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New Report Shows MCAS Will Block College Access for Thousands of Students

for further information:
Christina Perez (857) 350-8207
Monty Neill (857) 350-8207

 

for immediate release, Wednesday October 16, 2002
For the
text of the report click here.

 

Students Spared More MCAS Requirements; Commissioner Withdraws Proposal Due to Statewide Opposition to Using MCAS for College

for further information:
Karen Hartke (857) 350-8207
Sumner Kaplan (617) 457-8888

for immediate release Tuesday, May 28, 2002

 

A loud chorus of opposition from education experts, teachers, parents, college administrators and others from across the Commonwealth resulted in state Commissioner of Education David Driscoll withdrawing his motion to the Board of Education that high school students’ MCAS results be added to their transcripts.

U.S. Naval Academy Challenged Over Misuse of SAT/ACT Exams; Minimum Score Requirement Violates Test Use Guidelines

for further information:
Christina Perez (857) 350-8207
Bob Schaeffer (941) 395-6773

 

for immediate release, Thursday, July 25, 2002

 

Florida State Scholarship Program Unfairly Discriminates, Say Civil Rights and Educational Groups

August 26, 2002

 

CONTACTS: J.C. Flores, MALDEF (213) 629-2512, ext. 124
Bob Schaeffer, FairTest (239) 395-6773

 

ACT Misused for School Ratings, Accreditation, Accountability; Test-Taker Increase Boosted by Company-Sanctioned Score Abuse

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

College Board Emphasis on Small Score Changes Encourage SAT Misuse by Colleges, Scholarship Programs

for further information:
Bob Schaeffer (239) 395-6773
Christina Perez (857) 350-8207for use along with annual SAT score release, August 27, 2002

New Study Finds Rewarding Schools for MCAS Score Gains Produces Flawed Results, Encourages Inappropriate Practices

for release after 12:01 a.m., June 27, 2002

for further information contact:
Anne Wheelock: 617-524-7324
Monty Neill: (857) 350-8207

 

Test Critics Tell College Board Trustees: "New SAT" Proposals are Cosmetic, Marketing Ploy Evading Test's Real Problems

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

 

 

for immediate release, Monday, June 17, 2002

 

SAT Repackaging Fails to Address Fundamental Flaws, May Incrase Exam's Bias and Coachability

for further information: Bob Schaeffer (941) 395-6773
June 27 & 28 (212) 265-7400
or Christina Perez (857) 350-8207

 

 

for use after 2:30pm Thursday, June 27, Empire Hotel NYC News Briefing

 

U.C. Regents Urged to Question Admissions Test Change Impacts FairTest Says Current Proposals Fail to Address Concerns

for further information:
Christina Perez (857) 350-8207
Bob Schaeffer (941) 395-6773

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