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Information from Parents and Kids Against Standardized Testing Discussion - Maine Facebook Opt-out Thread

Reply to query from the coordinator for the state assessment at the Maine Department of Education to ask about parents opting out of the test. Here is her reply:
"While there are no specific opt-out provisions in the law(s), parents may refuse to have their child tested"

[Source: Parents and Kids Against Standardized Testing Discussion - Maine Facebook Opt-out Thread]

NEWS

Koenig, Seth, "Portland mom opts children out of standardized testing," Bangor Daily News, October 5, 2011.
Shah, Nirvi, "Testing, No Testing, Too Much Testing," Education Week, October 7, 2011.