Testing Resistance & Reform News: October 4 - 10, 2017

Please help FairTest celebrate "Deb Meier Hero in Education" winners -- Schott Foundation President John Jackson and Mass. Teachers Association President Barbara Madeloni -- by making a contribution in their honor at:
https://fairtest.networkforgood.com/events/3235-fairtest-celebrates-john...

National Overwhelming Percentages of Math, English Teachers Oppose Current Tests
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/teacherbeat/2017/10/teachers_say_state_st...

Arizona Ongoing Problems With Test Scores and Their Misuse
https://www.tucsonweekly.com/TheRange/archives/2017/10/03/why-i-keep-wri...

California Voters Endorse Recent Testing Reductions, Want Deeper Cutbacks
https://edsource.org/2017/educating-children-and-youth-how-is-california...
California Flat-Lined Scores Raise Questions About Smarter Balanced Test Accuracy
http://www.dailynews.com/2017/10/05/why-heads-are-still-scratching-over-...

Colorado Schools Should Cultivate Joy, Not Just Test Scores and Grades
http://www.coloradoan.com/story/opinion/2017/10/08/young-your-school-cul...

Florida Incessant Testing Does More Harm Than Good
http://www.gainesville.com/opinion/20171004/amanda-lacy-shitama-incessan...
Florida Districts Hit by Hurricane Irma Ask for Test Delays, Hold-Harmless Policy
http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/education/article177182171.html
Florida Teachers Who Want State Bonus Take SAT with Their Students
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/education/fl-schools-teachers-retake-sa...

Georgia Governor Wrong to Push More Standardized Tests
http://onlineathens.com/local-news/2017-10-03/deal-wrong-push-more-stand...

Iowa Concerns About New State Test Vendor
https://caffeinatedthoughts.com/2017/10/five-concerns-iowa-american-inst...

Kentucky Rankings Eliminated From School Report Cards
http://www.hclocal.com/content/rankings-done-away-latest-report-card

Louisiana Flooded Schools Seek Waiver From Test-Score Driven State Grades
http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/education/article_250286ba-a...

Massachusetts Poll Asks Whether State Needs High-Stakes Testing
http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/regionals/north/2017/10/06/does-state-n...

Mississippi More Students Earn High School Diplomas After Repeal of Exit Exam
http://www.clarionledger.com/story/news/politics/2017/10/08/more-mississ...

Missouri Results of Two State Tests Declared Invalid
http://www.semissourian.com/story/2449329.html
Missouri Test-Maker to Pay Schools Back for Unusable Exams
http://www.joplinglobe.com/news/local_news/test-maker-to-pay-back-school...

New Mexico Questioning the Validity of PARCC Testing
http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/education/questioning-the-validity...

New York Teacher Test Rules Changed to Address Classroom Educator Shortage
http://www.adirondackdailyenterprise.com/news/local-news/2017/10/teacher...

Oklahoma Teacher Newly Elected as State Rep. Blasts Test-Driven School "Reform'
https://dianeravitch.net/2017/10/04/meet-jacob-rosecrantz-the-teacher-wh...

Pennsylvania Court Reinstates Principal Accused in Cheating Scandal
http://thenotebook.org/articles/2017/10/06/supreme-court-reinstates-prin...

Virginia Testing Backlash Leads to End of State History Exam
http://thefederalist.com/2017/10/04/thanks-to-testing-backlash-virginia-...

University Overseas College Counselors Blast ACT, College Board for Admissions Test Screw-Ups
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2017/10/04/internati...

International Could American Schools Benefit From the Kind of School Inspections Common in Europe
https://www.the74million.org/article/could-american-students-and-educato...

Worth Reading Why the Test-Based "Accountability" Movement Is a Charade
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2017/10/05/why-the-s...