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Time Out From Testing is a statewide coalition of parent, educator, business, community, and civil rights organizations in New York State committed to a "time-out" from excessive and high stakes exams. We call for a comprehensive review of the Regents exams and state-initiated 4th and 8th grade standardized tests and the impact they have had on our children, our schools, and our communities.

The exams and their grading have been criticized as flawed and unfair: math scores have been invalidated, physics exams have been skewed so that unprecedented numbers of students have failed, literature passages have been censored and diminished. As an assessment tool, the Regents exams have been universally discredited.

These policies must end now, while we work to develop a statewide consensus on what a truly valid and reliable assessment system might be. We wholeheartedly support standards for all students, but we also recognize that we have not yet established the appropriate role for standardized testing within a larger, more comprehensive assessment system, one that employs a variety of methods to assess children's progress.

Red Alert!
Let's Opt Out of the April 2014 NYS Tests

Parents can refuse to allow their child to take the State high stakes tests. Hand in this letter to your principal [other formats: .pdf .odt .doc]. En Español: [otros formatos: .pdf .odt .doc] Send your child to school and ask that an alternative activity be planned for him/her during the 6 days of testing.

Information for Parents who want to Opt Out:

Feel free to duplicate these flyers and give them to other parents!

We also have a magazine explaining Common Core, High Stakes Testing, and InBloom to parents. Varios artículos de esta revista fueron traducidos a Español.

Opt Out New York
New material to support the April Boycott.
Please share this Powerpoint!
Developed by a Long Island parent.


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