|MORE's Katie Lapham and Lauren Cohen|
From April 5th to April 7th, NYC public school students will be asked to take the NY State English Language Arts (ELA) exam. The following week, they will be asked to take the NY State math exam.
There is a lot of confusion and misinformation about whether students are required to take these tests. Parents should be aware that they have the right to make the decision to have their child opt out without retaliation from schools. Read this article to learn more about my stance on this issue.
The decision to opt out is a personal one. If you do choose to make this decision, you must write a letter to your child's principal. More information on how to opt out is available here.
If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact my office at 718-803-6373.
NYC Council Committee on Education