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Assessment and Accountability Update

December 1, 2022


GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS


DTC Webinar on December 14

ODE presents the monthly District Test Coordinator (DTC) Webinar on Wednesday, December 14 from 10-11 AM.

To attend, please register for the webinar using this Zoom link. This will give you the option to add the appointment to your calendar.

If you have questions you’d like answered during the webinar’s Q&A session, please submit through this Smartsheet form or contact Crys Plattner, Assessment Administrative Support.


Region One Assessment Consortium (ROAC) “Before Testing” Webinar

On December 2 from 8:30 to 10:30 AM, ROAC members will be hosting a webinar titled, "Before Testing" to help new and veterans alike make final preparations for the upcoming year of testing. All District Test Coordinators (DTC) and associates are welcome to attend through this Google link.

Reminder: ROAC meets once every third Friday of the month to discuss assessment problems and solutions. Please contact Scott Burich, ROAC Chair, if you’d like to attend or if you have any questions.

TEST ADMINISTRATION


ELPA


ELPA21 English Learner Educator Toolkit: Newcomer Supplement Now Available (REPEAT)

In 2021-22, ELPA21 released the ELPA21 English Learner Educator Toolkit. This resource (developed by English language development educators across the consortium, including educators from Oregon) included information, resources, and assessment tools for use with students who have English learner (EL) status. Educators in Oregon could download a free copy of the toolkit during the 2021-22 school year.

ELPA21 has now released a supplement to this toolkit, focusing on “Newcomer” students with EL status. While some elements of this supplement can be used independently, it is designed to work best in tandem with the base EL Toolkit. This supplement is free to Oregon educators during the 2022-23 school year, after which time it will be available for purchase in the NABE web store, alongside other ELPA21 products, such the base ELPA21 EL Toolkit and the English Learners Classroom Poster. Practitioners can download the free ELPA21 English Learner Educator Toolkit: Newcomer Supplement by entering their information in this form.

Please contact Ben Wolcott, ELPA Specialist, with questions about ELPA testing.

Please contact Susy Mekarski and Kim Miller, Title III Specialists, with questions about English language proficiency instruction and Title III requirements.

ACCOUNTABILITY & REPORTING


Staff Position Collection: December 8, 2022 - January 23, 2023

The Staff Position Collection gathers data for all school, district, and ESD staff that were employed for at least 20 consecutive workdays on December 1, 2022. Materials for this collection are available online on the Staff Position Schedule of Due Dates page.

A web training was held on Wednesday, November 30, 2022, and will be available to watch on demand on ODE’s Video Training page shortly thereafter. For additional information regarding this collection, please contact your Regional ESD Partner or Ryan Clark, Research Analyst at 971-208-0471.