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Testing Resistance & Reform News: May 23 - 29, 2013

The pushback against high-stakes testing continues to score significant victories across the nation.  More and more state legislatures, school boards, parents, teachers, administrators and students now agree, "Enough is Enough!" 

Assessment that Supports Education - Short Video on Mission Hill School

Assessment that Supports Education

Recently, Boston area students and teachers organized an excellent conference, “Creating the Schools We Deserve.” It focused on what schools should be like and how we can win them. The conversations made clear that most people have never had the privilege of experiencing the kind of life-affirming, engaging, supportive, and multicultural schooling we can see at Boston’s Mission Hill School.   

Testing Resistance & Reform News: May 16-22, 2013

 

Building a Successful Assessment Reform Movement

Building a Successful Assessment Reform Movement -- A Three-Part Series by FairTest

 

FairTest staff analyze the growing resistance to high-stakes tests and propose steps toward growing a larger, more effective movement. Part I discusses the need for over-arching strategies to guide the work. Part II explains why we need to push for authentic assessments. And Part III offers specific tactics activists can employ.

FairTest submits testimony on accountability to House Education Committee

The US House of Representatives Education Committee held hearings on "accountability" May 7, 2013. FairTest submitted testimony opposing high-stakes testing and test-based accountability and supporting educationally sound approaches to assessment and accountability.

See the PDF of the testimony here.

 

 

Testing Resistance & Reform News May 9 - 15, 201

 

Testing Resistance & Reform News: May 2 - 8, 2013

Across the nation, assessment reformers are ringing up victories and changing public opinion by pressuring policymakers, publishing great letters and opinion columns, and exposing test-driven corruption.

FairTest Press Release: Widespread Computer Testing Not Ready for Primetime

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Testing Resistance & Reform News: April 24 - May 1, 2013

Wow! It's been another incredible week with a huge number of clips demonstrating the growing strength of the assessment reform movement. You can help Deborah Meier honor Jonathan Kozol and build the national high-stakes testing resistance by making a contribution at:  http://www.fairtest.org/donate
 

Testing Resistance & Reform News: April 18-23, 2013

 

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