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December 5, 2019

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GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS


Upcoming System Downtime

This is a reminder of the upcoming scheduled system downtime for TIDE, TDS, and ORS. The all-system downtime is scheduled from Friday, December 13 at 5 PM PT to Sunday, December 15 at 7 PM PT. The full list of Scheduled Downtimes is available on the OSAS Portal.


Online Reporting System Webinars

To support users in the transition to the 2019-2020 Online Reporting System (ORS), ODE and AIR have scheduled two optional webinars focusing on how to use the newly-redesigned ORS:

  • Tuesday, January 21 from 9 to 10 AM PT
  • Thursday, January 23 from 3 to 4 PM PT

The same material will be covered in both trainings. While these webinars are open to any ORS user role, you must register in advance if you want to attend a webinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information about how to log into the webinar. Please contact your Regional ESD Partner with questions.


TEST ADMINISTRATION


ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS


Test Settings for English Language Arts CAT and PT for 2019-2020

Beginning on Tuesday, December 3, Student Test Settings in TIDE will be broken out into two columns for the ELA CAT and ELA PT tests. With this change in policy, Test Administrators will be able to set Text-to-Speech settings for ELA CAT and ELA PT tests differently, so that students may use Text-to-Speech for Stimuli or Stimuli and Items on the ELA PT test as a designated support where they could not in previous years.

  • Text-to-Speech in the ELA CAT for stimuli refers to the reading passages associated with Claim 1 Reading and is only selectable as an accommodation for students whose need is documented in an IEP or 504 plan. (See Table 2.5 of the Oregon Accessibility Manual)
  • Text-to-Speech in the ELA PT for stimuli refers to the reading sources embedded in the ELA PT Task associated with Claim 4 Research and Claim 2 Writing (full write/writing extended response) and is selectable as a designated support. (See Table 2.3 of the Oregon Accessibility Manual)

Student test settings must be set in both the ELA CAT and ELA PT columns for 2019-20 testing, as appropriate.


Video Links - Claim 2 Writing Assessment Series: ELA Performance Task Condition Codes

Video Links Now Available with Closed Captioning - The ODE Assessment team has recently created and posted a professional development writing series specific to the topic of ELA Performance Task Conditions Codes. The writing assessment series includes three separate informational sessions, which are available as video links.

  • (Overview Session) Claim 2 Writing Series from the Oregon Statewide Summative Assessment: Writing Performance Tasks and Condition Codes.
  • (Session 1) Understanding Claim 2 Writing & ELA Performance Tasks for the Oregon Statewide Summative Assessment for English Language Arts
  • (Session 2) Explaining Condition Codes & Performance Trends in the ELA Performance Task
  • (Session 3) Accessing District, School, & Student Claim 2 Writing Data through the OSAS Portal

For additional resources including facilitation guides, please visit the ELA Assessment Homepage and select the Communications and Professional Development tab or contact Tony Bertrand.


SCIENCE


OSAS Science Content Review Panel Recruitment (REPEAT)

Oregon Department of Education’s Office of Teaching, Learning, and Assessment is seeking individuals to participate in content review of new science items for the Oregon Statewide Assessment System (OSAS) Science Assessment. The purpose of content review is to ensure the high quality of items presented in the OSAS Science Assessment.

Meeting Dates:

  • January 14-15, 2020, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

The deadline for submitting an application is 7:30 AM December 16, 2019. Please see the recruitment letter for more information. Participants will be compensated for their time or receive substitute reimbursement as applicable.

For more information, please contact Noelle Gorbett, Science Assessment Specialist, at 503-947-5928.


OSAS Science Bias and Sensitivity Review Panel Recruitment (REPEAT)

Oregon Department of Education’s Office of Teaching, Learning, and Assessment is seeking individuals to participate in a bias and sensitivity review of new science items for the Oregon Statewide Assessment System (OSAS) Science Assessment. The purpose of the bias and sensitivity review is to ensure that Oregon statewide assessments are free from bias and stereotyping and are accessible to all Oregon students.

Meeting Dates:

  • January 22-23, 2020, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

The deadline for submitting an application is 7:30 AM December 16, 2019. Please see the recruitment letter for more information. Participants will be compensated for their time or receive substitute reimbursement as applicable.

For more information, please contact Noelle Gorbett, Science Assessment Specialist, at 503-947-5928.


ACCOUNTABILITY & REPORTING


Graduation and Dropout Validations Close Friday, December 6

The NCES Graduation/Dropout Validation and the Four and Five Year Cohort Graduation Rate Validations in the Achievement Data Insight (ADI) close Friday, December 6. If you have not already reviewed your validations or if you have since made changes to your ADM collection affecting these data, please review these validations before they close. For resources, please view the two trainings (Oct. 3 and Oct. 17) that cover the graduation/dropout process and review the Cohort and Exit Adjustment/NCES Dropout manuals. All appeals are due by 5 PM on December 6. These data will be refreshed on Thursday, December 12 after 1 PM, and the final refresh will occur on January 2, 2020. If you have any questions, please contact your Regional ESD Partner or Beth Blumenstein at 503-947-5767.

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Second Period Cumulative ADM Collection Window Opens December 12

The collection window for Second Period Cumulative ADM opens December 12 at 1 PM. Second Period Cumulative ADM is the submission of ADM records for the period of July 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019. You can find information about the Second Period Cumulative ADM collection on the ADM Resources Page and in the web training from December 5. If you have any questions, please contact your Regional ESD Partner or Amanda Leopard at 503-947-5674.


Staff Position Collection: December 12, 2019 – January 27, 2020

The Staff Position Collection collects data for all school/district staff employed for at least 20 consecutive working days on December 1, 2019. Materials for this collection are available online at the Staff Position Resources page and the Staff Position Schedule of Due Dates page.

A web training was held on Wednesday, December 4, 2019, 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 at 503-947-5632.


IN THIS ISSUE:

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Upcoming System Downtime
  • Online Reporting System Webinars

TEST ADMINISTRATION

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS

  • Test Settings for English Language Arts CAT and PT for 2019-2020
  • Video Links - Claim 2 Writing Assessment Series: ELA Performance Task Condition Codes

SCIENCE

  • OSAS Science Content Review Panel Recruitment (REPEAT)
  • OSAS Science Bias and Sensitivity Review Panel Recruitment (REPEAT)

ACCOUNTABILITY & REPORTING

  • Graduation and Dropout Validations Close Friday, December 6
  • Second Period Cumulative ADM Collection Window Opens December 12
  • Staff Position Collection: December 12, 2019 – January 27, 2020

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