State Testing Planned to Avoid Class Time
Testing scheduled outside of regular live class times • Parents may choose to participate or opt out • Please respond by April 30
Response Form: Participate or Opt Out • Español: Participar o Declinar
Public schools conduct state testing each year for students in grades 3–8 and 11. State tests measure students' proficiency in learning standards, and test results provide important information for parents, teachers, schools and districts.
State testing is different during the pandemic. Last spring, state tests were canceled, with a waiver from the federal government. This spring, testing will be reduced.
Oregon schools will give about half the usual number of tests this spring. Most grades will have tests in just one subject. Each test will be much shorter than usual.
4J schools will conduct state testing on Wednesdays in May, outside of regular class times. To avoid taking up the limited time teachers have with students, testing will not be conducted during in-person hybrid learning time.
Students who participate in state testing will complete the tests on-site at school. School bus transportation and meals will be provided for participating students.
Families have three options:
• Complete state tests as scheduled
• Opt in to complete additional tests for other subjects
• Opt out and not complete state tests this year
Families are asked to respond by Friday, April 30 regarding their students in grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 11, so the district can plan for transportation and testing supports. (No response is needed for students in grades K, 1, 2, 9, 10 or 12, because there is no state testing for their grade.)
A note for high school students: Oregon’s graduation requirements for essential skills in reading, writing and math—which most students meet through state tests—have been suspended for 2020, 2021 and 2022. This year's 11th graders are exempted and do not need to complete state tests to meet diploma requirements.