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Testing Resistance & Reform News: February 10 - 16, 2016

Lots of stories this week demonstrating the impact of opting out and other effective protests against standardized exam overkill. Please continue to support the testing resistance and reform movement through your own grassroots work and by making a contribution to FairTest at: 

                    https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/fairtest

850 Colleges, Universities Are Test-Optional, Including 195 Top-Tier Schools

for further information:                                                                 

Bob Schaeffer (239) 395-6773

                   cell (239) 699-0468

 

Five Years Of Flat ACT Scores Show Test-And-Punish Policies Failed To Improve Average College Readiness Or Significantly Narrow Racial Gaps

for further information:                                                                 

Bob Schaeffer (239) 395-6773
cell  (239) 699-0468

for use with annual ACT scores August 2015

George Washington University Goes Test-Optional

for further information:                                                                 

Bob Schaeffer (239) 395-6773

                   cell (239) 699-0468

 

FairTest Seeks Help for Test-Takers Hurt by June 6 SAT Timing/Scoring Fiasco

for further information:                                                                 

Bob Schaeffer (239) 395-6773

                   cell (239) 699-0468

 

Video of Karen Lewis at FairTest event

Karen Lewis, president of the Chicago Teachers Union, delivered a thoughtful and passionate talk to FairTest and our guests on receiving her Hero in Education award on June 4. She traces the links between testing and the social inequalities it perpetuates. View the 5-minute video here. https://youtu.be/mL6F7JCzOQ4

Widespread SAT Cheating Continues in Asia

for further information:

Bob Schaeffer   (239) 395-6773

 

for immediate release Thursday, January 22, 2015

Teacher Evaluation Should Not Rest on Student Test Scores (Revised 2016)

The new federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) does not require states to have educator evaluation systems. If a state chooses to do so, it does not have to include student test scores.  To win federal Race to the Top grants or waivers from No Child Left Behind (NCLB), most states adopted teacher and principal evaluation systems based heavily on student test scores. Many educators have resisted these unproven policies.

Testing Reform Victories: The First Wave

for further information:
Dr. Monty Neill     (617) 477-9792
or Bob Schaeffer  (239) 395-6773                                                         
for immediate release Monday, September 8, 2014

Testing Resistance & Reform News: August 20 - 26, 2014

If the issues were not so serious, watching test-and-punish advocates backpedal in the face of the rapidly growing testing resistance movement would be great entertainment. From U.S.

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