New York State's grade 3-8 testing system is broken and needs to be fixed.

Correct the Tests

The deeply flawed English Language Arts (ELA) and math tests are unfair to students. These tests are failing our kids.

New York State's grade 3-8 testing system is broken and needs to be fixed.

The deeply flawed English Language Arts (ELA) and math tests are unfair to students. These tests are failing our kids.

The Issues

The state ELA and math tests are flawed and invalid.

The tests are too long.

The tests are developmentally inappropriate and the untimed tests are cruel and traumatic.

Computer-based testing is problematic and has been rolled out too quickly.

The scoring benchmarks are invalid and mislabel kids.

What Parents
Should Know

Standardized Testing Opt-Out Movement

You Can Opt Your Child Out

There’s a lot of misinformation out there, as school district officials attempt to convince parents to have their children take the tests. NYSUT fully supports a parent’s right to choose what is best for their children. Get the facts on federal testing requirements and potential consequences of opting out for districts, educators and students.


What Teachers
Need To Know

Teachers Legal Rights Regarding Testing

You Have Rights

NYSUT fully supports parents’ right to choose what is best for their children — including NYSUT members who decide as parents to opt their children out of state tests. Here’s a fact sheet on what educators need to know about opting out, including important information about conversations with parents and students.

Testing
Stories

NOBODY benefits from these tests as they're currently configured. Parents, teachers, students: We're all in this together and we regularly hear horror stories about these tests.

“Half of my sixth-grade students worked for 3–6 hours during the second day of testing. This is CRUEL AND INHUMANE PUNISHMENT! No child should have to test for this amount of time.”

"Some students took the entire school day to finish. That is unacceptable. Students taking Regents exams don’t spend that long, with good reason."

"I had to dry tears, and honestly lie to them that everything would be ok. It wasn’t ok. They all worked from 9 am until 2:15. Some were not even done then."

“Stop this incessant need to test and assess constantly. Let the teachers teach. Let learning be fun again.”

Together,
We Can
Correct the Tests

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