As we start to emerge from this pandemic our focus should be on healing, not testing. Unfortunately, the federal government has said they would not cancel standardized testing for the 2020-21 school year. Our students and families are still trying to survive a global pandemic. Their trauma is real. As we return to school buildings, we should prioritize relationship building and healing, not testing. This is not the time to add more anxiety and stress to our already fraught student body.
The State of Minnesota may be able to loosen the guidelines around testing, but the best way to keep your child from having to participate is to exercise your right to opt your child out of testing. Read more for information on how to opt out and for answers to some frequently asked questions by clicking on the link below.