Testing Reform in the News -- June 28 - July 3 , 2012

Good reading about progress and challenges for Independence Day . . . and beyond

High-Stakes Testing Resistance Spreads
   http://www.thebradentontimes.com/news/2012/06/30/schools_and_education/high_stakes_testing_resistance_spreads_across_florida/

Testing Mandates Flunk Cost-Benefit Analysis
   http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/post/testing-mandates-flunk-cost-benefit-analysis/2012/06/30/gJQACqfsDW_blog.html

Big City Pols "Spin" Test Results to Serve Political Agendas
   http://shankerblog.org/?p=6152#more-6152

1100 NY College Professors Sign Petition Against Excessive Testing
   http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/28/1100-new-york-college-pro_n_1635687.html?utm_hp_ref=education

Texas Business Leaders Accuse  Educators of Scaring Moms About Tests -- aka The Other Side is Getting Scared
   http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/post/texas-business-leaders-accuse-educators-of-scaring-mom-about-standardized-tests/2012/06/28/gJQAKbCO8V_blog.html

Texas Workforce Commissioner Says State Tests Hurts Educational Quality and Job Skills
   http://smmercury.com/2012/06/28/workforce-commissioner-staar-testing-system-badly-broken/

Timed Tests and the Development of Math Anxiety
   http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2012/07/03/36boaler.h31.html

New Elementary School Test for "College Readiness"
   http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20120702/NEWS0105/307020098/ACT-launches-new-testing-tool-determine-students-ready-college