A 28 member work group from the Oregon Education Association, Oregon Education Investment Board, and Oregon Department of Education collaborated on a white paper with 12 proposed recommendations to change Oregon’s assessments. The proposals call for a more balanced approach to assessments, including classroom based and interim assessments to guide teaching.
OEA President Hanna Vaandering made a presentation to the Oregon PTA Board in February, and the Board is optimistic about the proposals. You can view copies of the report here and the recommendations here. Seventeen forums were conducted throughout the state and a workgroup is in the process of finalizing the proposals.