Extension of Public Comment Period for Summative Assessment Waiver Request

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Dear All,

As part of the Oregon Department of Education’s (ODE) plan to request a temporary pause to specific statewide assessment and accountability, ODE will extend the public comment period related to our statewide assessment and accountability waiver request. 

Public comment will now run through Monday, January 11, 2021 to allow more time for Oregonians who have expressed interest in participating. Public comment had originally closed on December 15. 

Public comment for such a request is required in federal statute [Every Student Succeeds Act, Section 8401(b)]. The following resources support ODE’s adherence to the public comment process required in ESSA. The Executive Summary provides a two-page overview of the strategic waiver request. The Complete Version of the draft strategic waiver is also provided, in addition to a Video Overview that addresses pressing questions about the waiver and public comment process.

Public comments can be emailed to WaiverFeedback@ode.state.or.us and will be reviewed prior to further decisions regarding submission of the request to the United States Department of Education. 

Thank you,

Dan Farley
Director of Assessment, Oregon Department of Education