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Assessment and Accountability Update

February 14, 2019

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GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS


Oregon Professional Development Opportunity: ELA and Mathematics Summative Assessment Scoring (REPEAT)

The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) is seeking educators interested in participating in the scoring of ELA and mathematics test items for statewide summative assessments. The initial training for this project will occur on April 12, 2019, at the Willamette Educational Service District. ODE will cover substitute and travel costs for the April 12 training day.

The training is primarily intended for individuals who would like to gain professional development and increased knowledge of hand-scored items and the rubrics used to score them. Applicants would need to apply for either ELA or mathematics scoring. The deadline for submitting an application is Friday, March 8, 2019, and ODE will notify successful applicants by March 18 along with information on next steps.

For additional information, please review the January 31 A & A Update or contact Tony Bertrand, Language Arts Assessment Specialist at 503-947-5830.


TEST ADMINISTRATION


EXTENDED ASSESSMENT


ESSA “1% Participation Requirement”: Reporting Deadline (REPEAT)

With the reauthorization of ESEA as the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the requirement changed for the alternate assessment based on alternate academic achievement standards (e.g., Oregon’s Extended Assessment): ESSA places a 1% cap on participation in the assessment. It further states that “local educational agencies (districts) exceeding the 1% cap shall submit information to the State educational agency justifying the need to exceed such cap.”

Districts projected to exceed the 1% cap can be found at Districts 1% participation rate by subject areas (ELA, Math, and Science) and eligibility codes. If you have not done so already, please submit the required Justification Form no later than 2/15/19.

For additional information and/or questions, contact Brad Lenhardt at 503-947-5755.


Extended Assessment: Administration Preparations (REPEAT)

Beginning February 1, 2019, district-authorized and qualified staff (i.e., Qualified Assessors, Qualified Trainers) have access to create a roster of students who will participate in the Oregon Extended Assessment this 2018-19 school year. For additional guidance regarding this process, please review the information provided in the Oregon Extended Assessment Test App User Guide (p. 7) posted on the Oregon Extended Assessment Training and Proficiency website.

Beginning February 7, 2019, district-authorized and qualified staff (i.e., Qualified Assessors, Qualified Trainers) will have access to the secure Oregon Extended Assessment materials in order to prepare for the opening of the administration and data entry window of the Oregon Extended Assessment on February 14, 2019.

For additional information, contact Brad Lenhardt at 503-947-5755 or the Oregon Extended Assessment HelpDesk at (800) 838-3163.


Oregon’s K-12 Data Dashboard Project

The Oregon Department of Education is starting the next phase of the Report Card Redesign: to create an online data dashboard that reports on K-12 education data in Oregon. To ensure that practitioners and users of the data are integrated into the design process as much as possible, we are inviting stakeholders to participate in an interactive webinar with our team.

During these webinars, we will explore landing page designs, website functionality and ease-of-use, and hold discussions on the data that will be supported by this tool. These webinars are scheduled for the dates below.

Upcoming webinars:

  • Tuesday March 19, 2019
    2:00 - 3:00 PM
  • Thursday March 21, 2019
    10:00 - 11:00 AM
  • Friday March 22, 2019
    10:00 - 11:00 AM

Please register to participate. For additional information, please contact Amelia Vargas, Reporting Team Lead Analyst at 503-947-5878.


Staff Position Audit Review Window Closes Friday, February 15

The Staff Position Collection is currently open and will close at the end of the day Friday, February 15, 2019. The audit manual is available on the Staff Position Resources page. You may also contact Ryan Clark at 503-947-5632 or one of your Regional ESD Partners with questions.

important date note

IN THIS ISSUE:

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Oregon Professional Development Opportunity: ELA and Mathematics Summative Assessment Scoring (REPEAT)

TEST ADMINISTRATION

EXTENDED ASSESSMENT

  • ESSA “1% Participation Requirement”: Reporting Deadline (REPEAT)
  • Extended Assessment: Administration Preparations (REPEAT)

ACCOUNTABILITY & REPORTING

  • Oregon’s K-12 Data Dashboard Project
  • Staff Position Audit Review Window Closes Friday, February 15

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