Testing Resistance & Reform News: November 20 -26, 2019

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Connecticut When Testing Tops Teaching, Students Suffer
https://www.courant.com/opinion/insight/hc-op-insight-washington-teaching-testing-1117-20191117-hhtddl3sxbgr3ijfv4c2laqaoi-story.html

Florida State Testing Policies Fail "Failing" Schools
https://www.ocala.com/opinion/20191126/editorial-were-failing-our-failing-schools

Georgia Schools Developing New Assessments to Replace Standardized Tests
https://www.ajc.com/news/local-education/georgia-schools-helping-develop-exam-replace-standardized-tests/oHtcWmvUB5iKMuuH1z7JwI/#

Idaho Parents Question Mastery-Based Education
https://dnews.com/local/mastery-based-ed-in-question/article_f40e3895-9a3e-5d3f-a1e6-fd86359a4f71.html

Illinois State Seeks Input on Changing Student Testing
https://www.saukvalley.com/2019/11/21/state-wants-your-input-on-student-testing/ad8ixsm/

Indiana Assessment Reform Is a Major Issue in Teacher Walkouts
http://www.therepublic.com/2019/11/20/theyre-not-gonna-take-it-local-teachers-out-in-full-force-for-education-reform/

Louisiana State Exams Disadvantage Students of Color
https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/opinion/letters/article_b744e23c-0bc0-11ea-8a68-ebee371095be.html

Maryland Making Gifted Programs More Accessible By Changing Testing Requirements
https://qz.com/1752853/how-gifted-programs-for-children-are-becoming-more-equitable/

Massachusetts Don't Double Down on Failed Test-and-Punish Policies
https://www.bizjournals.com/boston/news/2019/11/25/op-ed-dont-double-down-on-failed-test-and-punish.html

Michigan Reevaluate Teacher Evaluations
https://www.detroitnews.com/story/opinion/columnists/labor-voices/2019/11/19/opinion-reevaluate-teacher-evaluations/4231855002/

New Jersey Board Unanimously Endorses Resolution Against Testing Overkill
https://patch.com/new-jersey/belleville/belleville-school-board-takes-stand-against-standardized-tests

New York Chancellor Seeks End to Selective High School Admission Exam Mandate
https://www.amny.com/news/education/at-bronx-meeting-carranza-urges-state-lawmakers-to-repeal-shsat-law/

Vermont Don't Discount Schools with Cheap Shots Based Solely on Test Scores
https://vtdigger.org/2019/11/19/andrew-stein-lets-not-discount-vermont-schools-with-cheap-shots/

University Admissions California Higher Education Leaders Endorse End to ACT/SAT Admissions Test Requirement
https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2019/11/23/us/ap-us-college-testing-uc-admission.html

International Indian Government Advances Plan to Eliminate High-Stakes Exams
https://menafn.com/1099320760/UAE-Educators-students-hail-Indias-proposal-to-scrap-exams

Worth Watching "Rise Above The Mark" Documents Classroom Damage from Politicians and Ideologues
https://riseabovethemark.com/

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