Oregon Essential Skills Required for Graduation
Essential Skills are not required for the Class of 2020 and 2021 due to ODE changes
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.
- Prior years’ options for demonstrating proficiency in the essential skills areas:
Options for Demonstrating Proficiency in the Essential Skills
- Oregon Diploma Requirements
- SBAC English Opt out Form 2019.20
- SBAC Spanish Opt out Form 2019.20