Families from several North Carolina counties successfully refused End of Grade tests for the 2013-14 school year. Most of the refusing families persuaded school officials to allow students to read during the testing time, although some had to be more persistent than others.
Goals for next year include spreading the word about test refusal, working with more schools and districts to create appropriate procedures, and working with state legislators to create a “refusal code” for refused tests (currently, refused tests are graded as though they had been been taken, and receive the lowest possible score).
Anyone interested in helping with this work should contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, visit our Opt-Out/Refusal pages.