Oregon Department of Education

Braille Interface of OAKS Online

Oregon’s online ELA, Math, Science, and Social Sciences assessments are available to students who use Braille through a Braille interface.

Braille Interface Training for Teachers of the Visually Impaired and Test Administrators
In addition to Test Administration and Security Training, any individual administering Smarter Balanced or OAKS Online through the Braille interface is required to participate in the ODE-provided Braille Interface Training. The Braille Interface Training prepares Teachers of the Visually Impaired to set up and administer Smarter Balanced and OAKS Online using the Braille interface and supporting Braille technologies.

For a list of training dates and times by region, please contact Scott McCallum (503-614-1260 or smccallum@nwresd.k12.or.us eMail) or Wayne Oshiro (503-614-1460 or woshiro@nwresd.k12.or.us eMail) at Northwest Regional ESD.

The following links provide information to help districts prepare for administering tests through the online Braille interface.

Online Test Administratio...

Online Test Administration

Training Resources

Supporting Braille Technologies


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