Letter: School testing

February 16, 2014 

Parents should contact school administrators and demand that their students be opted out of the SBAC (Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium). The SBAC standardized test will occupy eight hours of time for each student. These eight hours of testing could be better spent learning in the classroom. The SBAC is being forced on Idaho schools, along with the implementation of the Common Core State Standards. There is also the concern of CCSS and the SBAC collecting your student’s private information for distribution and analysis. There is no guarantee that your child’s data will not be shared with third-party entities.

Opt out of the SBAC. It is the right choice.


Idaho Statesman is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service