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Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS)

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The Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) is a standards-based test designed to show how students are performing against Oregon's academic content standards

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Oregon Department of Education's resource page for OAKS.

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 The what:

  • Standards-based test;
  • Five performance level ratings including exceeds, meets, nearly meets, low or very low;
  • The tests are adaptive which means the test determines the difficulty of the next item based on the item just answered.
  • In 2015, Smarter Balanced Assessment for math and English language arts (ELA) will replace OAKS testing for these content areas.

The when:

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For more information contact Peggy Holstedt at 800-578-6722 or via e-mail at pholstedt@osba.org.

Assessing student achievement

Oregon's report card

Smarter Balanced Assessment