Today, the Oregon Department of Education released results from the Oregon Statewide Assessment System’s (OSAS) spring 2023 assessment. Results show our students continue to outperform state averages.
The state summative tests include English Language Arts, Math, and Science. Students in grades 3-8 plus 11 participate in English language arts and math tests, and science assessments are given in grades 5, 8, and 11. The Oregon Department of Education Student Assessment webpage provides more information on the summative tests.
In addition to data from the STAR Reading and Math Assessment, results from OSAS help our district identify differences in student group outcomes and inform education planning and decision-making to prioritize funds, resources, and supports for our students.
“This data demonstrates we are still coming out of the pandemic recovery, and our students who are our youngest learners continue to need support,” said Superintendent Ryan Noss. “Staff across our district continue to support our students each and every day to make academic progress as we continue to move further from the pandemic.”
According to the Oregon Department of Education, statewide results show the impact of the pandemic on our students in Oregon and demonstrate the need for continued investment in accelerating learning in summer and after-school programs. The Corvallis School District participates in two programs that address after-school and summer learning and extended academics.
The Corvallis School District provides summer programming for students K-12, focused on students who are significantly behind in credits or completing COVID recovery services. In the summer of 2023, our district served over 300 students; over 73 credits were earned in High School credit recovery.
Our students who attended the summer program shared that it changed their outlook on the 2023-24 school year because they built relationships with staff that carried over into the next school year. Because of the Corvallis Public Schools Foundation’s support, we created more opportunities to help our students regain learning.
21st Century Grant
Corvallis School District is one of twenty-seven 21st Century Grant recipients in Oregon. For the next five years, our district has funding to focus on students who need academic support in reading and math in our Title 1 schools. Students will participate over a span of 12 weeks, receiving both academic and social-emotional supports. This funding also allows us to continue the program over the summer.