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Assessment Matters: Constructing Model State Systems to Replace Testing Overkill

Assessment Matters: Constructing Model State Systems to Replace Testing Overkill

This report describes how states can overhaul their assessment systems under the Innovative Assessment pilot program in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).  It shows policymakers how to:

NCLB’s Lost Decade Report

NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND 10TH ANNIVERSARY REPORT

NCLB’s Lost Decade for Educational Progress:
What Can We Learn from this Policy Failure?

By Lisa Guisbond with Monty Neill and Bob Schaeffer
January 2012

The federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law failed badly in terms of its own goals, leading to a decade of educational stagnation, according to FairTest’s report marking NCLB’s tenth anniversary.

Among the report’s major findings:

Testing Our Children: Introduction

Testing Our Children:

 

A Report Card on State Assessment Systems

 

 

Introduction

 

Chicago School Reform: Lessons for the Nation

January 2007
Executive Summary

 

Download a print formated PDF of this executive summary.

Download a print formated PDF of the complete report.

 

Failing Our Children

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FairTest Publications

FairTest Examiner

Source of up-to-date information on testing reform. Includes updates on state and federal legislation, reports on test misuse and efforts to stop it and profiles of promising new assessment systems. Covers school, university and employment testing.

 

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