Thursday, January 28, 2016

ED Warns States That Excessive Opt-Outs Could Threaten Federal Funding

As Derek reported earlier this month, the Every Student Succeeds Act addressed the growing movement for parents to opt out of standardized testing for their children, some because they believe the tests are being used improperly and others because of perceived poor design. Today, the Washington Post's Answer Sheet reports on the Education Department's recent letter warning states that if more than 5% of their students opt-out of state-chosen accountability testing, a portion of those states' Title I grant funding could be withheld. The Post article is here.

https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/education_law/2016/01/ed-warns-states-that-excessive-opt-outs-could-threaten-federal-funding.html

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