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1/22/2014 2:21:00 PM
OAKS Math and Science Rescores

Over the winter break, American Institutes for Research (AIR) discovered that a few of the machine-scored graphic response (Grid) items were not scoring correctly. No tests from prior years were impacted by this rescore. As soon as ODE was made aware of the situation, ODE authorized AIR to begin rescoring approximately 4,800 math tests and 519 science tests. With the rescore, student test scores either remained the same or increased. Consistent with ODE policy, no student test scores went down. In mathematics, 283 scores improved to the Meets performance level and 33 science scores increased to the Meets level.

To streamline communications, ODE was waiting for AIR to complete all rescores before contacting impacted districts. At this time, all of the impacted tests have been rescored and new scores have been uploaded into the OAKS Online Reporting System, Student Centered Staging, and the data warehouse. The regional ESD partners have received a list of impacted tests and will work proactively to contact districts where student scores were affected.

The Department of Education sincerely apologizes for this error and any resulting inconvenience.

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