Test Settings for English Language Arts CAT & PT for 2019-2020
Beginning on Tuesday, December 3, student test settings in TIDE will be broken out into two columns for the ELA CAT and ELA PT tests. With this change in policy, Test Administrators will be able to set Text-to-Speech settings for ELA CAT and ELA PT tests differently, so that students may use Text-to-Speech for Stimuli or Stimuli and Items on the ELA PT test as a designated support where they could not in previous years.
Text-to-Speech in the ELA CAT for stimuli refers to the reading passages associated with Claim 1 Reading and is only selectable as an accommodation for students whose need is documented in an IEP or 504 plan. (See Table 2.5 of the Oregon Accessibility Manual)
Text-to-Speech in the ELA PT for stimuli refers to the reading sources embedded in the ELA PT Task associated with Claim 4 Research and Claim 2 Writing (full write/writing extended response) and is selectable as a designated support. (See Table 2.3 of the Oregon Accessiblity Manual)
Student test settings must be set in both the ELA CAT and ELA PT columns for 2019-20 testing, as appropriate.