SB18-011, filed this week in the Colorado Senate, seeks to ensure that students whose parents opt them out of assessments do not face punitive measures at school.
The Feds rejected Colorado’s state accountability system that did not penalize schools with high opt-out rates, now the state will have two systems.
If teachers are really supposed to adjust their teaching methods due to standardized assessment results, then getting them a year late doesn’t help.
Support for the Common Core State Standards has dropped 40 points since 2012 according to an annual poll conducted by Education Next.
U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King and the U.S. Department of Education want to see schools with less than 95% participation on assessments punished.
New York State saw 21% of their students opt-out of the state Common Core Assessments in 2016, this was up from 20% of students in 2015.
The Democrat Party Platform to be voted on at the Democratic National Convention avoids Common Core, but supports parents opting out of assessments.
A New Mexico school district tells parents you do not have a right to opt-out your child from the PARCC assessments. They say students can only refuse.
The Alaska Department of Education & Early Development listed parents who can opt students out of assessments as their number one key threat.
The New York State Department of Education has tweaked the state’s Common Core Assessments in order to encourage parental opt-ins instead of opt-outs.