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Statewide Assessment Accessibility Supports

In Oregon, the statewide assessment accessibility supports (formerly the Accommodations Tables) are available to all students--although the decision to apply them must be based on an evaluation of individual student need. There are accessibility supports tables for the Smarter Balanced assessment (i.e., ELA and Mathematics), OAKS assessment, Extended assessment, Kindergarten assessment, and the English Language Proficiency (ELPA) assessment. These tables explain and regulate the allowable supports for all students during the administration of assessments.

NOTE: If you would like to recommend instructional strategies to be included in the accessibility supports and/or modifications tables for the statewide assessments or Work Samples, please see Appendix E of the Oregon Accessibility Manual at http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=487

Smarter Balanced Assessments Resources
  • Smarter-OAKS Accessibility Crosswalk Excel Spreadsheet   12/10/2013 (93 KB)
    To help districts in their review and implementation of the Smarter Guidelines prior to the creation of a new Oregon Accessibility Manual, ODE prepared a draft crosswalk comparing those accessibility features currently available to students for the OAKS Math, Reading, and Writing assessments with the accessibility features available for the Smarter field tests in Mathematics and English Language Arts/Literacy (which includes Reading, Writing, and Listening). NB: While the crosswalk may be a useful resource for a preliminary review of many of the accessibility features available to students, official policy, procedures, and guidance regarding accessibility supports currently available to students participating in Oregon’s statewide assessments are found in the 2014-15 Oregon Accessibility Manual.
  • Scribing Protocol for Smarter Balanced Assessments PDF   07/23/2014 (152.79 KB)
    Scribes are allowable on Smarter Balanced Assessments
  • Guidelines for Read Aloud, Test Reader for Smarter Balanced Assessments PDF   07/23/2014 (938.24 KB)
    Students may be eligible to work with a test reader
  • Individualized Student Accessibility and Accommodations Profile (ISAAP) tool  External Link  
    The ISAAP tool is designed to facilitate confirmation of Universal Tools and selection of Designated Supports and Accommodations for students taking the Smarter Balanced assessments (ELA and Mathematics). It is intended to be used in accordance with the ISAAP process outlined in the Smarter Balanced Accessibility and Accommodations Guidelines and state policies and procedures related to assessment accessibility. The ISAAP tool does not take the place of an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or 504 Plan. Additional context regarding the ISAAP Process and ISAAP Tool, along with instructions for use, may be found on the "About" and "Instructions" tabs, respectively.

Additional Resources

Related Pages
  • Braille Interface of OAKS Online
    ODE has collaborated with Oregon educators and content experts, vision teachers and Braillists from around Oregon, the Oregon Textbook and Media Center (OTMC), and ODE’s test vendor, American Institutes for Research (AIR) to adapt the current OAKS Online test for presentation in Braille.
  • Promising Practices for Implementing Test Administration and Test Security Requirements
    This page provides examples of promising practices for implementing various test administration and security requirements found in the Test Administration Manual. ODE is collaborating with districts from around the state to gather and share examples of promising testing practices.


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