State and National K-12 Tests Rescheduled or Cancelled Due to School Closures

Mar 30, 2020

 

Credit Eugene 4J School District

Now that Oregon schools will be closed at least until April 28, many are concerned about a major aspect of education—testing. Many statewide and national tests have been cancelled this year due to school closures.

Statewide Testing 

 

The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) announced they have cancelled statewide summative assessments in English language arts and math in grades 3–8 & 11 and science in grades 5, 8, & 11. 

 

If schools reopen, the summative English Language Proficiency Assessment (ELPA) will be available for students who are Emergent Bilinguals/English Learners.

 

The Essential Skills requirements have also been suspended this year.

 

ODE is expected to announce revised graduation requirements in the coming days. 

National Testing

International Baccalaureate (IB) testing has been cancelled. Depending on what students registered for, they will receive a diploma or course certificate for their work. 

The College Board, which administers the Advanced Placement (AP) test—is cancelling in-person exams. Students will instead take an online test. They also announced the tests will be shorter and focus on material taught earlier in the year.

The Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) for May 2 has been cancelled. Makeup exams for the March 14 exam—which were scheduled for March 28—are also canceled. Students who already registered for May—whose March test centers were closed, or who do not receive March scores because of any irregularities—will receive refunds.

The College Board is still scheduled to offer the SAT on June 6.

American College Testing (ACT) has rescheduled their national April 4 test date to June 13.