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Testing Resistance & Reform News: May 29 - June 3, 2014

Another week of accelerating protests against high-stakes testing. If you find these news summaries useful for your assessment reform work, please contribute to help FairTest http://tinyurl.com/supportfairtest as suggested by Michelle Fine in her acceptance speech at last week's "Heroes in Education" awards presentation          

Michelle Fine's talk at FairTest's Heroes in Education award ceremony.

Testing Resistance & Reform News: May 21 - 28, 2014

The 2013-2014 school year may be winding down but Testing Resistance & Reform Spring actions activity continues to accelerate.  Remember that back issues of these weekly news summaries are archived at http://fairtest.org/news

Local Delaware School Board Pursues Opt-Out Policy
http://www.doverpost.com/article/20140522/NEWS/140529891/10082/NEWS

Testing Resistance & Reform News: May 14 - 20, 2014

CELEBRATE THE TESTING RESISTANCE MOVEMENT! -- Join New York City Public Advocate Letitia James, New York Principal of the Year Carol Burris and MacArthur Award winner Deborah Meier in honoring Michele Fine with FairTest's 2014 "Heroes in Education" Award

Testing Resistance & Reform News: May 7 - 13, 2014

An increasing number of stories report criticism of Common Core tests and rising opposition to other high-stakes standardized exams.  This week's clips include updates from 20 states, several excellent commentaries and links to important reports.

The Gathering Resistance to Standardized Testing

Stagnant Grade 12 NAEP Results Underscore Failure of Test-Driven Public Education

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Testing Resistance & Reform News: April 30 - May 6, 2014

As testing season peaks in U.S. public schools, the tide of resistance continues to surge.

Is Opting Out of Common Core Tests a "Crime" in Alabama?  No!
http://dailycaller.com/2014/05/05/is-opting-out-common-core-tests-a-crime-in-alabama/

Testing Resistance & Reform News: April 23 - 29, 2014

This week's stories about test protest and reform activities -- as well as a few victories -- come from more than a third of the states, as the movement continues to spread, intensify and gain more clout.

Four Reasons Why Alabama Parents Want to Opt Their Kids Out of Tests
http://blog.al.com/breaking/2014/04/4_reasons_parents_want_to_opt.html

Testing Resistance & Reform News: April 16 - 22, 2014

Another week of sharp commentaries, effective grassroots organizing, and significant policy victories for Testing Resistance & Reform Spring (http://www.resistthetest.org).

Work through to the end of this long list of great clips, and you will reach two fine pieces of satire.

Testing the Limits of Testing
http://www.districtadministration.com/article/testing-limits-testing

Assessing the Assessments: Learning From the "Reform" Mistakes of the Past

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 http://www.resistthetest.org to share your upcoming events with allies across the nation.

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