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Science Achievement Standards 2011-2012


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In preparation for the 2011-12 science assessment of the 2009 science content standards, the Oregon State Board of Science Achievement Standards 2011-12Education voted on October 20, 2011 to increase science achievement standards for grades 5 and 8, effective for the 2011-12 school year. The previous high school "Meets" cut score of 240 remains the same.

Please see the links below to access materials for the fall 2011 science assessment. ODE will continue to add resources, tools, and materials as they are developed.





Professional Development Professional Development
Science Resources Science Resources


Achievement Level Descrip... Achievement Level Descriptors
  • Without codes (Intended for use by teachers in communicating with parents regarding what students at various achievement levels might know and be able to do)
  • With codes (Intended for use by teachers to inform and support their lesson planning and evaluation)

Science Achievement Stand... Science Achievement Standard Verification

Reference Materials Reference Materials

Communication Tools Communication Tools