"A child's learning is the function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972

. . .a pupil attitude factor, which appears to have a stronger relationship to achievement than do all the “school” factors together, is the extent to which an individual feels that he has some control over his own destiny. James Coleman, 1966

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Opt Out of Testing: It's a National Movement

Join the new wiki to share information on strategies and tactics to shut down the sanctioned child abuse of high stakes testing.

What you can do here?

  • Click the link with your state name to see what is there.
  • Add information on a page by "joining" the wiki then selecting "edit" and adding the information then "save."
    • Don't worry if you make a mistake. You can always revert to an older version.
  • Use the discussion tab on the each page to discuss issues specific to your state.
  • Use the discussion tab on the All States page to discuss general opt out issues.
  • Tweet people a link to this page with the hashtag #optout and #standardizedtests

Opt Out Groups on Facebook

Parents & Kids Against Standardized Testing (Opt Out of State Testing)
  • Page for parents, teachers, students of all beliefs and backgrounds.
Parents & Kids Against Standardized Testing ( Opt Out of State Testing )
  • Group for parents, teachers, students of all beliefs and backgrounds.
OPT OUT OF THE STATE TEST : The National Movement
  • Group for parents, teachers, students whose primary focus is the preservation of public schools through the opting out of state tests. Members supporting alternatives to public education are not welcome in this group.
OPT OUT of State Tests: Parent/Student Support against Standardized Testing
  • Group where parents frustrated by public school policies and mandates like standardized tests can feel comfortable to explore and share ideas about non public education alternatives.

State Opt Out Groups

National Resources


Information on Standardized Testing from the American Homeschool Association

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing this site. There has been such a demand for this info that I realized it was time to build it and folks will come. I hope you and your readers will be able to contribute to the resources. I added a section on the home page for blogs that support opting out and included this one :)