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Statewide Alternate (Extended) Assessment

Purpose

Oregon's Extended Assessments are alternate assessments designed specifically for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities. The decision to administer Oregon's Extended Assessment (the alternate assessment) can only be made by the student's IEP team -- including the parent. Because Extended Assessments are based on alternate achievement standards with content that is reduced in depth, breadth, and complexity, test results from these assessments are not comparable to results achieved on the state's general assessment, in spite of the similarity in performance category.

 

  • ​Current Test Schedule
  • Extended Assessment District Secure Website
    Qualified Assessors (QAs) and Qualified Trainers (QTs) must have a username and password to log on to this site and access  the Extended Assessment test materials and to enter the student’s Extended Assessment scores.
  • Oregon's Extended Assessment Training and Proficiency Site
    Individuals who were Qualified Assessors or Qualified Trainers last year or individuals who are interested in becoming a QA or QT this year are required to access this site in order to review the Updates, training, and pass the appropriate proficiency test to re-qualify or qualify to administer the Extended Assessment to students for the current school year.
  • Qualified Trainer and Qualified Assessor Expectations
    To administer Extended Assessments to students in the State of Oregon, educators must be appropriately trained as either a Qualified Assessor or a Qualified Trainer of the Extended Assessments.
  • Oregon Extended Assessment Administration
    Located in the Oregon Test Administration Manual
  • Braille and Large Print Order Form
    Please use this form when ordering Braille or Large Print Extended Assessments.  This order form will only be processed if it is signed and  submitted by the District Test Coordinator during the order window listed on the form.  Return completed forms to Carol.Phipps@wesd.org or fax to 503-385-4716.

​Achievement (also called “Performance”) Standards define the requirements for a student to meet and exceed on Oregon's Extended Assessment by content area and grade. An achievement standard is an objective definition of a certain level of performance, in a content area at a particular grade, in terms of a cut score or a range of scores on the Extended Assessment psychometric scale. All Alternate Achievement Level Descriptors assume that student curriculum and assessment is based on content standards that have been reduced in depth, breadth, and complexity. This means that Extended Assessment results cannot be used to compare to the results of students who are taking the general ELA-Math assessments and who are in the same enrolled grade.

  • Oregon Extended Assessment Guidance
    ODE has updated guidance on the selection process used by IEP teams in determining whether a student should take the Oregon Extended Assessment. This updated guidance takes into account the current policies and focus on Oregon’s assessments appropriately measuring the student populations they were designed to measure.
  • ESSA “1% Participation Requirement”
    With the reauthorization of ESEA as the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) the requirement changed for the alternate assessment based on alternate academic achievement standards (e.g., Oregon’s Extended Assessment): ESSA places a 1% cap on participation in the assessment. It states that, for each subject, the total number of students assessed using the alternate assessment is not to exceed 1 percent of the total number of all students in the State who are assessed in each subject. Additionally, it states that local educational agencies exceeding the 1% cap shall submit information to the State educational agency justifying the need to exceed such cap.” In response to this new requirement, please click the ESSA “1% Participation Requirement” to access the PPT and The 1% Participation Requirement Recording to learn more about:
    1. The ESSA 1% Participation requirement.
    2. The online secure form for districts to use in submitting information to ODE  justifying the need to exceed the 1% participation cap (Justification Form), and
    3. ODE’s oversight responsibilities (cf. including Oregon Extended Assessment Guidance on the selection process used by IEP teams in determining whether a student should take the Oregon Extended Assessment.)

​Sample tests demonstrate the types of questions students might encounter on the Oregon Statewide Extended Assessment administered each year. To access the samples tests for Mathematics, English Language Arts, and/or Science for elementary, middle, and/or high school, go to the “Training” tab on the Oregon Extended Assessment Training & Proficiency website.

  • ORExt QT & QA Training Notice
    Information regarding the Who, What, When, Where, and How for licensed educators wishing to become Qualified Assessors or Qualified Trainers of Oregon’s Alternate (“Extended”) Assessment.
  • Oregon's Extended Assessment Training and Proficiency Site
    Individuals who were Qualified Assessors or Qualified Trainers last year or individuals who are interested in becoming a QA or QT this year are required to access this site in order to review the Updates, training, and pass the appropriate proficiency test to re-qualify or qualify to administer the Extended Assessment to students for the current school year.
  • ORExt Monitoring
    This is the information provided to District Test Coordinators and Special Education Directors on the November 29, 2018 webinar (PPT and recording) regarding the new function available to them for monitoring the progress of their districts’ administration and data entry of the Oregon Extended Assessments found on the Oregon Extended Assessment Training & Proficiency website.
  • Essentialized Standards and Curricular and Instructional Materials for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities
    These curricular and instructional resources (including PLAAFP and IEP training modules) are for Oregon educators working with students with significant cognitive disabilities (SWSCD), but many of the materials will be useful for all special and many general educators. All resources are built from the Essentialized Standards (EsSt) that the Oregon Extended Assessment (ORExt) was designed from, published as Essentialized Assessment Frameworks (EAFs). The EAFs for ELA, Math, and Science are posted at http://www.brtprojects.org/publications/training-modules
  • Curricular and Instructional Resources for SWSCD
  • With the following description underneath: This website provides information regarding pre-requisite skills, C & I templates for ELA, Math, and Science, and training modules on the PLAAFP and IEP development process.ith the following description underneath: This website provides information regarding pre-requisite skills, C & I templates for ELA, Math, and Science, and training modules on the PLAAFP and IEP development process.
  • Strategies for Meeting the 1% Cap
    The purpose of this Brief is to assist states in identifying strategies to use to meet the state 1% cap on participation in the alternate assessment.
For more information about Oregon's Statewide Alternate (Extended) Assessment, please contact Brad Lenhardt at 503-947-0607.

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