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State Assessments

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In 2014-15 Oregon transitions from the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to the Smarter Balanced Assessment for English language arts and Mathematics. This common assessment will be administered in 25 states and is designed to measure student proficiency with the Common Core State Standards.

OAKS/SMARTER Balance Resource Links

Credit: North Clackamas School District 

General Resources


Performance Tasks

Performance Tasks


SBAC Practice Tests

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ODE New Draft Writing Rubric for High School

More aligned to SBAC

Not to be used for Essential Skills


Sample Questions


Create Your Own Performance Task

Step-by-step instructions on creating a classroom performance task. Credit: PPS


ODE SBAC Resources


Sample Performance Tasks

Scroll down past the classroom activities


Achieve the Core Tasks for Math


SBAC Website






SBAC Anchor Papers by Grade Level


Achieve the Core Tasks for ELA