Under California Education Code Program Provisions, parents have the right to excuse their child from participating in the California Assessment of Academic Achievement CAASPP assessments.
PARTICIPATION IN STATE ASSESSMENTS AND OPTION TO REQUEST EXEMPTION (EC § 60615, 5 CCR § 852):
Pupils in applicable grade levels will participate in the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) except as exempted by law. Each year, a parent may submit a written request to excuse his or her child from any or all parts of the CAASPP assessments for that school year. If the parent submits the exemption request after testing begins, any test(s) completed before the request is submitted will be scored; the results will be included in the pupil’s records and reported to the parent.
School district employees will not solicit or encourage any exemption request on behalf of a pupil or group of pupils.
Parents may submit written requests to their child’s school Principal or Assistant Principal.