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Forum on Educational Accountability Successful in its Efforts to Improve the Higher Education Act

Contact: Gary Ratner
Executive Director, Citizens for Effective Schools
301 469-8000                               

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Forum on Educational Accountability Successful in its Efforts to Improve the Higher Education Act, P.L. 110-315

FairTest's testimony on graduation tests to the Maryland Board of Ed.

FairTest's Monty Neill presented invited testimony on graduation tests and alternatives to the Maryland Board of Education. The letter also appears attached at the bottom as a formatted PDF:

 

October 21, 2008

James DeGraffenreidt, Chair
Members of the State Board of Education
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Copies sent by regular mail and e-mail

Dear Chairman DeGraffenreidt and Members of the Maryland Board of Education,

FairTest on College Board's New "READISTEP" Test

      for further information, contact


Jesse Mermell (857) 350-8207                                               
Robert Schaeffer (239) 395-6773
cell (239) 699-0468


for immediate release Wednesday, October 22, 2008

TEST-OPTIONAL COLLEGES LIST SOARS PAST 775

for further information, contact

Jesse Mermell    (857) 350-8207
Robert Schaeffer    (239) 395-6773
cell    (239) 699-0468

for immediate release Monday, September 22, 2008

What the Presidential Candidates are saying about NCLB

The Presidential Candidates on NCLB – Update, October 2008

With just two months until the presidential election, the Democratic and Republican parties have had their respective conventions and produced party platforms, which gives us an opportunity to see if the candidates are saying anything new about NCLB. The short answer is, nothing very specific. Independent candidate Ralph Nader, on the other hand, specifically calls for the law’s repeal. Libertarian Bob Barr and other candidates have also weighed in on the law since our last update in June.

SAT Scores 2008 Release

for further information:
Bob Schaeffer: (239) 395-6773
cell: (239) 699-0468

for use with annual SAT score release -- 11am EDT Tuesday, August 26, 2008


SAT LOSING MARKET SHARE TO TEST-OPTIONAL COLLEGES AND ACT;
EXAM’S BIASES AND WEAK PREDICTIVE VALIDITY REDUCE ITS POPULARITY

The SAT is losing market-share as a college admissions test.

FairTest: What to Look for in the 2008 SAT Score Report

for further information:

Bob Schaeffer    (239) 395-6773
cell:    (239) 699-0468

for immediate release, Thursday, August 21, 2008

ACT Scores Reaction -- A Different Test, Not a Better One

FairTest                                                                        

National Center for Fair & Open Testing

for further information:

Jesse Mermell: (857) 350-8207

Bob Schaeffer: (239) 395-6773

 

for use with annual ACT score release -- 12:01am Wednesday, August 13, 2008

THE ACT, A DIFFERENT COLLEGE ADMISSIONS TEST

BUT NOT NECESSARILY A BETTER ONE

Exit Strategies: Confronting Faulty Grad Tests by Latricia Wilson.

See the story in the July 10 issue of The Nation: Exit Strategies: Confronting Faulty Grad Tests (Originally published by WireTap.) by Latricia Wilson.
(
http://www.thenation.com/doc/20080721/latricia)

Latricia was profiled in an April 2008 FairTest Examiner story.

 

Video: "FairTest: You Can't Judge Learning with a Standardized Test"

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