Dear Parents and Guardians,
There has been much talk in the community and on television as of late regarding the annual state tests for grades 3-8. We believe that it is important for you to educate yourself about the options available to you so you can make an informed decision about what is right for you and your family.
You can read this link from the Board of Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch about the importance of the tests.
You can view an Editorial Board Meeting of lohud.com about standardized testing and the implications of parents “opting out” of the tests here.
You can view Dr. Clouet’s Spring Newsletter regarding testing season.
You can read the view of the Teachers’ Association of the Tarrytowns which they posted on their Facebook page here.
You can read this link from the NYS Allies for Public Education about your options.
The PTA is planning to host a community conversation on the subject in the fall. Finally we ask that no matter how you choose, please be respectful of others.
Jacki Geoghegan and Angel Rafter