DO YOU WANT TO LEARN WHY 1 IN 5 STUDENTS HAVE OPTED OUT OF THE NYS STANDARDIZED TESTS? VISIT NYC OPT OUT TO LEARN MORE.
THE UNCOMFORTABLE TRUTH ABOUT THE TESTS
LA INCÓMODA VERDAD SOBRE LOST EXÁMENES
We must continue to Refuse!
Public education is under attack. As New York City parents, we need to send a strong message to Washington, DC, to Albany, and to City Hall. We see obstacles mounting higher that compromise our public schools, so the voices and actions of parents must play a crucial role in the fate of public education. Last year, state and city officials acknowledged that opting out is a PARENT’S RIGHT and that students and schools cannot be punished for opting out. Learn why we must continue to opt out and deal a final, crushing blow to the test-and-punish policies of the NYS Education Department!
Sample Opt Out Letters
Grades 3-8 English Language Arts (ELA): Paper based April 11-12* Computer based April 10-17
Grades 3-8 math: Paper based May 1-2* • Computer based May 1-8
*As per NYSED guidelines, though the paper-based testing window is three days, districts can determine which
dates the test will be administered. NYC has chosen these two consecutive dates as the primary test
Grades 3-8 Field Tests, ELA & math: Computer-based Monday, May 21 – Friday, June 8
Paper-based Tuesday, May 29 –Friday, June 8
NYSESLAT Monday, February 26 – Friday, March 9
Grades 4 and 8 Science Monday, May 7 –
Friday, May 18
Grades 4 & 8 science, performance: May 23 – June 1
Individual school selected date(s)
Grades 4 & 8 science, written: June 4
NYSESLAT Speaking: Monday, April 10-Friday, May 19 (school selects dates)
NYSESLAT Listening, Reading, Writing: Monday, May 8-Friday, May 19 (school selects dates)
How To Opt Out Of The NY State Test
NYC Parents Explain Why They Refuse!