Students rally against standardized state tests

Students rally against standardized state tests

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Posted on February 6, 2013 at 3:08 PM

Updated Thursday, Feb 7 at 7:07 AM

PORTLAND - Portland high school students, some parents and 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.

KGW Reporter Art Edwards contributed to this report

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