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N.Y. Opt-Out Rate Hits 20 Percent on Common-Core Tests

We finally have an answer to a burning question about the epicenter of the opt-out movement.

According to data released by the New York state education department Aug. 12, 20 percent of students in grades 3-8 eligible to take the statewide tests in reading and math for the 2014-15 school year did not do so. 

It’s the third year that New York state students have taken tests aligned to the Common Core State Standards. And scores didn’t change dramatically from last year to this year.