Refuse The Invalid Test
In a couple months, schools in Missouri may be giving the SBAC test to their students. Many things are in a state of flux right now regarding the test including:
- Statements from SBAC declaring the test to lack external validity and technical adequacy, which is required by Missouri statute
- The inclusion of performance tasks that were not locally developed or approved which is in violation of HB1490.
- The status of the Sauer v. Nixon lawsuit challenging the legality of the consortia which developed the assessment.
Parents are wanting to spare their children the unnecessary stress of taking a test which, at the end of the day will mean nothing. The Missouri Coalition Against Common Core has developed a “Notice of Refusal” that parents can submit to their school alerting them to the facts about the test and stating their refusal to allow their child to take it.