BOE PASSED "OPT OUT" RESOLUTION FOR STANDARDIZED TESTING IN 2014

Board respectful of parental concerns regarding testing despite potential for consequences

WHEREAS, the Bloomfield Board of Education recognizes that the district is mandated by the state to administer certain standardized tests to all students; and

 

WHEREAS, the Bloomfield Board of Education recognizes that some parents choose to have their child/children  “opt out” or decline to take one or more of the standardized tests;

 

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED,

It is the policy of the Bloomfield Board of Education that such parental decisions should be met with educationally appropriate, not punitive, responses, including alternative settings and activities wherever possible.