Press Release: FairTest's Testimony on the PA Graduation Test

for further information:
Jesse Mermell (857) 350-8207
or Bob Schaeffer (239) 395-6773

for immediate release, Tuesday, May 12, 2008

Testimony of Monty Neill, Ed.D. to the Rhode Island Board of Regents Regarding Proposed Graduation Requirements

Testimony of FairTest's Monty Neill to the Maryland Joint Committee on Education/Ways and Means

for immediate release, Monday, March 17, 2008

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The State of Teacher Education in California

4/21/04 v.4.4

The State of Teacher Education in California
A Report to Faculty, Students, and the Public


AIMS can be saved--make it

Arizona AIMS or Staford 9 Opt-out in English and Spanish

Dear Principal ___________________ and Superintendent ___________________,

Test Scores Unreliable Means of Assessing School Quality

High-Stakes Test-Based Accountability Policies: Problems and Pitfalls

High-Stakes Test-Based Accountability
Policies: Problems and Pitfalls

Anne Wheelock

In 1993, the Massachusetts Board of Education approved a policy
advisory for circulation to all school districts in Massachusetts.
Entitled "School Account-ability and Indicator Systems: Implications
for Policy Making in Massachusetts," the policy advisory
presented research on accountability policies and standards-based
reform. Among other findings, this policy advisory noted that:

MCAS Alert September 2000

FairTest / CARE (Coalition
for Authentic Reform in Education)

MCAS: Making the Massachusetts
Dropout Crisis Worse

“I think a lot of people are going to
drop out if they fail this test. If they feel they’re not
going to make it to college, why bother trying?”
- Lacy Langevin, New Bedford High School, Class of 2003

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