Testing Resistance & Reform News: September 30 - October 6, 2015

Though recent leadership upheavals in the Obama Administration and Congress have temporarily slowed the overhaul of "No Child Left Behind," there's substantial assessment reform progress at the state and local levels as well as in college admissions.  

Testing Resistance & Reform News: September 23-29, 2015

Though pundits are already predicting many more victories for assessment reformers, activists know that winning will not be automatic. The keys to success are grassroots organizing, public education and building coalitions with political clout. That is how we will end test misuse and overuse.

National Experts Predict Opt-Out Movement Victories
National Do We Really Need To Test Special Needs Students More Than We Already Do?

850 Colleges, Universities Are Test-Optional, Including 195 Top-Tier Schools

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Testing Resistance & Reform News: September 16 - 22, 2015

Another week with even more assessment reform victories to report as the "Enough is enough!" movement against test misuse and overuse continues to accelerate across the nation.

National Some Test-Based Teacher Evaluation Requirements Relaxed Under NCLB Waivers

Multiple States As Results Trickle in, More States Abandoning Common Core Tests

Testing Resistance & Reform News: September 9 - 15, 2015

It's still very early in the 2015-2016 school year, but the rapidly growing assessment reform movement is already winning more victories, pressuring policymakers in a number of states to cut back testing overkill and high-stakes consequences.

California 40,000 Could Get Retroactive High School Diplomas Under Grad Test Suspension Bill Sent to Governor
California Gaps Between Ethnic Groups Widen on New Common Core Tests

Class of 2016 National Merit Scholarship Cut-Off Scores Vary By State But Assure Most Awards Go To Affluent Families

     Note:      "The state-by-state cut-off scores listed here are for the high school class graduating in 2016.  The National Merit Scholarship Corporation has not yet set stat

Testing Resistance & Reform News: September 2- 8, 2015

With school doors now opening across the U.S., FairTest kicks off its 30th Anniversary of advocacy for assessments that are valid, open and educationally useful. Working with grassroots activists across the country, we are currently making great progress to roll back test misuse and overuse in both the K-12 and university admissions arenas, as our weekly new clip summaries demonstrate. You can help build an even stronger assessment reform movement by making a special contribution today:

Computerized Testing Problems - Chronology

compiled by National Center for Fair & Open Testing (FairTest)

The ongoing litany of computer exam administration failures reinforces the conclusion that the technologies rushed into the marketplace by political mandates and the companies paid to implement them are not ready for prime time.  It makes no sense to attach high-stakes consequences to such deeply flawed tools.

2015 SAT Score Report Reaction

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Testing Resistance & Reform News: August 26 - September 1, 2015

Though schools are still closed for the summer in many parts of the country, the weekly testing story count is already exploding. No doubt it's going to be a most exciting and productive year for assessment reformers.  Stay with us for weekly updates and be sure to check the news clip archives ( for articles you may have missed.

National Five Years of Stagnant ACT "College Readiness" Scores Show Failure of Test-and-Punish K-12 Strategies

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