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    Filed at 4:20 am under by dcobranchi

    A RIDDLE Q: When can a student opt-out of a “high-stakes” test? A: When the reporter is confused.

    Although it is their right to choose not to participate in the high-stakes test, school administrators do not like to see students opt out, because a large number of waivers would compromise the school’s standing in a statewide “accountability system” based solely on test scores.

    I think this is a mis-use of the term “high-stakes”, which, AFAIK, refers to the ramifications for the students. If they can opt-out at will, this is a “no-stakes” test.

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