Oregon Statewide Assessments System (OSAS)
At HCCS our students take state assessments at the end of the year to show their cumulative knowledge and learning. In 3rd through 8th grade, students take two English Language Arts state assessments and two Math state assessments at the end of each school year. While 5th and 8th-grade students also take a state science assessment. These assessments are done through the Oregon Statewide Assessments System (OSAS).
How are OSAS tests different from old tests?
Oregon is part of a team of states working together voluntarily to develop K12 assessments in English language arts/literacy and mathematics aligned to Oregon’s Common Core State Standards. In 2014-15 Oregon transitioned from the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to the Oregon Statewide Assessment System (OSAS), which is based on Smarter Balanced Assessment for English Language Arts and Mathematics in grades 3 to 8 and 11. The state continued to transition away from OAKS with its Science assessment in 2018-19 when it began using the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) for 5th, 8th, and 11th grade.
- Aligned to more challenging standards (common core), that better measure what skills and knowledge our students need to be successful.
- Test questions come in many different forms, and allow students to interact with graphs and type in their own responses in addition to selecting answers from traditional multiple-choice lists.
- Essay questions ask students to use evidence from multiple sources of texts to create their arguments and explain their reasoning.
- Developed with experts to include tools and supports that address visual, auditory, and physical access barriers, Smarter Balanced tests are designed to meet the needs of all students.
- The tests are not timed so your child can take as long as he or she needs to fully demonstrate what he or she knows and can do.
Learn more about Oregon Statewide Assessments HERE
The OSAS Practice Tests are available online and represent what is expected to be the full length and rigor of the operational assessments. These are available to anyone to become familiar with the format, tools, and rigor for each grade level and type of test. No score is given at the completion of the practice test.
Access OSAS Practice Tests HERE
LEVEL DESCRIPTORS for OSAS Tests
Achievement of level 3 or higher demonstrates proficiency on the English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science assessments.
Level 4 – The student demonstrates a thorough understanding of the content and skills being measured by the assessment
Level 3 – The student demonstrates an adequate understanding of the content and skills being measured by the assessment
Level 2 – The student demonstrates a partial understanding of the content and skills being measured by the assessment
Level 1 – The student demonstrates a minimal understanding of the content and skills being measured by the assessment
The Oregon Department of Education has provided this document to show the achievement standards for Oregon’s Statewide Assessments by content area, grade level, and benchmark. To better understand what these levels mean regarding student skills and abilities, please reference the level descriptors.
Accessing Test Scores & Testing History in ParentVue
All test scores for state-wide assessments (OSAS) can be found in ParentVue. There are also scores available to view in ParentVue for PSAT 8/9, CogAT, CogAT screeners, and other various assessments.
You can log in to ParentVue from any computer, or mobile device, or through the ParentVue app. The easiest way to view test results is on a desktop or laptop computer.
Note: When viewing OSAS Scores in ParentVue look at the level of the Total score for each Subject. For example, students take two OSAS tests for English, the ELA CAT (English Language Arts Computer Adaptive Test) and the ELA PT (English Language Arts Performance Task), one is meant to assess reading skills and the other focuses on writing and both scores are compiled for their overall score. The total score is the one that schools and states view and utilize for data collection.
To access ParentVue:
Navigate to the ParentVUE Account Access link here. If this is your first time logging into ParentVUE, you will need to select Activate Account and set up your account using your unique Activation Key (if you didn’t receive your activation code or misplaced it, please reach out to your school). Otherwise, please log in by entering your User Name and Password and selecting Login. Note that you may also download the ParentVUE App to access ParentVUE from your mobile device under the Activate Account/Reset Password section.
From a computer, you will see options on the left side of the screen. Scroll down to the “Test History” option. From the Test History page, you will see all of the state and national tests your student has taken at Hope Chinese Charter School. Some out-of-district scores may also be available.
Click on a specific test section to reveal a horizontal scroll bar which will allow you to see columns to the right of the columns that are displayed. Click and drag on the scroll bar to navigate horizontally. You can also use the left and right arrow keys on your keyboard to navigate horizontally.
If you log in via a browser on a mobile device it will be hard to view, but similar navigation to a computer.
Logging in through the mobile app, select the “Test History” page, you will see all of the state and national tests your student has taken at Hope Chinese Charter School. Some out-of-district scores may also be available.
Click on a specific test section to reveal a horizontal scroll bar which will allow you to see columns to the right of the columns that are displayed. Navigate the scroll bars by moving your finger to the left or right.