State Testing Info and Opting Out

  • Opting out of testing (ELA and/or Math):

    Parents, legal guardians and adult students (18+) have the right to annually opt out of statewide assessments, if they choose, using the form below. The school is required to provide any student who is excused from a statewide ELA or math assessment with supervised student time while other students are testing. If you are unable to print the form, you can always pick one up at school.

    Requesting a Testing Exemption (Science and/or ELPA)

    Parents, legal guardians and adult students (age 18+) may request an exemption from taking the Science or English Language Proficiency Assessment (ELPA). OAR 581-021-009 allows parents, guardians or adult students to request an exemption from testing based on a student’s disability or religion. Unlike the opt-out process for Mathematics and English Language Arts, requests for exemptions for all other tests must satisfy the following conditions:

    • Be submitted in writing to the district (there is not a state standardized form)
    • Include reasons for the request (disability or religion)
    • Propose an alternative learning activity for the student
    • Subject to district review and determination whether to approve​

    Statewide assessment Fact Sheet and Opt-Out Form: