Can my child opt out of standardized testing?

Parent Question
Mar. 7, 2022Updated Nov. 22, 2022

Generally speaking, if a student with significant cognitive impairment meets eligibility requirements to take alternate state assessments, districts are likely to recommend they do so. These include:

  • Whether the child has a “significant cognitive disability,”
  • Whether “the student is learning content linked to (derived from) the Common Core State Standards (CCSS),” and
  • Whether the child requires “extensive, direct individualized methods of accessing information in alternate ways.”

For more information on this topic, check out our article Building a Goal-Oriented Future: Earning a Diploma or a Certificate of Completion.


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