95 percent of Garfield students opt out of SBAC

Seattle Public Schools reported Tuesday that 95 percent of the students at Garfield High School opted out of

the Common Core Testing, also known as the Smarter Balanced test, or SBAC.

None of the students at Nathan Hale took the test, and at both Roosevelt and Ingraham, 80 percent of students opted out.

Earlier this month, more than 100 juniors at Garfield submitted "opt out" slips.

Many parents and teachers believe the state-required Smarter Balanced test is unfair, that it sets up the majority of the students to fail, and that it's a high stakes test that could penalize the teacher or the school.



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