high stakes

Testimony of Lisa Guisbond to the PA Senate Ed. Committee

Testimony of Lisa Guisbond, Policy Analyst for the National Center for Fair & Open Testing (FairTest)

Senate Education Committee Hearing on Proposed Graduation Competency Assessments
Pennsylvania General Assembly

May 14, 2008

Since its creation in 1985 by leaders of major civil rights, education reform and student advocacy organizations, the National Center for Fair & Open Testing, Inc. (FairTest) has closely monitored the impact of state-mandated exit exams on both equity and educational quality.

Press Release: FairTest's Testimony on the PA Graduation Test

for further information:
Jesse Mermell (857) 350-8207
or Bob Schaeffer (239) 395-6773

for immediate release, Tuesday, May 12, 2008

Lisa Guisbond: Resist the testing bandwagon. Projo.com Op Ed.

http://www.projo.com/opinion/contributors/content/CT_regents4_05-04-08_E...

 

Lisa Guisbond: Resist the testing bandwagon

01:00 AM EDT on Sunday, May 4, 2008

LISA GUISBOND

CAMBRIDGE

 

THE RHODE ISLAND Board of Regents will discuss on May 15 proposed changes to the state’s high-school-graduation requirements that may increase the weight placed on state test scores. The board should think twice before going down this road.

Why Graduation Tests/Exit Exams Fail to Add Value to High School Diplomas

Testimony of Monty Neill, Ed.D. to the Rhode Island Board of Regents Regarding Proposed Graduation Requirements

Graduation Tests Will Harm Students. by Judith A. Browne-Dianis

www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/oped/bal-op.testing25mar25,0,2772361.s...

baltimoresun.com

Graduation tests will harm students

By Judith A. Browne-Dianis

March 25, 2008

What's Wrong with Graduation and Promotion Tests

"High-stakes" tests are exams used to make important decisions about students, such as graduation or grade promotion. Decades of research shows the key reasons why test scores should never be the determining factor in making major decisions about students:

The Dangerous Consequences of High-Stakes Standardized Testing

Tests are called "high-stakes" when they used to make major decisions about a student, such as high school graduation or grade promotion. To be high stakes, a test has to be very important in the decision process or be able to override other information (for example, a student does not graduate if s/he does not pass the test regardless of how well s/he did in school). Currently, 17 states require students to pass a test to graduate, and 7 more are planning such tests.

Exposing the Myths of High Stakes Testing

by Angela Engel

Chicago: Los Ex nes ITBS y TAP

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