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:
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.
Best of luck with your decision.
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