VOTE: What should schools do with students who opt out of PARCC testing?
With over 600 school districts in New Jersey, the state education system is in a very uncomfortable position of trying to come up with a unilateral way to handle the students who opt out of taking the PARCC testing.
As Jim pointed out and as many callers had alluded to, no one seems to have any idea what to do with the students who decide for whatever reason, not to take the PARCC testing. You would've thought with all the money that the state is putting in to this for "research" that the powers-that-be would've given proper thought to dealing with the parents and students who opt out.
Most of the decisions on what to do with students that opt-out have been left to the districts at this point. So every district could conceivably have a different way to handle the situation. While the PARCC testing is supposed to take place over a few weeks, keeping a student home is not a realistic option.
So what do students do during the time of PARCC testing? Do they just sit around and try to act busy?
Take our poll below and let us know what you think students who opt-out of PARCC testing should do.