What if I choose not to have my student participate?

Parents/guardians have a right to not have their student
participate in state-required standardized assessments.
Minnesota Statutes require the department to provide
information about statewide assessments to parents/
guardians and include a form to complete if they refuse to
have their student participate. This form follows on the next
page and includes an area to note the reason for the refusal
to participate. Your student’s district may require additional
A school or district may have additional consequences beyond
those mentioned in this document for a student not
participating in the state-required standardized assessments.
There may also be consequences for not participating in
assessments selected and administered at the local level.
Please contact your school for more information regarding
local decisions.


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