State Testing

State Testing Coordinator Contact Information:
Dr. Shelia Morgan Osborne –

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鈥檚 Statewide Assessments:


State 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 AssessmentRequired GradesBasis of Requirement
Mathematics 3 鈥 8 and high school, ,  
English Language Arts3 鈥 8 and high school, ,
Science5, 8 and high school, ,
English Language Proficiency AssessmentKindergarten – 12, ,
AssessmentRequired GradesBasis of Requirement
National-normed college entrance assessment (Contract being established for PreACT)3 鈥 8 and high school
Local performance assessment Grade 10
Kindergarten Assessment*K
National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP)4, 8, (12)Education Sciences Reform Act

*Being revised as part of the

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鈥檚 website by clicking .

Additionally, on Oregon鈥檚 Statewide Assessment System , you can also take practice tests to assess students鈥 mastery of Pregon鈥檚 content standards. 

Opt-Out Application

Oregon law (ORS 329.479) permits parents and adult students to annually opt-out of Oregon鈥檚 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.