Join Earth School educators and parents for an honest conversation about the 3rd through 8th grade NYS standardized tests, and learn more about how Earth School teachers assess student progress throughout the year.
Parents from all grades are encouraged to attend.
Sponsored by The Earth School Parent Advocacy Committee
Did you know?
When schools spend resources on standardized testing, little is left for current events, visual arts, science, music, performance, exploration of original ideas, and in-depth project-based learning.
OPT INTO a rich education.
OUT OUT of standardized testing.
All parents in New York State have the right to refuse the annual state tests given to children in grades 3 to 8. Opting out is easy: Simply give your child’s teacher and principal a letter stating that you “refuse” the state tests. More info and sample letters on the links below, and attached.
Top ten reasons to opt out (refuse) high-stakes standardized tests:
NYC Opt Out:
NYS Allies for Public Education:
Opt Out fact sheet:
Opt Out letter: