Home School Services

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. To enroll your child in home school, see ‘About Home School’ located under Home School Services. 

 

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2021 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

    2021 testing will be conducted remotely this year.  For more information visit https://www.basicskills.net/testing/

    Upcoming Events

    • Bend Senior High School forecasting information for incoming freshman 21/22 school year: Bend Senior High incoming freshman
    • Music & Art in Redmond is looking at doing classes for homeschool students and groups.  Click here for more detail.

    Attention High School Students

    Camp Tamarack is looking for high school volunteers to help lead our classroom Outdoor School Program from now until the end of the school year! We are looking for high school students who want to gain experience teaching and working with kids. In the classrooms, high school volunteers help our instructors lead games and outdoor school curriculum. You can sign up to help with just one class or in multiple classes. Our schedules are very flexible. We’re also available to answer any questions you may have. Once you volunteer, you can apply to work as a paid Cabin Counselor at our Summer Camp for 2-3 weeks this summer!

    Please contact Jamie Benton at jamie.benton@hdesd.org if you have a local event you’d like to have listed here.

     

     

    Contact Information

    Jamie Benton

    Home School Coordinator

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

    High Desert Education Service District
    2804 SW 6th Street
    Redmond, OR 97756
    Phone: 541-693-5656
    Fax: 541-638-9646

    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.