See this article for why you MUST opt your children out of computer adaptive tests.
Then watch this 15-minute video on data collection, but don’t watch it right before bed as it’s been known to cause insomnia.
Follow these steps to Opt Out of Utah’s Common Core tests called SAGE:
1. Make copies of the SAGE test opt out form to deliver to each of your children’s schools
2. Tell your child’s teachers that you are Opting Out of ALL computer adaptive tests, including any practice tests that they may administer.
3. Ensure they understand your child should not be punished for this and per instructions from the state superintendent your child can take an alternative test during this time but it should not affect your child negatively in any way.
Is your district opt-out friendly? Click here to see. (this is superseded now that SB 122 was signed into law. It is quoted in the opt out form above.)
Dual Enrollment – This post discusses dual-enrollment where you can pull your child out of school and homeschool one or more subjects while having your child in school for the other classes.
Here is the original opt-out form if you want it for anything.