Testing Resistance & Reform News May 9 - 15, 201

 

As the spring 2013 school testing season begins to wind down, there's no sign of slackening by the grassroots assessment reform movement.

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Building a Successful Assessment Reform Movement -- A Three-Part Series by FairTest
     http://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/living-in-dialogue/2013/05/monty_neill_building_a_success.html
     http://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/living-in-dialogue/2013/05/monty_neill_authentic_assessme.html#comments
    http://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/living-in-dialogue/2013/05/monty_neill_building_effective.html

Backlash to Education Mandates Grows, Spreads
     http://educationopportunitynetwork.org/unified-backlash-to-education-mandates-grows-spreads/

Australian Testing Revolt Heeds U.S. Lessons -- Watch the Video
     http://au.news.yahoo.com/today-tonight/lifestyle/article/-/17160520/naplan-revolt/

Computerized Test Failure Affects Thousands of Oklahoma Students   http://www.tulsaworld.com/article.aspx/Standardized_testing_problems_affect_9100_Oklahoma/20130508_19_a1_oklaho468869?subj=1

Standardized Testing's (Many) Flaws -- An Indiana Superintendent Speaks Out
     http://www.jconline.com/article/20130508/OPINION03/305080005/Guest-column-Standardized-testing-s-flaws

Testing Obsession Spurs NY Parent to Take Action
     http://www.penfieldpost.com/latestnews/x179156208/-Testing-obsession-spurs-Webster-parent-whos-also-a-teacher-to-action

 
More New York City Parents Boycott Standardized Tests
     http://school-stories.org/2013/05/more-and-more-city-parents-just-say-no-to-standardized-tests/

Seattle High Schools Can Opt Out of MAP Exam -- A Victory for Boycotting Teachers
     http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2020980195_bandamapdecisionxml.html

Final Exam: A Test Question About Pearson
     http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/final-exam-article-1.1340975

Objecting to the State Test -- More Great Letters to the Editor for You to Use as Models
     http://www.newsday.com/opinion/letters/letters-objecting-to-new-state-tests-1.5209978