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Rep. Amore’s New Legislation Gives Parents Chance to Opt-Out of PARCC

Tuesday, March 17, 2015


Rep. Gregg Amore

Representative Gregg Amore has introduced legislation to allow parents and guardians of students in RI schools to opt out of the Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for Colleges and Careers (PARCC) assessments and tests. 

“Parents have legitimate concerns regarding the nearly 11 hours of testing their children will encounter, combined with additional hours of test preparation,” said Representative Amore. 

This legislation would ensure parents that students will not face any discipline for not participating in the tests that and that each school will provide an alternative academic setting and activities for students not taking the PARCC tests. 

“Moreover, the idea that individual districts can make this test a graduation requirement or apply it to academic records is absurd," added Amore. 

The legislation also provides that no student will have his or her academic record adversely affected for not participating in PARCC. 


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