Last week thousands of students on Long Island refused to participate in the NYSED Common Core grades 3-8 testing. The accuracy of these numbers are still being determined. Early estimates indicate over 20,000 students on Long Island refused. Newsday crunched some preliminary numbers in an article posted today. The article indicates that the Kings Park Central School District either did not respond or did not provide a figure.
Thousands of Long Island public school students in grades 3-8 refused to take the state English Language Arts test administered April 1-3 — the second year of exams that are aligned with the Common Core academic standards. Newsday asked superintendents in each of Long Island’s 124 school districts to report how many students in grades 3-8 were eligible to take the assessment and how many students refused to take the test.
This chart shows responses by district. Districts that responded, but did not provide a figure that allowed a percentage calculation, show an n/a in the last column. An asterisk (*) indicates that the district did not respond or did not provide that figure.
At the end of this month, grades 3-8 math testing will begin.