Oregon Department of Education
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Students - Standards & Tests


Standards and Tests 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.

  • 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.

  • Oregon’s assessment system is comprised of three components, multiple choice tests, performance assessments, and classroom work samples.