• Summative


    Summative assessments are assessments of student learning.  They take place after instruction and measure the degree to which students are able to demonstrate their ability with educational content they have already learned.  Results from summative assessments can be used to measure students' proficiency with content, their readiness for the next level of content, and to evaluate the effectiveness of educational programs.

    Summative Assessment Description

    Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills


    The OAKS test is an online adaptive test of Oregon content standards in Reading, Math, Science and Social Science.  These tests are used as an indicator of students' proficiency with grade level content and are the basis of school accountability at the state and federal level.
    Smarter Balanced Assessment

    An online adaptive test of the Common Core State Standards to be used by multiple states.  This test replaced the OAKS assessments in 2014-15


    Oregon Department of Education (ODE) Test Administration Resources

    • Test Administration Manual
    • Oregon Accessibility Manual
    • Essential Skills Manual
    • Extended Assessment Manual
    • Test Administration User Guide
    • Training Materials


    Explore, Plan, and ACT tests

    A series of curriculum based tests which gauge readiness for college course work, provide studying recommendations and which are accepted by many major colleges.
    End of Course Assessments Teacher designed tests aligned to essential learnings from district level courses.  Primarily used to demonstrate student mastery of and readiness for Mathematic content.

    English Language Proficiency Assessment


    Measures the English language acquisition of students who are learning English as a second language.