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FairTest's Op Ed in The Atlanta Journal Constitution: When put to a test, testing culture flunks

By Robert Schaeffer

Across the U.S., the politically mandated misuse of standardized tests is damaging public schools and the children they serve. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s investigation of suspicious test scores around the nation is just the latest example. Experts may debate the methodology, but there is no question that cheating on standardized exams is widespread. In just the past three academic years, FairTest has documented confirmed cases of test score manipulation in 33 states plus the District of Columbia.

 

FairTest Press Release on Many Test-Optional Schools Earning High U.S. News Rankings

for immediate release, Tuesday, September 13, 2011

What to Look For in Next Week’s SAT Score Report and U.S. News College Rankings

for immediate release, Thursday, September 8, 2011

FairTest News Release: Flat ACT scores shows failure of test-driven "school reform" + ACT score results.

FairTest Reacts to the 2010 SAT Scores

for further information:                                                                 

Bob Schaeffer (239) 395-6773

cell  (239) 699-0468

for use with annual SAT scores release – 11:00am, Monday, September 13, 2010

2010 College-bound Seniors Average SAT Scores

 

2010 COLLEGE BOUND SENIORS AVERAGE SAT SCORES

with score changes from 2006*                                    

2010 College-bound seniors average ACT Scores

 


2010 COLLEGE BOUND SENIORS AVERAGE ACT SCORES

Approximately 1.57 million test takers, of whom ~55% were female

 

  Composite Score

Five Year Score Trend (2006-2010)

WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN THE 2010 ACT & SAT SCORE REPORTS

for immediate release, Tuesday, August 17, 2010

WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN THIS MONTH’S ACT & SAT SCORE REPORTS

WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN THE 2010 ACT & SAT SCORE REPORTS

for immediate release, Tuesday, August 17, 2010

National Merit Scholarship Corp. Bullies School To Remove Scores From Web; Fairtest Re-Post’s “Censored” Data To Show Biases

for further information:

Bob Schaeffer (239) 395-6773

cell  (239) 699-0468


for immediate release, Monday, February 8, 2010

NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP CORP. BULLIES SCHOOL COUNSELOR
TO REMOVE STATE-BY-STATE QUALIFYING TEST SCORES FROM WEB;
FAIRTEST RE-POST’S “CENSORED” DATA TO SHOW AWARD’S BIASES.

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