EPIC Newsletter – January 2014

Sign up for our newsletter on the Contact Us page. In our last newsletter we talked about the importance of persistence, one of the metacognitive learning skills necessary for students to make a successful transition to college or career. It’s now several weeks into the New Year…are you persisting in your resolutions, both personal and…

ODE Career and Technical Education Professional Development and Formative Performance Assessments Final Report

In the winter and spring of 2012-2013 the Educational Policy Improvement Center (EPIC) partnered with representatives from the Office of Secondary/Postsecondary Transitions at Oregon Department of Education (ODE) and the Oregon Department of Community Colleges Workforce Development (CCWD) to guide secondary and postsecondary instructors in the development and implementation of formative performance assessments. The instructors…

Oregon ELPA Standards Verification Technical Report

In November of 2012 and February of 2013, the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) held two workshops to conduct the English Language Proficiency Assessment (ELPA) performance standards verification using the bookmark procedure (Cizek & Bunch, 2007; Kane, 1994; Mitzel, Lewis, Patz, & Green, 2001).  To set the bookmarks, ODE recruited a diverse set of participants…

Oregon Science Standards Verification Technical Report Cover Page

Oregon Science Standards Verification Technical Report

The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) conducted an achievement standards verification process for the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills for Science on July 19-21, 2011, using the empirically-based Bookmark Procedure to recommend achievement standards for Grades 5, 8, and high school. This document summarizes the resulting recommendations. The recommended achievement standards will be reviewed…

Oregon Reading Standards Verification Technical Report Cover Page

Oregon Reading Standards Verification Technical Report

The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) conducted an achievement standards verification process for the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills for Reading on January 19-21, 2011. The research-based Bookmark Procedure was used to recommend achievement standards (cut scores) for Grades 3–8 and high school. ODE contracted with the Educational Policy Improvement Center (EPIC) to serve…

Oregon Math Standards Verification Technical Report Cover Page

Oregon Mathematics Standards Verification Technical Report

The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) conducted an achievement standards verification process for the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills for Mathematics on August 9-11, 2010. The research-based Bookmark Procedure was used to recommend achievement standards (cut scores) for Grades 3–8 and high school. ODE contracted with the Educational Policy Improvement Center (EPIC) to serve…

Reactions from the Field: Oregon Student Assessment System

The Center for Educational Policy Research (CEPR) at the University of Oregon recently solicited input from key stakeholders regarding the Oregon Student Assessment System model initially proposed by Dr. David Conley at a State Board meeting on August 23rd. Dr. Conley revised the model based on feedback received at the August 23rd meeting. CEPR staff…