Testing Resistance & Reform News: December 24 - 30, 2014

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Rage Against The Common Core and Its New Tests
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/28/opinion/sunday/rage-against-the-common...

Standardized Testing Resistance Expected to Grow in 2015
http://www.marketplace.org/topics/education/learningcurve/backlash-over-...

Colorado Districts Debate Move to Online Exams
http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_27226140/colorado-school-districts-deb...

Connecticut Test-Scoring Guarantees "Failure"
http://m.stamfordadvocate.com/news/article/Wendy-Lecker-A-system-that-la...

Hazards of Florida's Testing Rush
http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-hazards-of-rush-on-...
New State Committee Will Tackle Florida Testing Controversies
http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/education/article4931130.html

Re-Evaluating Illinois' Assessment System: Who Are Out Masters?
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-beyer/who-are-our-masters_b_635219...

Massachusetts Superintendents Say, "Too Much Testing
http://wwlp.com/2014/12/23/too-much-testing-says-superintendent/

Minnesota Schools Hit Glitches With Online Testing
http://www.twincities.com/localnews/ci_27211647/minnesota-schools-hit-gl...

Nevada Will End Up on Short End of Common Core Testing
http://www.reviewjournal.com/opinion/common-core-s-level-playing-field-t...

New York Governor Vetoes His Own Bill to Protect Teachers From Flawed Test-Score Ratings
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/30/nyregion/cuomo-in-reversal-vetoes-bill...
New York Testing Protest Song
http://youtu.be/E0MZEpof58U

County School Leaders Want North Carolina to Abolish School Grading System
http://www.eschoolnews.com/2014/12/29/abolish-grading-system-931/

Pennsylvania Student Condemns Test-Driven Education
http://www.dailyitem.com/opinion/student-voices-standardized-testing/art...

Virginia Ed. Secretary Supports Assessment Reform
http://www.richmond.com/news/local/education/article_d571006b-b906-50ae-...

Testing Under Fire on Capitol Hill . . . And in the States
http://www.politico.com/story/2014/12/testing-under-fire-113807.html

Arne Duncan's False Assumption About Standardized Testing
http://citizensvoice.com/opinion/assumption-about-standardized-tests-is-...

U.S. Approach to Closing "Achievement Gap" Is All Wrong
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2014/12/24/we-are-tr...

Standardized Testing Resistance Expected to Grow in 2015
http://www.marketplace.org/topics/education/learningcurve/backlash-over-...