The TTSD Student Rights and Responsibilities handbook includes the following information; Each year, Tigard-Tualatin students in grades 3-8 and 11 take the Oregon State English Language Arts and Math Assessments. The Oregon Department of Education has prepared a notice that includes information about the Assessments as well as a form parents can complete to refuse their students’ participation in the tests for the 2018-2019 school year. You can find this notice and form on the district’s website:
You can also request this notice and form from your school office.
Why participation matters
Not having information on our students’ academic progress limits our ability to accurately identify where students are struggling, where they are excelling, and whether we are fulfilling our goal of narrowing achievement gaps
Your child’s participation is important to ensure schools and districts receive the targeted resources they need to help all students succeed
Oregon schools risk losing $344 million in federal funds if our participation drops too low. In addition to the financial risk, there is also a very real impact on our district improvement efforts.