The Delaware PTA felt the Delaware DOE will not concede on this point. Hodges stated the Delaware PTA talked with Delaware Attorney General Matt Denn on this matter and he doesn’t feel it is illegal for a parent to opt their child out of the state assessment. The PTA is going to ask for a formal legal opinion on this matter.
There is nothing in state law mandating students “must” take the state test! Therefore the question of legality for parents opting-out of state assessment cannot be answered by the AG. The AG’s opinion must be supported by written law. There is no law relevant to the question to be interpreted.
Hodges announced at the meeting she would be opting her own child out of the Smarter Balanced Assessment.
And that’s how you measure a leader! Thank you Ms. Hodges!