Testing - Student Assessment
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Teaching and Learning
English Language Arts
Wednesday - December 17, 2014
Grade 12 Retest Window Opens January 6
Thursday - December 11, 2014
New Classroom Activity Promising Practice Now Available
Thursday - December 11, 2014
Smarter Balanced Achievement Level Setting Video Now Available
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NEW 2012 -2013 Subject Specific Assessment Updates
Welcome Back! The Office of Assessment and Information Systems (OAIS) have developed new Assessment Updates for the 2012-2013 school year. These one page handouts are available for English Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Sciences (ELPA will be posted later this school year). Information related to achievement standards (cut scores), test specifications and blueprints, OAKS online Sample Tests, Local Performance Tasks (Work Samples), Essential Skills, as well as web links to valuable subject specific resources that are available on the Oregon Department of Education Website.
ELA Update 2012-13
These standards define how well students must perform on state assessments leading to the high school diploma.
Content and Assessment Panels
English Language Arts Sample Tests
The Oregon Department of Education provides paper-pencil sample tests to demonstrate the types of reading selections and questions students at grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and high school might encounter on the Oregon Statewide Assessment administered each year.
Glossary of Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment Terms
The glossary contains definitions for a variety of terms used across program areas.
Reading and Literature Knowledge and Skills
Reading and Literature Scoring Guides
Reading and Literature Work Samples
Reading Performance Assessment Practice Tasks
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.
Test Specifications and Blueprints
This page contains test specifications for English Language Proficiency Assessment (ELPA), mathematics, reading, science, social sciences, and writing.
Academic Content Standards
Academic Content Standards identify what Oregon students are expected to know and be able to do in the content areas of English language arts, mathematics, health, physical education, science, second language, social sciences, and the arts.
Achievement Standards Summary - All Subjects - 2011-12
3/29/2012 (180.03 KB)
This document shows the achievement standards (requirements to meet and exceed) for Oregon’s Assessments of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) by content area and grade or benchmark level.
This site contains information about the development, administration, and reports of the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS), along with materials such as sample tests and scored student work.
Reading and Literature Scoring Guide Grades 4-12
9/28/2006 (127.60 KB)
Reading Scoring Guide Grades K-3
9/28/2006 (93.42 KB)
RIT Score to Lexile Reference Table
12/9/2008 (46 KB)
Assessment - Specialist, English Language Arts
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