State Rule Change Regarding OAKS Retesting

Gladstone schools give students annual Oregon Statewide Assessments (OAKS). All students enrolled in grades 3 – 8 and in high school must take the required state OAKS assessments offered at their enrolled grade, including students re-enrolled in the same grade as in the prior year, unless the student receives a parent-requested exemption. Districts may not retest students in grades 3 – 8 who have already met or exceeded the achievement standard unless the district first receives explicit consent from the student’s parent or guardian for the current school year. Request to retest forms were sent home in the registration packets in August; if you wish to have your child retested after posting a passing score but did not fill out the form, please contact your child’s school or the District Test Coordinator – Susan Olds (oldss@gladstone.k12.or.us / 503-650-2591).