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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:

Links on Authentic Assessment and Accountability

  • The Coalition of Essential Schools has a collection of high-quality assessments and ways to use them to achieve equity:
    http://www.ceschangelab.org/cs/clpub/view/cl_cat/29
  • May 2007 is CES "National Exhibtion Month" - for more on it, see
    http://www.essentialschools.org/pub/ces_docs/schools/nem/nem_overview.html
  • Organizations and Experts Opposed to High Stakes Testing

    Test Company Statements against High Stakes:

    Harcourt Brace on the Stanford 9: about Using their Test to Make Grade Promotion Decisions

    "Promotion and Retention of Students"

    Employment Testing

     

    FairTest's creation was catalyzed by the settlement of the landmark "Golden Rule" lawsuit which charged that the insurance agent licensing exam made by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) was racially biased and not job related.

    Employment testing has been one of FairTest's three areas of concern (along with K-12 and university testing) since the very beginning.

    Teacher Testing

    For material on the use of student test scores to evaluate school teachers and administrators, including "value added measurement," see k-12/teachers This page focuses on tests administered to teachers and prospective teachers. 

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    Articles and Research Reports on Testing

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    Videos

    A collection of clips of FairTest staff and allies speaking on testing issues:

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