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FairTest News Release: Stagnant ACT Scores show Failure of Test Driven Policies

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Bob Schaeffer (239) 395-6773
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for use with annual ACT scores on or after Wednesday, August 20, 2014

 

Pearson's History of Testing Problems

compiled by Bob Schaeffer, Public Education Director
FairTest: National Center for Fair & Open Testing
Updated April 22, 2016

1998 California – test score delivery delayed

1999-2000 Arizona – 12,000 tests misgraded due to flawed answer key

2000 Florida – test score delivery delayed resulting in $4 million fine

"New" SAT Plan Fails to Address Exam's Major Flaws

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Bob Schaeffer (239) 395-6773

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for immediate release, Wednesday, March 5, 2014

FairTest Reaction to "New" SAT Plan: Overhaul Likely to Spur Test-Optional Admission

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FairTest Questions the College Board on Plans for "New" SAT

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Bob Schaeffer (239) 395-6773

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New Report Shows Test-Optional Admissions Helps Diversity, Excellence

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Bob Schaeffer (239) 395-6773
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for release Tuesday, February 18, 2014

FairTest Press Release on 2013 Release of SAT Scores

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Bob Schaeffer (239) 395-6773
cell  (239) 699-0468

for use with annual SAT scores release –  12:01am Thursday, September 26, 2013

2014 National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Scores Released

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Bob Schaeffer (239) 395-6773
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for immediate release, Thursday, September 11, 2014

NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP QUALIFYING SCORES RELEASED FOR 2014

 

Testing Resistance & Reform News: July 18 - 24, 2013

How much more evidence do policy makers need before they recognize that test-and-punish policies have failed? Learning gains have stagnated, progress toward closing the "achievement gap" has stalled, and their constituents increasingly reject the strategy. Even some of their strongest newspaper editorial page allies -- including the New York Times and Los Angeles Times -- are saying that it is time to look at alternative approaches.  Enough is enough!

Major National Survey Finds Parents Strongly Oppose Standardized Testing Misuse and Overuse

FairTest Press Release: Widespread Computer Testing Not Ready for Primetime

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