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This webpage is designed to provide resources specifically to help district and school staff administer the statewide Kindergarten Assessment. For more information about Oregon’s Kindergarten Assessment, visit Oregon's Early Learning System Website.


Beginning in fall 2013, school districts are implementing the new statewide Kindergarten Assessment in early literacy, early math and approaches to learning. The assessment is designed to focus on domains that are strongly linked to 3rd grade reading and future academic success as well as to align with current assessment practices in Oregon’s kindergarten and elementary schools. The information provides a snapshot for communities and schools on the fluency, numeracy, and approaches to learning skills that students have when they enter kindergarten. For more information on the research behind the measures, please consult the Kindergarten Assessment Summary Report PDF.

Statewide Kindergarten Assessment Data Reporting

  • 2014-15 Kindergarten Assessment Results Excel Spreadsheet  01/14/2015 (996.69 KB)
    This report shows the school, district, and state level results from the 2014-15 Kindergarten Assessment.

  • 2014-15 Kindergarten Assessment Report Overview PDF   01/12/2015 (514.63 KB)
    This document provides a description of the Kindergarten Assessment's segments and goals, as well as suggested uses for the data and cautions in interpreting the results.

  • 2013-14 Statewide Kindergarten Assessment Results - Look-Back Report Excel Spreadsheet  12/12/2014 (1.15 MB)
    This "Look Back" report shows the school, district, and state level results from the 2013-14 Kindergarten Assessment. This report was updated with new subgroups for data disaggregation based on the 2013-14 Third Period Cumulative ADM Collections data submitted in May of 2014 and validated in August of 2014. These additional subgroups are Economically Disadvantaged students, Limited English Proficient students, and Students with Disabilities. This report also contains the previously-reported Gender and Ethnicity student subgroups.
  • 2013-14 Statewide Kindergarten Assessment Results Excel Spreadsheet  01/30/2014 (914.31 KB)
    This report shows the school, district, and state level results from the 2013-14 Kindergarten Assessment.
  • Oregon Kindergarten Assessment Report Specifications (updated December 2014) PDF   12/12/2014 (104.01 KB)
    This document describes the technical specifications for each type of report contained in this data release.

Kindergarten Assessment Training

Kindergarten Content and Assessment Advisory Committee

  • 2015-16 Kindergarten Assessment Panel Recruitment PDF   09/02/2015 (27.96 KB)
    The Oregon Department of Education is recruiting for the Kindergarten Assessment Advisory Panel. This panel will calibrate items that were field tested this year, consider strategies for introducing an online Data Entry Interface, do work as needed with the results of the recent standards alignment, and review potential assessment items for future years. ODE is looking for experienced Kindergarten Teachers and Early Learning Providers who are familiar with Oregon’s Kindergarten Assessment, the current work aligning Early Learning through kindergarten. Please apply by September 29, 2015.
  • Committee Materials PDF   01/23/2015 (4.55 MB)
  • Committee Outcomes PDF   02/18/2015 (384.38 KB)
    In December 2014 through February 2015 the Kindergarten Content and Assessment Advisory Committee met to recommend refinements to the Early Literacy segments of the Kindergarten Assessment and to propose a new measure of Language Development. These recommendations will be field tested in 2015-16 in a random sample of Oregon classrooms. The Committee also developed recommendations for the interpretation of the Kindergarten Assessment results at the student, school, district, and hub levels and for the Spanish literacy segment. These recommendations were incorporated into the Report Overview that is posted to this page.

Related Resources

  • Preliminary 2015-16 Test Administration Manual Now Available
    ODE has posted the Preliminary 2015-16 Test Administration Manual to http://www.ode.state.or.us/go/tam. The Preliminary TAM contains all final policies for the 2015-16 Kindergarten Assessment administration (Section 10). For all other assessments, the preliminary manual describes anticipated policies. The Preliminary TAM also contains the 2015-16 Statewide Test Schedule (Appendix A).


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