School Board Meeting
QUESTIONS FOR THE DISTRICT
1. General opt out questions
What is the US DOE’s position on the opt- out movement?
Has any school district in the United States of America ever lost federal funding for opting out of standardized testing? If so, which districts are they?
Can parents and students legally opt out?
Is opting out encouraged or discouraged by the district?
If students do opt out, will they receive effective instruction during test time?
If so, what exactly will students do while others are taking the test?
Where would the opt-out instruction take place? Would they be in the classroom with the students taking the tests?
2. Choice and opting out
What happens if your child wants to apply to a magnet or charter school and they opt out of the exam?
What happens if your child is in a magnet or charter school and one opts them out of the test?
What if you apply for choice and you opt out?
Will students who opt out be considered absent?
Will the teachers’ evaluations be compromised if parents opt out?
3. Growth model?
When will students take the standardized tests?
When will the district receive student scores?
Will the test allow us to effectively measure student growth during the year?
Can you explain the growth model of testing and discuss whether this test would be considered an example of one or not?
4. Data privacy
Where does the data collected go?
Is it protected?
How do we know the data is secure?
Could there ever be a security breach?
Does the district control the data once it is collected?
Who controls it & where is it stored?