Oregon House votes to drop regular testing of home students
Tests would still be required of those in sports or other government school activities.
Home-schooled students would not have to take periodic achievement tests unless they participate in sports or other interscholastic activities under a bill passed Tuesday by the House.
The measure, sent to the Senate on a 37-22 vote, would do away with a requirement that students taught at home by or under the direction of their parents take state-approved exams in third, fifth, eighth and 10th grades.
Public school students in the same grades are given achievement tests in basic subjects such as reading and math. Read more…