Building a Successful Assessment Reform Movement

Building a Successful Assessment Reform Movement -- A Three-Part Series by FairTest


FairTest staff analyze the growing resistance to high-stakes tests and propose steps toward growing a larger, more effective movement. Part I discusses the need for over-arching strategies to guide the work. Part II explains why we need to push for authentic assessments. And Part III offers specific tactics activists can employ.

FairTest submits testimony on accountability to House Education Committee

The US House of Representatives Education Committee held hearings on "accountability" May 7, 2013. FairTest submitted testimony opposing high-stakes testing and test-based accountability and supporting educationally sound approaches to assessment and accountability.

See the PDF of the testimony here.



FairTest Press Release: Standardized Exam Cheating In 37 States And D.C.; New Report Shows Widespread Test Score Corruption

for further information:
                                Bob Schaeffer (239) 395-6773
                                         cell  (239) 699-0468

for immediate release, Thursday, March 28, 2013

FairTest to honor Jonathan Kozol with Deborah W. Meier Hero in Education Award

UPDATE: May 20, 2013>>
FairTest ceremony awarding Kozol was a great success - you can help honor Jonathan

The May 9 event honoring Jonathan Kozol was a great success - excellent speeches, fine food, wonderful setting, and great people. You can still honor Jonathan and help FairTest by making a donation in his honor.


Massachusetts Statement against High-Stakes Standardized Testing

by Massachusetts Professors and Researchers

MA Educators Statement - Press Release Feb. 2013

                            for further information:
                            Prof. Nancy Carlsson-Paige (617) 223-1396
                            Dr. Monty Neill  (617) 477-9792

8 Ways To Fight High-Stakes Testing Infographic


Seattle Boycott -- Teachers' Press Release

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Pop Quiz on Testing: Are You Keeping Up?

By Lisa Guisbond, FairTest

Published by the Answer Sheet, January 16, 2013

FairTest Statement of Support for Seattle Teachers' Test Boycott

for further information:
                        Dr. Monty Neill   (617) 477-9792
                        Bob Schaeffer      (239) 395-6773

for immediate release Monday, January 14, 2013

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