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Local Performance Assessment Requirement

Overview

The purpose of the Local Performance Assessment Requirement is to ensure that Oregon students are afforded opportunities to learn and to receive feedback regarding their academic progress.

Requirement Description

In Oregon, the Local Performance Assessment Requirement states that school districts shall administer one or more performance assessment each year to all students in grades 3 through 8 and in high school in:
  • Mathematics
  • Scientific Inquiry
  • Speaking
  • Writing

Performance assessments must be a standardized measure (e.g., activity, exercise, problem, or work sample scored by a common scoring instrument, such as the official state scoring guides or another scoring guide adopted by the district) that is embedded in the school curriculum and evaluates the application of students’ knowledge and skills. Work Samples, scored using the official state scoring guide, are just one example of acceptable performance assessments. Districts have substantial flexibility when it comes to planning the performance assessments that will be used to fulfill this requirement.

In addition to the required areas, districts are encourage to consider administering local performance assessments in other skill areas as appropriate to the local curriculum. For instance, districts may choose to administer local performance assessments in any of the other areas, such as Social Science Analysis.

Manual

  • 2018-19 Essential Skills and Local Performance Assessment Manual
    Required reading for District Test Coordinators. It describes the requirements for Essential Skills assessment options, including requirements regarding development, administration, scoring of assessments. For Local Performance Assessment information, see section 2.0.

 

Scoring Guide and Feedback Forms

For local performance assessments, districts may locally develop scoring guidelines so that they can provide feedback to students, or they may use the state Scoring Guide.

Sample Tasks and Scored Student Work

Other Resources

Sample Prompts

Scoring Guides

For local performance assessments, districts may locally develop scoring guidelines so that they can provide feedback to students, or they may use the state Scoring Guide.

Supporting Documents

Scored Student Work

  • Student Work
    Student work scored using the state Scoring Guide

Resources

Sample Prompts

Scoring Guide and Resources

For local performance assessments, districts may locally develop scoring guidelines so that they can provide feedback to students, or they may use the state Scoring Guide.

Sample Prompts

Scoring Guides

For local performance assessments, districts may locally develop scoring guidelines so that they can provide feedback to students, or they may use the state Scoring Guide.

Scored Student Work

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Sample Prompts

Scoring Guides

For local performance assessments, districts may locally develop scoring guidelines so that they can provide feedback to students, or they may use the state Scoring Guide.

Additional Resources

One Specific Kind of Local Performance Assessment
 
Local Performance Assessment is a broad category that includes Work Samples. For over a decade, the term Work Samples has referred generally to Local Performance Assessments scored using the State Scoring Guide. In addition to this more general definition, Work Samples also have a more specific definition in the context of the Essential Skills graduation requirement. For Essential Skills purposes, Work Samples must be scored using the State Scoring Guides and must be developed, administered, and scored under strict conditions (described in the Essential Skills and Local Performance Assessment Manual).
For more information on the Work Sample requirements, please see the Essential Skills Assessment pages:

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