Starting Smarter

Free Education Resources for Parents in Oregon

No one knows your child or their needs more than you. With Starting Smarter, you now have access to information about your child’s education that goes beyond just grades. You can use our test score reports to see the areas your child is excelling and where they can improve. All of this can begin a conversation with your child’s teacher about offering better learning support at home and all year long.

Understanding the Score Report and Areas

It’s natural for every student to have academic strengths as well as areas where they may need more support and improvement. The tests your child takes are meant to measure the most important skills in each subject. For all tests, we break down the score reports into different performance areas—like reading and problem solving—to identify where your child is excelling or needs more support.

Check out the Test Questions

Enter your child’s subject, grade, and area from the score report to get descriptions of the skills and sample test questions in each performance area.

Additional Free Resources Available to Support Your Child's Learning

Use this information to have a meaningful conversation with your child’s teacher about the skills and content in the grade level and to support your child’s learning at home.

  • Check out the test in action

    Visit the Oregon practice test to try out live, interactive questions and the testing features students can use.

  • Guide to Parent Teacher Conferences

    This helpful “Guide to a Meaningful Parent Teacher Conference” includes a list of questions to discuss with the teacher about your child’s classroom performance, academic progress and more.

  • Be a Learning Hero!

    Visit the Learning Heroes website to find resources and tools to help your child thrive in school.