Re: [Discuss-sudbury-model] testing and Sudbury Valley

From: Woty <woty_at_bellsouth.net>
Date: Fri Feb 11 10:59:02 2005

They can in Oregon. I don't think that's possible in North Carolina.

~Woty

On Feb 11, 2005, at 10:53, sheila wrote:

> Can the parents write a letter asking that their children be exempted
> from
> testing for philisophical or religious reasons?
> Sheila
>
>
>> Hello -
>>
>> I am interested in starting a SV school here in Charlotte, and I'm
> currently working with the group in Asheville to get one started
> there. One
> issue that I have come across is testing. In North Carolina, there are
> end-of-grade tests at grades 3, 6, 9, and 11. The students have to
> pass
> with a minimum grade or they are automatically held back. I was hoping
> there were exceptions to this rule, but there are not. Even private
> religious schools have to comply with this.
>>
>> One way I thought of to handle this was, because there are no grade
>> levels
> in Sudbury schools, to just make the tests available, and if a student
> wanted to take one, they could, in whatever grade they wanted.
>>
>> I do not know the consequences if testing is not done, maybe the
>> school
> would not be accredited. (Then would the students who attended be
> considered truant?)
>>
>> I am ordering a start-up kit soon, and will then have access to those
> archives, but until then -- if someone has started a school in a state
> with
> similar laws, how do you handle it? Does anyone have thoughts or ideas
> about it?
>>
>> Thanks for your input -
>>
>> Gassho -
>> Caren
>> in Charlotte, NC
>>
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