|3/14/2012 2:38:00 PM|
|Reduced Testing Opportunities for 2012-2013|
On March 8, ODE staff presented the State Board of Education with a proposal to reduce the number of annual test opportunities for students in grades 3 - 8 starting in 2012-13. Based on feedback received from over 2,500 respondents, including Oregon teachers, test administrators, test coordinators, principals, superintendents, and parents, students in grades 3 - 8 would have two annual test opportunities starting next year (the 2012-2013 School Year) instead of three. Due to the Essential Skills graduation requirement, students in high school would continue to have three annual test opportunities.
ODE anticipates that the State Board will formally adopt this reduction for students in grades 3 - 8 at its April meeting. Once adopted, ODE will communicate with the field so that districts can plan their 2012-13 testing schedules accordingly. Adoption is anticipated during the April 19-20 State Board Meeting.
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