This paper discusses the emergence of an opt-out movement in Israel led by parent associations at local and national levels. The protest targeted the use of a national standardized test, the Meitzav. Analyzing media coverage of this movement and informed by the theoretical arguments of the Advocacy Coalition Framework, the study suggests that by forming a coalition with the Teachers’ Union, parents proclaimed their right to a role in education policymaking in a highly centralized system. The coalition was s uccessful in that it influenced the Ministry of Education to postpone the tests and form a special committee to reevaluate the national assessment policy. The Israeli case enhances our understanding of opt-out movements in different educational and institutional contexts.
|Translated title of the contribution||Parents’ Resistance to Standardized Testing in a Highly Centralized System: The Emergence of an Opt-out Movement in Israel|
|Journal||Education Policy Analysis Archives|
|State||Published - 20 Dec 2022|
- opt-out movement
- standardized tests
- test-based accountability
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