The High Desert Education Service District Home School office registers and provides support for home schooled students and their parents who reside in Crook and Deschutes counties.  Services include general consultation and information about home schooling, monitoring of overall compliance with home school notification and testing requirements and maintenance of student records.

For information on how to enroll your child, click on “About Home School” in the blue box above.

2016 Testing Information

Oregon law specifies that children must be tested following grades 3, 5, 8, and 10.

Parents may have their child tested at the ESD-assigned grade or higher, but must have the child tested in the requested year.

Group testing dates through Basic Skills Assessment and Educational Services are below.  However, if you are unable to test on these dates you may arrange to have the test administered by a qualified and neutral person as defined in ORS 339.035.  A complete list of qualified testers can be found on the ODE website at www.ode.state.or.us. Please note that all testing providers will charge for their services.

If your child is presently on an Individualized Education Plan (IEP), please refer to that document for guidance regarding completion of this assessment.  Your child’s IEP team will be able to provide clarification if needed.

Tests approved by the State of Oregon for assessment of home schooled students are the 2 most recent versions of the following:
Comprehensive Tests of Basic Skills/Terra Nova
IOWA Tests of Basic Skills / Tests of Achievement and Proficiency
Stanford Achievement Test Battery
Metropolitan Achievement Battery

Upcoming Events

  • Oregon Constitution Challenge– Oregon’s Constitution from 1857 is weathered and in serious need of repair. Because of this, the Constitution is kept locked away from public view except on rare occasions. By participating in the Oregon Constitution Challenge, students can again help preserve Oregon history and make the Constitution available for everyone to see.
  • Home School Day at The Oregon Garden Wednesday, September 7, 2017 from 10:00-2:00.  Pre-registration not required.  For more information click here.
  • Battle of the Books:
    • Central Oregon Family School will host an informational meeting at the downtown public library in Bend on Friday, August 26th, from 1:00-4:00 p.m. in the Brooks Room. COFS will be a public charter school for Gr. K-8. Our focus will be to support home schooling families throughout the central Oregon area. A short presentation will be made at 1:00, 2:00 and 3:00 o’clock. If you are interested to learn more about our model of education and support home-based education, please drop by and bring a friend! Contact Donese Pogue at 541-388-2049, drpogue@hotmail.com, for more information.
    • Central Oregon Family School will host an Open House at the First Presbyterian Church, located at 230 NE 9th Street in Bend (behind Bend High School), on Monday, August 29th, from 6:00-9:00 p.m. COFS will be a public charter school for Gr. K-8. Our focus will be to support home schooling families throughout the central Oregon area. COFS has plans to rent classroom and office space in this facility. We will have refreshments, activities for the kids, and information for the parents. If you are interested to learn more about our model of education and support home-based education, please drop by and bring a friend! Contact Donese Pogue at 541-388-2049, drpogue@hotmail.com for more information.

 

Please contact our office if you have a local event you’d like to have listed here!

 

 

Contact Information

High Desert Education Service District
2804 SW 6th Street
Redmond, OR 97756
Phone: 541-693-5656
Toll Free: 1-866-910-2833
Fax: 541-693-5601


Jamie Benton

Home School Coordinator

541-693-5656
jamie.benton@hdesd.org

The High Desert Education Service District Home School office registers and provides support for home schooled students and their parents who reside in Crook and Deschutes counties. Services include general consultation and information about home schooling, monitoring of overall compliance with home school notification and testing requirements and maintenance of student records.