Oregon Department of Education

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Test Administration

Manuals and Guidelines

Accessibility Supports

  • Oregon Accessibility Manual (OAM) PDF   03/15/2016 (1.20 MB)
  • Individual Student Assessment Accessibility Profile (ISAAP) Excel Spreadsheet   08/15/2014 (3.71 MB)
    The ISAAP tool is designed to facilitate selection of the Designated Supports and Accommodations that match student access needs for the Smarter Balanced assessments, as supported by the Smarter Balanced Usability, Accessibility, and Accommodations Guidelines. The ISAAP Tool should be used in conjunction with the Smarter Balanced Usability, Accessibility and Accommodations Guidelines and state regulations and policies related to assessment accessibility as a part of the ISAAP process.
  • Spring 2015 Operational Test Accessibility Resources PDF  External Link  
    Smarter Balanced has created this document to compare the Universal Tools, Designated Supports, and Accommodations that were available on the Spring 2014 Field Test to accessibility resources that are available on the Spring 2015 Operational Test. Any updates or additions to Accessibility Resources are highlighted in the table, and details are provided.

Training Modules

  • Smarter Balanced Modules
    • ODE-provided
      • Smarter Balanced Test Session How-to Video (Optional) YouTube Video   
        ODE has developed this optional training video to help familiarize test administrators with using the TA Interface of OAKS Online to set up and manage a Smarter Balanced test session, as well as with the Student Interface. Using the practice tests available through the OAKS Portal, this video walks TAs through the process of setting up a test session and shows what students will see as they take the Smarter Balanced English language arts computer adaptive test (ELA CAT), ELA performance task (ELA PT), math CAT, and math PT. This video also introduces TAs to assigning available accessibility supports to individual students through the TA interface and demonstrates how students will use each of those supports when testing. (Note: this optional training video is intended to supplement the required Test Administration and Security training modules. For training requirements by role, please refer to Section 1.5 of the Test Administration Manual.)

      • The Smarter Balanced training module below is part of a larger collection of 2014-15 ODE-Provided Training Modules available here.
      • Module 5 - Smarter Balanced (recording) Media Player  09/24/2014 (8.62 MB)
      • Module 5 - Smarter Balanced (PowerPoint) Power Point Presentation   10/01/2014 (2.45 MB)
    • SBAC-provided
      These training modules were developed by the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium to support states in implementing the 2013-14 Smarter Balanced field test. ODE has made them available for districts as an optional resource to help districts prepare for the transition to the Smarter Balanced operational assessments. However, please note that the images of the test delivery system included in these Smarter Balanced modules do not reflect the look and feel of Oregon’s test delivery system which will be used to administer the operational Smarter Balanced assessments. In addition, specific test administration and security protocols described in these Smarter Balanced modules do not necessarily reflect the protocols and requirements for administering Oregon’s statewide assessments. NOTE: To satisfy annual test administration and security training requirements, all district test coordinators, school test coordinators, and test administrators must watch the ODE-provided Test Administration and Security training modules. For a detailed description of training requirements by role, please refer to Section 1.5 of Oregon’s Test Administration Manual.
  • Sample Summative Items for Teachers    
    Covering all possible item types (selected response, constructed response, extended response, technology enhanced, and performance tasks), these samples include student items, as well as sample student responses and evaluation rubrics where appropriate. Educators can use these items to get an idea of how to design classroom tasks that will prepare students for the Smarter Balanced Assessment.
  • Sample Items and Tasks for Students
    The items on these sites include a combination of computer adaptive items (selected response, constructed response, extended response) and performance tasks. Items can be scored using sample student responses and their accompanying scores as reference for reviewing your answer.

    English Language Arts & Literacy            Mathematics

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