Opting Out of High-Stakes Testing

The MTA supports the opt-out movement — the right of parents to opt their children out of state high-stakes standardized tests. Opting out, or refusing the test, is a powerful way to protest the misuse of high-stakes tests in Massachusetts public schools. With each year the opt-out movement is gaining strength. In 2015 alone, more than 675,000 students across 14 states chose to opt out of high-stakes tests.