State of Oregon plans to ask for temporary pause in English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science testing

Every year in the spring, the U.S. Department of Education requires states to measure student learning by administering a set of tests in English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science.

In 2020-21, traditional schooling has been significantly disrupted by events like the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and an extreme wildfire season. Therefore, the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) plans to ask for a temporary pause in English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science testing.

You can access the Assessment Team’s Communication webpage to read the full version of ODE’s waiver request or watch a short video explaining the waiver request.

The public is welcome to comment on this planned waiver request between the dates of December 1-15, 2020. Please send your feedback, questions, or concerns to WaiverFeedback@ode.state.or.us.