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February 25, 2016

Activists Will Discuss Future of Opt-Out Movement at Sold-Out Conference

Activists at United Opt Out's upcoming conference will work on ways to keep momentum going in their push against standardized tests, and to broaden their basket of issues.

July 29, 2015

New Jersey Parents Will Receive Opt-Out Guidance From State Officials

Garden State lawmakers pass a resolution rather than a law to address how students are supervised once they choose to opt out of state testing.

June 10, 2015

Opting Out Highlights Parent Power to Influence Education Policy

Researchers and educators share their opinions and insight into the grassroots-driven national test-refusal movement in a special Commentary section in Education Week.

April 24, 2015

Poll Finds Most California Parents Know Little About Common-Core Tests

Few Californians believe their schools administer too many standardized tests, according to a new poll, which also found that knowledge about the common-core standards is weak.

April 02, 2015

A Look Back at Parent-School Relationships

Educators have always struggled with cultivating the parent-school partnership even though they believe it is an invaluable tool that helps boost student achievement.

March 27, 2015

N.J. Opt-Out Bill Gets Unanimous, Bipartisan Support in One Chamber

New Jersey school districts would be required to provide students who opt out of standardized testing an "educationally appropriate ungraded" activity under proposed legislature.

February 06, 2015

Online Videos Aim to Help Parents Make Sense of Common Core

A new series of videos aims to provide parents with a simple guide to determine whether their children have mastered concepts linked to the Common Core State Standards.

January 09, 2015

New Jersey Parents, Teachers Criticize State Testing

New Jersey parents, teachers and students criticize PARCC testing during a recent State Board of Education meeting.

October 07, 2014

Urban Parents Say Common Core Helpful to Children, Survey Finds

A recent survey found that nearly half of K-12 parents in urban districts had a positive impression of the Common Core State Standards.

June 27, 2014

Survey Finds Parents Conflicted About Time Dedicated to Testing Students

Parents say assessments and test prep are stealing instructional time away from their children, according to a new survey.

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