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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

Support Seattle Teachers’ Boycott

Seattle Teachers Boycott Tests

A boycott by Seattle teachers of district mandated Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) tests has drawn support from educators, parents and students across the country. Teachers said they refused to administer the tests because they cover material they are not expected to teach, they take too much time away from learning, especially for struggling students, and giving the MAP tests ties up computer labs for weeks. FairTest supports these teachers and others who are taking a stand against testing overuse and misuse.

How You Can Work for Testing Reform

1.Talk to others about test misuse. Break the silence by talking with other parents, teachers, neighbors and friendsone on one, in small groups, or at house parties.Share the facts about test overuse and misuse.
            • Use the fact sheets at http://www.fairtest.org/fact%20sheets.
 

What's Wrong with Standardized Tests Infographic


 

FairTest Senate testimony connects testing with school to prison pipeline.

FairTest submitted  written testimony on how high-stakes connects testing with punitive discipline and the school-to-prison pipeline, to the subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Human Rights of the Senate Committee on the

Assessment Reform Tools: Research, Books and More, November 2012

“Value Added” Instability

In “On the Stability (or not) of Being Irreplaceable,”  researcher Bruce Baker excoriates a report from The New Teacher Project that labels teachers whose “value added” scores place them in the top 20% as “irreplaceables.”

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