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Statewide Assessments

The following assessments are administered statewide in Oregon:
  • Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS)
  • Smarter Balanced Assessment
  • Kindergarten Assessment
  • OAKS Extended (Alternate) Assessment
  • English Language Proficiency Assessment (ELPA)
  • Essential Skills Assessment
  • Local Performance Assessment
  • National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
  • Preliminary SAT (PSAT)



Statewide Assessment Pages

An overview of each assessment is included within the tables below; for additional information, click on the assessment name and visit the assessment webpage.


Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS)
ASSESSMENT DESCRIPTION ASSESSED CONTENT AREAS GRADES ADMINISTERED
Assessment system aligned to the 2009 Oregon Science content standards and the 2001 Oregon Social Sciences content standards
  • Science
  • Social Sciences
Grades 5, 8, and 11
Through 2013-14, assessment system aligned to the aligned to the 2007/2009 Oregon Mathematics content standards and the 2002 Oregon English Language Arts content standards (Grade 3) and the 2003 Oregon English Language Arts content standards (Grade 4-8 and high school)
  • Mathematics
  • Reading
  • Writing
Grades 3-8 and once in High School


Smarter Balanced
Starting in 2014-15, assessment system aligned to the Common Core State Standards
  • Mathematics
  • English Language Arts
Grades 3-8 and once in High School


Kindergarten Assessment
Assessment to describe the level of school readiness for students entering Kindergarten
  • Various Skills and Abilities
Kindergarten


Essential Skills Assessment
Proficiency graduation requirement that can be met through various approved assessments
  • Mathematics
  • Reading
  • Writing
High School


Local Performance Assessment
Local assessment practices that provide each student with feedback on their academic progress
  • Mathematics
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Scientific Inquiry
Grades 3-8 and once in High School


OAKS Extended (Alternate) Assessment
Assessment system aligned to Common Core State Standards for students with significant cognitive disabilities
  • Mathematics
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Science
Grades 3-8 and once in High School


English Language Proficiency Assessment (ELPA)
The current Oregon ELPA is an assessment system aligned to the 2008 English Language Proficiency Standards. The 2008 English Language Proficiency Standards are aligned to the 2003 English Language Arts Content Standards.
  • English Language Proficiency
Kindergarten - High School


National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
Assessment referred to as the “Nation's Report Card” (administered every 2 years to samples of Oregon students)
  • Mathematics
  • Reading
Grades 4 and 8


Preliminary SAT (PSAT)
Assessment prepares students for the SAT and enters students into competition for scholarships from National Merit Scholarship Corporation.
  • Mathematics
  • English Language Arts
Grade 10


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