ERIC Number: ED563754
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Reference Count: N/A
Opt-Outs: What Is Lost When Students Do Not Test. Issue Brief
Scores on annual statewide achievement tests can provide parents, students, educators, and policymakers with valuable information--but only if students participate. This issue brief provides the background about recent increases in (and efforts to expand) the number of students opting out of statewide assessments, describes the information and data quality lost when students do not participate in statewide annual testing, and offers recommendations for reducing opt-outs and their negative effects.
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Educational Assessment, Student Participation, Incidence, Accuracy, Data Collection, Educational Improvement, Educational Quality, Program Evaluation, Testing, Parent Participation, Educational Policy, Accountability
ACT, Inc. 500 ACT Drive, P.O. Box 168, Iowa City, IA 52243-0168. Tel: 319-337-1270; Web site: http://www.act.org
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: ACT, Inc.