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3/14/2012 12:42:00 PM
Transition Suggestions: Movement from Assessing Oregon's 2000 Standards to Oregon's Common Core State Standards

Beginning in the 2014-2015 school year, Oregon students will be assessed in mathematics and English language arts (including Reading and Writing) with the Smarter Assessment aligned with the Common Core State Standards. Until then OAKS will be based on the content standards adopted before 2010 (See article, No Content or Cut Score Changes for OAKS in 2012-2013).

In 2010, ODE provided Crosswalks between Oregon’s content standards and the new Common Core State Standards.
Based on detailed information from the mathematics crosswalk, ODE is developing documents mapping the “movement” of mathematics content. These will be released in May, 2012 along with similar documents for English language assessments. Following is an example for grade 4:

Transition to CCSS Chart for Math Grade 4


Based on work with subject-area stakeholders, ODE suggests that:
  • When content will be assessed in the same grade:
    Study the CCSS to ensure students engage with similar content and rigor by 2013-14 and full content and rigor by 2014-15.
  • When OR content will be assessed in later grades by Smarter:
    Consider teaching the Oregon content at the current grade and teaching the CCSS in the higher grade at the same year (2013-14); then teach only CCSS beginning in 2014-15.
  • When OR content will be assessed in earlier grades by Smarter:
    Consider teaching CCSS and Oregon content at both grades by 2012-13 or 2013-14, then only teach CCSS in earlier grade thereafter.
  • When CCSS content is new to Oregon:
    Take time to understand new CCSS content in 2012-13, then begin integrating into classroom curriculum in 2013-14 with full implementation in 2014-15.

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