Raleigh Hills K-8

February Newsletter

Smarter Balanced State Tests

Last spring, students in grades 3 – 8 and 11 in the Beaverton School District and throughout Oregon took new state tests (Smarter Balanced) in English Language Arts and Mathematics. In addition to content standards, the new assessments are designed to measure critical thinking, problem solving and communication skills. The test results provide you, our schools, our district and the state with information about how well we are preparing our students for their next steps including college and career readiness. Nearly 97% of Beaverton students participated.


Our students will take these tests once between February and June, 2016. New legislation passed in the 2015 Legislative Session (House Bill 2655) permits parents and adult students to annually opt-out of Oregon’s statewide summative tests in English Language Arts and Math by submitting a form to the school the student attends. The school shall provide any student who is exempted from a state test with supervised study time while other students are testing. Here is a link to additional information: Smarter Balanced State Assessments

8th Grade Parents Save the Date February 18th

February 18, 2016

Incoming Freshmen Family Night

Beaverton High School

Dinner: 5:00-6:00

Program: 6:00-9:00

Planning your future at BHS