Kind of a ying/yang reaction from Opt-Out Oregon:
Today, Oregon Governor Kate Brown sent out a media release announcing she has signed House Bill 2655 into law.
This is welcome news, and expands the rights of students & parents
to opt-out of high-stakes testing. Some elements here have us concerned,
The statement wrings its hand over the possible loss of federal
funding if the opt-out rate gets too high. Additionally, there are
elements that point to an ongoing effort to intimidate parents &
students from opting out.
Frankly, if educators and administrators don't have a good case to make that parents understand and believe, all the talking in the world on the subject of assessments will mean nothing.