• Hillsboro School District hopes to administer state assessments to ALL eligible students. While it is the parent/guardians' right to request opt-out/exemption from state testing for their student(s), we encourage parents to allow their students to test. The information our district and schools obtain from state test results are used to help us improve our teaching. Students do not "pass/fail" these tests. The tests simply indicate to us where and how we need to improve instruction so that ALL students succeed.

    Below please find links to forms for opting out or exempting your student(s) from state assessments. There are two methods by which parents/guardians may request that their student(s) not take state assessments. One is to download, print, complete and sign the form(s) and submit the form(s) to the school that their student(s) attends. The other is to complete the online form indicated below.

    To Opt-Out/Exempt your student(s) using the online form, click this link.

    To Opt-Out/Exempt your student(s) using the downloadable forms, click the appropriate link below. Parents/Guardians who wish to exercise their right to opt-out/exempt their students from state assessments must complete and sign the form and deliver it to their student's school office.

    • 2022 - 2023 Opt-Out Forms for Smarter Balanced English Language Arts and/or Mathematics Assessments:
    • 2022 - 2023 District Forms for Requesting Exemption from the Science Assessment (grades 5, 8 and 11 only):
    • 2022 - 2023 District Forms for Requesting Exemption from the ELPA Summative (active English Learners only):