Please click on the opt out letters below if you wish to exempt your child from CSAP.
Click on the Susan Ohanian hyperlink for two sample opt out letters that she has created. Ohanian sample Opt Out Letters
We have also provided downloadable Opt Out Letters below.
Opt Out Letters
The Opt Out Letter is summarized as follows:
Please be advised that my child, ___________________________________, will not be participating in CSAP testing during the current school year. I understand that the law provides the parent or guardian the right of choice regarding this standardized testing. In my opinion, such testing is not in the best interests of our children since it promotes competition instead of cooperation, and blunts, not stimulates, our children's curiosity. I understand, too, that the school will provide appropriate learning activities during testing times. I request that no record of CSAP testing be part of my child's permanent file.
Don Perl has also written a letter to a parent who is considering opting her child out of the CSAP/TCAP testing. He outlines all the ways that a parent is within his/her legal rights to do this in the following letter.
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