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Assessment and Accountability Update

March 23, 2023


Regional ESD Partner Support Update

The Regional ESD Partner contact list has been updated to reflect a change to the Assessment contacts for the Region 3 service area. Your Regional ESD partners are available Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. The updated contact information is available on the ODE website, and the update includes a description of the support that each team provides: Accountability, Collections and Assessment.



Future K ELPA Screener Update Posted (REPEAT)

At the end of February 2023, ODE announced a change to the Proficient profile for the Future K English Language Proficiency Assessment (ELPA) Screener. A more detailed update document has now been posted to the ELP Assessment page, explaining the rationale for the profile change and providing details about future ODE plans for screening at the Kindergarten level.

The ELPA Screener Administration Manual has been updated to incorporate the new Proficient profile. The ELPA Screener Informational Webinar will also be updated to align with the Kindergarten screening updates.

Please contact Ben Wolcott, ELPA Specialist, with questions and concerns regarding ELPA testing.


Oregon Accessibility Panel Opportunity (REPEAT)

The Oregon Department of Education Assessment Team is accepting applications for new panel members to serve on the Oregon Accessibility Panel. For additional information about the Oregon Accessibility Panel, you may review our Membership Parameters and Guidelines. If you are interested in serving on the Oregon Accessibility Panel, please review our Membership Application Form. At the end of this form is a link to complete the brief application. The application window will close at the end of March.

Please contact Mason Rivers, Special Education Assessment Specialist, with questions regarding the Oregon Accessibility Panel.


Informal Accountability Webinar, March 28

ODE hosts a webinar on the last Tuesday of every month to discuss accountability topics. The next webinar is March 28 at 2 PM. If you have a topic or question that you would like addressed during the webinar, please submit it through the Informal Accountability Webinar Open Call Agenda form or via email.

When you register to participate, you will automatically be registered for all webinar dates in the series. You are encouraged but not required to attend every webinar. For questions, please contact Elyse Bean.