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Testing Resistance & Reform News: July 21 - 27, 2021

Recognition that high-stakes testing has failed to improve either educational quality of equity continues to spread across the nation.  Increasingly pressure from parents, students, teachers, school leaders and grassroots activists is forcing policy-makers to walk back some of the worst exams of standardized exam misuse and overuse.  There's still a long way to go, but assessment reformers are making real progress.

Testing Resistance & Reform News: July 14 - 20, 2021

Several states have begun to report spring 2021 standardized exam results.

Testing Resistance & Reform News: July 7-13, 2021

A first step in many successful assessment reform campaigns is encouraging the public -- and policy-makers -- to question the value of standardized exams and recognize that test results are often misleading.  That is exactly what grassroots activists and their academic allies are doing in many states this summer.

Testing Resistance & Reform News: June 30 -July 6, 2021

Holiday week or not, the movement to roll back standardized exam overkill continues to post more victories. Now is the time to press policymakers to make temporary test requirement suspensions permanent.

Testing Resistance & Reform News: June 23 - 29, 2021

The summer months are a perfect time to begin organizing assessment reform campaigns that can produce victories in the coming school year. Be sure to check out the many resources available at 

Testing Resistance & Reform News: June 16 -22, 2021

Though classrooms across the country have closed for the summer, pressure continues to grow to overhaul policies which promote standardized exam overuse and misuses.  Parents, educators and public officials are all moving forward with efforts to reduce test volume, eliminate high-stakes consequences, and promote better forms of assessment.  You can help by keeping the "heat" on your elected representatives and other policy makers.

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Testing Resistance & Reform News: June 9 - 15, 2021

More assessment reform progress -- in state legislatures and on the ground -- across the country.  Continued grassroots pressure from parents, educators and community leaders remains crucial for leaving the era of standardized exam overkill behind.

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Testing Resistance & Reform News: June 2 - 8, 2021

As schools close for the summer, testing debates continue to heat up.  This week, state requirements to retain students in third grade based on reading exam scores, are back in the spotlight.

Testing Resistance & Reform News: May 25 - June 1, 2021

It's the final days for state legislative sessions and the peak of school testing season in many jurisdictions.  So, frustration and anxiety abound, along with a few more assessment reform victories.

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