The Unfortunate Trend Toward Opting Out of Standardized Tests

Ed Hughes:

Ignore this. Parents should not opt their children out of the MAP test. That won’t accomplish anything but frustrate the school district’s assessment of our own performance and blur our vision of where we should be focusing our improvement efforts. There are plenty of ways to support our public schools but this isn’t one of them.

Related: A letter to parents supporting “no teacher left behind”.