So apparently the new standardized tests are causing controversy. Edit 4/29
"The absence of your child's score may hurt our school. If your child doesn't take the test, it won't hurt our school, but it will be like your child never attended the year and we won't be able to have "credit" for their score. It will also cause a little data hole in their history. We won't have data from their year to help us with instructional needs and planning in the future. If your child is a high performer, the absence of that score will hurt us. We are working hard to provide the best education we can. We need the feedback to see if we are making progress. "
So it WILL hurt the school, but it WON'T, but it really will, but it won't, but your kid is a high performer so without their score it WILL hurt us. So... It will or won't? Lol. What is the controversy exactly? Besides standardized tests being a poor example of everything kids learn.
Edit: Holy shit. We just got the schedule for the testing. 8 days of testing?!?!?! That seems extreme. I remember a day or two, 3 tops for testing.