Oregon State Testing

Oregon Statewide Assessment Information
Posted on 08/15/2018
State Testing

Information For State Testing 2019-2020

North Marion Families,
Thank you for supporting your child during this year’s assessment window. We know that the state assessments are an important tool for helping our schools determine and address student needs. Here is a list of the assessment dates for each building, along with some helpful hints for supporting your student at home during the assessments. If you would like more information on our district assessment practices, or the Oregon Opt Out law, please contact our District Testing Coordinator at cherie.stroud@nmarion.k12.or.us or 503-678-7126.

2019-20 Statewide Assessments

Test Name

Tested Grades

State Testing Window

Smarter Balanced ELA and Math

Grades 3-8 and 11


OAKS Online-Science

Grades 5, 8, high school


ELPA 21- required for all students receiving ELD Services

All grades


Kindergarten Readiness Assessment (KRA)



PSAT- Preliminary SAT

All students in grade 10

Student choice in grade 11


North Marion Primary School


KRA for kindergarten

1/7 - 3/20

ELPA 21 for K-2nd Grade

North Marion Intermediate School

1/7 - 3/20

ELPA 21 for 3rd-5th Grade

4/6 - 4/10 ELA

5/4 - 5/8 Math

SBA ELA and Math for 4th

Science 4/20 - 4/22

NGSS Science 5th Grade

4/13 - 17 ELA

5/11 - 5/15 Math

SBA ELA and Math for 5th Grade

4/27 - 5/1 ELA

5/18 - 5/22 Math

SBA ELA and Math for 3rd Grade


All SBA Finishers

North Marion Middle School

3/1/19 - 3/20/19

ELPA 21 for 6th-8th Grade


SBA- English Language Arts and Math grades 6-8


NGSS Science


All SBA finishers

North Marion High School



1/7- 3/20

ELPA 21 for 9th-12th


SBA in Math Tri B students


SBA in ELA for Tri B students



NGSS  Science Assessment- 11th grade students only

Pull out for students not enrolled in a science class


SBA in ELA for Tri 3 and  ELA for Supported English Students


SBA in Math for Tri B & C students & College Algebra/Trig C students


SBA clean up for all students needing to complete tests

 Parent Tips: How to Help Your Child Prepare for Standardized Tests


Before the Test

Help your child in areas that are difficult for her If your child has struggled with a particular area or subject in the past, you may be able to help her overcome some of that difficulty by providing some extra practice. Many workbooks target test preparation by offering practice exercises

and questions like the ones students see on the test. Focus your practice on your child's weaknesses rather than her strengths so that she doesn't get bored with the exercises (Narang, 2008).

Give your child a chance to practice

If your child has trouble taking tests, try practicing test questions and studying new words. Your child's school or the library may have some samples to use. Keep the sessions short, and set small, manageable goals so that the extra practice boosts your child's confidence (Narang, 2008).

If you have concerns about the test or testing situation, talk with your child's teacher.

Discuss your concerns with the teacher and/or school administrator. If you're not satisfied with the outcome, however, you can reach out to some other organizations that monitor testing, including your local PTA, The National Center for Fair & Open Testing or the ERIC Clearinghouse on Assessment and Evaluation (Narang, 2008). If you believe that your child's difficulty with standardized tests may be the symptom of a problem such as a language or learning difficulty, speak with your child's teacher to learn if your child qualifies for any assessment accommodations.

On Test Day

Make sure your child gets a good night's sleep and eats a healthy breakfast Many teachers report that students who don't do well on tests haven't gotten enough sleep, and haven't eaten breakfast on the morning of the test. Doing both of these things will ensure that your child is working at full capacity (Narang, 2008).

Make sure your child is prepared

Some schools may supply the tools your child needs for the test, such as pencils, an eraser, paper, and a calculator. Others may require the students to bring those materials themselves. Check with your child's teacher to see if you need to provide your child with any of these materials. Also, check to see whether you child will be able to make up the test if she is sick on test day (Narang, 2008).

Remain positive  

Staying calm will help your child stay calm. If she gets nervous about the test or is likely to experience anxiety during the test, help her practice some relaxation techniques that she can try once she's taking the test (Narang, 2008).

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