Michigan Parents: You Can Opt Out of Standardized Testing

All public school parents need to know they can have their students opt out of tests like the MEAP, MME, and Common Core tests created by Smarter Balanced.

Information specific to each state can be found here. Why opt out? There are so many valid reasons, including the mining of data (your child’s personal information) that can be shared with corporate interests.

For more information, visit United Opt Out National’s website.

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2 thoughts on “Michigan Parents: You Can Opt Out of Standardized Testing

  1. Lisa Roby says:

    Looking in our schools calender it states that students are required to complete the MME to graduate from Mesick High School. Do schools get to dictate whether or not the student can graduate if they don’t take the test.

    • Jeff Larsen says:

      Lisa, I think a district can make the MME a requirement for graduation (it is where I teach, too). However, when push comes to shove, many districts would rather see their graduation rates remain high even if it means one or two students opted out of a “standardized” test. Check with your district (and the Opt Out site) to be sure.

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