Cedar Reader - State Testing Info

Cedar Park Middle School

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Information About State Testing

In order to maintain our federal funding, the Beaverton School District must offer testing to our students. Parents and guardians have the right to OPT OUT their students from testing.


Cedar Park will provide testing opportunities on Wednesdays (asynchronous learning days only) in May and June. Students will take the tests at Cedar Park. You will find the testing dates and schedule below.


To help us schedule transportation and deliver a safe and successful testing experience for every student, we need to know by April 30 whether your student will or will not participate.


Please complete this form in English or Spanish. If you do not complete the form, the default assumes that your student WILL be testing.


If you need additional translation services, please call our Multilingual Department at 503-356-3755.

State Testing Schedule

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why would a student choose to test?

Test scores provide one piece of evidence of student attainment of state standards.


Will students be penalized or receive a negative grade if they don’t test?

No


Will my child’s school be penalized or receive a negative report card rating if my student doesn’t test?

No. The U.S. Department of Education won’t require the Oregon Department of Education to use summative test data for accountability purposes this year.


Will schools be adhering to the same safety protocols as during In-Person Hybrid Instruction?

The health and safety of our students and staff is our highest priority. All safety protocols will be followed including mandatory mask wearing and social distancing.


Who will administer the tests?

School staff who have met training and security requirements will administer the test.


How long is each test?

The Oregon Department of Education has decreased the number of questions in the English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics tests by 40% and removed field test questions from the science test. The estimated testing times are:


English Language Arts (ELA) - 1:15 hr.


Mathematics - 1 hr.


Science (8th grade only) - 1:20 hr.


Can my student opt to take one test but not another (for example, take English Language Arts (ELA) but not Mathematics)?

Yes


My student needs transportation. When will I find out when and where my student will be picked up and dropped off?

Families will receive an email on May 10 with their students’ routes, bus stop locations and pick-up and drop-off times.


When can I expect to receive my child’s test results?

We expect individual overall student test results will be available in ParentVue in August. Contrary to prior years, the Oregon Department of Education won’t be reporting subscores. For example, in English Language Arts (ELA), students won’t receive subscores in reading, writing, listening and research.


Will test results be used to identify students for TAG or Summa?

No. Statewide, many students continue to learn remotely, and parents may not wish to have their children participate in testing this year. In addition, the circumstances under which students have participated in learning this year have varied widely compared to a traditional school year. If this year’s test participation isn’t representative of students across Oregon, percentiles produced by the Oregon Department of Education won’t be comparable to prior years. While these percentiles may be informative for parents, they won’t be used for identification or placement decisions.