End of Course Exams are used in APS strictly to evaluate teachers. Your students’ teachers don’t know what is on these tests. Parents only get the score their students received. These End of Course exams provide no instructional assistance to your children. OPT OUT NOW!
For Students in 4-8 grades: Opting Out has NO consequences for your child’s grade, placement next year in any class, etc. It is a tool that will be used ONLY to grade your teacher on a faulty math model called the Value Added Formula.Statisticians Slam Faulty Vam.
For Students in Grade 9-12: Students must earn 25 credits AND prove competency in English, Math, Science, History and Writing. Opt Out safely from EOCs in the fine arts, P.E., electives, languages. But do not opt out of any End of Course exams related to the above five subject areas! Ask your student’s counselor for more information on your student and what he/she needs to earn a diploma of excellence.
For parents in Albuquerque Public Schools, find a lot of information about testing, graduation requirements and opting out here: http://www.aps.edu/schools/testing
Learn about testing in each grade level in APS: http://www.aps.edu/schools/testing/documents/assessments-by-grades-2014-15
Here are graduation requirements: http://www.aps.edu/schools/graduation-requirements
Here are alternative demonstrations of competency. Ask your counselor about this: http://www.aps.edu/schools/graduation-requirements#Exit Exam Requirements and Alternatives
And find opt-out forms (or Exemption forms) in English and Spanish for elementary, middle and high schoolers here: http://www.aps.edu/schools/testing