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…

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