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Kentucky Bars Districts From Allowing Opt-Outs

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Commissioner of Education Terry Holliday says Kentucky districts cannot honor requests from parents who want to opt their children out of participating in standardized tests.

In an email to superintendents, he said students who don't take part in assessments will receive a zero score, and that will be part of their schools' accountability calculations.

Todd Allen, the assistant general counsel for the state education department, said in a statement that parents can opt out of public education completely, but they can't stay in public schools and choose which provisions to follow and which to disregard.

Vol. 34, Issue 27, Pages 4-5

Published in Print: April 15, 2015, as Kentucky Bars Districts From Allowing Opt-Outs
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