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Mathematics Assessment

Purpose

Oregon's Statewide Mathematics Assessments include summative computer-adaptive tests and interim assessment blocks for students in grades 3-8 and high school, and local performance assessments designed to elicit student evidence of the Standards for Mathematical Practice.

Assessments

  • Oregon Mathematics Assessment Claim, Target, and Standards Crosswalk

    These documents align the Oregon Mathematics Assessment claims and targets with the Oregon CCSS - Mathematics standards. The claims and targets can be used to design classroom lessons and district assessments. In a​ddition, the document provides Claim Achievement Level Descriptors and serves as a guide in understanding the Oregon Mathematics Assessment reports.

    Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, High School​

  • The following website provides interactive connections between Oregon Math Standards and assessment Claims and Targets. Additional resources are located within the website: accessibility guidelines, scoring rubrics, and more. For more information on navigating and using the website, please refer to the following Smarter Content Explorer video​.

  • ​​ Assessment Resources Use Chart​
  • This document provides a side-by-side comparison of training tests, practice tests, and interim assessments to help teachers decide which tool best fits their needs.​​

  • Oregon’s Mathemat​ics Assessment – Achievement/Performance Standards​

    Reference document shows the achievement standards for Oregon’s Statewide Assessments by content area and grade/ benchmark level.

  • Understanding Proficiency: Performance Tasks

    Resources to help educators develop a deeper understanding of the Oregon Common Core State Standards by analyzing student work on performance tasks. Central to these resources are samples of real student work on sample ELA and Math performance tasks.

  • Understanding Student Scores
  • Interactive site to help describe achievement levels and claims based on a student’s overall scores

    The reports on this page display the percent of students meeting or exceeding the achievement standards that were in place during the academic year the results are reported.

  • Assessment Results

    The reports on this page display the percent of students meeting or exceeding the achievement standards that were in place during the academic year the results are reported.

  • Development and Design

    Content and Item Specifications translate Oregon’s mathematics standards into assessment frameworks and evidence.

  • Mathematics Construct-Relevant Vocabulary

    Quick reference document that includes the construct relevant vocabulary for grades 3-8 and high school, sourced from the Claim 1 item specifications.

  • Accessing Target Reports

    Target reports show the performance of groups of students on grade-level targets compared to proficiency, as well as which of these targets are relative strengths and weaknesses.

  • Oregon Mathematics Performance Task Scoring Rubrics

    Includes Performance Task Scoring Rubrics for the purpose of Oregon’s Mathematics Assessment.

    ​​​​4 Point Item Rubric3 Point Item Rubric2 Point Item Rubric,1 Point Item Rubric



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  • ​​​Achievement Standards​ (cut scores)
  • This reference document shows the achievement standards for Oregon’s Statewide Assessments by content are and grade/benchmark level.

​Sample and Training Tests provide students and teachers with a preview of test questions.
This site provides examples of test questions used on the Oregon Summative Assessment in English language arts and mathematics. Teachers, parents, students, administrators, and policymakers can experience these test items just as students encounter them.

These samples are not intended to be used as practice tests, but educators can use them to better understand how the Oregon Summative Assessment measures college- and career-ready content.




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​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, and 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.

Essential Skills and Local Performance Assessment Manual
This reference document describes the requirements for Local Performance Assessment administration.

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

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Communication

  • Smarter Balanced Educator Recruitment

    The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (Smarter Balanced) is recruiting qualified educators to support assessment activities in 2021-22. Smarter Balanced is recruiting for four educator activities, and are planning for all to occur virtually. The time commitment will vary for each event, and educators will be compensated for participation. This is an ideal opportunity for educators who wish to learn more about assessment design and content development.

    • July 2021: English/Language Arts Item Review for Content, Fairness, and Accessibility
    • October 2021: Mathematics Item Review for Content, Fairness, and Accessibility
    • October 2021: English/Language Arts Passage Review
    • January 2022: Mathematics Achievement Level Descriptor (ALD) Review

      Interested educators can apply here by May 3, 2021.Please review the recruitment letter for full details. For more information, contact Tony Bertrand, ELA and Social Sciences Assessment Specialist, or Andrew Byerley, Math Assessment Specialist.
  • Register for the Oregon Math Educator Update​, a periodic newsletter sent by the Oregon Department of Education, to get regular updates and links to math opportunities in our state.

Professional Learning

  • ​Understanding Proficiency: Performance Tasks 
  • Resources to help educators develop a deeper understanding of the Oregon Common Core State Standards by analyzing student work on performance tasks. Central to these resources are samples of real student work on sample ELA and Math performance tasks. ​
  • ​ ​Assessment Professional Learning
  • Resources to help educators and administrators gain assessment literacy and hone their practice within a balanced assessment system.

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The Oregon Math Leaders Network is a community of math practitioners who work together to implement and support math teaching and learning in Oregon. Participants include teacher leaders, TOSAs, program administrators, college faculty, and math community partners. If you identify as a math leader, you are! We support each other personally and professionally by asking critical questions, collaborating on problems of practice, and sharing our work. 

Because this network spans the state, the topics of our collaboration will generally be driven by district needs. Examples of such activities include:

  • Professional learning opportunities, for both teachers and administrators.
  • Curating and sharing promising resources and effective strategies.
  • Support for evaluation and implementation of instructional materials.
  • Support for building-level activities such as lesson study groups and one-on-one discussions.
  • Networking with other math leaders across Oregon.

For the 2020-21 school year, the network plans to meet virtually on the 2nd Thursday of each month.

In addition to the monthly meetings, the Network will have the opportunity to participate in occasional “special events” such as professional learning opportunities and guest speakers. Opportunities to register for these special events will be advertised through the Oregon Math Leaders Network as well as the Oregon Math Educator Update newsletter.​


For more information about Oregon's Mathematics Assessment, please contact Andy Byerley at 503-947-5832.

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