Oregon Department of Education
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Achievement/Performance Standards

hand reaching for stars Achievement (also called “Performance”) Standards define the requirements for a student to meet and exceed on Oregon's Assessments of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) by content area and grade. An achievement standard is an objective definition of a certain level of performance, in a content area at a particular grade, in terms of a cut score or a range of scores on the OAKS psychometric scale. Best practices now include adoption of cross-subject cross-grade General Policy Definitions Word document and grade-level Achievement Level Descriptors prior to standards setting.

All-Subject Summaries
Online Assessment Achievement Standards Recently Re-Set and Verified


  • Ken Hermens Email    (503) 947-5830
    Assessment - Specialist, English Language Arts