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Test Optional Schools List Tops 815!

for further information, contact
Jesse Mermell (617) 350-8207
Robert Schaeffer (239) 395-6773
cell (239) 699-0468

for use on or after Tuesday, March 3, 2009

 

LIST OF TEST-OPTIONAL SCHOOLS TOPS 815;
AS HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS PREPARE FOR ADMISSIONS TESTS, MORE COLLEGES, UNIVERSITIES ELIMINATE ACT/SAT REQUIREMENTS

 

Questions for Arne Duncan, Nominee for Secretary of Education


These are questions FairTest believes should be asked of Arne Duncan at his confirmation hearing for Secretary of Education, to be held before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee on Tuesday, January 13.

Open Letter to President-elect Obama on 7th Anniversary of NCLB

Open Letter to President-elect Obama

On the 7th Anniversary of the “No Child Left Behind” Law

“Keep Your Promises to Fix NCLB”

 

President-Elect Barack Obama on No Child Left Behind

During the presidential campaign, FairTest paid close attention to the candidates whenever they addressed No Child Left Behind. It will be some time before President-Elect Barack Obama takes action that will flesh out the mostly vague statements he made while campaigning, and even longer before anything specific happens with the federal education law. In the meantime, here is a compilation of his comments on NCLB from his web site and the campaign trail.

New FairTest Fact Sheets

FairTest has produced two new fact sheets: "Confronting
the Myths of No Child Left Behind
" link and "The Proper Use of
End-of-Course Exams in Determining High School Graduation.
" Link Both
are available on the FairTest website and can be used by testing reform
advocates either as is or by adapting them to their local situation or
audience.

FairTest's testimony on graduation tests to the Maryland Board of Ed.

FairTest's Monty Neill presented invited testimony on graduation tests and alternatives to the Maryland Board of Education. The letter also appears attached at the bottom as a formatted PDF:

 

October 21, 2008

James DeGraffenreidt, Chair
Members of the State Board of Education
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Copies sent by regular mail and e-mail

Dear Chairman DeGraffenreidt and Members of the Maryland Board of Education,

FairTest on College Board's New "READISTEP" Test

      for further information, contact


Jesse Mermell (857) 350-8207                                               
Robert Schaeffer (239) 395-6773
cell (239) 699-0468


for immediate release Wednesday, October 22, 2008

FairTest Has Moved

As of Wednesday, October 1, 2008 the new address of FairTest is 

FairTest
15 Court Square, Suite 820
Boston, MA 02108

NEW PHONE: (857) 350-8207
NEW FAX: (857)350-8209

email and web information will remain the same!

TEST-OPTIONAL COLLEGES LIST SOARS PAST 775

for further information, contact

Jesse Mermell    (857) 350-8207
Robert Schaeffer    (239) 395-6773
cell    (239) 699-0468

for immediate release Monday, September 22, 2008

What the Presidential Candidates are saying about NCLB

The Presidential Candidates on NCLB – Update, October 2008

With just two months until the presidential election, the Democratic and Republican parties have had their respective conventions and produced party platforms, which gives us an opportunity to see if the candidates are saying anything new about NCLB. The short answer is, nothing very specific. Independent candidate Ralph Nader, on the other hand, specifically calls for the law’s repeal. Libertarian Bob Barr and other candidates have also weighed in on the law since our last update in June.

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