sample Field Test Scoring Application
ODE will be offering a training/calibration opportunity for a panel of educators during the second week of November. The Panel will be calibrated and score a bank of new Essential Skills Work Samples that were field tested in October 2014.
Essential Skills and Local Performance Assessment Manual
Should districts choose to offer Work Samples as an Essential Skill assessment option, districts must follow the Work Sample guidance included in this Manual.
Developing Writing Work Samples
Work Sample Resource Sharing
-- resources available from districts or ESDs and contact information
Scoring Writing Work Samples
Scored Student Work
Work Sample Scoring Guides
On-Demand Scoring Training
-- scoring tool for use in calibrating to the Writing scoring guide
Administering Writing Work Samples
Practice Work Samples
-- for use in class assignments or practice tests
To Fulfill Graduation Requirement
-- for use as the only acceptable means to communicate feedback
Writing Professional Development and General Resources
Workshop Materials for Writing Scoring Guide and Work Sample Development
-- materials for facilitators to use in leading local trainings or for individual use
-- on-demand scoring tool for use in calibrating to the Writing scoring guide
Work Samples Case Study
-- description of district planning, developing, administering, and scoring Work Sample prompts
Work Sample Frequently Asked Questions
Assessment Planning Resources
To support Essential Skills across K-12 curricula, links to instructional planning resources, including Common Core links, and data resources follow.
Using Essential Skills Data within Instructional Planning
-- resources for data-based decision making
Standards-Based Instructional Planning
Implementing English Language Arts and Literacy Common Core
Resources Specific for Claim 2: Writing
Assessing Common Core
-- information about Oregon's statewide assessment for the Common Core
Literacy Task Shells
-- fill-in-the-blank shells that teachers use to create powerful Common Core tasks developed by the Literacy Design Collaborative
Communicating about Common Core
-- resources to help in communicating about the Common Core
Assessment - Specialist, English Language Arts
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