Last week many parents at the Spring Valley High School on the outskirts of Huntington, WV submitted opt-out forms for the coming Smarter Balanced Assessment. The school administration held an assembly for the students who wanted to opt-out telling them they were not allowed to. The assembly lasted over an hour.
Eddie Stamper, a junior at the school, and State Delegates Mike Folk and Pat McGeehan were interviewed by local radio personality Tom Roten about Smarter Balanced, the opt-out movement, and the assembly.
Stamper audio recorded the event and posted a “highlights reel” of the event. You can listen here or below.
We encourage you to check out our opt-out info. Remember while it is true most states do not have opt out provisions in the law that does not mean the law requires every student to participate in state assessments.