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Online Test AdministrationOAKS Online is available to students who use Braille. Accessing OAKS Online through a Braille interface, students who use Braille have the same number of testing opportunities as other students and have access to the adaptive OAKS Online test. The Braille interface of OAKS Online delivers assessments to students in the following formats:

  • OAKS Mathematics. Each item on the OAKS Mathematics assessments will be transcribed into Nemeth Braille and will be printed for the student through a Braille Embosser in real-time as the student progresses through the test. In addition, the OAKS Mathematics assessments will include a text-to-speech audio component delivered through the JAWS 12 Screen Reader.


  • OAKS Science. Each item and stimulus on the OAKS Science assessments will be transcribed into Nemeth Braille and will be printed for the student through a Braille Embosser in real-time as the student progresses through the test. In addition, the OAKS Science assessments will include a text-to-speech audio component delivered through the JAWS 12 Screen Reader.


  • OAKS Social Sciences. Each item and stimulus on the OAKS Social Sciences assessments will be delivered to the student through either a 40-cell Refreshable Braille Display or a Braille embosser. Based on the student settings specified by the school district within the OAKS Online System, OAKS Social Sciences will be available in either Literary Contracted Braille or Literary Un-contracted Braille. Each item or stimulus on the OAKS Social Sciences assessments will be automatically displayed to the student using a 40-cell Refreshable Braille Display unless the item or stimulus contains tactile or spatial components; such items and stimuli will be automatically sent to the Braille embosser instead of being displayed on the Refreshable Braille Display. In addition, a student may request embossing for any item or stimulus as the student progresses through the test. In addition, the OAKS Social Sciences assessments will include a text-to-speech audio component delivered through the JAWS 12 Screen Reader.


  • OAKS Reading. Each item and reading passage on the OAKS Reading assessments will be delivered to the student through either a 40-cell Refreshable Braille Display or a Braille embosser. Based on the student settings specified by the school district within the OAKS Online System, OAKS Reading will be available in either Literary Contracted Braille or Literary Un-contracted Braille. Each item or reading passage on the OAKS Reading assessments will be automatically displayed to the student using a 40-cell Refreshable Braille Display unless the item or stimulus contains tactile or spatial components; such items and reading passages will be automatically sent to the Braille embosser instead of being displayed on the Refreshable Braille Display. In addition, a student may request embossing for any item or reading passage as the student progresses through the test.



Related Topics
  • 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
    For statewide assessments, there are accommodations tables for all Multiple Choice assessments and for the Writing Performance assessment. These tables explain and regulate the allowable accommodations for all students during the administration of assessment tests.
  • Supporting Braille Technologies
  • District Test Coordinators




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

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