OAKS Online and Writing Test Windows Close Wednesday, May 22
The OAKS Online, Online Writing, and paper-based Writing test windows will close next Wednesday, May 22. Once the window closes, students will no longer have access to their online tests, and AIR will push through all partial OAKS Online and Online Writing tests for scoring. Paper-based writing tests completed after May 22 will be treated as invalid and will not be scored. Tests shipped after June 3 will be treated as invalid and will not be scored.
ELPA April 2013 (Batch 4) Preliminary Scores available May 20
Preliminary ELPA Batch 4 scores will be available for viewing on May 20, 2013. This final batch of ELPA scores for the 2012-13 test window is made up of the ELPA test results submitted April 1–April 30. Please note that these preliminary scores have not yet been through the final quality check that ODE performs prior to posting the scores in Student Centered Staging. The final and official version of the Batch 4 scores will post in Student Centered Staging on June 10, 2013.
ELPA Java Issue
On Tuesday, April 16, 2013, Java released an update for Mac OSX versions 10.6.8, 10.7, and 10.8 that in some cases prevents students from logging into the ELPA. AIR has investigated and confirmed that the Secure Browser cannot circumvent this Java update. If possible, districts administering the ELPA using Mac OSX versions 10.6.8 or 10.7 should avoid installing the Java update until after the ELPA test window closes next Tuesday, April 30, 2013. If your district has already installed the update, AIR recommends temporarily reverting to an earlier version of Java or administering the ELPA on machines using a different operating system.Added 4/24/2013
The Spring Online Writing Test window opens on Monday, April 1, 2013.
The Spring Online Writing Test window opens on Monday, April 1, 2013. As a reminder, only Grade 11 students who have not yet met or exceeded the achievement standard and who did not test during the winter test window are eligible to test during the spring test window.Added 3/25/2013
ELPA Batch 1 Update
Due to additional data review, the ELPA Batch 1 results will be posted in Student Centered Staging on April 4, 2013. The results are going through additional quality control at American Institutes for Research (AIR) and ODE to ensure accuracy of the final data in Batch 1.
The 2012–13 OAKS Online Writing and ELPA assessments open on January 9, 2013.
The Winter Writing test window is open January 9–March 22, 2013 for eligible 11th and 12th grade students.
The ELPA test window is open January 9–April 30, 2013 for all students eligible to receive ELD services.
The 2012–13 OAKS Online and Online Reporting System are now open. Please note that students may only access one test opportunity per subject between November 6, 2012 and January 2, 2013; subsequent opportunities will become available as of January 2, 2013Added 11/6/2012
An updated version of TIDE is now available for the 2012–2013 academic year
The updated 2012–13 TIDE User Guide is now available as well. It includes information on the new Spanish voice pack for Windows.Added 10/1/2012
2012–13 OAKS Online Practice Tests and Training Site
The 2012–13 OAKS Online Practice Tests and Training Site are now available. The practice tests and training site reflect enhancements to the OAKS Online system that will be in effect for the 2012–13 school year. The 2012–13 TA User Guide can be accessed from http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?=391. The following practice tests are available:
ELPA (now a single test containing both ELPA segments)
New Item Types
Please remember that the practice tests are only available using either the secure browser or Mozilla Firefox; the Computer-Based Read-Aloud feature and the Braille Interface can only be accessed using the secure browser. The Computer-Based Read-Aloud feature can be enabled on Math, Science, Social Sciences, and Writing tests. Additionally, the OAKS Online Braille Interface can be enabled for students taking the practice test in a proctored session. Note: Students accessing the Braille Interface must use a Windows 7 machine that has JAWS12.Added 8/1/2012
Release of 2012–13 OAKS Secure Browser
The updated Windows, Mac, and Linux Secure Browsers for 2012–2013 are available for download from the OAKS Online portal. The updated Secure Browser must be installed on each computer that will be used for OAKS Online testing during 2012–2013.