Sample Letter for Opting Out of Field Tests

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Dear Principal ___________________________:

Thank you for all of the important work you do.

I understand that our school will be administering field tests this spring. I am writing to let you know that my child, _________________________, will not be participating in these tests.

Our children are already over-tested and I do not support yet another state assessment that will take away valuable instructional time. Field tests use our children as unwilling and unpaid participants for market research so that testing companies can create their products, without parental consent.

Please allow my child to read or do other schoolwork during these tests.

Sincerely,

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Parent/Guardian Signature

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Parent/Guardian Name (Printed)

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