to whom it may concern,
I am trying to Opt my child out of STAAR testing and as of today my daughter was threatened with drooping her from her current status as GT/ Honor/ Accelerated. I have seen the TEA web site and even spoken to them as well as the districts STAAR testing department. They both said there is no option to Opt out, although I know another parent that does this every year and she as well had her child changed from class one year but she argued the issue. My daughter called and informed me the principal the principal was threating to drop her down to basic level, than the principal took the phone from her I have an issue with this and fear my daughter will/ is being mistreated as a result from opting out. I need some support and help from someone that can speak their language in enforcing our rights. With all the lack of instruction and from previous test I can foresee she will have lower grades than usual also the stress on her because she knows this as well.