As Predicted! PERT testing not going away in Palm Beach & other counties. Opt out?
Despite the new law making the PERT test optional and no longer state funded, districts are still going to force students to take this test. The result is more class time lost and local tax dollars diverted.
This test can be easily taken by students at any local community college if they want to or need to for admission. Why force students to test in high school? The answer is simple. It is part of the accountability system and schools help their “school grades” if they get kids to pass. I can assure you that this test is meaningless and repetitive. It is also the loss of an entire class period.
Today – Robert Avossa announced that Palm Beach will still force students to take this test. While not all students take the test- many will be required to do so.
Parents and students need to know they can opt out of this test and take it in a relaxed setting IF they need to- at a local college.
The testing addiction continues.