**PARENT OPT OUT LINKS**

Below is a fairly comprehensive list on many of the Parent Opt Out of the Smarter Balanced Assessment articles I have written.  I also highly recommend checking out https://kavips.wordpress.com/ This blog has written ONLY about  opt out lately, and they are valid reasons on why parents should choose this path for their child.

House Bill 50, The Parent Opt Out Bill: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/02/21/delaware-house-bill-50-would-allow-parent-opt-out-of-smarter-balanced-protect-teachers/

https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/02/06/delaware-state-rep-kowalko-and-senator-lawson-sponsor-parent-opt-out-legislation-to-general-assembly/

https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/02/06/delaware-email-your-state-reps-and-senators-now-about-parent-opt-out-house-bill-in-circulation/

https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/02/25/is-rep-earl-jaques-speaking-for-the-people-or-markell-and-doe-saying-parent-opt-out-bill-wont-pass/

Why Special Needs Children will do bad and why their parents should be VERY worried: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/01/06/smarter-balanced-field-test-scores-most-iep-students-will-fail/

https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/12/13/regulation-101-doe-tweaking-state-code-for-smarter-balanced-special-needs/

Sample Opt Out Letter: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/02/05/smarter-balanced-opt-out-letter-for-delaware-parents-to-use/

February Board Meeting Schedule: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/02/04/february-school-board-meeting-schedule-go-opt-your-child-out-of-the-smarter-balanced-assessment/

How to opt your child out of the Smarter Balanced Assessment and where to find Facebook groups to join:   https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/02/04/february-is-doom-aka-delaware-opt-out-month-how-to-opt-your-child-out-of-smarter-balanced/

Why the Delaware DOE doesn’t want parents to opt out their child from the state assessment: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/02/03/the-delaware-doe-is-terrified-of-the-parent-opt-out-movement/

The Delaware DOE Scare Tactic opt out letter: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/12/03/delaware-does-sample-letter-to-parents-who-opt-their-child-out-kilroysdelaware-ed_in_de-rceaprez-apl_jax-ecpaige-nannyfat-roof_o-delawarebats-tnj_malbright-dianeravitch-badassteachersa-n/

https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/12/02/delaware-doe-citing-non-existent-law-against-parent-opt-out-of-smarter-balanced-nice-try-kilroysdelaware-ed_in/

https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/02/20/appoquinimink-school-district-responds-to-parent-opt-out-issue/

https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/02/25/delaware-school-districts-read-the-law-correctly-stop-with-your-illegal-letters-to-parents/

My radio interview with WDEL’s Rick Jensen and parent opt out: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/02/11/podcast-of-wdel-interview-wrick-jensen-on-parent-opt-out-of-high-stakes-testing/

Short and sweet, parents opt their child out at a board meetings: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/02/12/hear-a-father-opt-his-child-out-of-smarter-balanced-at-christina-board-meeting/

https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/02/19/parent-opt-out-movement-gaining-steam-in-delaware-another-parent-opts-child-out-at-capital-board-meeting/

My Opt Out Letter, written as a letter to the editor in The State News: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/10/07/our-children-are-more-than-test-scores-my-letter-to-the-editor-printed-in-delaware-state-news-today-kilroysdelaware-ed_in_de-tnj_malbright-dwablog-nannyfat-ecpaige-destateboarded-dedeptof/

Delaware PTA Parent Opt Out Town Halls: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/02/04/de-pta-kent-and-newcastle-county-parent-opt-out-town-halls-scheduled-register-now/

https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/02/20/exclusive-explosive-events-at-delaware-pta-parent-opt-out-town-hall-last-night/

https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/02/22/a-must-read-full-transcript-of-de-pta-parent-opt-out-town-hall/

A New Jersey college student’s stance on the opt out movement: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/12/28/new-jersey-blogger-mel-katz-gives-all-the-reasons-for-opt-out-to-superintendent/

Parent Opt Out at a Federal level, and valid reasons which make the case for parent opt out: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/08/25/can-parents-legally-opt-their-child-out-of-standardized-testing-yes-they-can-netde-edude-doverpost-delawareonline-thestatenews-capegazette-wboc-wdde911-ap-wdel-kywnewsradio/

https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/02/18/us-department-of-education-gives-a-case-for-parent-opt-out-of-standardized-testing/

Is the Smarter Balanced Assessment even legal? https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/02/25/breaking-news-court-rules-smarter-balanced-assessment-violates-the-u-s-constitution/

https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/02/25/attorney-general-legal-opinion-for-delaware-requested-on-smarter-balanced-assessment-consortium-court-ruling/

Who grades the Smarter Balanced Assessment besides computers? Human Scorers.  What could be the issue with that? Read here: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/02/12/another-reason-to-opt-your-kid-out-of-smarter-balanced-human-scorers/

What is the big deal with proficiency and why do we care so much? https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/02/12/two-unique-views-on-the-march-to-proficiency-just-opt-out-now/

The History of Corporate Education Reform in Delaware: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/11/19/delaware-race-to-the-top-hedge-funds-millions-wasted-the-story-of-rodel-markell-charters-the-vision-network-kilroysdelaware-ed_in_de-dwablog-apl_jax-nannyfat-ecpaige-delawarebat/

Why charter school parents need to choose opt out as well! https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/02/07/delaware-charter-school-crowd-needs-to-support-the-parent-opt-out-bill-two-major-reasons-why/

Capital School District Board votes for no punishment of students who are opted out: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/10/15/capital-school-district-resolution-for-parent-opt-out-passes-kilroysdelaware-ed_in_de-ecpaige-dwablog-nannyfat-tnj_malbright-dedeptofed-destateboarded-netde-edude/

Delmar School Board considering opt out resolution: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/02/22/delmar-school-board-to-consider-parent-opt-out-resolution-similar-to-capitals-passed-resolution/

Smarter Balanced Assessment Bandwidth and Computer Problems: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/02/16/smarter-balanced-assessment-system-is-having-many-issues-a-good-sign/

How the Smarter Balanced Assessment is more about money than students: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/10/02/state-rep-candidate-steve-newton-educates-the-news-journal-about-the-truth-behind-standardized-testing-kilroysdelaware-ed_in_de-dwablog-nannyfat-netde-edude/

The Art of Manipulation- How the Delaware DOE and Governor Markell sold the Smarter Balanced to the legislators of Delaware: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/10/17/very-interesting-chat-with-delaware-state-representative-last-night-re-mark-murphy-and-smarter-balanced-assessment-kilroysdelaware-ed_in_de-dwablog-nannyfat-netde-edude/

How Smarter Balanced almost failed in the Delaware Senate: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/06/26/delaware-senate-defeats-house-bill-334-for-smarter-balanced-assessment/

My first articles on the Smarter Balanced Assessment: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/06/17/what-smarter-balanced-assessment-means-to-education-in-delaware/

https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/06/17/delaware-collectively-groans-as-house-bill-334-passes-to-allow-smarter-balanced-testing-to-take-over/

The future and what it may hold for special needs children: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/07/28/special-education-in-america-where-is-it-going-spread-this-link-all-over-reblog-netde-edude-delaware-usedgov/

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4 thoughts on “**PARENT OPT OUT LINKS**

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  3. Can parents in Delaware opt out of IREADY testing? Can IREADY scores be used to determine passing or repeating a class? For example, my child has an A in integrated math 1 and therfore is passing. But passed on IREADY test scores, he is being required to either repeat integrated math 1 or do an online program over the summer and pass it to be moved to integrated math 2. I’m not finding any info online.

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    • Hi Nicole, I’m not sure which district you are in, but I would definitely check with the district you are in. If my child passed a class and some online program said he isn’t ready to move on, I would personally be raising holy hell!

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