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Opt Outs for Testing

2022-23 Annual Notice for Statewide Tests 

Oregon is committed to preparing every learner with academic knowledge and skills necessary for success beyond high school. Oregon’s statewide assessments in English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics are fully aligned to Oregon’s State Standards and provide students in grades 3-8 and 11, along with their families, one measure of academic achievement and growth.

  •  …are created by educators in Oregon and across several other states
  •  …challenge your child to think critically and apply their knowledge across a variety of contexts
  • …go beyond multiple choice and ask your child to explain their answers
  • …act as a snapshot of your child’s progress that may be considered along with other pieces of information to determine your child’s academic success …help schools and districts evaluate their systems of teaching and learning, as well as identify groups of students whose academic needs may not be adequately met
  • …help communities understand how well their public schools are performing
How long will it take my child to complete Oregon’s statewide assessments?
Most students complete their ELA assessment in 1.5 to 3 hours and their Mathematics assessment in 1 to 1.5 hours. Because there is no time limit on Oregon’s statewide assessments, your child can take as long as they need to fully demonstrate what they know and can do.
What do the results mean and where do I get my child’s results?
Assessment results identify your child’s strengths and areas for improvement in English Language Arts and Math. Each subject will be broken into categories and will show how well your child performed in each area. The assessments measure student learning on a scale that allows for comparisons across time. The Oregon Department of Education has set four achievement levels along this scale that generally describe student academic performance. Your child’s school will share your child’s scores with you at the end of the current school year or the beginning of the next to help support your child’s success as they move from grade to grade.
Why does my child’s participation matter?
While no single assessment can give a complete picture of your child’s progress, having your child take the statewide assessments provides educators and administrators with one source of information about what educational approaches are working and where additional resources may be needed. Your child’s participation is important to ensure schools and districts receive the targeted resources they need to help all students succeed.
When will my child take the test?
Your child’s school will determine the specific dates your child takes the assessments within the statewide testing window. The statewide testing windows for English Language Arts and Mathematics apply to the general and alternate statewide summative assessments.


Grades 3-8
03/07/2023 — 06/02/2023

Grades 9-12
01/10/2023 — 06/02/2023


Visit Oregon’s Starting Smarter webpage to learn more about what your child should know and be able to do in English Language Arts and Math, to view sample assessment questions, and to read more about your child’s test results. Contact your child’s teacher or school principal with questions.