There's significant progress to report this week with legislatures in both Arizona and Texas passing proposals to reign in testing overkill. At the same time, assessment reform action is escalating in another dozen states. Keep the pressure on . . . and send us your best clips for circulation to allies around the nation.
Parents Agree: Standardized Tests Should Not Have This Much Power
In less than a week, there's news of progress in the movement to resist high-stakes testing overkill from Rhode Island, Washington, Colorado, Oregon, Texas, New York, Florida, Minnesota and Oklahoma. Meanwhile, those who profit from promoting standardized exams -- financially and politically -- stubbornly try to "stay the course" no matter how much damage to education quality and equity their policies produce.
Keep escalating the pressure (and send us clips about your actions for national circulation) !
At the risk of information overkill, here's a fat package of just one week's clips reporting the rising tide of resistance to high-stakes testing. For more details on the scope and impact of the growing national movement, check out the March issue of FairTest's Examiner newsletter at http://fairtest.org/newsletter/current