A student may be exempted from taking the Smarter Balanced tests in the following three situations:
- If the student is taking the CAAs.
- If the student has been designated as an English learner and entered a U.S. school less than 12 months from the middle of the selected testing window. (This exemption applies to the ELA portion of the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessment.)
- If the parent has expressed in writing that his or her student should be excluded from taking the summative assessments.