Testing Resistance & Reform Spring is taking off across the nation. This week's stories include articles about protests against standardized exam overkill in a dozen states plus several excellent commentaries. Be sure to post your events and take advantage of the resources available to support your work via the new, simpler URL: http://www.resistthetest.org -- as always, feel free to use or adapt the many useful fact sheets at http://www.fairtest.org
Last weekend's Network for Public Education conference in Austin provided another boost for the growing power of campaigns to overhaul school testing policies -- many plenaries and workshops addressed assessment issues. This week's large batch of clips shows the breadth and depth of the movement.
Testimony of Lisa Guisbond Policy Analyst for the National Center for Fair & Open Testing (FairTest) Rhode Island House Committee on Health, Education and Welfare State of Rhode Island General Assembly
As another season of politically mandated standardized exam overkill gets underway in schools across the U.S., leading national assessment reform groups have launched "Testing Resistance & Reform Spring" to support and connect the many grassroots protest campaigns whose stories are reported in these weekly clip summaries. If you have not signed up already, please do so today at: https://actionnetwork.org/event_campaigns/testing-resista
As the spring testing season draws near, resistance and reform campaigns are becoming increasingly active. This week's stories cover the nation from Alaska to Florida and Rhode Island to Utah. The success of test-optional undergraduate admissions raises fundamental questions about why so many standardized exams are required in K-12 education.
College Applicants Sweat the SATs: Perhaps They Shouldn't -- New Study Shows Test-Optional Admissions Works Well