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Graduation Tests Will Harm Students. by Judith A. Browne-Dianis

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Graduation tests will harm students

By Judith A. Browne-Dianis

March 25, 2008

FairTest's Reaction to Secretary Spellings’ “Differentiated Accountability" Plan

for further information contact:

Dr. Monty Neill (857) 350-8207 Robert Schaeffer (239) 395-6773


for immediate release, Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Testimony of FairTest's Monty Neill to the Maryland Joint Committee on Education/Ways and Means

for immediate release, Monday, March 17, 2008

“No Child Left Behind” After Six Years: An Escalating Track Record of Failure

After six years, there is overwhelming evidence that the deeply flawed “No Child Left Behind” law (NCLB) is doing more harm than good in our nation’s public schools. NCLB’s test-and-punish approach to school reform relies on limited, one-size-fits-all tools that reduce education to little more than test prep. It produces unfair decisions and requires unproven, often irrational "solutions" to complex problems. NCLB is clearly underfunded, but fully funding a bad law is not a solution.

What's Wrong with Graduation and Promotion Tests

"High-stakes" tests are exams used to make important decisions about students, such as graduation or grade promotion. Decades of research shows the key reasons why test scores should never be the determining factor in making major decisions about students:

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