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Statewide Assessment Accessibility Supports

The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) strives to provide every student with a positive and productive assessment experience, generating results that are a fair and accurate estimate of each student’s achievement. In the process of developing its next-generation assessments to measure students’ knowledge and skills as they progress toward college and career readiness, ODE recognizes that the validity of assessment results depends on each and every student having appropriate accessibility supports (formerly “accommodations”) when needed based on the constructs being measured by the particular statewide assessment. To that end, please consult the Oregon Accessibility Manual as well as the related resources and links posted on this webpage.

  • Final 2016-17 Oregon Accessibility Manual PDF   11/16/2016 (1.58 MB)
    The Oregon Accessibility Manual (OAM) applies to the 2016-2017 school year and guides the selection and administration of universal tools, designated supports, and accommodations for Oregon’s Statewide Assessments.

  • Smarter Balanced Assessments Resources

    Additional Resources
    • ELPA21 Scribe Guidelines PDF   02/23/2016 (81.63 KB)
      The guidelines outline and describe the qualifications, preparation, and valid implementation of this non-embedded accommodation for students with IEPs or 504 plans who have an identified need to respond orally to a human scribe or transcriber in order to participate in the ELPA21 assessment.
    • 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.

    Related Pages
    • Accessibility Supports and Modification Tracking Sheet MS-Word   12/22/2014 (53 KB)
      This tracking sheet can be used by test administrators to ensure that accessibility supports are properly recorded.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Recommendation for Accessibility Support Form MS-Word  07/15/2015 (18.71 KB)
      When teams or individuals feel that a strategy not present in the accessibility supports tables deserves further consideration, they are encouraged to complete and submit this form to ODE for the Accessibility Panel to review. Contact and address information is listed at the bottom of the form.