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Local Assessment Resources

Oregon Department of Education (ODE) recognizes that educators at all levels of leadership are faced with many complex decisions around assessment planning. These resources are designed to support districts across a range of assessment purposes.

  • Oregon Assessment Guidance
    Includes Oregon Criteria for High Quality Assessments, as well as assessment vocabulary and other planning considerations.

Classroom Assessment Terms

 

Oregon Criteria for High Quality Assessment

Criteria educators can use to evaluate the quality of assessments whether they are locally developed or purchased from an outside source.
A high-quality assessment should have:
  1. Clear Purpose: Why am I assessing?
  2. Clear Learning Target(s): What am I assessing?
  3. Quality Assessment: How can I assess it well?
  4. Proper Test Administration: How will I ensure test conditions do not interfere with a student’s ability to perform well on a test? And how do I maximize a student’s ability to perform well on a test?
  5. Effective Communication of Results: How will I share results for maximum impact?

Methods for Evaluating Assessment Quality

Resources that can be used to evaluate the quality of an assessment overall or to evaluate individual items in an assessment.

Formative Assessment Resources

  • Formative Assessment Insights
    The Oregon Department of Education, in partnership with WestEd, is offering a free, online course for K-12 teachers in all content areas, instructional coaches, and professional development staff. Although registration for the course has closed, Oregon Department of Education will post the professional development resources from the course as they are available in spring, 2016.

Development and Scoring: Local Interim and Summative Assessments

  • List of Open Educational Resources
    Includes a list of sources of open educational resources. ODE is not endorsing the use of any of these websites. The purpose of the list is informational only. ODE has not verified or evaluated the quality of information in these websites.

Performance Assessment Resources

  • Performance Assessment Resource Bank
    Online bank of performance assessments and resources. Anyone in Oregon may sign up for an account in the Performance Assessment Resource Bank. Performance assessment grantees will be required to implement performance assessments from this bank.

State Agency Assessment Resources

Lists of Commercial Formative and Interim Assessments

  • Commercial Common Core Interim and/or Formative Assessments
    Includes a list of commercial interim and formative assessments for Common Core. The list is intended to be an informational resource to districts. To develop this list, ODE developed an online survey for assessment companies to complete then compiled the survey responses into a list. ODE has not verified the information that the assessment companies provided, and ODE does not endorse the use of any of the assessments in this list. Additionally, ODE will not be developing any contracts with companies as a result of this list.
  • Common Core Assessment Survey Guide
    Includes a list of all of the survey questions included in the Commercial Common Core Interim and Formative Assessments spreadsheet and information about how the questions are organized.
  • Commercial Student Growth Assessments
    Includes a list of commercial assessments assessment products that measure student growth and, according to the assessment company, can be used as a part of educator evaluations. The list is intended to be an informational resource to districts. To develop this list, ODE developed an online survey for assessment companies to complete, then compiled the survey responses into a list. ODE has not verified the information that the assessment companies provided, and ODE does not endorse the use of any of the assessments in this list. Additionally, ODE will not be developing any contracts with companies as a result of this list.
  • Student Growth Survey
    Includes a list of all of the survey questions included in the Commercial Student Growth Assessments spreadsheet in the format of the survey that the assessment companies completed.

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