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.

2020 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

Group testing dates in the Central Oregon area

2020 testing dates coming soon

ODE is waiting until May to evaluate the current situation and make their determination regarding testing requirements for 2020.  This page will be updated as well as letters getting sent to the parents/guardians of children in a testing year.

 

Upcoming Events

Summit High School 8th Grade Information Night:  Feb 19th from 6:00-8:15 in SHS gym and commons.  Incoming freshmen and parents are invited to see what Summit is all about.  We are excited to welcome the Class of 2024!

Beginning Guitar Lessons:  Tuesdays from 6-7 pm Fe 11th-March 17th at Elton Gregory Middle School for 6th-12th graders.  Cost:  $55 ID, $71.50 OD.  For more info see Vince Giannini @ EGMS or www.raprd.org.  Scholarships are available!

Redmond Community Concert Association (RCCA) is proud to offer $2000 scholarships to Redmond are high school students for education music development.  Students can apply online at redmondcca.org.  Applications and a performance sample are due by Friday, March 20, 2020.  For more information visit RCCA

Music & Art in Redmond is looking at doing classes for homeschool students and groups.  Click here for more detail.

~ 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
Fax: 541-638-9646

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.