Types of Coping Strategies The 14 strategies described in the following pages range from tech-

niques adopted by people who accept high-stakes testing as desirable to tactics aimed at defeating high-stakes testing and its sponsors. The strategies involve (a) supporting high-stakes testing, (b) seeking educators' advice, (c) informing other parents of testing policies, (d) punishing children, (e) demanding higher standards, (f) demanding lower standards, (g) expressing disgust about the tests, (h) removing children from testing, (i) rejecting school-transfer offers, (j) signing dropout-consent forms, (k) demanding changes in the testing law, (1) conducting demonstrations, (m) threatening boycotts, and (n) suing for the opportunity to inspect test items.