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A Better Way to Assess Students and Evaluate Schools

A Better Way to Assess Students and Evaluate Schools

By Monty Neill

Published in Education Week Online: June 18, 2010

 

Report from Standardized Testing in the Americas conference

Documents from a February 2009 conference on standardized testing in the
Americas, with representatives from 13 countries and 31 organizations, including
FairTest, sponsored by t
he Research Network
of the Initiative for Democratic Education in the Americas
(IDEA).
A pdf of all the reports in
English and additional materials

FEA: A Research- and Experience-Based Turnaround Process

June 17, 2010

FairTest in the News - June 2010

Friday's New York Times gives FairTest the lead reaction quote in a story about how high-stakes testing pressures cause some educators to cheat on standardized tests.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/11/education/11cheat.html?src=mv

The article, (also posted on the nytimes.com home page), includes a link to our website, which has already generated dozens of visitor referrals.  This is the fifth or sixth time the nation's leading newspaper has quoted FairTest this year.

Multiple Measures: A Definition and Examples from the U.S. and Other Nations

"Multiple Measures: A Definition and Examples from the U.S. and Other Nations."

 

Includes a 2-page summary, 10 pp of text, and 2 appendices.

FEA Recommendations for Improving ESEA/NCLB - Summary and Full

FairTest is now on Facebook and Twitter!

Come follow FairTest on Facebook and Twitter! Keep up with the latest news on Assessment, the "No Child Left Behind" reauthorization, and Test Score Optional Admissions. FairTest is on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/FairTest/18387767859 (click "Like"); and you can follow us on Twitter at @fairtestoffice.

Testing, Discipline and the School to Prison Pipeline

FairTest and Advancement Project co-sponsored a webinar on testing, discipline
and the school-to-prison pipeline.

 

Check out the powerpoint presentation from the webinar here.

 

Watch a film of the Webinar here.

 

FEA Recommendations for Improving ESEA/NCLB

How Testing Feeds the School-to-Prison Pipeline

(note: this fact sheet is available for download as a print-formatted PDF file)

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