Testing Reform in the News -- June 8 - 12, 2012

There has been no let up in grassroots pressure to overhaul assessment even as the school year winds to a close around the nation.

Florida Exam-Scoring Fiasco Reveals Flaws of Test-Driven Schooling
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/11/education/florida-backtracks-on-standardized-state-tests.html

FairTest Honors Deborah Meier Hero of Education Award Recipient Diane Ravitch

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-thompson/honoring-deborah-w-meier-_b_1587995.html

How "No Stakes" Testing Promotes Long-Term Learning -- (ignore the misleading title TIME Magazine's editors put on this good column)
http://ideas.time.com/2012/06/06/in-defense-of-school-testing/

Across U.S.. Parents Protest Surge in Standardized Testing
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/06/12/us-usa-education-testing-idUSBRE85B0EO20120612

Tulsa, Oklahoma Board Unanimously Signs-on to National Resolution on High-Stakes Testing
www.tulsaworld.com/news/article.aspx?subjectid=19&articleid=20120612_19_A1_TheUni44255

Presidential Candidates on Education Issues
   http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2012/06/13/35obama_ep.h31.html

   http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/12/us/politics/in-romneys-voucher-education-policy-a-return-to-gop-roots.html

Pearson Censors Critical Comments on Testing Website for Parents
http://www.free-press-release.com/news-pearson-pr-backfires-education-publisher-accused-of-censorship-and-propaganda-1339291024.html

Test-Cheating Texas Principals Recycled to Other Schools
http://www.texaswatchdog.org/2012/06/texas-educators-sanctioned-in-cheating-scandals-get-hired-other-schools/1339174777.story

Todd Farley on Computerized "Essay" Scoring
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/todd-farley/lies-damn-lies-and-statis_b_1574711.html