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Assessment Administration

Test Icon This section is designed to assist District Test Coordinators (DTCs), School Test Coordinators (STCs), and Test Administrators (TAs) give valid and reliable state assessments in a timely and secure manner. For a list of all District Test Coordinators, click here PDF. For this year's test schedule, click here PDF.

American Institutes for Research (AIR) is Oregon’s vendor to host the OAKS portal, our state’s online system for assessments. Test Coordinators and Administrators use the OAKS portal to assign accessibility supports to students, set up and administer test sessions, and view student participation and performance reports. Parents and students can access practice tests via the portal to familiarize themselves with the test experience and question design.


  • ELPA21 Paper-Pencil Booklets for Kindergarten and First Grade
    The ELPA21 includes a paper/pencil assessment for one section of the writing domain for Kindergarten and First grade only. More information will follow soon, and ODE will share that information in the Assessment and Accountability Update and via the DTC listserv.
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Manuals & Guides

  • Test Administration Manual and Resources    
    The Test Administration Manual (TAM) outlines policies and procedures that all school and district staff involved in test administration are required to know and understand before administering any Oregon Statewide Assessment.

  • Oregon Accessibility Manual and Resources    
    The Oregon Accessibility Manual (OAM) provides districts, schools, and IEP teams policies and requirements that will govern the provision of accessibility supports for students participating in Oregon Statewide Assessments.

  • OAKS Online User Guides    

  • Essential Skills and Local Performance Assessment Manual PDF   Updated 10/12/2015 (843 KB)
    Describes the requirements for Essential Skills assessment options, including requirements regarding development, administration, and scoring of assessments.

Training Materials

Informal DTC Webinars

Helpful Documents

Accountability Reporting Resources


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