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Grants Pass School District is committed to helping all students achieve grade level standards and expectations. Assessment data helps inform instructional practices and decisions. A variety of measures and types helps to provide the most comprehensive and useful information for planning effective instruction.  Assessment types include:

  • Formative Assessment – monitors student learning to provide ongoing feedback
  • Interim Assessment – evaluates where a students is in their learning progress and helps determine if they are on track for performing well on future assessments
  • Summative Assessment – evaluates student learning at the end of an instructional unit by comparing it against some standard or benchmark.

Oregon's Statewide Assessment System (OSAS) currently includes summative assessments administered annually by subject matter and grade. Pursuant to federal and state accountability requirements, Oregon public schools test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8 & 11 and science in grades 5, 8, & 11. Additional required assessments include an English language proficiency assessment for English learners (ELs) and the Oregon Extended Assessment for students with significant cognitive disabilities.

In addition to statewide assessments, GPSD7 participates in a variety of other assessments.  Please see the district assessment calendar and contact your student’s school if you have any questions about a specific district assessment. 

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