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SAT Score Report: Fixation on Biased, Useless Test Results Undermines Educational Equity and Excellence

for further information:
Bob Schaeffer (941) 395-6773
or Monty Neill (857) 350-8207

for use with SAT results, 12 noon EDT, Tuesday, August 29, 2000

Droppout Numbers in Boston Public Schools 1996-2000

Droppout Numbers in Boston Public
Schools

1996-2000

* Students who drop out of Boston's middle
grades make up an increasing proportion of all middle grades
dropouts in Massachusetts. In 1995-96, one fifth (20.2%) of
the state's middle grades dropouts came from Boston. In 1999-2000,
almost three fifths (58.2%) of the state's middle grades dropouts

High-Stakes Testing Flunks - USA Today op-ed September 7, 1999.

By Monty Neill

The latest "school reform" scheme backed by politicians and business leaders who have never spent a day in a classroom teaching children is high-stakes testing -- requiring students to pass a standardized exam before they can be promoted or graduate.

"SAT/ACT Optional" Admissions Enhances Equity and Excellence At Growing Number of U.S. Colleges

for further information:
Charles Rooney (857) 350-8207
eves. Bob Schaeffer (941) 395-6773

 

for use after 12:00am, October 7, 1998

 

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