A summary of testing season published by the Education Opportunity Network:
It’s testing season in America, and regardless of how the students do, it’s clear who is already flunking the exams.
Last week in New York, new standardized tests began rolling out across the state, and tens of thousands of families said “no dice.”
According to local news sources, over 33,000 students skipped the tests – a figure “that will probably rise.”
At one Brooklyn school, so many parents opted their students out of the tests the teachers were told they were no longer needed to proctor the exams. At another Brooklyn school, 80 percent of the students opted out. Elsewhere in Long Island, 41 school districts in Nassau and Suffolk reported thousands of students refusing to take the test, and an additional district reported hundreds more.
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