This webpage is designed to provide resources specifically to help district and school staff administer the statewide Kindergarten Assessment. For more information about Oregon’s Kindergarten Assessment, visit Oregon's Early Learning System Website.
Beginning in fall 2013, school districts are implementing the new statewide Kindergarten Assessment in early literacy, early math and approaches to learning. The assessment is designed to focus on domains that are strongly linked to 3rd grade reading and future academic success as well as to align with current assessment practices in Oregon’s kindergarten and elementary schools. The information provides a snapshot for communities and schools on the fluency, numeracy, and approaches to learning skills that students have when they enter kindergarten. For more information on the research behind the measures, please consult the
Kindergarten Assessment Summary Report .
Statewide Kindergarten Assessment Data Reporting
- Interpretive Guidance for the 2015-16 Kindergarten Assessment
The Oregon Department of Education and the Early Learning Division, in conjunction with various stakeholders developed interpretive guidance and a developmental continuum describing the social-emotional and self-regulation skills that groups of children demonstrate upon entry into kindergarten. Documents include an overview report and a developmental continuum in both English and Spanish.
- 2014-15 Statewide Kindergarten Assessment Results - Look-Back Report 10/14/2015 (1.26 MB)
This report is an update to the 2014-15 Kindergarten Assessment report released last winter and includes disaggregated student results for three additional student groups: Economically Disadvantaged students, Limited English Proficient students, and Students with Disabilities. Data aggregation was based on Third Period Cumulative ADM Collections (data validated in August of 2015). This report also contains the previously-reported disaggregated data by student gender and ethnicity.
- 2014-15 Kindergarten Assessment Results 01/14/2015 (996.69 KB)
This report shows the school, district, and state level results from the 2014-15 Kindergarten Assessment.
- 2014-15 Kindergarten Assessment Report Overview 01/12/2015 (514.63 KB)
This document provides a description of the Kindergarten Assessment's segments and goals, as well as suggested uses for the data and cautions in interpreting the results.
- 2013-14 Statewide Kindergarten Assessment Results - Look-Back Report 12/12/2014 (1.15 MB)
This "Look Back" report shows the school, district, and state level results from the 2013-14 Kindergarten Assessment. This report was updated with new subgroups for data disaggregation based on the 2013-14 Third Period Cumulative ADM Collections data submitted in May of 2014 and validated in August of 2014. These additional subgroups are Economically Disadvantaged students, Limited English Proficient students, and Students with Disabilities. This report also contains the previously-reported Gender and Ethnicity student subgroups.
- 2013-14 Statewide Kindergarten Assessment Results 01/30/2014 (914.31 KB)
This report shows the school, district, and state level results from the 2013-14 Kindergarten Assessment.
- Oregon Kindergarten Assessment Report Specifications (updated December 2014) 12/12/2014 (104.01 KB)
This document describes the technical specifications for each type of report contained in this data release.
Kindergarten Assessment Training
Kindergarten Content and Assessment Advisory Committee
- 2015-16 Kindergarten Assessment Panel Recruitment 09/02/2015 (27.96 KB)
The Oregon Department of Education is recruiting for the Kindergarten Assessment Advisory Panel. This panel will calibrate items that were field tested this year, consider strategies for introducing an online Data Entry Interface, do work as needed with the results of the recent standards alignment, and review potential assessment items for future years. ODE is looking for experienced Kindergarten Teachers and Early Learning Providers who are familiar with Oregon’s Kindergarten Assessment, the current work aligning Early Learning through kindergarten. Please apply by September 29, 2015.
- Committee Materials 01/23/2015 (4.55 MB)
- Committee Outcomes 02/18/2015 (384.38 KB)
In December 2014 through February 2015 the Kindergarten Content and Assessment Advisory Committee met to recommend refinements to the Early Literacy segments of the Kindergarten Assessment and to propose a new measure of Language Development. These recommendations will be field tested in 2015-16 in a random sample of Oregon classrooms. The Committee also developed recommendations for the interpretation of the Kindergarten Assessment results at the student, school, district, and hub levels and for the Spanish literacy segment. These recommendations were incorporated into the Report Overview that is posted to this page.
- Preliminary 2016-17 Test Administration Manual Now Available
ODE has posted the Preliminary 2016-17 Test Administration Manual to http://www.ode.state.or.us/go/tam. The Preliminary TAM contains all final policies for the 2016-17 Kindergarten Assessment administration (Section 10). For all other assessments, the preliminary manual describes anticipated policies. The Preliminary TAM also contains the 2016-17 Statewide Test Schedule (Appendix A).
- Oregon Kindergarten Accessibility Supports Diagram 05/27/2015 (173.53 KB)
This diagram was created to help educators and test administrators make decisions about kindergarten assessment accessibility supports. It does not address specific student needs, but provides guidance to assist in the information gathering process that could be applied to help make other support decisions. For additional information, please consult the Oregon Accessibility Manual.
- Assessment Accessibility Supports (formerly Accommodations)
The 2014-15 Oregon Accessibility Manual explains the allowable accessibility supports (formerly accommodations) available for all students during the administration of the Kindergarten Assessment.
- Administering the Kindergarten Assessment to English Language Learners
This page provides resources to assist districts in properly identifying and administering the statewide Kindergarten Assessment with English Learners.
- Children with Disabilities
As a parent/guardian of a child with a disability, you have unique needs related to your child’s individualized education and may require additional information about your rights as a parent/guardian, the assessment and IEP process, available services and programs, and accommodations during statewide assessment.
- A Research Perspective on Oregon's Kindergarten Assessment 02/19/2014 (323.71 KB)
This letter reflects the view of researchers' perspectives on Oregon's Kindergarten Assessment.
- Oregon's KRA an Important Beginning by Swati Adarkar, Children’s Institute
Swati Adarkar's blog on Oregon's KRA an Important Beginning.
- Oregon's Early Learning System—Kindergarten Assessment
This page includes Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) documents designed to answer common questions from Parents/Guardians, Educators, Policymakers, and Advocates.