Elementary State Testing Schedule

  • Here is the elementary testing schedule for this year.  Teachers will be monitoring the testing session as a team.

    ALL TESTING will be from 9:00am to 11:30am. Students will be given breaks during their testing sessions.

     

    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday

    4/25-4/29

    6th ELA CAT

    6th ELA PT

    6th Math CAT

    6th Math PT

     

    5/2-5/6*

    No testing due to a holiday, Eid al-Fitr

     

    5/9-5/13

    4th ELA CAT

    4th ELA PT

    4th Math CAT

    4th Math PT

     

    5/16-5/20

    3rd ELA CAT

    3rd ELA PT

    3rd Math CAT

    3rd Math PT

     

    5/23-5/27

    5th ELA CAT

    5th ELA PT

    5th Math CAT

    5th Math PT

    5th Science

     

MS & HS State Testing

  • At Hillsboro Online Academy, students in grades 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, and 11th will take the Smarter Balanced Assessments  (also known as SBAC) and 5th, 8th and 11th grade will also take the Oregon Science Assessment during semester 2.  

    Students are REQUIRED to attend.  Please make arrangements for your student to be here during the appropriate times. Do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have about state testing this year. If you would like to quickly access more information about SBAC or the Oregon Science Assessment, visit the Hillsboro School District website: https://www.hsd.k12.or.us/Page/2291

    As you may know, Oregon adopted tougher national standards called the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) to elevate academic expectations for our students in grades K-12. With the CCSS, Oregon students are now gaining important critical-thinking, problem solving, and effective communication skills, and we, as educators, now have a template that clearly identifies what students should know by the end of each grade and what to do if they are not quite where they should be.  

    To accurately measure our students’ learning as well as help our educators pinpoint areas in need of improvement, we use the Smarter Balanced State Assessments in English Language Arts and mathematics, which are aligned to the Common Core State Standards.  These tests provide an academic check-up and are designed to help teachers and parents know whether students are on track to be career-and-college-ready by the time they graduate. Student performance on these assessments helps teachers and school leaders do a better job of making sure your child receives the best education possible.

    SBAC offers significant improvements over other types of assessments including writing at every grade, a variety of question types, and Performance Tasks that ask students to apply their knowledge and skills to real-world problems. SBAC includes question formats that allow students to demonstrate a broad set of skills, like critical thinking, problem-solving, and analytical writing rather than just regurgitating facts.  

    If you should choose to opt your student out of state testing, please follow the link to HSD’s Opt-Out / Exemption Forms for Statewide Tests: https://www.hsd.k12.or.us/Page/4337 

     

    Sincerely,

    Casy L. Burnsed

    HOA State Testing Coordinator

    Burnsedc@hsd.k12.or.us

    (503) 844-1050

Middle School State Testing Schedule

  • DATE

    TIME

    SUBJECT

    3/8

    Tuesday 

    1PM

    8th Science

    3/9

    Wednesday 

    10AM 

    1PM

    7th ELA Part 1

    8th ELA Part 1

    3/10

    Thursday 

    10AM 

    1PM

    7th ELA Part 2

    8th ELA Part 2

     

    DATE

    TIME

    SUBJECT

    3/14

    Monday

    10AM 

    1PM

    7th Math Part 1

    8th Math Part 1

    3/15

    Tuesday 

    10AM 

    1PM

    7th Math Part 2

    8th Math Part 2

High School State Testing Schedule

  • DATE

    TIME

    SUBJECT

    2/22 

    Tuesday 

    10AM 

    11th Science

    2/23

    Wednesday

    1PM

    11th ELA Part 1

    2/24

    Thursday 

    1PM

    11th ELA Part 2

     

    DATE

    TIME

    SUBJECT

    2/28 

    Monday

    1PM

    11th Math Part 1

    3/1

    Tuesday

    1PM

    11th Math Part 2

Opt-Out/Exemption Forms for Statewide Testing

  • 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 HERE.


    To Opt-Out/Exempt your student(s) using the downloadable forms, click the appropriate link below:


    • 2021 - 2022 Opt-Out Forms for Smarter Balanced English Language Arts and/or Mathematics Assessments:  English / Spanish
    • 2021 - 2022 District Forms for Requesting Exemption from the Science Assessment (grades 5, 8 and 11 only):  English / Spanish
    • 2021 - 2022 District Forms for Requesting Exemption from the ELPA Summative (active English Learners only):  English / Spanish