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Portland Schools Say No to Oregon Goal Setting

By The Associated Press — October 21, 2014 1 min read

Portland, Ore., won’t comply with state rules calling for districts to set goals in three subject areas as part of a switch to a new test.

Portland is the first district in the state to ignore part of the “achievement compacts” the state requires.

District officials argue that state officials haven’t said what the passing grades will be for the new tests, so it’s impossible to set goals.

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A version of this article appeared in the October 22, 2014 edition of Education Week as Portland Schools Say No to Oregon Goal Setting

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