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There are several ways that the Assessment Team engages stakeholders and makes efforts to increase the availability and clarity of important communications. This page provides the following:
Check here for educator recruitment opportunites (e.g. item writing, content review, scoring rubric validation, scoring, data review)
EL Advisory Group
ODE engaged impacted stakeholders from January through May 2018 to help address which high school accountability assessment options it should pursue. The High School Assessment report, which includes a description of the stakeholders engaged, the process used, and the results of the engagement process, as well as the results of studies and related recommendations from state and national measurement experts, was submitted by the Assessment Team to the Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction on June 5, 2018 for consideration related to a final decision on the topic. A final decision not to pursue a nationally recognized college entrance examination as our accountability measure in high school was announced in Executive Numbered Memo 001-2018-19 on July 11, 2018. Please contact Dan Farley, Director of Assessment, if you have any questions or concerns about the report.
Kindergarten Assessment Advisory Panel
The Oregon English Language Arts Teacher Update provides information about promising practices, professional development opportunities, useful links and ELA assessment information.
ELA Oregon CCSS Review and Feedback Survey
After collecting public comment and suggested revisions from various stakeholder groups regarding the Oregon English Language Arts Standards (CCSS-ELA), we have compiled the feedback for additional opportunities for public input. Please review the initial feedback and proposed updates for the revised Oregon English Language Arts Standards.
Assessment Advisory Committee PDF
Social Sciences Content & Assessment Panel
The Oregon Department of Education is recruiting qualified educators to pilot draft versions of an updated Social Sciences Analysis Scoring Guide for the purpose of assessing student assignments, performance assessments, writing responses, reading analysis, etc. for the following grade bands: high school (9 – 12), middle school (6 – 8), elementary (3 – 5).
Educators will be asked to provide feedback on the revised Social Sciences Analysis Scoring Guide. Applicants will also be asked to provide multiple levels of student samples to serve as potential anchor papers for future use to support Oregon educators.
For further questions, please contact either: Tony Bertrand, Social Sciences Assessment Specialist, Tony Bertrand (or) Amit Kobrowski, Social Sciences Standards and Instruction Specialist, Amit Kobrowski.
Science Content & Assessment Panel
ANSWER: No. There are no domain exemptions of the Kindergarten Assessment. Please refer to the Oregon Accessibility Manual for the Kindergarten Assessment for guidance around approved supports.
ANSWER: That is correct. The intent of the August 23 FAQ was to clarify that the ELPA screener does not replace the ELPA summative; they are different tests which, while complementary, serve different purposes. A more full explanation follows:
ANSWER: The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) will publicly release the 2017-18 state assessment results on Thursday, September 20, 2018. These results will be available on an embargoed basis to districts and members of the media starting the afternoon of Tuesday, September 18, 2018.
ANSWER: “Meaningful interaction” indicates that the student is intentionally choosing to answer the test questions, even if that student is not attempting to give the best response possible. For example, a student randomly clicking answers in order to finish the test as soon as possible is a participant, while a student who is randomly clicking about the screen because s/he does not understand a computer interface is a non-participant. The Oregon Accessibility Manual lists available accommodations to help students who are facing testing barriers.
ODE engaged impacted stakeholders from January through May 2018 to help address which high school accountability assessment options it should pursue. Oregon’s High School Assessment Options: Report and Recommendations includes a description of the stakeholders engaged, the process used, and the results of the engagement process, as well as the results of studies and related recommendations from state and national measurement experts, was submitted by the Assessment Team to the Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction on June 5, 2018 for consideration related to a final decision on the topic. If you have any questions or concerns about the report or the recommendations included therein please contact Dan Farley, Director of Assessment.
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