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Test Icon This section is designed to assist District Test Coordinators and teachers administer the state assessments in a timely and secure manner. Included are the current year test schedule, Test Administration Manual, training materials, and information on assessment options for students with disabilities.


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  • OAKS Online User Guides
  • Test Administration Manual and Resources
    The Test Administration Manual outlines policies and procedures that all school and district staff involved in administration of the Oregon Statewide Assessments are required to know and understand before administering any Oregon Statewide Assessment.
  • Test Security
  • Oregon's Essential Skills
    Essential Skills are process skills that can be applied in a variety of courses, subjects, experiences and settings. Beginning in 2012, students must demonstrate proficiency in identified essential skills.
  • 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. The accessibility supports tables explain and regulate the allowable supports for all students during the administration of assessments.
  • District Test Coordinators
    This site contains information that District Test Coordinators will find useful in understanding their role in facilitating valid and reliable state assessments.
  • English Language Learners (ELL) Test Administration
    The primary purpose of this page is to assist educators, parents and students in understanding test options available to English Language Learners (ELL).
    The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®) is a rigorous, national assessment that measures the critical reading, mathematics, and writing skills your students will need for higher education and careers after high school.
  • Sample Tests
    The Oregon Department of Education provides downloadable "paper" sample tests to illustrate multiple-choice questions.
  • Scoring Guides
  • Students with Disabilities (SWD) Test Administration
    The purpose of this page is to provide links to information on the options for testing students with disabilities.
  • Children with Disabilities
    Resources for parents/guardians of a child with a disability.
  • Essential Skills/Local Performance Assessment
  • Assessment and Accountability Briefs
    Policy and analytical research documents that explicate aspects of Oregon’s Assessment and Accountability System. The topics are driven by requests from stakeholders.
  • Smarter Balanced
    Oregon -- with the other Governing States and Smarter Balanced staff -- are implementing the summative, interim, and formative assessment for mathematics and English language arts beginning in the 2014-15 school year.

  • National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
    The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), often referred to as "the Nation's Report Card," is the only nationally representative and continuing assessment of what America's students know and can do in various subjects.


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