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Essential Skill Assessment
Apply mathematics in a variety of settings

Graduation Requirement

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

Category Assessment Description Achievement Standard
Statewide Assessment OAKS Mathematics Assessment 236
Standardized Assessment Other Assessment List PDF -- options and achievement standards
Work Samples Two Work Samples:

 •   One each for any two of the required content strands (Algebra, Geometry, or Statistics)
For each Work Sample, minimum score of 4 in all Process Dimensions

Process Dimensions:
 •   Making Sense of the Task
 •   Representing and Solving the Task
 •   Communicating Reasoning
 •   Accuracy
 •   Reflecting and Evaluating

Work Sample Resources

Developing Mathematics Work Samples

Scoring Mathematics Work Samples

Administering Mathematics Work Samples

To Practice
To Fulfill Graduation Requirement

Mathematics Professional Development and General Resources

Assessment Planning Resources

To support Essential Skills across K-12 curricula, links to instructional planning resources, including Common Core links, and data resources follow.
Standards-Based Instructional Planning

  • Bryan Toller Email    (503) 947-5832
    Assessment - Specialist, Mathematics

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