Welcome to OAKS Online

OAKS, or Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills, assesses students’ mastery of Oregon content standards. OAKS Online includes the Smarter Balanced assessments for English language arts/literacy and mathematics, OAKS Science and Social Sciences assessments, and the ELPA21 assessment of English language proficiency.

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Important Information

  • Mac iOS 11.3 Now Supported

    AIR and ODE have announced support for Mac iOS version 11.3 for secure testing. The Operating System Support Plan has been updated to reflect this change.

    Added April 25, 2018
  • ELA and Mathematics results now available in ORS

    Results for students who have completed the ELA and Mathematics assessments (both CAT and Performance Task) are now available in the Online Reporting System (ORS). Scores will be released in real time as students complete both components of the assessment. If you have any questions about the results or viewing reports in ORS, please access the ORS User Guide, available on the OAKS Portal, or contact the OAKS Helpdesk.
    Added April 24, 2018
  • ORS System Downtime

    This is a reminder of the previously scheduled downtime for the Online Reporting System (ORS) to release 2018 score reports for ELA and Mathematics. ORS will be unavailable from 5:00 PM PT on Sunday, April 22 through 6:00 AM PT Tuesday April 24. TIDE and TDS will remain available during this time.

    Added April 19, 2018
  • Upcoming System Downtime

    This is a reminder of the previously scheduled maintenance downtime for Friday, April 20, 5:00 PM PT – Sunday April 22, 7:00 PM PT.  TIDE, TDS, and ORS may be unavailable during this period.  The full list of Scheduled Downtime is available at oaksportal.org.

    Added April 9, 2018
  • Chromebook – TDS Update to Prevent Inactivity Timeout

    On February 15, 2018 AIR announced that it will be releasing an upgrade to the Secure Browser for Chromebooks to prevent a student’s Chromebook from going to sleep during testing. AIR was able to address this with a small update to the Test Delivery System (TDS) earlier this week, so an upgrade to the Secure Browser is not needed. Users should notice that Chromebooks no longer go to sleep while students work on draft writing responses on paper before entering their responses into the Secure Browser. No action is required on the part of districts at this time.

    Added March 28, 2018
  • TIDE User Guide Update – Test Status Code Report

    The TIDE User Guide has been updated to add information about the Test Status Code Report, which was recently added to the TIDE Monitoring Test Progress menu.  The Test Status Code Report allows DTCs and DLUs to run a test status report for all students in that district.  If users have questions, please contact the OAKS Help Desk.

    Added March 21, 2018
  • Line Reader Tool Default Setting Fixed

    On Friday March 9th, ODE and AIR communicated that the Universal Tool Line Reader was incorrectly set to a default of OFF for all assessments. AIR has fixed this issue and Line Reader is now default to ON. Test Administrators no longer need to change this setting manually when approving students for testing, and the Line Reader tool will be available to all students.

    Added March 19, 2018
  • Line Reader Tool Must be Turned on Manually

    It has come to ODE and AIR’s attention that the Universal Tool Line Reader is incorrectly set to a default of OFF for all assessments.  AIR is working on a fix so that the Line Reader is default to ON and will provide an update as soon as possible. In the meantime, Test Administrators will need to manually turn the Line Reader tool ON in the Test Administrator Interface when approving students for testing for any students who need the Line Reader. If a student discovers they need the Line Reader after they have already started a test, the Test Administrator can turn it on by pausing the student’s test and turning the Line Reader on approving the student to log back into the test. AIR apologies for any inconvenience this workaround may cause.

    Added March 9, 2018
  • OAKS Science Sound and Video Playback Check

    This year the OAKS Science assessments contain items with video content.  In order to check that the testing device plays video without error, the test includes a Sound and Video Playback Check.  The OAKS Science assessments contain video only.  There is no recorded audio.   We apologize for any confusion or inconvenience this has caused.  If districts have questions or concerns, please contact the OAKS Help Desk.

    Added March 2, 2018
  • Upcoming System Downtime

    This is a reminder of the previously scheduled maintenance downtime for Friday March 16, 5:00 PM PT – Sunday March 18, 7:00 PM PT.  TIDE, TDS, and ORS may be unavailable during this period.  The full list of Scheduled Downtime is available at oaksportal.org.

    Added March 2, 2018
  • Dictionary/Thesaurus Now Available

    The issue identified on Monday, February 26 with the Dictionary/Thesaurus tool in the ELA Performance Task full write segment has been fixed. Students may now use the online Dictionary/Thesaurus tool available in the system.

    Added February 27, 2018
  • ELPA21 Speaking Items - Lenovo Yoga N23 Chromebooks

    AIR has received several reports that Lenovo Yoga N23 Chromebooks freeze when an ELPA21 Speaking items are administered on the Chromebook. AIR is working with Google on resolving this issue, and estimates the issue will be resolved in the Chrome 65 OS scheduled for release in mid-March. Until the issue is fixed, please use a different platform for administering the ELPA21 Speaking items. If a student has already begun their ELPA21 test on a Lenovo Yoga N23 Chromebook, their responses will be saved and they should switch to a different device before attempting any Speaking items. This issue only affects Speaking items on Lenovo Yoga N23 Chromebooks. We have not encountered any issues with other brands of Chromebooks.

    Added February 27, 2018
  • Dictionary/Thesaurus Issue

    AIR has identified an issue with the Dictionary/Thesaurus tool available in the ELA Performance Task full write segment, where the tool does not consistently display the definition/synonyms when a student types in a word into the search field, and may display an error message. AIR is actively working to address the issue, and will post another notification once it has been fixed.  Until the issue is fixed, a hard copy dictionary and thesaurus (approved non-embedded universal tools) may be provided for students to use during testing.

    Added February 26, 2018
  • OAKS High School Science Scores Now Available at End of Test

    On February 21, ODE communicated that, due to inadvertent changes in test configuration for the 2017-2018 testing year, OAKS High School Science scores were not appearing when a high school student submitted a test.  AIR implemented a fix to this issue overnight, so scores will now appear correctly upon submission of the High School Science test.  For those students who completed and submitted their OAKS High School Science test during the period of January 9, 2018 – February 21, 2018, districts can retrieve scores through the Score Reports and Retrieve Student Results modules in ORS. For more information, see the Online Reporting System User Guide. AIR apologizes for any inconvenience this issue has caused and appreciates your patience.

    Added February 22, 2018
  • OAKS High School Science Scores Temporarily Unavailable at End of Test

    Due to inadvertent changes in test configuration for the 2017-2018 testing year, OAKS High School Science scores are not currently appearing when a high school student submits a test (Grade 5 and Grade 8 science test scores correctly appear).  The test vendor, AIR, has identified a fix and plans to implement it overnight on February 21, 2018, with the fix in place for testing on February 22, 2018.  For those students who completed and submitted their OAKS High School Science test during the period of January 9, 2018 – February 21, 2018, districts can retrieve scores immediately through the Score Reports and Retrieve Student Results modules in ORS. For more information, see the Online Reporting System User Guide. AIR apologizes for any inconvenience this issue has caused and appreciates your patience. Updates on this issue will be available at https://oaksportal.org

    Added February 21, 2018
  • Mac OS X 10.13 Support Now Available

    The Secure Browser for Mac OS X 10.13 (High Sierra) is now available on the OAKS portal, in the Resources section on the Download Secure Browser tab. As a reminder, this new version is required for students who will test on OS X 10.13 only.  Please contact the OAKS Helpdesk with any questions about this Secure Browser for Mac OS X 10.13.

    Added February 16, 2018
  • Chromebook Secure Browser Upgrade Coming Soon

    Later this month ODE and AIR will release an upgrade to the Secure Browser for Chromebooks (date TBD).  A second announcement will be posted when the new Secure Browser is available in the Chrome store.

    The key change with the new version is a feature to prevent a student’s Chromebook from going to sleep during testing. This improvement will help students avoid Chromebook’s default inactivity timeout while they work on a draft writing response on paper before entering their response into the Secure Browser. The updated Secure Browser will manage the power state on a student’s Chromebook only while a student is inside a test and not, for example, when the student is logging in to the test or while the test is paused.

    No action is required on the part of districts to install this upgrade. All Chromebooks which have the Secure Browser installed will be updated automatically once the upgrade is available in the Chrome store. Even Chromebooks which are set up in the management console to block OS auto-updates will receive the upgrade, because Chromebooks automatically check for new versions of installed apps every time they are powered on and connect to the internet.

    Added February 15, 2018
  • Mac OS X 10.13 Support Coming Soon

    AIR and ODE are announcing support for secure testing on Mac OS X 10.13 (High Sierra) beginning February 16, 2018. A new, separate version of the secure browser will be required for students who will test on OS X 10.13. The new secure browser will be available in the App store via a link on the Download Secure Browsers tab, in the Resources section of the OAKS portal.

    Important Note: Once the new secure browser is released, there will be three (3) secure browsers for Mac available on the OAKS portal for use in Spring 2018.   Macs running a previous OS X version should continue to use one of the current secure browsers (for OS X 10.9-10.12,  or for OS X 10.7-10.8) and should NOT upgrade to the new secure browser.  The new secure browser for OS X 10.13 is specific to this OS version, and will not work for secure testing on machines running any other OS version.

    More information is available on the Operating System Support Plan for 2017-2018, and in the Secure Browser Installation Manual, or by calling the OAKS Helpdesk.

    Added February 12, 2018
  • Upcoming System Downtime

    This is a reminder of the previously scheduled maintenance downtime for February 16, 5:00 PM PT – February 18, 7:00 PM PT.  TIDE, TDS, and ORS may be unavailable during this period.  The full list of Scheduled Downtime is available at oaksportal.org.

    Added February 8, 2018
  • Audio Transcript Tool

    Please note that the Audio Transcript tool, available beginning in 2017-2018 for ELA CAT Listening Passages, should ONLY be turned on for students who will also be using Closed Captioning. Audio Transcripts are only available for Listening items which are tagged for Closed Captioning, and is not available for all ELA Listening items. Turning it on for students who are not also using Closed Captioning may cause confusion since it will not be available for all items they encounter on the test. Audio Transcripts provide a written transcript of the audio stimuli that can be read by refreshable Braille displays or screen readers at the speed/volume/pitch most comfortable for the student, or functions a static document for students who cannot keep up with closed captioning.
    Added February 6, 2018
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