OAKS Testing Results!

Our third and fourth graders did phenomenally well on state tests for reading and math this year! We are excited to share this news and celebrate with our students and families.

ALL of our third graders and 88% of our fourth graders met or exceeded the standards for both reading and math.  This tells us that our students have great skills in the concepts of reading comprehension and math.  This indicates excellent growth and we couldn’t be more thrilled.

Our fourth graders also submitted writing samples for state assessment.  Writing is trickier because they are scored on a scale of 1 to 6; 1 being the lowest and 6 the highest. They are scored on their use of six writing traits:  word choice, ideas, organization, voice, sentence fluency, and conventions.  It is routinely difficult to score 4 or higher.  Of our eight 4th graders, two met, one nearly met, and five did not meet state standards.  All of our students scored three or higher, and we are not at all disappointed.

The writing process takes time and practice.  We are looking forward to next year.  Our students will have gone through the writing process numerous times and our expectation is that they will become at the very least proficient and, at best, exceed in their growth according to the state standards.

At Arco Iris, we don’t set state standards as our ceiling or limit; they are a guideline.  Our expectations for our children are much higher and they continue to thrive and work hard for us.  We are looking forward to what next year has to bring.  Our kids are the best and the brightest and are proving it through their incredible test scores! Here is a summary comparison of our students, Beaverton School District performance, and the State of Oregon:



 Arco Iris

% Meet or Exceed

 Beaverton SD

% Meet or Exceed


% Meet or Exceed

Reading – 3rd grade




Math – 3rd grade




Reading – 4th grade




Math – 4th grade




Writing – 4th grade




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