National civil and human rights groups have united to oppose opting students out of annual tests.
Refusing the test robs all students of a quality education, particularly children from underserved communities that have fought to be counted.
Annual assessments are an important part of determining how well individual children are doing academically, and whether schools are meeting the needs of all students. Data from these statewide assessments provide valuable information, not only to schools and policy makers who use it to inform and improve education policies, but just as importantly, to parents who deserve transparent information about their child’s performance.
Full participation in assessment tests is critical for providing all students with the best education possible.
Read about all the reasons civil and human rights groups support college and career ready assessments and oppose opting out of state assessments here: http://www.civilrights.org/press/2015/anti-testing-efforts.html