Oregon Student Assessments – What does “Proficient” Mean?

Oregon uses the Smarter Balanced assessments, and their website has lots of information about their scaled scoring methodology. Here's our attempt to make it as simple and straightforward as possible. For each grade level and subject area, scores are broken out into four ranges. They refer to these as "Levels", and here's a brief description of what they mean a student can demonstrate for each subject: Level 1: Minimal understanding of and...