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ERIC Number: ED563754
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Opt-Outs: What Is Lost When Students Do Not Test. Issue Brief
Croft, Michelle
ACT, Inc.
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.
ACT, Inc. 500 ACT Drive, P.O. Box 168, Iowa City, IA 52243-0168. Tel: 319-337-1270; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: ACT, Inc.