The following letter is good for the 2015-2016 school year. Parents of children in grades 3-5 and 7 should use it to protest specific assessments that are not in compliance with the Education Code. In theory, the letter could apply to every assessment since the TEA has refused independent validation. However, the TEA takes the position that its current validation process may be independent. We think this is not true, but it is an open question. However, there is no question that the grade level assessments cited herein are not in compliance with statute.
Please carefully edit the form to note the appropriate assessments for your child.
Update for 2016-2017 – It is unclear whether this year’s assessments will complly with the law. The TEA believes they will, but it is not clear. As stated above, this letter was used for a specific year. I am not recommending it’s current use. If it turns out the assessments are non-compliant, challenge their use at that point.