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Blog 2- Increasing Amount of Affluent New York 3rd-8th Graders Opting Out of Testing
— NYT Graphics (@nytgraphics) August 16, 2015
- This article shows the exploding amount of 3rd through 8th graders in New York that are opting out of Common Core Standardized Testing by school district. I picked this article because Common Core has been met with resistance from mainly affluent families, which would ruin the integrity of the test’s data. Teachers job performance ratings are based in part on these standardized tests and they are used to identify achievement gaps throughout the state as well.
- The data was collected from the New York State Education Department.
- Why are more affluent people in New York opting out of these standardized tests than those from disadvantaged communities? How is this legal if federal law requires 95% participation in Common Core standardized testing?