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FairTest testimony to Connecticut legislature on testing reform.

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Write to Senator Warren encouraging her to fight to reduce federal testing mandates.

Please send this letter to Senator Warren encouraging her to fight to reduce federal testing mandates and end test-based sanctions.

Deb Meier's Holiday Wish

December 10, 2014

FairTest Infographic: Common Core: More Tests, But Not Better

 

Resistance to High Stakes Testing Spreads

Thu, 08/23/2012 - 9:55pm

Resistance to High Stakes Testing Spreads

A national resolution to limit standardized testing is gathering support.

By: Bob Schaeffer

District Administration, September 2012

NEW SCHOOL YEAR: DOUBLING DOWN ON FAILED ED. POLICY

NEW SCHOOL YEAR: DOUBLING DOWN ON FAILED ED. POLICY

Washington Post "The Answer Sheet" Blog -- August 9, 2012

This was written by Lisa Guisbond, a policy analyst for the National Center for Fair and Open Testing, known as FairTest, a Boston-based organization that aims to improve standardized testing practices and evaluations of students, teachers and schools.

 

 

By Lisa Guisbond

High-Stakes Testing Resistance Spreads Across Nation

for further information:
Dr. Monty Neill  (617) 477-9792
Bob Schaeffer     (239) 395-6773

 

for immediate release, Tuesday, June 26, 2012

HIGH-STAKES TESTING RESISTANCE SPREADS ACROSS NATION;
RESOLUTIONS, BOYCOTTS, OPT-OUTS SHOW INCREASED PUBLIC OPPOSITION
TO FAILED “TEST-AND-PUNISH” SCHOOL POLICIES

Pop Quiz on Testing

Published in

Education Week

June 11, 2012 (on line) and June 13 (print), 2012
Commentary
By Lisa Guisbond

FairTest's Op Ed in The Atlanta Journal Constitution: When put to a test, testing culture flunks

By Robert Schaeffer

Across the U.S., the politically mandated misuse of standardized tests is damaging public schools and the children they serve. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s investigation of suspicious test scores around the nation is just the latest example. Experts may debate the methodology, but there is no question that cheating on standardized exams is widespread. In just the past three academic years, FairTest has documented confirmed cases of test score manipulation in 33 states plus the District of Columbia.

 

FairTest's Letter on High Stakes Testing to the Equity Commission

March 27, 2012

The Equity and Excellence Commission:

Dear Members of the Commission: The National Center for Fair & Open Testing (FairTest) is concerned about the damage done to educational equity and excellence by the use of high-stakes testing. Among the widely documented problems are:

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