The 2011-2012 public school year has now wrapped up everywhere in the country, but journalists continue to crank out important stories about testing problems and alternatives. Still considerable action in Texas, Florida, and DC -- three places where high-stakes testing is most out of control.
Incomplete Report on DC Cheating Ignores Testing Scandals Under Michele Rhee
FairTest, in collaboration with independent counselor Elizabeth Stone, generated such strong public pressure that the College Board was forced to withdraw its plan to offer a unique, mid-summer SAT only for students enrolled in a special program at Amherst College which costs $4,500. See the story here.
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FAIR TESTING ADVOCATES URGE COLLEGE BOARD: CANCEL SPECIAL, AUGUST 3 “RICH KIDS SAT”
The National Center for Fair & Open Testing (FairTest) and independent counselor Dr. Elizabeth Stone, who exposed a controversial plan to administer an official SAT exam on August 3 only to students enrolled in a $4,500 program, today called on the College Board to cancel that test.