Educators can use the resources on this page to support local assessment-related professional development efforts. The materials are arranged in the following manner: at the top of the page, resources that are general that can be used to support implementation of balanced assessments systems, including 1) formative assessment practices, 2) implementing and interpreting interim/benchmark assessments, and 3) using summative assessment results are provided using those labels; and, below those resources, you will find additional resources that are specific to a construct that is being measured, such as reading, writing, math, science, social sciences, or English language proficiency.
The full Oregon Formative Assessment for Students and Teachers (OFAST) course is a year’s worth of professional learning resources for use with a collaborative team.
- Formative Assessment for Use in a Professional Learning Community (PLC)
An introduction to formative assessment practices developed for use in an established PLC. These resources can also serve as an onramp for the full formative assessment course. Through implementing this professional learning, schools will build an initial understanding of the concepts that will be more deeply developed through the full formative assessment course (OFAST).
OFAST Project Overview
Explains the OFAST project and includes participating schools and description of professional learning experiences.
Central Linn SD 552, Central Linn Elementary School
Mapleton SD 32, Mapleton Elementary School
- Willamina SD 30J, Willamina Elementary School
- Lincoln County SD, Siletz Valley Schools
- Vernonia SD 47J, Vernonia Elementary School
- Jefferson County SD 509J, Warm Springs K-8 Academy
- Santiam Canyon SD 129J, Santiam Elementary School
- Oakridge SD 76, Oakridge Elementary School
- Lebanon Community SD 9, Multiple schools
- Local Performance Assessment Requirement
Description of the local performance assessment requirement with resources for Official State Scoring Guide use.
- Performance Assessment Resource Bank
Online bank of performance assessments and resources. Anyone in Oregon may sign up for an account in the Performance Assessment Resource Bank. Performance assessment grantees will be required to implement performance assessments from this bank.
- Quality Performance Assessment: A Guide for Schools and Districts
A set of practices and principles developed by Center for Collaborative Education for implementing performance assessment with technical quality wherein educators work together to align, design, and analyze performance assessments to increase student achievement and equity of outcomes.
PADS Project Overview
Explains the PADS project and includes participating schools and description of professional learning experiences.
Coos Bay SD 9, Millicoma Intermediate School
Pilot Rock SD 2, Pilot Rock High School
Portland SD 1J, Metropolitan Learning Center
Salem-Keizer SD 24J, North Salem High School
South Lane SD 45J3, Bohemia Elementary School
Springfield SD 19, Thurston High School
Yamhill-Carlton SD 1, Yamhill-Carlton Intermediate School
Feedback from 2014-15 Task Administration
Feedback from fifteen Oregon teachers who implemented performance assessments in 2014-15.
Required State Assessment
- Building Educator Assessment Literacy (BEAL)
The BEAL project focuses on the role of performance assessment in a balanced assessment system. Participants will collaboratively score student work from a Smarter Balanced performance task and reflect on how to respond to evidence of student learning generated by this task in ways that move student learning forward.
Resources to help educators develop a deeper understanding of the Common Core State Standards by analyzing student work on performance tasks. Central to these resources are samples of real student work on the Smarter Balanced Practice Test ELA/Literacy performance tasks.
Smarter Balanced Practice Tests
The Practice Tests allow teachers, students, parents, and the public to experience a Smarter Balanced test, including the performance task.
Professional learning resources developed by Berkeley Evaluation and Assessment Research Center for local use in building capacity to develop, score, and evaluate interim assessments.
English Language Proficiency Assessment
The following are a series of professional development modules intended to help educators understand the meaning, purpose, and application of current ELP standards. They were created by the joint efforts of CCSSO, ELPA21 Consortium, educator teams from Washington, Oregon and Iowa, and the Understanding Language Initiative at Stanford University. All rights reserved.
Professional modules dealing student progression in using academic language (both English Learners and general population) can be found under the Formative Assessment tab (Formative Assessment for Use in a Professional Learning Community).
Mathematical Essential Skills Work Samples
Workshop Materials for Mathematics Scoring Guide and Work Sample Development -- materials for facilitators to use in leading local trainings or for individual use (Professional Development)
An overarching goal of the Student-Centered Assessment Project is to provide resources to support high-quality local assessment practices that can be freely used by any educator. Resources developed through this project can be freely shared, including a royalty-free license to use, reproduce, and distribute copies.