The ever-louder drumbeat of opposition to standardized test misuse and overuse is now being heard in more than a dozen state capitals. Across the country, governors, legislatures, and other education policy makers are responding to their constituents' concerns by eliminating high-stakes exams, reducing the volume of testing, and supporting better forms of assessment.
When will President Obama and Education Secretary Duncan start getting the message?
Both Houses of New York Legislature Support Two-Year Delay in Common Core Testing
Grassroots pressure to stop high-stakes testing, reduce the number of standardized exams and replace multiple-choice tests with performance-based assessments is rapidly growing. More politicians are beginning to heed the "Enough is Enough!" message.
The resistance to high-stakes testing continues to expand rapidly across the country. This week's clips document assessment reform activities in 13 states and a growing national movement for a moratorium on Common Core exams.
Momentum is building across the nation for a moratorium on implementing the new Common Core assessments and a reevaluation of politicians' fixation on high-stakes standardized exams. Please continue to draw on FairTest fact sheets, infographics and action guides to support your local campaigns.and call on us if we can be of more help in any manner.
Many State Legislatures 2014 Sessions to Debate Common Core Testing Issues
Public schools are back in session after the holidays, and there's already lots of action across the county laying the groundwork for Assessment Reform Spring. Note that today is the 12th anniversary of "No Child Left Untested" being signed into law by Pres. George Bush -- more than a decade of failed federal education policy is a major catalyst for the rising tide of protests.
Non-Waiver States Lament Consequences of "No Child Left Behind" Law
These popular weekly updates, received by more than 1,000 assessment reform activists around the nation, are one example of the many ways FairTest both leads and supports the high-stakes testing resistance.