State Assessments

The Oregon statewide assessments for the 2015-16 school year include:

  •      The Smarter Balanced Assessment in Mathematics and English Language Arts/Literacy (ELA)
  •     The Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) in Science and Social Sciences
  •          The English Language Proficiency Assessment for the 21st Century (ELPA21) (NEW)
  •          The Extended Assessments in Mathematics, ELA, and Science
  •          The Oregon Kindergarten Assessment (OKA)

Multiple measures should be used to monitor and help improve student achievement. Statewide test results may be used as one measure to provide students with feedback regarding the degree to which they have mastered the knowledge and skills described in the state content standards. Statewide test results also provide information to meet Federal and State reporting requirements and inform districts, schools, parents, and other citizens regarding the effectiveness of instructional programs. Further, students may use specified Oregon Statewide Assessments as evidence of their proficiency in the Essential Skills. 



2015-16 State and District Assessment Calendar 

Who Tests?

Who Administers Testing?



Test Descriptions

Achievement Standards Summary

Achievement Standards Detail

Test Specifications

Test Descriptors: Mathematics,

Reading, Science.

Subject-Specific OAKS Information

Mathematics Assessment

Reading Assessment

Science Assessment

Writing Assessment



Test Resources

2014-15 Oregon Accessibility Manual (OAM)

2015-16 Parent Request for Kindergarten Exemption (Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Somali, Vietnamese)

Paper Sample Tests (test key and scores are provided)


2014-2015 Test Administration Manual


Assessment Test Results


State Conversion Chart