Oregon Department of Education

House Bill 2680 Work Group


House Bill 2680 (2015) directed the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) to convene a work group to review the results of the 2014-15 Smarter Balanced assessments and address the following three charges:

  1. Evaluate whether the Smarter Balanced assessments accurately measure student learning;
  2. Analyze student learning gaps; and
  3. Identify adjustments in instruction necessary to address student learning gaps.

House Bill 2680 Work Group Report and Findings


After meeting four times between January and June 2016, the House Bill 2680 work group adopted the House Bill 2680 Work Group Report PDF which describes the group’s process, findings, and recommendations in response to the work group’s three charges. The House Bill 2680 work group formally adopted this report during a public meeting on August 24, 2016 PDF.



House Bill 2680 Work Group Report Exhibits


The work group reviewed the following exhibits over the course of their meetings to inform their findings and recommendations.

January 15, 2016 Meeting PDF

  • Exhibit 1a PDF - Enrolled House Bill 2680
  • Exhibit 1b PDF - The Right Trajectory - State Teachers of the Year Compare Former and New State Assessments (NNSTOY 2015)
  • Exhibit 1c PDF - End of Grant Report - June 2015
  • Exhibit 2a PDF - Accurate Measurement Matrix
  • Exhibit 2b PDF - Match to CCSS Matrix
  • Exhibit 2c PDF - Match to Student Matrix
  • Exhibit 2d PDF - HB 2680 Work Group: Key Terms
  • Exhibit 2e PDF - HB 2680 Case Study Proposal
  • Exhibit 3a PDF - Coherence Activity Map
  • Exhibit 3b PDF - Grade 3 Mathematics Item Specification C1 TA
  • Exhibit 3c PDF - Oregon Common Core State Standards for Mathematics - Grade 4
  • Exhibit 3d PDF - Progress to Algebra in Grades K-8 (Publishers Criteria)
  • Exhibit 3e PDF - Mathematics Summative Assessment Blueprint (as of 02/09/2015)
  • Exhibit 3f PDF - Mathematics Claim #1 - Concepts and Procedures
  • Exhibit 4a PDF - Oregon Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts - Grade 8
  • Exhibit 4b PDF - ELA/Literacy Summative Assessment Blueprint (as of 2/9/2015)
  • Exhibit 4c PDF - Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium: English/Language Arts Practice Test Scoring Guide - Grade 8 Performance Task
  • Exhibit 4d PDF - English Language Arts Specification: Grade 4 Claim 1 Target 11
  • Exhibit 5a PDF - HB 2680 Work Group - History & Context
  • Exhibit 5b PDF - Introduction to the Technical Evidence
  • Exhibit 5c PDF - Exploring the Evidence of Mathematics
  • Exhibit 5d PDF - Exploring the Evidence for ELA


March 18 Meeting PDF

  • Exhibit 6a PDF - Teachers matter. Yes. Schools matter. Yes. Districts matter - really? (Chenoweth 2015)
  • Exhibit 6b PDF - The Long Beach Miracle, how the working-class California city saved its schools (The Atlantic, February 2016)
  • Exhibit 6c PDF - Odds-Beating Schools in the Common Core Era (Wilcox 2015)
  • Exhibit 6d PDF - Evaluating the Content and Quality of Next Generation Assessments (Fordham 2016)
  • Exhibit 6e PDF - Evaluating the Content and Quality of Next Generation High School Assessments (HumRRO 2016)
  • Exhibit 6f PDF - Rater Requirements: Measurement Incorporated
  • Exhibit 6g PDF - Smarter Balanced Hand-Scoring Rules
  • Exhibit 6h PDF - ELA Summative Assessment Design: Prioritization
  • Exhibit 6i PDF - Better Tests, Fewer Barriers (Center for American Progress 2016)
  • Exhibit 6j PDF - Smarter Balanced Elementary NAEP Study
  • Exhibit 6k PDF - Technology Skills Embedded in the Common Core Standards
  • Exhibit 6l PDF - ADA Requirements: Testing Accommodations
  • Exhibit 7a PDF - Mathematics Quality Criteria: Bias and Sensitivity
  • Exhibit 7b PDF - Quality Criteria Checklist: Bias and Sensitivity - ELA
  • Exhibit 7c PDF - Data Review Summary Reference Sheet
  • Exhibit 7d PDF - UAA Framework and Categories
  • Exhibit 7e PDF - Continuous Improvement Plan: Examining the Data: Making Course Corrections (Bloomquist, 2016)
  • Exhibit 7f PDF - Descriptive Examples of Six “Beating the Odds” Schools in Oregon - An Exploratory Study (Gutierrez 2014, ODE 2013)
  • Exhibit 7g PDF - Framework
  • Exhibit 7h PDF - Teacher Survey
  • Exhibit 8a PDF - HB 2680 Work Group March 18 Meeting
  • Exhibit 8b PDF - Math Priority and Supporting Content
  • Exhibit 8c PDF - Item Match to Student
  • Exhibit 8d PDF - Oregon’s Assessment Accessibility Supports
  • Exhibit 8e PDF - Data Analysis Protocol: An Example
  • Exhibit 8f PDF - Descriptive Study of Beating the Odds Schools


June 10 Meeting PDF



June 27 Meeting PDF

  • Exhibit 12a PDF - HB 2680 Work Group Meeting Summary - June 10, 2016
  • Exhibit 12b PDF - Draft HB 2680 Work Group Report v1 (from Facilitator)
  • Exhibit 13a PDF - HB 2680 Work Group June 27 Meeting
  • Exhibit 14a PDF - HB 2680 Work Group Meeting Summary - June 27, 2016

Related Resources

  • Education Northwest Report: A Descriptive Study of Six Oregon Schools PDF


    • Testing - Student Assessment
      This site contains information about the development, administration, and reports of the Oregon statewide assessment system, along with materials such as sample tests and scored student work.

    • Communication Resources - Smarter Balanced
      Smarter Balanced Communication Resources
    • Smarter Balanced
      Oregon -- with the other Governing States and Smarter Balanced staff -- are implementing the summative, interim, and formative assessment for mathematics and English language arts beginning in the 2014-15 school year.


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    • Holly Carter Email    (503) 947-5739
      Assessment - Ops & Policy Analyst
    • Mary Anderson Email    (503) 947-5721
      Assessment - Director - Assessment