We recognize that many members have strong feelings about this issue. As an organization, NYSUT has been clear that students should not be subjected to over-testing or burdened with field tests. NYSUT is on record as supporting districts that choose to opt-out of field tests. Additional action is recommended at the local level:
We hear from parents all over the state about their children's agonizing and absurd experiences with the state tests. We want to hear and share yours so this never happens again.