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This webpage 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.

Current District Test Coordinators | Current Testing Schedule

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.

Administration Manuals

  • Preliminary Test Administration Manual  (Updated 06/8/2017)
  • The Preliminary 2017-2018 Test Administration Manual contains all final policies for the 2017 administration of the Kindergarten Assessment. For all other assessments, the preliminary manual describes anticipated policies. ODE will publish the final 2017-18 Test Administration Manual by October 1, 2017.
  • Test Administration Manual (Updated 04/04/2017)
    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
    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. Additional accessibility support resources, are located under Assessment Administration Resources.
  • Essential Skills and Local Performance Assessment Manual (Updated 03/13/2017)
    Describes the requirements for Essential Skills assessment options, including requirements regarding development, administration, and scoring of assessments.
  • Extended Assessment Administration Manual
    This manual is intended for educators and parents who are interested in a general overview of the Oregon's Extended Assessments - including a description of its architecture (organization and format as well as a review of decision-making for implementation), general administration, and scoring procedures. An overview of this year's Extended Assessments and the administration of such will be covered at the Qualified Assessor and Qualified Trainer Training meetings in November and under the "Training" tab on Oregon's Training & Proficiency website.

User Guides

  • Test Administrator User Guide
    The OAKS Online Test Administrator User Guide is designed to familiarize Test Administrators with the TA and Student Interfaces used to administer Smarter Balanced Mathematics and ELA, OAKS Science and Social Sciences, and ELPA.
  • OAKS TIDE User Guide (Updated 05/05/17)
    The Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) manages users across all OAKS systems and allows districts to enter student settings and place orders for paper-based Kindergarten Assessment. The TIDE User Guide provides a step-by-step approach to using TIDE.
  • Reporting System User Guide
    The Oregon Online Assessment Reporting System provides interactive online reports for authorized state-level representatives, district superintendents, principals, and personnel (teachers and administrators). The Reporting System provides authorized users with both Performance Reports and Participation Reports, resulting in a centralized reporting system. (Note: The only source for official scores is the ODE Student Centered Staging application. Information from OAKS Online Reporting System should only be viewed as preliminary information.)
  • Technical Specifications Manual for Online Testing
    This manual provides network administrators with information, tools, and recommended configuration details to help districts and schools prepare their networks for operational testing.
  • Braille Requirements Manual
    This manual provides information about supported hardware and software requirements for the Braille Interface of OAKS Online and how to configure JAWS. General information about administering a test to a student with a Braille accommodation and printing test material is also included.

Training Materials & Resources

  • Training Materials
    Test administration and security training materials for District Test Coordinators, School Test Coordinators, and Test Administrators.
  • Test Administration Resources
    Materials include promising practices for test administration and test security requirements, accessibility supports resources, and assessment communications materials.

Forms

Checklists

For more information or questions, please contact your Regional ESD Partners.

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