Friday, April 29, 2016

What happens when parents refuse tests?

Good read from New Bedford this morning:
According to DESE spokesperson Jackie Reis, individual schools must maintain a 95 percent participation rate in assessments, the consequence for not doing so being that the school would not be eligible for a level 1 accountability rating. If a school gets less than 90 percent participation, the school cannot be higher than a level 3.
“Generally a district’s accountability level is that of its lowest performing school, so it could have implications on the district’s level based on that,” Reis said when asked if there were any opt out-related consequences for whole districts. “And for tenth grade, it’s still a graduation requirement.”

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