What’s New From CTS

Submit Your Opt Out Letter Now, ELA State Test is in 1 Week!

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!optout4x6_English-page-001

Ready to Opt Out?  Here’s How

Sample Opt Out Letters

English    •    Spanish    •    Chinese

Spring 2017 Testing Schedule Grades 3-8

Grades 3-8 English Language Arts (ELA): Paper based March 28-30 Computer based March 27-April 3
Grades 3-8 math: Paper based May 2-4  •  Computer based May 1-8
Grades 3-8 Field Tests, ELA & math: TBA
Grades 4 & 8 science, performance: May 24-June 2 (school selects date)
Grades 4 & 8 science, written: June 5
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!