[Edling] US: What Happens When Students Boycott a Standardized Test?

Francis Hult francis.hult at englund.lu.se
Fri Apr 10 15:05:52 UTC 2015

The Atlantic

What Happens When Students Boycott a Standardized Test?

While states generally have not released exact numbers on the opt-outs, school officials and local newspapers report that growing numbers of students, with their parents’ blessing, have not taken (or will not take) their standardized tests this spring. In New Jersey, for example, at least 46,000—or 5 percent—of the roughly 896,000 public-school students in grade levels subject to the exam are estimated to have opted out of the first installment of the PARCC test, which was conducted in March; greater numbers are expected refuse to take the second one in May. (Similar statistics are predicted in Colorado, Florida, and New York, too.)

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