2016 State and District Report Cards

The State of Oregon annually produces a report card for each public school and school district. The report cards include information on student test scores, school staff, attendance and other factors. Creswell report cards are linked below and  available online through the Oregon Department of Education website.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact your child’s principal. Working together, we can all prepare our students for success.

2017 Smarter Balanced Assessment Information

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. (College and Career Ready Standards FAQ)

Students will take the state tests again this coming spring. While the tests in English Language Arts and Math cannot tell us everything about your child’s academic progress, the results do act as a snapshot of your child’s strengths and areas for improvement in those subject areas. The tests help Creswell School District get a more complete and accurate picture of how all Creswell students are performing, as we assess curriculum, review instructional strategies, distribute resources, and continue to improve our educational system. (Assessment Infographic, English and Spanish)

Creswell School District has always had a high participation rate on state assessments as both parents and staff have found value in this “point-in-time” check on the progress of our students and our educational system. However, parents in Oregon have the option to opt their children out of the state assessments. This Oregon Department of Education form (English and Spanish) and further information explains how you can opt your child(ren) out of state assessments this spring. Should you wish to opt your child out, please read the information carefully then print, complete, and return the form to our school’s main office by February 1st, 2017.

If you have any questions feel free to contact your student’s principal.

Creswell HS State Championships Updates

OSAAUpdate: November 7th

Congratulations to all our Fall Sports teams and participating students. It was a great season, and we’re proud of you and your efforts!

Interested in following our teams through districts and playoffs?

The Girls Soccer team advanced to the semifinals of the 3A/2A/1A State Championship tournament, and will play Oregon Episcopal School on Tuesday, November 8th at Creswell Middle School. Kickoff is scheduled for 1:00 PM. You can follow the Soccer team’s progress by visiting the OSAA 3A/2A/1A State Championship Bracket.

The Volleyball team finished in 2nd place at the 3A State Championship tournament, held November 4-5 at Forest Grove High School. You can see all the results on the OSAA 3A Volleyball State Championship Bracket.

Boys and Girls Cross Country teams capped off their year at the 3A/2A/1A State meet on Saturday, November 5th. The Boys team finished in 14th place, and the Girls team finished in 8th place. (OSAA Cross Country Results)

The Boys Soccer team concluded its year in the 1st round of the 3A/2A/1A State Championship tournament. You can see all the results on the OSAA 3A/2A/1A State Championship Bracket.

2016-17 Annual Notice for Statewide Tests

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.