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Braille Interface of OAKS Online

OAKS Online is available to students who use Braille. Accessing OAKS Online through a Braille interface, students who use Braille have access to the adaptive OAKS Online test and have the same number of testing opportunities as general education students. ODE collaborated with Oregon educators and content experts, vision teachers and Braillists from around Oregon, the Oregon Textbook and Media Center (OTMC), and ODE's test vendor, American Institutes for Research (AIR) to adapt the OAKS Online test for presentation in Braille.

In partnership with the Vision Workgroup of Oregon's eight Regional Special Education Programs, ODE used funding support from the Blind and Visually Impaired Student Fund (BVI) to provide each Oregon student who uses Braille with access to the supporting Braille technologies that are used with the Braille interface of OAKS Online.

The following links provide information to help districts prepare for the transition to an online administration of OAKS for students who use Braille.

Online Test Administratio...

Online Test Administration

Training Resources

Training Resources

Supporting Braille Techno...

Supporting Braille Technologies

May 2011 Proof of Concept...

May 2011 Proof of Concept Pilot

Preparation of Test Items

Preparation of Test Items

Related Pages
  • Test Administration Manual
    The Test Administration Manual outlines policies and procedures that all school and district staff involved in administration of the Oregon Statewide Assessments are required to know and understand before administering any Oregon Statewide Assessment.
  • Assessment Accessibility Supports
    In Oregon, the statewide assessment accessibility supports (formerly the Accommodations Tables) are available to all students--although the decision to apply them must be based on an evaluation of individual student need. The accessibility supports tables explain and regulate the allowable supports for all students during the administration of assessments.
  • Children with Disabilities
    Resources for parents/guardians of a child with a disability.

  • Holly Carter Email    (503) 947-5739
    Assessment - Ops & Policy Analyst

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