Optional OPT OUT Form for Assessments, Surveys, or Questionnaires

Filed in Action Items, Helpful Articles by on April 14, 2014

stressstudentFull implementation of Common Core Standards and Assessments is scheduled for the 2014-15 school year.  This is an optional form for opting your child out of assessments, surveys, or questionnaires and has been updated for the 2014-15 school year.   Feel free to download and share.  There are other forms on the internet, or you may wish to construct your own.

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OPT OUT OF STATEWIDE ASSESSMENTS!

 

We continue to get inquiries about a parent’s right to “opt out” of statewide assessments. We know of no laws that prohibit parents from opting out. In fact, at the Common Core Informational Meeting in Harrison County, December 19, 2013, the opt out issue was discussed.

The discussion of Opt Out is between Michael Queen, President of the Harrison County School Board, and Dr. James Phares, the WV State Superintendent of Schools, and begins at about 1hr 26min 32sec into the video. In this video, Dr. Phares says parents can opt out with no penalty to the student. Below is a best effort transcription of that discussion.

OPT OUT DISCUSSION

Queen: What are the penalties if parents opt their student out of taking the test, the Westest?

Phares: What are the penalties if students opt out.

Well, first of all, they can opt out.

They can.

Queen: They can opt out?

Phares: Yes, they can if they have a reason to do so. It could be for many reasons.

The penalty. There is no penalty for students.

But there is a Participation Rate that all schools must meet.

Queen: Ok, so we would penalize the school more so.

There’s no penalty for the students?

Phares: No. None.

(unidentified inaudible voice)

Queen: I have heard that. As a way to protest that parents would ask their students

not to participate and that would hurt the overall rating of the school.

(unidentified inaudible voice)

Phares: Participation rate is one of the standards that we hold our schools accountable with.

…….. End of Opt Out Discussion ……..

BOYCOTT THE TEST

OPT OUT OF STATEWIDE ASSESSMENTS!

 

 

 

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