Common Core

Communication Resources for Parents

ODE is continually making important changes to Oregon's statewide testing system.  For the 2014-15  school year, ODE is replacing their previous state tests in reading, writing, and math with the new Smarter Balanced assessments in English language arts and math. They are also field testing ELPA21, a new assessment for their English language learners that is aligned to our state standards.

The resources below provide important information regarding these new assessments:


Communication Resources for Educators &
Test Administrators

Two key networks of professionals help the Oregon Department of Education make Oregon’s assessment efforts a success: district test coordinators and regional Education Service District (ESD) Assessment Support Partners.

To help keep everyone current with developments in the assessment system, please see below for additional assessment communications resources for school/district personnel.

* Assessment and Accountability Briefs 
Assessment and Accountability Update
Assessment and Accountability Numbered Memos
* District Test Coordinators