Thousands of New Jersey students are taking a stand and opting out of the Common Core exam. 

The exam, which outlines language and math skills that should be mastered, is being administered to students in each grade across the country.

This morning on "Fox and Friends," Raisa Rubin, a New Jersey seventh-grader, and her mother, Julia Sass Rubin, told Elisabeth Hasselbeck why they are against the controversial assessment

"One of the reasons is that the format of the test is very confusing, both in the technology and the questions," Raisa said. "First with the questions, a lot of the questions are multiple choice questions."

"But they're used for like when you're evaluating readings or when you're looking at essays," she explained. "That's really confusing, because when you're evaluating, a lot of students take away a different meaning ... So you can't really pick an A, B, C, or D, for that. A lot of it is really unclear." 

Julia Sass Rubin added that it's very difficult to opt out for some students, because there is no state law to help protect students from retribution that they could receive from their school for not taking the exam.

"As a parent, I would say find out what the policy is in your district and you've got to make the right decision for your child," Julia Sass Rubin stated. "As Raisa said, it's very complicated, it's very costly, and it's very time-consuming." 

Watch the video above to hear the full interview from "Fox and Friends."


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