Essential Skills

Oregon Essential Skills Required for Graduation

Essential Skills are not required for the Class of 2022, 2023 & 2024 due to ODE changes 

ODE Information

Students must demonstrate proficiency in identified essential skills.

  • Read and comprehend a variety of text.
    (Smarter Balanced score of 2515 or better)
  • Write clearly and accurately.
    (Smarter Balanced score of 2583 or better)
  • Apply mathematics in a variety of settings.
    (Smarter Balanced score of 2543 or better)

SBAC testing during students’ junior year is the primary way students meet the three essential skills. Below are the links to the ODE website which shows all ways students can meet essential skills including PSAT, SAT, work samples, etc. At LHS  students who have not yet met essential skills by the beginning of their senior year will be scheduled into elective lab classes (Language Arts Lab 12 or Essential Math Skills) where they will do work samples to meet essential skills.