Testing Reform in the News -- July 5 - July 11, 2012

Despite heat, drought and power failures, there's still lots of interesting news from across North America

Computer Glitch Stymies Diploma Exams -- a warning from Canada
   http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/alberta/Computer+glitch+stymies+Grade+diploma+exams/6896759/story.html

Georgia Educators Blast Teacher Evaluation System -- a well-documented case against "value-added" educator assessment
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/post/georgia-professors-blast-teacher-evaluation-system/2012/07/09/gJQAFhSbZW_blog.html

DC Test Erasures Still an Unsolved Mystery -- Michelle Rhee's enduring legacy
   http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/class-struggle/post/erasures-the-unsolved-mystery/2012/07/09/gJQAbVOKXW_blog.html

Judge Allows Cheating Lawsuit Against Michelle Rhee to Move Forward
   http://educationviews.org/federal-judge-allows-cheating-lawsuit-from-2007-08-against-michelle-rhee-to-continue/

Florida's Politicized School Grades Hurt School Serving Learning Disabled -- Jeb Bush is pitching this model nationally
   http://www.floridatoday.com/article/20120705/NEWS01/307050026/Every-student-s-results-count

As Test Protests Increase, State Softens Stance on Test  -- even Florida's Governor hears the grassroots message
    http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20120709/ARTICLE/120709599/-1/sports?Title=As-FCAT-protests-increase-state-softens-stance-on-test

Early Childhood "Ed Reform" -- a parody (we think)
   http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/post/an-all-too-true-parody-on-ed-reform/2012/07/07/gJQAJqR7TW_blog.html

Asking the Right Questions -- how test-driven education focuses on the wrong priorities
   http://smartblogs.com/education/2012/07/10/asking-right-questions/