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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

March 2013 Examiner Newsletter Now Available

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

 

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

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.
 

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