Opting out…

Each year I have been asking my daughter if she would like to opt out of the standardized tests we take in CT each spring.  Each year she has said no and given some pretty good age appropriate responses.  This year I did not ask.  I did not want her to feel pressured, I wanted the decision to be hers.

This year she asked us…and the letter is in the mail.

March 8, 2015

Dr. Richard Dellinger, Principal
Amity Middle School, Bethany
190 Luke Hill Road
Bethany, CT  06524

Dear Dr. Dellinger,

We are writing to inform you that Annie Bogush is not to take any tests produced by or related to the Common Core Smarter Balanced Assessment Coalition (SBAC).

We request that the school district provide my child with an appropriate alternative setting during any Common Core SBAC testing periods or activities.  If an alternative setting is not available then Annie will read during the test which is a provision for students who have finished the test.

If there are any questions, the best way to contact us would be by email:


Thank you,

Aimee and Paul Bogush


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