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SAT Scores 2008 Release

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

for use with annual SAT score release -- 11am EDT Tuesday, August 26, 2008


SAT LOSING MARKET SHARE TO TEST-OPTIONAL COLLEGES AND ACT;
EXAM’S BIASES AND WEAK PREDICTIVE VALIDITY REDUCE ITS POPULARITY

The SAT is losing market-share as a college admissions test.

FairTest: What to Look for in the 2008 SAT Score Report

for further information:

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

for immediate release, Thursday, August 21, 2008

ACT Scores Reaction -- A Different Test, Not a Better One

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National Center for Fair & Open Testing

for further information:

Jesse Mermell: (857) 350-8207

Bob Schaeffer: (239) 395-6773

 

for use with annual ACT score release -- 12:01am Wednesday, August 13, 2008

THE ACT, A DIFFERENT COLLEGE ADMISSIONS TEST

BUT NOT NECESSARILY A BETTER ONE

Video: "FairTest: You Can't Judge Learning with a Standardized Test"

MA MCAS and Assessment Subcommittee Sees Urgent Need for MCAS Overhaul

The Readiness Project subcommittee charged with reviewing MCAS and assessment expressed an urgent need for substantive change to the current system. To underscore this sense of urgency, the subcommittee’s consensus report echoes Brown v. Board of Education, saying, “In order to move toward important new educational goals, MCAS – as the ‘system’ it was originally intended to be – must evolve significantly and that evolution must begin with deliberate speed.”

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FairTest Reacts to the "New" SAT Validity Studies

for further information:
Robert Schaeffer (239) 395-6773
or Jesse Mermell (857) 350-8207

for use after College Board June 17, 2008 news conference on “new” SAT validity

Testimony of Lisa Guisbond to the PA Senate Ed. Committee

Testimony of Lisa Guisbond, Policy Analyst for the National Center for Fair & Open Testing (FairTest)

Senate Education Committee Hearing on Proposed Graduation Competency Assessments
Pennsylvania General Assembly

May 14, 2008

Since its creation in 1985 by leaders of major civil rights, education reform and student advocacy organizations, the National Center for Fair & Open Testing, Inc. (FairTest) has closely monitored the impact of state-mandated exit exams on both equity and educational quality.

Press Release: FairTest's Testimony on the PA Graduation Test

for further information:
Jesse Mermell (857) 350-8207
or Bob Schaeffer (239) 395-6773

for immediate release, Tuesday, May 12, 2008

Lisa Guisbond: Resist the testing bandwagon. Projo.com Op Ed.

http://www.projo.com/opinion/contributors/content/CT_regents4_05-04-08_E...

 

Lisa Guisbond: Resist the testing bandwagon

01:00 AM EDT on Sunday, May 4, 2008

LISA GUISBOND

CAMBRIDGE

 

THE RHODE ISLAND Board of Regents will discuss on May 15 proposed changes to the state’s high-school-graduation requirements that may increase the weight placed on state test scores. The board should think twice before going down this road.

Why Graduation Tests/Exit Exams Fail to Add Value to High School Diplomas

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