Opt Outs for Testing
BHSD School Board Addresses State Assessments During COVID
INFORMATION AND FORMS AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH & SPANISH
To best support school district planning, you are encouraged to submit this form to your child’s school by April 6, 2021. For students who enroll after the statewide testing window begins on April 13, 2021, you are encouraged to submit the form within 2 weeks of enrollment. This form is only valid for the 2020-21 school year. Parents and adult students are required to submit an opt-out form annually should they wish to be exempted from statewide summative tests.
DESCRIPTION OF RIGHTS
House Bill 2655 permits parents and adult students* to annually opt-out of Oregon’s statewide summative tests in English language arts and mathematics by submitting this form to the school the student attends. The school shall provide any student who is exempted from a state test with supervised study time while other students are testing. Visit this link to learn more about House Bill 2655.
ALL STUDENTS GRADUATE PREPARED
In 2010, Oregon adopted higher K-12 standards in English language arts and mathematics to ensure that all students move from grade to grade with the academic knowledge and skills necessary for success beyond high school. We have adjusted the test blueprint for 2020-21 to allow for reliable estimation of student performance while decreasing the time that students spend testing. Please note that individual student reports will not be available for 2020-21.
OREGON’S STATE TESTS
- Help identify schools and districts that need additional supports to ensure more students are meeting higher standards
- Challenge students to think critically and apply their knowledge to real-world problems
- Use multiple item formats to ensure multiple means of accessing item content
STATEWIDE TESTING WINDOWS
- Grades 3-8 and High School English language arts & mathematics summative tests April 13 – June 11, 2021