Testing Resistance & Reform News: April 9 - 15, 2014

New York was "ground zero" for protests against standardized exams in the first half of April with at least 33,000 students opting out, but Testing Resistance & Reform Spring actions also took place in at least a dozen and a half other states. Check out this week's stories for details, then go to to share your upcoming events with allies across the nation.

SAT "Cosmetic Surgery" Ignores Test's Basic Flaws

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Bob Schaeffer (239) 395-6773
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for immediate release, April 14, 2014

Testing Resistance & Reform News: April 5- 8, 2014

It's only been four days since Friday's "special issue" on the rapidly accelerating movement to replace standardized exam overkill with performance assessment, and there are already more than two dozen stories about testing resistance and related issues from 18 states.  Remember that an archive of news clips is online at --  you can help support this work, and the movement it serves, by c

Special Edition: Testing Resistance & Reform News: April 2 - 4, 2014

The 2014 round of standardized exam administration got underway in several states this week. As predicted by FairTest and our Testing Resistance & Reform Spring (TRRS) allies, opt-out campaigns and other forms of protest exploded in many communities. In just the past three days, we've seen so many great news clips that we could not wait until our normal Tuesday distribution date to circulate them nationally. 

Testing Resistance & Reform News: March 26 - April 1, 2014

With each passing week, there are more and more stories about the growing high-stakes testing resistance movement.  Help ensure reporters, allies and policy-makers know about your local protest activities by posting them on the national map at:    http:/

Opt Out to Say "Enough is Enough" on Student Testing

Testing Resistance & Reform News: March 19 - 25, 2014

Anyone who still believes that the resistance to testing misuse and overuse is confined to a few big cities and "liberal" activists, should click through this week's news clips. In fact, testing protests are spreading across "deep red" states" such as Alaska, Tennessee, Texas and Utah. And "conservative" commentators are speaking out against standardized exam overkill.

Testing Resistance & Reform News: March 12 - March 18, 2014

As school testing season gets underway across the country, the resistance movement is pushing back hard against standardized exam overuse and misuse with more school officials supporting parents. This week's clips include stories from fifteen states!

Be sure to post your events on the Testing Resistance & Reform Spring website:

Technical Problems Delay Some Common Core Pilot Test

Testing Resistance & Reform News: March 5 - 11, 2014

Testing Resistance & Reform Spring is taking off across the nation. This week's stories include articles about protests against standardized exam overkill in a dozen states plus several excellent commentaries.  Be sure to post your events and take advantage of the resources available to support your work via the new, simpler URL: -- as always, feel free to use or adapt the many useful fact sheets at

"New" SAT Plan Fails to Address Exam's Major Flaws

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Bob Schaeffer (239) 395-6773

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for immediate release, Wednesday, March 5, 2014

FairTest Reaction to "New" SAT Plan: Overhaul Likely to Spur Test-Optional Admission

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