MDE says no parent opt outs for standardized testing

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According to the Michigan Department of Education (MDE), there is no provision in state or federal law that allows parents to opt their children out of assessments, like the M-STEP currently being administered in schools, without it counting against their school and district’s participation rates. MDE offered its official position last week in a memo to ISD Superintendents, Local Agency Superintendents, and Public School Academy Directors.

In a letter parents, MDE outlines its policy  that all students participate in the state assessment program… Read more>>