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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.

Cambium Assessment, Inc. (CAI) is Oregon's vendor to host the OSAS Portal, our state’s online system for assessments. Test Coordinators and Administrators use the OSAS portal to assign accessibility supports to students, set up and administer test sessions, and view student participation and performance reports. Families and students can access practice tests via the portal to familiarize themselves with the test experience and question design.

  • Test Administration Manual​ (Updated 11/16/23)
    The Test Administration Manual outlines policies and procedures for the Oregon statewide assessments, to ensure both test reliability and validity from classroom to classroom, teacher to teacher, school to school, and district to district.

  • ​​Interim Administration Guide​ (Posted 09/28/23) ​
    This Interim Assessment Guide for Administration is intended for staff who play a role in the administration of, and review of results for, the ELA and Mathematics interim assessments.

  • Oregon Accessibility Manual (Updated 05/02/24)
    The Oregon Accessibility Manual (OAM) provides districts and schools with current policies and requirements that will govern the provision of accessibility supports for students participating in Oregon’s Statewide Assessments.​​

  • ELPA Screener Administration Manual​ (Updated 08/21/23)
    The ELPA Screener Administration Manual contains all necessary information to administer the ELPA Screener.​​

  • Essential Skills and Local Performance Assess​ment Manual​​ (Updated 08/24/23)
    This manual describes the requirements for the Assessment of Essential Skills and Local Performance Assessment options, including requirements regarding the development, administration, and scoring of assessments.

  • SEED Survey Administration Manual (Updated 12/21/23)
    The SEED Survey Administration Manual contains necessary guidance and technical information to administer the SEED Survey. 

District Resources

  • District, School, and Test Administrator Remote Testing FAQ​
    This document provides a set of frequently-asked-questions to help educators remotely administering assessments and surveys know what to expect.

  • Remote Testing User Guide (Updated 09/23/22)
    The Remote Testing User Guide is designed to support Test Administrators who have completed the Remote Test Administrator Certification Course and are planning on administering assessments or surveys included in the Oregon Statewide Assessment System.

  • Student Directions for Remote Test Administration: English, Spanish
    These documents align with the directions provided in the Summative Test Administration Manual and have been slightly modified for test administration in a remote testing environment.

  • Secure Transmission of Student Data Guidelines
    This document provides an overview of methods that have sufficient security to transmit both an SSID and personally identifiable information (such as name or date of birth).

Parent/Guardian Communication and Training Resources

  • Test Administrator User Guide (Updated 12/31/23)

    The OSAS Online Test Administrator User Guide is designed to familiarize Test Administrators with the TA and Student Interfaces used to administer Mathematics and ELA, Science and Social Sciences, and ELPA.

  • TIDE Us​er Guide ​(Updated 03/13/24)

    The Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) manages users across all OSAS 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.

  • Reportin​g System User Guide​​ (Updated 04/01/24)

    The Reporting System User Guide provides instruction and support for users viewing ELA, Mathematics, Science, and ELPA assessment performance in reports in the Centralized Reporting System (CRS). CRS provides authorized users with detailed reports on student test participation and performance. Users can view state, district, institution, roster, and individual student reports.​

  • Assistive Technology Manual (Updated 12/18/23)

    The Assistive Technology Manual provides technical specification information and additional configuration instructions for assistive technology tools that can be used by students with special accessibility needs for online testing. It includes information for testing with Speech-to-Text tools, Predictive Text tools, Alternative Computer Input tools, Assistive Keyboard tools, Screen Magnifier tools, Voice Packs, and Braille technology.

  • Remote Testing User Guide (2023-24)
    The Remote Testing User Guide is designed to support Test Administrators who have completed the Remote Test Administrator Certification Course and are planning on administering assessments or surveys included in the Oregon Statewide Assessment System.
  • 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.

  • Assessment Help