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FairTest comments on US Education Department's "Race to the Top Assessment Program" hearing in Boston on Nov. 12.

FairTest comments on US Education Department's "Race to the Top Assessment Program" hearing in Boston on Nov. 12. 

- See oral remarks in text or PDF.

- See detailed comments (including oral remarks) in PDF.


FairTest critical comments on US Education Department's "Race to the Top Fund" guidelines.

TO AVOID SLIPPING BACKWARDS ON EDUCATION REFORM, DRAFT “RACE TO THE TOP” GUIDELINES MUST BE REVISED

A Critical Analysis of the Citizen's Commission on Civil Rights Report

A Critical Analysis of the Citizen's Commission on Civil Rights report,
National Teachers Unions and the Struggle Over School Reform


by Monty Neill, FairTest

July 14, 2009

Potential Principles for Building High-Quality State Assessment Systems

 

The following principles are drawn from the report of the Expert Panel on Assessment of the Forum on Educational Accountability and represent a launching point from which conference discussions on what is necessary to construct high-quality assessment and accountability systems may begin.


1. Ensure all students have equitable and adequate access to the resources needed to succeed.


2. Construct comprehensive and coherent systems of state and local assessments of student learning that:

FairTest's Monty Neill's Remarks at the FairTest-NEA Conference

These remarks were delivered by Monty Neill, Ed.D., Interim Executive Director of FairTest, as part of a panel discussion following a keynote presentation by Dr. James Pellegrino.

 

Thank you. I am very happy to be with you today, and I am looking forward to a very interesting, challenging and productive conference.


I'd like to make two main points:

    First, the need to shift from an accountability model to a shared responsibility approach. 

FairTest - NEA State Assessment Reform Conference

Materials from FairTest-National Education Association State Assessment Reform Conference


Transforming State Assessment Systems: Conference Materials

In May 2009, FairTest and the National Education Association held a conference on transforming state assessment systems. Materials from this conference include:

- Potential Principles for Building High-Quality State Assessment Systems (a starting point for conference discussions)

Empowering Schools and Improving Learning

A Joint Organizational Statement on the Federal Role in Public Schooling

Vision of Public Education

NAEP RESULTS PRODUCE MORE EVIDENCE OF NCLB'S FAILURE

Contact Monty Neill 857-350-8207 or 8208 x 101
Lisa Guisbond 617-730-5445


for immediate release, April 28, 2009

Should NCLB cause most schools to Fail?

Questions for Arne Duncan, Nominee for Secretary of Education


These are questions FairTest believes should be asked of Arne Duncan at his confirmation hearing for Secretary of Education, to be held before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee on Tuesday, January 13.

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