Districts and public charter schools must provide parents with notice at least 30 days prior to administering the state-wide summative assessments in Math and English Language Arts (ELA) using the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) provided 30 day notice and opt-out form. Please read the attached document (English/Spanish) to learn more about state testing requirements and parental rights to opt-out of the Math and/or ELA summative assessments. Federal and state laws require that at least 95% of students in grades 3-8 and 11 take the Oregon Summative Assessments. For more information regarding the importance of state testing and systems of accountability, see “Why State Testing Participation Matters” below.
Links to the ODE 30-Day Notice for Statewide Tests document including the optional opt-out form are available on the district and school websites for families of students that are interested. If choosing to opt your student out of state testing in Math and/or ELA please follow these directions:
- Print a copy of the form (English/Spanish) OR pick up a copy in the main office at your student’s school
- Read and sign the form
- Return the completed form to the main office of your student’s school
Other State-Wide Assessments: Science and English Language Proficiency (ELPA) Assessments
For state assessments other than ELA and Math, Oregon Administrative Rule 581-021-0009 allows parents to request that their student be exempted from testing based on disability or religious belief. For a school or district official to excuse a student under this rule, the parent or guardian’s request must be made in writing, listing the reasons for the request and proposing an alternative individualized learning activity for the student that meets the same goals that would be accomplished by participation in state testing. Parent requests for exemptions may be subject to review by school and/or district officials.
Opt out requests will not be taken over the phone.
Redmond School District | 145 SE Salmon Drive. | Redmond, OR | 97756 | P: 541.923.5437
Notice of Non-Discrimination
Redmond School District is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its educational and employment activities.
The District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, disability or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.
The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination:
District 504 Contact:
Tami Nakamura, Executive Director of Student Services | Email | (541) 923-8258
District Title VI, Title IX, Age Discrimination & American Disabilities Act Contact:
Kelly Hicks, Director of Human Resources | Email | (541) 923-8922
Heather Petersen, Assistant Director of Human Resources/DEI Specialist | Email | (541) 923-8924