Testing Resistance & Reform News: July 4 - 10, 2018

More "fallout from the testing explosion" as this week's stories document both the damage from high-stakes standardized overkill and the growing grassroots movement pushing for genuine assessment reform

Alabama State Board Considers How to Replace ACT Aspire Test
https://www.alexcityoutlook.com/2018/07/09/state-school-board-narrowing-...

Arizona If High-Stakes Tests Don't Make Sense, Neither Will the Results
https://www.tucsonweekly.com/TheRange/archives/2018/07/03/if-the-high-st...
Arizona What Will We Do Without High-Stakes Tests
https://www.tucsonweekly.com/TheRange/archives/2018/07/05/oh-my-whatever...

Arkansas Let Our Kids Be Kids
http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2018/jul/08/let-our-kids-be-kids-2018...

Florida Florida Early Ed. Advocates Say Kindergarten Readiness Test Is Flawed
http://www.wctv.tv/content/news/Early-education-advocates-say-Kindergart...

Georgia How Should Students Be Selected for Gifted Programs?
https://www.myajc.com/blog/get-schooled/how-should-students-selected-for...

New Jersey Governor Plans to Trim PARCC Testing Requirements
https://www.nj.com/education/2018/07/murphy_wants_to_kill_some_parcc_tes...

New Mexico Rural Educators Wary of Proposed Graduation Rules
https://www.abqjournal.com/1192598/rural-educators-wary-of-proposed-grad...

New York Legislators Failed Test on Teacher Evaluation
https://www.timesunion.com/opinion/article/State-lawmakers-failed-test-o...
New York Controversy Over Selective School Admissions Test Continues
https://www.csmonitor.com/EqualEd/2018/0706/Keep-the-test!-A-debate-flares-over-exam-based-public-high-schools

Ohio Proposed Grade-Promo Exam Cut Score Called "Test Prep Meat Grinder"
https://www.daytondailynews.com/news/ohio-considers-tougher-reading-scor...

Tennessee State Redesigns School Reports After Flawed Test Scores Do Not Count
https://www.commercialappeal.com/story/news/education/2018/07/08/tnready...

Texas State Testing System Amounts to "A Lot of Nothing"
https://www.news-journal.com/opinion/editorial-texas-student-testing-sys...
Texas Retrial in El Paso Test Cheating Scandal Scheduled for Next Year
https://www.elpasotimes.com/story/news/special-reports/episdcheating/201...

Wisconsin Housing Evictions Take Toll on Student Test Scores
https://journaltimes.com/news/local/evictions-take-toll-on-student-menta...

International England's Tyranny of Metrics
https://www.tes.com/news/book-review-tyranny-metrics

University Admissions Another Test-Optional Convert as University of New England Drops Most ACT/SAT Requirements
https://www.une.edu/news/2018/university-new-england-adopts-test-optiona...