It's April and that means it's CAASPP season 😖 Even with accommodations, my struggling students with dyslexia tend to find CAASPP testing exhausting, frustrating, and stressful. (NOTE: The most stressful accommodation can actually be extra time, as then the testing stretches on and on and kids have to miss either instructional time or recess/lunch to finish.) Send this message to your school’s principal to respectfully opt your child out of state testing. You may also choose to specify why you're opting out, but this is not required.
I am writing to inform the district that my child, _________________, will not be participating in the 2023 CAASPP Testing (ie. marked as a refusal). I would love details of the school’s plan for children who will not be participating in the testing, ex. where they will go during testing time, so I can communicate this to _________________. Thank you.