What is the Oregon Kindergarten Assessment?
Who takes it?
All kindergartners take the Oregon Kindergarten Assessment.
- Note: Children with Disabilities
As a parent/guardian of a child with a disability, you have unique needs related to your child’s individualized education and may require additional information about your rights as a parent/guardian, the assessment and IEP process, available services and programs, and accommodations during statewide assessment.
What does it measure?
The Oregon Kindergarten Assessment measures early literacy and early math skills, social-emotional development, approaches to learning, and self-regulation.
When is it administered?
The Oregon Kindergarten Assessment is administered September through mid October.
How is it administered?
- The test is given on paper.
- The test takes about 15 minutes to complete.
How are the results used?
The test is used by the state of Oregon to see how well the state is doing in supporting families and students to be ready for school. The test will also be used to see whether there are gaps in how different groups of students are prepared for Kindergarten.
Who requires it?
The Oregon Kindergarten Assessment is a state test required by the Oregon Department of Education.
What if I want to know more about this assessment?
- Frequently Asked Questions about the Oregon Kindergarten Assessment from the Early Learning Council
What if I don’t want my child to take this assessment?
School districts are required to send out the combined ODE-provided opt-out form and 30-day notice at least 30 days before testing begins. Parents wishing to opt out must sign and return form to their child’s school. Opt-out forms are only valid for the current school year. Kindergarten opt-out forms will be available at Kindergarten round-up in Spring and school registration week in August before the student begins Kindergarten.