With the 2020-21 school year well under-way, we wanted to take a moment to provide some important information about this year’s state assessments. As you may have seen in the news, Oregon was denied a waiver request from the U.S. Department of Education for state assessments for the 2020-2021 school year and will instead require modified assessments at the 3-8th and 11th grade levels.
The Oregon math, science, or language arts state assessments are administered in a secure format that requires your child to be on campus to take the assessment. We realize that many families have selected either the Edmentum or CDL option for their child’s learning and coming onto campus may not be possible. Although LCSD will be providing Oregon math, science, and language arts assessment, we do not feel it is an adequate or equitable use of instructional time based on the educational models used throughout the school year. Your child(ren) will be required to opt-in and come to their school’s campus or leave their regular instruction time to complete the assessment as scheduled by their school between May 24th-28th, 2021. If they do not opt-in, all students will continue the statewide assessments in the 2021-22 school year. For those not opting-in to take state assessments, instruction and learning opportunities will continue while other students are assessed.