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Opt-out rate highest in Fairport

Among the 27 public school districts in Monroe and Ontario counties, Fairport has the highest opt-out rate, based on the average of percentages of students refusing to take grades 3 to 8 state-mandated English and math tests.

A list of opt-out rates from the state Department of Education will appear in the 2016 Rochester Business Journal Schools Report Card, which will be published as a supplement to this Friday’s edition of the paper.

Fairport’s average opt-out rate was 67.5 percent, the state reports. Three other districts also had more than half of students in these grades opt-out of the tests: Honeoye, 57 percent; Spencerport, 51 percent; and East Rochester, 50.5 percent.

Pittsford, the district with the No. 1 graduation rate, had a 27 percent opt-out rate—22nd among the 27 districts in the two counties.

Since 2013, New York has administered assessments of student performance based on the new Common Core State Standards for English language arts and mathematics.

All current RBJ subscribers will receive a copy of the 2016 Schools Report Card.

(c) 2016 Rochester Business Journal. To obtain permission to reprint this article, call 585-546-8303 or e-mail rbj@rbj.net.

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