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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.
American Institutes for Research (AIR) 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. Parents and students can access practice tests via the portal to familiarize themselves with the test experience and question design.
The 2019-20 Test Administration Manual outlines policies and procedures for the Oregon statewide assessments, as well as the NAEP to ensure both test reliability and validity from classroom to classroom, teacher to teacher, school to school, and district to district.
The 2019-20 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.
The 2019-20 Kindergarten Assessment Manual outlines policies and procedures for the Kindergarten Assessment to ensure both test reliability and validity from classroom to classroom, teacher to teacher, school to school, and district to district.
The ELPA Screener Administration Manual contains all necessary information to administer the ELPA Screener.
Describes the requirements for Essential Skills assessment options, including requirements regarding development, administration, and scoring of assessments.
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.
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.
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.
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 OSAS Online Reporting System should only be viewed as preliminary information.)
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.
Annually required form to designate District Test Coordinators.
Under OAR 581-022-2100, school districts may delegate responsibility for test administration duties to another school district or education service district for students attending a specific school or program.
District Test Coordinators (DTCs) must use this form to report all potential test improprieties to the Oregon Department of Education. DTCs must submit their initial report within one day of learning of the potential test impropriety
Test administration and security training materials for District Test Coordinators, School Test Coordinators, and Test Administrators.
Materials include promising practices for test administration and test security requirements; accessibility supports resources, and assessment communications materials.
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