Statewide assessment communication from Colt Gill, Director of Oregon Department of Education
This year, school has been significantly disrupted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and other factors. In response, ODE asked the United States Department of Education for a temporary pause (also known as a “waiver”) in English Language Arts (ELA) and Math testing. A pause is also being requested for science testing, but science testing is not subject to this opt-out rule.
• If this waiver request is approved, then statewide ELA and Math testing will not happen
this year, and there will be no need for parents to submit opt-out forms to their child’s
• If the waiver request is not approved, test windows will open on April 13, 2021.
ODE will update your district regularly with news about the waiver.