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Nationally Normed College Entrance Practice Test

ORS 329.488 directs ODE to provide a statewide opportunity for Oregon's 10th graders to access a nationally-normed college entrance practice exam. In previous years, ODE has contracted with the College Board for the PSAT administration; however, ODE's contract with the College Board expired on June 30, 2020 and cannot be renewed due to established procurment rules. The State Board of Education suspended this requirement for the 2020-21 school year given the impact of the pandemic. Consistent with state procurement requirements, ODE developed and published a Request for Proposals (RFP) on March 30, 2022 that will result in a new contract. Responses to the proposal are due from interested vendors by May 3, 2022. The process is open and competitive. ODE plans to have a contract in place for the 2022-23 school year. The terms set forth will require that test administration, including the date/time in which the assessment is provided in Oregon, will be defined by ODE to help ensure, to the degree that is feasible, that all students can access this opportunity if they choose.

Please contact Dan Farley, Director of Assessment, with any questions, recommendations, or concerns.