Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS)
March 7, 2016
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.
Oregon Department of Education's resource page for local performance assessment requirement.
- 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 2014-15 school year and beyond: Full implementation of the Smarter Balanced Assessment for math and English language arts based on the Common Core State Standards.
For more information contact
at 800-578-6722 or via e-mail at
Assessing student achievement
Oregon's report card
Smarter Balanced Assessment