September 23, 2021
ELPA21 Releases EL Educator Toolkit
ELPA21, the test vendor who develops Oregon’s English Language Proficiency Assessment (ELPA), has released a 2021-22 Educator Toolkit. The Toolkit is free to educators in ELPA21 member states and can be accessed via
this one-use form. Note that this resource is free
only to ELPA21 states; users should not share or distribute the toolkit beyond their school team.
The Toolkit was developed by educators from ELPA21 member states (including Oregon) and contains the following:
- Tip sheets
- Student profile templates
- Performance measures (aligned to Oregon’s ELP standards)
Note that the retrieval form asks for an email address and associated ELPA21 member state. Email addresses entered in this form will be signed up for the ELPA21 newsletter, but will not be used for any other purpose. For a copy of the Educator Toolkit flyer, or if you have any questions or concerns, please contact
2021-22 Qualified Trainer Webinar Training Notice- Oregon Extended ORExt
The Oregon Department of Education’s Assessment Team and colleagues from Behavioral Research & Teaching with the University of Oregon will be providing a series of online webinar trainings for returning and new Qualified Trainers (QTs). Please keep in mind that educators must have been Qualified Assessors (QAs) before they are eligible to become new QTs. The links below can be used to register for the training that best matches context and availability.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting the day before the webinar.
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 8:00 - 11:00 AM (RETURNING QTs only;
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 12:00 - 4:00 PM (NEW QTs only;
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (NEW QTs only;
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 1:00 - 4:00 PM (RETURNING QTs only;
Educators who are planning to serve as new or returning Qualified Assessors (QAs) in 2021-22 are encouraged to contact district and/or Education Service District assessment staff for information regarding Qualified Assessor training offerings provided by current Qualified Trainers at their district or in their region. Please contact
Caitlin Gonzales, Special Education Assessment Specialist with any questions.
Oregon Extended Assessment 1% Participation Cap Projections (REPEAT)
Given the limited participation experienced in the spring of 2021, districts are not required to submit new projections for the 1% Participation Cap for the 2021-22 school year. ODE plans to carry fall 2019 projections forward unless your district is expecting student demographic shifts in the coming year. If you foresee that district participation rates on the Oregon Extended Assessment will differ substantially from what was previously reported for your district in 2019, or that information submitted during that reporting period may be inaccurate, please complete a new Justification Form for 2021-22.
For additional information and/or questions, contact Caitlin Gonzales, ODE Special Education Assessment Specialist.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS
Oregon ELA Assessment Blueprint for 2021-22
The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) has published the 2021-22 Oregon Summative Assessment of English Language Arts Blueprint. The blueprint table identifies how many stimuli and items students will see on the 2021-22 Oregon ELA Summative Assessment for each of the claims: Reading, Writing, Listening, and Research. ODE will publish and communicate an updated version of the 2021-22 Oregon ELA Summative Assessment blueprint in mid to late October 2021. The updated Oregon ELA blueprint document will include the number of items for each assessment target and the number of depth of knowledge items.
Additionally, ODE has created a 2021-22 ELA Blueprint Summary of Changes document. This document provides an Overview of Changes Table for both the Computer Adaptive Test (CAT) and the Performance Task (PT) portions of the 2021-22 Oregon ELA Summative Assessment BP as compared to the previous 2019-20 OSAS ELA BP. The document also provides a Summary of Changes section which provides a more detailed explanation of changes occurring within each claim as compared to the previous 2019-20 OSAS ELA BP.
For additional questions or clarifications, please contact Tony Bertrand, English Language Arts and Social Sciences Assessment Specialist.