Oregon's State Tests
Oregon’s content standards define what all students should know and be able to do. Statewide assessments, or tests, administered at different grades are designed to show a student’s progress toward meeting those standards. The unique needs and interests of students are at the center of Oregon’s standards and assessment system, and a variety of options are available to allow all students to acquire knowledge and demonstrate what they are able to do. Associated Topics
- What Students Should Know and Be Able to Do (Content Standards) Content standards define what all students should know and be able to do.
- How Well Students Should Do (Performance Standards) Performance Standards define how well students must perform on classroom assessments and state assessments to meet or exceed state standards and to earn the Certificate of Initial Mastery and the Certificate of Advanced Mastery. Performance Assessments are administered in mathematics, English, science, writing and speaking.
- English Language Proficiency Standards The ELP Standards are designed to supplement the ELA standards to ensure that LEP students develop proficiency in both the English language and the concepts and skills contained in the ELA standards.
- Extended Assessments The Extended Assessments are alternates to grade level assessments for students with significant disabilities. These assessments measure performance of students whose instructional level is below Benchmark 1.
- Juried Assessment: The Office of Assessment and Information Services offers a way for students unsuccessful on state tests to demonstrate performance at the CIM level using one of three "juried" forms of assessment.
- National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) NAEP is the only national assessment for America's students. This site offers general information about NAEP and provides links to the results for Oregon’s 4th and 8th graders in reading and mathematics.
ODE Web Pages
- Scoring Guides A scoring guide is an assessment tool used to judge the quality of student performance in relation to content standards. Scoring guides are available on this site in math, science, speaking and writing.
- Work Samples Oregon’s assessment system is comprised of three components, multiple choice tests, performance assessments, and classroom work samples.
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