Testing Resistance & Reform News: July 4 - 10, 2013
With schools out for the summer, this week's media coverage includes fewer stories about testing protests but more about reevaluating assessment policies. Believe it or not, public schools in several states open for a new year of classes in just a few weeks - - let another round of resistance to high-stakes testing begin!
Rhode Island Legislators Overwhelmingly Oppose Graduation Test Proposal
Upstate New York Parents Pack Auditorium to Tell Policy Makers: Too Much Testing
Many Regents Tests Go Missing Under New Grading System
How Some Districts Mis-Report Test Results
Diversifying Honors Courses By Using Multiple Measures, Not Just Test Scores
States Wait as Congress Dithers on Replacing "No Child Left Behind"
Why Oklahoma Dropped Out of Common Core Test Consortium
NEA Backs Common Core Testing Moratorium
Common Core Tests Ranked Low on Accessibility for English-Language Learner and Disabled Students
Test-Driven School Grades Ignore Role of Poverty
The Blueberry Story Redux: Why Schools Are Not Businesses
Test Scores, Test Scores and More Test Scores -- How Do Kids Feel About Them?
IQ Tests Hurt Kids -- And Don't Measure Intelligence
Why Reliance on Tests Reinforces Bad Behavior in Schools
The School to Prison Pipeline -- A New Infographic
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