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Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS)

Oregon public schools test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8 and 11, and in science and social sciences in grades 5, 8, and 11. Additional assessments include the English Language Proficiency Assessment (ELPA) for our English learners (Els) and the Extended Assessment for our students with special needs. The state uses Smarter Balanced assessments in English language arts and math.

Merit’s language arts and math software programs correlate to the Oregon’s content and performance standards and can help students prepare for the State assessments. The content and format of Merit’s programs can help students develop and strengthen their test-taking skills as well as their reading, writing and math skills.

Merit reading software has been proven -- through rigorous, scientifically based research -- to increase both student reading comprehension and standardized test scores. Merit research study findings reveal that education software is an effective tool to improve test scores and academic performance.

Published: July 2015

Merit Software's programs address the specific areas covered on the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) .

Visit our Curriculum Correlations for Oregon.