Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Refusal (opt out) guide updated.

Your family can REFUSE the New York State Assessments:


Thank you to everyone who contributed to this document.

You can download the PDF file here:
   or view/download below.



Additional information for refusals:


Here is important information on the "999" refusal code from NYSED documents. 


According to the 2014 Educator Test Guides your child can read when completing (or refusing!!) the test.  This is a local school decision, so check with your school.

 (http://www.engageny.org/resource/test-guides-for-english-language-arts-and-mathematics)
When Students Have Completed Their Tests
Students who finish their assessment before the allotted time expires should be encouraged to go
back and check their work. Once the student checks his or her work, or chooses not to,
examination materials should be collected by the proctor. After a student’s assessment materials
are collected, that student may be permitted to read silently.* This privilege is granted at the
discretion of each school. No talking is permitted and no other schoolwork is permitted.
(Located on page 9 in the ELA guide and page 7 in the Math guide.)