Testing Resistance & Reform News: November 22 - 28, 2017

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Arizona What Could Explain Wild Vacillations in School's Grades
http://tucson.com/news/local/from-a-to-f-plummeting-grade-highlights-problems-in-tucson/article_32e6a0cb-dfbf-506d-a2b6-f796828d78b0.html

California How to Measure School Climate for State Report Cards
https://edsource.org/2017/state-boards-next-challenge-how-to-measure-school-climate-the-heartbeat-of-a-school/590744

Florida Why Good Educators Quit: Testing Has Diminished Teaching and Learning
http://www.wsbtv.com/news/trending-now/editorial-why-good-teachers-quit/651469124?

Illinois Never Enough "Bad" Teachers for Some Ed "Reformers"
https://preaprez.wordpress.com/2017/11/26/there-will-never-be-enough-bad-teachers-to-satisfy-some-people-the-chicago-tribune/

Indiana Students' Pathways, State's Vision Don't Always Align
http://www.journalgazette.net/opinion/columns/20171124/students-pathway-states-vision-dont-always-align

Massachusetts Reflections on State Testing Failures
http://www.gazettenet.com/Andy-Morris-Friedman-reflects-on-statewide-failures-in-MCAS-testing-13382435
Massachusetts How to Get Boston Exam School's to Look More Like the City
https://schoolyardnews.com/how-to-get-bostons-exam-schools-to-look-more-like-boston-81a534eaaf13

Missouri Late Test Scores Disrupt Planning
http://www.columbiatribune.com/news/20171124/late-test-score-release-puts-school-leaders-behind-in-assessing-students

New Mexico Questions About State Testing Standards
http://www.lcsun-news.com/story/opinion/editorial/2017/11/24/questions-state-education-standards/893895001/

New York Blame the Teachers?
http://nyceducator.com/2017/11/blame-teachers.html

Ohio Two More Administrators Suspended in Data Rigging Scandal
http://www.dispatch.com/news/20171121/two-columbus-school-administrators-take-suspensions-for-roles-in-data-scandal

Oklahoma Educational Success Is Measured by More Than Test Scores
http://www.duncanbanner.com/opinion/column-what-makes-a-great-school-more-holistic-measures-of/article_edf4d8ee-d172-11e7-a44c-f3e2977fbca8.html

Oregon Opportunities to Improve Assessment Under ESSA
http://www.paaoregon.org/single-post/2017/11/10/FairTest----An-Evening-with-Monty-Neill

Tennessee Frustration Grows With Cancelled Test Scores
https://www.wbir.com/article/news/local/education/act-revokes-additional-scores-from-bearden-students/51-493759837

Texas Test-Based Retention Hurts Children and Schools
http://rare.us/local/houston/hisd-is-seeing-more-students-repeating-grades-and-the-trend-could-be-costly/

Virginia Test Retake Gamesmanship Blurs Scores
http://www.roanoke.com/news/education/state-education-board-looks-at-tightening-sol-retake-rules-after/article_c9568c20-f22c-50df-8843-7d674f3647f4.html

Worth Reading Student Test Scores: Why You Should Care About How the "Sausage" Is Made
https://www.brookings.edu/research/student-test-scores-how-the-sausage-is-made-and-why-you-should-care/
Worth Reading A Realistic Perspective on High-Stakes Testing
http://educationnext.org/realistic-perspective-high-stakes-testing/