Assessments provide educators with valuable information needed to make decisions and plan effective instruction to help students stay on track to meet grade level skills and content standards as outlined by the state of Oregon.
Oregon’s statewide assessment system (OSAS) includes summative annual tests administered by subject and grade. Oregon public schools currently test students in Mathematics and English/Language Arts in grades 3-8 and grade 11, and in Science in grades 5, 8, and 11. For more information about these assessments, please visit the Smarter Balanced website. Additional required assessments include an extended assessment for students with special needs, an English language proficiency assessment for English learners, and an assessment to evaluate incoming Kindergarten students’ skills in approaches to learning as well as early literacy and math.
In addition to statewide assessments, CSD participates in other assessments including national programs like the PSAT as well as formative and interim assessments that provide students with feedback on their academic progress. Please contact your student’s school or the Director of Student Services if you have questions about any specific assessments.
Parents, guardians, and adult students can choose to opt out of the OSAS Math and English Language Arts assessments. Information about the testing windows and opt-out forms can be found below.
Annual Notice for Statewide Tests |
Notificación Anual Sobre los Exámenes Estatales
Director of Student Services
30-Day Notice for Oregon’s Statewide Assessments in English Language Arts and Mathematics & Opt-Out Form - English
Annual Notice for Oregon’s Statewide Summative Assessments in English Language Arts and Mathematics - English
Aviso de 30 días para evaluaciones estatales de Oregón en Artes del Lenguaje Inglés y Matemáticas / Formulario de exclusión anual de OSAS - Spanish
Aviso anual para evaluaciones sumativas estatales de Oregón en Artes del Lenguaje Inglés y Matemáticas - Spanish
OAR 581-021-0009: Exemptions allows parents to request that their student be exempted from testing based on disability or religion. Unlike the opt-out process for Math and ELA, parent requests for exemption for all other tests must satisfy the following conditions:
- Be submitted in writing to the district (there is no standardized form)
- Include reasons for request (disability or religion)
- Propose an alternative learning activity for the student
- Is subject to district review and determination whether to approve
|Assessment||Opt-Out or Parent Request for Exemption|
|ELA / Math (Online & Extended Formats)||Opt-out|
|Science (Online & Extended Formats) / ELPA Summative, Screener, and Alt ELPA||Parent request for exemption|