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This webpage is designed to provide resources specifically to help district and school staff administer the statewide Kindergarten Assessment. For more information about Oregon’s Kindergarten Assessment, visit Oregon's Early Learning System Website.

Overview

Beginning in fall 2013, school districts are implementing the new statewide Kindergarten Assessment in early literacy, early math and approaches to learning. The assessment is designed to focus on domains that are strongly linked to 3rd grade reading and future academic success as well as to align with current assessment practices in Oregon’s kindergarten and elementary schools. The information provides a snapshot for communities and schools on the fluency, numeracy, and approaches to learning skills that students have when they enter kindergarten. For more information on the research behind the measures, please consult the Kindergarten Assessment Summary Report PDF.

2013-2014 Statewide Kindergarten Assessment Data Reporting


Kindergarten Assessment Training



Related Resources

  • Kindergarten Assessment - Frequently Asked Questions PDF   Updated 09/15/2014 (352.28 KB)
    The Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document addresses the most common questions from school districts preparing to administer the statewide Kindergarten Assessment.
  • Oregon's Kindergarten Assessment: A Parent Brochure (Viewer Friendly) PDF   06/10/2014 (2.18 MB)
    This brochure provides parents with information about the assessment and how their children will participate. Viewer-friendly version: Formatted for viewing on the computer screen.
  • Oregon’s Kindergarten Assessment: A Parent Brochure (Printer Friendly) PDF   06/10/2014 (1.14 MB)
    This brochure provides parents with information about the assessment and how their children will participate. Printer-friendly version: Formatted for double-sided printing.
  • Oregon’s Kindergarten Assessment: A Parent Brochure (Spanish) PDF   08/14/2014 (492.97 KB)
    This brochure, in Spanish, provides parents with information about the kindergarten assessment and how their children will participate. Printer-friendly version: Formatted for double-sided printing.
  • Oregon Kindergarten Assessment Specifications PDF   05/14/2014 (6.44 MB)
    Oregon Kindergarten Assessment Specifications provide guidelines for Oregon teachers on what content may be assessed on Oregon's Kindergarten Assessment.
  • 2014-15 Test Administration Manual PDF   08/01/2014 (1.44 MB)
    The Interim Test Administration Manual (TAM) provides districts with advance notice on the anticipated polices and requirements that will govern administration of the 2014-2015 Oregon Statewide Assessments, including the operational Smarter Balanced assessments in mathematics and English language arts. In addition, please note that the Interim TAM also contains the final policies and requirements in effect for the 2014-2015 Kindergarten Assessment.
  • Kindergarten Assessment Accessibility Decision Tree PDF   05/16/2014 (350.07 KB)
    Having gathered the student information, the “Decision Tree for Kindergarten Assessment” is available from ODE, on the Kindergarten Assessment Resource Page. It can help guide teams through the information review and decision making process to identify any accessibility support(s) that would enable the student equitable access to the Kindergarten assessment.
  • Assessment Accessibility Supports (formerly Accommodations)    
    The 2014-15 Oregon Accessibility Manual explains the allowable accessibility supports (formerly accommodations) available for all students during the administration of the Kindergarten Assessment.
  • Administering the Kindergarten Assessment to English Language Learners    
    This page provides resources to assist districts in properly identifying and administering the statewide Kindergarten Assessment with English Learners.
  • Children with Disabilities    
    As a parent/guardian of a child with a disability, you have unique needs related to your child’s individualized education and may require additional information about your rights as a parent/guardian, the assessment and IEP process, available services and programs, and accommodations during statewide assessment.
  • A Research Perspective on Oregon's Kindergarten Assessment PDF   02/19/2014 (323.71 KB)
    This letter reflects the view of researchers' perspectives on Oregon's Kindergarten Assessment.
  • Oregon's KRA an Important Beginning by Swati Adarkar, Children’s Institute  External Link  
    Swati Adarkar's blog on Oregon's KRA an Important Beginning.
  • Oregon’s Early Learning System—Kindergarten Assessment  External Link  
    This page includes Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) documents designed to answer common questions from Parents/Guardians, Educators, Policymakers, and Advocates.


Contacts
  • Kara Williams Email    (503) 947-5728
    Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education - Early Education to K-3 – Education Specialist

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