Testing Resistance & Reform News: October 29 - November 4, 2014

It's Election Day, and public school testing policy is a hot issue in many races. After you vote, check out the latest news from across the country -- this week's update includes stories from 20 states and several analyses of the testing resistance and reform movement's growing national impact!

The Rise of the Testing Resistance
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2014/10/30/the-rise-...

National Education, Civil Rights Groups Offer "New Framework" for Accountability
http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2014/10/28/teachers-unions-education...

Many California Schools Lack Internet Capacity to Administer New Computer Tests
http://edsource.org/2014/schools-lack-internet-capacity-for-tests/68797#...

Bursting the Standardized Test Bubble in Colorado
http://www.denverpost.com/opinion/ci_26823097/bursting-standardized-test...
More Colorado School Boards Seek Testing Waivers
http://co.chalkbeat.org/2014/10/31/school-board-testing-discontent-rumbl...

Districts Across Florida Take Action to Reduce Over-Testing
http://www.tampabay.com/news/education/testing/school-districts-take-act...
Florida Parents, Students and Teachers Hold "I Am More Than A Score" Rally
http://www.gainesville.com/article/20141028/ARTICLES/141029626/1002/news...

Hawaii May Delay Test-Based Teacher Rating System
http://thegardenisland.com/news/state-and-regional/hawaii-may-delay-test...

Grassroots Groups Organize to Delay Illinois Common Core Tests
http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20141029/bridgeport/grassroots-groups-sem...

Local Super Says New Indiana Test Is "Train Wreck Waiting to Happen"
http://www.jconline.com/story/news/education/2014/11/03/new-istep-train-...

Kansas Students Stress Test Computerized Exam Infrastructure
http://www.kansas.com/news/local/education/article3414989.html

Louisiana Postpones Computer-Based Common Core Administration
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/curriculum/2014/11/louisiana_scraps_plan_...

Maryland Delays New Common Core Grad Testing Requirement By Two Years
http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/marylands-new-test-require...

Testing Fixation Has Not Helped Improve Minnesota Education
http://www.sctimes.com/story/opinion/2014/11/01/shuster-column-test-scor...

Over-Testing Has Hurt New Hampshire Students
http://www.nhbr.com/October-31-2014/Over-testing-students-has-done-more-...

This Means War: Mom Responds to New Jersey Education Commissioner
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2014/11/01/this-mean...

New Mexico School Boards Pass Resolutions to Postpone PARCC Exam Introduction
http://www.abqjournal.com/487823/news/aps-may-seek-delay-of-new-test-use...

Top Performing New York Teacher Sues State After VAM Scores Says She Is "Ineffective"
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2014/10/31/high-achi...

High-Stakes Testing Raises Issues in North Dakota
http://www.thepiercecountytribune.com/page/content.detail/id/510182/Beyo...

Ohio Community Forum Decries State's Over-Emphasis on Testing
http://chronicle.northcoastnow.com/2014/10/28/forum-critiques-states-emp...

Withholding of Pennsylvania Test Scores As Political Tool
http://thenotebook.org/blog/147882/election-near-still-no-pa-test-result...

Ever-Changing Formula Undermines South Carolina School Report Card
http://savannahnow.com/hardeeville/2014-11-01/jasper-county-school-distr...

Knoxville Tennessee Schools to Discontinue Kindergarten Testing
http://www.knoxnews.com/news/my-kid-my-school/knox-county-schools-to-dis...

Texas Standardized Tests in Trouble: Districts Not Showing Gains
http://www.dallasnews.com/news/education/headlines/20141025-special-repo...

Most Teachers Concerned Schools Not Ready for Common Core Computerized Testing
http://www.gallup.com/poll/179102/teachers-concerned-common-core-compute...