Testing - Student Assessment
Essential Skills Assessment Requirement
Mathematics Essential Skill Assessment
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Essential Skill Assessment
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Students first enrolled in Grade 9 in the 2010-2011 school year and beyond are required to demonstrate that they are proficient in the Mathematics Essential Skill in order to graduate.
Students fulfill this graduation requirement by earning at, or above, a specific score (the achievement standard) on one of the approved assessments.
Approved Assessment Categories
Mathematics Approved Assessment Categories and Specific Assessments
List of all approved assessments and the accompanying achievement standards
ODE-Developed Work Samples
ODE has developed 30 Work Sample prompts in each Essential Skill area, and these are available within the Willamette Education Service District’s ORSkills online system. Ten of these prompts are available without restrictions. The other 20 prompts have the following restrictions.
They may only be used by seniors who have not fulfilled their Essential Skills requirement.
Students may use only two prompts from each Essential Skill area (e.g., Math, Reading, Writing).
In order to obtain access to the ORSkills online system, District Test Coordinators or school administrators should contact Michelle Slate (
) at Willamette ESD to set up an account.
Work Sample Resources
Essential Skills and Local Performance Assessment Manual
Should districts choose to offer Work Samples as an Essential Skill assessment option, districts must follow the Work Sample guidance included in this Manual.
Developing Mathematics Work Samples
Mathematics Work Sample Guidance Template
Work Sample Resource Sharing
-- resources available from districts or ESDs and contact information
Scoring Mathematics Work Samples
Practice Work Samples with Scored Student Work
Work Sample Scoring Guides
Mathematics Problem Solving
Mathematics Problem Solving (Spanish)
On-demand Scoring Training
-- scoring tool for use in calibrating to the Scoring Guide
Mathematics Problem Solving
Administering Mathematics Work Samples
Practice Work Samples
-- for use in class assignments or practice tests
Problem Solving Tips
-- for students as they learn to use the official Scoring Guide
Student Language Scoring Guide
Student Language Scoring Guide (Spanish)
Work Sample Formula and Conversion Sheet
To Fulfill Graduation Requirement
-- for use as the only acceptable means to communicate feedback
Mathematics Professional Development and General Resources
Workshop Materials for Mathematics Scoring Guide and Work Sample Development
-- materials for facilitators to use in leading local trainings or for individual use
-- on-demand scoring tool for use in calibrating to the Mathematics Problem Solving Scoring Guide
Work Samples Case Study
-- description of district planning, developing, administering, and scoring Work Sample prompts
Assessment Planning Resources
To support Essential Skills across K-12 curricula, links to instructional planning resources, including Common Core links, and data resources follow.
Using Essential Skills Data within Instructional Planning
-- resources for data-based decision making
Standards-Based Instructional Planning
Implementing Mathematics Common Core
Resources Specific for Mathematics Claims 1-4
Assessing Common Core
-- information about Oregon's statewide assessment for the Common Core
Summative and Formative Common Core Assessment Tasks
-- Common Core tasks developed by the Mathematics Assessment Project
Communicating about Common Core
-- resources to help in communicating about the Common Core
Assessment - Specialist, Mathematics
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