2016-17OAKS Online Science &Optional Social Sciences Required for DTCs, STCs, and OAKS Online Science, Social Sciences TAs
Topics • Scheduling • Administration • Resources
Scheduling ensures students have sufficient time and resources to complete the assessment.
Scheduling Test Requirements • The Science Assessment is required to be given to every student in grades 5, 8, and 11. • 95% of students are expected to participate in the Science Assessment • The Social Science Assessment is an optional test for students in grades 5, 8, and 11 and there is no participation requirement TAM, Appendix A: Test Schedule
Scheduling Test Opportunities & Expiration • For students in grades 5 and 8, there are two opportunities per subject • For students in high school, there are three test opportunities available per year • Students in grades 8 through 10 may target up to the grade 11 test and bank a passing score • Each test opportunity is subject to a 45-day expiration period TAM, Section 5.1: Testing Time and Recommended Order of Administration
Administration ensures equitable access for all students.
Preparing Before Testing • Review Section 8.0 Administering the OAKS Online Assessments • Identify students taking the Extended Assessment • Identify students to be tested and their test settings • Make sure you have the correct SSID for each student • Identify students who need stacked Spanish/English or Braille format • Identify students who need accessibility supports • Provide students with opportunities to become familiar with the test format and technology
Administering Test Administration • Monitor to ensure that students only have access to the accessibility supports listed in the Oregon Accessibility Manual • If breaking up the test into multiple sessions, allow students to finish all presented items on the screen before pausing the test. • If students pause the test for more than 20 minutes, they will no longer be able to return to previously answered or marked items when they log back in. TAM, Section 8.3: Testing Over Multiple Sessions or Days TAM, Section 6.4: Pause Rules and Test Expirations
Resources to adequately prepare both teachers and students.
Resources Practice Tests • Organized by grade level • Provides example questions and includes all item types • Includes all embedded universal tools, designated supports, accommodations, and language supports OAKS Portal: http://oaksportal.org/
Q&A Discussion • What are the local considerations and challenges around scheduling the Science and/or optional Social Science assessments within your school or district? • What are some effective approaches you could use to address these challenges? • What resources or strategies do you plan to use to prepare for administering the Science and/or optional Social Science assessments?
Resources Online Resources • Test Administration Manual http://www.ode.state.or.us/go/tam • Oregon Accessibility Manual: http://www.ode.state.or.us/go/oam • OAKS Portal (Practice Tests) http://www.oaksportal.org