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30 day Notice for Statewide Testing

Posted on: January 30, 2020

Parents or Guardians,

All junior (11th grade) students will be administered the OAKS Science and English Language Arts/Math Smarter Balanced Statewide tests this spring. The OAKS Science will be administered in March, while the Math and English Language Arts will be given in April.

Oregon’s State Test:

  • Challenge students to think critically and apply their knowledge and skills to real-world problems.
  • Test questions go beyong multiple-choice and allow students to explain their answers using short responses.
  • Tests are aligned to higher standards that will measure what students know and are able to do.
  • Your student’s participation is important – they give educators and administrators valuable information about what educational approaches are working and where additional resources are needed.
  • Offer each student the opportunity to meet graduation requirements (essential skills) in reading, writing, and math.

Stay Informed

To learn more about what your student should know and be able to do on State tests, please go to &

To view sample test questions:

To read more about your students test results:

House Bill 2655 permits parents and adults to annual opt-out of Oregon’s statewide summative tests in English Language Arts and Math by submitting a form to South Albany High School, Attn: Julie Foster-Teeter. The opt-out form can be found on the Greater Albany Pubic School website.

Please contact Bryce Bennett, Counselor or Julie Foster-Teeter, Assistant Principal at South Albany HIgh School if you have any questions about state testing, (541) 967-4522.

Click HERE for a Spanish copy of the Testing Information.