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Test Administration

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 vender 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.

  • Test Administr​ation Manual ​(Updated 11/15/19)

    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.

  • Oregon Acce​ssibility Manual ​​(Updated 12/30/19)

    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.

  • Kindergarten Assessment Manual (Updated 08/20/19)

    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.

  • ELPA Screener Administration Manual (Updated 07/15/20)

    The ELPA Screener Administration Manual contains all necessary information to administer the ELPA Screener.

  • Essential Skills and Local Performance Assessment Manual (Updated 12/15/19)

    Describes the requirements for Essential Skills assessment options, including requirements regarding development, administration, and scoring of assessments.

  • Test Administrator User Guide (Updated 07/31/20)

    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 User Guide (Updated 07/31/20)

    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.

    • Granting Permission to Administer Tests using Test Groups in TIDE (PPT)​ (Updated 08/06/20)
      This presentation explains how 2019-2020 user accounts in TIDE roll over in TIDE for 2020-2021. It explains how DTCs will manage user permission for users in their district to administer tests by Test Group (ELPA Screener, Summative, and/or Interim tests) using a new feature in TIDE.

  • Reporting System User Guide​ (Updated 07/31/20)

    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.)

  • Assistive Technology Manual (Posted 08/19/19)

    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.

  • Notice to Families of students who did not participate in summative testing
  • 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

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