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Testing Resistance & Reform News: November 7 - 13, 2018

Last week's sweeping electoral changes mean that new leaders should be more receptive to assessment reform initiatives in many jurisdictions. Contact FairTest for assistance in running your winning grassroots campaign!

Florida If Anyone is to Blame for Low Test Scores, It's the State Legislature

Testing Resistance & Reform News: October 31 - November 6, 2018

You don't need another reminder that it is Election Day.  But, do remember that your vote can boost candidates who support genuine assessment reforms, not another layer of counter-productive test-and-punish schemes.  If you want to change policies, you have to change the policy makers!

National What Education Wonks Will Be Watching for in Election Results

“Beyond The GRE” Campaign And “GREXIT” Web List Seek To Downplay Tests In Graduate School Admissions

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Sandra L. Petersen, PhD  413 545-1808           
or Bob Schaeffer (FairTest)  239 395-6773

 

for immediate release, Thursday, November 1, 2018

Testing Resistance & Reform News: October 24 - 30, 2018

Grassroots pressure to overhaul testing intensifies as the mid-term elections draw near.  Be prepared to start meeting with newly elected policy-makers to educate them about your agenda before the year-end holidays.

FairTest Reacts to the 2018 SAT Scores & Score Charts

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Testing Resistance & Reform News: October 17 - 23, 2018

Election Day 2018 is only two weeks away.  There's still time to identify and support candidates who will promote assessments that advance deeper learning and stronger teaching, not impose counter-productive test-and-punish policies.  Remember: if you want to change bad policies, you have to change policy makers!

National Vote Against Narrow-Minded School "Reformers" Who Promote Test-and-Punish Policies

FairTest Reacts to the 2018 ACT Scores & 2018 College Bound Seniors Average ACT Scores

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Testing Resistance & Reform News: October 10 -16, 2018

More assessment reform progress to report with Pennsylvania about to roll back its high school exit test and Indiana offering graduation pathways that do not rely on testing.  But, there are still many stories about the negative impacts of testing overkill, particularly the damage done to minority and low-income children.

Arizona Educators Blast "A to F" School Grading Scheme

Testing Resistance & Reform News: October 3 - 9, 2018

This week's stories again demonstrate that the American public is fed up with testing overkill and wants assessments that support learning and teaching.  You can help accelerate testing reform, honor former FairTest Executive Director Monty Neill as a "Hero in Education," and welcome his successor, Andre Green, by clicking on

Testing Resistance & Reform News: September 26 - October 2, 2018

Controversies continue to swirl around policies that promote standardized testing misuse and overuse, and some policy-makers are taking action. There's real progress to report in many states -- check out this week's clips for details of assessment reform victories!

California Governor Vetoes Bill Allowing Districts to Use ACT/SAT as Mandatory Grade 11 Test

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