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MA Educators Statement - Press Release Feb. 2013

                            for further information:
                            Prof. Nancy Carlsson-Paige (617) 223-1396
                            Dr. Monty Neill  (617) 477-9792

8 Ways To Fight High-Stakes Testing Infographic

 

Pop Quiz on Testing: Are You Keeping Up?

By Lisa Guisbond, FairTest

Published by the Answer Sheet, January 16, 2013

FairTest Statement of Support for Seattle Teachers' Test Boycott

for further information:
                        Dr. Monty Neill   (617) 477-9792
                        Bob Schaeffer      (239) 395-6773

for immediate release Monday, January 14, 2013

Seattle Teachers Boycott Tests

A boycott by Seattle teachers of district mandated Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) tests has drawn support from educators, parents and students across the country. Teachers said they refused to administer the tests because they cover material they are not expected to teach, they take too much time away from learning, especially for struggling students, and giving the MAP tests ties up computer labs for weeks. FairTest supports these teachers and others who are taking a stand against testing overuse and misuse.

How You Can Work for Testing Reform

1.Talk to others about test misuse. Break the silence by talking with other parents, teachers, neighbors and friendsone on one, in small groups, or at house parties.Share the facts about test overuse and misuse.
            • Use the fact sheets at http://www.fairtest.org/fact%20sheets.
 

What's Wrong with Standardized Tests Infographic


 

FairTest Senate testimony connects testing with school to prison pipeline.

FairTest submitted  written testimony on how high-stakes connects testing with punitive discipline and the school-to-prison pipeline, to the subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Human Rights of the Senate Committee on the

What a Year!

Dear Friend:

Thanks to your activism, 2012 has been a great year for the growing national assessment reform movement.  Now, FairTest needs your continued help to build greater momentum in 2013!

Just look at the numbers documenting several of our recent successes:

FairTest News Release on the release of the 2012 SAT Scores

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

for use with annual SAT scores release –  Monday, September 24, 2012

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