I contacted the school this morning to get and exemption for my child from the CST testing. All you need to do is write a letter like the example below and turn it into the school your child attends. Make sure to include the school year in your letter.....(There is not an official document to fill out.) They will contact you to let you know where your child will be during the testing.....
Last night at the board meeting Tobin Brinker spoke telling the board members that all we need for Terrace Hills Middle school is 50 students to opt out of testing and the entire schools scores will not be counted when the district is evaluated......
Here is a sample waiver request:
Dear School Administrator,
I am requesting an exemption for my child______________________ from taking the STAR test (CST) the school year of 2008 /2009 . Education code 60615 states, “ Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a parent's or guardian's written request to school officials to excuse his or her child from any or all parts of the assessments administered pursuant to this chapter shall be granted.” Please contact me in writing to confirm receipt of this request and inform me where my child will be during the testing time and what instruction will be provided.
Please send to all parents........Wendy Baker