Republicans try, fail to force votes on Oregon school bills, 19 June 2007, OregonLive.com, Portland, Oregon
Oregon House Republicans on Tuesday tried to force votes on three of their priority education bills, but Democrats turned back their efforts with dispatch.
All three issues, however, are expected to resurface as campaign fodder in the run-up to the November 2008 election.
Eliminated the requirement that home-schooled students participate in state testing.
On the home-school proposal, [Rep. Peter Buckley, D-Ashland, who chairs the House Education committee] called state tests, “the only way we can see if they (home-schooled students) are making progress.”
Children homeschooled in Oregon are expected to be tested, “the year that the child completes grades 3, 5, 8 and 10.”
Does that mean the year the children were 8, 10, 13 and 15 between September of the previous year, and June of the current year?
I presume it would be improper thinking outside of the box to “flunk” the child in second grade, but then find out that she did so well the next year of second grade that she could test out of third grade and be advanced to fourth. That situation is unlikely, but surely not impossible.
posted by Valerie
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