Testing - Student Assessment
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Teaching and Learning
Testing - Student Assessment
Tuesday, 18 February 2014
Smarter Balanced Field Test: IEP Guidance Follow Up
Thursday, 9 January 2014
Reading Student Directions
Wednesday, 11 December 2013
Smarter Accessibility Crosswalk Now Available
Thursday, 24 October 2013
Sign Language Interpreter Training
Thursday, 19 September 2013
Sign Language Interpretation Accommodation and Statewide Assessments
, accommodations are available to all students, although the decision to apply accommodations must be based on an evaluation of individual student need.
For statewide assessments,
there are accommodations tables for OAKS assessments in reading, mathematics, science, and social sciences as well as accommodations tables for the Writing Performance assessment, Kindergarten assessment and English Language Proficiency (ELPA) assessment. These tables explain and regulate the allowable accommodations for all students during the administration of assessments.
If you would like to recommend instructional strategies to be included on the accommodations and/or modifications tables for the statewide assessments, please click on the link below titled, “Accommodations Recommendation Submission Form”.
Accommodations Manual 2013-14
Accommodations referenced in this manual are those specific practices and procedures that the Oregon Accommodations Panel has approved for use with Oregon's statewide assessments.
Accommodations for the Smarter Balanced Assessments
Smarter Balanced Usability, Accessibility, and Accommodations Guidelines
Developed in collaboration with member states and nationally recognized experts, the Usability, Accessibility, and Accommodations Guidelines will shape the delivery of online testing for all students, including those with visual, auditory, linguistic, or physical needs. The research-based policy outlines three categories of resources to ensure that the assessments meet the needs of all students.
Smarter-OAKS Accessibility Crosswalk
12/10/2013 (93 KB)
To help districts in their review and implementation of the Smarter Guidelines, ODE has prepared a 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).
Smarter Balanced Guidelines FAQ
Smarter Balanced states identified frequently asked questions (FAQs) and developed applicable responses to support the information provided in the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium’s Usability, Accessibility, and Accommodations Guidelines. These questions and responses, as well as the information in the Guidelines document apply to the Smarter Balanced interim and summative assessments.
Smarter Balanced UAA Implementation Guide
03/14/2014 (737.20 KB)
The purpose of this guide is to provide support for the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium states in their efforts to communicate information to districts and schools for the successful implementation of the Smarter Balanced assessments.
Accommodation Teacher Tools
08/31/2012 (123 KB)
These are pages from the Oregon Accommodations Manual for teachers to use when selecting accommodations for assessment.
Oregon Math Read-Aloud Guidelines and Examples
12/20/2012 (649.84 KB)
Test administrators (TAs) may read numerals and symbols to students when administering a read-aloud accommodation as long as they follow these math read-aloud guidelines.
Accommodations and Modification Tracking Sheet
08/31/2012 (53 KB)
This tracking sheet can be used by test administrators to ensure that modifications and accommodations are properly recorded.
Determining Appropriate Assessment Accommodations for Students with Disabilities
Appropriate accommodations that are necessary to participate in tests.
Accommodations Recommendation Submission Form
09/11/2013 (193.25 KB)
This form is accessible to persons in the field who wish to make recommendations for accommodations.
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.
For statewide assessments, there are modifications tables for all Multiple Choice assessments and for the Writing Performance assessment. These tables explain and regulate the allowable modifications for all students during the administration of assessment tests.
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.
Bradley J. Lenhardt
Education Programs & Assessment - Alternate Assessment Specialist
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