Christina Board of Education member John Young just forwarded me an email he sent to the administrators at his son’s school in the district.
Christina, along with Red Clay, has opt-out policies passed by their board. The only other board in Delaware that has an opt-out resolution is the Capital board. There are sixteen other districts in Delaware. What are they waiting for? Please keep in mind parents, you don’t need a board resolution or policy, or even legislation to opt your child out. While House Bill 50 (which sits on the Pete Schwartzkopf “ready list”, meaning it sits there until he realizes he is wrong or until the end of the legislative session where the bill dies) would certainly add extra protection for parents, students, and schools, it does not “allow” you to opt your child out the Smarter Balanced Assessment or any standardized assessment. YOU already own that right!
Once again, the Smarter Balanced Assessment starts Wednesday in a lot of districts. Opt your child out tomorrow! Once they log in, the data collection begins!