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September 26, 2014
January 31, 2015
April 24, 2015

OACOA Seminar Series

The Oregon Association of Central Office Administrators has planned a series of three seminars during the 2014-15 school year. This seminar series is designed to provide timely professional development and networking support to central office administrators.

The agenda for each session will feature a combined group presentation on critical statewide priorities, related to implementation of state and federal programs, such as Smarter Balance Assessments, SB290, Common Core State Standards, Special Education, Charter Schools, federal programs, as well as other best practices in education. These discussions will be led by central office administrators with guest speakers from Oregon agencies, such as ODE, OEIB, and OEA, who will address the needs and concerns of a wide variety of central office administrators.

Additionally each session will have time built in for job-alike break-out sessions and collegial sharing of strategies and practices across the state to create a network of support and resources.  Lunch is provided.


April 24, 2015 - Hilton, Eugene - directions - lodging



Welcome by:

Danielle Sheldrake, OACOA President-Elect


Presentation Discussion Format

  • General Session w/Q&A Job Alike Session


Waiver/State Report Card/Evaluation Status

Theresa Richards, Director-Educator Effectiveness, ODE


State Funding Update

Legislative Session Update

  • Key Legislation/Advocacy

Chuck Bennett, Director-Government Relations, COSA


Achievement Compacts (OEIB Representative)

  • District Processes
  • New OEIB Recommendations

District Continuing Improvement Plans

  • Requirements/Discussion


Lunch - Hosted by Renaissance Learning

Representative: Jennifer Burchard


Assessment Items (ODE

  • Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments
  • Interim Assessments
  • Communication Plans for Assessment Results
  • Management of Worksamples for Graduation
  • SBAC Accommodations

Derek Brown, Director-Assessment, ODE

Jon Wiens, Director, ODE




Hilton, Eugene


Click here to view the agenda.