State ELA Test for 6th, 7th & 8th graders starts Tuesday

Last call! If you plan to opt your child(ren) out of the test you can: 

  • use this form OR 

  • email Assistant Principal Mark  & your child’s advisor  (Subject line: Opt Out 2019) OR

  • write a note and send it in with your child

We, the parents of ICE PAC, believe there is no neutral or default position on the NYS testing program: you either value a system that uses test scores to rank and sort students and schools and so choose to opt in, or you don't and opt out. If you are not sure why so many of us at ICE opt out (85% the last few years--and hoping to exceed that!), see the notes from February's ICE PAC PTA meeting or the 2018 ICE PAC event, A Standardized Test Is A Poor Substitute For Justice. You can find even more info at here, including a whole section on race and high-stakes testing and another on admissions policy and testing. (Spoiler alert: There’s a social justice angle to test refusal and it's a myth that students need state test scores for NYC high school admissions.) 

––This message brought to you by ICE Parent Action/Education Advocacy Committee