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Congress Needs a Different ESEA Blueprint

By Monty Neill, Interim Executive Director


This was posted on the National Journal blog at
http://education.nationaljournal.com/2010/03/sizing-up-the-new-blueprint...


The Obama Administration's "Blueprint for Reform" continues to rely far too heavily on standardized tests to control schools and define learning. As a result, it provides far too little reform of the discredited No Child Left Behind law (NCLB). Too much of this plan merely rearranges the deck chairs on the Titanic.

FEA Press Release on proposed "No Child" Overhaul

Forum on Educational Accountability (FEA)
http://www.edaccountability.org


for further information:
Bob Schaeffer (239) 395-6773
cell (239) 699-0468

for release at 1pm, Wed., March 17, 2010 panel – 1333 H St., NW, Suite 300, East Tower, DC

 

National Merit Scholarship Corp. Bullies School To Remove Scores From Web; Fairtest Re-Post’s “Censored” Data To Show Biases

for further information:

Bob Schaeffer (239) 395-6773

cell  (239) 699-0468


for immediate release, Monday, February 8, 2010

NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP CORP. BULLIES SCHOOL COUNSELOR
TO REMOVE STATE-BY-STATE QUALIFYING TEST SCORES FROM WEB;
FAIRTEST RE-POST’S “CENSORED” DATA TO SHOW AWARD’S BIASES.

FairTest Reaction to President Obama's State of the Union Proposals on School "Reform"

for more information, contact
Dr. Monty Neill  (617) 522-0801
Bob Schaeffer  (239) 395-6773


for immediate release, Wednesday evening, January 27, 2010

A Child Is Not a Test Score: Assessment as a Civil Rights Issue

Monty Neill's article, "A Child Is Not a Test Score:
Assessment as a Civil Rights Issue,
" from the Fall 2009 issue of Root and
Branch
, is avaiable here.
 
Root and Branch, published by the Advancement

Position Paper on Assessment for Learning

from the Third International Conference on Assessment for Learning

Dunedin, New Zealand, March 2009

(NOTE: For a formated printable PDF of this document click here.)

Paying Teachers for Student Test Scores Damages Schools and Undermines Learning

NOTE: for a PDF formatted version of this fact sheet click here)

Independent researchers have found that evaluating and paying teachers for test scores is either damaging or irrelevant to improved learning.*  Unfortunately, even evidence of harm does not seem to affect the growing popularity of such schemes. Policymakers, including U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan, should stop promoting this failed approach.

FairTest comments on US Education Department's "Race to the Top Assessment Program" hearing in Boston on Nov. 12.

FairTest comments on US Education Department's "Race to the Top Assessment Program" hearing in Boston on Nov. 12. 

- See oral remarks in text or PDF.

- See detailed comments (including oral remarks) in PDF.


FairTest Reacts to the 2009 SAT Score Release

for further information:
Bob Schaeffer (239) 395-6773


for use with annual SAT scores release – 11:00am, Tuesday, August 25, 2009

FairTest Press Release on the 2009 ACT Scores

for further information:

Bob Schaeffer: (239) 395-6773

 

for use with annual ACT score release -- 12:01am Wednesday, August 19, 2009

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