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Teachers - Standards & Assessments


Standards and Assessments Oregon’s content standards define what all students should know and be able to do. Statewide assessments 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.

  • Content Standards
    Content standards define what all students should know and be able to do.
  • Achievement/Performance Standards
    Achievement/Performance Standards define student performance on state assessments. 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.
  • 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.
  • Oregon Skill Sets
    The Oregon Skill Sets are lists of the things students need to know and be able to do in order to be successful in Oregon’s educational and career environments.
  • Oregon's Alternate (Extended) Assessment
    The Extended Assessments are alternates to grade level assessments for students with significant disabilities. The decision to administer Oregon’s Extended Assessment (the alternate assessment) can only be made by the student’s IEP team--including the parent.

  • Common Core State Standards (CCSS)
    The goal of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) is to help all students become college- and career-ready by the time they leave high school.
  • 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.
  • Local Performance Assessment Requirement
    When the State Board approved OAR 581-022-0615 Assessment of Essential Skills in June 2008, they provided for the continued use of work samples under the new graduation requirements. Under the new OAR, students may use work samples to meet both the Essential Skills graduation requirement and the annual local performance assessment requirement.
  • OAKS Online User Guides
    OAKS Online is a computer-based adaptive test in which items are selected according to each student’s demonstrated ability.
  • English Learners (EL) Test Administration
    The primary purpose of this page is to assist educators, parents and students in understanding test options available to English Language Learners (ELL).

Additional Links

  • CRLS Implementation Guide PDF   03/22/2005 (684.87 KB)
    The collection of evidence process helps students develop and demonstrate knowledge and skills related to their post-high school goals and plans. Throughout the development of their collections, students engage in activities that help them connect academic and career related knowledge and skills to real-life situations.