Mapleton School District School Board Advises Parents to Opt
Their Children Out of Spring Smarter Balanced Standardized Tests
Resolution Supporting the Opt-Out Option for Smarter Balanced Testing
We, the Mapleton Board of Education, given our responsibility to safeguard and guide the education of Mapleton students, find that the administering of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium tests (SBAC) at this time of pandemic to be inappropriate and harmful to students, their families and to the school community.
For the following reasons, we encourage parents to opt their children out of these tests:
1. The tests create mental stress for students at the exact time we’re trying to restore emotional health.
2. The tests will be meaningless: