Student assessments fall into three categories; those adopted by the school district, those required by the Office of the Superintendent of Washington, and those required by the federal government. Below you will find a brief overview of assessments used in Oak Harbor schools, as well as links to additional resources.
- Measure of Student Progress in Science (MSP) (Grade 8)
- The required Washington state end-of-year assessment to measure student achievement and growth in science.
- OSPI Developed Assessments (CBA)
- Social Studies
- Middle School (at least one assessment is required in civics in 7th or 8th grade)
- High School (at least one assessment is required in civics in 11th or 12th grade)
- The Arts
- Health and Fitness
- Required assessments at the elementary, middle, and high school levels were chosen by the district to ensure that students learn state standards in social studies, the arts, and health and fitness.
- Smarter Balanced Assessments (Grades 10 and 11)
- The required Washington state end-of-year assessments measure student achievement and growth in English language arts/literacy and mathematics.
Refusal to Test
Parents may choose to not have their child take a particular test (commonly referred to as "opting out" but designated by the state as "refusal to test"). In order to comply with state and federal mandates to test every child, the district must document each refusal. Parents who choose to not have their child take a particular test need to contact Liz Ritz, Director of Teaching and Learning (email@example.com or 360.279.5011) to access information about testing and the refusal to test form.