Tag Archives: Opted Out

A Parent’s Question, What Did Smarter Balanced Scores Tell Us?


I received this question from a parent and I am not sure how to answer it. My husband and I opted out our son from the 11th grade Smarter Balanced test, I have not even seen what the Smarter Balanced scores look like that were sent home to the parents/guardians.

The parent asked, can anyone tell me how the Smarter Balanced scores will help my child improve over the next school year?

Parents Who Opted Out, No Need to Worry When Filling Out Red Clay Choice Applications Which Require Spring Smarter Balanced Scores

Exceptional Delaware published a post about Conrad Schools of Science choice application which requires Spring Standardized Test Scores which would be Smarter Balanced for all public school children in Delaware. You can read Exceptional Delaware’s post by clicking here

I wanted to make sure students were not penalized because their parents opted them out of the state assessment. Red Clay’s Superintendent Dr. Daugherty has assured me that will not happen. Conrad Schools of Science staff is well aware of the concerns and the lack of a state assessment score will not hinder any student’s chances of getting into Conrad.

Thank you to Red Clay School District for respecting a parent’s choice to opt out and not penalizing the child.