Big question on New York state tests: How many will opt out?

As standardized testing kicks off this spring, many New York parents remain unhappy with the system and plan to have their children opt out of taking the tests. This year, several changes have been made, including an option for students to take the test without a time limit and the new rule that scores will not affect teachers’ job ratings. Despite these updates, the “opt-out movement” still has legs, and officials are waiting to see how 2016 will stack up against 2015, when 20% of students statewide refused the exam.

Read the full story in The New York Times.

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