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Home School Testing

On 3/20/2020, The Trump administration announced that states can cancel federally required public school testing this year to protect students and teachers. The Oregon Department of Education filed a request to waive public school tests such as the Smarter Balanced Assessment this year.

The laws and rules that govern Home School instruction and testing in Oregon are not impacted by this waiver and, at this point, home schooling families are still required to test their children at the ends of grade levels 3, 5, 8, and 10 by the August 15 deadline.

The Oregon Department of Education has said that in May it will reevaluate the viability of home school testing and issue further guidance.

LBL monitors and maintains records of compliance with the legal requirements of notification and testing for home school students and their parents residing in Linn, Benton and Lincoln counties. We serve as a home school information resource for parents, students, schools and districts.

There is no opt-out from home school testing. The Student Assessment Bill of Rights (ORS 329.479) permits parents of public school students to opt-out of Oregon’s Smarter Balanced assessment, and does not apply to home school students.

Please review the following pages for home school testing resources and information:

Home School – Contact

Program Administrator:
Ann Lavond

Home School Registrar:
Sam Rounsavell

Contact:
541.812.2687
541.926.6047
Email

Other:
School District Contacts
For families in the 12 districts of Linn, Benton and Lincoln counties.

Community College Contacts
Local community colleges offering GED and other resources to older home school students.

Important Message

LBL ESD is providing modified services due to COVID-19 and the statewide school closure. Please contact 541-812-2600 for assistance. Limited staffing during the closure will make response to public inquiry difficult, and some inquiries may be delayed until programs reopen.