Under the Student Assessment Bill of Rights, the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) and
Oregon’s school districts must provide families with a “Notice of Statewide Tests and Opt-out
Form” 30 days before the start of statewide testing.
This year, school has been significantly disrupted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and other
factors. In response, ODE asked the United States Department of Education for a temporary
pause (also known as a “waiver”) in English Language Arts (ELA) and Math testing. A pause is
also being requested for science testing, but science testing is not subject to this opt-out rule.
• If this waiver request is approved, then statewide ELA and Math testing will not happen
this year, and there will be no need for parents to submit opt-out forms to their child’s
• If the waiver request is not approved, test windows will open on April 13, 2021.
ODE will update your district regularly with news about the waiver.
Click the link to view the opt out form. https://5il.co/qmp1