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Testing Resistance & Reform News: February 21 - 27, 2018

With state testing season beginning in some states as soon as next week, FairTest is pleased to offer freshly updated, free fact sheets on how to opt-out.  Please circulate widely!

Testing Resistance & Reform News: February 14 - 20, 2018

Defenders of test-and-punish policies who claim that assessment reform is limited to progressive coastal states should read this week's stories from places such as Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma and Utah. The push back against standardized exam overuse and misuse is truly an expanding nationwide movement.

Florida Testing Doesn't Effectively Measure Intelligence or Achievement
http://www.tallahassee.com/story/opinion/2018/02/14/opinion-testing-does...

Testing Resistance & Reform News: February 7 - 13, 2018

The 2018 school testing season is already on the horizon.  That means more local organizing against standardized exam overkill leading to heightened attention by policy-makers to assessment reform.  As always, the more grassroots pressure, the better the prospects for meaningful change.

Testing Resistance & Reform News: January 31 - February 6, 2018

With stories about assessment reform appearing in fully one-third of all U.S. states over just the past week, it is clear that the movement to eliminate standardized exam misuse and overuse continues to accelerate across the country.

Alabama District Criticizes State's School Report Card
http://whnt.com/2018/02/01/athens-city-schools-system-releases-statement...

California Parents Applaud Multi-Measures School Performance "Dashboard"

Testing Resistance & Reform News: January 24 - 30, 2018

Week after week, news stories demonstrate the many ways test-driven schooling is failing students, families, educators and taxpayers. It's no wonder, then, that the assessment reform movement continues to grow across the U.S. 

Testing Resistance & Reform News: January 17-23, 2018

The drumbeat of evidence documenting the damage to educational quality and equity from high-stakes exams is forcing policymakers to reconsider their commitment to testing overuse and misuse. Look for many more assessment reform victories as 2018 state legislative sessions move into high gear.

Testing Resistance & Reform News: January 10 -16, 2018

As the number of colleges and universities implementing ACT/SAT-optional admissions policies tops 1,000 (http://fairtest.org/actsat-testoptional-list-tops-1000-colleges-univer

Testing Resistance & Reform News: December 27, 2017 - January 9, 2018I

Happy New Year to the thousands of readers of FairTest's weekly assessment reform news clips.  With this first issue of 2018, we want to remind you that previous editions are archived at 

Testing Resistance & Reform News: December 20 - 26, 2017

We hope you've enjoyed receivingTesting Resistance & Reform News and consider it a valuable tool for staying informed about the national movement against testing overkill.

Testing Resistance & Reform News: December 12 -19, 2017

Seasons Greetings&

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