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Assessments

Standardized and classroom assessments provide students, teachers, and parents with information about how well a student is learning essential knowledge and skills in reading, writing, mathematics, and science. Data from these assessments also help teachers and administrators identify students who would benefit from additional or different learning opportunities, improve classroom instruction for students, identify areas of focus for school and district improvement efforts, and monitor progress toward the district goal of increasing academic achievement for every student.

Parents can view student assessment results through the parent portal, ParentVUE. What do my child’s ELA and Math scores mean?  For more information about assessments and scores, choose your child’s grade and test below:

View the District Testing calendar. Contact the individual school for actual testing dates.

Questions?

  • Jon Bridges - Administrator for Accountability 
  • Brian Sica ​- Administrator for Secondary Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment
  • Kayla Bell - Administrator for Elementary Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment

We invite you to learn more about the different assessments our students take by selecting one or more of the links below. Not all students will take all assessments listed. View each test for more information on which students may participate in the individual assessments.​

Grade Level Assessments

Kindergarten

EasyCBM

Test Window

  • Fall: Sept 3 - Dec 2
  • Winter: Dec 3 - Mar 31
  • Spring: Apr 1 - Jun 12
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General Information

Abo​ut easyCBM

Understanding​ the Assessment

Which grades take easyCBM?​

In Beaverton, all students in grades 1-8 participate in easyCBM. See the calendar above for testing windows. Contact your school for specific test dates.

What does easyCBM measure?​

easyCBM is a standardized test that measures phoneme segmenting, letter names, letter sounds, word reading, and passage reading.

English Language Proficiency Assessment

Test Window

January 7 - April 10, 2020

General Information

Proficiency Descriptors​

ELPA21 Cut Scores​​

Who takes ELPA21?​​

All students identified as English Language Learners (ELL) must take ELPA21, regardless of whether they have waived services. A score of "Proficient" can exit a student from the ELL program. Contact the Multilingual Department for more details.

What does ELPA21 measure?​

ELPA21 measures proficiency in English based on four areas: reading, writing, speaking, and listening.

Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS)

Test Window

2019: November

General Information

About ITBS

Who takes ITBS?​

In Beaverton, referred students in grades K-12 are tested. Contact your school for specific test dates.

What does ITBS measure?​

ITBS is a test that measures reading and math achievement.​

Independent Reading Level Assessment (IRLA)

Test Window

2018-19: Ongoing

General Information

About IRLA​

Which grades use IRLA?​

In Beaverton, teachers use the IRLA with K-5 students.

What does IRLA measure?​

IRLA is a tool used to coach and formatively assess reading levels of students.

Kindergarten Assessment

Test Window

September 3 - October 17, 2019

General Information

 

About the Kindergarten Assessment​​​​

Kindergarten Assessment Parent Brochure (​español​​)​​​

Who takes the Kindergarten Assessment?​

​Kindergarten students across the state of Oregon take the Kindergarten Assessment. See the calendar above for testing windows. Contact your school for specific test dates. This is a separate assessment from the BSD Kindergarten Assessment.​

What does the Kindergarten Assessment measure?​

The Kindergarten Assessment is composed of three measures: Early Literacy, Early Math, and Approaches to Learning​.​​​

Private and Home School Students

Private school and home school students who receive instruction in tested subjects at Oregon public schools are required to take the Oregon statewide assessment in those subjects. Private and homeschool students who do not receive instruction in a subject are exempt from taking the Oregon statewide assessment in that subject.​

The District is offering Oreg​on statewide assessment tests for home school students at our central office, in the IT training lab, on Friday April 24, 2020 (8:30am - 4pm). If you would like to have your student attend, please contact Kay Jenkins (503.356.4594) to make arrangements. Seating is limited and a ten-day notice is required so students can have a valid state ID number available before testing.  ​

Grades 3-5

CogAt

Test Window

Screener: October 2019

General Information

Abo​ut CogAt​

Who takes CogAt?

​In Beaverton, students are screened in grades 3 and 5. Contact your school for specific test dates.

What does CogAt measure?​

CogAt is an ability test that measures Verbal, Quantitative, and Nonverbal reasoning.

easyCBM

Test Windows

  • Fall: September 3 - December 2, 2019
  • Winter: December 3 - Mar 3, 2020
  • Spring: April 1 - June 12, 2020

easyCBM​ login​

General Information

About easyCBM​​​

Understanding​ the Assessment

Which grades take easyCBM?​

In Beaverton, all students in grades 1-8 participate in easyCBM. See the calendar above for testing windows. Contact your school for specific test dates.

What does easyCBM measure?​

easyCBM is a standardized test that measures phoneme segmenting, letter names, letter sounds, word reading, and passage reading.

English Language Proficiency Assessment

Test Window

January 7 - April 10, 2020

General Information

​Proficiency Descriptors​

ELPA21 Cut Scores​​

Who takes ELPA21?​​

All students identified as English Language Learners (ELL) must take ELPA21, regardless of whether they have waived services. A score of "Proficient" can exit a student from the ELL program. Contact the Multilingual Department for more details.​

What does ELPA21 measure?​

ELPA21 measures proficiency in English based on four areas: reading, writing, speaking, and listening.

Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS)

Test Window

November 2019

General Information

About IT​BS​

Who takes ITBS?​

In Beaverton, referred students in grades K-12 are tested. Contact your school for specific test dates.

What does ITBS measure?​

ITBS is a test that measures reading and math achievement.​

Independent Reading Level Assessment (IRLA)

Test Window

2019-20: Ongoing

General Information

About IRLA​

Which grades use IRLA?​

In Beaverton, teachers use the IRLA with K-5 students.

What does IRLA measure?​

IRLA is a tool used to coach and formatively assess reading levels of students.

Oregon State Assessments

​​​Test Window​s

Language Arts (ELA) & Math: March 12 - June 5, 2020
Extended ELA: March 12 - June 5, 2020
Extended Math: March 12 - June 5, 2020
Science: January 7 - June 5, 2020
 

Contact your school for specific test dates.​

General Information


Test Administration Resources​

Frequently Asked Questions (español​​)​

About Oregon State Assessments​

Scoring

Which grades take Oregon State Assessments?​

The state of Oregon determines required assessments for different K-12 grade levels. Contact your school for specific test dates.

*Requires specific student eligibility

What are the assessments?​

View more information on the assessments through their linked pages.

Grades 6-8

CogAt

Test Window

Screener: October 2019

General Information

Abo​ut CogAt​

Who takes CogAt?

​In Beaverton, students are screened in grades 3 and 5. Contact your school for specific test dates.

What does CogAt measure?​

CogAt is an ability test that measures Verbal, Quantitative, and Nonverbal reasoning.

College Readiness Testing

Test Window

November

General Information

​​​​Understanding Your PreACT 8/9 Scores (Español​​) - Coming soon

Who takes Preact 8/9?

​In Beaverton, students in grades 8 take the PreACT 8/9.

What does Preact 8/9 measure?​

What do college readiness assessments measure?​

College readiness assessments measure both what is learned in school and what is needed to succeed in college.

PreACT 8/9 measures English, math, reading, and science.

English Language Proficiency Assessment

Test Window

January 7 - April 10, 2020

General Information

​Proficiency Descriptors​

ELPA21 Cut Scores​​

Who takes ELPA21?​​

All students identified as English Language Learners (ELL) must take ELPA21, regardless of whether they have waived services. A score of "Proficient" can exit a student from the ELL program. Contact the Multilingual Department for more details.​

What does ELPA21 measure?​

ELPA21 measures proficiency in English based on four areas: reading, writing, speaking, and listening.

Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS)

Test Window

November 2019

General Information

About IT​BS​

Who takes ITBS?​

In Beaverton, referred students in grades K-12 are tested. Contact your school for specific test dates.

What does ITBS measure?​

ITBS is a test that measures reading and math achievement.​

Oregon State Assessments

​​​Test Window​s

Language Arts (ELA) & Math: March 12 - June 5, 2020
Extended ELA: March 12- June 5, 2020
Extended Math: March 12 - June 5, 2020
Science: January 7 - June 5, 2020
 

Contact your school for specific test dates.​

General Information


Test Administration Resources​

Frequently Asked Questions (español​​)​

About Oregon State Assessments​

Scoring

Which grades take Oregon State Assessments?​

The state of Oregon determines required assessments for different K-12 grade levels. Contact your school for specific test dates.

*Requires specific student eligibility

What are the assessments?​

View more information on the assessments through their linked pages.

Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study

TIMSS is an international study on mathematics and science achievement through the National Center for Education Statistics.

General Information

TIMSS 2019 Schedule and Plans

Who takes TIMSS?

Students in grade 8 at selected schools.

what does TIMSS measure?

TIMSS measures mathematics and science achievement.

Grades 1 and 2

English Language Proficiency Assessment

Test Window

January 7 - April 10, 2020

General Information

​Proficiency Descriptors​

ELPA21 Cut Scores​​

Who takes ELPA21?​​

All students identified as English Language Learners (ELL) must take ELPA21, regardless of whether they have waived services. A score of "Proficient" can exit a student from the ELL program. Contact the Multilingual Department for more details.​

What does ELPA21 measure?​

ELPA21 measures proficiency in English based on four areas: reading, writing, speaking, and listening.

easyCBM

Test Windows

  • Fall: September 3 - December 2, 2019
  • Winter: December 3 - March 31, 2020
  • Spring: April 1 - June 12, 2020

easyCBM​ login​

General Information

About easyCBM​​​

Understanding​ the Assessment

Which grades take easyCBM?​

In Beaverton, all students in grades 1-8 participate in easyCBM. See the calendar above for testing windows. Contact your school for specific test dates.

What does easyCBM measure?​

easyCBM is a standardized test that measures phoneme segmenting, letter names, letter sounds, word reading, and passage reading.

Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS)

Test Window

November 2019

General Information

About IT​BS​

Who takes ITBS?​

In Beaverton, referred students in grades K-12 are tested. Contact your school for specific test dates.

What does ITBS measure?​

ITBS is a test that measures reading and math achievement.​

Independent Reading Level Assessment (IRLA)

Test Window

2019-20: Ongoing

General Information

About IRLA​

Which grades use IRLA?​

In Beaverton, teachers use the IRLA with K-5 students.

What does IRLA measure?​

IRLA is a tool used to coach and formatively assess reading levels of students.

Grades 9-12

CogAt

Test Window

Screener: October

General Information

Abo​ut CogAt​

Who takes CogAt?

​In Beaverton, students are screened in grades 3 and 5. Contact your school for specific test dates.

What does CogAt measure?​

CogAt is an ability test that measures Verbal, Quantitative, and Nonverbal reasoning.

College Readiness Testing

Test Window

Pre-ACT, and ACT: Feb 25, 2020

SAT: View the national test calendar​

General Information

Using Your PreACT Results (Español​​)

ACT - General information​​​​

SAT - General information​​

College Board - General information

 

Who takes college readiness assessments?

  • Grade 8 takes the Pre-ACT
  • Grade 10 takes the Pre-ACT
  • Grade 11 takes the ACT
  • High school students may opt to take the SAT. Watch a video on when to take the SAT​.
  • Aspire is no longer offered in the 2019-20 school year

What do college readiness assessments measure?​

College readiness assessments measure both what is learned in school and what is needed to succeed in college.

PSAT 8/9 measures reading, writing and language, and math.

Pre-ACT measures English, math, reading, and science, and includes information on plans and goals after high school as well as college readiness skills.

ACT measures what you have learned in English, math, reading, and science.

English Language Proficiency Assessment

Test Window

January 7 - April 10, 2020

General Information

​Proficiency Descriptors​

ELPA21 Cut Scores​​

Who takes ELPA21?​​

All students identified as English Language Learners (ELL) must take ELPA21, regardless of whether they have waived services. A score of "Proficient" can exit a student from the ELL program. Contact the Multilingual Department for more details.​

What does ELPA21 measure?​

ELPA21 measures proficiency in English based on four areas: reading, writing, speaking, and listening.

Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS)

Test Window

November

General Information

About IT​BS​

Who takes ITBS?​

In Beaverton, referred students in grades K-12 are tested. Contact your school for specific test dates.

What does ITBS measure?​

ITBS is a test that measures reading and math achievement.​

Oregon State Assessments

​​​Test Window​s

Language Arts (ELA) & Math: January 7 - June 5, 2020
Extended ELA: January 7- June 5, 2019
Extended Math: January 7- June 5, 2019
Science: January 7 - June 5, 2020
 

Contact your school for specific test dates.​

General Information


Test Administration Resources​

Frequently Asked Questions (español​​)​

About Oregon State Assessments​

Scoring

Which grades take Oregon State Assessments?​

The state of Oregon determines required assessments for different K-12 grade levels. Contact your school for specific test dates. Students in grade 11 may meet their Essential Skills through Oregon State Assessments. Students in grade 12 have the opportunity to re-test to meet Essential Skills.​

*Requires specific student eligibility

What are the assessments?​

View more information on the assessments through their linked pages.