Fact sheets & opt out letters

Sample Opt Out Letters 

2016-2017 ELA & math
English
Spanish
Chinese

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)

High-Stakes Testing

Informational Presentation, Grade 3-8 ELA and Math Testing in New York State 2006-2014 (35 pp)
The Truth About High-Stakes Testing in NYC Public Schools ENGLISH (2013)
The Truth About High-Stakes Testing in NYC Public Schools SPANISH (2013)
Options for Parent Action
Transparency & Truth-in-Testing

Opting Out

8 Reasons to Opt Out and How to Do It
8 Reasons to Opt Out ENGLISH/ SPANISH
Opting Out of the State ELA & Math Tests in NYC: Frequently Asked Questions (color)
Opting Out of the State ELA & Math Tests in NYC: Frequently Asked Questions (b&w)
NYC DOE FAQ: Student Participation in Grades 3-8 New York State Tests, Parent Guide 2017

A Quality Education Includes Arts & Physical Education

         English Flyer,  Spanish Flyer,  English/Spanish Text Format

Field Tests

Say “NO!” to Field Testing
NYC Field Test Assignments by School June 2015

Student Promotion

NYC DOE, What to Expect: Promotion and Summer School
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