DID YOU KNOW? You Can Opt Out of the NY State Test
Tue, Mar 26 1:20pm
PS 372 -The Children's School
Dear D15 Friends and Families,
 
The NY State Testing season is about to begin and CEC15 would like to share some information with you about your rights as a parent.
 
Although there is no formal provision to opt your child out of State tests, you are absolutely within your right to do so. There is no specific written process, or form to fill out, that is supplied by the DoE. This FAQ sheet is what the DOE can offer you. However...

It is every parent's right to Opt Out of State Testing. This right is acknowledged in NY state's plan to comply with ESSA (the federal law that replaces No Child Left Behind). Each family can make their own decision regarding test participation.

We want parents and guardians to understand that Opting Out of the Tests is your protected right and is allowable.

Here are some links to websites where you can learn more about the State Tests:
 
www.engageny.org
The Educator Guides to the 2019 Grades 3-8 English Language Arts and Mathematics Tests integrate important instructional and assessment information into a single document and detail how the Learning Standards in English Language Arts and Mathematics will be measured on the 2019 tests and supplement the other implementation resources found on EngageNY.
 
 
https://www.nysape.org/nys-test-refusal-letter-2019.html
 
 
 
And, for your reference, these are the minutes from our March 2018 Meeting on Testing.

Best of luck with your decision.
CEC15

 

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