On Friday, June 5th, fourth and fifth grade students will be taking a “Field Test” during the first two periods. The test does not affect your child’s score or performance – it solely benefits the business which creates the tests.

If you wish to opt out of the field test, please submit a letter as sampled in this link:

Dear Principal:

Thank you for all of the important work you do.

I understand that our school will be administering field tests this spring. I am writing to let you know that my child, _________________________, will not be participating in these tests.

Our children are already over-tested and I do not support yet another state assessment that will take away valuable instructional time. Field tests use our children as unwilling and unpaid participants for market research so that testing companies can create their products, without parental consent.

Please allow my child to read or do other schoolwork during these tests.


Parent/Guardian Signature

Parent/Guardian Name (Printed)


Download letter (.doc)

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