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We have a saying in Michigan: There’s really only 3 seasons in our state: Winter, summer, and Road Construction season! To that I would sadly add a fourth: Testing season. And we are now firmly entrenched in the middle of this, the worst season of all in our neck of the woods. I’ve been seeing high levels of anxiety, stress, and worry in every school I’ve visited lately–and with the inevitable technology problems that seem to crop up in these scenarios, a really alarming loss of precious instructional time, too. In the spirit of addressing some of the most common misconceptions regarding testing, and parents’ rights to opt their children out of these tests, I offer the following primer on the myths surrounding standardized tests and opting out. Myth #1: “My state doesn’t allow opting out” The law is pretty clear here: It’s a parent’s right to decide the best course of study for their child–the state may not “allow” opting out, but they can also not punish children or parents for o

Source: Myths and facts about opting out of standardized tests | Eclectablog

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