Many Opt Out Of The ELA Exam

10B StandaloneCouncilman Daniel Dromm (D-Jackson Heights) stood with Rosalie Friend from Change the Stakes, left, and parents Danny Katch and Dudley Stewart to inform parents that children can opt out of the English Language Arts standardized tests, which were administered from Tuesday to Thursday. According to Dromm, more and more parents have chosen not to put their children through the pressure of high stakes testing because they see the detrimental effects these tests have on their children. Schools are forbidden from retaliating against parents who choose this option and instead must evaluate the student based on other methods.