Info session on state tests

February 24, 2015 @ 6:30 pm
Gladstone High School Auditorium
18800 Portland Avenue
Gladstone, OR 97027

State officials plan February 24 information session on new state tests

The Oregon Department of Education, in partnership with Oregon PTA, will hold a parent information meeting about the new Smarter Balanced assessments at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 24 at Gladstone High School. This forum will feature Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction Rob Saxton and several members of his staff.

WHAT:           Parent Information Meeting: Smarter Balanced Assessments
WHEN:           6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 24
WHERE:        Gladstone High School Auditorium, 18800 Portland Avenue                                               [Use the Fine Arts/Technology entrance]
FOR WHOM:Parents and Guardians of K-12 students from any school district

The new state-required tests will be given in Language Arts and Math to grades 3 to 8 and grade 11 starting this spring. Smarter-Balanced replaces the state’s OAKS tests, given for many years. Seventeen other states will also be giving Smarter Balanced tests.

Aligned to Oregon’s Common Core standards, the Smarter Balanced tests include writing at every grade level, new question types, and performance tasks that allow students to demonstrate research, writing, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.

Parents and guardians from any school district are invited to bring their questions and learn more about the tests.

Spanish and American Sign Language interpreters and refreshments will be provided. Limited free childcare is available by reservation only. Call 503.655.2777 to make a reservation.