Long Island students opt out of state English exam

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.

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District Students eligible Students refused % refused
Wyandanch * * *
William Floyd 4, 235 252 6
Westhampton Beach 646 27 4.2
Westbury 2, 245 11 0.5
West Islip * * *
West Hempstead 928 10 1.1
West Babylon * * *
Wantagh * * *
Wainscott 4 0 0
Valley Stream Central 1, 500 39 2.6
Valley Stream 30 * * *
Valley Stream 24 632 11 1.7
Valley Stream 13 1, 326 79 6
Uniondale * * *
Tuckahoe * * *
Three Village * * *
Syosset 3, 016 89 3
Suffolk 37, 757 4, 778 12.7
Springs * * *
Southold * * *
Southampton * * *
South Huntington * * *
South Country * * *
Smithtown * * *
Shoreham-Wading River 1, 200 400 33.3
Shelter Island * * *
Sewanhaka * * *
Seaford * * *
Sayville 1, 450 202 13.9
Sagaponack 6 0 0
Sag Harbor 473 6 1.3
Sachem * * *
Roslyn * * *
Roosevelt 1, 215 7 0.6
Rocky Point * * *
Rockville Centre 1, 640 754 46
Riverhead * * *
Remsenburg-Speonk 92 9 9.8
Quogue 67 0 0
Port Washington * * *
Port Jefferson * * *
Plainview-Old Bethpage 2, 341 423 18.1
Plainedge * * *
Patchogue-Medford * * *
Oysterponds * * *
Oyster Bay 729 136 18.7
Oceanside 2, 560 175 6.8
Northport-East Northport * * *
North Shore 1, 310 127 9.7
North Merrick 716 60 8.4
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