PENDLETON – The Pendleton School District, in collaboration with the Oregon Department of Education, will host a Smarter Balanced Assessment Informational Forum Family Night on Monday, March 2 from 6:00-7:00PM at the Pendleton High School Auditorium. Pendleton parents as well as parents from other districts are invited to attend. Onsite childcare will be available.
Smarter Balanced assessments in English and math measure the real-world skills students need to be successful in the 21st Century and are more challenging than previous, multiple-choice only tests.
Leaders in education at both the state and local levels will talk about Oregon’s transition to the new Smarter Balanced assessments for English and math. Topics will include the differences between previous state tests and the Smarter Balanced Assessments, what the higher and more challenging state tests mean for students, and how parents can support their students during the transaction.
Following the short presentation, the remaining time will be available for those in attendance to ask questions.