Poll: Should Parents Be Allowed to Let Their Kids Opt Out of State Tests?

NJ Spotlight | April 24, 2014 | Polling
A small but vocal group of families is sounding off about NJASK and pulling their children from the exams for a variety of reasons

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A small but growing movement is afoot in New Jersey, comprising families who are saying they will remove their children from the state’s NJASK testing that begins next week in elementary and middle schools.

They cite any number of reasons, from opposition to standardized testing to the state’s increasing reliance on these tests to gauge schools and teachers to privacy concerns. Districts and the state have said that testing is important to help drive instruction, and students are expected to participate.