A Strong Reminder For Delaware Schools About The Smarter Balanced Assessment And Opt Out

No school in Delaware is allowed to issue threats about a student who is opted out of the Smarter Balanced Assessment.  That decision is taken out of your hands every single year in the Delaware Appropriations Act.

That means you can’t tell students they can’t go to high school or their next grade, have to go to summer school, retake the test, or any other consequence if they opt out.  I trust our schools will follow the law.  If not, I will call you out every single time, by school, district, charter, or whatever.  Parents, if you want to opt your child out of Smarter Balance, remember the veiled threats have no legal justification.  If they do this, let me know.