Each year the Oregon Department of Education releases an Annual Notice for Statewide Tests to inform parents about this important topic.
Why the tests are important
Statewide tests help provide educators and administrators with information about what educational approaches are working and where additional resources are needed.
Testing dates 2021-22
English language arts & math tests
- Grades 3-8: March 8—June 3, 2022
- Grades 9-12: January 11—June 3, 2022
30-day notice for statewide tests 2021-22
Parents are encouraged to read the 2021-22 Annual Notice for Statewide Tests to learn details and to stay informed.
Oregon law (ORS 329.479) permits parents and adult students to annually opt-out of Oregon’s statewide summative tests in English Language Arts and Math by submitting a form to the school the student attends. Schools will provide parents with the 2021-22 form at least 30 days prior to the start of testing.
Below please find forms for opting out or exempting your student(s) from state assessments. If parents/guardians wish to opt-out or exempt their student(s) from state testing, they must download, print, complete, and sign the form(s) and submit the form(s) to the school that their student(s) attends for the appropriate tests.
Facts to consider
Before submitting a form, please consider these facts:
- State assessments are a measure of student academic achievement related to state academic standards.
- State testing does not in any way negatively impact students regarding their regular academic achievement and/or work at school.
- Results from state assessment help teachers at your student(s) school improve their teaching practices.
- Results are used by school administrators to help teachers adjust instruction to better focus on student academic needs.
- Students do not “pass” or “fail” these assessments. They are simply a measure of academic achievement at specific grade levels to help inform instructional decision-making.