Each spring, Oregon students in grades 3-8 and 11 participate in state assessments in English Language Arts and Math. Rather than multiple-choice questions, today’s tests ask students to explain their reasoning and, often, write out their answers. The new assessments measure more complex skills such as critical-thinking, writing, and problem solving so that schools and parents can assess whether children are on-track to graduate high school ready for college or a career.
The Oregon Department of Education has developed an Annual Notice for Statewide Tests that includes more information about Oregon’s State Tests and how you can stay informed. This annual notice is provided in English and Spanish.
If you have any questions feel free to contact your student’s principal.