Lisa Guisbond: Resist the testing bandwagon. Op Ed.


Lisa Guisbond: Resist the testing bandwagon

01:00 AM EDT on Sunday, May 4, 2008




THE RHODE ISLAND Board of Regents will discuss on May 15 proposed changes to the state’s high-school-graduation requirements that may increase the weight placed on state test scores. The board should think twice before going down this road.

Why Graduation Tests/Exit Exams Fail to Add Value to High School Diplomas

Thanks to Brenda Engel

We give a special thank you to long-time testing reform educator Brenda
Engel. Brenda is also a fine watercolorist, and she generously donated
the proceeds from her recent Cambridge, MA gallery show to FairTest.


Examples of Brenda's work can be seen below or at



NCLB Administrative Tinkering Fails to Address the Flawed "Test and Punish" Policies Initiated By Nation at Risk Misdiagnosis

for further information contact:
Jesse Mermell/Monty Neill (857) 350-8207
or Robert Schaeffer (239) 395-6773

for immediate release, Tuesday, April 22, 2008 after Sec. Spellings’ Detroit speech.

"Beyond NCLB" by Monty Neill Available at Rethinking Schools

"Beyond NCLB" by FairTest's Monty Neill is available in Rethinking Schools at

April FairTest Examiner Newsletter Published

The April 2008 FairTest Examiner is now published.

See the articles here and be sure to sign up to receive future issues and updates via email direct from FairTest.

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

Lisa Guisbond: All Hail R.I, Diploma System

Monday, March 24, 2008

Graduation Tests Will Harm Students. by Judith A. Browne-Dianis,0,2772361.s...

Graduation tests will harm students

By Judith A. Browne-Dianis

March 25, 2008

FairTest's Reaction to Secretary Spellings’ “Differentiated Accountability" Plan

for further information contact:

Dr. Monty Neill (857) 350-8207 Robert Schaeffer (239) 395-6773

for immediate release, Tuesday, March 18, 2008

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