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What a Year!

Dear Friend:

Thanks to your activism, 2012 has been a great year for the growing national assessment reform movement.  Now, FairTest needs your continued help to build greater momentum in 2013!

Just look at the numbers documenting several of our recent successes:

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.

FairTest to Honor Diane Ravitch with the Deborah W. Meier Hero in Education Award

Date and Time: Tuesday, 5 June, 6:00-830 p.m.

Place: Julia Richman Educational Complex, 317 East 67th St., New York City

Diane Ravitch to Receive FairTest's "Deborah W. Meier Hero in Education" Award

At a reception and ceremony on Tuesday, November 15, 2011, at the Julia Richman Education Complex in Manhattan, New York City, FairTest will honor Diane Ravitch for her longtime commitment and contribution to public education, especially to educational equity.  

FairTest in the News - June 2010

Friday's New York Times gives FairTest the lead reaction quote in a story about how high-stakes testing pressures cause some educators to cheat on standardized tests.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/11/education/11cheat.html?src=mv

The article, (also posted on the nytimes.com home page), includes a link to our website, which has already generated dozens of visitor referrals.  This is the fifth or sixth time the nation's leading newspaper has quoted FairTest this year.

FairTest is now on Facebook and Twitter!

Come follow FairTest on Facebook and Twitter! Keep up with the latest news on Assessment, the "No Child Left Behind" reauthorization, and Test Score Optional Admissions. FairTest is on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/FairTest/18387767859 (click "Like"); and you can follow us on Twitter at @fairtestoffice.

FairTest Has Moved

As of Wednesday, October 1, 2008 the new address of FairTest is 

FairTest
15 Court Square, Suite 820
Boston, MA 02108

NEW PHONE: (857) 350-8207
NEW FAX: (857)350-8209

email and web information will remain the same!

Thanks to Brenda Engel

We give a special thank you to long-time testing reform educator Brenda
Engel. Brenda is also a fine watercolorist, and she generously donated
the proceeds from her recent Cambridge, MA gallery show to FairTest.

 

Examples of Brenda's work can be seen below or at  http://www.noca-arts.org/Brenda_Engel.html

 

 

Graduation Tests Will Harm Students. by Judith A. Browne-Dianis

www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/oped/bal-op.testing25mar25,0,2772361.s...

baltimoresun.com

Graduation tests will harm students

By Judith A. Browne-Dianis

March 25, 2008

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