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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.

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.

  • Test Administration Manual (Updated 01/15/19)
    The 2018-2019 Test Administration Manual outlines policies and procedures for the Oregon statewide assessments, as well as the NAEP, and PSAT/NMSQT® assessments to ensure both test reliability and validity from classroom to classroom, teacher to teacher, school to school, and district to district.
    • Updated ELPA Summative Student Directions(Posted 02/15/19)
      These directions are a reproduction of the TAM section 9.5. They have been updated to more accurately reflect the order in which students will encounter sound check screens and accurately label the buttons under each sound check.


  • Oregon Accessibility Manual (Updated 02/07/19)
    The 2018-19 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 (Posted 5/21/19)
    The 2019-2020 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 Directions for Administration (Updated 02/25/19)
    The ELPA Screener Directions for Administration contains all necessary information to administer the ELPA Screener.  It is not necessary to consult both this document and the Test Administration Manual in order to administer the ELPA screener.



  • Extended Assessment Administration Manual (Posted 01/19/18)
    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.
  • ​Test Administrator User Guide (Updated 10/11/18)
    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 02/04/19)
    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.


  • Reporting System User Guide (Updated 01/07/19)
    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.)


  • Technical Specifications Manual for Online Testing (Updated 07/23/18)
    This manual provides network administrators with information, tools, and recommended configuration details to help districts and schools prepare their networks for operational testing.


  • Braille Requirements Manual (Updated 10/15/18)
    This manual provides information about supported hardware and software requirements for the Braille Interface of OSAS Online and how to configure JAWS. General information about administering a test to a student with a Braille accommodation and printing test material is also included.


  • Testing Delegation Form
    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.







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.

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