State Testing Coordinator Contact Information:
Dr. Shelia Morgan Osborne – email@example.com
The Oregon Statewide Assessment System evaluates systems, not students. The primary purpose of this equity-centered assessment system is to measure student group learning (as delineated by relevant content area standards), so that meaningful assertions can be made about how well schools, districts, and the state are fulfilling their responsibility to provide all students with high quality grade level educational opportunities.
Annual Notice for Oregon’s Statewide Assessments:
The following assessments are administered statewide in Oregon:
Assessment Requirements for Oregon Students Students enrolled in Oregon public schools participate in a variety of assessment requirements.
Table 1. Oregon Statewide Summative Tests (federally required)
|Summative Assessment||Required Grades||Basis of Requirement|
|Mathematics||3 – 8 and high school||ESEA, Title I Part A, sec. 1111(b)(3) ORS 329.485, OAR 581-022-2100|
|English Language Arts||3 – 8 and high school||ESEA, Title I Part A, sec. 1111(b)(3) ORS 329.485, OAR 581-022-2100|
|Science||5, 8 and high school||ESEA, Title I Part A, sec. 1111(b)(3) ORS 329.485, OAR 581-022-2100|
|English Language Proficiency Assessment||Kindergarten – 12||ESEA, Title I Part A, sec. 1111(b)(3) ORS 329.485, OAR 581-022-2100|
|Assessment||Required Grades||Basis of Requirement|
|National-normed college entrance assessment (Contract being established for PreACT)||3 – 8 and high school||OAR 581-022-2115|
|Local performance assessment||Grade 10||ORS 329.488|
|Kindergarten Assessment*||K||OAR 581-022-2130|
|National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP)||4, 8, (12)||Education Sciences Reform Act (P.L. 107-279)|
*Being revised as part of the Early Learning Transition Check In: A Collaborative Engagement with Community project.
Results from statewide summative assessment are used to make decisions about resource allocation and state educational priorities for groups of students, not to evaluate students. Assessment data are also used to identify and remedy inequities in the educational system. Finally, states are required to annually report student participation and performance in the areas of mathematics and reading, and on student participation in the area of science to the U.S. Department of Education as part of the federal educational accountability system.
Need more information? Visit the Oregon Department of Education’s website by clicking here.
Additionally, on Oregon’s Statewide Assessment System (OSAS), you can also take practice tests to assess students’ mastery of Pregon’s content standards.
Oregon law (ORS 329.479) permits parents and adult students to annually opt-out of Oregon’s statewide summative tests in English Language Arts and Math by submitting a form to the school the student attends. Schools will provide parents with the 2021-22 form at least 30 days prior to the start of testing.