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This webpage is designed to assist District Test Coordinators (DTCs), School Test Coordinators (STCs), and Test Administrators (TAs) give valid and reliable state assessments in a timely and secure manner.
Cambium Assessment, Inc. (CAI) is Oregon's vendor to host the OSAS Portal, our state’s online system for assessments. Test Coordinators and Administrators use the OSAS portal to assign accessibility supports to students, set up and administer test sessions, and view student participation and performance reports. Families and students can access practice tests via the portal to familiarize themselves with the test experience and question design.
Test Administration Manual (Updated 10/02/23)This is the Preliminary Test Administration Manual. The Test Administration Manual outlines policies and procedures for the Oregon statewide assessments, to ensure both test reliability and validity from classroom to classroom, teacher to teacher, school to school, and district to district.
Interim Administration Guide (Posted 09/28/22) This Interim Assessment Guide for Administration is intended for staff who play a role in the administration of, and review of results for, the ELA and Mathematics interim assessments.
Oregon Accessibility Manual (Updated 10/2/23)The Oregon Accessibility Manual (OAM) provides districts and schools with current policies and requirements that will govern the provision of accessibility supports for students participating in Oregon’s Statewide Assessments.
ELPA Screener Administration Manual (Updated 08/21/23)The ELPA Screener Administration Manual contains all necessary information to administer the ELPA Screener.
Essential Skills and Local Performance Assessment Manual (Updated 08/24/23)This manual describes the requirements for the Assessment of Essential Skills and Local Performance Assessment options, including requirements regarding the development, administration, and scoring of assessments.
Under OAR 581-022-2100, school districts may delegate responsibility for test administration duties to another school district or education service district for students attending a specific school or program.
Parent/Guardian Communication and Training Resources
The OSAS Online Test Administrator User Guide is designed to familiarize Test Administrators with the TA and Student Interfaces used to administer Mathematics and ELA, Science and Social Sciences, and ELPA.
The Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) manages users across all OSAS systems and allows districts to enter student settings and place orders for paper-based Kindergarten Assessment. The TIDE User Guide provides a step-by-step approach to using TIDE.
This presentation explains how 2019-2020 user accounts in TIDE roll over in TIDE for 2020-2021. It explains how DTCs will manage user permission for users in their district to administer tests by Test Group (ELPA Screener, Summative, and/or Interim tests) using a new feature in TIDE.
This document provides the training requirements for each respective Test Group.
The Reporting System User Guide provides instruction and support for users viewing ELA, Mathematics, Science, and ELPA assessment performance in reports in the Centralized Reporting System (CRS). CRS provides authorized users with detailed reports on student test participation and performance. Users can view state, district, institution, roster, and individual student reports.
The Assistive Technology Manual provides technical specification information and additional configuration instructions for assistive technology tools that can be used by students with special accessibility needs for online testing. It includes information for testing with Speech-to-Text tools, Predictive Text tools, Alternative Computer Input tools, Assistive Keyboard tools, Screen Magnifier tools, Voice Packs, and Braille technology.
SEED Survey Quick Guide (Updated 08/11/22)The SEED Survey Quick Guide summarizes procedures for administering the SEED Survey and assumes some familiarity with the Oregon Statewide Assessment System (OSAS) test delivery system.
Test administration and security training materials for District Test Coordinators, School Test Coordinators, and Test Administrators.
Materials include promising practices for test administration and test security requirements; accessibility supports resources, and assessment communications materials.
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