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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 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 12/14/21)
    This is the Fall 2021 Test Administration Manual. 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 10/26/21) ​

    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 Acce​ssibility Manual (Updated 12/09/21)

    The 2021-22 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 08/04/21)

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

  • E​ssential Skills and Local Performance Assessment Manual​ (Updated 08/10/21)

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

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 12/29/21)
    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.

Parent/Guardian Communication and Training Resources

  • Students and Families Training Module: Remote Testing
    PowerPoint, PowerPoint with Audio, Video, Video Transcript

  • Infographic: Remote Testing for Parents and Families
    English, Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese, Chinese, Arabic, Somali
    This document serves as a communication tool for families and provides an overview of remote testing for the Oregon Statewide Assessment System.

  • Parent and Families Remote Testing FAQ
    English, Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese, Chinese, Arabic, Somali
    This document provides a set of frequently-asked-questions to help families know what to expect for participation in a remote testing platform.

  • Infographic: Checking Internet Speed for Remote Testing
    English, Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese, Chinese, Arabic, Somali
    This document serves as a communication tool for families and provides a step by step process for checking their internet speed for participation in a remote testing session.

  • Remote Testing Checklist for Parents and Families
    English, Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese, Chinese, Arabic, Somali
    This document provides an overview of what parents and families can and cannot do before or during the remote test administration. It also provides information of what to expect from a remote testing experience.

  • Quick Guide: Troubleshooting Technology Issues for Students Testing at Home
    English, Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese, Chinese, Arabic, Somali
    This document provides assistance to families participating in remote testing and suggests troubleshooting actions with potential technology issues.
  • ​Test Administrator User Guide (Updated 01/10/22)

    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 10/26/21)

    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 10/14/21)

    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 01/29/21)

    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.

  • SEED Survey Quick Guide (Updated 12/9/21)
    The SEED Survey Quick Guide summarizes procedures for administering the SEED Survey and assumes some familiarity with the Oregon Statewide Assessment System (OSAS) test delivery system.

  • Remote Testing User Guide (Updated 12/29/21)
    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.
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  • 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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