NYSUT Releases Opt-Out Fact Sheet

Parents and teachers share deep concerns about over-testing resulting from the state’s botched implementation of the Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS). Concerns include: stress on students, appropriateness of tests, erosion of learning time and lack of state transparency on test content.

Yesterday, NYSUT released a fact sheet on Opt-Out and test refusals. It addresses the impact of test refusals on teachers’ growth scores and the potential consequences for Opt-Out on districts. The memo is a must read for teachers and administrators who will be faced with increasing numbers students and parents refusing the state’s Common Core tests in the spring.

Get the facts – read the NYSUT Fact Sheet if you have students who may be considering test refusals or you’re considering opting your own child our of the state exams this year.



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