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PORTLAND - Portland high school students, some parentsand retired teachers are encouraging schools to opt out of standardized tests that are currently required by the state.

The Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills tests are given to students from the third to the 12th grade. Parents can go through a process to opt-out.

Those who showed up to protest Wednesday at district headquarters said there's a better way to judge how they're doing in school.

The OAKS tests are not a requirement for high school graduation.

KGWReporterArtEdwards contributed to this report

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