2017-18 Smarter Balanced Opt-Out Notice

House Bill 2655 permits parents of students in grades 3-8 and 11 to annually opt-out of Oregon’s statewide summative tests in English Language Arts and Math. To opt-out of one or both of these tests, you must complete the official 2017-18 opt-out form and submit it to the school office. Any student exempted from a state test will be provided with supervised study time while other students are testing.

More information including the opt-out forms are located on the Corvallis School District website on the Assessments and Standards page. You can also contact the school office if you have questions about participation in state tests.

Your child’s participation is important to ensure schools and districts receive the targeted resources they need to help all students succeed. 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.