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New Report Challenges Strategies Promoted by Chicago School Officials and "No Child Left Behind"

for further information:
Dr. Monty Neill (857) 350-8207
Julie Woestehoff (312) 491-9101

for immediate release -- Thursday, January 18, 2007

"Reforms" Touted in "Chicago Miracle" Lack Success; Schools with Locally-initiated Strategies Produce More Learning

 

NEW REPORT CHALLENGES STRATEGIES PROMOTED BY CHICAGO SCHOOL OFFICIALS AND "NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND"

for further information:
Dr. Monty Neill (857) 350-8207
Julie Woestehoff (312) 491-9101
for immediate release -- Thursday, January 18, 2007

NEW REPORT CHALLENGES STRATEGIES PROMOTED BY CHICAGO SCHOOL OFFICIALS AND "NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND"
"Reforms" Touted in "Chicago Miracle" Lack Success; Schools with Locally-initiated Strategies Produce More Learning

STUDY SHOWS "TROUBLING" MINORITY H.S. GRADUATION PROBLEM IN MASSACHUSETTS

FairTest
Press Release

for further information:
CONTACT: Monty Neill, Executive Director, FairTest, (857) 350-8207
or email monty@fairtest.org
Lisa Guisbond, K-12 Test Reform Analyst, FairTest, 617-730-5445,
or email lisa.guisbond@verizon.net395-6773

"New" SAT Average Score Plunge, Test-Registration Drop Further Undermine College Board Credibility

for immediate release, Tuesday, August 29, 2006

This year's seven point decline in average SAT scores combined with a drop in the number of students taking that admissions exam add to the mounting credibility problems faced by the test's sponsor, the College Board, according to assessment reform advocates at the National Center for Fair & Open Testing (FairTest). The score plunge is the largest annual change in three decades; the number of SAT takers declined for the first time since 1991.

New Poll Shows Growing Discontent With "No Child" Law

for further information:

Dr. Monty Neill (857) 350-8207

or Bob Schaeffer (239) 395-6773

for release with Gallup/PDK poll – embargoed until 12:01am, Tuesday, August 28, 2007

 

Test-Maker's SAT Score-Decline Math Fails to Add Up; FairTest Urges College Board, "Tell the Truth"

for further information, contact:
Robert Schaeffer (239) 305-6773
cell (239) 699-0468

For immediate release, Wednesday, September 6, 2006

"A Contrarian View of the Testing Industry,"

The Summer 2006 Issue
of the quarterly National Crosstalk features a
lengthy cover profile of FairTest titled, "A
Contrarian View of the Testing Industry
," which accurately
describes FairTest's situation.

 

http://www.highereducation.org/crosstalk/ct0306/news0306-fairtest.shtml

FairTest Praises N.Y. Senate Subpoena of College Board SAT Scoring Error Report

for further information:

Bob Schaeffer (239) 395-6773

cell: (239) 699-0468

for immediate release, Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Testimony of Robert Schaeffer Before the New York Senate Higher Education Committee

 

The January 18, 2006 Ed Week featured a piece on FairTest and the Joint Organizational Statement on NCLB

Education Week, January 18, 2006
At 4, NCLB Gets Praise and Fresh Call
to Amend It
By Andrew Trotter and Michelle R. Davis
Washington

A coalition of school, civil rights, and child-advocacy groups
handed a list of 14 recommendations for changing the federal
No Child Left Behind Act to congressional staff members at the
U.S. Capitol last week, just a day after President Bush vigorously
defended the law on its fourth anniversary.

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