Testing Resistance & Reform News: November 15 - 21, 2017

National States Can Soon Pursue "Innovative Assessment" Pilot Program Under NCLB
http://hechingerreport.org/states-will-soon-free-transform-standardized-...
National Many States Set Ridiculously Unachievable Goals Under ESSA
https://www.usnews.com/opinion/articles/2017-11-17/the-every-student-suc...

Florida Schools Seeks Graduation Test Waiver for Students with Classes Disrupted by Hurricane
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/high_school_and_beyond/2017/11/miami_supe...

Hawaii Many Flaws in Current State Testing
http://www.civilbeat.org/2017/11/making-hawaii-student-testing-more-mean...

Illinois High School "Proficiency" Bar Set Higher Than "College Readiness"
https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2017/11/17/to-be-proficient-in-illino...

Maryland State Data Now Includes Data From School Climate Ratings
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/how-you-rate-your-school-...

Massachusetts Schools Preparing Kids for Tests, Not Life
https://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/letters/2017/11/15/preparing-kids-fo...
Massachusetts Tougher Tests Don't Improve Teacher Quality
http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-11-20/education/research-tougher-t...

Mississippi Teacher Shortage Spurs Licensing Test Flexibility
http://www.clarionledger.com/story/news/politics/2017/11/20/mississippi-...

Missouri We've Made Schools Into a Contest for Well-Trained Test Takers
http://www.emissourian.com/we-ve-made-education-a-wrestling-match/articl...
Missouri School Report Cards Hard to Analyze Amidst Test Score Reporting Errors
https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/missouri/articles/2017-11-15/ann...

New York State Cuts Testing Days in Attempt to Discourage Opt Outs
http://www.orchardparkbee.com/news/2017-11-16/Local_News/Changes_on_the_...

Ohio "Moving Goal Posts," Poor Measures Make State Report Cards "Meaningless"
http://ysnews.com/news/2017/11/state-report-card-schools-react-to-assess...

Pennsylvania Graduation Test Requirement Postponed Again
https://whyy.org/articles/push-pa-graduation-standard-delayed/

South Carolina 96% of Schools Experienced Technical Glitches with Online Testing
http://www.wcnc.com/news/education/report-96-percent-of-sc-schools-impac...

Tennessee Fired Testing Vendor Sues for Multi-Million Contract Termination Payout
http://www.wsmv.com/story/36855620/tn-dept-of-education-hit-with-lawsuit...
Tennessee Students, Parents, Educators Rally Against Testing Company Monopoly
http://www.knoxnews.com/story/news/2017/11/17/students-parents-and-knox-...

Texas Commissioner Threatens Fed Funding Loss If Tests Cancelled Due to Hurricane Impacts
http://www.expressnews.com/news/education/article/Canceling-STAAR-tests-...

Virginia Test Scores Will Play Smaller Role in School Accreditation
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/test-scores-to-play-small...

Wisconsin Unusual Test Score Fluctuations Confuse School Report Cards
http://www.wisconsingazette.com/news/score-fluctuations-mar-latest-wisco...

University Admissions ACT Cancels Test Scores After Administering Wrong Exam
http://www.wbir.com/article/news/local/education/bearden-hs-students-out...

International Canadian Teachers Federation Calls Government-Mandated Tests Obstacle to Quality Education
http://www.nugget.ca/2017/11/17/teachers-federation-calls-tests-obstacle...

Worth Reading Data, Numbers and Audiences
http://curmudgucation.blogspot.com/2017/11/data-and-numbers-and-audience...