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

  • Kindergarten Assessment Order Module Addresses

    It has come to our attention that the district addresses in the Kindergarten Assessment Order Module are incorrect. ODE and AIR are working to fix the problem. This issue will not effect where the materials are sent in July and August. This should be resolved early next week. You can still place your order as normal. We apologize for the inconvenience. If you have any questions, please contact Holly Dalton at holly.dalton@state.or.us.

    Added May 24, 2018
  • TIDE Open for Kindergarten Assessment Orders

    The Kindergarten Assessment materials order window in TIDE will be May 24 through June 28. Orders for Kindergarten Assessment materials can be placed in TIDE by district level users only. The Ordering Kindergarten Assessment Materials User Guide is available on the portal; it provides detailed instructions on how submit orders using the Kindergarten Materials order module in TIDE. Districts may choose to have the Kindergarten Assessment materials delivered between July 31 and August 3 or between August 21 and 24. Districts must choose a delivery window and then click [Save] or they will not receive any Kindergarten Assessment materials. After you click [Save] you should get a message saying that your response was successfully saved. Orders for materials must be placed for each school in your district that will have Kindergarten students in the 2018-2019 school year. TIDE has been pre-loaded with materials’ estimates based on the number of Kindergarten students who took the Kindergarten Assessment in your district in 2017-2018. You can change the pre-loaded number if you anticipate an increase or decrease in the number of Kindergarten students in a school in your district. Remember to click [Save] if you change the number. You will need one scoresheet for each Kindergarten student, one student booklet and one assessor booklet for every 15 Kindergarten students, and one Approaches to Learning document for every 12 Kindergarten students. Additional overage will be added to your order and shipped to the district, so please order based upon the number of students only. If you need assistance, please contact your Regional ESD Partner.

    Added May 24, 2018
  • TTS in English Available on Smarter Balanced Math CAT & Math PT Tests with Spanish Presentation

    AIR has resolved the issue with TTS in English on Smarter Balanced Math CAT & Math PT Tests with Spanish Presentation. Students now have access to this feature when they log in to take a test.

    Added May 18, 2018
  • TTS in English Currently Unavailable on Smarter Balanced Math CAT & Math PT Tests with Spanish Presentation

    Currently Smarter Balanced Math CAT and Math PT tests with Spanish presentation do not have English TTS available as they should. The test vendor, AIR, is working on a fix for the issue. An update and next steps will be provided on oaksportal.org as soon as the fix is available.

    Added May 10, 2018
  • Change in Upload Student Test Settings and Tools template

    “Mathematics” is the new valid value for the Subject column in the Upload Student Test Settings and Tool template. All other subjects have the same valid value for this upload template. This template is available for download in TIDE on oaksportal.org.
    Added May 9, 2018
  • Reminder – TAs Should Pause All Tests Prior to Ending the Test Session

    All Test Administrators (TAs) should ensure that all student tests have been paused prior to ending the TA test session to ensure a secure testing environment. In particular, all tests on Chromebooks should be paused before the Chromebook lid is closed. TAs can use the pause button on the TA test session screen. The TA pause button is located next to each student’s assigned test to pause in cases when the student did not select the pause button on the student screen. For more information on maintaining a secure testing environment, please refer to the guideline within the Test Administration Manual.

    Added May 8, 2018
  • Scheduled Maintenance Downtime Cancelled

    The Online System downtime scheduled for Friday, May 18 at 5:00 pm PT through Sunday, May 20 at 7:00 pm PT has been cancelled as no maintenance is needed at this time. All Online Systems will remain available through the weekend.

    Added May 8, 2018
  • ELA and Math – Timeline for Scores to Appear in ORS

    On Tuesday, 4/24, AIR and ODE announced that scores for ELA and Mathematics scores are now available in ORS. Please note that scores are released to ORS approximately 10 business days after the student has submitted both the CAT and Performance Task (PT) components of the ELA and/or Math assessment. The 10 business day period allows for the open-ended responses to be handscored.

    Added April 27, 2018
  • 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 on a rolling basis 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
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