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May 2022 KA Redesign Update

The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) and Oregon Early Learning Division (ELD) are collaborating with communities across the state to redesign the Oregon Kindergarten Assessment (OKA). The redesigned tool will be culturally responsive and foster a safe and supportive environment in which Oregon’s young children and families can learn and thrive.

On May 19, ODE and ELD presented the initial plan for developing a redesigned tool, “Early Learning Transition Check-In: A Collaborative Engagement with Community,” to the Oregon State Board of Education.

While planning for this redesign with our early learning assessment Advisory Panel, ODE and ELD determined that a statewide implementation was not feasible in Fall 2022. In Fall 2022, ODE and ELD will pilot family interviews with five to 10 schools that represent different regions of our state and also match our diverse student population. Both families and school staff will be invited to join listening sessions to provide essential feedback for the redesigned assessment tool.

District test coordinators and ESD partners assisted with gathering volunteer schools. Selected schools will be confirmed by May 27, 2022. ODE will directly be in communication with districts and schools that will participate and will be sharing training information with those confirmed participants. Early literacy, early math and approaches to learning will not be part of the family interviews.

For more information, visit Early Learning Division’s website.

Questions? Email to learn more.


Interpretive Guidance


These reports show the school, district, and state level results from the Oregon Kindergarten Assessment.

The Look-Back report is an update to the Kindergarten Assessment Results and includes disaggregated student results for three additional student groups: Economically Disadvantaged students, Limited English Proficient students, and Students with Disabilities. Data aggregation is based on Third Period Cumulative ADM Collections (data verified in August of the following year). This report also contains the previously-reported disaggregated data by student gender and ethnicity.