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drsteve
drsteve asks:
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Can parents opt out in New Mexico (refuse testing)?

Member Added on Nov 3, 2010
Parents can refuse testing. For students with special education needs, standards-based high stakes testing can be demoralizing. Imagine an 8th grade student with special needs reading at the 4th grade level being tested at the 8th grade level. Schools do not want parents to opt out. It reduces their chances of making AYP. Eventually most schools will fail to make AYP with the rising bar of proficiency, but if enough parents opt out, will this force the state and federal agencies to make the changes to NCLB that are needed?
In Topics: School and Academics, State education standards
> 60 days ago

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aqblickley
aqblickley writes:
Hi drsteve,

Thanks for using JustAsk! I recommend that you contact your school or school district directly to find out what options are available to you, as far as testing goes. You can use our Find a School tool to track down your child's school's contact information. I'm including a link below.
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klnielsen74
klnielsen74 writes:
Yes, you can refuse.  And you NEED to.
Join NM Refuse the Tests on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/635451629832910/
And find tons of info at http://nmrefuse.weebly.com
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