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Congress to Vote on No Child Left Behind Overhaul

ESEA Reauthorization:

A New Basis to Expand High-Stakes Testing Resistance and Assessment Reform

By Monty Neill

Testing Reform Victories 2015: Growing Grassroots Movement Rolls Back Testing Overkill

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Lisa Guisbond     (617) 959-2371

Dr. Monty Neill     (617) 477-9792

Independent Test Results Show NCLB Fails

INDEPENDENT TEST RESULTS SHOW NCLB FAILS

No Child Left Behind (NCLB) was signed into law in 2002, the latest version of the long-standing Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Its provisions, such as testing grades 3-8 annually in reading and math and punitive sanctions, took effect over the next several years. The law is eight years overdue for reauthorization by Congress. In 2015, both the House and Senate approved reauthorization bills and as of October 2015 are working on a compromise.

FairTest Reaction: Latest NAEP Results Add To Evidence Of Test-And-Punish Era Failures

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Reform Movement Reacts to Obama Administration Statement, School Chiefs Survey on Testing Overkill

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Bob Schaeffer (239) 395-6773

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Guide to organizing by Jeanette Deutermann

See this guide to organizing by Jeanette Deutermann, leader of the hugely successful Long Island Opt Out.

California Suspends High School Graduation Test

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Lisa Guisbond  (617) 959-2371
Dr. Monty Neill  (617) 477-9792
Bob Schaeffer   (239) 395-6773

                   

for immediate release, Thursday, October 8, 2015

CALIFORNIA SUSPENDS HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION TEST,
MAKING 30,000+ YOUNG PEOPLE ELIGIBLE FOR RETROACTIVE DIPLOMAS;
JOINS NATIONAL TREND OF STATES REPEALING EXIT EXAMS

 

Computerized Testing Problems - Chronology

compiled by National Center for Fair & Open Testing (FairTest)

The ongoing litany of computer exam administration failures reinforces the conclusion that the technologies rushed into the marketplace by political mandates and lobbying by the companies paid to implement them are not ready for prime time.  It makes no sense to attach high-stakes consequences to such deeply flawed tools.

Updated by Bob Schaeffer, 10/11/16. 

FairTest: Florida Should Suspend High-Stakes For Students Due To Computer Test Failures

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Bob Schaeffer   (239) 395-6773
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for immediate release, Tuesday, September 1, 2015

FLORIDA SHOULD SUSPEND HIGH-STAKES FOR STUDENTS DUE TO COMPUTER TEST FAILURES,
CONSISTENT WITH NEW REPORT; STATE’S TAXPAYERS OWED FINANCIAL REBATE FOR TEST FOUL-UPS

 

Fairtest Reaction To 2015 Annual Gallup/Phi Delta Kappan Survey

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Dr. Monty Neill (617) 477-9792
Bob Schaeffer  (239) 395-6773

 

for immediate release, Monday, August 24, 2015

NEW POLL: U.S. PUBLIC STRONGLY BACKS ASSESSMENT REFORM MOVEMENT,
REJECTS TEST-AND-PUNISH POLICIES
FAIRTEST REACTION TO 2015 ANNUAL GALLUP/PHI DELTA KAPPAN SURVEY

 

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