Testing Resistance & Reform News: November 2 - 8, 2016

This Election Day, education issues are not center stage for most top-of-the-ticket candidates. But down ballot, teachers, parents and community have put testing policies into play in many state and local races. And, grassroots activists know that, whatever voters decide today, the assessment reform movement will continue to pressure elected officials for fewer standardized exams, an end to high-stakes test misuse, and support for better assessments. 

Testing Resistance & Reform News: October 26 - November 1, 2016

From New York to California and Alaska to Florida, here's this week's news from around the U.S. about the surging grassroots assessment reform.  Remember that friends and allies can sign up for these free updates at http://fairtest.org/weekly-news-signup

Testing Resistance & Reform News: October 19 - 25, 2016

The national wave of opposition to test misuse and overuse continues to swell even as media attention focuses on the closing days of election season. All winning candidates will have to pay heed to the rising tide of grassroots pressure for many fewer standardized exams, an end to high-stakes testing and support for better assessments.

Testing Resistance & Reform News: October 12 - 18, 2016

With stories from 20 states, this week's news clips demonstrate the growing breadth and depth of the national movement fighting for fewer standardized tests, no high-stakes exams and better assessments. You can have friends and allies sign up for these updates at: http://fairtest.org/weekly-news-signup

Testing Resistance & Reform News: October 5 - 11, 2016

This week's top stories include several about Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools (AROS) "Walk-Ins" around the country. The coordinated events included a strong call to end high-stakes tests to make time for more teaching and learning.

National School Testing Opponents Plan Next Steps
National Assessment Matters: Constructing Model State Systems to Replace Testing Overkill

Testing Resistance & Reform News: September 28 - October 4, 2016

The wide range of stories in this week's news clips show the growing breadth and depth of the grassroots testing resistance and reform movement. Parents, students, educators and community leaders are all pushing for fewer standardized exams, an end to high-stakes testing, and better assessments based on classroom performance. 

Testing Resistance & Reform News: September 21 - September 27, 2016

Topping this week's news: more jurisdictions roll back graduation exams, another state's computer testing system collapses, and activists across the country press for more assessment reforms at the same time test-and-punish advocates push for even more counter-productive tests.

National More States Abolish or Suspend Graduation Tests

Alaska Many Inaccuracies on State-Mandated School Readiness Test

Testing Resistance & Reform News: September 14 - 20, 2016

The 2016-2017 academic year is barely underway, but grassroots assessment reform pressure is already producing positive changes in both K-12 schools and university admission policies.

Remember that back issues of these weekly updates are archived at: http://fairtest.org/news/other -- friends and colleagues can sign up at: http://fairtest.org/weekly-news-signup

National ESSA Raises Stakes in 2016 State Elections
National Opt-Out Movement Continues to Grow

Testing Resistance & Reform News: September 7 - 13, 2016

This week's news clips reinforce the trend summarized in FairTest's new report "Testing Reform Victories 2016."  The upcoming academic year will feature fewer tests with reduced consequences attached to them along with an initial wave of improved assessment systems encouraged by the federal Every Student Succeeds Act.  Obviously, the grassroots testing resistance and reform movement has much, much more to do . . .  but we are beginning to make real progress in changing public policy.

Testing Resistance & Reform News: August 31 - September 6, 2016

With school doors opening across the country, there's a surge of stories critiquing the value of test scores and examining potential assessment reforms. If you have colleagues or friends who would benefit from receiving these weekly news clip summaries, please encourage them to sign up at:  http://fairtest.org/weekly-news-signup

Syndicate content