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Thursday was day two of standardized testing for Hudson Valley students in grades three through eight.
A steady stream of parents has chosen to boycott the exam since 2014.
"I just thought it was not the most ideal way to measure how he is doing in school,” says parent Jonna Morales-Thompson.
Shary Moody's eighth-grade son, who attends Nyack Middle School, took the test but she says they’re not ruling out opting out in the future.
"I think everyone should have the option to opt out,” says Moody.
According to the state, 19 percent of students refused to take the test last year, down from 21 percent in 2016.
Tom Kelley opted out his daughter Leela last year, but chose not to this year.
"I said it’s fourth grade, this is the time to learn how to put yourself under that pressure, especially if you are going to do well,” he says.
The math exam is scheduled for May.