Tulsa Testing Updates

9/29/2015

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Pick Up Final Spring Reports- OCCT/EOI

The MP Reports have arrived!! Please swing by the Enrollment Center between 8am-4:30pm to pick up your boxes! We are missing a 4th grade box from these schools:

  • Grissom
  • Key
  • McClure
  • Owen
  • Robertson

The boxes should be in sometime this week. We will notify you as to when these late boxes arrive.


Remember, if you have students who are no longer at your school site, please send their reports to the school in which they are now enrolled. Please do not send the reports of no longer enrolled students to the Enrollment Center. We appreciate all the work that goes in to sorting these results as quickly as possible- parents have been calling to obtain scores and are aware that they should be expecting the reports the first part of October.

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ACT EXPLORE-- 8th Grade

Alternative sites who did not receive an EXPLORE box, may make arrangements to pick up tests. Please email Erin and Becky with the quantity needed prior to picking up the tests and we will have them ready for you at the Enrollment Center.


For anyone who is interested, we will have an optional EXPLORE help session on September 30th at 4:00pm in the Enrollment Center computer lab. If you are interested in joining, please sign up on our Sign Up Genius.


Remember, please bring your completed EXPLORE tests, return envelopes, and header sheets to the Enrollment Center by October 12th. We will double check the answer documents to ensure any hand-bubbled demographic information is complete. Thank you!

8th Grade Reading Test Opportunity-- Driver's Permit

We will be offering an alternative test for the 8th grade OCCT test on Thursday, October 1st at 1:30 pm. Students who have failed the OCCT 8th grade reading and do not have an alternative test score which will allow them to receive their driver's permit are encouraged to test. Students must be at least 15 1/2 years old on the day of the test in order to receive their permit paperwork. Students have one free opportunity to test, however, additional testing opportunities will require a fee. Please submit student names to Vicki Shannon by September 30th.


**This test does not replace a student's 8th grade OCCT reading score on PowerSchool, but is an alternative test for the Driver's Permit**

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ASPIRE for 10th Grade

Students have been uploaded to the ACT ASPIRE portal. Only 10th graders were added to the portal, so if you have any students classified outside of this group who need to take the ASPIRE test, they will need added to the portal.


The student Personal Needs Profiles (PNPs) can be edited now to indicate any accommodations that your students may need on this test. Please add this information to your students on the Portal.


Information on how to update the personal needs profile and creating groups/test sessions is available on the ACT ASPIRE Training page.

High School Winter Uploads

The computer lab at the Enrollment Center will be available for your use beginning at 8am on Wednesday, September 23rd through noon on Thursday, October 1st. All files must be submitted to Erin no later than noon on October 1st.

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OCCT/EOI Trainings-REQUIRED

NEW INFO FOR OCCT BTCS: The listing of required trainings for Building Test Coordinators who will be administering the OCCT/EOI tests any time during 2015-16 is posted on the PD360 group. You must attend a webinar or in-person training in order for your site to participate in state required testing this year.


After you have attended a training, you will receive a certificate from the SDE. Please mail or email a copy of your participation certificate to Vicki Shannon.


We will have a refresher training in the Spring prior to state testing in April.

State Testing Accommodations

The 2015-16 accommodation books for IEP/504 and ELL students are now available on the State Department of Education's website. Please share this valuable resource with your teachers who work with these student populations. Allowable accommodations are described in detail and should be implemented throughout the year on all assessments.


The recently updated information on the Non-Standard Accommodations, including Read Aloud, is available on the SDE's website.

PD360

Don't forget to sign up for the Tulsa Public Schools Building Test Coordinators group on PD360. Resources have been posted to the group over the last two weeks. If you are unable to sign up, please let Becky know and we can send you an invite.

Important Dates

Sept 29 ACT During the School Day (participating High Schools)


Sept 30 EXPLORE help session at ERC, Computer Lab 4:00pm


Oct 1 All EOI files for winter testing due to Erin by noon


Oct 5-9 EXPLORE Test for 8th graders


Oct 12 EXPLORE Test Return to Enrollment Center by 4:00pm


Oct 13 ACT During the School Day make-up test


**Don't forget to attend an SDE Testing webinar or training!**

Archived Newsletters

Afraid you missed some information? Check out these past newsletters!


August 4, 2015

August 12, 2015

August 18, 2015

September 2, 2015

September 11, 2015

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