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Oregon test scores drop; snow, anti-test sentiment draw blame

Oregon students lost ground in reading, writing and math over the past year, new test scores indicate, and educators say the record number of snow days plus a culture of disdain for standardized tests help explain the drop. 46 more words

The Oregonian

Oregon reading, writing, math scores decline across the board

Oregon students lost ground in reading, writing and math over the past year, according to test results released Thursday.

Particularly in the elementary grades, fewer students achieved proficiency on end-of-year exams designed to show whether they are on track to be ready for college and the world of work. 12 more words

The Oregonian

Video: State assessment takeaways

Here are some of the key takeaways from the state assessments results released in Oregon on Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017.

Source: Video: State assessment takeaways

Statesman Journal

Oregon state school tests show high school improvements, drops overall

Oregon student test scores dropped in most grades with the exception of high school, according to a review of statewide data.

The state is in its third year administering the end-of the-year Smarter Balanced Assessment for English and Math, and Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills to students in grades 3 through 8 and juniors in high school. 11 more words

Statesman Journal

Students’ test scores dip in math, language; more opting out of testing

Students in the Eugene-Springfield area, for the most part, performed slightly worse on state-mandated Smarter ­Balanced and OAKS tests during the 2016-17 school year, compared with the year before, according to newly released state data. 16 more words

The Register-Guard

Oregon Standardized Test Scores Show Racial Gaps Remain

Student performance on mandatory standardized tests in the spring of 2017 showed little change compared with results from the last two years, according to results the Oregon Department of Education released Thursday. 13 more words

Dept. Of Education

Oregon reading, writing, math scores decline across the board

Oregon students lost ground in reading, writing and math over the past year. No grade level or racial group showed substantial improvement from 2016, and white students experienced the deepest setbacks. 12 more words

The Oregonian