06/06/2013 11:02 am ET

Hoax Letter Sent To Schools Encourages Parents To Opt Out Of Testing

DNAinfo/Sonja Sharp

BROOKLYN — Rebecca Herz was relieved to receive a letter from the principal of Prospect Height's P.S. 9 letting parents know they could opt their kids out of this week's field tests.

Herz did not want her fifth-grade daughter sitting for the exam, which wouldn't count for the school's evaluations but would try out questions on kids to help testing giant Pearson develop future exams.

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