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Class of 2016 National Merit Scholarship Cut-Off Scores Vary By State But Assure Most Awards Go To Affluent Families

     Note:      "The state-by-state cut-off scores listed here are for the high school class graduating in 2016.  The National Merit Scholarship Corporation has not yet set stat

Computerized Testing Problems - Chronology

compiled by National Center for Fair & Open Testing (FairTest)

The ongoing litany of computer exam administration failures reinforces the conclusion that the technologies rushed into the marketplace by political mandates and lobbying by the companies paid to implement them are not ready for prime time.  It makes no sense to attach high-stakes consequences to such deeply flawed tools.

Updated by Bob Schaeffer, April 24, 2018. 

2015 SAT Score Report Reaction

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FairTest: Florida Should Suspend High-Stakes For Students Due To Computer Test Failures

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Bob Schaeffer   (239) 395-6773
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for immediate release, Tuesday, September 1, 2015

FLORIDA SHOULD SUSPEND HIGH-STAKES FOR STUDENTS DUE TO COMPUTER TEST FAILURES,
CONSISTENT WITH NEW REPORT; STATE’S TAXPAYERS OWED FINANCIAL REBATE FOR TEST FOUL-UPS

 

Five Years Of Flat ACT Scores Show Test-And-Punish Policies Failed To Improve Average College Readiness Or Significantly Narrow Racial Gaps

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Bob Schaeffer (239) 395-6773
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for use with annual ACT scores August 2015

Fairtest Reaction To 2015 Annual Gallup/Phi Delta Kappan Survey

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Dr. Monty Neill (617) 477-9792
Bob Schaeffer  (239) 395-6773

 

for immediate release, Monday, August 24, 2015

NEW POLL: U.S. PUBLIC STRONGLY BACKS ASSESSMENT REFORM MOVEMENT,
REJECTS TEST-AND-PUNISH POLICIES
FAIRTEST REACTION TO 2015 ANNUAL GALLUP/PHI DELTA KAPPAN SURVEY

 

Tell Congress: Keep Federal Accountability Mandates Out of a New Education Law

Take action now to make sure a new federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) is the best possible replacement of “No Child Left Behind” (NCLB).

Diehard test-and-punish proponents are still pushing to insert destructive “NCLB-lite” accountability provisions into a compromise bill. We need to stop that threat in its tracks!

FairTest Analysis of Key Assessment and Accountability Issues Facing the ESEA Reauthorization Conference Committee

Key Assessment and Accountability IssuesFacing the ESEA Reauthorization Conference Committee

FairTest’s Communications Strategy Framework

FairTest’s Communications Strategy Framework: CLICK HERE for PDF

George Washington University Goes Test-Optional

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Bob Schaeffer (239) 395-6773

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