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2021 State Test Planning CL2.0 Grades 3-6 & 7-8

 At this time we are in the planning stages in preparation for the required Spring State Testing. OSPI Superintendent Reykdal has applied to the Department of Education for a waiver of the Spring State Testing for the current school year. As we await the determination of the waiver from our nation's Department of Education, the guidance from the state is to prepare as if we will be moving forward with Spring State Testing as planned, until otherwise informed. OSPI has already determined that there will be no offsite/virtual online testing. This means that any of our current continuous learning (CL2.0) students will need to be available to report to their designated Homeschool (i.e. Spinning, Karshner, etc.) to take the test in-person. Health and safety protocols will be followed as per the Department of Health's guidance at the time of testing. The district requires a response for your student to determine whether we are to plan for your student to attend in-person administration of the Spring State Testing. We are in the process of survey necessary student groups. Below is a list of frequently asked questions.

Q&A

Q. I have multiple students, what student of ours are you inquiring about? How many surveys do I need to complete?
A. The student groups surveyed are CL2.0 students in grades 3-6 and grades 7-8. Please complete the appropriate survey for every student you may have in this category.

Q. Will testing be during the school hours, or will evening hours be available?
A. Testing will only be done during school hours, there are no evening hours available for state testing.

Q. If we choose not to have our students onsite for testing, does that mean they will not get a score and what are the consequences. Will parents have to fill out the testing exemption form to do so?
A. There will be no consequences for the student directly (grades, promotion to the next grade, etc.) however, the home school does receive a “zero” for the student for not participating.

Q. Is this test required for students in Quest/PAGE placement?
A. This test is not required to be placed, or to continue to participate in the Quest/PAGE programs. State tests are one of many resources used to identify eligible students for the Quest/PAGE programs. If a student opts out of state testing this year, there will be no consequences for the student.

Q. How many days would testing be held for?
A. We are still working out the logistics of the test plan. We hope to eliminate the need to have more than one day of testing if possible.

Q. Will there be a virtual proctored testing for those students who may be high risk or part of a family that is high risk?
A. OSPI has already determined that there will be no offsite/virtual online testing. This means that any of our current continuous learning (CL2.0) students will need to be available to report to their designated Homeschool to take the test in-person.

Q. Is the test being administered by their current teacher or someone else?
A. The testing may not be with the student’s current teacher, but we are still working out logistics. I doubt they would be with the in-person cohorts, but it depends on the health department guidance; at this time, that would not be an option.

Q. Will they be testing with students from the in-person cohorts?
A. I doubt they would be with the in-person cohorts, but it depends on the health department guidance; at this time, that would not be an option.

Q. What protections will be offered for students with health issues?
A. All building staff and students are required to wear masks and/or other authorized protective equipment. Group size will be limited to the limits set by the Department of Health. All staff and students are required to maintain a minimum of six feet of distance. Health attestation will be completed prior to entering the building, temperatures will be taken upon arrival, hand sanitizer will be available, and all cleaning/disinfecting guidelines will be followed as set by the Department of Health.