Published Online: April 1, 2014
Published in Print: April 2, 2014, as Chicago Students Asked About Opting Out of Tests

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Chicago Students Asked About Opting Out of Tests

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Chicago school officials are under fire for allowing investigators to interview elementary students without parent permission about last month's state test boycott.

Parents and teachers at Drummond Elementary, where some teachers refused to administer the Illinois Standards Achievement Test, told the Chicago Sun-Times that students were pulled from classes to speak to investigators.

District spokesman Joel Hood confirmed they spoke with the school's students, teachers, and staff about the state-mandated testing to "ensure students were comfortable during the time the test was administered." He said that district officials only spoke with students who agreed to be interviewed.

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