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.
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.
Contact the individual school for actual testing dates.
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.
Opt-Out Information for the Oregon Statewide Assessment System (OSAS)
In 2010, Oregon adopted higher K-12 standards in English Language Arts and Math to ensure all students move from grade to grade with the academic knowledge and skills necessary for success beyond high school. The state tests: challenge your child to think critically, go beyond multiple choice and ask your child to explain their answers, act as a snapshot of your child’s progress, and help us identify schools that need additional supports to ensure more students are meeting higher standards.
To opt-out of the Math or ELA assessment, please complete the form below. To best support school district planning, you are encouraged to submit this form to your child’s school by January 2023 - exact date TBD (for students in Grades 9-12) or February 2023 - exact date TBD (for students in Grades 3-8). For students who enroll after the statewide testing window begins, you are encouraged to submit the form within 2 weeks of enrollment. This form is only valid for the 2021-22 school year. Parents and adult students are required to submit an opt-out form annually should they wish to be exempted from statewide summative tests.
Frequently Asked Questions about the Opt-Out Decision - English
2022-23 30-day Notice and Opt-out Forms:
Exemption Information for OSAS Science and ELPA
Under Oregon Administrative Rule 581-022-1910, parents may request that their student be exempted from taking the Oregon State Assessment System (OSAS) Science and/or the English Language Proficiency Assessment (ELPA) to accommodate a student's disability or religious beliefs.
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 home school students who do not receive instruction in a subject are exempt from taking the Oregon statewide assessment in that subject.
This year, the Beaverton School District will offer Oregon statewide assessment tests for home school students on Thursday, April 13 and Friday, April 14. This opportunity is not available to private school students. Students must register by Monday, April 4.
If you would like to have your student attend, please contact Kristie Hauss 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.