The following is a motivational piece written by co-founder and UOO admin Ceresta Smith from Florida. We call it the “Get Tough Guide” because parents will undoubtedly experience some pushback when refusing testing for their child.

Get Tough Guide by Ceresta Smith by Writepeg


3 thoughts on “Get Tough Guide

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  • April 20, 2015 at 3:16 pm

    Could someone help me out here. I faxed in an opt out form for the state of Kansas to my daughter’s school and they made her take the test any way, just on paper by her self in a different class room. Is this legal? I have left a message with the principal, but have yet to get a response back. What are they trying to pull here?

  • April 20, 2015 at 3:24 pm

    I looked at the get tough guide. What do you mean letters guided by legal counsel, and cover letters? The Opt Out Form I faxed to the school said: I do not allow my child to take any computerized, common core formative tests during the school year or a summative, computerized common core or OTHER STANDARDIZED TEST’S OVER ANY SUBJECTS at the end of the school year. So, they put her in a room by her self and said “I don’t know what’s going on, but you’re doing the state assessments on paper” They had her do language arts multiple choice test. I think the school is trying to say that the opt out forms are only for the computerized tests and so they continue to have the kids do it just on paper and that should not be the case.

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