Manuals & Guides

Test Administration Manuals

The Kindergarten Assessment Manual outlines the policies and procedures for this Oregon statewide assessment. It also includes all of the accessibility supports that are allowed for the kindergarten assessment.

The Test Administration Manual outlines policies and procedures for the Oregon statewide assessments, as well as the NAEP, and PSAT/NMSQT® assessments to ensure both test reliability and validity from classroom to classroom, teacher to teacher, school to school, and district to district.

The Oregon Accessibility Manual (OAM) provides districts, schools, and IEP teams policies and requirements that will govern the provision of accessibility supports for students participating in Oregon Statewide Assessments. Additional accessibility support resources, are located under Assessment Administration Resources.

Describes the requirements for Essential Skills assessment options, including requirements regarding development, administration, and scoring of assessments.

Extended Assessment Administration Manual (2018-2019 -- current year not yet available)

This manual is intended for educators and parents who are interested in a general overview of the Oregon's Extended Assessments - including a description of its architecture (organization and format as well as a review of decision-making for implementation), general administration, and scoring procedures. An overview of this year's Extended Assessments and the administration of such will be covered at the Qualified Assessor and Qualified Trainer Training meetings in November and under the "Training" tab on Oregon's Training & Proficiency website.

This document is for trained Test Administrator (TAs) who have completed the annual security and training requirements for administering the ELPA Screener. All personnel who will be screening students using the ELPA Screener, or directly supervising the screening of students using the ELPA Screener, must familiarize themselves with the training materials. See the EL Screening section of this website for details.

Test Administration User Guides

The OSAS Online Test Administrator User Guide is designed to familiarize Test Administrators with the TA and Student Interfaces used to administer Smarter Balanced Mathematics and ELA, OSAS Science and Social Sciences, and ELPA.

The Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) is the system used to manage student settings and user accounts across all OSAS Online systems. The TIDE User Guide uses a step-by-step approach to using the enhanced user management system.

The Online Reporting System provides authorized users with detailed reports on student test participation and performance. The Performance Reports allow users to view institution, personnel, roster, and individual student reports in table and graph forms; manage rosters; and access integrated information from ODE’s SSID and OSAS Online systems. The Test Management Center (TMC) allows users to generate customized participation reports showing students’ activity in the online testing system, view summary statistics and retrieve data.

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.