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Standards! Not Standardization!

Alternatives to High-Stakes Testing

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Pennsylvania parents used to exclude their children from testing without saying why. In 1999, deluged by opt-outs, the state narrowed the provision, requiring parents to cite a religious reason.

In 2001, the board wrote parents in the district, inviting them to object to their children's testing on religious grounds. About 65% of high-school juniors were excused.