BHSD School Board Addresses State Assessments During COVID

April 23, 2021


On Friday, April 16, the Brookings-Harbor School Board passed a resolution during a Special School Board meeting to make a one-year change of practice in mandatory state assessment administration. For the full text of the resolution click here.


Brookings-Harbor students will not participate in state testing this year unless parents request to have their child tested. By default, students will not participate in state assessments this year. If a family wants their student to participate in the Math, English Language Arts, or Science summative assessments typically assigned to their grade level, an opportunity will be provided. 


The State of Oregon sought a waiver from the US Department of Education for state assessments this year due to the impact of the pandemic and the limited opportunity for students to experience school on-site during the pandemic. If administered, state assessments can take up a significant amount of the remaining on-site class time for students that have returned in hybrid or expanded day schedules. Students could find themselves participating in hours of formal assessments despite the district’s efforts to maximize the amount of instructional time students will receive before the end of this academic year. The BHSD Board of Directors has made a commitment to maximizing in-person learning opportunities for students.


If you wish for your child to participate in Spring 2021 state testing, you may email or call the district office at or 541-469-7443 to make the request or fill out this online testing opt-in registration form. The deadline for Opt-In requests is 5 p.m. May 7. If you do not want your child to participate in state testing this school year, no further action is needed.