When are students tested? 1
What subjects are tested? 1
Reading / Literature
What types of questions are used? 1
Extended written response
How are test results used? 1
Improvement of instruction
School performance reporting
What tests are used? 1
Reading and mathematics assessment (grades 3, 5, 8, 11)
Writing assessment (grades 5, 8, 10)
Science assessment (grades 5, 8, 10)
Mathematics problem-solving assessment (grades 5, 8, 10)
Are students with disabilities exempt? 2, 3
Exemptions given to students whose IEP or 504 teams determine they are unable to participate meaningfully in the statewide assessment even with accommodations or modifications.
What accommodations are available so
that students with disabilities can participate? 2
List of accommodations approved by state Department of Education (list is not exhaustive).
How are scores of students with disabilities
School, district, and statewide reports combine ("aggregate") scores of students with and without disabilities.
School, district, and statewide reports separate ("disaggregate") scores of students with disabilities taking the test under modified conditions.
1 Source: PEER Project Survey to expand and update information from Annual Survey of State Student Assessment Programs: Data on 1995-96 Statewide Student Assessment Programs. (Fall 1996). Council of Chief State School Officers.
2 Source: PEER Project review of state policy documents. Documents provided by the National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO). Information confirmed and updated by the PEER Project through direct communication with state officials.
3 NOTE: The IDEA Amendments of 1997 require that all students be included in statewide assessments.
Oregon Department of Education
Office of Special Education
255 Capitol Street Northeast
Salem, OR 97310-0203
Contact: Steve Johnson, Associate Superintendent of Special Education
Michael Dalton, Associate Superintendent, Office of Assessment and Evaluation
Oregon Parent Center on Disability
Oregon COPE Project
999 Locust St. NE
Salem, OR 97303
503-581-8156 Voice & TDD
Contact: Jill Crawford
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