A Better Way to Assess Students and Evaluate Schools

A Better Way to Assess Students and Evaluate Schools

By Monty Neill

Published in Education Week Online: June 18, 2010


Report from Standardized Testing in the Americas conference

Documents from a February 2009 conference on standardized testing in the
Americas, with representatives from 13 countries and 31 organizations, including
FairTest, sponsored by t
he Research Network
of the Initiative for Democratic Education in the Americas
A pdf of all the reports in
English and additional materials

FEA: A Research- and Experience-Based Turnaround Process

June 17, 2010

Multiple Measures: A Definition and Examples from the U.S. and Other Nations

"Multiple Measures: A Definition and Examples from the U.S. and Other Nations."


Includes a 2-page summary, 10 pp of text, and 2 appendices.

FEA Recommendations for Improving ESEA/NCLB - Summary and Full

Testing, Discipline and the School to Prison Pipeline

FairTest and Advancement Project co-sponsored a webinar on testing, discipline
and the school-to-prison pipeline.


Check out the powerpoint presentation from the webinar here.


Watch a film of the Webinar here.


FEA Recommendations for Improving ESEA/NCLB

How Testing Feeds the School-to-Prison Pipeline

(note: this fact sheet is available for download as a print-formatted PDF file)

Recommendations for Overhauling ESEA/NCLB

The Forum on Educational Accountability has released its 2010 recommendations for the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), currently named “No Child Left Behind.” FEA prepared this summary of the recommendations. (PDF file)

Congress Needs a Different ESEA Blueprint

By Monty Neill, Interim Executive Director

This was posted on the National Journal blog at

The Obama Administration's "Blueprint for Reform" continues to rely far too heavily on standardized tests to control schools and define learning. As a result, it provides far too little reform of the discredited No Child Left Behind law (NCLB). Too much of this plan merely rearranges the deck chairs on the Titanic.

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