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ODE releases statewide assessment results

Following two years of disruption caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) released results from the Oregon Statewide Assessment System’s spring 2022 summative assessments. 

“As expected, the pandemic had an impact on learning in Oregon and across the country,” ODE Director Colt Gill said. “We believe the framework is in place to be able to help Oregon’s students achieve.”

The results are a snapshot in time and reflect how student groups performed in three content areas: English language arts (ELA), mathematics and science. The ELA and mathematics assessments are given in grades 3-8 plus 11th grade; science assessments are given in grades 5, 8 and 11. The table below shows the percentage of students who were proficient in Spring 2022. 

The term “proficient” refers to the achievement level that students achieve and whether they are on track to be college and career ready once they graduate from high school. 

Students are considered proficient if they are at Level 3 or Level 4 on the English language arts (ELA), mathematics or science assessments.

The results do include some bright spots around the state, with several districts supporting student academic growth during the pandemic in specific areas. 

For example, some districts with high participation rates saw substantial academic growth for all students, students experiencing disabilities, students experiencing mobility and students who are federally identified as American Indian/Alaska Native, Black/African-American or Hispanic/Latino/a/x, in elementary mathematics between 2019 and 2022. 

“We have already seen assessment scores rising for students who have had more time back in onsite learning,” Gill said. “With the right support, caring educators and deep partnerships with families and community, our students will thrive.”

For more information on the statewide assessment scores, visit

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