More Pa. parents are opting students out of high-stakes exams

04/7/2013 | Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

A growing number of parents in Pennsylvania and elsewhere are choosing to opt their children out of the high-stakes exams, mostly because of what they say are flaws in standardized tests. Religious objections are a basis for exclusion from state tests in Pennsylvania, and districts cannot deny such requests. The number of students who opted out of reading and math tests grew 21% from the 2010-11 school year to the 2011-12 school year, while 36% more students opted out of science exams in that same time period.

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