Assessment Opt Out Process

The Law

Coloradostatelawrequires every student enrolled in a public school is required to take the assessments in the grade level in which the student is enrolled C.R.S. 22-7-409(1.2)(d)(I), except those students taking the grade level assessment available in thealternative test. The link to the Colorado Department of Education’s web page is linked here. The Englewood Board of Education has adopted policy IKA-R for parents/guardians to exempt students from participating in one or more state assessments. The list of state and local assessments the District will be administering during the school year is located here.

The Process

If the parent(s)/guardians of a student choose to opt their student out of state and/or district assessments, we need the following documentation:

  1. Written confirmation with a parent signature

  2. Name of eachassessmentofwhichtheyareoptingtheirstudentout.

Please note that this exemption will be valid for one school year. A new request will need to made in subsequent school years.

School Assessment Contacts or Administrators

Please take the following steps after you have received the opout letter.

  1. Print a copy if it is an email.

  2. The SAC should keep a folder with all opt out letters at the building.

  3. Please forward a copy of the opt out letter to Gary Hanson at RDAB. We will ensure the information goes into Infinite Campus.

Board Policy IKA-R

Updated 10.26.18 G.Hanson