This email contains information to answer questions you may have regarding opting your child out of taking the 3rd-8th grade NYS ELA and Math Assessments. North Shore school district has stated publicly and in writing that there will be no adverse consequence or reduction in access to services if a classified child opts of the assessments. Relevant documentation and information is provided below for your information. Please feel free to contact me if you have questions or concerns.
The NS Board of Education testing resolution
Northword News coverage of Dr Melnick's comments at the Board of Education
Video of the the entire BOE meeting where opting out was discussed
NYSUT's fact sheet on opting out
NYS PTA statement about recent legislative decision that impact education