Sending a clear message to education lawmakers in our state that they do not trust recent education curriculum and policy reforms, parents on Long Island have refused to allow their children to sit for the grade 3-8 ELA and State Math examinations. And they have done so in record numbers!
While all the results are still not in, it is already a fact that the number of parents on Long Island opting their children out of the state tests this year will easily eclipse the number who did so in 2015. Many districts reported record numbers of opt-outs. Some districts, such as Comsewogue, saw an over 85% opt-out rate.
For a full database of up to the minute opt-out numbers, click here.