FairTest in the News

WASHINGTON POST: Beyond test scores: The right way to assess students and schools, by Monty Neill

 

 

WASHINGTON POST: The list of test-optional colleges and universities keeps growing — despite College Board’s latest jab

 

The KSU SENTINAL: Opinion: Multiple choice tests are unfair and inaccurate

August 21st, 2017 Chandler Smith

Multiple-choice tests are an unfair and inaccurate way to test how much students have learned.

Students sometimes spend hours preparing for a test, placing emphasis on the wrong material, only to realize once the test is in front of them that they studied for all the wrong things. This can happen when the professor places a higher emphasis on the lectures than the reading material, or vice versa, when students expect the opposite.

NBC NEWS: Does the SAT Still Matter If Nearly 1,000 Colleges Are Test-Optional?

by Susan Donaldson James

Admissions Movement Leaving ACT/SAT Behind - Higher Education

Original Article location: http://diverseeducation.com/article/87965/
 

The Testing Resistance and Reform Movement, Monthly Review

"[The] refusal to participate in federally mandated testing programs likely represents a turning point in the history of assessment reform in the United States. The next few years will tell, as activists plan to dramatically increase refusals and to win policy changes in the states. Their avowed goals include less testing, an end to high-stakes uses of tests (that is, making decisions about students, educators, or schools solely or primarily on test scores), and implementation of other, educationally sound assessment practices.

End Florida's Politically Manipulated School Grades

for further information

Bob Schaeffer  (239) 395-6773

             mobile  (239) 699-0468

 

for immediate release, Tuesday, January 5, 2016

TESTING REFORM LEADER TELLS STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION.

“OUR  CHILDREN AND FLORIDA TAXPAYERS

DESERVE BETTER THAN POLITICALLY MANIPULATED GRADES

FairTest's event to honor Nancy Carlsson-Paige & Lani Guinier was a great success.

On November 11, 2015, FairTest honored Nancy Carlsson-Paige and Lani Guinier with the Deborah W. Meier Heroes in Education award. Lani Guinier is the Bennett Boskey Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and author of The Tyranny of the Meritocracy. Nancy Carlsson-Paige is co-founder of Defending the Early Years and Professor Emerita at Lesley University.

FairTest board member Deborah Meier presented the award to Nancy. NAACP-Legal Defense and Education Fund President presented the award to Lani Guinier.

FairTest faxed this letter to all Senators asking them to oppose NCLB-lite amendment and support grade span testing.

July 15, 2015

Dear Senator,

FairTest stands with many grassroots civil rights, parent, educator, and community groups in opposition to continuing the harmful consequences imposed by No Child Left Behind (NCLB). 

FairTest Seeks Help for Test-Takers Hurt by June 6 SAT Timing/Scoring Fiasco

for further information:                                                                 

Bob Schaeffer (239) 395-6773

                   cell (239) 699-0468

 

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