k-12

Accountability

This page contains materials and links that analyze and critique standardized test-driven models of accountability, such as the "No Child Left Behind"Act; and that propose, discuss and evaluate different approaches to accountability.

Because accountability depends greatly on the proper use of high-quality assessment, you should also visit The Case against High-Stakes Testing and The Case for Authentic Assessment.

A Learner-Centered School Accountability Model: An Alternative to High Stakes Testing

Ken Jones

High Stakes, High Risks: The Dangers of High Stakes Testing

National Testing

On these pages, FairTest provides extensive information on national testing requirements, including the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). We include materials on opting out and still-relevant documents on No Child Left Behind NCLB), as well as on alternative assessment and accountability.  .  

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

Chicago School Reform: Lessons for the Nation

New Report Challenges Strategies Promoted by Chicago School Officials and "No Child Left Behind"

for further information:
Dr. Monty Neill (857) 350-8207
Julie Woestehoff (312) 491-9101

for immediate release -- Thursday, January 18, 2007

"Reforms" Touted in "Chicago Miracle" Lack Success; Schools with Locally-initiated Strategies Produce More Learning

 

NEW REPORT CHALLENGES STRATEGIES PROMOTED BY CHICAGO SCHOOL OFFICIALS AND "NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND"

for further information:
Dr. Monty Neill (857) 350-8207
Julie Woestehoff (312) 491-9101
for immediate release -- Thursday, January 18, 2007

NEW REPORT CHALLENGES STRATEGIES PROMOTED BY CHICAGO SCHOOL OFFICIALS AND "NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND"
"Reforms" Touted in "Chicago Miracle" Lack Success; Schools with Locally-initiated Strategies Produce More Learning

STUDY SHOWS "TROUBLING" MINORITY H.S. GRADUATION PROBLEM IN MASSACHUSETTS

FairTest
Press Release

for further information:
CONTACT: Monty Neill, Executive Director, FairTest, (857) 350-8207
or email monty@fairtest.org
Lisa Guisbond, K-12 Test Reform Analyst, FairTest, 617-730-5445,
or email lisa.guisbond@verizon.net395-6773

New Poll Shows Growing Discontent With "No Child" Law

for further information:

Dr. Monty Neill (857) 350-8207

or Bob Schaeffer (239) 395-6773

for release with Gallup/PDK poll – embargoed until 12:01am, Tuesday, August 28, 2007

 

"A Contrarian View of the Testing Industry,"

The Summer 2006 Issue
of the quarterly National Crosstalk features a
lengthy cover profile of FairTest titled, "A
Contrarian View of the Testing Industry
," which accurately
describes FairTest's situation.

 

http://www.highereducation.org/crosstalk/ct0306/news0306-fairtest.shtml

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