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Mathematics Achievement Standards
In a move to prepare students for the increased rigors of the new
Common Core State Standards
and the
Oregon Diploma
, the Oregon State Board of Education voted on October 28, 2010 to increase math achievement standards (cut scores) for grades 3-8, effective for the 2010-11 school year. The previous high school cut score for "Meets" of 236 remains the same.
The math achievement standards were reviewed by an expert panel in August, 2010, as part of a three-year process to align Oregon math achievement standards to the 2007/2009 content standards. Recommendations were made to increase the level of math students are expected to know in elementary and middle school to create better alignment between the lower grades and the new high school graduation requirements for math.
While the increased rigor of the new cut scores will initially result in fewer students meeting the achievement standard, this higher bar is necessary to get our students ready for the new Oregon graduation requirements and success after high school. Fewer students meeting the achievement standard will not mean students know less than they did the year before or that they are doing worse in school. These new achievement standards simply require a higher level of mastery of mathematics information and concepts.
Please see the links below for additional resources, tools, and materials relating to the change in math cut scores. We will continue to add to these resources over the coming months as additional materials are finalized.
Professional Development
Mathematics Professional Development: Resources, Trainings, and Publications to Support Math Instruction
Oregon Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Oregon Mathematics Problem Solving Teacher Leaders
Statewide Brunches on the new Mathematics Problem Solving Scoring Guide
Locations and dates
of the Math Problem Solving Scoring Guide trainings
Math Resources
Mathematics Assessment
Math Test Specifications
Math Work Sample Resources
Achievement Level Descriptors
Mathematics Achievement Level Descriptors
2010-11 Alternate Achievement Level Descriptors and Cut Scores for Extended Mathematics
Standards Setting Process
Math Standards Verification Executive Summary
Math Standards Verification Report
Math Standards Verification Appendices
Reference Materials
State Board materials
Common Core State Standards
The recently adopted math achievement standards will help Oregon transition to these new, more rigorous standards which will eventually be assessed using a
multi-state test
.
Mathematics standards crosswalks
between Oregonâ€™s content standards and the Common Core are now available for all grades.
OAKS Online Mathematics Practice Tests
(Use the Mozilla Firefox browser)
OAKS Online Mathematics Test Administration
Communication Tools
Press Release
Assessment & Accountability Updates
Answers to Questions From Parents
Parents want to know what the achievement standards are, why they have changed, and what they can do.