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SMARTER Oregon -- with the other Governing States and Smarter Balanced staff -- are implementing the summative, interim, and formative assessment for mathematics and English language arts beginning in the 2014-2015 school year. Through the 2013-2014 school year Oregon students' OAKS assessments will continue to be based on the 2003 English Language Arts content standards and 2007/2009 Mathematics content standards.




Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium


The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium is a collection of more than 30 states that have been working collaboratively since 2009 to develop a student assessment system aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).

CCSS Alternate Assessment


Oregon, with the Partner and other Affiliated States and NCSC staff, is implementing the summative, interim, and formative alternate assessment for mathematics and English language arts beginning in the 2014-2015 school year. Through the 2013-2014 school year Oregon students’ OAKS alternate assessments will continue to be linked to the 2003 English Language Arts content standards and 2007/2009 Mathematics content standards.


Smarter Balanced Operational Test 2014-2015

Test Administration Guidelines


2014-15 Test Administration Manual PDF

The Test Administration Manual (TAM) provides districts with all policies and requirements governing administration of the 2014-15 Oregon Statewide Assessments, including the new Smarter Balanced Assessments, OAKS Online Science and Social Sciences, the English Language Proficiency Assessment, the Kindergarten Assessment, the Extended Assessments, and the Grade 12 OAKS Retest Opportunity. The TAM is required reading for all District Test Coordinators, School Test Coordinators, and Test Administrators. For reading requirements by role, please refer to Section 1.5 Training Requirements of the TAM.


Accessibility Supports


Usability, Accessibility, and Accommodations Guidelines PDF

Individual Student Assessment Accessibility Profile (ISAAP) Excel Spreadsheet


Sample Summative Items for Teachers


Covering all possible item types (selected response, constructed response, extended response, technology enhanced, and performance tasks), these samples include student items, as well as sample student responses and evaluation rubrics where appropriate. Educators can use these items to get an idea of how to design classroom tasks that will prepare students for the Smarter Balanced Assessment.

Sample Items and Tasks for Students


The items on these sites include a combination of computer adaptive items (selected response, constructed response, extended response) and performance tasks. Items can be scored using sample student responses and their accompanying scores as reference for reviewing your answer.

English Language Arts & Literacy

Mathematics

Practice Test


This website replicates the experience students will have taking the Smarter Balanced Assessment. As with the OAKS training tests, scoring for these tests is not available. NOTE: The Practice Test can be taken on any Internet-connected computer using a current Web browser including: Mozilla Firefox,Google Chrome, and Safari.

Training and Practice Test Update PDF
Training and Practice Test FAQ PDF
Practice and Training Test Resources and Documentation
English Language Arts (ELA) Timing Chart PDF
Mathematics Timing Chart PDF

Technology Requirements
Smarter Balanced Technology Strategy Framework and Testing Device Requirements PDF
Smarter Balanced Technology Strategy Framework (Executive Summary) PDF


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Mathematics




Coming Together to Raise Achievement
This guide is resource on the comprehensive assessment designs and related activites being launched by PARCC and Smarter Balanced.
ELA Literacy Content Specifications
This 2/4/2014 draft document provides Claims, Targets, and terminology that will become part of the Common Assessment’s English Language Arts Test Item Specifications.

ELA/Literacy Smarter Balanced Preliminary Summative Assessment Blueprint (5/9/14) PDF

Mathematics Content Specifications
This 6/2013 draft document provides Claims, Targets, and terminology that will become part of the Common Assessment’s Mathematics Test Item Specifications.

Mathematics Smarter Balanced Preliminary Summative Assessment Blueprint (5/9/14) PDF

Calculator Availability by Grade Level PDF

Formulas and Conversions Guidelines PDF

Core Components of the Smarter Balanced System
This document provides a summary of the core components of the Smarter Balanced Assessment.

Alignment of English Language Arts Standards to the Common Core
Mathematics Assessment Transition
The upcoming mathematics assessment through Smarter Balanced is in the early stages of development.
Essential Skills OAKS to Smarter BalancedTransition
This document provides a description of the transition from OAKS to the Common Assessment, and the impact on Essential Skills graduation requirements.

These documents provide educators with a view of the alignment between the standards currently required as part of each Oregon district’s curriculum and instruction in the subject area of ELA, and those contained in the Common Core State Standards, which will become the new standards on which assessments are based beginning in 2014-2015.(Documents posted 6/12/2013) Planning the Transition from OAKS to Smarter Balanced Assessment
An overview of the shifting of mathematics content from grade to grade, as well as a listing of new content for each grade, with an overview of the vision and development of the Smarter Balanced Common Assessment.
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Overview


Quarterly Reports


Question Log


Alternate Assessments


Oregon Council of Teachers of Mathematics (OCTM) Area Representatives
Smarter Balanced Sample Items FAQ

Smarter Balanced Sample Items Talking Points

Smarter Balanced Sample Items Presentation Template




Contacts
  • Ken Hermens Email    (503) 947-5830
    Assessment - Specialist, English Language Arts

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