Testimony of Lisa Guisbond, Policy Analyst for the National Center for Fair & Open Testing (FairTest)
Senate Education Committee Hearing on Proposed Graduation Competency Assessments
Pennsylvania General Assembly
May 14, 2008
Since its creation in 1985 by leaders of major civil rights, education reform and student advocacy organizations, the National Center for Fair & Open Testing, Inc. (FairTest) has closely monitored the impact of state-mandated exit exams on both equity and educational quality.
THE RHODE ISLAND Board of Regents will discuss on May 15 proposed changes to the state’s high-school-graduation requirements that may increase the weight placed on state test scores. The board should think twice before going down this road.