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Essential Skills Graduation Requirement

Overview of Essential Skills

Essential Skills Resources

To support students, teachers, administrators, and parents learn what the expectations are for the Essential Skills requirement across K-12 curricula, ODE has provided additional links to administration resources, instructional planning resources, and data resources.

Assessment of Essential Skills Review Panel

The Assessment of Essential Skills Review Panel is charged with making recommendations on:

  • The phasing in of Essential Skills
  • The adoption of assessment options to measure students' proficiency in the approved Essential Skills
  • The achievement standards used to determine student eligibility for the high school diploma or the modified diploma.

The State Board of Education considers recommendations from AESRP, but is not obligated to adopt AESRP's recommendations. The State Board of Education may ask for additional information from AESRP, beyond the recommendation, or may ask AESRP for a general position.

ODE Recruitment - Essential Skills and Assessment of Essential Skills Review Panel

ODE is seeking current educators with assessment literacy to review the work conducted by ODE and make recommendations to the Oregon State Board of Education for approval of other standardized assessments and minimum proficiency scores to meet Oregon’s Essential Skills requirements (for secondary completion). Please complete the AESRP Recruitment Form by no later than August 30, 2019.

Please refer to the cover page on the recruitment form for additional information on AESRP member responsibilities, commitments, and estimated meeting dates for the 2019 -2020 instructional year, or contact Tony Bertrand, ELA Assessment Specialist.

AESRP Meeting Information

All meetings of the Assessment of Essential Skills Review Panel are open to the public and will conform to Oregon public meetings laws. The upcoming meeting schedule and materials from past meetings are posted online. Meeting notifications are emailed through the Assessment and Accountability Update Newsletter.

A request for an interpreter for the hearing impaired or for accommodations for people with disabilities should be made by email to Lacey Rhoades. Requests for accommodation should be made at least 48 hours in advance.

Meeting Date and Time

Friday, September 27th, 2019 from 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM: Register to attend.

  • Agenda - TBD
  • Meeting Minutes from May 17th, 2019 - Draft

AESRP Meetings

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