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Assessment Technical Manuals


The documents provided here describe the development, operational procedures, and technical features of Oregon's assessment system. For more information, please contact Andrea Lockard.


Volume 1: Annual Technical Report
This volume is updated each year and provides a global overview of the tests administered to students each year.
Volume 2: Test Development
This volume summarizes the procedures used to construct test forms and provides summaries of the item bank and development process.
Volume 3: Standard Setting
This volume documents the methods and results of the OSAS Science Assessment standard-setting process.
Volume 4: Evidence of Reliability and Validity
This volume provides technical summaries of the test quality and special studies to support the intended uses and interpretations of the test scores.
Volume 5: Test Administration
This volume describes the security protocols, accessibility features (including accommodations), methods used, and system characteristics developed to administer tests.
Volume 6: Score Interpretation Guide
This volume describes the score types reported and details the appropriate inferences that can be drawn from each score reported.