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Testing - Student Assessment
Wednesday, 23 January 2013
Smarter Balanced Accessibility and Accommodation Guidelines
, 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 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”.
Oregon Accommodations Manual 2012-2013
08/23/2012 (819.27 KB)
2012-2013 updated Accommodations Manual
Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS)
08/22/2012 (154.03 KB)
These tables describe allowable accommodations for students participating in the OAKS Knowledge and Skills assessments.
08/22/2012 (179.34 KB)
These tables describe allowable accommodations for students participating in the OAKS Writing Assessments.
English Language Proficiency Test (ELPA)
08/22/2012 (55.67 KB)
This table describes allowable accommodations for students participating in the ELPA.
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
08/31/2012 (93.56 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.
Bradley J. Lenhardt
Special Education Monitoring, Systems, & Outcomes - Alternate Assessment Specialist
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