Q. Should I black out the test results for history and science on my child’s standardized achievement test before sending in the scores to the superintendent?

A. Yes, you may black out the scores if your child took the history and science portions of a standardized achievement test. However, it is not necessary for your child to take those two sections of the test in order to obtain a composite score. A composite score is made up of the two core subjects—language arts and mathematics—including their subtests. This is all the law requires. Simply stop the test after completing the language arts and mathematics portions and submit it to the testing company for scoring.