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Kindergarten Assessment Resources
Kindergarten Assessment Resources
Wednesday, 19 November 2014
Kindergarten Assessment Review Window
Thursday, 23 October 2014
Kindergarten Assessment Review
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
2013-2014 Statewide Kindergarten Assessment Data Reporting
2013-2014 Statewide Kindergarten Assessment Results
This report shows the school, district, and state level results from the 2013-14 Kindergarten Assessment.
Oregon Kindergarten Assessment School and District Report Overview
This document provides a brief description of the assessment, the reporting schedule for 2013-14 results, suggested uses of the data, and cautions in interpreting the results. Links are provided to additional documents describing prior research on the assessment instruments and the Oregon Kindergarten Assessment Specifications.
Oregon Kindergarten Assessment Report Specifications
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 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)
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.
Kindergarten Assessment Accessibility Decision Tree
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
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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