State official tours Bethel middle school

EUGENE, Ore. - A state official toured Cascade Middle School on Thursday to learn more about how the school is implementing Oregon's Credit for Proficiency program.

The program allows districts to award high school credit based on a student's demonstration of what they know and can do, whether they learned it in class or out of class.

The program is new at Cascade but has been in place at Willamette High School for 3 years.

Deputy state Superintendent Rob Saxton visited Cascade on Thursday. Saxton is touring schools that have adopted the proficiency credit.

The end goal of the program is to get more high school students ready for college.

The problem has been that too many Oregon students seemingly got good grades in high school only to hit college and struggle.

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