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.