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Kindergarten Assessment Resources
Thursday, 26 February 2015
Kindergarten Assessment 2015-16 Data Entry and Reporting
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
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
Statewide Kindergarten Assessment Data Reporting
2014-15 Kindergarten Assessment Results
01/14/2015 (996.69 KB)
This report shows the school, district, and state level results from the 2014-15 Kindergarten Assessment.
2014-15 Kindergarten Assessment Report Overview
01/12/2015 (514.63 KB)
This document provides a description of the Kindergarten Assessment's segments and goals, as well as suggested uses for the data and cautions in interpreting the results.
2013-14 Statewide Kindergarten Assessment Results - Look-Back Report
This "Look Back" report shows the school, district, and state level results from the 2013-14 Kindergarten Assessment. This report was updated with new subgroups for data disaggregation based on the 2013-14 Third Period Cumulative ADM Collections data submitted in May of 2014 and validated in August of 2014. These additional subgroups are Economically Disadvantaged students, Limited English Proficient students, and Students with Disabilities. This report also contains the previously-reported Gender and Ethnicity student subgroups.
2013-14 Statewide Kindergarten Assessment Results
01/30/2014 (914.31 KB)
This report shows the school, district, and state level results from the 2013-14 Kindergarten Assessment.
Oregon Kindergarten Assessment Report Specifications (updated December 2014)
12/12/2014 (104.01 KB)
This document describes the technical specifications for each type of report contained in this data release.
Kindergarten Assessment Training
Kindergarten Assessment Training Modules
To ensure consistent and valid administration of the Kindergarten Assessment, districts must use the ODE-provided training modules when training School Test Coordinators and Test Administrators.
Kindergarten Assessment WebEx - August 20, 2014
Recording of the Kindergarten Assessment WebEx that was required for District Test Coordinators. Includes updates and a Q & A session.
Kindergarten Content and Assessment Advisory Committee
02/18/2015 (384.38 KB)
In December 2014 through February 2015 the Kindergarten Content and Assessment Advisory Committee met to recommend refinements to the Early Literacy segments of the Kindergarten Assessment and to propose a new measure of Language Development. These recommendations will be field tested in 2015-16 in a random sample of Oregon classrooms. The Committee also developed recommendations for the interpretation of the Kindergarten Assessment results at the student, school, district, and hub levels and for the Spanish literacy segment. These recommendations were incorporated into the Report Overview that is posted to this page.
Kindergarten Assessment - Frequently Asked Questions
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)
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)
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) (Viewer Friendly)
12/08/2014 (366.11 KB)
This brochure, in Spanish, 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 (Spanish) (Printer Friendly)
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
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
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.
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
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
Swati Adarkar's blog on Oregon's KRA an Important Beginning.
Oregon's Early Learning System—Kindergarten Assessment
This page includes Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) documents designed to answer common questions from Parents/Guardians, Educators, Policymakers, and Advocates.
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