This spring the Oregon Department of Education will be going to the State Board of Ed. asking them to renew their contact with the Smarter Balanced Consortium. Meanwhile many states are dropping out of the consortia. The SBAC and multi-state longitudinal data system associated with it are very expensive, particularly at a time when funding is scarce. If you would like to help end this money wasting, abusive system and put those funds into programs and classrooms, you can do the following:
1. Take this survey put out by ODE and tell them NO MORE SBAC!
2. Let your legislators and the Oregon State Board of Ed. know how you feel! Contact the Oregon Senate Education Committee members, House Education Committee members, Oregon State Board of Education, and your own legislators.
3. Send a postcard to Governor Brown, who is the designated Superintendent of Public Instruction since 2015 and tell her to END SBAC! Send your own or download the postcard on the link to Governor Brown.
4. Opt your child out of SBAC! Easy to do! Find the form here.
Please take action to stop this incredible waste of time and resources in our schools!