NORTH SHORE OPT OUT NUMBERS INCREASE OVER LAST YEAR
41.6% OF NORTH SHORE STUDENTS BOYCOTT NEW YORK STATE MATH EXAMS
April 13, 2016 -- More than 400 North Shore students in grades 3-7 who were scheduled to sit for the Common Core math assessments opted out of the three day exam that began on Wednesday, said school district officials. The Middle School grades had the highest number of opt outs, with just under 60% of 7th graders refusing the exam, but a significantly lower 37% of 6th graders doing so. Overall, nearly the same percentage, 41.6% of students, refused the Math exam as did the English Language Arts exam (42.5%) that was administered last week. The 8th grade, which had the highest opt out rate in the district for the ELA exam (54.4%), was not scheduled to take the Common Core Math assessment, since those students will, instead, sit for the Algebra Regents exam in June.
42.5% OF NORTH SHORE STUDENTS BOYCOTT NEW YORK STATE ELA EXAMS
April 5, 2016 - According to school district officials, 552 of the 1300 North Shore students enrolled in grades 3-8 who were scheduled to sit for the New York State Common Core English and Language Arts assessments that were administered on Tuesday opted their children out of the exam. The boycott rate of 42.5% is nearly equal to the Nassau County average of 43% reported in Newsday and slightly lower than the 50.6% of students who did so in the 94 of 124 districts across Long Island that reported their figures.
Chart Provided by North Shore School District. Final numbers reported on April 7