Opting out of state tests means:
- You are surrendering the opportunity to have an objective snapshot of how your child is developing academically in their K-12 journey.
- You are denying your student’s teachers, this year and next, the opportunity to measure what skills and subjects your child is adept at, and to discover where he or she needs extra help.
- Your child’s absence will mean your school has incomplete information when trying to see how it is performing in comparison to other schools. As a result, your state policymakers will not be able to see where best to allocate additional funds and programs.
Are you sure you want to opt out?
Participating in annual state tests not only provides you and your child’s teachers with valuable information about where your child is excelling and where they need additional help, but it also helps policy makers make statewide decisions about which schools are struggling and in need of additional help. You will also be helping your schools keep their federal funding.