Oregon is committed to preparing every learner with academic knowledge and skills necessary for success beyond high school. Oregon’s statewide summative assessments of English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics are fully aligned to Oregon’s State Standards and provide students in grades 3-8 and 11, along with their families, one measure of academic achievement and growth through the Oregon State Assessment System (OSAS).
Additionally, the Oregon Department of Education is deeply committed to gathering feedback and input to continuously improve education experiences for all students in Oregon. The Student Educational Equity Development (SEED) Survey will help ODE gather information about the educational experiences of students in Oregon. The data may also help districts develop a fuller picture of their local contexts and make strategic modifications to curriculum, instruction, and related academic supports.
Oregon law (ORS 329.479) permits parents/guardians to annually opt out of Oregon’s statewide summative tests in ELA or Math as well as the SEED Survey by submitting the appropriate form below to the school the student attends. The school shall provide any student who is excused from the statewide ELA or Math test with supervised study time while other students are testing or completing the survey.