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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

  • 2014-15 Oregon Statewide Assessments: Guidance for Documenting Accommodations on IEPs PDF   05/22/2014 (93.52 KB)
    This PDF provides guidance regarding the documentation of accommodations on IEPs for the 2014-15 Oregon Statewide Assessments. Please note this guidance is for 2014-15 only.
  • Interim 2014-15 Oregon Accessibility Manual PDF   New 10/06/2014 (2.16 MB)
    The interim Oregon Accessibility Manual (OAM) provides districts, schools, and IEP teams with advance notice of the final policies and requirements that will govern the provision of accessibility supports for students participating in the 2014-2015 Oregon Statewide Assessments—except the operational Smarter Balanced assessments in mathematics and English language arts*.

    *Once the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium releases its final accessibility supports policies and requirements, that will be available for the 2014-15 operational administration of the Smarter Balanced assessments, ODE will publish a final Oregon Accessibility Manual.
  • Individualized Student Accessibility and Accommodations Profile (ISAAP) tool. Excel Spreadsheet   09/03/2014 (3.43 MB)
    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.

Smarter Balanced Assessments Resources

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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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