New Jersey’s top education official says between 3 and 14 percent of the state’s public school students have opted out of a newly implemented standardized test.
School district spokesman Fernando Gallard says teachers at Feltonville School for Arts and Sciences gave information and other materials to parents without the principal’s knowledge. He found out after nearly 20% of the school’s parents “opted out” of the state PSSA’s.
New Jersey students have again scored among the top in the nation in standardized tests often used to compare states’ education systems.
Can you get a third grader to tell you a secret? New Jersey education officials are trying to do just that on a standardized test.