Long Islanders opt out of Common Core tests
More than 89,000 students in 108 Long Island school districts opted out of Common Core testing on English Language Arts this week, representing half of the eligible students, according to the districts. Here are the details. Districts that did not respond to requests for information or refused to provide it are blank. Sagaponack declined to provide data due to small school population that would result in inadvertent identification of children. The last column contains the percentage of students reported opting out of the ELA test last year at this stage. You can see the opt-out figures for the 2016 math test here. This database updated on April 9, 2016.