Is there a way for my child to not take the NY state ELA, Math, etc assessment tests?
Like all other states, NY continuously changes assessment tests for no reason. See how many times NY changed the tests in the last few years in NY assessment history.pdf
Yes, there is a way to avoid taking annual meaningless NY assessment tests. As a parent you have the right to opt out of NY state testing requirements.
How to do it? Write a letter to the school's principal saying that you are not interested in letting your child take the state exams. That's it.