What’s New From CTS

Bronx Forum: Time to Talk about the Tests, April 1st 6pm

Spring greetings! Change the Stakes is very excited to promote this important discussion on testing this Wednesday, April 1st, in the Bronx. MORE INFO

Opting Out of the State ELA & Math Tests in NYC: Frequently Asked Questions

Spring 2015 Testing Schedule

Grades 3-8 English Language Arts (ELA): April 14-16
Grades 3-8 math: April 22-24
Grades 4 & 8 science, performance: May 20-29 (school selects date)
Grades 4 & 8 science, written: June 1
NYSESLAT Speaking: April 14-May 15 (school selects date)
NYSESLAT Listening, Reading, Writing: May 4-May 15 (school selects date)

Why Opt Out

How to Opt Out

Sample Opt Out Letters

State exams / English: .html | .doc
State exams / Spanish: .html | .doc

NYC DOE Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ): Student Participation in Grades 3-8 NYS Tests, Parent Guide

Will My School Lose Funding?

Why You Can Boycott Standardized Tests Without Fear of Federal Penalties to Your School (Fairtest)
The 95% Participation Rate and How Schools Do NOT Lose Funding (NYSAPE)

Teachers of Conscience: Teachers Who Refuse to Administer Tests

Resources on Student Promotion