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FairTest Press Release: Widespread Computer Testing Not Ready for Primetime

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FairTest to honor Jonathan Kozol with Deborah W. Meier Hero in Education Award

UPDATE: May 20, 2013>>
FairTest ceremony awarding Kozol was a great success - you can help honor Jonathan

The May 9 event honoring Jonathan Kozol was a great success - excellent speeches, fine food, wonderful setting, and great people. You can still honor Jonathan and help FairTest by making a donation in his honor.

 

FairTest News Release on the release of the 2012 SAT Scores

for further information:                                                                 
Bob Schaeffer (239) 395-6773
cell  (239) 699-0468

for use with annual SAT scores release –  Monday, September 24, 2012

FairTest Press Release on 2012 ACT Results

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Bob Schaeffer (239) 395-6773
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High-Stakes Testing Resistance Spreads Across Nation

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Dr. Monty Neill  (617) 477-9792
Bob Schaeffer     (239) 395-6773

 

for immediate release, Tuesday, June 26, 2012

HIGH-STAKES TESTING RESISTANCE SPREADS ACROSS NATION;
RESOLUTIONS, BOYCOTTS, OPT-OUTS SHOW INCREASED PUBLIC OPPOSITION
TO FAILED “TEST-AND-PUNISH” SCHOOL POLICIES

Testing Reform in the News -- June 13 - 15, 2012

Pop Quiz on Testing

Published in

Education Week

June 11, 2012 (on line) and June 13 (print), 2012
Commentary
By Lisa Guisbond

Testing Reform in the News -- June 8 - 12, 2012

There has been no let up in grassroots pressure to overhaul assessment even as the school year winds to a close around the nation.

Florida Exam-Scoring Fiasco Reveals Flaws of Test-Driven Schooling
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/11/education/florida-backtracks-on-standardized-state-tests.html

Test Reformers Force Cancellation of "Rich Kids SAT"

FairTest, in collaboration with independent counselor Elizabeth Stone, generated such strong public pressure that the College Board was forced to withdraw its plan to offer a unique, mid-summer SAT only for students enrolled in a special program at Amherst College which costs $4,500. See the story here.

Fair Testing Advocates Urge College Board: Cancel Special “Rich Kids SAT”

for further information:
Bob Schaeffer     (239) 395-6773
Elizabeth Stone   (650) 579-6180

for use after 10:30am EDT, Monday, June 4, 2012

FAIR TESTING ADVOCATES URGE COLLEGE BOARD: CANCEL SPECIAL, AUGUST 3 “RICH KIDS SAT”

The National Center for Fair & Open Testing (FairTest) and independent counselor Dr. Elizabeth Stone, who exposed a controversial plan to administer an official SAT exam on August 3 only to students enrolled in a $4,500 program, today called on the College Board to cancel that test.

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