Below is the California Education Code relevant to statewide testing.
CAASPP Exemption Parent Information
Under California Education Code Program Provisions, parents have the right to excuse their child from participating in the California Assessment of Academic Achievement CAASPP assessments.
California Education Code, Chapter 5. California Assessment of Academic Achievement, Section 60615, Article 2
"Notwithstanding any provision of law, a parent's or guardian's written request to school officials to excuse his or her child from any or all parts of the assessments administered pursuant to this chapter* shall be granted."
*pursuant to this chapter
CAASPP summative assessment in English language arts and mathematics for grades 3-8, inclusive, and Grade 11
The California Alternate Assessment (CAA)
The Early Assessment Program (EAP)
English Language Proficiency Assessment of California (ELPAC)
Title 5 of the CA Code of Regulations, Division 1, Chapter 2, Subchapter 3.75 "Standardized Testing and Reporting Program", Section 852, (a)
"A parent or guardian may submit to the school a written request to
excuse his or her child from any or all parts of any test provided
pursuant to Ed Code Section 60640. The parent or
guardian must initiate the request and the school district and its
employees shall not solicit or encourage any written request on
behalf of any child."
If you have any questions regarding your child’s participation, please contact your school principal.