Ridgeline Montessori Public Charter School

State Testing 2020-21- Information and Schedule

We need every family to complete the following form, Opt-out or Participate in the 2020-21 State Testing Form, by May 3, 2021. Please complete a separate form for each student in grades 3–8.

Last spring, state tests were cancelled with a waiver from the federal government. This spring testing will be reduced.

Ridgeline will not be penalized for low state test participation rates, for the 2020-21 school year. Oregon schools will give about half the number of usual tests this spring. The data derived from state testing will not be reliable to drive instruction. We will not be using state assessment data to inform our practices for the 21/22 school year. Most grades will have tests in just one subject. Each test will be much shorter than usual.

Like 4J schools, Ridgeline will conduct state testing on Wednesdays, in May, outside of regular class times. To avoid taking up limited times that teachers have with students, testing will not be conducted during in person hybrid learning time.

Students who participate in state testing will complete the tests on-site at school. Testing will take place in the school gym. Late arrivals will be turned away as all students must begin at the same time. Students will remain in the testing area for the entire testing session, please prepare them to remain quietly seated if they finish their test early.

Testing Schedule for Ridgeline:

Grade 3: May 12, 2021 1:00-3:00 am English Language Arts (ELA)

Grade 4: May 12, 2021 9:00-11:00 am Math

Grade 5: May 12, 2021 1:00-3:00 pm Science

Grade 6: May 12, 2021 1:00-3:00 pm ELA

Grade 7: May 19, 2021 12:30-3:00 pm ELA and Math

Grade 8: May 19, 2021 12:30-3:00 pm Math and Science

All Students: May 26, 2021 12:30-3:00 pm Make-up Day

We need every family to complete the following form, Opt-out or Participate in the 2020-21 State Testing Form. Please complete a separate form for each student in grades 3–8.

Your responses will help us plan facilities and technology use during the testing window. Please complete by May 3, 2021.

Due to the pandemic, families will not have the opportunity to tour the classrooms as part of our lottery information sessions. Check out these Montessori lesson videos for a peek into the classroom experience.

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  • Publicly funded; no tuition

  • Grades K-8

  • Multi-age classrooms

  • Experienced state-licensed and Montessori-certified teachers

  • Challenging curriculum

  • Self-directed learning

“Our aim is not only to make the child understand, and still less to force him to memorize, but so to touch his imagination as to enthuse him to his innermost core.”

—Maria Montessori

Our Vision

Empowering creative learners to build community and thoughtfully shape the world through public Montessori education.

Our Mission

We provide an academically rigorous Montessori education. Students balance their freedom to explore and think for themselves with their responsibility to work and learn within a community.

Our Equity and Inclusion Statement

Ridgeline is deeply committed to providing each student with equal opportunities regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, color, national origin, and disability. We welcome all who choose a public Montessori education. Please see our full Equity and Inclusion Statement.

Black Lives Matter Resolution

This resolution was passed by Ridgeline's Board of Directors on May 27, 2021. Please read the resolution here.

Main Contacts

4500 West Amazon Drive

Eugene, Oregon, 97405

Phone: 541-681-9662

Fax: 541-681-4394

Attendance Email: attendance@ridgeline.org

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