Bonham ISD Administration sometimes receives questions from parents about “opting out” of state testing. The intent of this response is to provide clarification of the state law and provide transparency regarding state testing requirements so parents can make informed decisions about STAAR testing.
Bonham ISD fully respects and acknowledges requests to have students opt out of STAAR testing; however, under state and federal laws, the District is unable to honor this type of request because it is not an option offered in Texas.
Texas Education Agency’s statement regarding requests to not take state tests. https://files.gabbart.com/1260/refusal_response_to_parents_1.pdf
Bonham ISD “Opting Out” of State Testing FAQ: https://files.gabbart.com/1260/bisd_faq_opt_out.pdf
Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) “Opting Out of Standardized Tests”: https://files.gabbart.com/1260/tasb_opt_out_standardized_tests.pdf