Where New York City parents can learn about high-stakes testing in New York State and find tools for organizing their school communities
All parents in New York State have the right to refuse the annual state tests given to children in grades 3 to 8.
Opting out is easy: Simply give your child’s teacher and principal a letter stating that you “refuse” the state tests. More info and sample letters below.
How to Opt-Out (in English and Spanish)
Sample Opt-Out Letters
Feel free to make up your own! These are merely guides.
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